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Call: BCCA 2021 Workshop Proposals

Monday, May 31, 2021

Event Details

The Third IEEE International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications (BCCA 2021)

NOV. 15 – 17, 2021 – TARTU, ESTONIA



We invite you to submit proposals for one-day or two-day workshops in any area related to the field of blockchains. In particular, workshops on challenging, emerging areas related to the conference topics are especially sought. The workshops will take place in physical and/or virtual form, depending on the situation with COVID-19. 

The workshop proceedings will be included in the main conference proceeding main conference proceedings  that will be submitted to IEEEXplore, dblp and Scopus for inclusion. However, workshop organizers are encouraged and free to organize journal special issues as well.



Workshop Proposal submission deadline: May 31st, 2021

Workshop Proposal acceptance notification: June 7th, 2021

Workshops: November 15th/16th/17th 2021



Workshop proposals should be authored by at least two organizers, preferably from different institutions, and they should contain the following three sections and address each corresponding point:


1. Organizers

Name: organizers’ full names
Contact information: affiliations, job titles, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, URLs, and phone
Brief biography: 100-200 words, focusing on the organizers’ expertise in the field and experience as workshop organizers

2. Workshop content

Title: workshop title and acronym
Abstract: max 150 words describing the workshop (suitable for the conference’s website)
Topics and motivation:
What are the topics, themes, and areas of interest of the workshop?
How is the workshop relevant to BCCA?
How does the workshop connect BCCA to other research communities?
Goals and expected results:
Explicitly state the goals of the workshop and how you intend to reach them
What are the expected results of the workshop?
How will these results be disseminated?
What is the planned workshop format (paper presentations, working sessions, lightning talks, demonstrations, etc.)?
With the aim of avoiding workshops cancellation, in case of insufficient number of submissions, what is the “backup” plan?
What will be done to stimulate collaborative interaction?
If the workshop takes place in virtual form, what is the virtual plan? Please describe in a few sentences how to present research contributions and how to foster online discussion.
What are the planned pre- and post-workshop activities?
What is the expected number of submissions and participants? Provide a plan for attracting sufficient submissions and promoting attendance
If applicable, please provide information from previous or related workshops. Have there been previous workshops on the same or a closely related topic? When, where and with how many participants?
Required equipment (if the conference remains physical): Overhead projector, PC projector, whiteboard, flip charts, microphone, etc.
Program committee: list of tentative program committee members, names and affiliations.

3. Preliminary Call for Papers

This will necessarily repeat some of the information from the previous sections but should be targeted towards prospective participants. It should address the following items:

Overview of the motivation, topics, and goals
Workshop format
Deadlines of the workshop (see dates in this call for proposals)
Submission guidelines and review process
References to previous workshops (websites)


A workshop proposal must be at most 4 pages.

Please send your workshop proposals by e-mail to the following addresses: