Blockchain-enabled Network Applications and Protocols

Call for Workshop Papers

Blockchain is an emerging technology for developing decentralized applications and data storage, over and beyond its role as a platform for cryptocurrencies. The basic tenet is that it shares a distributed and replicated ledger of events and transactions with strong cryptographic guarantees of tamper resistance and verifiability. Although blockchain technology has become more and more well-known because of its use in the implementation of Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc., many researchers are working on different potential applications such as key distribution, health record management, registry maintenance, decentralized authentication, etc.

To this end, we propose a workshop “Blockchain-enabled Network Applications and Protocols” along with the EAI QSHINE 2021 conference. This workshop is intended to present high quality, original research articles, or review articles focused on advances of blockchain technology applied to diverse potential networks applications and protocols.

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Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Emerging Topics on Blockchain and Networks
    2. Blockchain and 5G mobile networks
    3. Blockchain and big data
    4. Blockchain and edge computing
    5. Blockchain and federated learning
    6. Blockchain for IoT applications
    7. Decentralized consensus protocols
    8. Efficiency and scalability of blockchain networks
    9. Performance evaluation and modelling of blockchain networks
    10. Security and threat modelling of blockchain


All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library: Qshine Conference Proceedings.

Qshine proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Workshop papers should be from 6 to 11 pages long.

Workshop Chairs

Xuechao Yang
RMIT University, Australia

Andrei Kelarev
RMIT University, Australia

Xu Yang
RMIT University, Australia

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
11 June 23 August 2021
Notification deadline

6 September 2021
Camera-ready deadline
20 September 2021
29-30 November 2021