B4TDS24 – 4th International Workshop on Blockchain for Trusted Data Sharing
Hosted by the 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE)
Co-Organized with the International Workshop on Blockchain for Information Systems (BC4IS)
03 – 07 June 2023, Limassol, Cyprus
About the Workshop
In the last few years, software systems are moving towards blockchain technologies since they bring many advantages in different sectors. Thanks to smart contracts, data can be manipulated and accessed by users similar to databases with enhanced trust capabilities, databases.
This opportunity, combined with the blockchain potentialities, such as the integrity and the immutability of data, guarantees trusted evidence of the information stored and exchanged in the blockchain without relying on a central authority. This makes the blockchain the ideal technology for auditing, verification and sharing purposes, significantly changing how to design and implement next-generation distributed applications.
Recently, both academia and industry have shown an increasing interest in blockchain, looking for innovative blockchain-based technical solutions enabling data sharing in a trusted and decentralized way. The scientific results of the workshop have the ambition to change the way to organize, store, retrieve and share data. This is towards strengthening the decentralized access to data for any businesses, organizations, or participants in worldwide distributed networks. Thus, reflecting also in the development of business information systems in which decentralization and data sharing are key challenges.
Special focus is posed on AI and the benefits of blockchain for building trustworthy infrastructures starting from data (for example, the traceability of computation and training as well as data provenance).
From the technical perspective, the workshop can break the technological barriers to data management on blockchain technology, proposing novel approaches and solutions. Conceptual, technical, application-oriented and case-study contributions are welcomed within the themes of this workshop.
We invite regular papers, work-in-progress and industry papers related to the topics of the workshop, which include but are not limited to:
- Blockchain data management
- Blockchain data sharing
- Blockchain data provenance
- Trusted data for AI
- Data traceability for explainable/trustworthy AI
- Distributed learning through blockchain
- Data-intensive applications on blockchain
- Data privacy on the blockchain
- Blockchain-based authentication and access control
- Data protection frameworks
- Layer-two solutions for data management
- Off-chain data management solutions Oracles for trusted data sharing
- Data structure and optimization in smart contracts
- Blockchain hybrid architectures
- Cross-chain data integration
- Data analytics techniques on blockchainQuery languages on blockchain
- Data auditing and monitoring on blockchain
- Data visualization on blockchain
- Case studies on blockchain
The papers have to be submitted via EasyChair (), choosing the present workshop as the track to which you submit the paper.
The different types of papers that can be accepted as well as the standards to follow for the format are the same as the ones of the main track of the conference. All the details are available on the conference website. As a further precision, among the different categories of papers that can be accepted, we can accept full papers (strictly limited to 15 pages, everything included), along with some short papers (strictly limited to 6 pages, everything included). Authors should consult Springer’s authors’ guidelines and use their proceedings template. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.
The proceedings of the conference workshops will be published as one volume in the Springer LNBIP series. Short papers will be placed in a designated section.
- Workshop paper submission: March 6th, 2024
- Workshop paper decision: April 3rd, 2024
- Camera-ready due: April 22nd, 2024
- Workshops: 3rd–4th June 2024
- Johannes Sedlmeir, FINATRAX Research Group, Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Marco Comuzzi, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South KoreaBernhard Haslhofer, Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria
- Andreas Hein, Technical University of Munich, Germany
- JuliusKöpke, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt Institute for Informatics Systems, Austria
- Francesco Tiezzi, University of Florence, Italy
- Andrea Morichetta, University of Camerino, Italy
- Yue Liu, Data61, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Sydney, Australia
- Abhimanyu Mukerji, Amazon, California
University of Camerino, Italy
University of Fribourg, Switzerland