[AISWorld] Call for papers: HICSS: The transformational impact of Blockchain

Paulo Rupino Cunha rupino at dei.uc.pt
Thu Mar 1 03:47:57 EST 2018

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences – HICSS-52 (January 8-11, 2019)

Track:  Organizational Systems and Technology

Blockchain, the technology underlying the infamous Bitcoin cryptocurrency, has been receiving considerable attention in recent years, as new use cases in the public and private sector are identified. What started as a mechanism to avoid the double spending problem with digital money is being experimented in scenarios where a trusted third party (e.g. a notary or a bank) was normally required. Using this technology, transactions are securely registered in a ledger distributed across a network of peers that validate the entries using a consensus mechanism. New records are cryptographically linked to existing ones, rendering them virtually immutable. The resulting auditability and transparency has been leveraged in innovative approaches to land registries, to stop the spread of conflict diamonds, to fight the counterfeiting of medication, and, generally, to make supply chains less opaque.
Additionally, Blockchains can also store and enforce smart contracts – pieces of code that are executed automatically once predetermined conditions are met – further reducing uncertainty and promoting confidence among stakeholders that would not normally trust each other.
Nevertheless, we are still in the early days of Blockchain adoption, compared by some to the introduction of the world wide web itself. Then, as now, few if any could predict the full extent of the disruptive innovations that would emerge fostered by the new technology.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
·      Blockchain case studies, applications, and implementations
·      Blockchain and privacy, security, and identity
·      Blockchain and digital transformation
·      The social and organizational impact of blockchain
·      Barriers and enablers in blockchain adoption
·      Blockchain and business model innovation
·      Regulatory frameworks for Blockchain
·      Governance and Blockchain
·      Verticals using Blockchain (financial, healthcare, energy, transportation, others)
·      Blockchain in e-government and public administration
·      Blockchain and the Internet-of-Things
·      Blockchain-driven marketplaces
·      Uses of smart contracts
·      Technology and infrastructure issues in Blockchain

Important Dates for Paper Submission:
April 15, 2018: Paper Submission System Launched
June 15, 2018 | 11:59 pm HST: Paper Submission Deadline
August 17, 2018: Notification of Acceptance/Rejection
September 22, 2018: Deadline for Authors to Submit Final Manuscript for Publication
October 1, 2018: Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for HICSS-52

Mini-track Co-Chairs:
Paulo Rupino da Cunha, University of Coimbra
Marinos Themistocleous, University of Piraeus
Vincenzo Morabito, Bocconi University

More information at: http://www.hicss.org

More information about the AISWorld mailing list