3rd Workshop on Blockchain for 5G/6G, IoT and CPS 2020

While, the end-users are awaiting to witness the thrill of next-level of applications and the industries along with the regulatory bodies are engrossed in rolling-out 5G mobile networks globally, it would be interesting to investigate how 5G scales to voluminous and heterogeneous data traffic as well as security and privacy requirements. IoT, being one of the predominant use case of 5G and 6G, is expected to contribute significantly to the future traffic. Further, as per the trend, 5G and 6G are going to be increasingly softwarized, virtualized, cloudified and edgified for the obvious advantages. Nevertheless, softwarization of future wireless networks will also increase the possibilities of security breaches, data privacy vulnerabilities, malicious access control, illicit utilization of resources, installation of unauthentic virtual network functions, etc. To mitigate these issues, blockchain technology can offer intriguing solutions since it allows decentralization, cryptographic immutability, consensus-driven updates, transparency, and auditability.  This workshop will elaborate and emphasize the key aspects of use of blockchain for 5G/6G, IoT and CPS, and will provide the opportunity for the researchers across the globe to share their latest research on the focal theme of the workshop.

Technical Aspects of Interest 

  • Novel theoretical concepts & applications of blockchain for 5G/6G, IoT & cyber-physical systems
  • Experimental evaluations of blockchain-based 5G enabled-IoT & CPS
  • Lightweight protocols & algorithms for blockchains in 5G/6G, IoT and CPS
  • Security, privacy and trust in & of blockchain enabled/augmented IoT & cyber-physical systems
  • Formal methods and modelling of blockchain enabled 5G/6G, IoT and CPS
  • Blockchain based security frameworks for 5G/6G IoT and CPS
  • Testbeds and debugging tools related to blockchain for5G/6G, IoT and CPS

Important Dates: 

Deadline for paper submission: May 1, 2020  June 30, 2020
Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2020 July 15, 2020
Camera-Ready Submission: July 31, 2020

Papers will be fully peer reviewed. IEEE takes the protection of intellectual property very seriously. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism using Cross Check. By submitting your work you agree to allow IEEE to screen your work for plagiarism: http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck/index.html

How to submit
Technical paper submissions can be up to 6 pages long and should be written either in an MS Word format or in a Latex format using the templates available at https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html. All papers must be submitted electronically.

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Organizing Chairs

  • Madhusanka Liyanage, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Anshuman Kalla, Manipal University Jaipur, India
  • Gürkan Gür, ZHAW, Switzerland
  • Pardeep Kumar, Swansea University, UK
  • An Braeken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Workshop website: https://sites.google.com/site/wsblockchainforiot5g/

    Dr. Madhusanka Liyanage
University College Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Anshuman Kalla
Manipal University Jaipur, India

Dr. Gürkan Gür
ZHAW, Switzerland

Dr. Pardeep Kumar
Swansea University, UK
Prof. An Braeken
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

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