The 2nd Workshop on Blockchain-enabled Networked Sensor Systems (BlockSys 2019)

November 10th 2019, Columbia University New York

In conjunction with ACM SenSys 2019

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: June 28 (Friday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
  Submission Deadline: July 5 (Friday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
  Notification of Acceptance: August 16 (Friday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
  Deadline for Camera Ready Submission: September 16 (Monday), 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)
Michał Król (University College London, UK)
Madhusanka Liyanage (University of Oulu, Finland)
Biplab Sikdar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Avelino Zorzo (PUCRS, Brazil)