As the security and privacy is a key evaluation parameter in the practical deployments of the blockchain platforms or the blockchain-based applications, some researches have been conducted in the area of cryptography and cryptographic techniques, which are considered as the underlying fundaments of the blockchain. However, on the one hand, there are still many cryptographic techniques that can provide desirable security properties have not been well-studied or well-applied in blockchain. On the other hand, some cryptographic primitives having been used in existing blockchain systems are high consuming in computation or communication, which greatly impacts the usability and practicability of the blockchain. Exploring lightweight cryptographic alternatives and new promising cryptographic techniques for blockchain is still a challenging research direction. The blockchain is likely to bring in considerable change to a large number of systems and businesses. Distributed protection, and therefore privacy and security, is the core of the blockchain technologies and thus has the potential to either make them a major success or cause them to fail miserably.
The conference aims to discuss the most relevant ongoing research efforts in blockchain security and privacy. Apart from the sessions by eminent speakers discussing the challenges and solutions , research papers are invited on the following topics (but are not limited to) :
Hash functions for blockchain systems
Encryption and Digital signature schemes for blockchain systems
Access control protocol and Authentication schemes for blockchain systems
Key management protocols for blockchain systems
Commitments and zero-knowledge proofs for blockchain systems
Secure multi-party computation protocols for blockchain systems
Private information retrieval and Proof of retrievability schemes for blockchain systems
Post-quantum cryptography for blockchain systems
Platforms for decentralized consensus (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Stellar, Ripple, Open Blockchain, etc.)
New threat models and attacks on existing blockchain technologies
Defences and counter measures
Simple payment verification modes and lightweight blockchain clients
Anonymity and privacy issues and measures to enhance anonymity and privacy
Scalability issues and solutions
Incentive mechanisms for blockchains
Economic, monetary, legal, ethical, and societal aspects
Applicability of the technology in financial markets
Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
Case studies (for instance, of adoption, attacks, forks, and scams)
However, topics are not restricted to the above. Research papers on any other topic on blockchian systems are also welcome.
GUIDELINES FOR PAPER SUBMISSION
Only original, unpublished research work is sought. Any proposal submitted for review should not be identical or substantially similar to research work either already published or under review for another conference or publication. Official language is English in paper writing and presenting. The submission Web page for ICCSEHBT 2021 is https://easychair.org/cfp/iccsehbt2021
Paper Submission Deadline : September 15th, 2021
Notification of Review results : September 19th, 2021
Camera Ready /Registration Deadline : September 25th, 2021
Conference Period : September 29th to October 1st, 2021
All papers presented after acceptance will be published in ICCSEHBT 2021 proceedings with an ISBN Number. Registration is mandatory for presenting the paper.
"Selected papers from the conference (extended with 50% new content) will be considered for possible publication in the International Journal of Cognitive Computing in Engineering published by Elsevier free of charge."
For further information please contact the Co-Conveners,
The submission Web page for ICCSEHBT 2021 is https://easychair.org/cfp/iccsehbt2021