Computer Science Call for Papers

The emergence of Bitcoin and other blockchain-based system allow for entities to trade and interact without trusted third parties. This has led to exciting research in multiple academic disciplines and venues, as well as a vibrant startup rush.

The fourth CRYPTO VALLEY conference on Blockchain Technology, endorsed by IEEE, aims to unite interested scholars as well as industrial members from all relevant disciplines who study and work in the space of blockchain technology.

Suggested contribution topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and theoretical studies of:

Attacks on anonymity and privacy
Big Data and blockchain technology
Case studies (e.g., of adoption, attacks, forks, scams, …)
Censorship
Consensus protocols for blockchains
Cryptocurrency adoption and economic impacts
Decentralized applications (Exchanges, Mining Pools, Trading Platforms)
Blockchain technology for developing countries
Economics and game theory for blockchains
Forensics and monitoring
Formal verification of protocols and smart contracts
Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
Governance
Identity, identification and trust in blockchain systems
Implications for existing business models
Interfacing fiat and cryptocurrencies
Intermediaries in different industries and their future
Internet of things (IoT) and blockchain technology
Legal, ethical and societal aspects of (decentralized) virtual currencies
Measurement studies and methodology
New applications of blockchain technology
Off-chain channels and layer-2 scaling
Peer-to-peer networks
Permissioned (e.g. Hyperledger) vs. permissionless (e.g. Bitcoin) blockchains
Privacy and anonymity-enhancing technologies
Proof-of-X-based consensus
Regulation and law enforcement
Relation to other payment systems
Scalability, sharding, and scalable services for blockchain systems
Smart contract programming languages and tools
Transaction graph analysis
Usability and user studies