[ecoop-info] CFP - FPDAPP - 4th International Workshop on Future Perspectives of Decentralized Applications

Claudio Schifanella claudio.schifanella at unito.it
Wed Apr 14 11:16:20 CEST 2021

FPDAPP 2021 - Call for Papers
4th International Workshop on Future Perspective of Decentralized

Held in conjunction with the 27th International European Conference on
 Parallel and Distributed Computing

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 (
Complete LaTeX sources must be provided for accepted papers.

Papers can be submitted at the EuroPar2021 workshops' platform, Easychair

Paper submission: 7 May, 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
Nadia Fabrizio - Cefriel
Fadi Barbara - University of Turin
Yilei Wang - College of Computer Science and Technology, LuDong University,
Yantai, China
Luca Mazzola - HSLU-I, Hoschschule Luzern - Informatik
Daniele Marazzina - Politecnico di Milano

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