1st IEEE Track on “Blockchain Technologies and Applications” (BTA)
In conjunction with the
27th International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises

Paris, June 27-29, 2018

Overview

Blockchain has recently attracted increased interests within the governments, enterprises and research communities due to its unprecedented and disruptive possibilities. This technology is expected to revolutionize the world economy and businesses, with emerging applications in a wide range of industries such as finance, insurance, energy, mobility, logistics and healthcare.

A Blockchain is typically a decentralized, secure-by-design, trustless and continuously growing ledger that is used to record transactions across a peer-to-peer network of participants, and without the need for any third party or trust authority. It provides key characteristics, such as resilience, fault-tolerance, persistence, anonymity, auditability and data immutability. More recently, decentralized applications (or smart contracts), have also emerged as a promising means for automating and executing business workflows and processes in a fully decentralized way. More recently, decentralized applications (or smart contracts), have also emerged as a promising means for automating and executing business workflows and processes in a fully decentralized way.

The purpose of this conference track is to bring together experts and scientists to explore the current state of the art of Blockchain technologies, applications and their challenges, and to exchange new ideas and innovations that may foster the emergence of practical and viable Blockchain solutions for enterprises.

We invite both academic researchers and industry practitioners to submit original and previously unpublished contributions covering the theoretical and practical aspects of Blockchain technologies and applications.

The accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings, and will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

List of topics

The list of topics includes (but not limited to):

  • Cryptographic algorithms and protocols
  • Distributed consensus algorithms
  • Architecture, scalability, governance and interoperability
  • Smart contracts and decentralized autonomous organization (DAO)
  • Automation of business workflows and processes
  • Data privacy, anonymity, confidentiality and analytics/li>
  • Crypto economics, incentives and gamification
  • Applications, test-beds and platforms
  • Regulatory and standards frameworks


Important dates

  • Paper Submission: March 1st 2018
  • Decision Notification: April 15th 2018
  • Camera-Ready Submission : April 30th 2018

Paper Submission

Papers up to six (6) double-column pages (including figures, tables and references) should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere and are to be formatted according to the IEEE template, which is available here.
Each paper will be reviewed by at least three reviewers for ensuring high quality. Authors must upload their paper as PDF file using the EasyChair submission system.

Track chair

  • Layth Sliman, EFREI, France (layth.sliman@efrei.fr)
  • Elyès Ben Hamida, IRT SystemX, France (elyes.ben-hamida@irt-systemx.fr)

Technical Program Chairs:

  • TBA

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