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ICBC 2018 : The 1st International Conference on Blockchain


When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
Where Seattle, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 6, 2018
Notification Due Apr 15, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2018
Categories    blockchain   cloud computing   secure   transactions

Call For Papers

The 1st International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC 2018)
June 25 - June 30, 2018, Seattle, USA

Theme: Blockchain Services

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 1st 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: the 25th International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2018), the 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2018), the 15th International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2018), the 7th International Congress on Big Data (BigData Congress 2018), the 7th International Conference on AI & Mobile Services (AIMS 2018), the 14th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2018), the 3rd International Congress on Internet of Things (ICIOT 2018), the 2nd International conference on Cognitive Computing (ICCC 2018), the 2nd International Conference on Edge Computing (EDGE 2018), and the 1st 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 8 (SCF Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the SCF Proceedings template (WORD or Latex Package). Submitted Short Paper track manuscripts will be limited to 4 (SCF Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the 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

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.

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.

Important Dates:

Research Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 6, 2018
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 6, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 15, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2018

Application Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 10, 2018
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 18, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2018

Short Paper Track:

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 10, 2018
Full Paper Submission Due Date: March 10, 2018
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 20, 2018
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2018

Submission System

Please submit all the track papers to ICBC 2018 paper submission and review system powered by confhub, which has been used since 2008.

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 (SS) is a non-profit professional organization that has been created to promote worldwide research and technical collaboration in Services Computing (SC) among academia and industrial professionals. Its members are volunteers from industry and academia with common interests. SS is registered in the USA as a "501(c) organization", which means that it is an American tax-exempt nonprofit organization." SS collaborates with other professional organizations to sponsor conferences and to promote an effective services curriculum in colleges and universities. The SS initiates and promotes a "Services University" program worldwide to bridge the gap between industrial needs and university instruction.
Contact Information

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

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