The 2nd Workshop on Blockchain-enabled Networked Sensor Systems (BlockSys 2019)
November 10th 2019, Columbia University, New York

In conjunction with ACM SenSys 2019

Venue: Hamilton-303, Hamilton Hall, Columbia University


9:00-9:05 Introduction to BlockSys Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Gowri Ramachandran

9:05-10:00 Keynote Speech Roman Vaculin, Senior Manager - IoT, AI & Blockchain for Industry Solutions, IBM Research

10:00-10:30 Invited Talk on Decentralized Storage Manasi Vora (Head of Product Strategy) and Marcin Jachymiak (Core Developer), Sia

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-11:15 Technical Session (Chair: Gowri Ramachandran, University of Southern California)

[Paper] Conceptualising Blockchain based Energy Market for Self Sustainable Community

Nidhin Mahesh A, Sai Shibu N B, and Balamurugan S (Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham)

[Paper] Secure Implementation of an IOTA Light Node using STM32

Beatrice Rossi, Diego Stucchi, Pasqualina Fragneto, and Ruggero Susella (STMicroelectronics)

11:15-noon Keynote Speech: Introduction to FOAM Location: A Blockchain-enabled Low Power Radio System Ryan John King, Co-founder and CEO of Foam

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 Panel on Blockchain, IoT, and Data Economy
Moderator: Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California)
Jorge Ortiz (Rutger University)
Erez Waisbard (Nokia Bell Labs)
Martin B.H. Weiss (University of Pittsburgh) - Blockchain Governance on Technologists

14:30-15:00 Invited Talk: Microchained IoT Fabric for Secure-by-Design Edge Computing, Yu Chen (Binghamton University, SUNY)

15:00-15:15 Networking/Break

15:15-16:30 Technical Session (Yu Chen, Binghamtom University, SUNY)

[Paper] An Experimental Framework for Investigating Hashgraph Algorithm Transaction Speed

John James, Daniel Hawthorne, Aaron StLeger, Katherine Duncan, and Joseph Sagisi (United States Military Academy) Michael Collins (Department of Defense)

[Paper] EngraveChain:Tamper-proof Distributed Log System

Louis M Shekhtman and Erez Waisbard (Nokia Bell Labs)

[Paper] Node Criticality Assessment in a Blockchain Network

Aditya Shyam Bazari ((Delhi Technological University), Akash Aggarwal (Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi), Waqar Asif (University of London), Marios Lestas (Frederick University, Cyprus), Rajarajan Muttukrishnan (University of London)

16:30-16:45 closing remarks

Call for Papers

Networked sensor systems as a key component of internet of things (IoT) have been widely used in various environments such as smart home, smart building, vehicular network, wearable computing, robotics systems, industrial control systems, etc. They capture human and physical-world dynamics and feed the data into large-scale analytical backends. Today’s cloud-centric paradigm, however, does not genetically support trust management and privacy preservation; it also does not encourage information sharing in multi-stakeholder settings through incentives and payment mechanisms. As a result, complementary technologies that can offer to ensure data protection, incentivize information exchange, and reduce sharing and maintenance costs are highly desired.

We have seen the increasing interest in tackling such problems by using emerging blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. BlockSys’19 aims to set up a stage for industry and academia to share wins and lessons: we solicit high quality research and position papers that address opportunities and challenges at the intersection of networked sensing/IoT and blockchain. We also welcome on-going work, demos and tutorials. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Blockchain in networked sensor system and other IoT environments
* Blockchain in 5G systems
* Blockchain in smart cities
* Blockchain in edge computing
* Blockchain in mobile systems and general ad-hoc networks
* Blockchain in vehicular networks
* Blockchain in intelligent supply chain
* New protocols and consensus algorithms providing fault-tolerance for sensing and IoT systems
* Blockchain-based sensor data-tampering protection
* Security issues of using blockchain
* Incentives and reward mechanisms for sharing sensing data
* Blockchain in participatory sensing and crowd-sourcing
* Smart contract design and implementation in sensing systems
* Formal verification on smart contracts in sensing systems
* Decentralized sensing data storage
* Decentralized sensing data transmission
* Performance issues of using blockchain
* Scalability issues of using blockchain
* Using blockchain in resource/energy-constraint systems

Important Dates

Abstract Registration Deadline: August 9 (Friday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
Submission Deadline: August 9 (Friday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
Notification of Acceptance: September 10 (Tuesday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
Deadline for Camera Ready Submission: September 20 (Friday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
Workshop: Nov 10, 2019


General Chairs
Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California)
Salil Kanhere (The University of New South Wales)

Program Co-Chairs
Gowri Ramachandran (University of Southern California)
Nairan Zhang (Facebook)

Technical Program Committee
Yu Chen (Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA)
Ali Dorri (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
Peizhao Hu (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
Praveen Jayachandran (IBM Research, India)
Zhiyuan Jiang (Shanghai University, China)
Raja Jurdak (CSIRO, Australia)
Michał Król (University College London, UK)
Madhusanka Liyanage (University of Oulu, Finland)
Kirill Nikitin (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
Laura Ricci (University of Pisa, Italy)
Biplab Sikdar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Sebastian Steinhorst (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University, USA)
Erez Waisbard (Nokia Bell Labs, Israel.)
Avelino Zorzo (PUCRS, Brazil)

Submission Guidelines

We solicit three types of paper submission:

* Technical Papers up to 6 pages (including everything except references), reporting on novel research, to be presented at the workshop as an oral presentation;
* Position Papers up to 4 pages (including everything), reporting on new research directions to be presented at the workshop as an oral presentation with interactive discussion;
* Demo/Poster Papers up to 2 pages (including everything), to be presented at the workshop as an interactive demonstration or poster respectively.

Submissions should be previously unpublished, and not currently under review by another conference or journal. Papers should be submitted for consideration via the workshop website, prior to the submission deadline, and must adhere to the provided formatting guidelines. All submissions must use the LaTeX styles found here . Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Please note that ACM uses 9pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the LaTeX style implicitly defines the font size to be 9pt.

Previous BlockSys

2018 Shenzhen, China