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IEEE SP-DLT 2020 : Workshop on Security and Privacy in Distributed Ledger Technology (IEEE SP-DLT)


When Oct 1, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Where Delhi NCR, India
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2020
Notification Due Jul 15, 2020
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2020

Call For Papers

Workshop on Security and Privacy in Distributed Ledger Technology (IEEE SP-DLT) In conjunction with IEEE MASS 2020, Delhi NCR, India

October 1- 4, 2020
Location: Delhi NCR, India

On Approved Workshop list:

COVID-19? The mode of operation and other relevant information will be available in due time.

Blockchain enables a distributed and tamper-resistant ledger platform which allows transactions and any other digital data to be securely stored and verified without the need of a centralized authority. In recent years, large number of Blockchain-based applications have been presented by both researchers and industry practitioners with varying design architectures, functional requirements and security guarantees. However, several key properties, such as distributed security, privacy, scalability, degree of decentralization etc., are under-evaluated in the current Blockchain architectures. This workshop will explore the use of formal methods, empirical analysis, and risk modeling techniques to understand the security and systemic risk in Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) or Blockchain protocols in a better way. This workshop would facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration among practitioners and researchers working in the field of Blockchain design (e.g., the underpinning cryptographic protocols), distributed systems, cryptography (including cryptanalysis), computer security, and risk management, etc. Specifically, SP-DLT workshop will provide a high-quality forum for participants across research and industry, where research papers offering novel contributions in Blockchain space will be presented and discussed. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of existing Blockchain systems. Papers that shed new light on past or informally known results by means of sound formal theory or through empirical analysis will also be welcomed.

The workshop will also include:

- A keynote speech given by a renowned researcher on the topic of Blockchain
- Birds-of-a-feather discussions in groups aligned with the workshop themes
- Poster/Work-in-progress papers
- Journal Publication: A selected set of top-quality papers may be invited to submit full papers to a special issue.
- Best Paper: All the regular papers will be considered for the BEST PAPER AWARD.

Suggested contribution topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and theoretical studies of:

Anonymity and privacy issues in blockchains
Using blockchain in digital forensics and cyber-threat hunting, cyber-threat intelligence and cyber-threat analytics
Atomic swapping (also known as atomic cross-chain trading)
Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, ZCash protocol, other cryptocurrency and extensions (cryptography, scripting/smart contract language, etc.)
Blockchain based open-source tools
Blockchain for securing cyber infrastructure and IoT networks
Blockchain-based authentication, authorization and accounting mechanisms
Consensus protocols for blockchains
Decentralized applications (exchanges, mining pools, trading platforms, etc.)
Forensics readiness of blockchain technologies
Formal verification of blockchain protocols and smart contracts
Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
Incentive mechanisms for blockchains
Interfacing fiat and cryptocurrencies
Legal, ethical and societal aspects of (decentralized) cryptocurrency
Off-chain payment channels
Permissioned (e.g. Hyperledger) and permissionless (e.g. Bitcoin) blockchains
Privacy and anonymity-enhancing technologies
Scalability and scalable services for blockchain systems
Scalability issues and solutions for blockchain
Security of blockchains
Sidechain technologies
Simple payment verification modes and lightweight blockchain clients
Smart contract programming languages
Transaction graph analysis
Usability and user studies
Vulnerabilities of smart contracts
Security issues in Distributed IoT
Blockchains in NFV-SDN


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Important Dates:

Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2020
Camera-ready version: July 31, 2020

International Advisory Committee

Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

General Chair

Salil Kanhere, The University of New South Wales, Australia,
Raja Datta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India,

Program Chairs

Sachin Shetty, Old Dominion University, VA, USA,
Uttam Ghosh, Vanderbilt University, USA,

Local Organizing Chair

Neeraj Kumar, Thapar University, India,

Publicity Chair

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Independent University, Bangladesh,

Web Chair

Deborsi Basu, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India,

Technical Program Committee

Sandeep Shukla, IIT Kanpur, India
Ashwin Ashok , GSU, GA, USA
Amlan Chakrabarti, University of Calcutta, India
Rajat Subhra Chakraborty, IIT Kharagpur, India
Mamoun Alazab, CD University, Australia
Luca Caviglione, National Research Council of Italy (CNR) , Italy
Lalit Garg, University of Malta, Malta
Zhaolong Ning, Dalian University, China
Padmalochan Bera, IIT Bhubaneswar, India
Ajay Pratap, NIT Surathkal, India
Deepak Tosh, UTEP, USA
Manjula Raja, SRM University, AP, India
Pradip Sharma, Dongguk University, Korea
Mohammad Shojafar, University of Surrey, UK.
Vinayakumar Ravi, CCCHMC, OH, USA
Ruchira Naskar, IISET, Shibpur, India
Anandakumar S, VIT University, India
Sourav Banerjee, KGEC, India

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