[Om-announce] Call for Papers - Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology (CBT 2019), ESORICS 2019, Springer LNCS, Luxembourg, Sep. 2019

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro joaquin.garcia_alfaro at telecom-sudparis.eu
Wed May 8 11:49:09 CEST 2019

[apologies for cross-posting]

                          CALL FOR PAPERS

                    3rd International Workshop on
           Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology - CBT'19

                  In conjunction with ESORICS 2019


                        September 26-27, 2019,
                University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Since the appearance of Bitcoin in 2009, a plethora of new
cryptocurrencies and other blockchain based systems have been deployed
with different success. While some of them are slightly different
copies of Bitcoin, other ones propose interesting improvements or new
usages of the underlying blockchain technology. However, the novelty
of such technologies is often tied with rapid developments and
proof-of-concept software, and rigorous scientific analyses of the
proposed systems are often skipped.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers in this area to
carefully analyze current systems and propose new ones in order to
create a scientific background for a solid development of new
cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology systems.

Submission Deadline: June 25, 2019
Author Notification: July 25, 2019
Camera Ready: August 6, 2019

The main topics include (but are not limited to):

* Anonymity and privacy in cryptocurrencies.
* Privacy-preserving technologies.
* Cryptocurrency based trust systems.
* Security analysis of existing cryptocurrencies.
* Formal threat models in cryptocurrency systems.
* Improvement proposals for existing cryptocurrencies.
* P2P network cryptocurrencies analysis.
* Private transactions in blockchain based systems.
* Consensus mechanisms: proof-of-work, proof of stake,
   proof of burn, proof-of-useful-work.
* New usages of the blockchain technology.
* Scalability solutions for blockchain systems.
* Smart contracts.


Regular papers must be original and not submitted for publication
elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts following
the LNCS Proceedings Manuscript style. Papers are limited to 16 pages
(full papers), or 8 pages (short papers) including references and
appendices, and can be submitted as PDF via the CBT 2019 submission
site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cbt2019

*Double blind review*: CBT requires anonymized submissions -- please
make sure that submitted papers contain no author names or obvious

Accepted regular papers will be published by Springer in the LNCS
collection. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to
register and present their work at the workshop; otherwise the paper
will not be included in the proceedings.


We welcome poster abstracts describing works in progress, or
innovative ideas not mature enough to be presented as a paper. The
poster track will provide an opportunity to present early-stage work
and receive feedback from the community, especially on
thought-provoking or controversial work, approaches, or ideas from

Posters shall be submitted for review in the form of an extended
abstract that has to be formatted in LNCS-style and not exceed 1 page
in length, with a PDF draft of the proposed poster included as page 2
of the submission (A0 size in portrait mode, W 841mm x H 1189 mm, with
all fonts embedded in the PDF file). In addition, poster titles should
always start with the phrase 'Poster Abstract:'. Accepted posters will
be presented at the workshop in a separate session.

Note that the poster abstracts will have a separate deadline from
regular papers and will not be included in the proceedings.


As in previous years, stipends are expected for students. Further
information will be available soon, through the website.


PC Chairs:

* Alex Biryukov, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
* Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Telecom SudParis, France

PC Members:

* Daniel Augot - INRIA Saclay (France)
* Jean-Philippe Aumasson - Kudelski (Switzerland)
* George Bissias - University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA)
* Rainer Bohme - University of Innsbruck (Austria)
* Joseph Bonneau - NYU (USA)
* Sergi Delgado-Segura - UCL (UK)
* Arthur Gervais - Imperial College London (UK)
* Hannes Hartenstein - KIT (Germany)
* Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti - UAB (Catalonia)
* Man Ho Au - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
* Ghassan Karame - NEC Research (Germany)
* Aniket Kate - Purdue University (USA)
* Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias - EPFL (Switzerland)
* Zaki Manian - Trusted IoT Alliance (USA)
* Shin'ichiro Matsuo - Georgetown University (USA)
* Pedro Moreno-Sanchez - TU Wien (Autria)
* Guillermo Navarro-Arribas - UAB (Catalonia)
* Cristina Perez-Sola - UOC (Catalonia)
* Fatemeh Shirazi - Web3 Foundation (Switzerland)
* Khalifa Toumi - SystemX (France)
* Tim Ruffing - Blockstream (Switzerland)
* Edgar Weippl - SBA Research (Austria)

Further details at http://www.cbtworkshop.org/

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