CryBlock 2020 : CFP: MOBICOM Workshop – 3nd Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems (CryBlock 2020)

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Friday 05 Jun 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Sep 25, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Conference Address Online, Online
Conference & Submission Link http://www.cryblock.org/
Conference Organizers : ( Deadline extended ? Click here to edit )

Conference Call for Papers

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ACM MOBICOM 2020 – 3nd Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems (CryBlock 2020)

http://www.cryblock.org

September 25th, 2020 – London, United Kingdom

*** Submission deadline: May 15th, 2020 ***

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The Internet is evolving into a new multi-factor paradigm based around smart systems, Internet of Things, new distributed data structures (e.g. blockchains and distributed ledgers in general) and digital assets (e.g. cryptocurrencies). In the next few years, these technologies will converge and interact, fostering novel services, business models and applications. Indeed, the blockchain, and all the novel Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs), can provide an automated and secure transaction infrastructure for next generation Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and smart systems, while the voluntary user participation to the mining of cryptocurrencies could permit the development of new distributed services (offering an alternative to the advertisement-based revenue system used by most of the “free services” that are currently available).

This workshop aims at gathering together researchers and practitioners, coming from academia and industry, to focus on the new challenges posed by the novel technologies and applications that are based on the blockchains infrastructure. The goal is to promote discussion on theory, progresses, development, deployment and on the practical usage of cryptocurrencies, blockchain and DLT technologies, smart contracts, etc. We are interested both in innovative works in an unexplored and/or emerging topic in the broad area of distributed systems (e.g., mobile systems, devices and applications, vehicular and robotic systems, IoT), and in novel findings and/or new insights that build on existing works. The submission of both “full-fledged” technical papers and “visionary” position papers is strongly encouraged. Demos, tutorial and hands-on on submission are most welcome.

The specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

All kind of blockchain based distributed systems

Distributed (smart) systems relying on cryptocurrencies and smart contracts

DLTs and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Blockchain and mobile systems

Blockchain and DLT based mobile ad-hoc networks

Blockchain and DLT based intelligent vehicular coordination

Vehicular services based on cryptocurrencies and blockchain

Blockchain solutions for automotive

Use of blockchain to support mobile smart services and applications

Blockchain in crowdsourcing and crowdsensing

Blockchain in 5G

Blockchain in edge and cloud computing

Use of blockchain and DLTs in Smart Cities

Blockchain schemes for decentralization

Blockchain-inspired or alternative byzantine fault tolerance

Performance optimization of blockchain and decentralized schemes

Use of blockchain in healthcare applications

Blockchains’ energy consumption issues

Security related issues in cryptocurrencies and blockchain

Simulation of blockchains

Use of blockchain in distributed simulation

Use of cryptocurrencies in public volunteer computing

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain usage in online gaming architectures and digital virtual environments

Multi-Agent Systems for modelling the usage of cryptocurrencies

Decentralized (mobile) processing, computing, and storage infrastructure

Testing mechanisms to increase interoperability, robustness, stability, and confidence in blockchain (mobile) systems

## PAPER FORMAT AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files, Submitted papers should adhere to the ACM template. The length of the paper must be no more than 6 pages, including references and everything. Papers should neither have been published elsewhere nor being currently under review by another conference or journal. The reviews will be single blind. At least one of the authors of every accepted paper must register and present the paper at the workshop. Accepted papers will be included with the MobiCom proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library.

## EDITORIAL FOLLOW-UPS

As in the previous editions, extended versions of workshop selected papers will be considered for possible publication to some international journal (TBA).

## IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions deadline: May 15th, 2020

Notification of acceptance: July 15th, 2020

Camera-ready deadline: July 31st, 2020

## WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Stefano Ferretti (University of Urbino, Italy)

Gabriele D’Angelo (University of Bologna, Italy)

## TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Tomaso Aste, University College London, United Kingdom

Marco Baldi, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Massimo Bartoletti, University of Cagliari, Italy

Franco Chiaraluce, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Damiano Di Francesco Maesa, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Nicola Dragoni, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Angelo Furfaro, University of Calabria, Italy

Paolo Giaccone, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California, USA

Manuel Mazzara, Innopolis University, Russia

Alberto Montresor, University of Trento, Italy

Kirill Nikitin, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Giovanni Pau, Sorbonne Université – LIP6, France and University of Bologna, Italy

Ioannis Psaras, Protocol Labs and UCL, London, United Kingdom

Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy

Georgios Samakovitis, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

Weidong Shi, University of Houston, USA

Mohammad Shojafar, 5GIC, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Sergei Tikhomirov, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Mirko Zichichi, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

…TO BE COMPLETED…

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