IEEE International Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contracts (BSC 2021)


A blockchain is a distributed ledger for recording transactions, maintained by many nodes without central authority through a distributed cryptographic protocol. Smart contracts on top of a blockchain render transactions traceable, transparent, and irreversible. It is expected that blockchain and smart contracts will play an important role in emerging fields such as the Internet of things (IoT), cyber-physical systems (CPS), social networking, crowdsourcing and next generation wireless communications. On the other hand, their advances should be further evolved in terms of scalability, privacy, efficiency, flexibility and high dependability.

The IEEE International Workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contracts (IEEE BSC 2021) at QRS intends to provide a high-profile, leading-edge forum for researchers, engineers, and practitioners to present the latest advances and innovations in key theories, infrastructure, schemes, and significant applications for the blockchain software, as well as to identify emerging research topics and define the future.


The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Theoretical Study on Blockchain and Smart contacts
  • Blockchain consensus protocols
  • Executable law, context-awareness, consistency, monitoring
  • Solution to Scalability of Blockchain
  • Benchmarking and performance study
  • Algorithm design, complexity analysis, implementation for blockchain
  • Security, Privacy, and Reliability of Blockchain and Smart Contracts
  • Novel applications based on Blockchain and Smart Contracts


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages. Each paper should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.

All papers must conform to the QRS conference proceedings format (PDF | Word DOCX | Latex) and Submission Guideline set in advance by QRS 2021 co-located workshops. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.


Program Chairs

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Haiping Xu

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

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Dianxiang Xu

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Program Committee

Sang-Yoon ChangUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs
Ting ChenUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Gaby DagherBoise State University
Bo JiangBeihang University
Yu JiangTsinghua University
Taeho JungUniversity of Notre Dame
Bixin LiSoutheast University
Yi LiNanyang Technological University
Xiapu Daniel LuoHong Kong Polytechnic University
Mahmoud Nabil MahmoudNorth Carolina A & T University
Gautam SrivastavaBrandon University
Eirini Eleni TsiropoulouUniversity of New Mexico Albuquerque
Jiaping WangFullnodes Research
Qi WangSouthern University of Science and Technology
Xingya WangNanjing Tech University
Xuetao WeiSouthern University of Science and Technology
Sherali ZeadallyUniversity of Kentucky
Yunpeng(Jack) ZhangUniversity of Houston
Cliff C. ZouUniversity of Central Florida

Previous BSC

  • BSC 2020 - Macau (in conjunction with QRS 2020)