[AISWorld] CFP - Second Pre-ECIS Workshop on Blockchain Research: Beyond the Horizon

Horst Treiblmaier Horst.Treiblmaier at modul.ac.at
Mon Feb 25 04:19:08 EST 2019

Second Pre-ECIS Workshop on Blockchain Research: Beyond the Horizon


Relevant dates: Submissions due by March 15

Workshops and Tutorials will be held on June 10 and 11, at Stockholm
University’s Kista campus

Submissions to be sent to the following workshop organisers:
trevor.clohessy at gmit.ie; horst.treiblmaier at modul.ac.at; and
christian at sillaber.org

Workshop Description
The first blockchain - a peer to peer virtual currency system - was
introduced in October 2008 as part of a proposal for Bitcoin by Satoshi
Nakamato, that “eschewed a central authority for issuing currency,
transferring ownership, and confirming transactions” (Iansiti and
Lakhani, 2017). Today’s applications of such systems range from low
novelty and complexity initiatives (e.g. Bitcoin payments) to high
novelty and complex initiatives (e.g. self-executing contracts). There
are also nuanced mature Blockchain supply chain tracking initiatives in
multiple domains. However, research pertaining to Blockchain is still at
an early stage, specifically from an organizational readiness
perspective. Building on the success of last year’s ECIS workshop in
Portsmouth, UK, the aim of this workshop is to advance the theoretical
discussion on Blockchain from an organizational readiness perspective
and to provide substantial feedback to authors with an interactive
format. This workshop is open to both early-stage research and
experienced researchers and offers networking opportunities.

The workshop will take place over two half-days and will take a hybrid
format encompassing paper sessions and interactive hands-on feedback.
The goal of the workshop is twofold: (1) giving feedback to the authors
and helping them to develop their ideas, and (2) providing networking
and collaboration opportunities.

Submission Requirements/Limits
Workshop participants are selected based on extended abstracts. These
abstracts can either be ideas or suggestions for academic papers or
research collaborations. Either way, they should be early stage, but
show some potential. In the abstract the authors should indicate whether
they are interested in networking or simply want to get feedback on
their paper. In either case, they should provide a concrete idea on the
topic they are interested in. The extended abstracts should not exceed
two (2) pages. The submitted abstracts should outline a research
question and the method being used. There are no restrictions pertaining
to the academic approach. Conceptual abstracts are fine, as are
empirical (theory building and –testing) and design science papers. The
workshop will be restricted to 30 participants. Accepted authors will be
allocated to teams based on similar blockchain research interests and
situated at roundtables. Accepted authors will be expected to read all
accepted papers prior to the workshop. Initially, the authors will
briefly present an overview of their research. They will then receive
constructive feedback from both mentors and fellow authors.


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