Blockchain Kaigi 2024

September 12-13, 2024, Zurich, Switzerland

The International Workshop ‘Blockchain Kaigi’ (BCK) (会議, kaigi: Meeting, Conference) aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse scientific and technological disciplines. BCK has established itself as a dynamic academic venue where forward-thinking researchers can share innovative ideas in the field of blockchain research. For this year’s iteration, BCK will be held by the University of Zurich.

The Evolution of the Blockchain Kaigi International Workshops

On February 17th – 18th, 2021, the international workshop “Blockchain in Kyoto 2021 (BCK21)” was hosted at Kyoto University, Japan. This event drew participants from around the globe, fostering a vibrant exchange of knowledge and ideas within the blockchain community. Continuing this tradition, the next instalment, “BCK22: Blockchain Kaigi 2022,” took place on August 4th – 5th, 2022, at Tohoku University, Japan. It maintained the legacy of its predecessor by uniting a diverse group of forward-thinking researchers and practitioners who shared their latest findings and innovative solutions in blockchain technology. The recent session, “BCK23: Blockchain Kaigi 2023” was held on October 28th -29th, 2023 at RIKEN’s Kobe Campus (Kobe City), Japan. The upcoming iteration is Blockchain Kaigi 2024, scheduled for September 2024 in Zurich, Switzerland. This iteration will continue to serve as a dynamic academic venue where experts from various scientific and technological disciplines can collaborate and advance the field of blockchain research. Authors are invited to submit both theoretical and applied papers that contribute to the broad spectrum of blockchain studies.

Previous BCKs:

Important Dates

All submissions are expected to be extended abstracts.

Submission Deadline:

04 August 2024

Author Notification:

18 August 2024

Camera-Ready:

TBD

Call for Papers

Authors are invited to submit theoretical and/or practical works that make contributions to the field of blockchains. Below, we have outlined several topics of interest to help guide potential contributions.

Proposed topics for BCK 2024:

  • Blockchain technology, cryptography/mathematics
  • Anomaly detection, cyber security
  • Digital Asset Market, Central Bank Digital Currency CBDC
  • Innovation policy
  • Agent-based modelling of on-chain activity
  • DAOs
  • ML application to blockchains
  • Smart contract
  • Application to energy and environmental problems
  • Application to financial inclusion, remittance and digital identity
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Network Science, Graph Theory, Mathematics of Hypergraphs
  • Blockchain integration
  • Blockchain data analytics

Other topics in distributed ledger technologies will also be considered in the spirit of the above. Authors are invited to enter submissions describing original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal. Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process.

Submission Instructions

  • All submissions must use the Ledger templates; a LaTex and a Word template are available.
  • Please limit extended abstracts to no more than 2 pages; the abstracts should include at least one figure.
  • Author names and affiliations should not appear in the submission. Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be desk-rejected.
  • All submissions should be original contributions and should not be under consideration elsewhere.

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We invite the submission of posters and full papers. All submissions must use the Ledger templates; a LaTex and a Word template are available.

Please submit all manuscripts through the EasyChair portal.

Publication

Selected works of BCK 2024 may be invited for submission to a special issue of the Ledger Journal.

Conflict of Interest

Authors and Programme Committee members are required to indicate any possible conflict of interest. Potential conflicts of interest
include:
• Advisor-advisee relationships, at any time;
• Professional collaborations, employer/employee relationships, or co-authorship within the past 5 years;
• Current institutional conflicts;
• or close personal relationships.


For accepted manuscripts, at least one author must attend. For content, formatting, or submission details, please contact the Programme Committee Chair Taehoon Kim (taehoon.kim@uzh.ch).

Conference Organisation

Steering Committee

  • Claudio J. Tessone, University of Zurich
  • Yuichi Ikeda, Kyoto University
  • Tetsuo Hatsuda, RIKEN iTHEMS
  • Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich
  • Thorsten Hens, University of Zurich
  • Akihiro Fujihara, Chiba Institute of Technology
  • Tomoyuki Shirai, Kyushu University

Organising Committee

  • Taehoon Kim, University of Zurich
  • Benjamin Kraner, University of Zurich
  • Ece Su Ustun, University of Zurich
  • Parminder Kaur Makode, University of Zurich

Programme Committee

  • Taehoon Kim, University of Zurich
  • Nicolò Vallarano, University of Zurich
  • Benjamin Kraner, University of Zurich
  • Jian Hong Lin, University of Zurich
  • Sheng-Nan Li, University of Zurich
  • Sina Rafati Niya, University of Zurich
  • Matija Piskorec, Rudjer Bošković Institute

Registration Fees And Policies

A complete and paid registration is required in order to attend the conference.

Registration deadline: 30th August 2024

  • Professionals: CHF 110
  • Student Participants: CHF 50 (for Ph.D., Master, and Bachelor Students)
  • Networking dinner: CHF 50 (not included above)

Note (27.05.24): Registration link will be generated in due time