BRAINS 2020 – Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) have the potential to disrupt any domain involving coordination among autonomous resources. This include finance and payments (e.g., Facebook Libra), but also networks (e.g., power grids or telecom networks), computing (e.g., brokering of edge resources), IoT (e.g., supply chain or industry 4.0) or service platforms (e.g., identity management).

BRAINS conference is dedicated to these new advances that could make the world of networks and services more secure, while enabling new distributed business models.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fondamentals of Blockchain and DLT :
    • Theoretical contributions on  blockchain and DLT
    • Distributed consensus and fault tolerance solutions, including domain-specific consensus (e.g., for networking)
    • Tradeoffs between decentralization, scalability, performance and security
    • Protocols and algorithms
  • Decentralized Apps, Smart contracts and chain code :
    • Development languages and tooling
    • Security, Privacy, Attacks, Forensics
    • Transaction Monitoring and Analysis
    • Token Economy
    • Distributed Trust
    • Collaboration between on-chain and off-chain code
    • Oracle
  • Application and service cases of DLT and Smart-Contracts:
    • Finance and payments
    • IoT and cyber physical systems
    • Smart grids and Industry 4.0
    • Networking, Edge and Cloud Technologies
    • 5G Technologies, Telecom Process and Operation
    • Supply chain management
    • Connected and autonomous vehicles
    • Services or Resources Marketplaces
    • Blockchain as a service
    • Blockchain-defined networking

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