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IWBT 2022 : 2nd International Workshop on Blockchain Technologies in conjunction with 27th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications - DASFAA-2022


When Apr 11, 2022 - Apr 11, 2022
Where Hyderabad, India
Submission Deadline Jan 10, 2022
Notification Due Jan 22, 2022
Final Version Due Jan 27, 2022
Categories    blockchain   blockchain databases   blockchain technology

Call For Papers


Blockchain is fast emerging as a disruptive technology solution in the areas involving multiple stakeholders, each having complex business processes implemented in unique systems and infrastructure, operating in different administrative, geopolitical boundaries. With cross-organizational workflows and complex compliance requirements, industry sectors like Healthcare, Finance, Manufacturing, International Trade, Insurance, Retail, Supply Chain, Recruitment, Media, Real-estate, and Education etc. can benefit significantly by improved operational efficiency, enhanced security, and transparency offered by blockchain implementation.

Though rapid adaptation, blockchain technology practices, standardization and research activities are in its nascent stages and evolving continuously with new tools, technologies, approaches, and application strategies. In this scenario, the proposed workshop aims for:

- Offer a platform for the community to identify, discuss and collaborate on some of the central research and application avenues of the blockchain technology landscape.

- Serve as a platform for the community to share insights, experiences on Blockchain based databases.

- Help participants in developing familiarity with relevant theoretical concepts, tools, implementation strategies and current practices in the area.

List of Topics:

The workshop invites unpublished original research papers on the topics including but not limited to:

Blockchain Databases

- Blockchain characteristics and databases

- Blockchain-based databases: Consistency, Availability, Partition tolerance theorem to Decentralization, Consistency Scalability theorem

- Distributed databases for Blockchain

- Blockchains vs. databases: replication, concurrency, storage, sharding

- Performance analysis of blockchain-based database systems

Blockchain Technology

- Distributed Ledger Technology

- Mining mechanisms: proof-of-work, proof of stake, proof of burn etc.

- Distributed consensus protocols and peer-to-peer algorithms

- Disaster recovery backup and an auditable transaction log mechanism

- Formal verification of Transactions and Smart Contracts

- Incentives and payments mechanisms

- Building Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)

- Game theoretic analysis of protocols

- Interoperability of Blockchains

- Token Economy

Distributed Computing

- Schemes for decentralization

- Peer-to- peer communication protocols

- Fault-tolerant Algorithms

- Scalability in Blockchain

- Architecture, Protocols and Algorithms

- Trustless Computing

- Performance optimization

Integration with Emerging Technologies

- Blockchain and Data Analytics

- Blockchain and Big Data

- Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT)

- Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML)

- Blockchain and Cloud, Edge, Fog Computing


- Identity Governance

- Data Governance

- Business Process Integration

- Enterprise Integration

- Trust and regulation mechanisms

- Legal, ethical, economical, and social aspects

Blockchain Tools

- Platforms for decentralized consensus

- Virtualization and DevOps

- Tools for Deployment and Monitoring of Components

- Decentralized Applications development tools, IDEs

Blockchain in Industry

- Healthcare and Insurance

- Fintech

- Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

- Pharmaceuticals

- Supply chain

- Real Estate

- Precious Stones and Metals

- Entertainment

Blockchain in Government

- Agriculture

- Unique Identity

- Civic Services

- Public Health System

- Land Records

- Regulation and Law Enforcement

- Disaster Response and Relief

- Smart Cities

Program Schedule

9:00 – 9:15 (IST) "Welcome and Introduction" by Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary, Workshop co-chair, Dean and Professor, Ahmedabad University

9:15 - 10:15 Keynote Talk
"From Impossible Triangles to innovations through Blockchains" by Professor C. Pandu Rangan, Sathish Dhawan Chair professor, Computer science and Automation, IISc, Bangalore, India

10:15 to 11:00 Invited Talk
"SnarkWars: The promise of Zero Knowledge Proofs for Scaling Blockchains" by Dr. Nitin Singh, Senior Research Scientist, IBM Research India

11:00 - 11:15 Tea / Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:00 Invited Talk
"Proofs of Storage and Applications" by Dr. Sushmita Ruj, Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW, Sydney

