Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Latif Ladid, Founder & President, IPv6 Forum, Founding Co-Chair, FNWF’2022, Co-Chair IEEE Blockchain Initiative: Conferences & Events, Research Fellow, University of Luxembourg
  • Ramon Alcarria, Subdirector de Relaciones Externas de la ETSI de Topografía, Geodesia y Cartografía en Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Borja Bordel Sánchez, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Sistemas Informáticos, Madrid, Spain
  • Mohit Taneja, Lecturer (School of Business) – Lead Data Scientist and Project Manager (Walton Institute), South East Technological University, Waterford Campus, Ireland

Scope and Motivation

Blockchain and Distributed systems have always presented complex challenges, and technology trends are in many ways making the software designer’s job more difficult. In particular, today’s systems must successfully handle: – Privacy: Regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for Europe and the California Consumers Privacy Act (CCPA) require much stronger security for personal data, and that system owners must delete all personal data based on a user’s request or completion of a transaction. – Access control complexity: Modern access control often uses rules that depend on data from sources outside the organization, requiring high performance networks with data integrity guarantees. – “Internet of Things” and ubiquitous sensor nodes: Data sources can include building sensors, smart watches, medical sensors, and many other sensor types.

In short, systems must handle more data from disparate sources, and at the same time be responsive to new and emerging privacy and data retention requirements. Recent developments in distributed ledger technology (DLT) have been applied to some of these challenges, with only limited success. A key problem is the immutability property of blockchain (the most prominent form of DLT), which conflicts with the requirement to allow deletion of user data. There are many critical use cases in the health sector and the food supply sector. The Cities2030 project will look at the food supply chain with end to end tracking and tracing from the farm to the fork using Blockchain with compliance to GDPR.

The symposium seeks innovative proposals to cover these topics from the industry, government, and academia, to foster discussions and collaboration in this new and emerging field.

Topics of Interest

We invite submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research, including results from industry and academic/industrial collaborations, related but not restricted to the following topics:

  • Blockchain Technology for Food Supply Chain
  • Distributed Computing
  • Blockchain Databases
  • AI/Blockchain for Food Supply Chain
  • Food Supply Chain Pilots and Trials
  • Integration with Emerging Technologies
  • Blockchain Standardisation for Food Supply Chain
  • Blockchain Tools
  • Regulation and Law Enforcement
  • Blockchain Smart Cities

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: 1/September/2022
  • Author Notification: 25/September/2022

How to Submit a Paper


All papers for technical symposia should be submitted via EDAS. Full instructions on how to submit papers are
provided on the IEEE Global Emerging Technology Blockchain WF 2022 website


Day 1 ( November 7 2022)

  • Chair: Latif Ladid, co-chair, IEEE GET Blockchain Forum

Industrial Track I: Blockchain Food Supply Chain (Day 1) (2.5 hours)

11:00 am – 11:10 am: Chair intro: 10 min

11:10 am – 11:30 am: Keynote speaker: Stephan Nilsson (Founder, CEO, Blockchain Evangelist & Implementer, UNISOT AS, Oslo, Norway): 30 min

11:40 am – 12:10 pm: Latif Ladid (Founder & President, IPv6 Forum, Luxembourg): IPv6-based 5G/6G, IoT, Cloud Computing, Blockchain: 30 min

12:10 pm – 12:35 pm: Daniel Jones (Founder & CEO, Bext360, US): Supply Food Chain Blockchain Real life Application: 30 min

12:35 pm – 13:05 pm: Rick Kuhn ( Computer Scientist in the Computer Security Division at NIST, US): Data Block Matrix : 30 min

13:05 pm – 13:30 pm Q & A : 25mins


Day 2 ( November 8 2022)

  • Chair: Latif Ladid, co-chair, IEEE GET Blockchain Forum

Industrial Track II Day 2 (2.5 hours)

11:00 am – 11:10 am: Chair intro: 10 min

11:10 am – 10:30 am: Keynote speaker: TBD 30 min

11:40 am – 12:10 pm: Arnaud Braud ( Architect and Data Scientist, Orange, France): Data Sovereignty thru the new European Cloud Platform: GAIA-X: 30 min

12:10 pm – 12:35 pm: Srdjan Krco ( CEO DunavNET, Belgrad, Serbia): From Farm to Fork, DEMETER style: 30 min

12:35 pm – 13:05 pm:  Joanna F. DeFranco (Associate Professor of Software Engineering The Pennsylvania State University, US):  A new approach to data sharing using distributed ledger technology: 30 min

13:05 pm – 13:30 pm Q & A : 25mins