Workshop on Blockchain Networks and Information Flow

ICCS 2018 Cambridge, MA, USA

July 26 2018

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The last couple of years had seen a torrent of innovation focused on the creation of blockchain technologies and protocols. Fast adoption of this technology is already disrupting the financial and logistics industries, with effects that are expected to grow even further in the coming decade.
The workshop aims to bring to the forefront innovative approaches that examine the design and analysis of blockchain networks and application through a network information-flow prism.  The workshop will feature recent progress and challenges associated with the theory of decentralized collaborative systems, networking and engineering side.

For information on event registration and venue, please visit the webpage of the 2018 International Conference on Complex Systems.

ORGANIZERS

DR. YANIV ALTSHULER

MIT Media Lab

PROF. ALEX PENTLAND

MIT Media Lab

DR. EDUARDO CASTELLO FERRER

MIT Media Lab

SHAHAR 
SOMIN

MIT Media Lab

DEADLINES

  • Paper Submission Deadline: May 31st, 2018
  • Author Notification: June 15th, 2018
  • Camera ready submission: July 1 st, 2018

SUBMISSION

For presentation at the workshop, authors should :

Submit with EasyChair

*Please be aware to include the workshop's name in your abstract.
Call for papers : Download

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TOPICS OF INTEREST

  • Network effect in on-chain\off- chain interplay
  • Optimization of blockchain configurations based on social contexts groups (social-prediction markets, liquidity providers, etc.)
  • Information flow and information leakage in blockchain services for resources allocation (Golem, etc.)
  • Blockchain networks algorithms inspired by human social-cooperation interactions
  • Time series analysis and prediction;
  • Temporal correlations in blockchain traffic
  • Analysis of information flow and scale of dynamic processes in blockchain networks
  • Spatio-temporal patterns in blockchain networks
  • Collaborative detection of distributed network attacks
  • Peer-to- peer based security mechanisms
  • Adversarial abuse of blockchain protocols
  • Efficient implementation of security and privacy algorithms through sharing knowledge and resources
  • Use of low complexity property testing methods by decentralized blobkchain agents
  • Novel collaborative network architectures for increased security and privacy
  • Socially inspired network security architectures
  • Collaboration aware network protocols: information flow and complexity aspects
  • Collaborative privacy management - access controls, permissions
  • Providing security and privacy for social overlay networks in blockchain protocols
  • Configuring blockchain protocols' parameters based on the networks' topology analysis
  • Integrating social information with traditional network layers: Integrating with the OSI model, cross-layered approaches, etc.


PROGRAM

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SESSION #1
- Opening session – introductory talk (10 minutes)
- Keynote lectures (3 * 20 minutes)
- Presentation of workshop papers by authors (2 * 15 minutes)

BREAK 
Lunch / interpersonal networking / demos

SESSION #2

- Presentation of workshop papers by authors (3 * 15 minutes)
- Experts panel (30 minutes)
- Short closing session – open discussion and future directions (10 minutes)

SPEAKERS

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