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Müge Erel-Özçevik <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 24 May 2021 13:21:45 +0300
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*The Third IEEE International Conference on Blockchain Computing and
Applications (BCCA 2021)*

*Nov. 15 – 17, 2021 – TARTU, ESTONIA*


We invite you to submit proposals for one-day or two-day workshops in any
area related to the field of blockchains. In particular, workshops on
challenging, emerging areas related to the conference topics are especially
sought. The workshops will take place in physical and/or virtual form,
depending on the situation with COVID-19.

The workshop proceedings will be included in the main conference proceeding
main conference proceedings  *that will be submitted to IEEEXplore, dblp
and Scopus for inclusion*. However, workshop organizers are encouraged and
free to organize journal special issues as well.


Workshop Proposal submission deadline: May 31st, 2021

Workshop Proposal acceptance notification: June 7th, 2021

Workshops: November 15th/16th/17th 2021


Workshop proposals should be authored by at least two organizers,
preferably from different institutions, and they should contain the
following three sections and address each corresponding point:

1. Organizers

   - Name: organizers’ full names
   - Contact information: affiliations, job titles, postal addresses,
   e-mail addresses, URLs, and phone
   - Brief biography: 100-200 words, focusing on the organizers’ expertise
   in the field and experience as workshop organizers

2. Workshop content

   - Title: workshop title and acronym
   - Abstract: max 150 words describing the workshop (suitable for the
   conference’s website)
   - Topics and motivation:
      - What are the topics, themes, and areas of interest of the workshop?
      - How is the workshop relevant to BCCA?
      - How does the workshop connect BCCA to other research communities?
   - Goals and expected results:
      - Explicitly state the goals of the workshop and how you intend to
      reach them
      - What are the expected results of the workshop?
      - How will these results be disseminated?
   - Format:
      - What is the planned workshop format (paper presentations, working
      sessions, lightning talks, demonstrations, etc.)?
      - With the aim of avoiding workshops cancellation, in case of
      insufficient number of submissions, what is the “backup” plan?
      - What will be done to stimulate collaborative interaction?
      - If the workshop takes place in virtual form, what is the virtual
      plan? Please describe in a few sentences how to present research
      contributions and how to foster online discussion.
      - What are the planned pre- and post-workshop activities?
   - Participants:
      - What is the expected number of submissions and participants?
      Provide a plan for attracting sufficient submissions and promoting
      - If applicable, please provide information from previous or related
      workshops. Have there been previous workshops on the same or a closely
      related topic? When, where and with how many participants?
      - Required equipment (if the conference remains physical): Overhead
      projector, PC projector, whiteboard, flip charts, microphone, etc.
   - Program committee: list of tentative program committee members, names
   and affiliations.

3. Preliminary Call for Papers

This will necessarily repeat some of the information from the previous
sections but should be targeted towards prospective participants. It should
address the following items:

   - Overview of the motivation, topics, and goals
   - Workshop format
   - Deadlines of the workshop (see dates in this call for proposals)
   - Submission guidelines and review process
   - References to previous workshops (websites)


A workshop proposal must be at most 4 pages.

Please send your workshop proposals by e-mail to the following addresses:

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