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BLOCKCHAIN 2019 : BLOCKCHAIN'19: International Congress on Blockchain and Applications

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Link: https://www.blockchain-congress.net/
 
When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018
Where Ávila
Submission Deadline Feb 4, 2019
Notification Due Mar 11, 2019
Final Version Due Mar 29, 2019
Categories    blockchain
 

Call For Papers

The 1st International Congress on Blockchain and Applications 2019 will be held in Avila from 26th to 28th of June, 2019. 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’19.

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’19 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.


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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission date: 4th February, 2019
Notification date: 11th March, 2019
Paper ready deadline: 29th March, 2019
Conference dates: 26th-28th June, 2019


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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Review process

DCAI welcomes the submission of application papers with preference to the topics listed in the call for papers. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process; each paper will be refereed by at least three experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.

The papers must consist of original, relevant and previously unpublished sound research results related to any of the topics of the conference


Submitting papers

DCAI papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Template, with a maximum length of 8 pages in length, including figures and references. All proposed papers must be submitted in electronic form (PDF format) using the Paper Submission Page.


Publication

Accepted papers will be included in DCAI Proceedings. 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 conference proceedings.

All accepted papers will be published by AISC series of Springer Verlag.

More information: https://www.blockchain-congress.net/


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TOPICS


- 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.


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COMMITTEES

General Chairs

Juan Manuel Corchado - University of Salamanca (Spain)
Javier Prieto - University of Salamanca (Spain)


Program Chairs

Ashok Kumar Das - IIIT Hyderabad (India)


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DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM

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.


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SPECIAL ISSUES

Authors of selected papers from Blockchain will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in Special Section published in

- Neurocomputing (TENTATIVE) (JCR 2016 Neurocomputing: 3,317)
- 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).
- Sensors (JCR 2016 Neurocomputing: 2,475)
- Electronics (JCR 2017 Electronics. 2.110)
- The research that receives an award for best paper on the topic of Data Fusion, will be sent to Information Fusion (ISSN: 1566-2535, JCR 2017: 6.639) and submitted for a quick review.
- Artificial Intelligence and Distributed Systems Journal (SJR 2017: 0.62, Q2).


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SPONSORS

IBM, Indra


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CONTACT

info@blockchain-congress.net


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