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Cinque Terre

About Us

C-DAC Bangalore under the aegis of the Office of the Controller of Certifying Authorities, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, invites participants for the workshop on Blockchain for PKI, featuring hackathon, paper presentations and invited talks on this topic. This is one of a unique event featuring the use of Blockchain exclusively for the PKI ecosystem and PKI applications. This workshop-cum-hackathon is being organized with the technical support of IEEE Bangalore Section.

About HackChain4PKI

Developers, Students and interested members are invited to participate in this hackathon competition. Participants are expected to participate in a team or as an individual. The team size can be a maximum of five members. A preliminary intro to PKI and Blockchain can be found online at: Participants are requested to either work on the problem statements given on the Website, or propose their problem statements relating to the use of Blockchain in PKI and can work on the same, upon approval/incorporating the suggestions given by the jury.

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Important Dates

Morning Session

PKI and Blockchain Basics

Invited Talks

Selected Papers

Afternoon Session

Selected Paper Presentations

Hackathon Presentations


Last date of registration for the Hackathon

31 March 2020

Brochure for the workshop is available


Last date for submission of the code and demo

31 May 2020

Last date for Submission of Papers

30 April 2020

Announcement of Results

31 May 2020

Workshop Date

16 June 2020

Call for Papers

We seek research paper submissions on the innovative use of Blockchain in the PKI Ecosystem and PKI applications. Some of the topics of interest include, but not limited to:

Blockchain for Certificate Life Cycle Management

Blockchain and PKI for IoTDevices

Blockchain and PKI for Identity Management

Electronic Trust Management

Blockchain for Key Rollovers in PKI

PKI and Blockchain Integration Issues

Blockchain and PKI for DAPPS

Blockchain and PKI for Smart Contracts

Scalability issues specific to PKI and Blockchain

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Rules and Prizes

Hackathon participants are required to register before the deadline giving the details of the team, and the problem statement that they have chosen to work on. Participants are required to submit a working demo (video tutorial) of their code, along with the the complete code and details of pre-requisite software. The participating teams will be notified for making a short presentation, which has to be made during the workshop. The jury’s decision will be final and binding. The copyright of all the submissions will be held by C-DAC with due credits to the authors.

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Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

68, Electronics City
Bangalore - 560100
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