Blockchain Technology Symposium 2021 (BTS’ 21), is a forum where academic researchers, industry professionals, and decision makers come together to present recent advancements, discuss adoption barriers, tackle common challenges, and explore future roadmaps surrounding blockchain and its related technologies such as consensus algorithms, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and distributed ledger technologies.
As a follow-up to BTS’18 & BTS ‘20, which were hosted by Ryerson University and The Fields Institute, and by popular demand, BTS 2021 will gather a diverse audience from academia, industry and policy makers to engage in a dialogue around crucial topics in the adoption of blockchain technology. The aim is to bring these communities closer to address the challenges and seize the opportunities brought forward by this promising technology.
BTS ’21 will feature multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral talks and presentations on the themes: (1) decentralized finance (DeFi), (2) decentralized identity, (3) decentralized health and (4) decentralized supply chain management.
Date: June 1-4, 2021
Host: University of British Columbia, Blockchain@UBC
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Call for Proposals
Submission deadline: April 2, 2021 11:59PM PT
Submission link: Easychair
Decision notification: April 16, 2021
We are interested in multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral talks and presentations on this year’s themes: (1) decentralized finance (DeFi), (2) decentralized identity, (3) decentralized health and (4) decentralized supply chain management. Contributions should highlight new technological advancements, novel deployments, policy and regulatory challenges, new business models, adoption strategies, and/or social justice issues.
Submissions must specify one of the four themes of the symposium.
The focus is to foster academia/industry research dialogue and the talks are chosen based on their quality and impact. There are no proceedings and, as a result, the talks can appear in other venues. In particular, we accept high quality presentations that are already published.
Talk Proposals will include the following and are limited to 1 page (PDF format):
- Speaker’s name and affiliation
- Summary of talk
- Relevance to a Canadian audience
- Optional: Include links (as URLs) to any supplementary material (i.e., paper, software, slide deck, etc) for reference but not review.
All proposals will be evaluated by the program committee and selected on the basis of the quality of the proposal and relevance to the themes of the symposium. Authors of accepted proposals will be invited to speak at the symposium and their abstracts will be published on the symposium website.