CLOSED Call for Papers: Blockchain and Cyberphysical Systems

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Submissions Due: 17 February 2020

Submission deadline: CLOSED
Publication: September 2020

Blockchain combines a number of properties, in particular untamperability, auditability, accessibility, global identification, and inherent distribution. Newer blockchains such as Ethereum further provide execution environments such that the elements loaded upon a chain can have interesting behavior. These are the so-called smart contracts. Cyberphysical systems combine the physical and computing domains with particular relevance in medical, automotive, and other systems. One of the major requirements here is that the interaction between the user and the computer must be safe, especially in the bi-directional cases. As computing and said cyberphysical interactions become more diverse and distributed we find a natural link between the distributed heterogeneous operations of these devices and systems and the distributed nature of blockchain. Moreover, it is interesting to investigate if blockchain and the cryptographic operations behind it can solve the security and scalability issues caused by the centralized architecture models in cyberphysical systems. Further, there is also the need to understand the differences between traditional interfaces and the more dynamic service-oriented architectures. Do blockchain approaches change this in the context of cyberphysical systems? What is their corresponding financial impact?

Within the context of linking these two concepts, we solicit papers on the following subjects but not limited to:

• Definitions and novel theoretical concepts of blockchain-enabled IoT and cyberphysical systems
• Future trends and research in blockchain and cyberphysical systems
• Risks of cyberphysical systems with blockchain
• Security, privacy, and trust in and of blockchain-enabled/augmented cyberphysical systems
• Formal methods and modeling of blockchain-enabled cyberphysical systems
• Applications of blockchain-enabled cyberphysical systems
• Service-oriented blockchain cyberphysical systems

Key Dates

• Paper submission deadline: CLOSED
• First notification to authors: 27 March 2020
• Second revisions submission deadline: 02 May 2020
• Second notification to authors: 30 May 2020
• Camera-ready paper deadline: 14 June 2020
• Publication date: September 2020

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Please contact the guest editors at

• Prof. Salil Kanhare, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
• Adj. Prof. Madhusanka Liyanage, University of Oulu, Finland
• Prof. An Braeken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
• Dr. Sudhir Dixit, Basic Internet Foundation, USA
• Dr. Ian Oliver, Nokia Bell Labs, Finland