Workshop on Blockchain Integration in Dataspaces (BL-ID)


In the ever-evolving landscape of data management, the concept of dataspaces has gained prominence. Dataspaces aim to unite pertinent data infrastructures and governance frameworks, fostering the facilitation of data pooling and sharing while overcoming data silos. This special session seeks to spotlight the transformative capabilities of blockchain in enhancing functionality, security, and collaboration within dataspaces. This session will serve as a platform for in-depth discussions and knowledge sharing by bringing together experts, practitioners, and enthusiasts.

Within the 6th International Congress on Blockchain and Applications, the proposed workshop aims to provide a focused exploration of the role of blockchain technology in shaping the future of dataspaces. Attendees will gain deep insights into the potential applications, challenges, and advancements in leveraging blockchain for efficient and secure data management within dataspaces.


This workshop welcomes contributions describing tools and methodologies emphasizing blockchain's key aspects for applications, use cases, and challenges in the dataspace domain. Topics relevant to this workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Blockchain-Based Data Sharing Protocols
  • Decentralized Identity Management in Dataspaces
  • Smart Contracts for Data Transactions
  • Interoperability Challenges and Solutions
  • Blockchain and Data Security
  • Scalability of Blockchain in Dataspaces
  • Regulatory Compliance in Blockchain Dataspaces
  • Data Integrity and Immutability
  • Collaborative Dataspaces on the Blockchain
  • Tokenization of Data Assets
  • Emerging Trends in Blockchain for Dataspaces
  • Governance Models for Decentralized Dataspaces
  • Blockchain Integration with Existing Data Infrastructures
  • Cross-Industry Applications
  • Ethical Considerations in Blockchain Dataspaces

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Massimo Vecchio, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) (Italy)
  • Dr. Miguel Pincheira, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)

Program Committee

  • Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Elena Donini, FBK (Italy)
  • Raffaele Giaffreda, FBK (Italy)
  • Stefan Tai (TU Berlin, Germany)
  • Pietro Ducange, University of Pisa (Italy)
  • Javier Del Ser, TECNALIA (Spain)
  • Mattia Antonini, FBK (Italy)
  • Charith Perera, Cardiff University (UK)
  • Panagiotis Trakadas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)
  • Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Piraeus (Greece)
  • Koustabh Dolui, KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Mubashir Husain Rehmani, Munster Technological University (Ireland)

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


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