The Fourth ACM International Symposium on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (BSCI 2022)

May 30 - June 3, Nagasaki, JAPAN Will be held in conjunction with The 17th ACM ASIA Conference on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ACM ASIACCS 2022).















Photos are licensed for use under the copyright of the organizing committee member Dr. Jiamou Liu.

The Fourth ACM International Symposium on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (BSCI 2022)

May 30 - June 3, Nagasaki, JAPAN Will be held in conjunction with The 17th ACM ASIA Conference on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ACM ASIACCS 2022).















Photos are licensed for use under the copyright of the organizing committee member Dr. Jiamou Liu.

Welcome to BSCI 2022

Blockchain is a decentralized transaction and data management technology that was voiced by its implementation in Bitcoin. In recent years, Blockchain has been achieving an ever-growing popularity. The reason for the interest in Blockchain is its central attributes that provide security, anonymity and data integrity without any third-party organization in control of the transactions, and therefore it is applied in numerous fields, including securing critical infrastructure.


As technology advanced, critical infrastructures increasingly come to rely on digital control systems and networking. Attacks on critical infrastructure sites are currently a fact of life rather than a potential threat. For example, power stations, chemical plants, telecommunication stations and nuclear facilities are tempting targets to cyber-attacks. In this scene, the question remains on why and how we can utilize blockchain techniques to secure critical infrastructure. Prior methods of protecting critical infrastructure have been plagued by centralized weaknesses and single points of failure problems. Contemporarily, Blockchain can offer cryptography for transactions and data in trustless distributed networks to enhance the reliability and resilience of the critical infrastructure. In other words, increasingly open and security needs is forcing us to shore up defenses with developing blockchain technology to help secure distributed critical infrastructure.


The aim of this academic get-together, ACM International Symposium on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure, is to collect latest research results concerning Blockchain and secure critical infrastructure on relevant scenarios, such as the ones subsequently listed. Researchers, experts, and scholars from both industry and academia are encouraged to share their recent studies, investigations, and findings in this forum.


Selected high-quality papers will be suggested to the following special issue: Blockchain: Research and Applications (Elsevier), Special Issue on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (BSCI)


The series of highly successful International Symposium on Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (BSCI) include BSCI-2021 (Hongkong, China), BSCI-2020 (Taipei, Taiwan, China) and BSCI-2019 (Auckland, New Zealand).


We welcome you in Nagasaki, Japan, 30 May, 2022!

Announcements

  • [05-03-2022] Technical Program of BSCI 2022 is available.
  • [02-02-2022] Due to multiple requests made by contributors during Lunar New Year holiday, we have extended the submission deadline to Feb. 15th, 2022.

Call for Papers

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Current state of Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure
  • Blockchain Advances in 6G Network
  • Smart Contract Methods in Intelligent Control System
  • Technical issues of Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure (architecture, functionality, workflows, availability, scalability, challenges of implementation, etc.)
  • Security and Privacy in Blockchain and Critical Infrastructure
  • Attacks on Blockchain and Critical Infrastructure
  • Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure with Smart Grid
  • Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure with Industry 4.0
  • Impact on business models (change of existing business models, emergence of new business models, disruptive business models, etc.)
  • Blockchain Advance in Secure Smart Grid
  • The future applications of Blockchain and Secure Critical Infrastructure in different areas (finance, insurance, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, energy sector, education, transportation, media production, government sector etc.)

In addition to the technical research achievements, all qualified submissions in relevant subtopics (including novel industrial topics) not mentioned here are welcomed, too. Nevertheless, articles focusing on describing standards or commercial purposes are not considered as acceptable contents for this symposium. High quality submissions will be recommended to a few journal special issues that are currently being applied for.



Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Feb 15, 2022 (Extended)

Notification Due: Feb 28, 2022

Final Version Due: Mar 7, 2022

Conference Date: May 30, 2022

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. All submissions should be appropriately anonymized and a DOUBLE-BLIND REVIEW policy will be applied during the review process. Submissions must be in double-column ACM SIG Proceedings format, and should not exceed the following page limit.

