Call for papers

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Blockchain is firstly a distributed system without central authority. Such an infrastructure is blindly leveraged by blockchain technologies whereas this arises serious concerns in terms of scalability, quality-of-service, security and fault tolerance.  Furthermore, blockchain is also a potential candidate to ease network and service management. Among them, we can cite the naming services, the distributed cloud management, resource sharing, the PKI management, or even distributed policy management and accountability within a softwarized network architecture.

Man2Block 2019 is a dedicated venue for bringing together students, researchers and practitioners from academia and industry who share common interests in the management of the blockchain infrastructure and the use of blockchain in network, system, service operations and management. Theoretical approaches, practical experimentations and papers highlighting future trends and challenges are welcomed. It will be held in conjunction with IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM) 2019 in Washington DC, USA, 12 April 2019

Authors are invited to submit original contributions that fall into the following list of topics of interest (not exhaustive):

  • Blockchain infrastructure management
  • Security of blockchains
  • Monitoring and configuration of blockchains
  • Blockchains anomaly detection
  • Resource provisioning for blockchains
  • Blockchain QoS and QoE
  • Blockchain large-scale experimentation
  • Smart contracts and their management
  • Blockchain auditing
  • Blockchain threat assessment
  • Privacy and anonymity in blockchains
  • PKI for blockchains
  • Blockchain simulation and evaluation methodologies
  • Blockchain analytics
  • Blockchains attack design and mitigation
  • Blockchain architectures

Submission Instructions
Prospective authors are invited to submit original, unpublished works for publication in the IEEE IM 2019 proceedings and for presentation in the workshop. Papers under review elsewhere must not be submitted to the workshop. Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style and have a maximum length of 6 pages (full paper) or 4 pages (short paper). The accepted papers will be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Papers will be withdrawn from IEEE Xplore in case the authors do not present their paper at the workshop

Submissions must be made in the PDF format via jems.

Important dates:

Paper submission: December 15, 2018 January 5, 2019
Notification to authors: January 25, 2019
Camera ready: February 8, 2019
Workshop date: April 12, 2019

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