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Call for Paper
The 1st Workshop on ***Blockchain and Sharing Economy Applications***
(IEEE BlockSEA 2018, Co-located with IEEE ICDM 2018)

November 17, 2018 | Singapore  

Submission Deadline: August 7, 2018 

*** One outstanding paper will be selected to receive the Best Paper Award (together with a $500 USD prize, sponsored by Fractal Platform Inc. <> ). *** 

This workshop aims to bring together interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners, coming from academia and industry, to focus on the new challenges posed by the novel technologies and applications that are based on the blockchain and distributed ledgers. The goal is to promote discussion on design, data collection & analysis, as well as security and privacy  of blockchain/smart-contract-based applications. Especially, we are interested in decentralized sharing economy applications including, but not limited to, decentralized social networks, crowdsourcing and crowdsensing, and sharing of computing power, network resources, and other commodities. The submission of both full technical papers, short papers describing ongoing research as well as demos, tutorial, and hands-on are strongly encouraged.

All papers need to be submitted electronically through the workshop website ( in PDF format. Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers must be clearly presented in English, must not exceed 8 pages in IEEE Computer Society proceedings format (or up to 10 pages with the pages over length charge), including tables, figures, references and appendices. All accepted papers will be published in IEEE CPS proceedings (EI Indexed) and collected by IEEE Xplorer Digital Library. 

Workshop  Deadlines

Submission of papers:  August 7, 2018
Notification of acceptance: September 4, 2018
Camera-ready papers: September 15, 2018
Workshop:  November 17, 2018

General Chair
My T. Thai (University of Florida, USA)

PC Co-chairs
Sherman S. M. Chow (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Thang N. Dinh (Virginia Commonwealth Univ., USA)
Hong-sheng Zhou (Virginia Commonwealth Univ., USA)

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