IEEE Global Communications Conference
7-11 December 2021 // Madrid, Spain // Hybrid: In-Person and Virtual Conference
Connecting Cultures around the Globe

WS-02: Workshop on Scalable, Secure and Intelligent Blockchain for Future Networking and Communications

WS-02: Workshop on Scalable, Secure and Intelligent Blockchain for Future Networking and Communications

Streeing Committee:

  • Tony Q.S. Quek, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore 
  • Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California, USA   
  • Chonggang Wang, InterDigital Communications LLC, USA
  • Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales, Australia

Workshop Organizing Chairs:

  • Huawei Huang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
  • Zehui Xiong, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Jiawen Kang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Lei Zhang,  University of Glasgow, UK

TPC Chairs:

  • Hong-Ning Dai, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau
  • Mehdi Bennis, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Jun Zhao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Wuhui Chen, Sun Yat-Sen University, China 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Song Guo,  Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong
  • Zibin Zheng, Sun Yat-sen University, China 

Publicity Co-Chairs:

  • Bin Cao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • Yang Zhang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • Wei Cai, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
  • Yuan Liu, Northeastern University, China

Abstract:  As a decentralized ledger technology, Blockchain has drawn enormous attention in diverse application fields in the past few years.  The evolution of blockchain technologies has also experienced a number of challenges including malicious behaviors occurred in blockchains, low throughput and poor scalability, and etc. Various theories, protocols and sophisticated mechanisms have been proposed to deal with the problems of the blockchain. The recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have brought new opportunities in overcoming the challenges of blockchains, spawning a new direction named Intelligent Blockchain. However, towards more scalable, more secure and more intelligent blockchains, we still have a long way to go.

We believe that future networking and communications will closely fuse with 5th Generation (5G) and Beyond-5G technologies. Thus, the future networking and communications also need to solve a lot of emerging research issues, such as the privacy and security of user data, the supervision of malicious behaviors, the audition of user identities, resource allocation, and etc. Once the blockchain technology becomes more scalable, secure and intelligent in the future, it will spark more blue-sky thinking, and innovative ideas that can improve the future networking and communications to another level with strong security guarantee. 

The goal of this full-day workshop is to bring together researchers and experts from academia, industry, and governmental agencies to discuss and promote the research and development needed to overcome the major challenges that pertain to this cutting-edge research direction. The scope of this workshop includes but not limited to the following topics.

  • AI-enabled Scalable and Secure Blockchains for Future Networking and Communications
  • AI-enabled Cloud and Edge Computing Orchestration over Blockchains for Future Networking and Communications
  • AI-enabled Incentive Mechanisms in Blockchains for Future Networking and Communications
  • Scalable and Secure  Operation and Maintenance of Blockchain Systems for Future Networking and Communications
  • Intelligent Quality Assurance of Smart Contracts for Future Networking and Communications
  • Fraud-Detection based on Blockchain data and Smart Contracts using AI
  • Data Analytics to Identify Malicious Behaviours on Blockchains for Future Networking and Communications
  • New Architectures for Scalable, Secure and Intelligent Blockchain in Future Networking and Communications
  • Security and Privacy Issues in Intelligent Blockchain Intelligence
  • Blockchain-driven Intelligent Applications for Future Networking and Communications
  • Proof-of-Concept Blockchains for Future Networking and Communications: Experimental Prototyping and Testbeds

Paper Submission Deadline: July 15, 2021    

Acceptance Announcement: September 15, 2021    

Final Workshop Papers Due: November 15, 2021 

The workshop will feature three keynote speeches given by world leading researchers in the field. The workshop accepts only original and previously unpublished papers. All submissions must be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10pt font). The maximum number of printed pages is six including figures without incurring additional page charges (6 pages plus 1 additional page allowed with a charge for the one additional page of USD 100 if accepted)

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