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CFP: Globecom 2019 Workshop on Blockchain for Telecommunications

IEEE GLOBECOM Workshop on Blockchain for Telecommunications 
13 December 2019,  Waikoloa, HI, USA

Workshop link: https://globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/workshop/ws-27-ieee-globecom-2019-workshop-blockchain-telecommunications-emerging-technologies-next

Submission link: https://edas.info/N26307 (requirements below)

Scope and Topic List

Blockchain is a decentralized, transparent and trusted database,
defined as part of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) framework,
and considered as an enabling technology of new IT enterprise systems
and applications.  Blockchain in Telecommunications is a new powerful
concept that can tremendously improve telecom networking operations
and customer-facing processes experience, adding a new layer of
authentication, validation and security for all telecom assets and
transactions.  Telecom companies will benefit most from enterprise,
permissioned Blockchain solutions to enhance existing IT (Information
Technology) and OT (Operations Technology) solutions to address fraud
prevention, customer identity management, mobile transactions
settlement and mobile payment, among others, Blockchain is still a
nascent technology and as such there are challenges for the wide
adoption of Blockchain/DLT as a new enterprise and operational layer.
These challenges are around scalability, interoperability, standards,
privacy, security, governance and consensus mechanisms that need to be
defined and validated for telecom-specific applications.

This half-day IEEE Globecom Workshop on Telecommunications for
Blockchain will introduce the basic concepts of Blockchain applied to
Telecommunications, and will discuss emerging trends and the
challenges ahead.  It will also provide a forward-looking perspective
on the emerging technologies and key applications in this new field.
It may be paired with a half-day industrial forum on blockchain (to be
confirmed).

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
        • Blockchain in 5G Technologies
        • Blockchain in IoT
        • Blockchain in Networking and Cloud Technologies
        • Blockchain in Telecommunications Process, Operation and Customer Management
        • Blockchain in vehicular networks
        • Blockchain Telecom Enterprise Applications
        • Blockchain Telecom in Home Automation and Communications
        • Blockchain Telecom Cybersecurity
        • Blockchain Telecom Scalability, Performance and Privacy
        • Blockchain Telecom Interoperability
        • Blockchain Telecom Pilots and Applications
        • Blockchain Telecom Regulatory Challenges and Requirements
        • Blockchain Telecom Emerging Technologies

Important dates

  • Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2019 (11:59 PM, EST)
  • Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2019
  • Camera-ready version: September 15, 2019
  • Workshop: December 13, 2019


Submission:
All submissions must be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures 
and references.

Download Standard IEEE conference templates for Latex formats: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html 

You may also use one of the following templates for Microsoft word: A4, US letter. 
Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process, and all the submissions must be done through EDAS.

Submission Guidelines: https://globecom2019.ieee-globecom.org/authors/call-symposium-papers 

Technical Program Committee:
        • Nirupama Bulusu, Portland State University, US
        • Umit Cali, University of North Carolina, US
        • Fred Douglis (co-chair), Perspecta Labs, US
        • Aniket Kate, Purdue,  US
        • Lucianna Kiffer, Northeastern University, US
        • Bhaskar Krishnamachari, USC, US
        • Claudio Lima (co-chair), Blockchain Engineering Council, US
        • Jason Rupe. CableLabs, US
        • Khaled Salah, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
        • Angelos Stavrou, GMU, US
        • Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich, Switzerland
        • Tim Weil, SecurityFeeds LLC, US  

About SecurityFeeds

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Tim Weil is a Security Architect/IT Security Manager with over twenty five years of IT management, consulting and engineering experience in the U.S. Government and Communications Industry.  Mr. Weil's technical areas of expertise include IT Security Management, Enterprise Security Architecture, FISMA Compliance, Identity Management, and Network Engineering. Mr. Weil is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has served in several IEEE positions.