6th Distributed Ledger Technologies Workshop (DLT2024)

May, 14-15 2024 – Turin, Italy

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is having an ever growing popularity. The first applications of DLT concern cryptocurrencies, but the DLT disruptive features enable several applications in many scenarios of interest both in research and business contexts. In particular, the possibility of executing Smart Contracts makes the DLT technology suitable to be adopted in a large number of application fields, being Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, Edge Computing, and Supply Chain Management, only some examples. At the same time, the adoption of DLT opens new challenges in terms of privacy, security, scalability, sustainability and decentralization.

This workshop is a forum for researchers, developers, and users to discuss issues related to Distributed Ledger Technology and its adoption in research and business scenarios. The primary goal is to foster discussion and cross-fertilisation of ideas among experts in different fields related to DLTs, and thus advance the national and international state-of-the-art. Research, applications, case studies, and experiences concerning DLT are all encouraged with a special focus on the privacy and security issues.

News – Best paper and best reviewer awards – During the social dinner, prizes were awarded to the authors of the best paper and the best reviews.

Best paper award:
“A Netting Protocol for Liquidity-saving Automated Market Makers”
Margherita Renieri, Letterio Galletta, Alberto Lluch Lafuente and James Chiang

Best reviewer awards:
Fadi Barbara
Pierpaolo Della Monica
Riccardo Marchesin

News – Workshop program – The tentative program for DLT 2024 is available at the link https://dlt2024.di.unito.it/program/. The program will be finalized once the final version of the papers under conditional acceptance will be evaluated.

News – Workshop program – In order to allow for proper planning of travel and accommodation, we can anticipate that, given the large number of submissions, the workshop program will occupy both days, from the morning until the end of the afternoon.

News – Registration is now open!

News – Invited speaker – Dr. Ing. Stefan Schulte will hold an invited talk entitled: “Blockchain Interoperability: Current State and Future Trends
Dr. Ing. Stefan Schulte is Full Professor at Hamburg University of Technology, head of the Institute for Data Engineering, and leads the Christian Doppler Laboratory Blockchain Technologies for the Internet of Things (CDL-BOT).
Abstract: “In recent years, blockchains and other distributed ledger technologies have gained much popularity both within industry and research. The widespread attention has led to manifold research and development activities. As a result, 100s of different protocols have been proposed and implemented, very often providing new functionalities. As a result, today’s blockchain landscape is heavily fragmented, with different, incompatible technologies being available to potential users. Since interoperability between different blockchains is usually not foreseen in existing protocols and standards, even simple functionalities like sending tokens from one participant to another, or invoking and executing smart contracts can only be carried out within a single blockchain.
Within this keynote, we will discuss the current state of the art in blockchain interoperability and have a look at future research trends in this field.”

News – Research paper submission deadline has been extended to March 14, 2024

News – Oral communication submission deadline has been extended to April 8, 2024

News – Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue of the Blockchain: Research and Applications journal