  • Full-Length Paper = 12 Page Limit + up to 2 extra pages for appendices only
  • Short Paper = 6 Page Limit + up to 2 extra pages for appendices only
  • Poster/Late Breaking = 3 Page Limit (for all content, no extra pages)

Position papers describing the work in progress are also welcome. Only pdf files will be accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of the paper must be registered at the appropriate conference rate. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library. This symposium will grant a few awards, including ACM Best Paper Award and ACM Best Student Award.


Submission site is now open.

Committees

Program Chairs


Keke Gai, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Publicity Chair


Jiamou Liu (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Program Committee

Md Ali (Rider University, USA)
Ferdous Barbhuiya (Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, India)
Wei Cai (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China)
Wu Chen (Chongqing University, China)
Yang Chen (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
Yuanfang Chi (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Debiao He (Wuhan University, China)
William Hughes (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Peng Jiang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Paul Kearney (Birmingham City University, UK)
Fengqi Li (Dalian University of Technology, China)
Joseph K. Liu (Monash University, Australia)
Xiao-Yang Liu (Columbia University, USA)
Mayra Samaniego (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Mohammad Saidur Rahman (RMIT University, Australia)
Mak Sharma (Birmingham City Univesity, UK)
Hao Tang (City University of New York, USA)
Gang Wang (University of Connecticut, USA)
Hao Wang (Shandong Normal University, China)
Qin Wang (CSIRO Data61, Australia)
Zehua Wang (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Zehui Xiong (Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore)
Naoto Yanai (Osaka University, Japan)
Xun Yi (RMIT University, Australia)
Hua Yin (Guangdong University of Finance and Economics, China)
Jin Zhang (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
Junwei Zhang (Xidian University, China)
Shijie Zhang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China)
Xuyun Zhang (Macquarie University, Australia)

Keynotes

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ernesto Damiani, Khalifa University, UAE

Title: Toward Distributed Ledger Support for 5G Network Services



Bio: Ernesto Damiani is a Full Professor at Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), Senior Director of the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute, and Director of Center for Cyber Physical Systems (C2PS) within Khalifa University (UAE). He is the leader of the Big Data area at Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center (EBTIC), and President of the Consortium of Italian Computer Science Universities (CINI). He is also part of the ENISA Ad-Hoc Working Group on Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity. Ernesto's areas of interest include cyber-physical systems, Big Data Analytics, Edge/Cloud security and performance, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. Ernesto Damiani has pioneered model-driven data analytics. He has authored more than 660 Scopus-indexed publications and several patents. Ernesto has been a recipient of the Research and Innovation Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Homeland Security , of the Stephen Yau Award from the Service Society, of the Outstanding contributions Award from IFIP TC2, of the Chester-Sall Award from IEEE IES, of the IEEE TCHS Research and Innovation Award, and of a doctorate honoris causa from INSA – Lyon (France) for his contribution to Big Data teaching and research.


Abstract: The fifth generation (5G) wireless networks technologies support diverse vertical applications by connecting heterogeneous devices and machines, promising drastic improvements in terms of low latency, increased network capacity and enhanced system throughput. Despite all these advantages that 5G will bring about, there are still major challenges to be addressed, including decentralization, transparency, risks of data interoperability, network privacy and security vulnerabilities. On paper, Distributed Ledger Technologies provide a framework to effectively handle most challenges in 5G networks. The talk outlines recent developments in blockchain-based 5G services, focusing on the potential of blockchain for key 5G technologies, including edge computing, Network Function Virtualization, Network Slicing, and M2M communications and for 5G services, including from spectrum management, virtualization, and resource management. Then, it considers the properties that DLT can support in terms of trust, privacy and security, identifying and possible 0research challenges with open issues.

