"Æternum" was Awarded the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICBC 2021

The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in 2021 (ICBC 2021) was planned to be held in the oldest and biggest Australian city, Sydney. However, the pandemic moved all presentations and session in the time of May 3-6, 2021 into an on-line mode.

The CSG did show presence at ICBC with three accepted papers overall: The full paper on "Edge2BC: a Practical Approach for Edge-to-Blockchain IoT Transactions" by Eder Scheid, Andreas Knecht, Tim Strasser, Christian Killer, Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller, a short paper entitled "SAMOS: a Smart Contract Access Management over Opaque and Substructural Types" by Markus Knecht (co-affiliated with the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Windisch), Burkhard Stiller. And additionally a full paper, which was recognized even more specifically ...

..., since at the ICBC 2021 closing session today, May 6, 2021, the TPC Co-chairs had selected six papers out of 226 submission to be considered as nominees for the ICBC 2021 Best Paper Award. While a team of experts did follow the respective presentations of these papers, their discussions, and they did re-read these papers, the commission headed by the ICBC 2021 TPC Co-chairs, represented by William Knottenbelt, selected finally the CSG paper entitled "Æternum: a Decentralized Voting System with Unconditional Privacy", researched and organized by Christian Killer and the team of Markus Knecht, Claude Müller, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller as the ICBC 2021 Best Paper. This work is part of the larger project on "E-Voting: Blockchain-based Remote Electronic Voting", which started in 2018 to design, prototype, and evaluate the feasibility of deploying a Blockchain-based Remote Electronic Voting system, serving as a fully decentralized and secure platform for running eVoting.

ICBC 2021 Best Paper Certificate as a Screen Shot off the Streamed Closing Session
ICBC 2021 Best Paper Certificate as a Screen Shot off the Streamed Closing Session

Christian Killer