IEEE 5G & Blockchain Summit

IEEE 5G Blockchain

Venice, Italy  

September 23-24, 2021

IEEE 5G FOR CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED MOBILITY (CAM) Virtual Summit (Brussels) | May 13- 14, 2020 | 

GDPR-Compliant Blockchain

Blockchain and Distributed systems have always presented complex challenges, and technology trends are in many ways making the software designer's job more difficult. In particular, today's systems must successfully handle: - Privacy: Regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Europe and the California Consumers Privacy Act (CCPA) require much stronger security for personal data, and that system owners must delete all personal data based on a user's request or completion of a transaction. - Access control complexity: Modern access control often uses rules that depend on data from sources outside the organization, requiring high performance networks with data integrity guarantees. - "Internet of Things" and ubiquitous sensor nodes: Data sources can include building sensors, smart watches, medical sensors, and many other sensor types. In short, systems must handle more data from disparate sources, and at the same time be responsive to new and emerging privacy and data retention requirements. Recent developments in distributed ledger technology (DLT) have been applied to some of these challenges, with only limited success. A key problem is the immutability property of blockchain (the most prominent form of DLT), which conflicts with the requirement to allow deletion of user data. There are many critical use cases in the health sector and the food supply sector. The Cities2030 project will look at the food supply chain with end to end tracking and tracing from the farm to the fork using Blockchain with compliance to GDPR.


Keynote Speakers



Invited Speakers




Venue and Accommodation

This IEEE 5G for CAM Summit will be held Virtually (Venice, Italy)


Organizing Committee

Executive Committee


Steering Committee




Time CET Brussels

Day 1: Sep 23, 2021


09:00 - 09:15 AM

Moderator: Welcome Remarks & Agenda

Latif Ladid, Summit Chair (University of Luxembourg)

09:15 - 09:40 AM

Cities2030 approach to CRFS

Mr Bruno Sales da Silva, Summit co-chair; Board, Istanbul Avrupa Arastirmalari Dernegi (IAAD)

09:40 - 10:00 AM

Cities2030: CRFS supporting ICT technologies

Ramon Alcarria, Summit co-chair; Associate Professor en Universidad Politechnica de Madrid

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Cities2030: future-proofing food systems

Sara Roversi, Founder of the Future Food Institute

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Q&A - Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Keynote 1: ETSI DLT ISG

Dr. Diego Lopez, Chair, ETSI DLT, Head, Technology Exploration, Telefonica, Spain

11:30 - 12:00 AM

Keynote 2: ETSI DLT ISG

Dr. Ray Forbes, ETSI PDL vice Chair, Huawei consultant

12:00 - 12:30 AM

Keynote 3: Data Sovereignty thru the new European Cloud Platform: GAIA-X

Arnaud Braud, Architect and Data Scientist , Orange, France

12:30 - 14:00 AM

Q&A Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:45 AM

Keynote 4: Blockcain vs DataBlockMatrix

Dr. RICHARD KUHN, Computer Scientist, NIST, USA

14:45 - 15:30 AM

Keynote 5: A new approach to data sharing using distributed ledger technology

Dr. Joanna F. DeFranco, Associate Professor of Software Engineering The Pennsylvania State University

15:30 - 15:45 AM

Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:30 AM

Keynote 6: BEXT360 - Implementation of a Food Supply Chain

Daniel JONES, Founder & CEO, Bext360

16:30 - 17:15 AM

Keynote 7: IEEE Blockchain Initiative

Ramesh Ramadoss, co-Chair IEEE Blockchain Initiative

Time CET Brussels

Day 2: Sep 24, 2021


09:00 - 09:05 AM

Keynote Sessions: Moderator

Latif Ladid, Summit General co-Chair (University of Luxembourg)

09:05 - 09:45 AM

Keynote 8: Society 5.0

TERUO HIGASHINO, Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University, Japan

9:45 - 10:30 AM

Keynote 9: From Farm to Fork, DEMETER style

Dr. Srdjan Krco, CEO DunavNET and Branimir Rakic, co-founder & CTO, Trace Labs, core developers, OriginTrail

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Q&A and Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Keynote 10: Blockchain for Internet of Things (IoT) in Data Markets and Industrial Scenarios

Dr. Petar Popovski, Professor Aalborg University

11:30 - 12:00 AM

Keynote 11: Title TBC

Konrad Wrona, Military University of Technology, Warsaw

12:00 - 12:30 AM

Keynote 12: Smart Cities around the world

Dr. Mohamed ESSAAIDI, Professor, ENSIAS, Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco

12:30 - 12:35 AM

Closing Remarks


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