Tuesday, February 7, 2023

[DMANET] Call for Papers Reminder: [IEEE DAPPS 2023 Conference]

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*IEEE DAPPS 2023 Conference*

Call For Papers

The objective of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Decentralized
Applications and Infrastructures (IEEE DAPPS 2023) is to facilitate the
exchange between researchers and practitioners in the area of Decentralized
Applications (dApps) based on Distributed Ledger Technologies, Blockchains
and related technologies. The conference is part of the IEEE CISOSE 2023

Blockchain has already established itself in the domains of digital
payments, Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and now Non-Fungible Rights (NFRs).
However, the potential implications of Blockchain technologies go far
beyond their application as the technological backbone for
cryptocurrencies. Blockchains have been successfully applied in numerous
applications and smart contracts provided them with more functionality.
However, dApps make the shift to blockchains even more seamless as they
allow users to engage with the apps just as they did with traditional apps,
but they are powered by blockchains and smart contracts. Hence, dApps are
expected to become a key building block for a plethora of highly expressive
applications. They allow for various novel application scenarios, which are
built upon distributed consensus and thus are hard to block or censor while
providing public verifiability of peer-to-peer transactions without a
trusted central party. For that, permissionless Blockchains such as
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cardano, rely on an unrestricted set of participants
that run a consensus algorithm among them. On the contrary, permissioned
Blockchains, such as Hyperledger, Corda, Quorum, and Ripple, distribute
trust among a restricted set of consensus participants, a setup that can be
well suited to model enterprise application scenarios in a more scalable

IEEE DAPPS 2023 will provide a high-quality forum for participants from
research and industry. The conference will discuss key theories,
algorithms, infrastructures, and significant deployments for dApps and
decentralized infrastructures, as well as emerging research topics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs)
Smart contract theory
Languages and tools for (secure) dApps
Infrastructures for dApps
Communication protocols and standards for dApps
Software engineering for dApps and smart contracts verification
Decentralized identities and identity management for dApps
Token economy
Central bank digital currencies (CBDC)
Verifiable Random Functions (VRFs)
Off-Chain/Layer 2 dApps
Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
Intellectual Property (IP) in NFT and NFR systems
Ownership guarantees in NFT and NFR systems
Cryptographic primitives for applications
Analytics for on-chain and off-chain data
Governance structure and mechanisms
Interoperability for dApps, Blockchains, and DLTs
Mapping physical assets to NFRs
Certificate management and NFRs
Privacy of dApps
Security of dApps
Scalability, sharding, and performance of blockchain systems
Policy/laws surrounding dApps, blockchains, and cryptocurrencies
Applications in emerging domains
Other emerging research topics

Important Dates

February 12th, 2023: Abstract submission deadline
February 19th, 2023: Paper submission deadline
April 24th, 2023: Author notification
May 15th, 2023: Camera-ready submission and conference registration
July 17-20, 2023: Conference dates (Athens, Greece)

Paper submission

IEEE DAPPS 2023 solicits research papers describing novel and previously
unpublished scientific contributions to the field of dApps and
decentralized infrastructures. All papers must be original and not
simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

Two different types of papers can be submitted:
Regular papers (10 pages IEEE double-column format)
Short papers (6 pages IEEE double column format)

Regular papers should describe novel and previously unpublished scientific
contributions to the field of dApps and decentralized infrastructures. Each
regular paper is limited to 10 pages, including tables, figures and

Short papers aim at presenting novel work in progress, novel applications,
and novel industry perspectives in the field of dApps and decentralized
infrastructures. Each short paper is limited to 6 pages, including tables,
figures and references. Short papers will also be peer-reviewed, however,
they will be evaluated with a focus on the potential for establishing new
ideas and for sparking the interest of participants. PhD candidates are
also invited to submit ongoing work lacking complete results as short

All papers must be written in English. Manuscripts must include a title, an
abstract, and a list of 4-6 keywords. All papers must be prepared in the
IEEE double-column proceedings format. Please see:

IEEE DAPPS 2023 uses a double-blind review policy. Authors are required to
remove their names, affiliation(s) and other identifying information from
the header of the manuscript. This also includes meta-data in the submitted
document as well as acknowledgement sections. Authors are required to cite
their previous work in a neutral manner, for example, avoid "in our
previous work [3]" and instead use "as shown in [3]".
Papers that do not meet these anonymization requirements may be
desk-rejected without further review.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The name(s) of the author(s)
will not be visible to the reviewers of a paper. The name(s) of the
author(s) will be visible in the submission system to the General Chairs
and the Program Committee Chairs. Authors should report any conflict of
interest with the list of Program Committee members during submission of
the manuscript, in which case the Program Committee Chairs will exclude the
corresponding PC member(s) from reviewing the paper.

Authors must submit their manuscripts via the following link by February
19th, 2023, 23:59 AoE at the latest:


Authors who have submitted articles for publication by the IEEE may be
interested in posting preprint versions of the same article. In order to
find out more about the allowed forms of preprints and to understand what
counts as a prior publication, please see IEEE's Sharing and Posting
Policies as well as Section 8.1.9 on "Electronic Information Dissemination"
in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual.

Paper publication

All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press
(EI-Index) and included in the IEEE Digital Library. For publication, each
accepted paper is required to be registered by one of its authors, and at
least one author is required to attend and present the paper at the
conference for the paper to be included in the final technical program and
the IEEE Digital Library.

Special issues

The authors of the best papers will be invited to also submit their work
(with at least 30% novel contents) to special issues to be determined.


The organizing committee of IEEE DAPPS 2023 can be reached via email at:
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