WETSEB 2021
Mon 31 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021

The 4th Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain aims at involving researchers interested in emerging topics and trends in software engineering with particular focus on Blockchain software systems, extending the experiences of WETSEB 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Given the new and specific challenges proposed to software engineers by the emerging Blockchain technology, since WETSEB 2018 the organizers switched workshop interest from software metrics (WETSoM 2010 to 2017) to specific software engineering for the Blockchain technology .

Motivations for this workshop are increased in the past two editions given the clear outstanding interest in software communities, in the academy, in the industry, in the finance and in the media on the Blockchain Oriented Software Engineering (BOSE) [1], witnessed by the larger and larger amount of publications, of start-ups and companies which in the last years exploited this new technology.

Beside the growing interest, there is still a lack of software engineering practices applied to Blockchain oriented software. This workshop aims to stimulate the interest of researchers, practitioners and people from industry in the current issues and new directions and challenges for blockchain-oriented software engineering, and at investigating the need for novel specialized software engineering practices for the Blockchain software ecosystem.

The full workshop webpage is available here

This program is tentative and subject to change.

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10:00 - 10:30
Keynote speechWETSEB 2021 at WETSEB Room
10:30 - 11:50
Session 1: Blockchain analysis and analyticsWETSEB 2021 at WETSEB Room
10:30
20m
Talk
Evaluating Machine-Learning Techniques for Detecting Smart Ponzi Schemes
WETSEB 2021
Giacomo IbbaUniversity of Cagliari - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Antonio PierroUniversity of Cagliari - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Marco Di FrancescoFlosslab
10:50
20m
Talk
Automatic Generation of Blockchain Agri-food Traceability Systems
WETSEB 2021
Lodovica MarchesiUniversity of Cagliari, Katiuscia MannaroUniversity of Cagliari, Raffaele PorcuUniversity of Cagliari
11:10
20m
Talk
What is your Distributed (Hyper)Ledger?
WETSEB 2021
Remo PareschiUniversity of Molise, Stefano Dalla PalmaTilburg University, Federico ZapponeUniversity of Molise
11:30
20m
Talk
Investigation of Coronavirus impact on Blockchain and cryptocurrencies markets
WETSEB 2021
Stefano VaccaAlkemy Spa, Cecilia Lalatta CosterbosaAlkemy Spa, Alessandra SpadaAlkemy Spa, Gianni RiottaLuiss Data Lab, Nicola UrasDept. of Mathematics and Computer Science
15:00 - 16:20
Session 2: Blockchain design and securityWETSEB 2021 at WETSEB Room
15:00
20m
Talk
Design principles for constructing GDPR-compliant blockchain solutions
WETSEB 2021
Maria Fernanda MolinaFacultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República, Gustavo BetarteFacultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República, Carlos LunaFacultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República
15:20
20m
Talk
Opportunities and challenges of Blockchain-Oriented systems in the tourism industry.
WETSEB 2021
Fabio CaddeoUniversità di Cagliari, Andrea Pinna University of Cagliari
15:40
20m
Talk
SmartScan: An approach to detect Denial of Service Vulnerability in Ethereum Smart Contracts
WETSEB 2021
Noama SamreenRyerson University, Manar H. AlalfiRyerson University
16:00
20m
Talk
Blockchain-Engineers Wanted: an Empirical Analysis on Required Skills, Education and Experience
WETSEB 2021
Mohamad KassabThe Pennsylvania State University, Giuseppe DestefanisBrunel University London, Joanna DeFrancoPennsylvania State University, Prince PranavPennsylvania State University
16:20 - 16:45
Wrap-up and closing sessionWETSEB 2021 at WETSEB Room

Call for Papers

The Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain inherits from the past eight editions of WETSoM (Workshop on Emerging Trends on Software Metrics) the challenges of gathering together researchers interested in emerging topics and trends in software engineering.

The Workshop’s goal is to discuss on the progresses and on open problems in the ongoing research and on the application of Software Engineering to Blockchain Software Systems, gathering together practitioners and researchers from academia and form industry. This concerns the blockchain technology, the smart contracts software, the integration between blockchain and external components, such as interfaces and Dapps, and all the technologies relying on it. The workshop calls researches on modelling languages, domain specific languages, tools, paradigms, principles, approaches to deal with the new challenges posed by Blockchain technology to software engineers and for a specific Blockchain Oriented Software Engineering (BOSE) [1].

This year we also solicit contributions on Early Research Achievements (ERA) from Ph.D. students and young researcher on the field.

Topics:

Blockchain Oriented Software Engineering Blockchain software analysis and reengineering Formal specification of Blockchain behavior Agile and Lean processes for Blockchain software development Tools for Blockchain software distributed development and community management Smart Contracts reengineering Security and reliability in Blockchain and Smart Contracts Smart Contract Testing (SCT) Blockchain Transaction Testing (BTT) to ensure status integrity Blockchain Software architecture, design notation and metamodels. Smart Contracts Software architecture, design notation and metamodels. Software Engineering for Blockchain Applications in Economy and Finance, Internet of Things, Notarization, Supply chain management Web 3.0 – e-commerce, e-health, e-democracy, social networks, etc .