The 4th Symposium on Distributed Ledger Technology

10 December 2019 - Brisbane, Australia

Welcome to the 4th 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.

We look forward to your contribution and participation.

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

Important Dates

Paper submission: 20th November 2019

Notification of acceptance: 27th November 2019

Camera ready copy due: 4th December 2019

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'19 portal, hosted on EasyChair.

Access submission portal

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


Early Registration
(until 27 Nov 2019)
Student Registration
Late Registration
(after 27 Nov 2019)
Fee* 100 AUD (≈ 69 USD) 50 AUD (≈ 35 USD) 150 AUD (≈ 104 USD)

*All registered participants will receive an access code for parking for free.

The USD conversion is only for indication purposes. The attendants should use the AUD price for registration.

Register here

Host city

Brisbane is blessed with idyllic subtropical weather all year round. With award-winning food and wine, a jam-packed events calendar, adventurous activities, scenic weekend getaways and plenty to explore all over the city, there's always something to do.

Venue and Accomodation

The 4th SDLT will be held at N79, Griffith University Nathan Campus. Address: 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD, 4111, Australia

Visa Application

Attendees that require a visa may request a support letter from
Additional visa information can be found here.

Organising Committee

General Co-Chairs

Raja Jurdak, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ryan Ko, University of Queensland, Australia
Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy, Griffith University, Australia

Organization Co-Chairs

Ernest Foo, Griffith University, Australia
Kamanashis Biswas, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Guangdong Bai, University of Queensland, Australia

Local Co-Chairs

David Tuffley, Griffith University, Australia
Marius Portmann, University of Queensland, Australia
Wee Lum Tan, Griffith University, Australia

Industry Co-Chairs

Katrina Donaghy, Civic Ledger, Australia
Don Sands, Synengco, Australia

Publicity Chair

Ali Dorri, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Zhe Hou, Griffith University, Australia

Web Chair

Hadrien Bride, Griffith University, Australia

Program Committee

Ermyas Abebe, IBM Research, Australia
Alistair Barros, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Volkan Dedeoglu, Data61, Australia
Md Sadek Ferdous, Imperial College London, UK
John Flood, Griffith University, Australia
Raj Gaire, Data61-CSIRO, Australia
Praveen Gauravaram, Tata Consultancy Services, Australia
Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama, USA
Fritz Henglein, University of Copenhagen and Deon Digital AG, Denmark
Malka Halgamuge, University of Melbourne, Australia
Ambrose Hill, UNSW/Data61, Australia
Mohammad Jabed Morshed Chowdhury, La Trobe University, Australia
Yaoqi Jia, Zilliqa, Singapore
Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales, Australia
Dileban Karunamoorthy, IBM Research, Australia
Paddy Krishnan, Oracles Lab, Australia
Joseph Liu, Monash University, Australia
Adrian McCullagh, ODMOB Lawyers, Australia
Zoran Milosevic, Deontik, Australia
Kamran Najeebullah, Data61, Australia
Valeri Natanelov, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Surya Nepal, Data61-CSIRO, Australia
Marimuthu Palaniswami, University of Melbourne, Australia
Vishwas Patil, IIT-Bombay, India
Marius Portmann, University of Queensland, Australia
Sushmita Ruj, CSIRO, Data61, Australia
RK Shyamasundar, IIT-Bombay, India
Regis Riveret, Data61, Australia
Peter Robinson, Consensys, Australia
Paulo de Souza, Griffith University, Australia
Victor Wang , Griffith University, Australia
Ziyuan Wang , Swinburne University, Australia
John Williams, University of Queensland, Australia
Xin-Wen Wu, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

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