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Call for Papers

ACM SenSys'19 Workshop on Blockchain-enabled Networked Sensor Systems

Networked sensor systems as a key component of internet of things (IoT) have been widely used in various environments such as smart home, smart building, vehicular network, wearable computing, robotics systems, industrial control systems, etc. They capture human and physical-world dynamics and feed the data into large-scale analytical backends. Today's cloud-centric paradigm, however, does not genetically support trust management and privacy preservation; it also does not encourage information sharing in multi-stakeholder settings through incentives and payment mechanisms. As a result, complementary technologies that can offer to ensure data protection, incentivize information exchange, and reduce sharing and maintenance costs are highly desired.


  • Time: November 10th 2019
  • Location: Columbia University, New York, in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2019
  • Website: linked here
  • Deadline extended to August 2nd 2019
  • Submission site: linked here

We have seen the increasing interest in tackling such problems by using emerging blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. BlockSys'19 aims to set up a stage for industry and academia to share wins and lessons: we solicit high quality research and position papers that address opportunities and challenges at the intersection of networked sensing/IoT and blockchain. We also welcome on-going work, demos and tutorials. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Blockchain in networked sensor system and other IoT environments
  • Blockchain in 5G systems
  • Blockchain in smart cities
  • Blockchain in edge computing
  • Blockchain in mobile systems and general ad-hoc networks
  • Blockchain in vehicular networks
  • Blockchain in intelligent supply chain
  • New protocols and consensus algorithms providing fault tolerance for sensing and IoT systems
  • Blockchain-based sensor data-tampering protection
  • Security issues of using blockchain
  • Incentives and reward mechanisms for sharing sensing data
  • Blockchain in participatory sensing and crowd-sourcing
  • Smart contract design and implementation in sensing systems
  • Formal verification on smart contracts in sensing systems
  • Decentralized sensing data storage
  • Decentralized sensing data transmission
  • Performance issues of using blockchain
  • Scalability issues of using blockchain
  • Using blockchain in resource/energy-constraint systems

Important Dates

  • Abstract Reg. Deadline: July 26 (Friday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
  • Submission Deadline: August 2nd (Friday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
  • Acceptance Notification: August 16 (Friday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
  • Deadline for Camera Ready Submission: September 16 (Monday), 2019, 23:59 AoE
  • Workshop: Nov 10, 2019




General Chairs

  • Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California)
  • Salil Kanhere (The University of New South Wales)

Program Co-Chairs

  • Gowri Ramachandran (University of Southern California)
  • Nairan Zhang (Facebook)

Technical Program Committee

  • Yu Chen (Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA)
  • Ali Dorri (The University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • Peizhao Hu (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Praveen Jayachandran (IBM Research, India)
  • Zhiyuan Jiang (Shanghai University, China)
  • Raja Jurdak (CSIRO, Australia)
  • Michal Krol (University College London, UK)
  • Madhusanka Liyanage (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Kirill Nikitin (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland)
  • Laura Ricci (University of Pisa, Italy)
  • Biplab Sikdar (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Sebastian Steinhorst (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Leandros Tassiulas (Yale University, USA)
  • Erez Waisbard (Nokia Bell Labs, Israel.)
  • Avelino Zorzo (PUCRS, Brazil)