International Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contract
 
In Conjunction with SOSE 2016
Oxford, UK
29 March – 2 April 2016
 
With demonstrated potentials for financial and business applications, blockchain and smart contract are considered as theenabling techniques for a new fringe economy on the Internet.They introduced challenges to many areas including distributed storage and data management, security, reliability, scalability, and software architecture. Novelty inter-disciplinary research and practices are inspired in counter to the challenges including distributed crypto-ledger, consensus protocols, digital ID, decentralized autonomous organization, and policy enforcement. When powered bythe new information infrastructure and trust framework, various Internet applications could be renovated, especially data-intensive applications such as cryptocurrency, digital copyright, healthcare, smart city, executable law, and so on.
 
This workshop brings together researchers and practitioners working in software engineering, security, distributed computing, big data, cloud computing, protocol and algorithms as well as applications to share ideas, understandings, and insights of the research problems, results, best practices, and research directions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
 
Trust Information Infrastructure
-     Consensus Protocols
-     Cyber Security
-     Decentralized Autonomous Organization
-     Trust Management
-     Distributed Crypto-ledger
-     Policy Enforcement
 
Blockchain Enabled Applications
-     Executable Law
-     Copyright Management
-     Secure Finance Infrastructure
-     Mobile Cloud Computing
-     Smart City
-     Healthcare
 
PaperSubmission
All papers need to be submitted electronically using the EasyChair conference system with PDF format. The materials presented in the papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. Each paper is limited to 6 pages including figures and references using IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style (two columns, single-spaced, 10 fonts). You can confirm the IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Author Guidelines at the following web page: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting.
Once accepted, the paper will be included in the IEEE conference proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press (indexed by EI).
 
Program Chair
Yan Zhu, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
 
Program Committee
Xiaoying Bai, Tsinghua University, China
Kai Hu, Beihang University, China
Lian Yu, Peking University, China
 
Important Dates
Deadline for submission:  January 24, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2016
Camera-ready copy due: February 14, 2016