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BRAINS 2022 : 4th Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications for Innovative Networks and Services


When Sep 27, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Where Paris, France
Submission Deadline May 20, 2022
Notification Due Jun 20, 2022
Final Version Due Jun 27, 2022
Categories    communications   blockchain   networks   cyber security

Call For Papers


4th Conference on Blockchain Research & Applications
for Innovative Networks and Services (BRAINS 2022)

September 27-30, 2022
Paris, France
(face-to-face, hybrid or virtual depending on situation in September)

- BRAINS 2022 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE, IEEE ComSoc.
- All accepted & presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore.
- The best technical papers presented at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version for fast-track review in Annals of Telecommunications (Springer)


Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) have the potential to disrupt any domain involving coordination among autonomous resources. This includes finance and payments (e.g., fintech), but also networks (e.g., power grids or telecom networks), computing (e.g., brokering of edge resources), IoT (e.g., supply chain, V2X or industry 4.0) or service platforms (e.g., identity management). BRAINS Conference is dedicated to these new advances that could make the world of networks and services more secure, while enabling disruptive new distributed business models.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal and has not been previously published. Long (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages) are welcome. All submissions should be written in English with maximum of eight (8) or four (4) printed pages (in Two-Column IEEE Conference Format), including text, figures and references. Papers should be submitted through EDAS at:

All accepted papers presented at the conference will be published in IEEE Xplore.
The three Best Paper finalists will be invited for a fast-track peer-reviewed publication in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.

Topics of interest

Fundamentals of Blockchain and DLT:
- Theoretical contributions on Blockchain and DLT
- Distributed consensus and fault tolerance solutions, including domain-specific consensus (e.g., for networking)
- Tradeoffs between decentralization, scalability, performance and security
- Protocols and algorithms
- Analysis of Blockchain systems

Decentralized Apps and Smart contracts:
- Development languages and tooling
- Security, Privacy, Attacks, Forensics
- Transaction Monitoring and Analysis
- Token Economy
- Distributed Trust
- Collaboration between on-chain and off-chain code
- Oracles, DeFi, NFT dapps and protocols

Application and service cases of DLT and Smart-Contracts:
- Finance and payments
- IoT and cyber physical systems
- Smart grids and Industry 4.0
- Networking, Edge and Cloud Technologies
- 5G Technologies, Telecom Process and Operation
- Supply chain management
- V2X, connected and autonomous vehicles
- Services or Resources Marketplaces
- Blockchain as a service
- Blockchain-defined networking

Important Dates
- Paper Submission: May 20, 2022
- Paper Acceptance June 20, 2022
- Final Papers Due: June 27, 2022

TPC Chairs:
Yvonne-Anne Pignolet (DFINITY, Switzerland)
Katinka Wolter (Free University of Berlin, Germany )
George Giaglis (University of Nicosia, Cyprus)

General Chairs:
Marta Beltrán Pardo (ETSII, University Rey Juan Carlos (Spain))
William Knottenbelt (Imperial College, UK)

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