As a promising technique for achieving decentralized consensus, the blockchain has been successfully applied to the digital currency: bitcoin, which serves as a public ledger of transactions. Its secure design to support a distributed computing system with high Byzantine fault tolerance is attracting great attention around the world. Blockchain has great potential for event logging, identity management, failure provenance, behavior tracking, etc., especially in a distributed system without a trusted authority or central server. On the one hand, blockchain will play an important role for secure decentralization in emerging fields such as the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems, edge computing, social media, crowdsourcing, and next-generation wireless communications, and many more. other fields. On the other hand, its advancement should evolve further in terms of scalability, privacy, efficiency, flexibility, and high reliability.
The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain (Blockchain-2019) will provide a high-profile, cutting-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present the latest breakthroughs and innovations in key theories, infrastructure, schematics, and significant applications for blockchain. as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future.
The rise and popularity of blockchain techniques will significantly change the way the digital system is operated and managed. Meanwhile, the blockchain application will exhibit a variety of complicated problems and new requirements, bringing more open problems and challenges for the research communities.
IEEE Blockchain-2019 will be held on July 14-17, 2019 in Atlanta, USA. The goal of this conference is to promote a community-wide discussion identifying advanced applications, technologies, and theories for blockchain. We are looking for paper submissions that invent novel techniques, investigate new applications, present advanced methodologies, propose promising research directions, and discuss approaches to unresolved problems.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Theories and blockchain’s evolution
- Smart contract and distributed ledger
- Blockchain and Bitcoin security
- Distributed consensus mechanisms and fault tolerance
- Blockchain schemes for decentralization
- Security, privacy and trust and decentralized schemes
- Performance optimization and decentralized schemes
- Applications with blockchain technique
- Lightweight protocols and algorithms based on blockchain
- Lightweight data structures based on blockchain for IoT data
- Blockchain based IoT security solutions
- Blockchain in cyber physical systems
- Bolckchain in crowdsourcing and crowdsensing
- Blockchain in 5G
- Blockchain at edge and cloud computing
- Blockchain and trust management
- Attacks on blockchain-based systems