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CBT 2019 : 3rd International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology, in conjunction with ESORICS 2019


When Sep 26, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Where Luxembourg
Submission Deadline Jul 2, 2019
Notification Due Jul 25, 2019
Final Version Due Aug 6, 2019
Categories    cryptocurrencies   blockchain   smart contracts   distributed ledgers

Call For Papers


3rd International Workshop on
Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology - CBT'19

In conjunction with ESORICS 2019

September 26-27, 2019,
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

** Deadline Extended: July 2, 2019 (Firm)**


Deadline (Papers): July 2, 2019 (Anywhere) *Firm*
Deadline (Posters): August 1st, 2019 (Anywhere) *Firm*
Notification (Papers): July 25, 2019
Camera Ready (Papers): August 6, 2019


Since the appearance of Bitcoin in 2009, a plethora of new
cryptocurrencies and other blockchain based systems have been deployed
with different success. While some of them are slightly different
copies of Bitcoin, other ones propose interesting improvements or new
usages of the underlying blockchain technology. However, the novelty
of such technologies is often tied with rapid developments and
proof-of-concept software, and rigorous scientific analyses of the
proposed systems are often skipped.

This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers in this area to
carefully analyze current systems and propose new ones in order to
create a scientific background for a solid development of new
cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology systems.

The main topics include (but are not limited to):

* Anonymity and privacy in cryptocurrencies.
* Privacy-preserving technologies.
* Cryptocurrency based trust systems.
* Security analysis of existing cryptocurrencies.
* Formal threat models in cryptocurrency systems.
* Improvement proposals for existing cryptocurrencies.
* P2P network cryptocurrencies analysis.
* Private transactions in blockchain based systems.
* Consensus mechanisms: proof-of-work, proof of stake,
proof of burn, proof-of-useful-work.
* New usages of the blockchain technology.
* Scalability solutions for blockchain systems.
* Smart contracts.


Regular and short papers must be original and not submitted for
publication elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit their manuscripts
following the LNCS Proceedings Manuscript style. Papers are limited to
16 pages (full papers), or 8 pages (short papers) including references
and appendices, and can be submitted as PDF via the CBT 2019 submission

*Double blind review*: CBT requires anonymized submissions -- please
make sure that submitted papers contain no author names or obvious

Accepted regular papers will be published by Springer in the LNCS
collection. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to
register and present their work at the workshop; otherwise the paper
will not be included in the proceedings.


We welcome poster abstracts describing works in progress, or
innovative ideas not mature enough to be presented as a paper. The
poster track will provide an opportunity to present early-stage work
and receive feedback from the community, especially on
thought-provoking or controversial work, approaches, or ideas from

Submit your posters to

Posters shall be submitted for review in the form of an extended
abstract that has to be formatted in LNCS-style and not exceed 1 page
in length, with a PDF draft of the proposed poster included as page 2
of the submission (A0 size in portrait mode, W 841mm x H 1189 mm, with
all fonts embedded in the PDF file). In addition, poster titles should
always start with the phrase 'Poster Abstract:'. Accepted posters will
be presented at the workshop in a separate session.

Registration stipends for the worshop registration are available for
students that present their posters at CBT2019.

Note that the poster abstracts have a separate deadline from the regular

Please contact in case of doubts and questions.


We are pleased to announce that Arthur Gervais will be one of
our keynote speakers.

Title: Private information retrieval & layer-two systems

Abstract: TBA

SHORT BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Gervais is lecturer at Imperial College London
(UK). He is Co-Founder, CEO, of Blockchain Scalability Platform. His
research focuses on the security, privacy and performance of
blockchain technology. Because this technology is still in its
infancy, he largely focus on understanding and quantifying the tension
points and tradeoffs in terms of security, privacy and performance,
with the goal to build a mainstream, scalable, open, and decentralized
blockchain protocol. Part of his research is e.g., the design of
usable software that securely interacts with networks and hardware,
connecting the real world with blockchain, and the design of practical
and scalable blockchain platform. His research is inherently
multidisciplinary and he frequently collaborate with colleagues
worldwide in various fields (e.g., machine learning).


PC Chairs:

* Alex Biryukov, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
* Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Telecom SudParis, France

PC Members:

* Daniel Augot - INRIA Saclay (France)
* Jean-Philippe Aumasson - Kudelski (Switzerland)
* George Bissias - University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA)
* Joseph Bonneau - NYU (USA)
* Rainer Bohme - University of Innsbruck (Austria)
* Christian Decker - Blockstream (Switzerland)
* Sergi Delgado-Segura - UCL (UK)
* Arthur Gervais - Imperial College London (UK)
* Hannes Hartenstein - KIT (Germany)
* Jordi Herrera-Joancomarti - UAB (Catalonia)
* Man Ho Au - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
* Ghassan Karame - NEC Research (Germany)
* Aniket Kate - Purdue University (USA)
* Eleftherios Kokoris-Kogias - EPFL (Switzerland)
* Patrick McCorry - UCL (UK)
* Zaki Manian - Trusted IoT Alliance (USA)
* Shin'ichiro Matsuo - Georgetown University (USA)
* Pedro Moreno-Sanchez - TU Wien (Autria)
* Guillermo Navarro-Arribas - UAB (Catalonia)
* Cristina Perez-Sola - UOC (Catalonia)
* Bart Preneel - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
* Tim Ruffing - Blockstream (Switzerland)
* Fatemeh Shirazi - Web3 Foundation (Switzerland)
* Ewa Syta - Trinity College (USA)
* Khalifa Toumi - SystemX (France)
* Edgar Weippl - SBA Research (Austria)

Further details at

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