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1st International Workshop on Distributed Platforms and Technologies for Financial Services (DiPTeFS)


Of late, several new platforms and technologies have started emerging to revolutionize the financial services industry. Mobile applications for exchanging currency and making payments has increased the ease of transactions in the industry. Distributed platforms and technologies to handle cryptocurrency (such as bitcoin) transactions have started gaining popularity. Novel distributed analytics, distributed databases, and cognitive systems based technologies and platforms for financial Services are being developed. Blockchain technologies and platforms have taken on a more general role to handle transactions and assets. Variants of blockchain technologies are being explored based on permissioned vs open blockchains, or based on distributed ledger technology vs public ledgers, or based on different distributed consensus and fault tolerant protocols. New cloud, edge, and mobile platforms are emerging for financial services, and use-cases such as peer-to- peer lending and peer-to- peer currency transfer are also gaining traction. The goal of the first International Workshop on Distributed Platforms and Technologies for Financial Services (DiPTeFS) will serve as an open forum for the exchange of knowledge on latest platforms, technologies, research and development in these new exciting domains for financial services.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


- Distributed Cryptocurrency platforms and technologies
- Blockchain Technology for Financial Services
- Public Ledgers for Financial Services
- Distributed Shared Ledgers / Distributed Ledger Technology for Financial Services
- Permissioned Blockchain Platforms and Technologies
- Open Blockchain Platforms and Technologies
- Distributed Consensus Protocols and Mechanisms
- Distributed Security, Trust, Anonymity, and Privacy Management
- Distributed Fault Tolerance Protocols
- Proof-of- work techniques
- Distributed Databases for Financial Services
- Distibuted Cloud, Micro cloud, Private cloud, and Edge platforms for Financial Services
- Distributed Analytics for Financial Services
- Cognitive Systems for Financial Services
- Distributed Pub/Sub Messaging Platforms for Financial Services
- Peer to peer lending / currency-transfer platforms
- Mobile payment platforms
- Smart contracts for Financial Services
- Systems implementing prototypes of use-cases for Financial Services
- Scalable platforms and technologies for Financial Services
- Languages to represent contracts and financial processes


Submission Guidelines:


Papers describing original ideas should be written in English and in PDF format. Submissions should include: a title, the names of the authors, their affiliations and the contact author's email. Each submission must not exceed six double-column pages (excluding references) which will describe the results. Additional necessary details may be included in a clearly marked appendix which will be read at the discretion of the program committee. Shorter submissions (4 or 5 pages) are welcome. The submissions will be judged based on the merit of the ideas rather than the length. Submissions must be made through the on-line submission site. The accepted papers will be published in the ACM digital library.


Authors are also welcome submit work currently in progress while not exceeding six page limit. The authors can later submit the completed and full version at other venues. In this case, final papers will be available to participants electronically at the meeting, but to facilitate resubmission to more formal venues, no archival proceedings will be published, and papers will not be sent to the ACM Digital Library. The authors must clearly indicate that they are submitting work in progress on the title page. But these papers will also be treated as normal from a review perspective. They will be subject to same rigor of review as regular papers.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper. In case of no-shows of accepted papers at the workshop will result in those papers NOT being included in the proceedings and will also not be made electronically available.


Submission Instructions:


Papers can be submitted here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=diptefs2017


Important Dates


Deadline for Submission: 
Acceptance Notification: 
Camera Ready Due:
Workshop Date:

  October 21, 2016
  November 10, 2016
  November 23, 2016
  January 07, 2017


Steering Committee Chairs


R K Shyamasundar, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Sajal K. Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA (Co-chair)
Sukumar Ghosh, University of Iowa, USA (Co-chair)


General/TPC Chairs


Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM Research, Bangalore, India


Program Committee (to be updated shortly)


Sushmita Ruj, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Sourav Sen Gupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Venkataraman Ramakrishna, IBM Research, Bangalore, India
Nagesh Bhattu Sristy, IDRBT, Hyderabad, India
G R Gangadharan, IDRBT, Hyderabad, India
Abhishek Singh, IBM Research, Delhi, India
Ranganathan Krishnan, SkuChain, USA
Mahendra Kasula, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, USA
Pralhad Deshpande, IBM Research, India