Call for papers: ICBC 2021 in Sydney

After a very successful conference in 2020, the IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in 2021 (ICBC 2021) will be held in the oldest and biggest Australian city, Sydney. ICBC 2021 is the third installment of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) sponsored conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency.



ICBC 2021 is seeking submissions of technical papers (both full and short), posters and tutorial proposals in the following areas related to Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies:

  • Distributed Consensus & Fault Tolerance Algorithms
  • Performance, Scalability Issues
  • Distributed Database Technologies for Blockchain
  • Blockchain Platforms
  • Blockchain-based Applications & Services
  • Decentralized App Development
  • Smart Contracts and Verification
  • Security, Privacy, Attacks, Forensics
  • Transaction Monitoring and Analysis
  • Token Economy
  • Regulations & Policies in Cryptocurrency
  • Novel Mechanisms for the Creation, Custody, and Exchange of Cryptoassets
  • Anonymity and Criminal Activities of the cryptocurrency
  • Managing the Risks of Cryptocurrency
  • Distributed Trust
  • Decentralized Internet Infrastructure
  • Decentralized Financial Services
  • Blockchain for Internet of Things/Cyber Physical Services
  • Blockchain and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence

Authors of selected ICBC 2021 papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (impact factor: 3.878), with a fast track review process.


Authors are invited to submit original papers written in English that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Technical papers must be formatted using the IEEE 2-column format and not exceeding 8 pages for full papers, 4 pages for short papers, or 2 pages for poster papers (all excluding references). The paper submission templates are available on IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. ICBC follows a single-blind review policy and all submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

All papers should be submitted through the JEMS conference submission system.

Note: during submission at JEMS you will need to specify if it is a Regular Paper, a Short Paper, or a Poster Paper.


Paper/Poster Submission Deadline: 4 December 2020
Conference Dates: 3-6 May 2021

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