Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Christopher Gorog, Chair Digital Privacy Initiative, Chair Blockchain Security & Privacy
  • Claudio Lima, PhD, Blockchain Engineering Council, Co-Chair Transactive Energy (BCTE)

Committee Members

  • Maor Aknin, Senior Member IEEE, CEO Cyber Way US
  • Prashant Pillai, University of Wolverhampton
  • Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • Michael A. Ramalho, IEEE Florida West Coast Section Blockchain Community
  • Shammya Saha, Electric Power Research Institute

Scope and Motivation

This Symposium partners with the IEEE Digital Privacy Initiative and is open for paper submissions on topics related to any aspect of Security & Privacy in Blockchain or any other related emerging Technologies. The capabilities of BlockChain are based on applied cryptology which aligns with many traditional security practices and supports the many direct connections to existing applications, features, and frameworks in security and privacy. This Symposium is open to discussing the relationship between Security, Privacy, and Blockchain or other emerging Technologies in any area, from Academia, Government, or Industry.

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research, including results from industry and academic/industrial collaborations, related but not restricted to the following topics:

  • Blockchain Theoretical or demonstrated vulnerabilities
  • Trustless Distribution of Trust, Security, or Privacy
  • Security & Privacy of Smart Contracts
  • Decentralization, scalability, and security tradeoff
  • Performance analysis and optimization
  • Use Cases or Applied Privacy & Security in Blockchain
  • Social, Cultural, Policy, or Governing issues relating to the protection of Individual Privacy
  • Simulation and performance evaluation techniques
  • Emerging Technology in support of Privacy & Security
  • Blockchain endpoint vulnerabilities


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