BEST 2019 : Blockchain & Energy SysTems (BEST) Conference (January 18 - 20, 2019, Orlando, Florida)
Call For Papers
The miracle of bitcoin and digital currency has made blockchain one of the most popular and promising technologies in a digital world. Blockchain technology has a great potential to change our daily life in the same way internet had impacted our society. At the same time, our society is running on energy systems because almost all of our activities are powered by non-human forces in some sense. There are two major ways that blockchain systems are interacting with energy systems. Firstly, the blockchain systems are reliant on the computing systems powered by electricity. Cryptocurrency mining has already caused troubles in electricity consumption as more and more computing powers have joined. Secondly, energy systems are expecting more distributed renewable resources and leaning toward higher transparency and fairness. Blockchain technology undoubtedly will help resolve these related issues.
This conference brings together the experts in both blockchain technology and energy systems. It is aiming for smart integrations of blockchain and energy systems. The impacts are both ways. We are calling for presentations and papers that facilitate this integration in both blockchain technology and energy systems.
Topics include but are not limited to:
• Electricity consumption and Energy Policies for Cryptocurrency Mining
• Design of power systems for efficient blockchain
• Energy/Power-efficient ledger registration systems for Blockchain
• Novel Contracting and Market Mechanisms for Energy Systems via Blockchain
• Blockchains for Decentralized Energy and Power Systems
• Game theoretical approaches for distributed energy/power systems
• and related……
January 10th, 2019: Abstract Submission Deadline
January 17th, 2018: Registration Deadline
Submission (abstracts) Portal:
Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport @ Gateway Village, Orlando, Florida
Selected presentations/abstracts will be invited after the conference to submit full papers for publications in a special issue of Springer journal Energy Systems (http://www.springer.com/engineering/journal/12667).
If you have any question or suggestion, please send emails to the organizing committee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information, including the instructions for abstract submission, registration, sponsorship, etc., can be found at http://caopt.com/BEST2019.
Panos Pardalos, University of Florida (www.ise.ufl.edu/pardalos/)
Qipeng Phil Zheng, University of Central Florida (www.iems.ucf.edu/qzheng/)
Vladimir Boginski, University of Central Florida, USA
Ali Elkamel, University of Waterloo, Canada
Neng Fan, University of Arizona, USA
Timo Hämäläinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Andrew L. Liu, Purdue University, USA
Tathagata Mukherjee, University of Alabama, USA
Alexander Nikolaev, University at Buffalo, USA
Joe Qin, University of Southern California, USA
Steffen Rebennack, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Alexander Semenov, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Jianhui Wang, Southern Methodist University, USA
We look forward to seeing you or your team at our conference.