Call for Papers

2nd International Workshop on Blockchain Security and Scalability (BSS2023)

in conjunction with the 6th IEEE International Conference on Blockchain (Blockchain 2023)

Ocean Flower Island, Hainan, China

Blockchain is one of the disruptive technologies of the current era, which enables trustworthy transaction processing through participation of distributed nodes. The widespread adoption of blockchain has been facilitated by research on blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies where significant efforts have been made to devise different business models, its applicability in various domains and to optimise its adaptability for different applications. Being the most notable blockchain-based application, the success of Bitcoin has introduced an innovative model of decentralised, trustworthy application development across diverse domains such as healthcare, e-voting logistics, and finance. structure among transactions as well as public availability of distributed ledgers of transaction-records in a peer-to-peer network.

The increasing use of blockchain within diverse domains has also identified several challenges which have to be addressed for its widespread adoption. Among these, security and scalability are the most prominent challenges which require further research efforts to address them. For instance, attack vectors such as encryption scheme used in the transactions, methods for verifying transactions and the design of the transaction have been identified as sources of threats for blockchain-based applications. Furthermore, with growing applications and users for blockchain-based applications, scalability is a critical challenge and as such has been translated into parameters such as transactions per second, block generation rate, and block size.

Areas of interest:

We invite submissions from researchers and practitioners from government, industry, and academia in the following and related areas:

	-Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

	-Proof-of-work and consensus algorithms for blockchains

	-Decentralization, scalability, and security trade-off

	-Simulation and performance evaluation techniques

	-Secure smart contract and chain code

	-Trust and reputation within blockchain-based systems

	-Blockchain-based solutions to aid cutting-edge in AI and machine learning

	-Analysis and evaluation of security, scalability, and other performance metrics of blockchains

	-Authentication and authorization solutions within blockchains

	-Blockchain-based solutions for emerging domains such as 5G, edge computing, and SDNs

	-Applications of blockchains within e-government, logistics, healthcare, SmartX systems and other areas

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2023

Author Notification: October 25, 2023

Camera-ready and Registration: October 31, 2023

Conference Date: December 15-18, 2023

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