The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a framework as part of which students can present their ongoing research work and meet other students and researchers and obtain feedback on lines of research for the future.

The Doctoral Consortium is intended for students who have a specific research proposal and some preliminary results, but who are still far from completing their dissertation.

All proposals submitted to the Doctoral Consortium will undergo a thorough reviewing process with the aim of providing detailed and constructive feedback. The accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the conference proceedings.

The submissions should identify:

  • Problem statement
  • Related work
  • Hypothesis
  • Proposal
  • Preliminary Results and/or Evaluation Plan
  • Reflections


All papers must be formatted according to the LNNS template, with a maximum length of 6 pages, including figures and references:


All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the Blockchain conference management system


Accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems.

** Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to DBLP, INSPEC, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series, SCImago, SCOPUS, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, Google Scholar, Springerlink. **

Proceedings of BLOCKCHAIN 2021 are available:

Blockchain and Applications

3rd International Congress

Editors: Javier Prieto, Alberto Partida, Paulo Leitão, António Pinto

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Doctoral Consortium organizer

Javier Prieto - University of Salamanca (Spain)