Topics

Technologies and techniques

  • Key and innovative theories, methodologies, schemes and technologies of blockchain and AI
  • Architectures and platforms for blockchain and AI
  • Blockchain and AI for Big Data
  • Blockchain and AI for Multi-Agent systems
  • Blockchain and AI for the Internet of Things
  • Blockchain and AI in 5G
  • Sensors and devices for blockchain
  • Distributed consensus mechanisms (PoW, PoS, PoE…)
  • Encryption algorithms
  • Fault tolerance mechanisms
  • Other distributed ledger technologies
  • Cloud, fog, and edge computing approaches for blockchain
  • Blockchain standardization issues
  • Platforms for smart contracts
  • Side-chain and cross-chain systems
  • Anonymity and privacy in blockchain
  • Malicious transactions detection
  • 4th and 5th generation blockchain

Applications

  • Blockchain and AI enabled new business models and applications
  • Blockchain and AI for e-commerce
  • Blockchain and AI for logistics and transportation
  • Blockchain and AI for supply chain management
  • Blockchain and AI for product life cycle
  • Blockchain and AI for knowledge and innovation management
  • Blockchain and AI for agriculture
  • Blockchain and AI in eHealth
  • Applications of cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain as a Tamper-Proof Technology
  • Application of smart contracts
  • Blockchain Governance and Human Rights
  • Applications of blockchain and AI in other domains.
  • Use-cases of blockchain and AI in Industry 4.0, banking, etc.
  • Blockchain and AI for fintech
  • Blockchain and AI for insurtech

Format

All papers must be formatted according to the LNNS template, with a maximum length of 10 pages (6 pages for Doctoral Consortia), including figures and references:

Submission

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

Review process

BLOCKCHAIN welcomes the submission of papers and gives preference to the topics listed under the call. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.

The papers must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the conference.

Publication

Accepted papers will be included in Blockchain Proceedings. At least one of the authors will be required to register and attend the symposium to present the paper in order to include the paper in the conference proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by LNNS of Springer Verlag.


** Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to SCOPUS, INSPEC, WTI Frankfurt eG, zbMATH, SCImago.**


Special Issues

Authors of selected papers from Blockchain Congress will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in different journals.

IJIMAI 2021
Special issue in the International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence (ISSN: 1989 - 1660, JCR (2020): 3,137 (Q2))
MDPI Systems Journal
Special issue in the MDPI Electronics Journal (ISSN: 2079-9292, JCR (2020): 2,397 (Q3))
MDPI Systems Journal
Special issue in the MDPI Systems Journal (ISSN: 2079-8954, JCI (2020): 1,27 (Q1))
MDPI Smart Cities Journal
Special issue in the MDPI Smart Cities Journal (ISSN 2624-6511)
MDPI Systems Journal
Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, JCI (2020): 0,06 (Q4))

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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