Fifth International Symposium on Foundations and Applications of Blockchain 2022

University of California, Berkeley

June 3rd, 2022

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Call for papers

Blockchain - the technology behind Bitcoin - is flourishing into an impressive spectrum of research projects and initiatives, corporate alliances, and startup companies. This multidisciplinary effort spans diverse disciplines ranging from Computer Science and Engineering to Communications, Social Sciences, Public Policy, Banking and Finance, Journalism, and Political Sciences to name a few. This one-day event strives to bring researchers and practitioners of blockchain together to share and exchange results. We are interested in papers and presentations on a broad range of topics including:

  • Application use cases of blockchain
  • Smart contracts design and security
  • Oracle and oracle networks
  • Blockchain for social networking
  • Distributed systems for blockchain
  • Blockchain consensus protocols
  • Proof of * systems
  • Governance and blockchain
  • Partitioned and replicated data stores for blockchain
  • Transaction processing
  • Software engineering practices and life cycle management of blockchain
  • Social and econonomic aspects of blockchain
  • Game theory and its applications to blockchain
  • Blockchain protocol analysis and security
  • Algorithm design, complexity analysis, implementation for blockchain
  • Experience papers with blockchain
  • Energy consumption of blockchains
  • Custody and decentralized identity solutions

Submission site

Papers must meet the following formatting rules and be submitted to HotCRP at:


Submission categories

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome. Authors can submit a paper in one of the following categories:

  • Research Papers describe research work in the broad area of blockchain. We solicit both regular papers (up to 16 pages in OASIcs format) and short papers (up to 8 pages in OASIcs format). The former will tend to be descriptions of complete technical work, while the latter will tend to be descriptions of interesting, innovative ideas, which nevertheless require more work to mature. For short papers, we also encourage submissions that put previously published work in a new light or describe extensions of previously published work by the authors. These limits exclude references and appendices.
  • Industrial Papers describing experiences with the deployed and state-of-the-art blockchain systems. These papers can also be either regular papers (up to 16 pages in OASIcs format) or short papers (up to 8 pages in OASIcs format).
  • Posters. Researchers and practitioners wishing to showcase and get feedback on work that is in an early stage, and hence not yet ready for publication as a paper, are invited to submit a 1-page proposal for a poster. All accepted papers are encouraged to showcase a poster, too.
  • SOK Papers. For the first time this year, we solicit systematization of knowledge (SoK) papers that evaluate, systematize, and contexutualize existing knowledge, as such papers can provide high added value to our community. Suitable papers are those that provide an important new viewpoint on an established, major research area, or present a convincing new taxonomony of an established or emerging area. Survey papers without such insights are not appropriate. Titles should contain the prefix "SoK" in the title and check the appropriate box on the submission form. SoK papers are held to the same standards as research papers, but they will be considered based on their treatment of existing work and value to the community, rather than on any new research results they maycontain.

All submissions will be held to a high-quality standard and evaluated based on their originality, technical merit, topical relevance, value to the community, and the likelihood of leading to insightful discussions. Submissions will be kept confidential. On rare occasions, regular paper submissions may be accepted as short papers (pending authors’ approval and significant shortening).

Submission guidelines:

Papers must meet the following formatting rules and be submitted to HotCRP at:


Paper format & fonts

in order to be considered for publication. They should be submitted in PDF format and formatted using the OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs) LaTeX template available at


  • Judicious use of color is permitted, but please bear in mind that not everybody has access to a color printer, and some people cannot distinguish some colors. Figures should be clear when printed in black & white.
  • Symbols and axis labels used in graphs should be legible as printed, and not require magnification.
  • Following the list of author names and affiliations on the first page, submissions should include a line that specifies the paper’s "type" (research, industrial, or poster) and "length" (regular or short).


All accepted regular papers will be published open access. Authors will keep their copyright and papers will be published online under a Creative Commons CC BY license.


General Chair - Natacha Crooks

Program Chair - Sara Tucci