Workshops with the IEEE Blockchain 2021 will be held together with the main conference (6-8 December 2021, Melbourne, Australia). We invite researchers to submit workshop proposals and chair the workshops. Workshop organizers have several responsibilities, including coordinating workshop participation and content, publicizing and providing the program in a timely manner, and moderating the program throughout the workshop. The format and aims of these workshops should be described by the workshop organizers.

The goal of the workshops is to provide an informal forum for researchers to discuss emerging research questions and challenges. Workshops will last for one day, with morning and afternoon sessions and free time between the sessions for individual exchange. The workshops can be on any subject relevant to an appreciable fraction of the IEEE Blockchain community. Schedules should encourage lively debates, and topics should lean more towards exploring new ideas, open problems, and interdisciplinary areas, compared with the main conference. Workshops should encourage contributed content and reserve a significant portion of time for open discussion/panel discussion and posters. A diverse group of speakers is more likely to bring diverse and surprising viewpoints on a topic. As a result, we encourage workshop organizers to be cognizant of designing panels and speaker lists that are inclusive.

Workshop proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

- Potential impact (promising topic)
- Novelty and originality (emerging topic)
- Quality of the abstract & clarity of purpose
- Confirmed invited speakers with sufficient coverage of the topic
- Organizers' relevant expertise (please avoid excessive self-promotion)
- Organizers & speakers diversity

 The organizers of each accepted workshop can name four individuals to receive complimentary full conference registrations. This include the workshop organizers and the invited speakers for the workshops.


Proposals should be two pages long in single column A4 or letter format, with font size 11 or greater, excluding organizer contact details/CVs and bibliographic references. Proposals should clearly specify the following:

- Workshop title
- A brief description of the topics to be covered, and an explanation as to why the workshop will appeal to IEEE Blockchain audiences
- A short description and rough timetable of the planned activities (talks, posters, panels)
- List of invited speakers, specifying who is confirmed and who is unconfirmed.
- A description of the history of the workshop (if it previously took place, then when/where)
- Similar past and current events, even if not organized by the present workshop organizers; New workshops are welcome to build on prior workshops if a good case is made; Completely original workshops are also welcome.
- A brief description of how you plan to make the workshop interactive (e.g., pre-recorded videos vs. live sessions) and how you plan to engage potential attendees across the globe in vastly different time zones
- A list of organizers with email addresses, web page URLs, pointers to Google Scholar or other similar citation service pages, a one-paragraph bio for each organizer, describing research expertise, and previous experience organizing scientific meetings


All workshop proposals should be emailed to the Workshop and Symposia Co-Chairs by June 30, 2021.

- Qiang He, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (Email: 
- Xiao Chen, Monash University, Australia (Email: 

Should you need any additional information or clarifications, feel free to contact the Workshop and Symposia Co-Chairs.