IEEE/CIC International Conference on Communications in China
9-11 August, 2020 // Chongqing, China

2nd EBTSRA 2020: Second International Workshop on Emerging Blockchain Technology Solutions for Real-world Applications (EBTSRA)

Workshop Organizers:

Dr. Takuro Sato, Professor, Waseda University, Japan, Email: t-sato@waseda.jp

Dr. Zhong Chen, Professor, Peking University, China, Email: chen@ss.pku.edu.cn

Dr. Chunming Rong, Professor, University of Stavanger, Norway, Email: chunming.rong@uis.no

Dr. Keping Yu, A/Professor, Waseda University, Japan, Email: keping.yu@aoni.waseda.jp

 

Scope and Topics:

A Blockchain is a secured, shared and distributed ledger that facilitates the process of recording and tracking resources without the need of a centralized trusted authority. The technology is scalable and robust and all participant nodes provide resources in a fair manner, which alleviates many-to-one traffic flow bottlenecks. This technique decreases traffic delays and defeats errors due to a single point of failure. However, Blockchain is still a nascent technology and as such there are challenges for the wide adoption of Blockchain as a new enterprise and operational layer.  These challenges are around scalability, interoperability, standards, privacy, security, governance and consensus mechanisms that need to be defined and validated for real-world applications. This workshop opens a forum to present the recent research work related to blockchain-based technologies, e.g. smart contracts, threat and attack models, and incentive mechanisms. Moreover, research on other aspects inherently present in blockchain-based applications, like the Internet of Things, smart grid, e-health, logistics, etc. are also invited in this workshop.

This workshop seeks original unpublished papers focusing on theoretical analysis, emerging applications, novel system architecture construction and design, experimental studies, and social impacts of blockchain. Both review/survey papers and technical papers are encouraged. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Blockchain in 5G technologies
  • Blockchain in IoT
  • Blockchain in information-centric networking
  • Blockchain in smart grid
  • Blockchain in artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain in networking and edge/fog/cloud technologies
  • Blockchain in e-health
  • Blockchain in decentralized financing and payments
  • Blockchain in social networking
  • Blockchain in agriculture
  • Blockchain in autonomous vehicles
  • Blockchain in mobile cellular networks
  • Blockchain standardization
  • Blockchain tools, simulators and test-bed
  • Private blockchain systems
  • Decentralized storage in blockchain
  • Security, privacy, and trust of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Secure smart contracts
  • Consensus mechanisms