12:00 - 12:30 Research Paper Presentation
"Securing Cookies/Sessions through Non-Fungible Tokens" by Dr. Kaushal Shah, Uday Khokhariya, Nidhay Pancholi, Shambhavi Kumar and Keyur Parmar, Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU), Gandhinagar, India

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:45 Invited Talk
“Next-Generation Blockchains -- Potential and Challenges” by Dr. Sujit Prakash Gujar, Assistant Professor, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, India

14:45 - 16:15 Research Paper Presentations
- "Towards a Blockchain Solution for Customs Duty-Related Fraud" by Dr. Christopher G. Harris, Associate Professor, Computer Science, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, USA (14:45 - 15:15)

- "Model-Driven Development of Distributed Ledger Applications" by Piero Fraternali, Dr. Sergio Luis Herrera Gonzalez, Matteo Frigerio and Mattia Righetti, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milan, Italy (15:15 - 15:45)

- "Collaborative Blockchain based Distributed Denial of Service Attack Mitigation approach with IP Reputation System" by Darshi Patel and Dr. Dhiren Patel, Gujarat Vidyapith, India (15:45 - 16:15)

16:15 - 16:30 Tea / Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:30 Panel Discussion on "Trends and Challenges in the adoption of blockchain for real-world problems"
- Dr. Raghavendra Deshmukh, Engineering Leader, Google
- Dr. Sandip Chakraborty, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
- Dr. Anu Singh, Blockchain Supply Chain Transformation Leader, IBM

17:30 - 17:45
Concluding Remarks by Dr. Krishnasuri Narayanam, Workshop co-chair, Senior Research Software Engineer, IBM Research, India


Workshop Chairs

- Sanjay Chaudhary, ​Dean of Students and Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Ahmedabad University, India

- Krishnasuri Narayanam, Senior Research Engineer, IBM Research India

Program Committee

- Dhiren Patel, Director, V. J. Technological Institute, Mumbai, India
- Devesh Jinwala, Professor and Dean (Research), SVNIT, Surat, India
- Minoru Kuribayashi, Associate Professor, Okayama University, Japan
- Mehul Raval, Professor and Associate Dean (Experiential Learning), Ahmedabad University, India
- Chintan Amrit, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Iyyanki. V. Murali Krishna, Distinguished Fellow, RCI/DRDO, Hyderabad, India
- Ratnik Gandhi, Senior Consultant, NTT Docomo, Vancouver, Canada
- Sriram Birudavolu, CEO NASSCOM/DSCI Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, India
- Sridhar Vedhanabatla Sr Security Architect, Member, DSCI, India
- Maniklal Das, DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India (To be confirmed)
- Gaurav Somani, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Central University of Rajasthan, India
- Mansukh Savaliya, VGEC, Ahmedabad, India
- Amit Ganatra, CHARUSAT, Changa, Gujarat, India
- Mandar Chaudhary, Applied Researcher, eBay, USA
- Vikas Jaiman, Maastrich University, Netherlands

Submission Guidelines:

Prospective authors are invited to submit original research papers (not being considered for publication elsewhere) maximum of 16 pages in length in the LNCS style. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit will not be reviewed. The submissions will be accepted through EasyChair.

Each paper should contain an abstract of approximately 300 words having a page limit of 16 pages including the title page, references, and appendix. For preparing the manuscript, please see instructions for authors by Springer, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (LNCS).

LaTeX and Word Templates & Submission Guidelines

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two program committee members. Papers will be evaluated using a double-blind process. For the purpose of evaluating the paper, (1) author's names and affiliations must not appear on the title page or elsewhere in the paper, (2) funding sources must not be acknowledged, (3) and other information that may allow identifying the authors must not be included in the paper.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register at the workshop and present the paper.

To submit a paper, please use the EasyChair online submission system:


The papers accepted by IWBT2022 will be published in a combined volume with other DASFAA-2022 workshops in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series published by Springer, and indexed by both LNCS and DBLP.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: December 31, 2021
Author Notification: January 15, 2022
Author Registration: January 27, 2022
Camera-ready Paper Submission: January 27, 2022
Workshop Date: April 11, 2022

The conference DASFAA2022 and co-located workshops will be held in Online Mode

All questions about submissions should be emailed to and

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