Workshop on Cyber Security and Blockchain

Workshop Date: 7th January 2020

The Cybersecurity and Blockchain Workshop will be held in conjunction with the annual COMSNETS conference on January 07, 2020. This workshop is intended to be a forum where researchers can meet and discuss the latest in cybersecurity topics as they apply to communications systems and identify new applications, technologies and theories for blockchain. Security researchers and professionals from government, industry and academia are invited to propose and present original work in the following topics (or related areas):

  • Authentication, authorization and accounting
  • Information Security protocols and architectures
  • Security in social networks
  • Security in parallel and distributed systems
  • Security in wired, mobile and wireless communications
  • Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Firewalls, Packet Filters
  • Security in grid/cloud/pervasive computing
  • Public Key Infrastructures, Key Management, Credential Management
  • Security and Privacy polices
  • Network and Internet Forensics Techniques
  • Secure Routing and Security Management
  • Application security, Malware, viruses, botnets, etc.
  • Embedded system security
  • Security & privacy for e-commerce/m-commerce
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Proof-of-work and consensus algorithms for blockchains
  • Decentralization, scalability, and security tradeoff
  • Simulation and performance evaluation techniques
  • Secure smart contract and chain code

Researchers are invited to submit papers based on original work in these and other topics related to cybersecurity and blockchain technology.


Important Deadlines


Paper Submission 8th November 2019
Notification of Acceptance 29th November 2019
Camera-ready Submission 13th December 2019

Workshop Co-Chairs

Giridhar Mandyam

Giridhar Mandyam

Qualcomm, USA

Prashant Pillai

Prashant Pillai

University of Wolverhampton, UK

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