29 April 2017, University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France

Security and Privacy of Blockchain Technologies

Today, the security and privacy properties of blockchain technologies are still an emerging field that is need of further research. The Bitcoin electronic cash system introduced the new field of blockchain technology as a practical mechanism for a permissionless and censorship-resistant e-cash over the Internet. However, the decentralized network and public verifiability of Bitcoin often do not provide the security and privacy properties assumed by its users. For example, despite a common assumption that Bitcoin is anonymous, transactions can be de-anonymized, limiting the commercial utility of the network and also harms individual privacy. Generalizations of Bitcoin's underlying blockchain technology as a platform for smart contracts by Ethereum are still immature. For example, security issues in the underlying programming language for smart contracts in Ethereum led to the massive DAO hack. More than ever, proper security and privacy properties need to be designed into the underlying framework for blockchain technologies.



Tower 44--54: Room 105

The workshop will take place at UPMC Campus Jussieu, which is located right in the center of Paris, about 10 minutes walk from Notre Dame. The street address is "4 Place Jussieu, 75005 Paris", and the entrance into the campus is *only* via Place Jussieu (Rue Jussieu), next to the Jussieu metro station (which deserves metro lines 7 and 10). The EuroS&P sessions and registration desk are hosted in the Auditorium of UPMC Campus Jussieu, which is located between towers 45, 44, 54, and 55. The auditorium is underground and the entrance is via a separate staircase with a glass cover.

For more information about the venue, see maps and pictures.

Please carry photo ID due to (possible) security checks by UPMC


Program Committee


Programme Chair


Call for Papers

The Security and Privacy on the Blockchain Workshop is the first IEEE forum for research on the security and privacy properties of blockchains as a solution for transactional systems. We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel contributions in both Bitcoin and wider blockchain research. Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation, analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of existing systems. Papers that shed new light on past or informally known results by means of sound formal theory or thorough empirical analysis are welcome.

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