Welcome to the first international workshop on Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) @ ACM SACMAT, on June 3rd, 2019 in Toronto, Canada! The event is hosted at the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, Ryerson University.
The objective of this one-day workshop is to bring blockchain researchers and practitioners together and discuss opportunities to exploit blockchain and DLTs across a variety of application domains. Furthermore, this workshop will also examine the state-of-art in blockchain research, and challenges to be solved in order to improve usability and adoption of the technology.
The workshop aims to provide a balanced outlook and is designed for wide audience of industrial and academic participants. There will be a broad range of talks to cater to both beginners and advanced blockchain users. Furthermore, the talks will range from applications and experiences using DLTs to theoretical, technical, and system-oriented topics.
We are soliciting participants to present their work at the workshop. We are looking for (but are not limited to) the following types of talks:
- Presentations of previously published conference or journal articles at other venues
- Presentations on ongoing, unpublished, research (can optionally be part of the SACMAT proceedings)
- Presentations on the design, implementation, and evaluation of novel use cases for blockchains
- Presentations on adoption roadmap, technical and non-technical barriers, especially in industry
- Presentations of vision/blue-sky topics or position papers
- Presentations on related aspects to blockchains (e.g. cryptocurrency mining, exchanges, etc.)
Topics (not limited to this list)
- Integration of access control technologies with DLTs
- Cryptography mechanisms for blockchains
- Application domains for blockchains (e.g., eHealth, IoT, supply chains, real estate, etc.)
- Scalability and performance of blockchain systems
- Security, privacy, and trust in blockchains
- Consensus mechanisms (e.g., Proof-of-work, Proof-of-stake, PBFT, Merkle DAG, etc.)
- On-going research in popular blockchain systems (e.g. Ethereum, Hyperledger, etc.)
- Layer 2 and off-chain solutions (e.g., State channels, Plasma)
- Smart contract languages, modeling, and verification
- Theory, cryptoeconomy, and attacks of blockchain systems
Please submit an abstract and speaker biography to the workshop chair: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The submission deadline is: March 31st, 2019.