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Special Session
Special Session on
Blockchain Applications
 - Blockchain 2020

5 - 6 May, 2020 - Prague, Czech Republic

Within the 2nd International Conference on Finance, Economics, Management and IT Business - FEMIB 2020


Patricia Baudier
Ecole de Management Normandie

Brief Bio
Patricia Baudier prepared her PhD in management science within the Business School of Mines-Télécom Institut in 2013. She is an associate professor of marketing at EM Normandie in Paris (France). Her research focuses on the acceptance of new technologies, innovations, consumers behavior and Digital Marketing. She spent 28 years within major American companies such as Apple and Kodak, mainly at marketing positions. Patricia has authored several papers in leading journals of innovation, management and marketing and a book "Lexique du digital".
Mitra Arami
PARDIS Ltd, London
United Kingdom

Brief Bio
Mitra Arami is the head of Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt and the head of Startup Center. She obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in Management Information Systems from Technical University of Vienna. She has more than 25 years record in business and strategic IT consulting, project and programme management and cross-organizational business process integration within telecommunication, IT and oil and gas industry. She has designed several degrees in Higher Education and has extensive experience with international accreditations (EQUIS, FIBAA, AMBA, IPMA, PMI). She has been conference chair in information systems and project management since 2003 and Editor / Reviewer. She was also involved in design and development of Startup and incubations programs in the Middle East and is currently responsible for Design and delivering courses in field of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. As head of Institut for Entrepreneurship and innovation, she is acting as the nexus between the university and the community with respect to research initiatives of mutual benefit, collaborative research of mutual benefit and developing mutually beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships and collaborative research.


Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain technology are changing the way companies interact with stakeholders. The Blockchain becomes popular with the growing interest on cryptocurrencies, such as the bitcoin. Nevertheless, Blockchain is not limited to finance and will also impact different industries. The implementation of Blockchain technology within companies could influence their processes? management, their strategy and can be a value driver. The main benefits of Blockchain, are (1) sensible data protection, (2) innovation and co-creation, (3) traceability, (4) cost reduction, (5) real time transactions, (6) fraud detection and (7) sustainability. As the blockchain technology is still in an early stage of development, further research is needed, and researchers are challenged to make blockchain successful in different business domains. Blockchain as an emerging technology deals with organisations, people and technology and this special issue aims to explore potentials and impacts of blockchain, especially addressing the trust, sharing and privacy aspects in a business context.


Paper Submission: March 3, 2020
Authors Notification: March 17, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2020


Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.

All abstracts submitted to this Special Session can be submitted to the Journal of Innovation Economics and Management - Call for Papers on Blockchain
March 31, 2020: Deadline for submission of complete manuscripts to JIEM, through online paper submission:

Guidelines for authors: http://www.cairn.info/docs/Instructions_for_authorsGB110816.pdf

For any additional information, please contact the Conference Secretariat or the Conference and Program Chairs:
pbaudier@em-normandie.fr ,V.Chang@tees.ac.uk and mitra.arami@pardis.eu


Papers on Blockchain topics, submitted as abstracts to the Special Session on Blockchain Applications, and presented at the conference venue, can be submitted to the Journal of Innovation, Economics and Management (JIEM). In such case, only the abstract will be published in the conference proceedings.


FEMIB Special Sessions - Blockchain 2020
e-mail: femib.secretariat@insticc.org