Conference Overview

2022 IEEE 1st Global Emerging Technology Blockchain Forum
#ieeeGETblockchain


07-11 November 2022 | Venue, Southern California, USA


Theme: Blockchain & Beyond
Virtual + Onsite


The 2022 IEEE 1st Global Emerging Technologies Blockchain Forum (#iGETblockchain) seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate future Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), applications and services and how they benefit society.

This will be a hybrid event (virtual and in-person) event in Southern California USA as an official part of the IEEE Blockchain Initiative. Physical attendance is not expected nor required for authors and presenters, but those who live in Southern California or near the venue are welcome in-person.


*On-premise participation may be subject to California state and local regulations for travel and social gatherings

Call for Papers

Deadline 31 July



Blockchain and DLT systems have started to deliver a novel network architecture that creates a new ecosystem allowing the deployment of novel end to end and Peer-to-peer services and applications.  A key target for Blockchain networks will be to improve support not only for classical Blockchain applications and services but also for vertical industry (e.g., Intelligent Transport, Industrial IoTs, eHealth, Smart Contracts, Financial services, Food supply chains, etc.) and other Blockchain-based services.

This conference aims to bring experts from industry, academia, and research to exchange their vision as well as their achieved advances in Blockchain and DLT, and encourage innovative cross-domain studies, research, early deployment, and large-scale pilot showcases that address the challenges of Blockchain while identifying and investigating the possibilities of future Blockchain/DLT networks.

Original, innovative, and high-quality papers are solicited in the following technical topics of interest, but are not limited to:

Technical Paper Submissions

Track 1: Technologies
Track 2: Application and Services
Track 3: 5G and 6G, IoT, and Tactile
Track 4: Security and Privacy
Track 5: Trials, Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios
Track 6: Hardware and Test / Measurements
Track 7: Special Verticals
Track 8: Standards, Policy, Regulation and Compliance

Symposium Paper Submissions

Symposium: Blockchain for Health
Symposium: Blockchain Standardization
Symposium: Blockchain for Energy
Symposium: Food Supply Chain
Symposium: Logistics & Global Supply Chain
Symposium: Blockchain Future Network
Symposium: Blockchain Cybersecurity & Privacy
Symposium: Logistics & Global Supply Chain
Symposium: Zero Knowledge Proof
Symposium: Metaverse
Symposium: Blockchain Services


Track 1: Technologies
Blockchain and beyond architectures requirements and specifications Distributed consensus protocols and P2P algorithms
Blockchain and Data Analytics AI-based Edge computing over Blockchain
Blockchain and Big Data Blockchain in 6G technologies
Blockchain and beyond wireless technologies Blockchain management
Cloud-based Blockchain architectures Software Defined Networking (SDN) for
Blockchain and beyond
Blockchain and Machine Learning (ML) Device-to-Device Communications and networking
AI-based Blockchain architectures DLT architectures
Cloud-based Blockchain architectures Blockchain characteristics and databases
Blockchain and networking protocols (IPv4 vs. IPv6)
EDAS Link


Track 2: Applications & Services
Smart Cities, Smart Public Places Industry of the future, e.g. Industry 4.0 Testbed as a Service for Future Networks
Smart Home, and based Building Automation Consumer Electronics, Assisted Living, Rural Services and Production Building Management and Operation Automation
Smart Agriculture and Water Management Blockchain and beyond Wireless
Networks for body sensors
Environmental Monitoring
Cyber-physical systems, Context
Awareness, Situation Awareness, and Ambient Intelligence
Crowd-sensing, human centric sensing Connected Car, Automotive Intelligent Transport
Collaborative Applications and Systems Big data and Blockchain and
beyond Data Analytics
Aerospace and Defense
Service Experiences and Analysis Internet Applications Naming and Identifiers Smart Grid, Energy Management
Cloud services with Blockchain & Future Networks Social-aware Blockchain and beyond networks Utilities Management and Operation
Next Generation Consumer Electronics with Blockchain & Future Networks Semantic Technologies, Collective Intelligence Consumer Electronics, Assisted Living, Rural Services
Consumer Electronics, Assisted Living, Rural Services and Production Cognitive and Reasoning about Things and Smart Objects Mining, Oil & Gas, Digital Oilfield, Electronic Oilfield
Blockchain and beyond Wireless Networks for body sensors Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) and Blockchain and beyond Agriculture, Industrial IoT, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retailing
Crowd-sensing, human centric sensing Horizontal application development for Blockchain and beyond Additive Manufacturing
Big data and Blockchain and beyond Data Analytics Design principles and best practices for Blockchain and beyond application development Logistics, Entertainment, Large Event Management, Highway, Rail Systems
Internet Applications Naming and Identifiers Open Communities, Open API, Open Source Industrial Service Creation and Management
Social-aware Blockchain and beyond networks Testbeds/ Federated Testbed Digital Twins of Complex systems with Blockchain & Future networks
EDAS Link


Track 3: 5G and 6G, IoT, and Tactile
Architecture of IoT in Blockchain and beyond networks Coexistence and device interoperability of sensors with Blockchain and beyond networks Security issues and solutions for IoT in Blockchain and beyond networks
Software defined solutions for IoT

