L'Aquila (Italy) - Hybrid

13th-15th July, 2022

4th International Congress on Blockchain and Applications

L'Aquila (Italy) | 13th-15th July, 2022 | blockchain-congress.net

The 4th International Congress on Blockchain and Applications 2022 will be held in L'Aquila from 13th to 15th of July, 2022. This annual congress will reunite blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers, who will share ideas, projects, lectures, and advances associated with those technologies and their application domains. This meeting will be co-located with that of PAAMS’22.

Among the scientific community, blockchain and AI are seen as a promising combination that will transform the production and manufacturing industry, media, finance, insurance, e-government, etc. Nevertheless, there is no consensus with schemes or best practices that would specify how blockchain and AI should be used together. Combining blockchain mechanisms and artificial intelligence is still a particularly challenging task.

The BLOCKCHAIN’22 congress is devoted to promoting the investigation of cutting-edge blockchain technology, to exploring the latest ideas, innovations, guidelines, theories, models, technologies, applications and tools of blockchain and AI for the industry, and to identifying critical issues and challenges that researchers and practitioners must deal with in future research. We want to offer researchers and practitioners the opportunity to work on promising lines of research and to publish their developments in this area.

The proceedings of the previous edition are available:



Special Issues

The Scientific Committee of the co-located conferences in collaboration with the guest editors will select the best papers from those presented in the conferences to be considered for publication in the following Special Issues:

Special issue in the International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence (ISSN: 1989 - 1660, JCR (2020): 3,137 (Q2))

To Be Updated

BLOCKCHAIN'21 awards


"Blockchain and the Riemann Zeta Function" by Paulo Vieira


"Blockchain-enabled Next Generation Access Control" by Yibin Dong, Seong K. Mun, and Yue Wang

2021 Electronics MDPI Best papers

MDPI Electronics

"Comparison of predictive models with balanced classes for the forecast of student dropout in higher education" by Vaneza Flores-Gutierrez, Stella Heras, and Vicente Julián

"Using Machine Learning to Predict the Users Ratings on TripAdvisor Based on their Reviews" by João Carneiro, Jorge Meira, Paulo Novais and Goreti Marreiros

"Wright's Learning Curve or Rather Butterfly and Bandwagon Effects? On Instabilities in Coevolution of Demand and Supply of Technology" by Ben Vermeulen

"Determining Uncertain Spatial Patterns of Concentrations through Shannon?s Information Entropy: Can Neural Networks Explain Cognitive Relatedness and Local Industrial Structures?" by Vittorio Carlei

"Combinatorial Optimization of SuccinateProduction in Escherichia coli" by Vítor Pereira, and Miguel Rocha

2021 Systems MDPI Best Papers


"A Smart Contract Architecture to Enhance the Industrial Symbiosis Process between the Pulp and Paper Companies - a case study" by Ricardo Gonçalves, Inês Ferreira, Radu Godina, Pedro Pinto, and António Pinto

"Students’ attitude towards Technology Enhanced Photovoice to support critical reflection" by Marije ten Brink, Bert Bredeweg, and Ben Schouten