• Conference Date
  • 14-17 June 2021
  • Hannover, Germany

Topics of interest | Submission guidelines | Important dates | Organizers and Chairs | Program Committee

The fourth international workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contracts Technologies (BSCT), co-located with 24th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2021) being held in Hannover, Germany is a continuation of a series of successful events. The aim of the workshop is to closely explore emerging challenges and opportunities in the field of blockchain technologies. This is the forum that bring together practitioners and researchers for sharing knowledge, introducing original insights as well as advancing innovational ideas related to distributed ledger architectures.

The workshop is open to any research or position papers describing current work relating to blockchain and smart contracts technologies with respect to applications, analysis, simulation results, proof-of-concept or innovative solution approaches.

Short URL: BSCT.BISconf.org

Previous editions of the workshop: BSCT 2020, BSCT 2019, BSCT 2018.

Topics of interest

  • 1) Blockchain technologies
    • a) Consensus protocols
    • b) Distributed ledger analytics
    • c) Innovative approaches and paradigms
    • d) System consistency
  • 2) Cryptocurrencies
    • a) Impact on economy and society
    • b) Economic implications
    • c) Macro and microeconomic models for cryptocurrencies
    • d) Financial aspects of ICO
  • 3) Smart contracts
    • a) Smart contracts deployment and maintenance
    • b) Smart contracts testing
    • c) Programming techniques
    • d) Development and runtime environments
  • 4) Performance
    • a) Performance Measures of blockchain
    • b) Assessment of consensus protocols
    • c) Blockchain and Big Data
  • 5) Security and Privacy concerns
    • a) Identity management in anonymous environments
    • b) Blockchain vulnerabilities and attacks schemes
    • c) Anomaly detection
  • 6) Legal and organizational issues
    • a) ICO
    • b) DAO & Governance
    • c) Legal regulations
    • d) Data protection issues
  • 7) Industry applications
    • a) Fintech, healthcare, insurances, fraud detection, supply chain, audit
    • b) Asset digitization
    • c) Distributed ledger & IoT solutions

Submission guidelines

  • Long papers: max. 12 pages
  • Work-in-progress reports: max. 6 pages
  • Demo papers: max. 4 pages

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template

Submission system is available at EasyChair.

Papers approved for presentation at BSCT 2021 will be published in BIS 2021 workshop post-conference proceedings, as a volume in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. BIS 2021 Workshops proceedings will be distributed to workshop participants by regular mail.

Workshop papers will be made available in electronic form by the BIS organizers to all workshop participants (and only to them) directly before the conference.

Important dates

  • May 17, 2021 (extended) – submission deadline for papers
  • May 30, 2021 – notification of acceptance/rejection
  • June 9, 2021 – submission of final papers (for presentation)
  • June 14, 2021 – the workshop

Organizers and Chairs

  • Saulius Masteika, Vilnius University, Lithuania
  • Erich Schweighofer, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Piotr Stolarski, Poznan University of Economics, Poland

Program Committee

  • François Charoy, Université de Lorraine – LORIA – Inria, France
  • Nicolas Courtois, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Stefan Eder, Benn-Ibler Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria
  • Jaap Gordijn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Aquinas Hobor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Constantin Houy, Institute for Information Systems at DFKI (IWi), Germany
  • Monika Kaczmarek, University Duisburg Essen, Germany
  • Kalinka Kaloyanova, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Gary Klein, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
  • Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Herve Verjus, Universite Savoie Mont Blanc – LISTIC, France
  • Hans Weigand, Tilburg University, Netherlands
  • Jakob Zanol, Working Group Legal Informatics, Austria


  • Piotr Stolarski