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Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Blockchain 2020Special Session on Blockchain Applications
Chair(s): Mitra Arami and Patricia Baudier

Special Session on Blockchain Applications - Blockchain 2020

Paper Submission: March 9, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 17, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 30, 2020 (expired)


Mitra Arami
Northeastern University London
United Kingdom
Patricia Baudier
EM Normandie Business School

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.