A Blockchain is a distributed ledger for recording transactions, maintained by many nodes without central authority through a distributed cryptographic protocol. Smart contracts on top of a blockchain render transactions traceable, transparent, and irreversible. It is expected that Blockchain and smart contracts will play an important role in emerging fields such as Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems, social networking, crowdsourcing and next generation wireless communications. On the other hand, their advances should be further evolved in terms of scalability, privacy, efficiency, flexibility and high dependability.
The International Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contracts (IWBS) at QRS intends to provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present latest advances and innovations in key theories, infrastructure, schemes, and significant applications for the Blockchain software, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future.
The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at https://qrs20.techconf.org/submission.
The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.
Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare their papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.Submission