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ICBC 2018 : The 2018 International Conference on Blockchain

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Link: http://blockchain1000.org/2018
 
When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Where Seattle, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2018
Notification Due Apr 15, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2018
Categories    blockchain   cloud computing   secure   transactions
 

Call For Papers

The 2018 International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018)
http://blockchain1000.org/2018
June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA

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News 1: Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS indexed by ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer and Services Society.

News 2: If you have financial difficulty to make payments for more than one accepted paper in ALL member conferences of SCF 2018 (ICWS/SCC/CLOUD/SERVICES/AIMS/BigData Congress/ICCC/EDGE/ICIOT/ICBC), please contact us at confs@ServicesSociety.org to get waived registration fees for additional paper(s).

News 3: The integrated CFP Brochure (http://icws.org/2018/CFP-CACM.pdf) has been published in the Communications of ACM in December 2017 and January 2018.
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ICBC 2018 has obtained approval from the following journals to organize special issues based on extended versions of top ICBC papers:

- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Internet of Things (STIOT),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Services Computing (STSC),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Big Data (STBD),
- Special Issues in Services Transactions on Cloud Computing (STCC),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR)(Indexed by SCI & EI),
- Special Issue in International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM).


ICBC 2018 program committee invites you to participate in the 1st edition of ICBC, to be held on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA

From the invention of blockchain (BC) concepts in 2008, with the development of distributed data storage, point-to-point transmission, consensus mechanism, encryption algorithm and so on, the blockchain technology has been paid more and more attentions by all countries. Currently, the application of blockchain has been extended from the financial industry to the Internet of Things, intelligent manufacturing, supply chain management, and many other fields. The blockchain is creating a new technological innovation and industrial change on a global scale. We indeed need creative thinking, long-term visions, and innovative methodologies to respond to such a change. The 2018 International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018) is organized to promote research and application innovations around the world.

ICBC 2018 is a member of Services Conference Federation (SCF). SCF 2018 will have the following 10 collocated service-oriented sister conferences: 2018 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018), 2018 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), 2018 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), 2018 International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018),2018 International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018), and 2018 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018), 2018 International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2018), 2018 International conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018), 2018 International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018), and 2018 International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018).

The 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services," while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain-driven services, and industry-specific services as well as emerging service-oriented technologies).

The 1st International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018) covers state-of-the-art technologies and best practices of blockchain, as well as emerging standards and research topics which would define the future of blockchain.

Topics of interest to include, but are not limited to, the following:

-- Blockchain Technology and Platform

• Development Platforms for Blockchain
• Fundamental Research for Blockchain
• Blockchain Standard Design
• Blockchain and Cloud Computing
• Blockchain and Big Data
• Blockchain and Internet of Things
• Blockchain and Next Generation Internet
• Blockchain and Encryption Algorithm
• Blockchain Platforms for Applications

-- Blockchain Solutions and Business Models

• Blockchain Application Reference Architectures and Instances
• Application in Financial Services: Digital currency, Asset digitization, Smart securities …
• Application in Social Management: Digital Identity, Public Utilities, Public welfare, Government management
• Application in Supply Chain Management: Anti-fake and Traceability, Smart contract, Logistics management
• Application in Enterprise Management: Financial Management, Business management process, Data management
• Application in Intelligent Manufacturing: Industrial Internet of Things, Intelligent manufacture and management
• Application in Personal Service: Copyright protection, Legal service, Education service …
• Other Block Chain Applications and Solutions
• Blockchain business models

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all ICBC tracks will appear in the conference proceedings.

Submitted Research Track and Application Track manuscripts will be limited to 15 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the LNCS Proceedings template ( WORD , Latex ). Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (LNCS Proceedings style) pages. The authors can extend a maximum of 2 pages for each paper but will have to pay extra fees for each extra page. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the maximum page limit may not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, workshop proposals, and review process can be found at http://blockchain1000.org/2018/ .

The Proceedings of ICBC 2018 will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) by Springer International Publishing AG. Currently the Abstracting and Indexing services covered by Springer’s data feeds for LNCS proceedings include ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath. For all 10 collocated conferences of SCF 2018, the content of this proceedings volume will be made freely accessible to anyone in the Springer’s digital library after four years upon publication.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at ICBC 2018. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student. The Best Paper Awards will be sponsored by Springer, which is a leading global scientific, technical and medical portfolio, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content through innovative information, products and services.

Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Application Track or other tracks for further consideration if the session slots are available.


