The 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Edge Computing Security and
Blockchain (EdgeBlock 2020) will be held in Beijing, China, April
27-30, 2020, in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2020. EdgeBlock 2020 is
an international forum for researchers to present their latest
researches and perspectives on the intersection of blockchain and edge
computing (including Internet of Things - IoT). This is an
interdisciplinary area that is of increasingly importance. For
example, in our new networked society where there are a broad range of
IoT devices and cyber physical systems around us, and data from these
devices and systems generated at the edge of the network are been sent
to some edge devices or the cloud servers for processing and storage.

The utility of blockchain in a number of applications, including to
secure data-in-transit and data-at-rest in IoT and cyber physical
systems, has also been explored in the research community. This is not
surprising due to the inherent features of blockchain, such as
decentralization and immutability.  Therefore, in this workshop we are
interested in determining how can we leverage blockchain
characteristics to establish trusted environments for IoT, social
networking, cyber security and other commercial applications. Topic of
particular interest include, but not limited to:

  * Security model, framework, and mechanism in designing
      blockchain-enabled edge
  *   Blockchain-based secure edge computing in social networking
  *   Blockchain-based edge in cyber-physical systems
  *   Security and privacy in blockchain and edge computing
  *   Blockchain in digital currency and Internet banking
  *   Blockchain-enabled trustful edge in 5G
  *   Cyber-attacks to blockchain and edge systems
  *   Advance artificial intelligence in blockchain and edge
  *   Edge-enhanced blockchain with FPGAs & ASICs
  *   Integrated secure communication design for edge-enhanced blockchain
  *   Integrated communication design for edge-enhanced Blockchain

This workshop is also particularly interested in practical
applications, which includes prototype demonstrations of novel

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2020
Camera Ready: March 6, 2020
Program Chairs
Keke Gai, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA