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BCC 2019 : The Third ACM Workshop on Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies and Contracts

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Link: https://www.isical.ac.in/~bcc/bcc19/
 
When Jul 7, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019
Where Auckland, New Zealand
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    blockchains   security   cryptography   privacy
 

Call For Papers




ACM BCC’19 CALL FOR PAPERS

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The Third ACM Workshop on Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (BCC’19)

In conjunction with
ACM AsiaCCS’19
July 7, 2019, Auckland, New Zealand
https://www.isical.ac.in/~bcc/bcc19/


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Blockchain is a verifiable distributed ledger that can be used for a variety of applications like financial transactions, smart properties, credential management, internet-of-things, supply chain management and even decentralizied autonomous organizations (DAO). The popularity of Bitcoin has resulted in creation of alternate cryptocurrencies based on Blockchain technology. Smart contracts on blockchain is believed to be a disruptive technology. There has been a hype about blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and contracts and governments and industries have shown great interest in developing and deploying this technology. Is the hype justified? What can and cannot be done efficiently using blockchains? What applications can be put on blockchain? How to design a scalable, robust, secure blockchains? How vulnerable are current designs and how can they be mitigated? What are the cryptographic issues that need be addressed?



The workshop aims at finding answers to the above questions and much more. The workshop will bring researchers and practitioners to discuss current blockchain technology, underlying theoretical foundations, and applications. BCC'17 will discuss and analyze current cryptographic protocols underlying blockchains, and cryptocurrencies and propose new ways to design secure, robust, scalable blockchains. The workshop welcomes academia, government, industry, and contributing individuals to submit unpublished, original papers in theoretical and practical aspects of blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts.



Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:



· Cryptographic protocols for blockchains

· Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoins and Altcoins

· Privacy and Anonymity for Cryptocurrencies

· Scaling issues of blockchains

· Applications of blockchain

· Permissioned and permissionless blockchain designs

· Consensus protocols

· Proof of work/ proof of stake

· Smart contracts

· Economics of cryptocurrencies

· Attacks on existing blockchain protocols and platforms

· Analytics, prediction of cryptocurrency markets

· Fraud in cryptocurrencies, contracts and blockchain



Workshop Organizers



Technical Program Co-Chairs


Satya Lokam, Microsoft Research, India

Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan

Sushmita Ruj, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India



Important Dates



Submissions due: February 15, 2019

Author notification: April 10, 2019

Camera-ready due: April 22, 2019

Workshop date: July 7, 2019



Contribution Format:



Papers must be at most 10 pages including bibliography. Note that appendices cannot exceed 3 pages even if the main text is less than 12 pages. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized. Submissions must be in double-column ACMSIG Proceedings format with page numbers. Submissions must be in Portable Document Format (.pdf). Authors should devote special care that fonts, images, tables and figures comply with common standards and do not generate problems for reviewers. Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) papers (Maximum 12 pages), Short papers (Maximum 6 pages) and work-in-progress (Maximum 3 pages) will be considered.

Submissions to the workshop must not substantially overlap with papers that are published or simultaneously submitted to other venues (including journals or conferences/workshops). Double-submission will result in immediate rejection. At least one author of the paper must be registered at the appropriate full conference rate.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bcc19

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