Program

Date: May 30, 2022 UAE Time

09:00 – 09:10 11:00-11:10 Workshop Opening

09:10 – 9:50 11:10-11:50 Keynote Speech
Session Chair: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Dr. Ernesto Damiani (Khalifa University)
Talk Title: Toward Distributed Ledger Support for 5G Network Services

9:50 – 10:50 11:50-12:50 BSCI Session 1
Session Chair: Keke Gai (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)

  • Vulnerable Smart Contract Detection by Means of Model Checking, Giuseppe Crincoli (IIT-CNR, Italy); Giacomo Iadarola (IIT-CNR, Italy); Piera Elena La Rocca (IIT-CNR, Italy); Fabio Martinelli (IIT-CNR, Italy); Francesco Mercaldo (University of Molise, Italy); Antonella Santone (University of Molise, Italy)
  • Towards an Evaluation Metric for Carbon-Emitting Energy Provenance of Bitcoin Transactions, Tony Mullen (Northeastern University, USA); Peter Finn (King's College London, UK); Jonathan Kochmer (Synectify Crysalis, Singapore)
  • T-Tracer: A Blockchain-Aided Symbol Mapping Watermarking Scheme for Traitor Tracing in Non-Repudiation Data Delivery, Liang Wang (Hebei University); Jun Li (Xiong'An Intelligent City Innovation Federation); Lina Zuo (Hebei University); Yu Wen (Hebei University); Haibo Liu (Hebei University); Wenyuan Liu (Yanshan University)
  • Economic Analysis of Loot Box Market in Blockchain Games, Yu Jiang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China); Sizheng Fan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China); Wei Cai (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China)

10:50 – 11:5012:50-13:50 BSCI Session 2
Session Chair: Jiamou Liu (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

  • DeDa: A DeFi-enabled Data Sharing and Trading System, Minfeng Qi (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia); Zhiyu Xu (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia); Ziyuan Wang (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia); Shiping Chen (CSIRO, Australia)); Yang Xiang (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
  • Economic Analysis of Decentralized Exchange Market with Transaction Fee Mining, Hongbo Zhang (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China); Sizheng Fan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China); Zhixuan Fang (Tsinghua University, Shenzhen, China); Wei Cai (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China)
  • Blockchain-based Secure Medical Data Management and Disease Prediction Systems, Meiquan Wang (Qufu Normal University, China); Huiru Zhang (Qufu Noraml University, China); Haoyang Wu (Qufu Normal University, China); Guangshun Li (Qufu Normal University, China); Keke Gai (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
  • Competitive Decentralized Randomness Beacon Protocols, Mayank Raikwar (NTNU, Norway)

11:50 – 12:50 13:50-14:50 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 15:10-16:00 BSCI Session 3:
Session Chair: Wei Cai (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)

  • ScaleSFL: A Sharding Solution for Blockchain-Based Federated Learning, Evan Madill: University of Manitoba, Canada); Ben Nguyen (University of Manitoba, Canada); Sara Rouhani (University of Manitoba, Canada)
  • Blockchain-based Reputation Evaluation Using Game Theory in Social Networking, Wenjie Guo (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
  • Mitigating Frontrunning Attacks in Ethereum, Maddipati Varun (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India); Balaji Palanisamy (University of Pittsburgh, USA); Shamik Sural (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India)
  • GasSaver: A Tool for Solidity Smart Contract Optimization, Quang-Thang Nguyen (Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam); Bao Son Do (University of Transport Technology, Vietnam); Thi Tam Nguyen (University of Science, Vietnam National University, Vietnam); Ba-Lam Do (Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam)

14:00 – 14:45 16:10-16:45 BSCI Short Paper & Poster Session:
Session Chair: Minrui Xu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

  • Design of Public Voluntary Carbon Market Mechanism based on Crosschain and Token Economics (Poster), Dongsheng Hou (Shanghai Wanxiang Blockchain Inc, China); Yukun Hao (Shanghai Wanxiang Blockchain Inc, China); Yu Du (Shanghai Wanxiang Blockchain Inc, China)
  • Achieving Secure and Efficient P2P Data Trading based on Blockchain for Internet of Things (Short Paper), Ningyu An (Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Co. Ltd, China); Xiao Liang (Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Co. Ltd, China); Xiaokun Zheng (Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Co. Ltd, China); Shuai Yuan (Brock University, Canada); Xiaodong Wang (North China Electric Power University, China); Zhitao Guan (North China Electric Power University, China)

14:45 -14:50 16:45-16:50 Closing Remark

Registration

BSCI 2022 registration is available at the AsiaCCS 2022 registration page, https://asiaccs2022.conferenceservice.jp/registration/. Please register the event following the instruction of AsiaCCS 2022.

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