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*Call For Papers*


The First International Workshop on Blockchain Applications and Theory (BAT)

*in conjunction with*

The Sixth International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS-2019)

Rome, Italy. June 10-13, 2019

A blockchain is a distributed ledger for recording transactions and/or data
in a meaningful order, maintained by many connected nodes without a trusted
central authority. Blockchain has a great potential to create new
foundations for most distributed systems by efficiently establishing trust
among nodes, especially in emerging networks. Such a fundamental technology
to enable decentralization play an important role in a wide spectrum of
topics such as Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), edge
computing, cloud computing, fog computing, mobile computing, social
networking, wireless communication, vehicular network, and even more other
fields. At the same time, there is a lack of fundamental study on the
limitation of blockchain such as scalability, security, privacy,
efficiency, availability and dependability. Hence, the development and
deployment of blockchain-based systems and applications will likely exhibit
new requirements and complicated challenges, which brings more open issues
and exciting directions for research communities.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners
working in cloud computing, distributed systems, cryptography, security,
and networking, from academia and industry, who are interested in the
applications and theory of blockchains and related protocols.

Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all
major areas, which include, but not limited to:

·      Theories of blockchain and distributed ledger technology

·      Distributed data store for blockchain

·      Distributed transaction for blockchain

·      Distributed consensus and fault-tolerance mechanism

·      Deployment and feasibility study in emerging networks such as VANET,
connected vehicles, edge/fog computing

·      Blockchain in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

·      Blockchain in cloud computing

·      Blockchain in mobile, fog, and edge computing

·      Blockchain in vehicular network

·      Blockchain in the Internet of things (IoT)

·      Blockchain in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS)

·      Blockchain in social networking

·      Blockchain and financial network

·      Blockchain in supply chain management

·      Blockchain in connected and autonomous vehicles

·      Blockchain in mobile cellular networks

·      Blockchain and governance/policy/regulation

·      Game theory and blockchain

·      Real-world blockchain-based system analysis and optimization

·      Experience papers with blockchain

·      Security, privacy and trust of blockchain

·      Decentralization, scalability, and security trade-off

·      Simulation and performance evaluation techniques

·      Secure smart contract

*Keynote Speaker:*

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*Paper submission:*
We are pleased to invite you to submit original contributions to BAT 2019
via the official submission system at
<>*. This can include,
technical and experimental, theoretical, conceptual, or a survey. All
submissions will be peer-reviewed on the basis of relevance, originality,
importance and clarity.


·      Submission Date: February 20th, 2019

·      Notification to Authors: April 5th, 2019

·       Camera Ready Submission: April 20th, 2019

*General Co-Chairs:*

·      Lewis Tseng, Boston College, USA

·      Kishori M. Konwar, Broad Institute MIT, USA

·      Moayad Aloqaily, Gnowit Inc. Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Lewis Tseng

Assistant Professor, Computer Science

Boston College


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