IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
2–5 May 2022 // Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

Call for papers

ICBC 2022 is seeking submissions of technical papers (both full and short), posters and tutorial proposals in the following areas related to Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies:

  • Distributed Consensus & Fault Tolerance Algorithms
  • Performance, Scalability Issues
  • Distributed Database Technologies for Blockchain
  • Blockchain Platforms
  • Blockchain-based Applications & Services
  • Decentralized App Development
  • Smart Contracts and Verification
  • Security, Privacy, Attacks, Forensics
  • Transaction Monitoring and Analysis
  • Token Economy
  • Regulations & Policies in Cryptocurrency
  • Novel Mechanisms for the Creation, Custody, and Exchange of Cryptoassets
  • Anonymity and Criminal Activities of the Cryptocurrency
  • Managing the Risks of Cryptocurrency
  • Distributed Trust
  • Decentralized Internet Infrastructure
  • Decentralized Financial Services
  • Blockchain for Internet of Things/Cyber Physical Services
  • Blockchain and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence



Authors are invited to submit original papers written in English that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Technical papers must be formatted using the IEEE 2-column format and not exceeding 8 pages for full papers4 pages for short papers, 2 pages for poster papers, or 16 pages for systemisation of knowledge (SoK) papers (all excluding references). The paper submission templates are available on IEEE Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The review process will be single blind; that is, authors should indicate their names and affiliations on their submitted manuscripts. And accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore. All papers should be submitted through the JEMS conference submission system.

Please note ICBC 2022 will be accepting Systemization of Knowledge (SoK) papers for the first time. Rather than positing novel research contributions, a SoK paper provides insight by evaluating, systematizing, and contextualizing existing knowledge, usually by means of a comprehensive survey and/or systematic evaluation of the state of the art. In doing so it might challenge (or confirm), with evidence, long-held beliefs or conventional wisdom. If accepted, SoK papers will be allocated the same presentation slot length in the program as a full paper. Please note that conventional research papers should be submitted to the Full Paper track and may be rejected without review if submitted to the SoK Paper track.


IEEE TNSM Invited Submissions

We are pleased to announce that authors of the selected ICBC 2022 best-papers finalists will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (impact factor: 3.878), with a fast track review process.



  • Conference Dates: May 2-5, 2022
  • Paper/Poster submission deadline: Dec. 20, 2021