Call for paper > Submission guidelines


Submissions can be made in the computer science track or the economics track under the following formats:

1.    Computer Science track: 15 pages in the LNCS format. A clearly marked appendix is allowed (no more than 10 pages).

2.    Economics Track: Free format.

Submissions should include authors’ names and affiliations, and a short abstract of the paper’s contribution.

All papers must be submitted electronically according to the instructions and forms found here and on the submission site. For each accepted paper the conference requires at least one registration.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
−    Distributed protocols for blockchains
−    Lightweight protocols and networking issues of blockchains
−    Fairness and Consistency (logical and economical) of blockchains
−    Blockchain security, privacy and cryptographical tools
−    Incentive theory, mechanism design, contract theory for blockchains
−    Repeated games, collaborative games, reputation, algorithmic game theory
−    ICO and cryptocurrencies, token valuation, governance and voting
−    Trust models for blockchains
−    Smart contracts and programming languages
−    Formal methods for blockchains
−    Secure multiparty computations (SMPC, e.g., auctions with sealed bids)
−    Multi-agent systems and machine learning techniques applied to blockchains


The program committee encourages the submission of original interdisciplinary works exploring the conjunction of economic concerns with distributed systems, networks and system security.

Conference proceedings:
Papers accepted in the Computer Science track will be published in the conference proceedings. They should describe novel, previously unpublished scientific contributions. They will be subject to peer review. Authors may submit only work that does not substantially overlap with work that is currently submitted or has been accepted for publication in a conference with proceedings or a journal. Papers should be formatted in LNCS format and submitted as PDF files. The authors must also sign the LNCS copyright form when submitting the final version.




Submission deadline: December 15, 2019

Author notification: February 1, 2020



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