First Workshop on BlockChain and Distributed Ledger

About Workshop:

The first workshop on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger will be held in conjunction with the

Workshop Date
  August 30th, 2019

Blockchain technologies have been gaining massive momentum in the last few years. Blockchains are distributed ledgers that enable parties who do not fully trust each other to maintain a set of global states. The parties agree on the existence, values, and histories of the states. As the technology landscape is expanding rapidly, it is both important and challenging to have a firm grasp of what the core technologies have to offer, especially with respect to their data processing capabilities. On the contrary, the research on distributed databases is in a steady progress since a half century ago. Both systems operate as data management platforms, but with different targets and focus. The workshop aims to provide a venue for developers, practitioners, and researchers with different backgrounds to discuss how the unique properties of blockchain and distributed ledger will benefit current and future applications, what the challenges are, and what the future blockchain should look like given the downturn of ICO market and cryptocurrency values.

Workshop Topics

  • Applications and use cases of blockchain
  • Algorithm design, complexity analysis, implementation for blockchain
  • Benchmarking and performance study
  • Blockchain consensus protocols
  • Blockchain protocol analysis and security
  • Data provenance
  • Distributed ledgers
  • Data analytics on blockchain
  • Governance
  • Data stores for blockchain
  • Execution engine
  • Systems: Hyperledger, Corda, Ethereum, etc.
  • Secure smart contracts

Workshop Organization

Workshop Co-Chairs:

  • C.Mohan, IBM Almaden Research Center
  • Beng Chin Ooi, National University of Singapore

PC Members

  • Divy Agrawal, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Yang Cao, Kyoto University
  • Lei Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Anh Dinh, Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Jens Dittrich, University of Saarland
  • Shahram Ghandeharizadeh, University of Southern California
  • Alan Fekete, University of Sydney
  • Yaron Kanza, AT&T Labs-Research
  • S. Keshav, University of Waterloo
  • Hank Korth, Lehigh University
  • Eric Lo, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Dumitrel Loghin, National University of Singapore
  • Stefan Tai, Technische Universität Berlin
  • Gottfried Vossen, University of Münster
  • Ying Yan, Ant Financial Services
  • Feida Zhu, Singapore Management University

Call for Submissions
    Important Dates:
    • Submission Deadline: 15 April 2019
    • Notification: 20 May 2019
    • Camera Ready: 10 June 2019

    Papers are to be formatted according to the conference's camera-ready format, as embodied in the document templates.The maximum paper length is 12 pages; all the content, including the references, must fit on 12 pages. The conference management tool for the submission of abstracts and papers is accessible at: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/BCDL2019/