1st International Workshop of Blockchain Technology and Analysis for Security (WBTAC)

Website: https://wbtas.github.io/wbtas2019/

A blockchain is a distributed ledger for recording transactions, maintained by many nodes without central authority through a distributed cryptographic protocol. All nodes validate the information to be appended to the blockchain, and a consensus protocol ensures that the nodes agree on a unique order in which entries are appended. This prominent feature of blockchain is well known after the success of its early digital cryptocurrency applications known as Bitcoin. Nowadays more and more innovative applications are using blockchain to explore many new innovative digital financial applications and various decentralized applications that eliminate the need for 3rd party intermediaries, such as identity management, credit management, distrusted/public/shared ledger, crowd-funding, P2P insurance, smart contracts, supply chain management, online voting and medical records. We aim to advance the state of the art in security of blockchain technology and analysis. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in distributed systems, cryptography, and security, from academia and industry, who are interested in the technology and analysis of blockchains and their protocols.


  • The Bitcoin protocol and extensions (cryptography, scripting language, etc.)
  • Applications using or built on top of Bitcoin
  • New applications of blockchain technology
  • Permissioned and permissionless blockchains
  • Cryptocurrency adoption and transition dynamics
  • Transaction graph analysis
  • Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
  • Economics and game theoretic analysis of cryptocurrency protocols
  • Regulation and law enforcement
  • Usability and user studies
  • Legal, ethical and societal aspects of (decentralized) virtual currencies
  • Case studies (e.g., of adoption, attacks, forks, scams, ...)


All submissions must be in PDF format and conform, at time of submission, to the IEEE formatting guidelines. All submissions must not exceed 6 pages (including figures and appendices) plus up to 2 pages that contain ONLY references.
Submission website: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=saner2019

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 14, 2018 AoE
  • Paper submission deadline: December 21, 2018 AoE
  • Notifications: January 11, 2019
  • Camera Ready deadline: January 22, 2019
  • Workshop day: February 24, 2019
  • Organizers:

    Ming Fan, Xi'an Jiaotong University
    Zijiang Yang, Western Michigan University
    Yan Cai, Chinese Academy of Sciences