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BlockchainSys 2021 : The 4th International Workshop on Blockchain Systems and Applications


When Aug 18, 2021 - Aug 20, 2021
Where Shenyang
Submission Deadline May 20, 2021
Notification Due Jun 30, 2021
Final Version Due Jul 10, 2021
Categories    blockchain   distributed ledger   smart contracts   trust management

Call For Papers

=========================== IEEE TrustCom/BlockchainSys2021 ===========================

The 4th International Workshop on Blockchain Systems and Applications (BlockchainSys2021)

Guangzhou University, China

In Conjunction with:

The 20th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom 2021)
Shenyang, China, 18-20 August, 2021

TrustCom is "CORE A" conference ranked by Australia Research Council (ARC) and "CLASS C" conference ranked by China Computer Federation (CCF).


4th International Workshop on Blockchain Systems and Applications

Welcome to participate in BlockchainSys2021, Shenyang, China, 18-20 August 2021. Shenyang is the largest city in Northeast China, it is the capital as well as political, economic and cultural center of Liaoning Province. It is also an important industrial base and a famous historical city. Giving birth to the ancient Qing Dynasty, it has one of the country's two best preserved imperial palace complexes. The major attractions include International Ice and Snow Festival, September 18th Historical Museum and Xinglong Indoor Park & Glacier Zoological Paradise.

The 4th International Workshop on Blockchain Systems and Applications (BlockchainSys2021), in Conjunction with IEEE TrustCom 2021 aims to provide a unique platform for multi-disciplinary researchers and teams, industry solution vendors, and government agencies to exchange innovative ideas, challenges, research results and solutions, as well as project experience reports and successful stories.

IEEE TrustCom/BlockchainSys2021 topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Track 1: Blockchain Theories and Models

– Security Model and Architecture
– Security & Attack Surface
– Security, Privacy and Trust Management
– Distributed Consensus Protocols
– Identity Management and Assent Tracking
– Fault Tolerance Mechanism
– Scalability and Optimization
– Interoperability and Standardization
– Benchmarking and Performance Analysis Strategies
– Simulation and Performance Evaluation

Track 2: Blockchain Technologies

– Distributed Ledger Technologies
– Token Economy and Cryptocurrency
– Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures
– Smart Contracts and Chaincode
– Secure Smart Contracts and Chaincode
– Trusted Execution of Smart Contracts
– AI and Smart Contracts
– Game Theory
– Anonymity and Data Privacy
– Zero Knowledge Proofs
– Edge/Fog Computing

Track 3: Blockchain Systems

– Blockchain and IoT
– Blockchain and Smart Home/City
– Blockchain and Energy Systems
– Blockchain and Healthcare
– Blockchain and Industry 4.0
– Blockchain and Supply Chain Management
– Blockchain and Crowdsourcing
– Blockchain and Cloud Computing
– Blockchain and Mobile Systems
– Blockchain and Social Networking
– Blockchain and Governance/Policy/Regulation
– Blockchain and Financial Institutions
– Blockchain and Cyber Physical Systems
– Blockchain and Agriculture
– Blockchain and Autonomous Vehicles
– Blockchain and M2M Communication
- Blockchain and Provenance of News and Data
– Blockchain and 5G Networks
– Blockchain and COVID-19 Crisis
– Blockchain and Privacy in the Time of COVID

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: May 20, 2021
Author Notification: June 30, 2021
Camera-Ready Paper Due: July 10, 2021
Conference Dates: August 18-20, 2021

Submission and Publication Information

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the conference website ( in PDF format. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. A submission is limited to 6 pages for workshop papers or short papers in the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Format with Portable Document Format (.pdf). A submission can have at most 4 additional pages with the pages overlength charge if accepted. Papers must be clearly presented in English, including tables, figures, references and appendices. Papers will be selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation assessed by at least three reviewers. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work. BlockchainSys2021 reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from the digital library and indexing services), if the paper is not presented at the conference. Accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE CPS Proceedings. Distinguished papers presented at the conference, after further revision, will be published in special issues of high quality international journals. One or two outstanding papers will be selected to receive the Best Paper Awards.

General Chairs
Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
Yizhi Ren, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Guojun Wang, Guangzhou University, China

Program Chairs
Bebo White, SLAC Stanford University, USA
Saqib Ali, University of Agriculture, Pakistan

Journal Special Issue Chairs
Zheng Yan, Xidian University, China/Aalto University, Finland
Arcangelo Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Georgios Kambourakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Qin Liu, Hunan University, China
Tian Wang, Huaqiao University, China

Local Organizing Committee Chair
Guojun Wang, Guangzhou University, China

Publicity Chairs
Yang Xu, Hunan University, China
Hussain Al-Aqrabi, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Sohail Jabbar, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Mir Sajjad Hussain Talpur, Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam, Pakistan

Publication Chairs
Tao Peng, Guangzhou University, China
Fang Qi, Central South University, China

Registration Chairs
Xiaofei Xing, Guangzhou University, China
Pin Liu, Central South University, China

Conference Secretariat
Wenyin Yang, Foshan University, China

Muhammad Shakeel, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan

Steering Committee
Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan (Chair)
Guojun Wang, Guangzhou University, China (Chair)
Saqib Ali, Guangzhou University, China
Constantinos Kolias, University of Idaho, USA
Yannan Li, University of Wollongong, Australia
Yizhi Ren, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China
Chunhua Su, The University of Aizu, Japan
Bebo White, SLAC Stanford University, USA
Chung-Huang Yang, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Yong Yu, Shaanxi Normal University, China


Please email inquiries concerning BlockchainSys2021 to:
Saqib Ali: saqibutm AT gmail DOT com and the conference organizers: BlockchainSys2021 AT googlegroups DOT com
Prof. Guojun Wang's Homepage:

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