Call for Papers

Topic and Scope of the Conference

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Emerging blockchain related technologies will significantly transform transactions, currencies, system operations and management in the digital era. On one hand, blockchain will play a crucial role for secure decentralization in fields such as Internet of Things, cyber physical systems, cloud and edge computing, future Internet, security, fault tolerance, next generation wireless communications, etc. On the other hand, its advance should be further refined and optimized in terms of scalability, privacy, security, fault tolerance, availability and high dependability. In the meantime, arising new applications of blockchain will bring along new requirements, research issues and new challenges for research communities.

ICBTA2021 is soliciting original, previously unpublished and high quality research papers addressing research challenges and advances in the tracks mentioned below. The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to: 

►Theories of blockchain
►Smart contract, chain code, and distributed ledger
►Distributed consensus
►Fault tolerance mechanisms
►Blockchain schemes for decentralization
►Security, privacy and trust of blockchain
►Security issues & Attacks on blockchain based systems
►Performance analysis and optimization
►Simulation and performance evaluation techniques
►Protocols & algorithms based on blockchain
►Blockchain related data structures
►Blockchain for IoT
►Blockchain for cyber physical systems
►Blockchain for future Internet
►Blockchain for edge and cloud computing
►Blockchain for social media
►Blockchain for supply chain management
►Bolckchain for crowdsourcing and crowdsensing
►Blockchain for 5G/6G
►New applications with blockchain techniques
Anonymity and privacy issues and measures to enhance them
New applications using or built on top of blockchains
Atomic Swapping Big Data and blockchain technology
Cryptography, scripting/smart contract language etc.
Case studies (e.g., of adoption, attacks, forks, etc.)
Consensus protocols for blockchains
Cryptocurrency adoption and economic impacts
Decentralized Applications (Exchanges, Mining Pools, Trading Platforms) Economics and game theory of mining
Forensics and monitoring
Formal Verification of Blockchain Protocols, Smart Contracts
Fraud detection and financial crime prevention Identity, Identification and trust in blockchain systems
Intermediates in different industries and their future Internet of things (IoT) and blockchain technology
Off-chain payment/state channels
Peer-to-peer networks
Permissioned and permissionless blockchains
Privacy and anonymity-enhancing technologies
Proof-of-work, -stake, -burn, and virtual mining
Real-world measurements and metrics
Scalability and scalable services for blockchain systems
Smart Contract Programming Languages and VM's
Transaction graph analysis Usability and user studies
Security of Blockchain Protocols
Where does a blockchain makes sense?