Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) have the potential to disrupt any domain involving coordination among autonomous resources. This include finance and payments (e.g., Facebook Libra), but also networks (e.g., power grids or telecom networks), computing (e.g., brokering of edge resources), IoT (e.g., supply chain or industry 4.0) or service platforms (e.g., identity management).

BRAINS conference offers a unique opportunity to showcase applications, engage with a highly skilled and innovating audience and discuss emerging technologies and recent research prototypes with key thought leaders.

Demonstrations showcasing working systems, innovative applications, groundbreaking ideas, and novel concepts related to Blockchain, Decentralized Apps and Smart-Contracts are welcome. An award for the best demo will be presented at the closing ceremony.

The paper should outline the design of the system and provide sufficient details to allow the evaluation of its validity, quality, and relevance to the targeted industrial use case.

Content of the accepted demo papers will be demonstrated through a physical demonstration during the conference. The demonstration can be accompanied with a poster. Work-in-progress will also be the occasion to develop some new ideas and new paradigms.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal and has not been previously published. Prospective contributors are expected to turn in a demo proposal in the form of a 2-page paper in IEEE conference double-column format, preferably incorporating a demo system architecture illustration. Demo papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be included in the electronic conference proceedings.

Papers should be submitted through EDAS at

  • Important dates

    • Paper Submission Due
      March 31, 2020 (Extended)
    • Paper Review Feedback
      May 24, 2020
    • Final Papers Due
      June 07, 2020
    • Conference Date
      September 28 - 30, 2020
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