Workshop on Enhancing Cybersecurity with Distributed Ledger Technology (DLTSec 2024)


The DLTSec 2024 workshop is designed to be a premier gathering of researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and innovators at the intersection of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and cybersecurity. This event aims to foster an exchange of ideas, solutions, and case studies on how DLT can be leveraged to enhance security protocols, ensure data integrity, and protect against cyber threats across various sectors. By bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders from academia, industry, government agencies, and cybersecurity communities, DLTSec 2024 seeks to chart a forward-looking course for the application of blockchain and other DLTs in creating resilient and trustworthy digital infrastructures.


The digital world is rapidly evolving, presenting new challenges and opportunities in cybersecurity. Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) offers a unique set of solutions to some of the most pressing cybersecurity issues faced by industries, governments, and individuals today. In this context, our workshop aims to delve into the following areas:

  • DLT Foundations: Enhancing Cybersecurity Frameworks
    • Integrating core principles for robust digital defences to safeguard against emerging cyber threats.
  • Digital Identity Applications
    • Leveraging DLT for empowered user privacy and security through Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) solutions.
  • Oracles: Bridging Real-World Data
    • Secure integration techniques for enhanced trustworthiness in data feeds and external information sources.
  • Traceability in Supply Chains
    • Advancing Industry 4.0 with transparent and secure solutions to revolutionize supply chain management.
  • IoT and IIoT Security DLT-Based Strategies
    • Designing decentralized defences for the burgeoning realm of connected devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography in DLT
    • Preparing cybersecurity frameworks for the quantum computing era to counteract quantum vulnerabilities.
  • Energy Sector Defence: DLT's Role in Security
    • Strengthening critical infrastructure through decentralized, resilient cybersecurity solutions.
  • Smart Contracts: Ensuring Secure Transactions
    • Innovative approaches to automating trust and enforcing contracts in DLT environments without intermediaries.
  • DLT and Threat Intelligence: Sharing Ecosystems
    • Facilitating a collaborative defence against cyber threats through shared threat intelligence on decentralized networks.
  • Ethical DLT: Navigating Compliance and Integrity
    • Balancing innovation in DLT with regulatory, compliance, and ethical standards to foster trust and adoption.
  • Scalability and Privacy: Layered DLT Architectures
    • Exploring multi-layered approaches for enhanced scalability and privacy in DLT systems.
  • Rethinking Consensus: Novel Algorithms in DLT
    • Advancing decentralization with cutting-edge consensus mechanisms to improve security and efficiency.
  • Securing DeFi: Strategies and Challenges
    • Protecting decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms from emerging cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • DAOs and Governance: DLT in Organizational Security
    • Exploring the role of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) in enhancing organizational security and governance.
  • DLT System Vulnerabilities: Tackling Cyber Attacks
    • Strategies and solutions for protecting decentralized networks from cyber attacks and vulnerabilities.
  • AI and Cybersecurity: Defending Against Ransomware
    • Utilizing Artificial Intelligence to develop proactive defences against ransomware and other cyber threats.
  • DLT Sharding: Security and Scalability Solutions
    • Enhancing DLT performance and protection through innovative data partitioning techniques.
  • Efficiency in Transactions: Exploring State Channels
    • Optimizing DLT for faster, more secure operations through state channels.
  • DAGs in Cybersecurity
    • Employing Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs) in a secure way.

Program Committee

  • Prof. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Prof. María Angélica González Arrieta, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Prof. Sara Rodríguez González, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Prof. Fernando de la Prieta Pintado, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Prof. Javier Prieto Tejedor, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Prof. Emilio Santiago Corchado Rodríguez, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Prof. Pablo Chamoso Santos, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Prof. Guillermo Hernández González, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Prof. Alfonso González Briones, University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Dr. Yeray Mezquita Martín, University of Salamanca (Spain)

General deadlines

  • Deadline

    15th March, 2024
    5th April, 2024
    12th April, 2024

  • Doctoral Consortium deadline

    22nd March, 2024
    12th April, 2024
    26th April, 2024

  • Notification of acceptance

    26th April, 2024
    3rd May, 2024
    10th May, 2024

  • Camera-Ready papers

    17th May, 2024
    24th May, 2024

  • Conference Celebration

    26th-28th June, 2024


All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the BLOCKCHAIN conference management system.