Blockchain technology supports the execution and storage of transactions in a decentralized, transparent and immutable fashion. It is part of a broader set of technologies referred to as Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs). Cryptocurrencies represented the first major application of blockchain. Then, the development of smart contracts has provided the opportunity to manage other types of assets and to implement business logic running on blockchain platforms. Finally, the era of broader applications of blockchain technology beyond currencies, finance and markets has emerged. This evolution was coined Blockchain 1.0, Blockchain 2.0 and Blockchain 3.0 respectively.
The opportunities related to the evolution of blockchain technology, along with their challenges have generated a strong and continuously growing interest from industry and academia in the engineering of blockchain-based systems, and more particularly, in the engineering of blockchain-based solutions for Business Process Management (BPM). Beside classical engineering questions, new and specific challenges arise for blockchain-based solutions for organizations and for BPM, to which conceptual modeling, databases, ontology engineering and information systems communities could provide relevant answers.
BC4IS is an academic workshop which aims to bring together researchers in conceptual modeling, business process management, ontology engineering and information systems with business analysts, developers, managers, and consultants involved in the definition of requirements for, development, use, and evolution of blockchain-based solutions.
The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 34th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE). The detailed list of relevant topics as well as the submission details are available on the website of the workshop.