Special Session

Enabling Blockchain technologies for Intelligent Systems (EnBIS 2018)

Blockchain distributed ledger technology is a new paradigm of architecture that provides decentralised consensus among a large number of otherwise untrusted peers. The integration of such architectures in Intelligent Systems poses many challenges, but also enhances their security, scalability, autonomy and mitigates trust issues. The Special Session on Enabling Blockchain technologies for Intelligent Systems (EnBIS) at the 2018 IEEE International Conference on INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications (INISTA 2018), is devoted to accelerate the adaptation of Blockchain and Intelligent Systems, such as Internet of Things, Automation, Expert Systems, eHealth, Transportation Systems and others. New promising research directions as well as recent advances in this area are highly welcome to this special session.

List of topics
The scope of the EnBIS session includes, but not limited to the following topics:

• Blockchain architectures for Intelligent Systems
• Smart contracts for Intelligent Systems
• Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) frameworks
• Security aspects with the use of Blockchain Technology
• Blockchain performance optimization
• Business models with Blockchain
• Blockchain-in-IoT standardization
• GDPR conformity issues in the case of IoT & Blockchain

Special Session Organizers

Dr. Konstantinos Votis
Information Technologies Institute,
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras
Information Technologies Institute,
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Konstantinos Giannoutakis
Information Technologies Institute,
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, Greece

Program Committee

Sokratis Katsikas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Erol Gelenbe, Imperial College London, UK
George Giaglis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Peter Rosengren, CNet Svenska AB, Sweden
Tudor Cioara, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Pankaj Pandey, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Important dates

Submission of papers: 20 April 2018
Notification of acceptance: 5 May 2018
Camera-ready papers: 10 May 2018
Registration & payment: 21 May 2018
Conference date: 3-5 July 2018

Paper format: Papers must be prepared using  IEEE templates for conference proceedings.

Page limit: The maximum page limit is 10 inclusive of figures and tables. INISTA will offer the option to buy limited number of extra pages for submission.

Language: The official language for the conference is English. Less than satisfactory English usage may form the sole basis for rejection of a paper and omission of any such final paper version from the conference proceedings. Authors whose native language is not English are encouraged to check their papers for proper English spelling and grammar using tools such as English grammar checkers available with most word processing application software. Alternatively, proofreading support from a native English-speaking colleague or technical editor may suffice. Some authors may be interested in the paid service available at the following link: http://www.prof-editing.com/ieee/ for the final version of the paper.


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