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


When Sep 25, 2020 - Sep 25, 2020
Where Virtual (online) conference
Submission Deadline Jun 5, 2020
Notification Due Jul 15, 2020
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2020
Categories    cryptocurrencies   blockchains   distributed systems

Call For Papers

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

September 25th, 2020 - *virtual (online) conference*

*** Submission deadline: June 5th, 2020 *extended* ***


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


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.


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


Submissions deadline: May 15th, 2020
Notification of acceptance: July 15th, 2020
Camera-ready deadline: July 31st, 2020


Stefano Ferretti (University of Urbino, Italy)
Gabriele D’Angelo (University of Bologna, Italy)


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
Abdelkader Lahmadi, Université de Lorraine, France
Manuel Mazzara, Innopolis University, Russia
Alberto Montresor, University of Trento, Italy
Leonardo Mostarda, Camerino University, Italy
Kirill Nikitin, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Giovanni Pau, Sorbonne Université - LIP6, France and University of Bologna, Italy
Maria Potop-Butucaru, Sorbonne Université - LIP6, France
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

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