The 5th Symposium on Distributed Ledger Technology


23 November 2021 - Brisbane, Australia

Welcome to the 5th Symposium on Distributed Ledger Technology (SDLT)

Distributed Ledger Technology is an emerging technology, which provides the way to store and manage information in a distributed fashion. It enables the creation of decentralized crypto-currencies, smart contracts, eGovernance, supply chain management, eVoting etc over a network of computer systems without any human intervention. Unprecedented reliability and security over other cryptographic schemes has expanded the application domains of blockchain including financial services, real estate, stock exchange, identity management, supply chain, and Internet of Things.

The goal of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers, business leaders and policy makers in this area to carefully analyse current systems or propose new solutions creating a scientific background for a solid development of innovative Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) applications.

Download the SDLT 2021 Call for Papers here.


Past Symposiums

The 1st Symposium on Distributed Ledger Technology was held on 13th June 2017 at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

The 2nd Symposium on Distributed Ledger Technology was held on 5th July 2018 at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

The 3nd Symposium on Distributed Ledger Technology was held on 12th November 2018 at Novotel Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia

The 4th Symposium on Distributed Ledger Technology was held on 10th December 2019 at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

Important Dates

Paper submission: Friday 22nd October Friday 29th October 2021

Call for Speakers closes: Friday 22rd October 2021

Notification of acceptance: Friday 5th November 2021

Speaker Notifications: Friday 5th November 2021

Event: Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Scope and Topics

The main topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Anonymity and privacy in DLT
  • Provenance and trust management
  • Security analysis of DLT solutions
  • Formal verification of Smart Contracts and Blockchain Protocols
  • Blockchain based IoT security solutions
  • Deployment of DLT and Smart Contracts
  • Malicious transactions detection and recovery techniques in Blockchain
  • Applications in healthcare, finance, law, governance, supply chain, identity management, agribusiness, fraud detection, crypto currencies
  • Consensus mechanisms: PoW, PoS, PoE etc
  • New architectures, paradigms, and platforms
  • Scalability and interoperability
  • Blockchain based business models
  • Big data, AI and Blockchain technology
  • Other industry applications and evaluations

Paper Submissions

Researchers and industry practitioners are invited to submit a two page extended abstract.

The abstracts may be submitted via the SDLT'21 portal, hosted on EasyChair.

Access submission portal


Authors may prepare their manuscripts in accordance to the IEEE conference format guideline available here.

Organising Committee

General Co-Chairs

Raja Jurdak, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ernest Foo, Griffith University, Australia


Program Co-Chairs

Peter Robinson, Consensys/University of Queensland, Australia
Volkan Dedeoglu, CSIRO Data61, Australia
Ali Dorri, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


Publicity & Local Co-Chairs

Shantanu Pal, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Gowri Ramachandran, Queensland University of Technology, Australia


Web Chair

Zhe Hou, Griffith University, Australia