Author Guidelines and Templates

SCF 2018 Guidelines & copyright forms
Guidelines for proceedings authors (pdf)
LNCS Copyright Form (pdf, 61kb)

SCF 2018 Templates, sample files & useful links

LaTeX2e Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word Proceedings Templates (zip)
Microsoft Word 2003 Proceedings Templates (zip, 229kb)
Your ORCID identifier

Important Dates:

Research Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): May 1, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2018

Application Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): May 1, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2018

Short Paper Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 31, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Decision Notification (Electronic): May 1, 2018 (Extended Deadline)
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2018

Submission System

Please submit all the track papers to Submission page ( http://blockchain1000.org/2018/submission.html )

Review Policy

SCF Policy and professional ethics require that referees treat the contents of papers under review as privileged information not to be disclosed to others before publication. It is expected that no one with access to a paper under review will make any inappropriate use of the special knowledge, which that access provides. Contents of abstracts submitted to conference program committees should be regarded as privileged as well, and handled in the same manner. The Conference Publications Chair shall ensure that referees adhere to this practice.

Organizers of SCF conferences are expected to provide an appropriate forum for the oral presentation and discussion of all accepted papers. An author, in offering a paper for presentation at a SCF conference, or accepting an invitation to present a paper, is expected to be present at the meeting to deliver the paper. In the event that circumstances unknown at the time of submission of a paper preclude its presentation by an author, the program chair should be informed on time, and appropriate substitute arrangements should be made. In some cases it may help reduce no-shows for the Conference to require advance registration together with the submission of the final manuscript.

About the Services Society

The Services Society (S2) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in services innovations among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. S2 is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization. S2 collaborates with other professional organizations to sponsor or co-sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The S2 initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction. The Services Society has formed 10 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to support technology and domain specific professional activities.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or queries on ICBC 2018, please send email to icbc AT ServicesSociety.org.


SCF As A Platform
-- SCF 2018 Defines Future of New ABC (AI, Blockchain & Cloud)

The International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) was first conceived in June 2003 in Las Vegas, USA. Meanwhile, the First International Conference on Web Services - Europe 2003 (ICWS-Europe'03) was held in Germany in Oct, 2003. ICWS-Europe'03 is an extended event of the 2003 International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2003) in Europe. In 2004, ICWS-Europe was changed to the European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS), which was held at Erfurt, Germany. To celebrate its 16-year-old birthday, ICWS 2018 will be held on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA.
In the past 15 years, ICWS community has been expanded from Web engineering innovations to scientific research for the whole services industry.

The service delivery platforms have been expanded to mobile platforms, Internet of Things, cloud computing, and edge computing. The services ecosystem is gradually enabled, value added, and intelligence embedded through enabling technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing. In the coming years, all the transactions with multiple parties involved will be transformed to blockchain.

Based on the technology trends and best practices in the field, the Services Conference Federation (SCF) was created as a conference umbrella's code name for all services-related conferences. Today, we are very proud to announce that SCF 2018's 10 co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services", while each focusing on exploring different themes (web-based services, cloud-based services, Big Data-based services, services innovation lifecycle, AI-driven ubiquitous services, blockchain driven trust service-ecosystems, industry-specific services and applications, and emerging service-oriented technologies)

SCF 2018 Highlights:
- Bigger Platform: The he 10 collocated conferences (SCF 2018) get sponsorship from the Services Society which is the largest not-for-profits organization (501 c(3)) dedicated for serving more than 30,000 worldwide researchers and practitioners. Bigger platform means bigger opportunities to all volunteers. Meanwhile, Springer provides sponsorship to best paper awards and other professional activities. All the 10 conference proceedings will be published by Springer and indexed in ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (included in Web of Science), Engineering Index EI (Compendex and Inspec databases), DBLP, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Scopus, and ZBlMath.

- Brighter Future: SCF launches the First International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018) to build the fundamental infrastructure for enabling secure and trusted services ecosystems. It will also lead our community members to create their own brighter future.

- Better Model: SCF 2018 leverages the invented Conference Blockchain Model (CBM) to innovate the organizing practices for all the 10 theme conferences. Senior researchers in the field are welcome to submit proposals to serve as CBM Ambassador for an individual conference to start better interactions during your leadership practices for organizing SCF 2018.

Look forward to your great contributions as a volunteer, author, and conference participant for the fast-growing worldwide services innovations community. If you would like to contribute to SCF 2018 as a leading volunteer or try the new Conference Blockchain Model, please feel free to fill in the online form (http://icws.org/2018/open.html) to become a conference volunteer. For other queries or questions, please feel free to visit our conference web sites and find contact information on SCF 2018.

See you all on June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA.

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Please join the worldwide services innovation community as a member or student member of the Services Society at http://membership.ServicesInnovations.org. You are also welcome to join our social network on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6546793.

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