Symposium on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies for Spatial Information and Analysis (DLT-Geo 2018)

Symposium on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies for Spatial Information and Analysis (DLT-Geo 2018)


at GIScience 2018; 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science; 28-31 August 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Workshop Description and Scope

Distributed ledger and blockchain technologies, the public, immutable and distributed database systems underlying cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, along with the recent innovation to put decentralised programmable scripts (smart contracts) on blockchains, have generated a tremendous amount of interest lately. Many of the newly proposed applications of blockchain technology are geospatial in nature, including distributed land records, the internet of things, sensor networks, cloud computing, geo-privacy, and improved ownership models for crowdsourced geographic information. The representation of spatial information on the blockchain and the creation of smart contracts that are location-aware has the potential to impact geographic information systems to a similar degree as the introduction of Web 2.0 did over a decade ago.

Workshop Format

For the symposium, we ask each participant to submit a short (1-2 page) statement of interest exploring ideas at the intersection of blockchains, distributed ledgers, smart contracts and spatial information research. Please upload your papers to easychair by 1 July, 2018.

Symposium Topics

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Program

(Morning session: 8:30 -- 12:30 pm; August 28th. 2018)

Statements of Interest

Organizers

 

Please feel free to contact the organizers for further questions at jano @ geog . ucsb. edu.