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ISBC 2019 - International Symposium on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Date2019-05-29 - 2019-05-31


VenueGhana Technology University College, Accra Ghana, Ghana Ghana

KeywordsComputing security cyber; Computational Modelling; Applications; forensics; crypp


Topics/Call fo Papers

Call for Papers for May 2019: 2019 ISBC International Symposium on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
International Symposium on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies ISBC 2019 is co-located with ICSIoT. Proceedings of full papers of the in IEEE Xplore, IEEE CSDL and other places such as Scopus, titles of papers will be made available in Web of Science linked to ResearcherID and Clarivate Analytics’Publons etc.. The Areas of the symposium are
 All kind of blockchain based distributed systems
 Distributed (smart) systems relying on cryptocurrencies and smart contracts
 Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT)
 Blockchain and mobile systems
 Blockchain based mobile ad-hoc networks
 Blockchain based intelligent vehicular coordination
 Vehicular services based on cryptocurrencies and blockchain
 Blockchain solutions for automotive
 Use of blockchain to support mobile smart services and applications
 Blockchain in crowdsourcing and crowdsensing
 Blockchain in 5G
 Blockchain in edge and cloud computing
 Use of blockchain in Smart Cities
 Blockchain schemes for decentralization
 Blockchain-inspired or alternative byzantine fault tolerance
 Performance optimization of blockchain and decentralized schemes
 Use of blockchain in healthcare applications
 Blockchains’ energy consumption issues
 Security related issues in cryptocurrencies and blockchain
 Simulation of blockchains
 Use of blockchain in distributed simulation
 Use of cryptocurrencies in public volunteer computing
 Cryptocurrencies and blockchain usage in online gaming architectures and digital virtual environments
 Multi-Agent Systems for modelling the usage of cryptocurrencies
 Decentralized (mobile) processing, computing, and storage infrastructure
 Testing mechanisms to increase interoperability, robustness, stability, and confidence in blockchain (mobile) systems
 Interoperability of blockchains
 Cross-blockchain ecosystems
 Decentralized applications
 Consortium governance and ownership models
 Privacy and security of ledgers
 Secure smart contracts
 Formal verification for smart contract code
 Smart contract languages and oracles
 Trusted Execution Environment for blockchain
 Zero knowledge proof Consensus mechanisms
 Scalability and performance Identity and reputation management
 Blockchain-based IoT, fog, cloud, and mobile devices Supporting architecture for blockchain
 Side chains and channels
 Auditability and traceability
 On-chain and off-chain applications
 Blockchain in AI, ML, cyber security, IAM.
 Distributed storage in blockchain
 Building private blockchain systems
 Blockchain tools, simulators, and test-nets
 Blockchain PaaS GDPRP solutions for blockchain ledgers
 Decentralized financing and payments
 Applications for smart cities, governments, and manufacturing
 Protocols for management and access using blockchains
 Blockchain architectures tailored for domain-specific applications
 Consensus and mining algorithms suited for resource-limited IoTs
 Security and privacy of blockchains
 Blockchain robustness against maliciousness
 Blockchain for mobile communications and wireless networks
 Lightweight blockchain designs for resource-constrained terminals
 Performance metric design, modeling and evaluation of blockchain systems
 Performance analysis tradeoffs of blockchains
 Blockchain architectures and algorithms for heterogeneous networks
 Network and computing optimization in blockchains
 Experimental prototyping and testbeds for blockchains
 Modelling paradigms for blockchain-based information systems
 User-friendly specification and monitoring of smart contracts
 Synthesis of smart contracts from high-level specifications of business collaborations
 Verification and validation of blockchain-based collaborative information systems
 Enforcing regulations and business rules with smart contracts
 Collaborative business process optimisation on blockchains
 Privacy models for blockchain-based collaborative information systems
 Data provenance in blockchain-based cooperative processes
