Blockchain Technology & Adoption

Blockchain technology is a decentralised data and transaction management technology with the capability of recording transaction histories between two parties in the network. It operates as a peer-to-peer ledger that records various historical transactions in an immutable form. Blockchain offers several unique features like traceability, transparency, immutability, smart contracts that open new areas for interesting applications. Blockchain technology is widely adopted in the banking and finance sector. However, it is now emerging in several other disciplines and industry vertical like supply chain, healthcare, agriculture, mining, human resource management and marketing. Blockchain as a technology is progressing at a tremendous pace; however, several challenges need to be addressed from a technology and adoption perspective. Technical challenges like scalability, latency, and throughput are some areas that need investigation at the same time we need more management oriented research that studies how blockchain technology will add value within organisations leading to adoption.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include:

  • Blockchain theories
  • Smart contracts and distributed ledgers systems
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Blockchain Security
  • Blockchain Performance – latency, scalability, throughput
  • Innovative blockchain applications
  • Privacy & Blockchain
  • Interoperable Blockchain including atomic swapping
  • Case studies
  • Consensus protocols
  • Blockchain adoption challenges and economic impacts
  • DAPPs, Exchanges, Trading platforms
  • Smart contract auditing
  • Blockchain Fraud Detection
  • On Chain, Off Chain, Side Chain
  • Blockchain, IoT and AI
  • Permissioned and permissionless blockchains

Track Chairs

Vidy Potdar
Curtin University, Australia
[email protected]

Ponnie Clark
Curtin University, Australia
[email protected]

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