BC4IS - Blockchain for
Information Systems

28th - 29th of June 2021, Melbourne, Australia (Unfolding Remotely)
Workshop Held in Conjunction with the 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering

Workshop Presentation

Workshop Presentation

Blockchain technology supports the execution and storage of transactions in a decentralized, transparent and immutable fashion. It is part of a broader set of technologies referred to as Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs). Cryptocurrencies represented the first major application of blockchain. Then, the development of smart contracts has provided the opportunity to manage other types of assets and to implement business logic running on blockchain platforms. Finally, the era of broader applications of blockchain technology beyond currencies, finance and markets has emerged. This evolution was coined Blockchain 1.0, Blockchain 2.0 and Blockchain 3.0 respectively.

The opportunities related to the evolution of blockchain technology, along with their challenges have generated a strong and continuously growing interest from industry and academia in the engineering of blockchain-based systems, and more particularly, in the engineering of blockchain-based solutions for Business Process Management (BPM). Beside classical engineering questions, new and specific challenges arise for blockchain-based solutions for organizations and for BPM, to which conceptual modeling, databases, ontology engineering and information systems communities could provide relevant answers.

BC4IS is an academic workshop which aims to bring together researchers in conceptual modeling, business process modeling and analysis, ontology engineering and information systems with business analysts, developers, managers, and consultants involved in the definition of requirements for, development, use, and evolution of blockchain-based solutions.

Topics of Interest

  • Models, methods and tools for the design of blockchain-based solutions

    Meta-models and ontologies for blockchain-based solutions

    Challenges related to the design of blockchain-based solutions

    Empirical material providing and assessing approaches to the design of blockchain-based solutions

    Field experience providing details, benefits or challenges in the the design of blockchain-based solutions

  • Modeling languages for BSBP

    Requirements engineering for BSBP

    Design of BSBP

    Execution of BSBP

    Monitoring of BSBP

    Optimization of BSBP

    Business value of BSBP

    BSBP for specific industries (e.g. Banking and Finance, Supply Chain, Retail, Government)

    Architecture of BSBP

    BSBP automation


  • Blockchain data management

    Blockchain data provenance

    Data security, privacy and trust in blockchain

    Governance of BSBP

    Organizational culture and blockchain for Information Systems and Business Process Management


The papers have to be submitted via EasyChair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caise2021), choosing the present workshop as the track to which you submit the paper.

The different types of papers that can be accepted as well as the standards to follow for the format are the same as the ones of the main track of the conference. All the details are available on the conference website. As a further precision, among the different categories of papers that can be accepted, we can accept full papers (strictly limited to 12 pages, everything included), along with some short papers (strictly limited to 6 pages, everything included). Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form. The corresponding author signing the copyright form should match the corresponding author marked on the paper. Once the files have been sent to Springer, changes relating to the authorship of the papers cannot be made.

The proceedings of the conference workshops will be published as one volume in the Springer LNBIP series. Short papers will be placed in a designated section.

Important Dates

Dates are Anywhere on Earth (AoE)


  • 13th of March 2021
Acceptance Notification

  • 5th of April 2021
Camera-Ready Version

  • 12th of April 2021

Workshop Organization

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