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DLT 2023 : 5th Distributed Ledger Technology Workshop


When May 25, 2023 - May 26, 2023
Where Bologna, Italy (In presence only)
Submission Deadline Mar 5, 2023
Notification Due Apr 7, 2023
Final Version Due May 7, 2023
Categories    DLT   blockchain   smart contracts   security

Call For Papers

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is having an ever growing popularity. The first applications of DLT concern cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, etc.), but the DLT disruptive features enable several applications in many scenarios of interest both in research and business contexts. In particular, the possibility of executing Smart Contracts makes the DLT technology suitable to be adopted in a large number of application fields, being Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Edge Computing, and Supply Chain Management, only some examples. At the same time, the adoption of DLT opens new challenges in terms of privacy, security, scalability, sustainability and decentralization.


This workshop is a forum for researchers, developers, and users to discuss issues related to Distributed Ledger Technology and its adoption in research and business scenarios. The primary goal is to foster discussion and cross-fertilisation of ideas among experts in different fields related to DLTs, and thus advance the national and international state-of-the-art. Research, applications, case studies, and experiences concerning DLT are all encouraged with a special focus on the privacy and security issues.

The topics of interest of the workshop includes (but are not limited to):

* Blockchain foundations
* Consensus protocols
* Cryptography for blockchains
* Privacy and anonymity on blockchains and their applications
* Attacks to/through smart contracts
* Formal verification of blockchain protocols and smart contracts
* Scalability of blockchains and their applications
* Lightweight protocols based on blockchains
* Smart contracts and their applications
* Decentralized finance
* Transactions analysis
* Energy consumption issues
* Applications of blockchain technology
* Decentralization and governance in DLT
* Non-fungible tokens
* Oracles, bridges and interoperability of blockchains
* Game theory and blockchains


The workshop accepts three kinds of contributions: 1) “regular research papers”, 2) “short research papers” and “oral communications”. Submissions of all kinds of contributions, if accepted, entail an oral presentation at the workshop.

Regular and short research papers must include original results (i.e., results not published yet and not concurrently under submissions neither to a conference/workshop with proceedings, nor to a journal). Research results in the form of position papers or SoKs are also welcome. It is expected that regular and short research papers will be evaluated by 3 reviewers. All accepted (both regular and short) research papers will be included in the DLT 2023 proceedings published on CEUR-WS. Rejected (both regular and short) research papers will be then evaluated as oral communications unless the authors specify in the submission right after the title that "the paper should not be considered for oral communications".

Regular research papers should have a minimum length of 10 pages and a maximum length of 15 pages followed by bibliography and an appendix. Reviewers are not required to read the appendix. Additionally, there is a plan to invite extended full versions of selected regular research papers for a special issue of a journal. More details will be announced in the next version of this call for papers.

Short research papers should have a minimum length of 4 and a maximum length of 8 pages followed by a bibliography (no appendix is allowed).

Submissions of oral communications are expected to be short with a maximum of 2 pages and are not required to follow a specific format. The review process of submitted oral communications will be lighter and the notification will consist of just a short sentence motivating acceptance or rejection. Since oral communications will not appear in the proceedings, such submissions can also refer to already published results.

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Program Co-Chairs

Paolo Mori, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa
Ivan Visconti, Università degli Studi di Salerno

Workshop Co-chair

Cosimo Laneve, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Giovanni Sartor, Università degli Studi di Bologna

Sponsorship Chair

Monica Palmirani, Università degli Studi di Bologna

Steering Committee

Leonardo Aniello, University of Southampton
Massimo Bartoletti, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Stefano Bistarelli, Università degli Studi Perugia
Maurizio Pizzonia, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Andrea Vitaletti, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza”

Technical Program Committee

Leonardo Aniello, University of Southampton
Massimo Bartoletti, Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Marco Benedetti, Banca d'Italia
Stefano Bistarelli, Università degli Studi Perugia
Andrea Bracciali, University of Stirling
Francesco Bruschi, Politecnico di Milano
Francesco Buccafurri, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Matteo Campanelli, Protocol Labs
Marco Baldi, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Michele Ciampi, University of Edinburgh
Mauro Conti, Università degli Studi di Padova
Vanesa Daza, UPF Barcelona
Angelo De Caro, IBM Zurich
Stefano Ferretti, Università degli Studi di Urbino
Danilo Francati, Aarhus University / Concordium
Pierluigi Gallo, Università degli Studi di di Palermo
Juan Garay, Texas A&M University
Cosimo Laneve, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Alberto Leporati, Università degli Studi di Milan-Bicocca
Bernardo Magri, Manchester University
Giorgia Azzurra Marson, NEC Labs
Marino Miculan, Università degli Studi di Udine
Leonardo Mostarda, Università degli Studi di Camerino
Remo Pareschi, Università degli Studi del Molise
Maurizio Pizzonia, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Laura Ricci, Università degli Studi di Pisa
Domenico Sacca, Università degli Studi della Calabria
Antonio Sanso, Ethereum Foundation
Alessandra Scafuro, NCSU
Claudio Schifanella, Università degli Studi di Torino
Luisa Siniscalchi, Technical University of Denmark
Francesco Tiezzi, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Sara Tucci-Piergiovanni, Paris-Saclay University
Andrea Visconti, Università degli Studi di Milano
Andrea Vitaletti, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
Vassilis Zikas, Purdue University
Roberto Zunino, Università degli Studi di Trento

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