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CVCBT, IEEE Switzerland 2018 : Call for Papers for the 1st Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT), IEEE Switzerland


When Jun 20, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018
Where Zug, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2018
Notification Due Apr 1, 2018
Final Version Due May 1, 2018
Categories    blockchain   bitcoin   smart contracts   distributed ledger

Call For Papers

Call for Papers for the 1st Crypto Valley Conference on Blockchain Technology (CVCBT), IEEE Switzerland
20-22 June 2018, Zug, Switzerland

Submission deadline for papers: 01.03.2018 (extended)
Submission deadline for posters: 15.03.2018
Acceptance notifications: 01.04.2018
Early registration deadline: 20.04.2018

The emergence of blockchain technologies, which span cryptocurrencies, distributed ledgers and decentralized applications, has enabled trade and interaction without a centralized, trusted third party. In turn, this has led to significant innovation in the FinTech industry, along with unprecedented levels of grassroots interest in crowd-funding blockchain infrastructure projects, coupled with a vibrant effort in blockchain startups across the globe. In concert, the research community has taken an interest in the science and engineering of blockchains and blockchain applications, with early publications that have appeared in a wide range of venues spanning top security, distributed systems and finance conferences and journals.

The first CRYPTO VALLEY conference on Blockchain Technology, IEEE Switzerland, aims to unite interested scholars as well as industrial members from all relevant disciplines who study and work in the space of blockchain technology. Suggested contribution topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and theoretical studies of:

Anonymity and privacy issues and measures to enhance them
Applications using or built on top of blockchains
Atomic swaps and cross blockchain communication
Big Data and blockchain technology
Blockchain use cases and domain analysis
Case studies (including adoption, attacks, forks, scams, and others)
Consensus protocols for blockchains
Cryptocurrency adoption and economic impacts
Decentralized applications (e.g. exchanges, mining pools, trading platforms)
Developing countries and blockchain adoption
Economic and monetary aspects
Extensions to established cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, ZCash, Monero and others
Forensics and monitoring
Formal verification of blockchain protocols and smart contracts
Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
Identity, identification and trust in blockchain systems
Implications for existing business models
Interfacing fiat and cryptocurrencies
Intermediates in different industries and their future
Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain technology
Legal implications of smart contracts
Legal, ethical and societal aspects of (decentralized) virtual currencies, ICO/TGE
New applications and business models for permissioned/permissionless blockchain
Off-chain payment channels
Peer-to-peer networks
Permissioned and permissionless blockchains
Privacy and anonymity-enhancing technologies
Proof-of-work, -stake, -burn, proof-of-*, and virtual mining
Real-world measurements and metrics
Regulation and law enforcement
Relation to other payment systems
Scalability and scalable services for blockchain systems
Security of blockchain protocols
Smart contract programming languages and VMs
Transaction graph analysis
Usability and user studies

The conference solicits manuscripts that represent significant and novel research contributions. Submissions must not substantially overlap with works that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submissions should follow the IEEE Conference Proceedings Format format and should not exceed 10 pages, excluding references and well-marked appendices. There is no limit on the length of the references and appendices. Accepted papers will appear in the IEEE proceedings published by IEEE. Authors who seek to submit their works to journals may opt-out by publishing an extended abstract only.

Short papers (4 pages or less including references and appendices) are also welcome and should be submitted with "(short paper)" in the title.

All submissions will be reviewed double-blind, and as such, must be fully anonymous. They should not contain author names, acknowledgments, affiliations, or self-citations that reveal authorship. Accepted papers will be published in the CVCBT-2018 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore (pending approval).


* Program Committee Chairs *
Emin Gün Sirer, Cornell University
Arthur Gervais, Imperial College London
Alexander Denzler, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

* Program Committee Members *
Ittai Abraham, VMware Research Group
Elli Androulaki, IBM Research
Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck
Joseph Bonneau, NYU
Jeremy Clark, Concordia University
Christian Decker, Blockstream
Bryan Ford, EPFL
Juan Garay, Texas A&M University
Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University
Georges Grivas, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Aniket Kate, Purdue University
Michael Kaufmann, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Edinburgh & IOHK
William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London
Sarah Meiklejohn, University College London
Andrew Miller, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Catherine Mulligan, Imperial College London
Saša Radomirovic, University of Dundee
Tim Ruffing, Saarland University
Yonatan Sompolinsky, The Hebrew University
Alessandro Sorniotti, IBM Research
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich
Tim Weingärtner, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Thaddeus Dryja, MIT DCI
Christian Cachin, IBM Research - Zurich
Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck
Adrian Gheorghe, Old Dominion University
Yonatan Sompolinsky, The Hebrew University

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