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Decentralized Academic Track

Blockchain has been proposed as a system for enabling untrusted entities to contribute into maintaining a common data structure and shared ledger of a digital history without a need for intermediaries. The development and deployment of Blockchain-based systems, and their applications, need to take into consideration new requirements and challenges, thereby raising novel open issues and research questions. The Academic Track of Europe’s premier Blockchain conference, Decentralized 2019 will address the following themes:

• Design and engineering improvements to the protocols and architectures underpinning Distributed Ledger Technologies (including Blockchains).

• Gaining insights of the technical, business, legal, and societal implications of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, including real-life applications and case studies. 

• The convergence of the technology with other emerging technologies (e.g., AI, IoT, VR etc.) that are becoming key elements of the fourth industrial revolution.

Conference Location: Athens, Greece

TIMELINE

Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 01, 2019

Conference Dates

July 15, 2019

Submission Deadline

August 31, 2019

Notification Due

Sept. 30, 2019

Final Version Due

Call for Papers

DC 2019 – Academic Track invites researchers and industry experts to submit original contributions in the following major areas (indicative list, other related topics will also be considered): 

  • Industry 4.0 transformation and Blockchains
  • Data Science in Blockchains
  • Enabling novel Consensus and Fault Tolerance Mechanisms
  • Game Theory in Distributed Ledgers (including Blockchains)
  • Convergence of Blockchains with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Experience Papers/ Use-cases with Blockchain
  • Governance, and Incentivised Models for Blockchains
  • Barriers and Enablers in Blockchain adoption
  • Formal verification of protocols and Smart Contracts
  • Interoperability of Blockchains with existing Business Models and Processes
  • Legal, ethical and societal aspects of digital-currencies and Blockchains
  • Verticals using Blockchain (financial, e-health, energy, logistics, supply-chain, etc.)
  • Blockchain in e-government and public administration
  • Technology and infrastructure challenges in Blockchains
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO)
  • Attacks and Security considerations on Blockchains
  • Public, Private and Hybrid Blockchains (permission-less vs. permissioned)