BCRA 2024
Fri 26 - Sat 27 July 2024 Hangzhou, China

Welcome to the website of the International Conference on Blockchain Research and Applications (BCRA 2024).

BCRA 2024 provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the advanced applications, technologies, and theories in blockchain research.

Blockchain is a decentralized and distributed ledger technology that enables the secure and transparent recording of transactions across a network of computers. The field of blockchain research focuses on examining the fundamental principles and technical aspects of this technology. This includes studying consensus algorithms, scalability, privacy, security, smart contracts, interoperability, and governance. Through blockchain research, experts aim to gain a deeper understanding of how blockchain systems function, identify any limitations they may have, and propose innovative solutions to overcome challenges. In terms of practical applications, blockchain technology is being implemented across a wide range of industries and sectors. Its decentralized nature and immutability bring significant benefits in terms of enhancing transparency, security, and efficiency in various processes. Industries such as finance, supply chain management, healthcare, government services, Internet of Things (IoT), energy, intellectual property, and social impact are adopting blockchain technology. By leveraging blockchain, these sectors can achieve greater transparency in transactions, reduce fraud, improve data sharing and integrity, enable decentralized and secure services, and promote sustainability.

Call for Paper

BCRA 2024 will be held on July 26-27 in Hangzhou, China. We solicit submissions that detail novel techniques, investigate new applications, introduce advanced methodologies, propose promising research directions, and discuss approaches for unsolved issues.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Blockchain theories and their evolution,
  • Smart contracts and distributed ledgers,
  • Distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanisms,
  • Blockchain schemes for decentralization,
  • Issues of security and privacy surrounding blockchain technology,
  • Performance optimization of blockchain and decentralized schemes,
  • Blockchain based protocols and algorithms,
  • Integration of blockchain with other emerging technologies,
  • Permissioned and permissionless blockchains
  • Cryptocurrency adoption and transition dynamics,
  • Transaction graph analysis,
  • Fraud detection and financial crime prevention,
  • Economics and game theoretic analysis of cryptocurrency protocols,
  • Regulation and law enforcement of blockchain technology,
  • Usability and user studies,
  • Legal, ethical and societal aspects of blockchain and related applications
  • Case studies (e.g., of adoption, attacks, forks, scams, …)
  • Web 3.0
  • Metaverse

How to Submit

All submissions must be in English and in PDF format. Submissions that do not comply with the above instructions will be desk rejected without review. Please use the Elsevier article template.

Submissions to the BCRA 2024 conference that meet the above requirements can be made via the submission site (https://bcra2024.hotcrp.com/) by the submission deadline.

Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: April 29, 2024

Submission Deadline: May 6, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: June 27, 2024

Camera-Ready Version: TBD

Publication

All accepted papers will be accepted to the journal of Blockchain: Research and Applications (ESCI IF: 5.6).

Blockchain: Research and Applications is an international, peer reviewed journal for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present the latest advances and innovations in blockchain research. The journal publishes theoretical and applied papers in established and emerging areas of blockchain research to shape the future of blockchain technology.

Call for Paper

BCRA 2024 will be held on July 26-27 in Hangzhou, China. We solicit submissions that detail novel techniques, investigate new applications, introduce advanced methodologies, propose promising research directions, and discuss approaches for unsolved issues.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Blockchain theories and their evolution,
  • Smart contracts and distributed ledgers,
  • Distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanisms,
  • Blockchain schemes for decentralization,
  • Issues of security and privacy surrounding blockchain technology,
  • Performance optimization of blockchain and decentralized schemes,
  • Blockchain based protocols and algorithms,
  • Integration of blockchain with other emerging technologies,
  • Permissioned and permissionless blockchains
  • Cryptocurrency adoption and transition dynamics,
  • Transaction graph analysis,
  • Fraud detection and financial crime prevention,
  • Economics and game theoretic analysis of cryptocurrency protocols,
  • Regulation and law enforcement of blockchain technology,
  • Usability and user studies,
  • Legal, ethical and societal aspects of blockchain and related applications
  • Case studies (e.g., of adoption, attacks, forks, scams, …)
  • Web 3.0
  • Metaverse