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IDEAS-Distributed Ledger 2019 : IDEAS 2019 Track - Distributed Ledger Technologies - Blockchain


When Jun 10, 2019 - Jun 12, 2019
Where Athens, Greece
Submission Deadline Apr 12, 2019
Notification Due May 2, 2019
Final Version Due May 25, 2019
Categories    distributed ledger   blockchain   IOT   legal aspects

Call For Papers

23rd International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium
IDEAS 2019 will be hosted by Harokopio University,
June 10-12, 2019 Athens, Greece

Call for Track Papers: Distributed Ledger Technologies/ Blockchain

This track forms part of the annual IDEAS conference: a top
international forum for data engineering researchers, practitioners,
developers, and application users to explore revolutionary ideas and
results, and to exchange techniques, tools, and experiences.


Distributed Ledger is an emerging technology that provides a way of
storing and managing information in a public, immutable and
distributed way. This technology allowed for the creation of
decentralized cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) and the proliferation
of software applications for e-government, e-voting, financial
services, identity management, supply chains, sensor networks, cloud
computing, Internet of Things, etc, also relying on the power of smart
contracts. Strong reliability and security levels have been reached by
extending the existing cryptographic schemes in blockchain, obtaining
secure and powerful software systems, which could work in a computer
network over which even the trust is distributed. However, such
applications are asked to cope with sensitive information, where the
sharing of such data could potentially violate individual
privacy. Moreover, several security issues are still open, especially
when smart-contract technology is enabled. The goal of this track is
to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, business leaders
and policy makers, for the discussion and the sharing of new ideas and
solutions, aiming at creating a scientific background for a solid
development of innovative applications using distributed ledger
technology and, especially, blockchains.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following.

Exploiting the distributed ledger technology. Innovative applications
using blockchain. Distributed ledgers in IoT. Handling information
uncertainty in smart contracts. Trust, reputation and distributed
consensus. Privacy management in blockchain. Formal verification and
validation of smart contracts. Formal methods in blockchain. Legal and
economic aspects of blockchain.

Submission for the track

All paper submission for IDEAS’2019 and its tracks would be via the
corresponding pages on ConfSys. Authors should sign up as user of the
system at:
When submitting a paper, for a track pl. select the appropriate track
unless you are submitting to the main event (indicated by "General

The papers submitted for a track would be reviewed by the program
committee aided by the members of this track committee. The
accepted papers would be presented during IDEAS 2019 and would be
included in the proceedings of IDEAS 2019.

Please consult the guides given in the right hand margin for FAQ,
submission guidelines etc. on the home page of IDEAS 2019:

Important Dates

April 12 2019: Papers submission extended deadline: ++plus grace period
May 2 2019: Notification of acceptance
May 25, 2019: Camera-ready deadline (Final Version of accepted submissions)

Conference Publication

The conference proceedings will be published by ACM in their digital
library and indexed by them; the ISBN assigned by ACM to IDEAS'2019
is: 978-1-4503-6249-8

ACM allows choice in the copyrights/licence and open access according
to their policy.

A version of the proceedings to be distributed to the conference
attendees would be prepared by BytePress.

Organized by

Harokopio University of Athens, with the cooperation of ACM, and

Track Chairs:
Francesco Buccafurri, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT
Roberto Nardone, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, IT

General Chairs: .
Bipin C. Desai, Concordia University, Montreal
Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens;

Program Chairs:
Yannis Manolopoulos, Open University of Cyprus
Mara Nikolaidou, Harokopio University of Athens,

Local Chair:
George Dimitrakopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens
Dimitris Michail, Harokopio University of Athens,

IDEAS Steering Committee

Desai, Bipin C. (Chair) Concordia University
McClatchey, Richard University of the West of England, Bristol
Ng, Wilfred Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Pokorny, Jaroslav Charles University
Toyama , Motomichi Keio University
Ullman, Jeffrey Stanford University

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