The International Congress on Blockchain and Applications (BLOCKCHAIN'24) will be held in University of Salamanca (Spain) from 26th-28th June, 2024. This annual congress will bring together researchers and practitioners of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT), who will share ideas, projects, lectures, and advances associated with those technologies and their application domains. This meeting will be co-located with the PAAMS'24 conference.

Among the scientific community, the advance in next-generation blockchain and distributed ledger technologies is seen as a promising combination that will transform the production and manufacturing industry, media, finance, insurance, e-government, agriculture, energy, or even medicine. Besides, the combination of DLT with other cutting-edge disruptive technologies (AI, metaverse, quantum computing...) will will open up a multitude of amazing opportunities that entail an interesting challenge of research at the same time.

The BLOCKCHAIN'24 congress is devoted to: promoting the investigation of next-generation blockchain and DLT technologies; exploring the latest ideas, innovations, guidelines, theories, models, technologies, applications and tools of blockchain/DLT combined with other cutting-edge technologies; and 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.

As in previous editions, the best speaker and best student speaker will receive an award sponsored by the MDPI Smart Cities journal (500 CHF and 300 CHF respectively).


Proceedings of BLOCKCHAIN 2023 are available:

Blockchain and Applications

5th International Congress

Editors: José Manuel Machado, Javier Prieto, Paulo Vieira, Hugo Peixoto, António Abelha, David Arroyo, Luigi Vigneri

More information

Proceedings of previous editions are available:

https://link.springer.com/conference/blockchain

Springer

General deadlines

  • Deadline

    15th March, 2024

  • Doctoral Consortium deadline

    22nd March, 2024

  • Notification of acceptance

    26th April, 2024

  • Camera-Ready papers

    17th May, 2024

  • Conference Celebration

    26th-28th June, 2024

Accommodation grants

BISITE Research Group (bisite.usal.es) offers 20 grants/awards to doctoral and young doctors.

Special Issues

Authors of selected papers from BLOCKCHAIN will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issues in different journals:

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in the International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence (ISSN: 1989 - 1660, JCR (2022): 3,6 (Q3))

Special Issue on the Journal Sensors: “Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Computing Technologies for Smart Cities and Rural Areas: Sensing and Information Management Technologies” published in MDPI Sensors Journal (ISSN: 1424-8220, JCR (2022): 3.9 (Q1))

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue “Blockchain Applications in the Metaverse for Smart Cities” published in MDPI Smart Cities Journal (ISSN: 2624-6511, JCR (2022): 6.4 (Q1))

Authors of selected papers from PAAMS and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue "Advanced Architectures for Hybrid Edge Analytics Models on Adaptive Smart Areas" published in MDPI Electronics Journal (ISSN: 2079-9292, JCR (2022): 2.9 (Q2))

Special Issue on the Journal Future Internet: “Deep Learning in Recommender Systems” published in MDPI Future Internet Journal (ISSN: 1999-5903, JCR (2022): 3.4)

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue “Security in the Internet of Things (IoT)” published in MDPI Future Internet Journal (ISSN: 1999-5903, JCR (2022): 3.4)

Authors of selected papers from PAAMS and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue “Advancements in Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems and Digital Twins” published in MDPI Systems Journal (ISSN: 2079-8954, JCR (2022): 1.9 (Q2))

Authors of selected papers from BLOCKCHAIN and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, JCR (2022): 1.4, JCI (2022): 0.09 (Q4)) indexed in DOAJ, ProQuest, Scholar, WorldCat, Dialnet, Sherpa ROMEO, Dulcinea, UlrichWeb, Emerging Sources Citation Index of Thomson Reuters, BASE y Academic Journals Database.

To Be Updated

BLOCKCHAIN'23 awards

Best paper

"Managing Write Access without Token Fees in Leaderless DAG-based Ledgers" by Darcy Camargo, Luigi Vigneri, and Andrew Cullen

Best paper application

"FeDis: Federated Learning Framework Supported by Distributed Ledger" by Rafael Barbarroxa, João Silva, Luis Gomes, Fernando Lezama, Bruno Ribeiro, and Zita Vale

MDPI Smart Cities Best Paper Awards

2023 Smart Cities
MDPI Best Speakers

MDPI Smart Cities Best Speaker Award

Tiago Guimarães, Algoritmi, University of Minho (Portugal)

MDPI Smart Cities Best Student Speaker Award

Ayda Bransia, Eötvös University (Hungary)

2023 Electronics
MDPI Best papers

"Pre-processing techniques and model aggregation for plant disease prevention" by Cédric Marco-Detchart, Jaime A. Rincon, Vicente Julian, and Carlos Carrascosa

"Cognitive reinforcement for enhanced post construction aiming fact-check spread" by Maria Araujo Barbosa, Francisco S. Marcondes, and Paulo Novais

"Dynamic parameterization of metaheuristics using a multi-agent system for the optimization of electricity market participation" by João Carvalho, Tiago Pinto, Juan M. Home-Ortiz, Brigida Teixeira, Zita Vale, and Ruben Romero

"Agrobots architecture and Agrobots-Sim simulator for dynamic agri-robot coordination" by Jorge Gutierrez-Cejudo, Marin Lujak, and Alberto Fernandez

MDPI Electronics Best Paper Awards
MDPI Systems Best Paper Awards

2023 Systems
MDPI Best papers

First Award: "Implementing a Blockchain-Powered Metadata Catalog in Data Mesh Architecture" by Anton Dolhopolov, Arnaud Castelltort, and Anne Laurent

Second Award: "Intelligent Systems in Healthcare: an Architecture proposal" by António Chaves, Larissa Montenegro, Hugo Peixoto, António Abelha, Luís Gomes, and José Machado

Third Award: "A Quantitative Methodology to Support Local Governments in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Actions" by Nikos Dimitropoulos, Elissaios Sarmas, Marcelo Lampkowski, and Vangelis Marinakis