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Call for Papers: BCCA 2020

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to Thursday, June 25, 2020

Event Details

The Second IEEE International Conference on Blockchain Computing and Applications (BCCA 2020)

NOV. 02 – NOV 05, 2020 – ANTALYA, TURKEY

COVID-19 Update:

The organizing team is closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 situation. The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. Considering the current circumstances, BCCA 2020  will run as a virtual conference and the registration fees will be reduced. 

As a revolutionary technology, Blockchain provides a practical solution to enable a secure and decentralized public ledger that a huge plethora of exciting new technology applications in several areas, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems, Manufacturing, Supply-Chain, etc. Blockchain technology has infiltrated all areas of our lives, from manufacturing to healthcare and beyond. Cybersecurity is an industry that has been significantly affected by this technology and maybe more so in the future. Blockchain Technology is defined as a decentralized system of distributed registers that are used to record data transactions on multiple computers. The reason this technology has gained popularity is that you can put any digital asset or transaction in the blocking chain, the industry does not matter. Blockchain technology can be used to prevent any data breach, identity theft, cyber-attacks or criminal acts in transactions. This ensures that data remains private and secure. The main goal of this workshop is to encourage both researchers and practitioners to share and exchange their experiences and recent studies between academia and industry in the Blockchain field.


Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all major areas, which include, but not limited to:


·       State-of-the-art of the Blockchain technology and cybersecurity

·       Blockchain Technologies and Methodologies

·       Recent development and emerging trends Blockchain for Cybersecurity and Privacy

·       New models, practical solutions and technological advances related to Blockchain

·       Theory of Blockchain in Cybersecurity

·       Blockchain-based security for the Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems

·       Blockchain-based security solutions of smart cities infrastructures

·       Authentication and authorization in Blockchain

·       Applications of blockchain technologies in digital forensic

·       Privacy aspects of blockchain technologies

·       Applications of blockchain technologies in computer & hardware security

·       Implementation challenges facing blockchain technologies

·       Blockchain-based threat intelligence and threat analytics techniques

·       Blockchain-based open-source tools

·       Forensics readiness of blockchain technologies

·       Vulnerabilities of smart contracts

·       Open issues and trends in Blockchains


Full paper Important Dates:

Submission deadline:  June 25th, 2020

Notification of Acceptance: Aug 15th, 2020

Submission of camera-ready: Sept 10th, 2020


Journal Special Issues:

Selected papers from the conference will be invited to submit an extended version to the following journal(s). Confirmed Special Issues:


- Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications (IF: 2.397) 

- Springer Cluster Computing (IF: 1.85)

- Springer Journal of Network and System Management (IF: 1.676)


Papers will be selected based on their reviewers’ scores and appropriateness to the Journal’s theme. All extended versions will undergo reviews and must represent original unpublished research work. Further details will be made available at a later stage.



General Co-Chair

Salil Kanhere, UNSW Sydney, Australia

Öznur Özkasap, Koç University, Turkey


Program Co-Chairs

Moayad Aloqaily, xAnalytics Inc., Canada

Rasheed Hussain, Innopolis, Russia

Ali Dorri, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia



Professor Salil Kanhere, UNSW Sydney, Australia



Moayad Aloqaily, xAnalytics Inc., Canada