Scope:

Blockchains are distributed ledger technology (DLT) that promote the distribution of an immutable ledger which records transactions. Blockchains ensure both transparency and trust.

In business, a successful relationship runs on trust. Companies establish business connections with well-known partners or set up contracts with intermediaries that build a trustworthy environment. Nevertheless, partners might be unknown and, intermediaries might be unaffordable. Blockchains provide the required trust and bring strategic business value to these settings.

Cryptocurrencies are still the leadership flag for this technology. Bitcoin removed the intermediaries from financial transactions and created a trustworthy environment that allowed unknown parties to interact directly. Currently, there is an increase in the number of Blockchain-based initiatives applied to other business areas such as Healthcare, Government, Automotive and Energy, Supply Chain, among others.

 

List of topics of interest:

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Banking, Insurance and Financial Services
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Legal frameworks, Legislation and Jurisdiction
  • Industry 4.0
  • Public sector and Government
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Identity Management
  • Healthcare
  • Automotive and Energy Industries
  • Infrastructure, Architecture, Performance and Availability Concerns
  • Challenges and Lessons Learned

 

Organizing Committee:

  • Catarina I. Reis, ciTechCare - Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ana Madureira, DEI-ISEP, Porto, Portugal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Nuno Bettencourt, DEI-ISEP, Porto, Portugal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Program Committee (Names and affiliations) (TBC):

  • Catarina Reis, ciTechCare - Center for Innovative Care and Health Technology, School of Technology and Management, Polytechnic of Leiria, Portugal
  • Ana Madureira, Interdisciplinary Studies Research Center (ISRC), Institute of Engineering of Porto, Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
  • Nuno Bettencourt, Interdisciplinary Studies Research Center (ISRC), Institute of Engineering of Porto – Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP/IPP), Portugal
  • João Ferreira, ISCTE, Portugal
  • Ramesh Ramadoss, Co-Chair IEEE Blockchain Initiative & IEEE Standards Association (TBC)