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BLOCKCHAIN 2021 : BLOCKCHAIN'21: 3rd International Congress on Blockchain and Applications

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Link: https://www.blockchain-congress.net/
 
When Oct 6, 2021 - Oct 8, 2021
Where Salamanca, Spain
Submission Deadline May 14, 2021
Notification Due Jun 7, 2021
Final Version Due Jun 28, 2021
Categories    blockchain
 

Call For Papers

SCOPE
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The 3rd International Congress on Blockchain and Applications 2021 will be held in Salamanca from 6th to 8th of October, 2021. This annual congress will reunite blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers, who will share ideas, projects, lectures, and advances associated with those technologies and their application domains. This meeting will be co-located with that of PAAMS’21.

Among the scientific community, blockchain and AI are seen as a promising combination that will transform the production and manufacturing industry, media, finance, insurance, e-government, etc. Nevertheless, there is no consensus with schemes or best practices that would specify how blockchain and AI should be used together. Combining blockchain mechanisms and artificial intelligence is still a particularly challenging task.

The BLOCKCHAIN’21 congress is devoted to promoting the investigation of cutting-edge blockchain technology, to exploring the latest ideas, innovations, guidelines, theories, models, technologies, applications and tools of blockchain and AI for the industry, and to identifying critical issues and challenges that researchers and practitioners must deal with in future research. We want to offer researchers and practitioners the opportunity to work on promising lines of research and to publish their developments in this area.


info@blockchain-congress.net



TOPICS
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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


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.




SPECIAL ISSUES
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∎ Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2021 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering (ISSN 1551-0018, JCR: 1.285(Q4)

∎ Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2021 and Co-located Events will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a Special Issue published in ADCAIJ (ISSN: 2255-2863, indexed in DOAJ, ProQuest, Scholar, WorldCat, Dialnet, Sherpa ROMEO, Dulcinea, UlrichWeb, Emerging Sources Citation Index of Thomson Reuters, BASE y Academic Journals Database)




AWARDS
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Electronics MDPI will award the best paper with 300 CHF





COMMITTEE
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Advisory Board

Abdelhakim Hafid - Université de Montréal (Canada)
Ashok Kumar Das - IIIT Hyderabad (India)
António Pinto - Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Portugal)


General Chairs

Javier Prieto - Chair of the IEEE Blockchain Spain Initiative -University of Salamanca (Spain)


TPC Chairs

Alberto Partida - Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)
Paulo Leitao - Technical Institute of Bragança (Portugal)




INVITED SPEAKERS
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Vicente Botti, Director of VRAIN (Valencian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence). Technical University of Valencia (Spain)

Yves Demazeau, Senior Researcher at CNRS Grenoble (France)

Iyad Rahwan, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development (Germany)





DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
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The aim of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a frame where students can present their on going research work and meet other students and researchers, and obtain feedback on future research directions.

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 to provide detailed and constructive feedback. The accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium and published in the conference proceedings.




FORMAT
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All papers must be formatted according to the AISC template, with a maximum length of 10 pages (4 pages en Doctoral Consortium), including figures and references:
Microsoft word format.
Latex Format.




SUBMISSION
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All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the BLOCKCHAIN 2021 conference management system.




PUBLICATION
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Accepted papers will be included in Blockchain Proceedings, published by Springer.

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 congress proceedings. All accepted papers will be published by Springer Verlag.


** Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to ISI Proceedings, EI-Compendex, DBLP, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink **




IMPORTANT DATES
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Submission date: --14th May, 2021-- 28th May, 2021
Doctoral Consortium deadline: --24th May, 2021-- 11th June, 2021
Notification of acceptance: --7th June, 2021-- 18th June, 2021
Camera-Ready papers due: --28th June, 2021-- 2nd July, 2021
Conference Celebration: 6th-8th October, 2021




ORGANIZERS
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Instituto Politécnico do Porto (Portugal)

IIIT Hyderabad (India)

Université de Montréal (Canada)

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain)

Technical Institute of Bragança (Portugal)

University of Bologna (Italy)

University of Salamanca (Spain)





SPONSORS
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IBM
INDRA




SUPPORT FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
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AEPIA
APPIA

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