IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Blockchain for Telecommunications: Emerging Technologies for the Next Decade and Beyond

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CALL FOR PAPERS Submissions due: 30 June 2019
IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Blockchain for Telecommunications:
Emerging Technologies for the Next Decade and Beyond

13 December 2019, Waikoloa, Hawaii, USABlockchain is a decentralized, transparent and trusted database, defined as part of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) framework, and considered as an enabling technology of new IT enterprise systems and applications. Blockchain in Telecommunications is a new powerful concept that can tremendously improve telecom networking operations and customer-facing processes experience, adding a new layer of authentication, validation and security for all telecom assets and transactions. Telecom companies will benefit most from enterprise, permissioned Blockchain solutions to enhance existing IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operations Technology) solutions to address fraud prevention, customer identity management, mobile transactions settlement and mobile payment, among others, Blockchain is still a nascent technology and as such there are challenges for the wide adoption of Blockchain/DLT as a new enterprise and operational layer. These challenges are around scalability, interoperability, standards, privacy, security, governance and consensus mechanisms that need to be defined and validated for telecom-specific applications.This half-day IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Telecommunications for Blockchain will introduce the basic concepts of Blockchain applied to Telecommunications, and will discuss emerging trends and the challenges ahead. It will also provide a forward-looking perspective on the emerging technologies and key applications in this new field. It may be paired with a half-day industrial forum on blockchain (to be confirmed).Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:Blockchain in 5G TechnologiesBlockchain in IoTBlockchain in Networking and Cloud TechnologiesBlockchain in Telecommunications Process, Operation and Customer ManagementBlockchain in vehicular networksBlockchain Telecom Enterprise ApplicationsBlockchain Telecom in Home Automation and CommunicationsBlockchain Telecom CybersecurityBlockchain Telecom Scalability, Performance and PrivacyBlockchain Telecom InteroperabilityBlockchain Telecom Pilots and ApplicationsBlockchain Telecom Regulatory Challenges and RequirementsBlockchain Telecom Emerging Technologies
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Important DatesDeadline for submissions: 30 June 2019 (11:59 PM, ET)
Notification of acceptance: 15 August 2019
Camera-ready version: 15 September 2019
Workshop: 13 December 2019 SubmissionAll submissions must be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures and references.
Download standard IEEE conference templates for Latex formats. You may also use one of the following templates for Microsoft word: A4, US letter.
Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all the submissions must be done through EDAS.Submit your paperFor full submission guidelines, please visit our website.
Technical Program CommitteeNirupama Bulusu, Portland State University, US
Umit Cali, University of North Carolina, US
Fred Douglis (co-chair), Perspecta Labs, US
Aniket Kate, Purdue, US
Lucianna Kiffer, Northeastern University, US
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, USC, US
Claudio Lima (co-chair), Blockchain Engineering Council, US
Jason Rupe. CableLabs, US
Khaled Salah, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Angelos Stavrou, GMU, US
Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Tim Weil, SecurityFeeds LLC, US

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