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2020 BenchCouncil International Symposium on Block Chain (BChain 20)

Qingdao, Shandong, China
Nov. 2nd - Nov. 3rd, 2020 (GMT+8)

Call for Papers

BenchCouncil International Symposium on Block Chain (BChain 20) will be held in Qingdao, a beautiful seaside city in China. The main theme of BChain 20 is block chain algorithms, systems, and applications. BChain 20 is a part of 2020 BenchCouncil Federated Intelligent Computing and Block Chain Conferences (FICC 2020), joint with Symposium on Intelligent Medical Technology (MedTech 20), Symposium on Intelligent Computers (IC 20), Symposium on Chips (Chips 20), Symposium on Evaluation, Simulation, and Test (ESTest 20), Symposium on Education Technology (EduTech 20), and Symposium on Financial Technology (FinTech 20). This conference organization retains the advantages of a smaller conference, while at the same time, facilitates communication, collaboration, and interplay among different disciplines. Hereby, BChain 20 is for the communication, collaboration, and interplay among the communities of Block Chain, Finance, Medicine, and Education.

Since its founding, BenchCouncil has two fundamental responsibilities. On one hand, it encourages data-driven, intelligence-inspired, and benchmark-based quantitative approaches to tackle multi-disciplinary challenges. On the other hand, BenchCouncil incubates benchmark projects and hosts the BenchCouncil projects, and further encourages reliable and reproducible research using the BenchCouncil benchmark projects or incubator benchmark projects. To that end, we present the BenchCouncil Award for Excellence for Reproducible Research to the papers related with those projects (each paper $100 prize, maximally up to 15 papers for BChain 20). We welcome the industry leaders as sponsors to provide the testbed and the honorariums for the above awards.

In addition, we will invite influential speakers from around the world.

Topics

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Innovative and emerging decentralized applications (dApps)

  • Practical use of block chain, and/or distributed ledger technologies (DLT)

  • Benchmarks, performance evaluation, and optimization of block chain, and/or distributed ledger technologies (DLT)

  • dApps integrated development environments (IDE)

  • dApps, blockchain, and/or DLT software engineering

  • Attack-resistant decentralized trust systems

  • Decentralized consensus algorithms and protocols

  • Performance of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Interoperability between different block chains/DLT

  • Standardization of block chain, and/or DLT

  • Security and formal verification of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Hardware security modules use in dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Legal aspects in dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Business models and economics of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Tokenomics and other incentive and sustainability mechanisms

  • Usability and user studies of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Privacy and other legal aspects of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Data management of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Architecture of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Regulation, auditing and forensics of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Block chain encryption of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Smart contracts

  • Customized hardware design for dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Scalability, reliability, and energy efficiency of dApps, block chain, and/or DLT

  • Infrastructures for dApps, block chain, and/or DLT