Call for Papers

Blockchain can be considered as much an ideology as it is a technology. The venture capitalist and software developer Marc Andreesen considers blockchain to be as important and revolutionary as the Internet. It is therefore reasonable to expect that aspects of this technology and the ideology have the potential to underpin concepts, frameworks, regulations, and economics in the world of dynamic spectrum access.

This workshop will focus on the role of the blockchain in the spectrum world. We see this workshop as a mixture of tutorial, workshop and brainstorm for future DySPAN conferences – hence it can in principle be consider as a dual function submission. In particular, we hope to foster a discussion that will promote research into topics related to blockchain, including:

  • What functional roles can blockchain play in the spectrum sharing ecosystem?
  • What regulatory changes are required (a) to implement and use blockchain and (b) if blockchain sees widespread adoption?
  • What possible architectures and (new) features of the spectrum sharing ecosystem are enabled with the adoption of blockchain?
  • How do the roles, rights, and responsibilities of stakeholders in the spectrum sharing ecosystem change with the adoption of blockchain?

Important dates:

  • Paper submission deadline (via EDAS): January 20, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: February 8, 2017
  • Camera-ready deadline: February 15, 2017
  • Workshop: March 6, 2017