The 3rd Workshop on Blockchain-enabled Networked Sensor Systems (BlockSys 2020)
Workshop is Cancelled

In conjunction with ACM SenSys 2020

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’20 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 (extended): October 1 (Thursday), 2020, 23:59 AoE
Submission Deadline (extended) : October 1 (Thursday), 2020, 23:59 AoE
Notification of Acceptance: October 16 (Friday), 2020, 23:59 AoE
Deadline for Camera Ready Submission: October 21 (Friday), 2020, 23:59 AoE
Workshop: November 16, 2020


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 (Amazon)

Technical Program Committee
Sandip Chakraborty (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India)
Yu Chen (Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA)
Ali Dorri (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Volkan Dedeoglu (CSIRO, Australia)
Stefano Ferretti (University of Urbino, Italy)
Minho Jo (Korea University, South Korea)
Peizhao Hu (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
Zhiyuan Jiang (Shanghai University, China)
Michał Król (City, University of London)
Heena Rathore (University of Texas, SA, USA)
Laura Ricci (University of Pisa, Italy)
Sebastian Steinhorst (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
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.

Submission site

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.

The program committee will elect a paper for the Best Paper Award.

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