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IWBCS 2020 : The International Workshop on Blockchain Security (IWBCS) (Scopus, Thomas Reuters CPC)


When Nov 2, 2020 - Nov 5, 2020
Where Maderia, Portugal
Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2020
Notification Due Sep 2, 2020
Final Version Due Sep 6, 2020
Categories    blockchain   blockchain security   cryptocurrency

Call For Papers

International Workshop on Blockchain Security as a part of 10th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH).

Important Note: All accepted papers in EUSPN/ICTH 2020 Workshops will be published (Scopus, Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation) without the in person authors’ participation requirement.

As the world has been facing shortages of supplies, supply chains around the world are being stretched to their limit. While the situation unfolds, blockchain is one of the key technologies that keeps rising in importance, and it is being used in many supply chains besides many other similar purposes.

The number of people who understands the importance of blockchain technologies rise each day. However, so, far the security of blockchain technologies are overlooked. This field is open to new discoveries. and requires solid tools and methodologies to protect the system and data in this new distributed systems.

International Workshop on Blockchain Security which will be held in conjunction with the 10th International Conference on Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (ICTH) look into in rising issues and open doors for security and protection in blockchain systems. Further, it tends to new methodologies and procedures to improve the abilities for ensuring better services.


All IWBCS-2020 accepted papers will be included in the EUSPN 2020 proceedings (Thomson Reuters' Conference Proceeding Citation, Scopus), which will be published by Elsevier and will be available via ScienceDirect.

The authors must follow Elsevier guidelines as given in EUSPN 2020 Website. The number of pages for workshop papers is limited to 6 pages.

Important Dates
Papers Submission: August 25, 2020 (Extended--) Original August 15, 2020)

Authors Notifications: August 30, 2020

Final Manuscript: September 6, 2020

EUSPN 2020 Madeira, Portugal on November 2 - November 5, 2020

List of Topics (but not limited)

Better understanding blockchain technology and its implication to security;
Analyze and evaluate the current status of blockchain technology and its maturity;
Discuss security and privacy aspects related to blockchain applications;
Examine means for extending on-line trust using blockchain technologies;
Provide a platform to share findings and for dialogue on policy and regulatory implications of blockchain between enterprises working on blockchain applications and regulators from various industrial-/economic sectors;
d Data Analysis

Paper Submission
Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results according to the below requirements:

• Papers should not exceed 6 pages.

• Paper should be prepared using Elsevier Template (MS Word Template).

• Elsevier author guidelines of Procedia are available at: (guidelines of Procedia Computer Science)

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically in PDF format. The submission processes will be managed by Easychair system using this link If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking "I have no EasyChair account" button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the system by the submission due date.

The conference will be held in Maderia, Portugal on November 2-5 Portugal


Program Committee
Dr. Ferda Özdemir Sönmez - Middle East Technical University-
Dr. Rifat Sönmez - Middle East Technical University-
Salar Ahmadisheykhsarmast - Middle East Technical University-
Organizing committee
Dr. Ferda Özdemir Sönmez- Middle East Technical University-
Emre Işıl- Middle East Technical
Sina Golmohammadi- University of Tehran-

All questions about submissions should be emailed to:

· Dr. Ferda Özdemir Sönmez:,

PhD Middle East Technical University, IEEE and PMI member,

Editorial Review Board Member of International Journal of Information Security and Privacy,

Technical Project Manager, Ankara, Turkey

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