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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 is dedicated to these new advances that could make the world of networks and services more secure, while enabling new distributed business models.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fondamentals of Blockchain and DLT :
    • Theoretical contributions on  blockchain and DLT
    • Distributed consensus and fault tolerance solutions, including domain-specific consensus (e.g., for networking)
    • Tradeoffs between decentralization, scalability, performance and security
    • Protocols and algorithms
  • Decentralized Apps, Smart contracts and chain code :
    • Development languages and tooling
    • Security, Privacy, Attacks, Forensics
    • Transaction Monitoring and Analysis
    • Token Economy
    • Distributed Trust
    • Collaboration between on-chain and off-chain code
    • Oracle
  • Application and service cases of DLT and Smart-Contracts:
    • Finance and payments
    • IoT and cyber physical systems
    • Smart grids and Industry 4.0
    • Networking, Edge and Cloud Technologies
    • 5G Technologies, Telecom Process and Operation
    • Supply chain management
    • Connected and autonomous vehicles
    • Services or Resources Marketplaces
    • Blockchain as a service
    • Blockchain-defined networking

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. All submissions must be written in English and must use standard IEEE two-column conference template. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process.

Papers should be submitted through EDAS:


Papers can be of two types: Full papers or Short papers, up to 8 pages and 5 pages respectively, including tables, figures and references.

Best papers will be considered for fast-track publication in the Annals of Telecommunications (Springer, ISI-indexed)

All accepted and presented papers will be published on IEEE Digital Library At least one author is required to register, at the full rate, to present accepted papers at the conference and for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings.

  • 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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