 Security requirements engineering for blockchain-based collaborative information systems
 Data management in blockchain-based information systems
 Process auditing on blockchains
 Integration of ubiquitous computing and blockchains for process monitoring
 Novel paradigms for process design utilising the blockchain
 Novel paradigms for information systems design utilising the blockchain
 Linking blockchain platform properties with business and compliance goals
 Novel business collaboration models enabled by blockchain
 Blockchain and ethical business practices
 Inter-organisational, cross-chain communications among parties in a collaborative process
 Vertical applications of blockchain-based collaborative information systems (e.g. healthcare, supply chain, finance, logistics)
 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, etc.
 New usages of the blockchain technology.
 Scalability solutions for blockchain systems.
 Smart contracts.
 Cryptographic protocols for blockchains
 Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoins and Altcoins
 Privacy and Anonymity for Cryptocurrencies
 Scaling issues of blockchains
 Applications of blockchain
 Permissioned and permissionless blockchain designs
 Consensus protocols
 Proof of work/ proof of stake
 Smart contracts
 Economics of cryptocurrencies
 Attacks on existing blockchain protocols and platforms
 Analytics, prediction of cryptocurrency markets
 Fraud in cryptocurrencies, contracts and blockchain
 Anomaly detection on blockchain
 Assessment of consensus protocols
 Asset digitization
 Blockchain and Big Data
 Blockchain economic implications
 Blockchain performance
 Blockchain vulnerabilities and attacks schemes
 Consensus protocols
 Cryptocurrencies
 DAO & Governance
 Data protection issues and blockchain
 Development and runtime environments
 Distributed ledger & IoT solutions
 Distributed ledger analytics
 Distributed ledger impact on economy and society
 Financial aspects of ICO
 General use of blockchain technologies
 Identity management in anonymous environments
 Industry applications (fintech, healthcare, insurances, fraud detection, supply chain etc)
 Innovative approaches and paradigms
 Ledger legal regulations
 Legal and organizational issues of blockchain
 Macro and microeconomic models for cryptocurrencies
 Performance measures of blockchain
 Programming techniques for smart contracts
 Security and privacy concerns
 Smart contracts
 Smart contracts deployment and maintenance
 Smart contracts testing
 System consistency
 Cryptographic algorithms and protocols
 Distributed consensus algorithms
 Peer-to- peer communication protocols
 Architecture, scalability, governance and interoperability
 Smart contracts and workflow automation
 Validation of smart contracts using formal methods
 Decentralized autonomous organization (DAO)
 Data privacy, anonymity and confidentiality
 Data analytics and fraud detection
 Cryptocurrencies, markets and finance
 Crypto economics, incentives and gamification
 Applications, test-beds and platforms
 Regulatory and standards frameworks
 etc
Proceedings of full papers of the International Symposium on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies ISBC 2019 will be added to 2019 ICSIoT conference full papers and will be submitted to IEEE Xplore, IEEE CSDL and other places such as Scopus, titles of papers will be made available in Web of Science linked to ResearcherID and Clarivate Analytics’ Publons etc.
Registration for Full Paper $300 (Short paper 3-4 pages and Full paper 5-6 pages IEEE Paper template This covers presentation and conference participation.
Registration for Abstract Only $100. (Title, Name of Authors, Affiliation, Abstract and Key words) This covers presentation and conference participation.
All selected papers further qualified for future advancement/improvement of work-done for Special Issues in reputable Journals and Book Chapters to be indexed in reputable places such as SCOPUS. Authors will be contacted in the future for submissions to these call for papers. All selected abstracts qualify for such invitations.
Submission link:
Website :
Deadline for full papers submission :
20th May 2019
Final notification of acceptance :
25th May 2019
Deadline for registration :
27th May 2019
Deadline for Camera-ready :
28th May 2019
Conference date : 29th to 31th May 2019
Venue : Ghana Technology University College, Accra Ghana.

Last modified: 2019-04-28 17:20:48