Workshop CFP: Human Chain (IWBND)

Call for Papers

Human Chain – International Workshop
on Blockchain Networks in Disaster

(December 11-12, 2020, joint with Broadnets 2020, Cyberspace)


Blockchain is a revolutionary technology which is currently encouraging us to rethink the existing business models or even corporate stereotypes. However, such decentralized thinking of commercial appliances assumes interaction and inviting more audience and practitioners who seek more transparency and trust in their financial terms. Hence, blockchain becomes a prominent solution in humanitarian aid management, disaster resilience, where bio-metric identity and border management are conceptualized in a decentralized form to track crisis situation. Thus, we are highly motivated in meeting the current demand with workshop about blockchain and its necessity in disaster moments. 

Our workshop will be an intersection of research trends of ‘Blockchain communication’ and ‘humanitarian communication during disaster’. Authors of industry and academia will collaborate, discuss and present emerging communication paradigms from both domains. 


Particular topics of interest include:

  • Humanitarian aid management in Blockchain
  • Identity management in Blockchain 
  • Border control and management in Blockchain
  • Sustainable supply chain control in Blockchain
  • Agricultural product management in Blockchain
  • Smart fishery management in Blockchain
  • Marine security and management in Blockchain


We invite workshop participation through contributions that respond to one or more of the mentioned research questions. Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

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Accepted and presented technical papers will be submitted for publication by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library. Workshop Papers will be published as a part of Broadnets Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). See the website for detailed instructions and for author requirements for accepted papers.

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline
1 October 2020 extended to 15 October 2020
Notification deadline
13 October 2020
Camera-ready deadline
12 November 2020

Workshop Chairs

/Honorary Chair/ Prof. Honghao Gao – Shanghai University, China 

Rossi Kamal – Xaria ICT, Bangladesh

Tasfia Shermin – Federation University, Australia

TPC Members

Tasfia Shermin, Federation University, Australia 
Monira Begum, University of Barisal,Bangladesh 
Saima Akhter, University of Barisal, Bangladesh
Shivani Arora, University of Delhi,India 
Farhana Akter Mou, University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh 

Nabila Shahnaz Khan, University of Central Florida, United States