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CryBlock 2018 - 1st Mobisys 2018 Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for Distributed Systems (CryBlock 2018)

Date2018-06-10 - 2018-06-15


VenueMunich, Germany Germany



Topics/Call fo Papers

1st Mobisys 2018 Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for
Distributed Systems (CryBlock 2018)
co-located with the 16th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems,
Applications, and Services (ACM MobiSys 2018)
Munich, Germany
June 10-15, 2018
*Workshop Description*
The Internet is evolving into a new multi-factor paradigm based around
smart systems, Internet of Things, new distributed data structures (e.g.
blockchains) and digital assets (e.g. cryptocurrencies). In the next
years, these technologies will converge and interact, fostering novel
services, business models and applications. Indeed, the blockchain can
provide an automated and secure transaction infrastructure for next
generation Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and smart systems while the
voluntary user participation to the mining of cryptocurrencies could
permit the development of new distributed services (i.e. offering an
alternative to the advertisement-based revenue system used by most of
the “free services” that are currently available). This workshop aims at
gathering together researchers and practitioners, coming from academia
and industry, to focus on the new challenges posed by the novel
technologies and applications that are based on the blockchains
infrastructure. The goal is to promote discussion on theory, progresses,
development, deployment and on the practical usage of cryptocurrencies,
blockchain technologies, smart contracts, etc. We are interested both in
innovative works in an unexplored and/or emerging topic in the broad
area of distributed systems (e.g., mobile systems, devices and
applications, vehicular and robotic systems, IoT), and in novel findings
and/or new insights that build on existing works. The submission of both
“full-fledged” technical papers and “visionary” position papers is
strongly encouraged. Demos, tutorial and hands-on on submission are most
The specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
- All kind of blockchain based distributed systems
- Distributed (smart) systems relying on cryptocurrencies and smart
- 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
- 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
*Paper Submission and Publication*
You can submit your paper through the submission link available on the
workshop website
Accepted papers will be included in the main proceedings of ACM MobiSys
2018 and published by ACM.
Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of the
paper to a special issue of a high-quality international journal.
*Workshop deadlines*
Submissions deadline: March 1st, 2018
Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2018
Camera-ready deadline: May 4th, 2018
Workshop dates: June 10th OR June 15th, 2018
*Workshop co-Chairs*
Gabriele D’Angelo, University of Bologna, Italy
Stefano Ferretti, University of Bologna, Italy

Last modified: 2018-01-26 16:06:01