Call for Papers

Important Dates

March 8th, 2024: Paper/Poster submission deadline

May 4th, 2024: Author notification

May 18th, 2024: Final paper submission (camera-ready)

June 7th, 2024: Early conference registration deadline

July 15 to July 18, 2024: Conference dates

The objective of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures (IEEE DAPPS 2024) is to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners in the area of Decentralized Applications (dApps) based on Distributed Ledger Technologies, Blockchains and related technologies. The conference is part of the IEEE CISOSE 2024 congress.

Blockchain has already established itself in the domains of digital payments and cryptocurrencies. However, the potential implications of Blockchain technologies go far beyond their application as the technological backbone for cryptocurrencies. dApps are expected to become a key building block for a plethora of highly expressive applications.

dApps allow for various novel application scenarios, which are built upon distributed consensus and thus are hard to block or censor while providing public verifiability of peer-to-peer transactions without a trusted central party. For that, permissionless Blockchains such as Bitcoin or Ethereum rely on an unrestricted set of participants that run a (time-consuming and energy-hungry) consensus algorithm among them. In contrast, permissioned Blockchains, such as Hyperledger Fabric, distribute trust among a restricted set of consensus participants, a setup that can be well suited to model enterprise application scenarios in a more scalable fashion.

IEEE DAPPS 2024 will provide a high-quality forum for participants from research and industry. The conference will discuss key theories, algorithms, infrastructures, and significant deployments for dApps and decentralized infrastructures, as well as emerging research topics.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs)
  • Smart contracts theory and programming
  • Languages and tools for (secure) dApps
  • Web3 security
  • AI for dApps
  • Machine learning for dApps
  • Infrastructures for dApps
  • Communication protocols and standards for dApps
  • Software engineering for dApps and smart contracts verification
  • Privacy of dApps
  • Security of dApps
  • Decentralized identity
  • Identity management for dApps
  • Token economy
  • Off-Chain/Layer 2 dApps
  • Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
  • Cryptographic primitives for applications
  • Analytics for on-chain and off-chain data
  • Governance structure and mechanisms
  • Policy/laws surrounding dApps and cryptocurrencies
  • Interoperability for dApps, Blockchains, and DLTs
  • Scalability, optimization, and performance of blockchain systems
  • Applications in emerging domains
  • Other emerging research topics

Paper Submission

IEEE DAPPS 2024 solicits research papers describing novel and previously unpublished scientific contributions to the field of Web3 and decentralized computing and infrastructures. All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

Three different types of contributions can be submitted:

  • Regular/Full papers (10 pages, IEEE double-column format)
  • Short papers (6 pages, IEEE double-column format)
  • Posters (2 pages, IEEE double-column format)

Regular papers should describe novel and previously unpublished scientific contributions to the field of dApps and decentralized infrastructures. Each regular paper is limited to 10 pages, including tables, figures and references.

Short papers aim at presenting novel work in progress, novel applications, and novel industry perspectives in the field of dApps and decentralized infrastructures. Each short paper is limited to 6 pages, including tables, figures and references. Short papers will also be peer-reviewed, however, they will be evaluated with a focus on the potential for establishing new ideas and for sparking the interest of participants. Ph.D. students are also invited to submit ongoing work lacking complete results as short papers.

Poster authors are required to submit a 2-page extended abstract that covers the problem being tackled by the poster, the methodology/approach taken by the authors, and the main results attained up to this point. Poster papers must be submitted electronically at the submission site by the submission deadline (see the important dates). At least one author of each accepted poster must register for the conference and present the poster. Each accepted poster will be presented by its authors during the main conference.

All papers must be written in English. Manuscripts must include a title, an abstract, and a list of 4-6 keywords. All papers must be prepared in the IEEE double-column proceedings format. The paper submission templates are available on IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.

IEEE DAPPS 2024 uses a Double-Blind review process. Authors are required to remove their names, affiliation(s) and other identifying information from the header of the manuscript. This also includes meta-data in the submitted document as well as acknowledgment sections. Authors are required to cite their previous work in a neutral manner, for example, avoid “in our previous work [3]” and instead use “as shown in [3]”.

Papers that do not meet these anonymization requirements may be desk-rejected without further review.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The name(s) of the author(s) will not be visible to the reviewers of a paper. The name(s) of the author(s) will be visible in the submission system to the General Chairs and the Program Committee Chairs. Authors should report any conflict of interest with the list of Program Committee members during submission of the manuscript, in which case the Program Committee Chairs will exclude the corresponding PC member(s) from reviewing the paper.

Authors must submit their manuscripts via the following link by March 8th, 2024, 23:59 AoE at the latest:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dapps2024

Preprints

Authors who have submitted articles for publication by the IEEE may be interested in posting preprint versions of the same article. In order to find out more about the allowed forms of preprints and to understand what counts as a prior publication, please see IEEE’s Sharing and Posting Policies as well as Section 8.1.9 on “Electronic Information Dissemination” in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual.

Paper publication

All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press (EI-Index) and included in the IEEE Digital Library. For publication, each accepted paper is required to be registered by one of its authors, and at least one author is required to attend and present the paper at the conference for the paper to be included in the final technical program and the IEEE Digital Library.