The objective of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures (DAPPCON 2019) is to facilitate the exchange between researchers and practitioners in the area of Decentralized Applications based on Distributed Ledger Technologies, Blockchain and related technologies.
It can be already seen today that Blockchain is making a huge impact on the way digital payments are made. However, the potential implications of Blockchain technologies go far beyond their application as the technological backbone for cryptocurrencies. In recent years, Decentralized Applications (dApps) have emerged as a new model for building massively scalable services.
dApps allow for various novel application scenarios, which are build upon distributed consensus and thus are hard to block or censor. While Blockchains such as Bitcoin or Ethereum are based on compute-intense consensus mechanisms, more recent approaches focus on voting- or staking-based algorithms that support higher transactions per second and are also better-suited to reflect proportions of majority ownership, which are required in many enterprise application scenarios. Also, the integration of Smart Contracts into Blockchains, for example, based on Ethereum or Hyperledger, leads to a plethora of possible use cases for dApps.
DAPPCON 2019 will provide a high-quality forum for participants from research and industry. The conference will discuss key theories, algorithms, infrastructures, and significant applications for Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures, as well as emerging research topics.