Special Issue "Blockchain and Smart Contract Technologies"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulius Masteika

Institute of Social Sciences and Applied Informatics, Kaunas Faculty, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Interests: computational finance and engineering; cryptocurrencies; blockchain; technical analysis and high frequency trading
Guest Editor
Prof. Erich Schweighofer

Section for Legal Informatics, University of Vienna, Wien, Austria
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Interests: legal informatics; international law
Guest Editor
Dr. Piotr Stolarski

Department of Information Systems, Poznań University of Economics, Poznań, Poland
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Interests: cryptocurrencies; blockchain; natural language processing; knowledge representation; information systems security

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 2nd International Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contract Technologies (BSCT 2019) will be held in June 2019 in Seville in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Business Information Systems. The goal of the workshop is to bring together participants both from academia and business practice working on innovative ideas and the application of blockchain and smart contracts. The workshop calls for sharing research experiences and knowledge related to the adoption of distributed ledgers as well as associated technologies. We invite papers that provide methodologies, techniques, or empirical evidence of vital theoretical and practical aspects of blockchain-based architectures and share views on challenges that limit the broader use and implementation of such decentralized systems including various legal, organizational, or socio-economic factors.

This Special Issue of Information intends to attract submissions on such exemplary topics as consensus protocols, information security, (pseudo) anonymity, distributed applications, initial coin offering or token economy, etc. There is no Article Processing Charge for extended versions of the accepted papers at the BSCT 2019 workshop.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saulius Masteika
Prof. Erich Schweighofer
Dr. Piotr Stolarski
Guest Editors

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  • blockchain cconsensus protocols
  • distributed ledger analytics
  • macro and microeconomic models for cryptocurrencies
  • legal and financial aspects of ICO
  • smart contracts development and testing
  • performance measures of blockchain
  • blockchain and big data
  • identity management in distributed or anonymous environments
  • blockchain vulnerabilities and attacks schemes
  • DAO and governance
  • blockchain and data protection
  • blockchain industrial applications (fintech, insurtech, IoT, and asset digitization)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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