Technologies of distributed ledgers and blockchains

The section is being held by joint initiative of the ISP RAS and is devoted to technologies of blockchain and distributed ledgers. Issues to be considered during this event include, but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Transactions and transaction validation.
    a. Transaction for general purpose data – contracts, agreements, obligations, etc. Machine- and human- readable data.
    b. Keeping data off-chain, sidechain.
    c. Validation of general-purpose data.
  • Consensus.
    a. "Proof of …" consensus schemes.
    b. Fraud detection.
    c. Identification of hostile or faulty nodes.
  • Code execution on the ledger (smart contracts/chain code).
    a. Languages for smart contracts.
    b. Execution environments, virtual machines.
    c. Cost of execution, execution termination.
  • Scalability and performance: storage and block construction.
    a. Technology limitations for thousands transactions per second.
    b. Sharding, distributed file systems, distributed databases.
  • Network protocols for blockchain and DLT.
    a. Real time protocols for peer-to-peer communication.
    b. Reliable transmission in unreliable network with malicious nodes.
    c. Broadcasting, multicasting / groups, channels.
  • Security and safety. New threats connected with DLT and blockchains.
  • Trust in untrusted environments.
    a. Client Identification. Know Your Client.
    b. Anonymity and deanonymisation.

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit their non-published and non-submitted for other conferences articles on theoretical studies and practical implementations on the above-mentioned topics.

To become a participant of the conference you need to register.

Programme Committee

Organizer & Partners


Registration will be available soon.


We solicit original and unpublished articles of current research, results or work in progress. We invite both researchers and practitioners to submit early research work or general discussions. All accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of Ivannikov ISP RAS Open Conference, that is indexed in Web of Science and Scopus.

The papers should be 3 to 7 pages long, formatted using IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. Peer review is double-blind. Please remove any references to authors, such as names, affiliations or emails, from submitted manuscripts, as well as direct references to previous work. In the case of successful review and acceptance you will be requested to submit camera-redy text with necessary author details.

Articles submission due to September 19, 2018 September 5, 2018.

Submission is open at EasyChair.

Organizing and Program Committees of Ivannikov ISP RAS Open Conference look forward for cooperation with authors to ensure a process that is both fair in practice and perceived to be fair by everyone.

Submissions that violate these guidelines will be rejected.

Venue Information

Where to find us


The conference takes place at the Main building of the Russian Academy of Science. See the map for exact information.


To get to the venue place, you can take one of the city bus lines or railways Moscow Metro. All the services are comfortable to reach into the place.


Suitable Hotels and Restaurants are surrounded all the area. Here you will find our recommendations.