IEEE_BSC 2021: IEEE International Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contracts 2021

December 6, 2021-December 10, 2021 in Hainan Island, China

Call for Papers

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IEEE International Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contracts (IEEE BSC 2021)

Hainan Island, China, December 6-10, 2021

Paper Submission Deadline: September 20, 2021


In conjunction with IEEE QRS 2021 - The 21st IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security

** The workshop adopts a hybrid model allowing either in-person or online remote presentations.

Description: A blockchain is a distributed ledger for recording transactions, maintained by many nodes without central authority through a distributed cryptographic protocol. Smart contracts on top of a blockchain render transactions traceable, transparent, and irreversible. It is expected that blockchain and smart contracts will play an important role in emerging fields such as the Internet of things (IoT), cyber-physical systems (CPS), social networking, crowdsourcing and next generation wireless communications. On the other hand, their advances should be further evolved in terms of scalability, privacy, efficiency, flexibility and high dependability. The IEEE International Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contracts (IEEE BSC 2021) at QRS intends to provide a high-profile, leading- edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present the latest advances and innovations in key theories, infrastructure, schemes, and significant applications for the blockchain software, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future.

Topic of Interest: The Workshop welcomes technical papers, which are related to (but not limited to) the following topics: - Theoretical study on blockchain and smart contacts - Blockchain consensus protocols - Executable law, context-awareness, consistency, monitoring - Solution to scalability of blockchain - Benchmarking and performance study - Algorithm design, complexity analysis, implementation for blockchain - Security, privacy, and reliability of blockchain and smart Contracts - Novel applications based on blockchain and smart contracts

Important Dates: - Paper submission due: September 20, 2021 - Notification of acceptance: October 20, 2021 - Camera-ready Papers: November 1, 2021 - Workshop Dates: December 6-10, 2021

Submit Your Contributions: Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages. Each paper should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed. All papers must conform to the QRS conference proceedings format and Submission Guideline set in advance by QRS 2021 co-located workshops. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site at:

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