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Andrea Bracciali abb at cs.stir.ac.uk
Thu Jun 10 01:37:25 CEST 2021

CFP - DEADLINE EXTENSION - FPDAPP - 4th International Workshop on Future Perspectives of Decentralized Applications

***DEADLINE EXTENSION***  — you may want to contact chairs if thinking to submit.

FPDAPP 2021 - Call for Papers
4th International Workshop on Future Perspective of Decentralized APPlications
http://fpdapp.di.unito.it/ <http://fpdapp.di.unito.it/>
Held in conjunction with the 27th International European Conference on  Parallel and Distributed Computing
http://www.europar.org/ <http://www.europar.org/>
Lisbon, Portugal
August 30 or 31, 2021

Blockchain technologies (BCTs) make agreement amongst untrusted parties possible, without the need for certification authorities. Proposed frameworks have been put forward in sectors as diverse as finance, health-care, notary, intellectual property management, identity, provenance, international cooperation, social good, and security to cite but a few. Smart contracts, i.e. self-enforcing agreements in terms of executable software running on blockchains, have been developed in several contexts. Such an under-definition computational model introduces innovative aspects, such as the economics and trust of the decentralised computation relying on the shared contribution of peers and their decentralised consensus.

FPDAPP aims to rigorously explore and evaluate the potentiality of such novel decentralised frameworks and applications. Of particular interest is the evaluation and comparison of killer applications that are showing evidence of how BTC can revolutionize their domains or develop new application areas. Evaluation and comparisons are broadly understood, from technical aspects regarding the novel decentralised computer to the possible impact on society, business and the public sector.

FPDAPP is associated with Euro-Par, a premier conference in the field of distributed computing, focuses on matching theory with practice and applications. Importantly, FPDAPP aims to foster the cross-fertilisation between the blockchain and the distributed/parallel computing communities, which can strongly contribute to each other development. In this regard, 

TOPICS OF INTEREST includes (but are not limited by)
* Decentralized democracy
* Smart voting
* Blockchain for common goods
* Decentralized governance
* Healthcare
* Smart home
* Decentralized IoT management
* Supply chain management
* Blockchain in social networking
* Decentralized privacy
* Identities management
* Token economy
* Blockchain analysis and monitoring tools

All submitted research papers will be peer-reviewed. Only contributions that are not submitted elsewhere or currently under review will be considered. Revised accepted papers that have been presented at the workshop will be included in the workshop post-proceedings published by Springer. Published papers will be between 10 and 12 pages long.

Submissions must be in PDF format and should not exceed 12 pages (including references) in the Springer LNCS style, which can be downloaded from the Springer Web site (http://www.springer.com/it/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines <http://www.springer.com/it/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines>). Complete LaTeX sources must be provided for accepted papers.

Papers can be submitted at the EuroPar2021 workshops' platform, Easychair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=europar2021 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=europar2021>.

Paper submission: 7 May 14 June, 2021
Author notification: 30 June, 2021
Camera-ready (informal version): 14 July, 2021
Workshop date: TBD 30 or 31 August, 2021
Final camera-ready: September 10, 2021

Andrea Bracciali - Stirling University
Claudio Schifanella - University of Turin

Stefano Bistarelli - University of Perugia
Monika Di Angelo - Technische Universitat, Wien, Austria
Guido Boella - University of Turin
Annalisa Riccardi - Strathclyde University, UK
Nadia Fabrizio - Cefriel
Fadi Barbara - University of Turin
Yilei Wang - School of Computer Science, Qufu Normal University
Luca Mazzola - HSLU-I, Hoschschule Luzern - Informatik
Daniele Marazzina - Politecnico di Milano

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