Integrated D2D communication techniques for Blockchain and beyond networks

Logistics Tacking & Tracing using Blockchain
5G/6G and Blockchain

Self-organization and self-healing of IoT networks

Data processing and anomaly detection for IoT networks
Tactile Internet and Blockchain Relay, multi-hop, and cooperative communication in IoT

Cross-layer design and optimization in IoT

P2P applications

Ubiquitous communication, routing protocols, and network selection in IoT

Sensor deployment, placement, control, and management issues
Data collection, processing, aggregation, and communication Machine-type communications in Blockchain and beyond systems Experimental results, prototypes and testbeds using sensors for Blockchain and beyond technologies
Efficient resource allocation schemes, QoS, and QoE in IoT Emerging IoT applications in Blockchain and beyond networks
EDAS Link


Track 4: Security & Privacy
Privacy and Security Concerns Cross-layer Attacks Big Data and Information Integrity

Identification and Authentication Issues

AI-enabled scalable and secure Blockchain Communication Security
Intrusion Detection Fraud detection on Blockchain data and smart contracts using AI Security Standards
Cryptography, Key Management, Authentication and Authorization Forensic Science Open Communities, Open API, Open Source
Testbeds
EDAS Link


Track 5: Trials, Experimental Results and Deployment Scenarios
Closing the Gap between Research and Implementation Blockchain deployment at Government and ISPs Blockchain and Future Internet architectures
Experimental prototypes, Testbed and Field Trial Experiences Blockchain deployment on agriculture, retails, smart cities, etc. Standardization and Regulation Future Networks Experimental
Scenarios
Multi-Objective Blockchain System Modelling and Analysis—Performance, Energy, Reliability, Robustness Blockchain Interconnections among ISPs Analysis—QoS, Scalability, Performance, Interference management Infrastructure-less communication
Gap Analysis for real deployments AI driven encoding & decoding
Real case deployment scenarios and results Blockchain deployment at Government and ISPs Future network simulators
EDAS Link


Track 6: Hardware and Test / Measurements
Blockchain system architectures
Tools for deployment and monitoring of components
Decentralised applications development tools, IDEs.
EDAS Link


Track 7: Special Verticals
Smart factories and Industry 4.0 Industrial Blockchain and beyond Service Creation and Management Aspects E-Health and mobile health over Blockchain cryptocurrencies
Automotive, Intelligent Transport Smart Grid, Energy Management Wireless Networks for the Industrial Internet of Things
Blockchain and beyond & Autonomous Driving
EDAS Link


Track 8: Standards, Policy, Regulation, and Compliance
Policy and Regulations Technical enforcement of legal Blockchain regulations, service level agreements, mutual legal assistance requests, etc.

Concerns for cloud supported Blockchain and beyond, fog and edge computing

Regulations over cryptocurrencies Data governance Other Topicals
Best Practices, Standards, and Open Source Privacy and security in Blockchain and beyond Internet of Things: data sharing, threats, liability, audit, and compliance
EDAS Link



The 1st Global Emerging Technology Forum solicits technical paper submissions.

Full papers describing original research. Suggested size is four to six pages. Extended versions of selected papers may be considered for publication in alternative IEEE publications.

Papers will be fully peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements. IEEE takes the protection of intellectual property very seriously. All submissions will be screened for plagiarism using Cross Check. By submitting your work, you agree to allow IEEE to screen your work for plagiarism: http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck/index.html

Important Dates for Paper Submissions

Technical paper submission: July 31, 2022

Acceptance Notification: August 30, 2022

Camera-ready submission: September 15, 2022
*Papers must be submitted electronically via EDAS



Contacts for Technical Papers
TPC Chair, Sevada Isayan, isayan@ieee.org

Submission Requirements
Full papers submissions for Technical Paper, Workshop, and Special Session should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 pages (10 point font) including figures, and tables.

When preparing your manuscript, please also pay attention to the following:

  • If your paper has been prepared using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, please ensure that you have used the most current version which will help reduce pdf conversion issues such as embedded fonts, bookmarks, etc.
  • No page numbers and no headers/footers
  • Use non-zero PDF top and bottom margins (typically at least 0.5 inches/12.7 mm) to help indicate if there are any page numbers

Papers Format
Standard IEEE conference templates for Microsoft Word and LaTeX formats can be found here:
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Papers to be submitted using EDAS System.
Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarised material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously, and the IEEE Blockchain Initiative will take action against any author who has engaged in either practice.

IEEE Web Page on Plagiarism:
http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/rights/Plagiarism_Guidelines_Intro.html

IEEE Web Page on Double Submission:
http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/rights/Multi_Sub_Guidelines_Intro.html


Please note: To be published in the Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

Organizing Committee

Volunteers

 
Sevada Isayan
Sevada Isayan
Chair TPC
Ramesh Ramadoss
Ramesh Ramadoss
Chair Hackathon
Christine Fahey
Christine Fahey
WIE Coordinator
Brian Hagerty
Brian Hagerty
Program Coordinator
Arie Shen
Arie Shen
Sponsorship



Staff

 
Terence Martinez
Terence Martinez
IEEE Staff Sponsor

Sponsors