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BlockchainTrust 2021 : Trust Models for Next-generation Blockchain Ecosystems


When Aug 31, 2020 - Feb 1, 2021
Where EAI/Springer
Abstract Registration Due Aug 31, 2020
Submission Deadline Oct 31, 2020
Notification Due Nov 30, 2020
Final Version Due Dec 31, 2020
Categories    blockchain   trust   security   privacy

Call For Papers

Call for Book Chapters

EAI/Springer Innovations in Communications and Computing

Book Title: Trust Models for Next-generation Blockchain Ecosystems

Indexing: This series is indexed in Scopus, Ei Compendex, Google Scholar, and zbMATH.

Blockchain enables distributed ledger technologies over consensus-based decentralized computing networks. However, the openness of blockchain technology stacks to multiple competing participants creates mistrust among all participants (i.e. end users, decentralized application developers, blockchain network operators, regulators, and general public) in the blockchain ecosystems. Considering the fast growth in blockchain research, we aim to edit a book covering the trust issues in various blockchain ecosystems running in public, private, consortium, and cloud environments.

This book will provide a comprehensive discussion on various trust factors involving security, anonymization, reputation, governance, economic models, and other relevant determinants. The book will cover various topics in breadth and depth. In addition, it will set the foundation to involve the readers in understanding the core theories supplemented with technical and experimental discussion. Topics of Interest Includes but not limited to:

Privacy by design
Security models
Incentive mechanisms
Lack of decentralization
Regulatory uncertainty
Lack of trust among network peers
Inability to scale
Intellectual property concerns
Audit/compliance concerns
Lack of standardization
Lack of interoperability
Lack of understanding
Important Dates

Abstract Submission Due: August 31, 2020

Abstract Notification Due: September 05, 2020

Full Chapter Submission Due : October 31, 2020

Full Chapter Acceptance Notification: November 30, 2020

Camera-Ready Chapter Submission: December 31, 2020

Book Publication: January/February, 2021

Submission Guidelines
- Authors should only submit original work that has neither appeared elsewhere for publication, nor is presently under review for another refereed publication. Extensions of previously published works are welcome as long as the contributions made in the extended version are significant to warrant publication.

- Authors are expected to submit their chapter proposals which should include abstract and proposed outline by the specified deadline of August 31, 2020 via EasyChair at:

- The full chapter submission must be at least 25 pages and at most 30 pages long, including tables, references, figures and appendices, if any. Full chapter MUST be prepared in Latex using following Author Guidelines and it should be submitted via EasyChair at:

- Each full chapter submission will be independently reviewed by at least three members of the Expert Technical Program Committee (ETPC). They will be evaluated according to the novelty, originality and applicability of the proposed manuscript. The authors of each submission, successful or otherwise, will be notified by November 30, 2020

- What to submit? You must submit a ZIP file via EasyChair containing the items described in the section "manuscript submission checklist" (Instructions for Authors) by the specified deadline of October 31, 2020

- Important Note: Authors are expected to submit the latex files only (i.e. ,tex, .bib, and/or supporting PDF and Graphics).

- In addition, potential authors are expected to comply with following general guidelines in order to ensure the high quality content of the book.

Complete Chapter submission: Complete chapter submission is submission of your chapter, and any figures, tables, charts, and permissions and the signed Consent to Publish form. Please do not submit your chapter without also submitting the signed Consent to Publish form (attached)—as, without a signed consent form, your chapter will not be included in the volume. First page of each chapter must contain authors’ information (names, affiliation, email addresses, ORCID if available).

Chapter length: In general, your chapter should be approximately 25-35 double-spaced Microsoft Word pages, inclusive of references..

Figures/Tables/Charts/illustrations: All illustrations submitted in color will be reproduced in color in all iterations of the volume—at no cost to you. Figures must be sent as separate files (preferably TIFF or EPS with a resolution of at least 300 dpi; PDF, JPG, and PowerPoint files may also be acceptable for certain simple figures) and must not be embedded in the chapter. I should point out that abstracts are mandatory for our online book chapters to entice readers with an overview of the chapter contents. If an abstract is not supplied, we will go ahead and use the first paragraph for this purpose. Since often the first paragraph is not a summary of the chapter contents, many authors wish to supply the abstract.

Permissions: If you intend to use any figure, table, or lengthy text passage that has been previously published in a copyrighted source, you must formally request permission to use the material from the original publisher. This also applies to material previously published by Springer Science+Business Media. Template attached in my previous email.

Abstracts: Your chapter should include a succinct abstract—a preview for your chapter—that contains approximately 150-200 words/11 lines. The abstract is important, as it will appear in Google Scholar and in other abstract and indexing databases.

Callouts: You must indicate in the chapter where each figure, table, chart, etc. should be placed (for example, Insert Figure 1 here or Insert Figure 4.5 here).

Keywords: In the beginning of your chapter, please include 5-10 keywords. Keywords are important as they are indexed in Google Scholar and other search engines. This will also be used to generate a subject index.

Editorial Team

Dr. Muhammad Habib ur Rehman, C2PS, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE (

Dr. Davor Svetinovic, C2PS, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE (

Prof Dr. Khaled Salah, C2PS, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE (

Prof Dr. Ernesto Damiani, C2PS, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE (

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