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[Extended deadline and virtual (online) conference]

Due to the still significant statutory lockdowns/travel restrictions 
in-place due to the coronavirus outbreak, MobiCom 2020 will be held as a 
*virtual (online) conference*.

Moreover, we are *extending the deadline to June, 5th for the CryBlock 
workshop*.

[apologies for multiple copies]

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ACM MOBICOM 2020 - *3nd Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains for
Distributed Systems (CryBlock 2020) *
http://www.cryblock.org

September 25th, 2020 - *virtual (online) conference*

*** Submission deadline: June 5th, 2020 *extended* ***
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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 distributed ledgers in general) and digital assets (e.g.
cryptocurrencies). In the next few years, these technologies will
converge and interact, fostering novel services, business models and
applications. Indeed, the blockchain, and all the novel Distributed
Ledger Technologies (DLTs), 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 (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 and DLT 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 welcome.

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
contracts
- DLTs and the Internet of Things (IoT)
- Blockchain and mobile systems
- Blockchain and DLT based mobile ad-hoc networks
- Blockchain and DLT 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 and DLTs 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

## PAPER FORMAT AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Papers must be submitted electronically as PDF files, Submitted papers
should adhere to the ACM template. The length of the paper must be no
more than 6 pages, including references and everything. Papers should
neither have been published elsewhere nor being currently under review
by another conference or journal. The reviews will be single blind. At
least one of the authors of every accepted paper must register and
present the paper at the workshop. Accepted papers will be included with
the MobiCom proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library.

## EDITORIAL FOLLOW-UPS

As in the previous editions, extended versions of workshop selected
papers will be considered for possible publication to some international
journal (TBA).

## IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions deadline:     June 5th, 2020
Notification of acceptance:     July 15th, 2020
Camera-ready deadline:     July 31st, 2020

## WORKSHOP CHAIRS

Stefano Ferretti (University of Urbino, Italy)
Gabriele D’Angelo (University of Bologna, Italy)

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Prof. Stefano Ferretti, Ph.D.
Department of Pure and Applied Sciences - University of Urbino
Piazza della Repubblica 13, 61029 Urbino, Italy
URL: https://www.uniurb.it/persone/stefano-ferretti

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