IEEE Calls for Papers
Blockchains for Scalable IoT Management, Access and Accountability - Submission deadline: 15 February 2019
IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
Blockchain Ecosystem: Technological and Management Challenges and Opportunities - Submission deadline: 28 February 2019
IEEE Publications on Blockchain
Reinforcing the Links of the Blockchain
IEEE Future Directions - November 2017
The purpose of this white paper is to explore the various ways by which the IEEE can lead and support an initiative on Blockchain while providing educational materials that will foster the next generation of blockchain engineers. This white paper summarizes and expands upon the IEEE Blockchain Incubator Workshop held by IEEE Future Directions at the end of October in 2017.
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IEEE Blockchain Articles
By Nir Kshetri and Jeffrey Voas - July/August 2018
Published in the July/August 2018 issue of IEEE Software; recognized among the top eight winners of the 2018 Most Influential Blockchain Research Papers by the Third Blockchain Connect Conference Awards.
"E-Voting is among the key public sectors that can be disrupted by blockchain technology. The idea in blockchain-enabled e-voting (BEV) is simple. To use a digital-currency analogy, BEV issues each voter a “wallet” containing a user credential. Each voter gets a single “coin” representing one opportunity to vote. Casting a vote transfers the voter’s coin to a candidate’s wallet. A voter can spend his or her coin only once. However, voters can change their vote before a preset deadline."
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Blockchain-GDPR Privacy by Design
By Claudio Lima, Ph.D., Blockchain Engineering Council, BEC Co-Founder; Vice Chair, IEEE Blockchain Standards - July 2018
How Decentralized Blockchain Internet Will Comply with GDPR Data Privacy
"The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that was recently approved for implementation in the EEUU by May 25th, 2018 is already creating some controversies, when confronted with emerging Blockchain technologies, regarding what they have most in common: data privacy and protection. These are two are essential areas where Blockchain shines."
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A Parliament Magazine special supplement with IEEE on the opportunities of Blockchain technology.
Blockchain and Economic Development: Hype vs. Reality
Center for Global Development - July 2017
Increasing attention is being paid to the potential of blockchain technology to address long-standing challenges related to economic development. Blockchain proponents argue that it will expand opportunities for exchange and collaboration by reducing reliance on intermediaries and the frictions associated with them. The purpose of this paper is to provide a clear-eyed view of the technology’s potential in the context of development. In it, we focus on identifying the questions that development practitioners should be asking technologists, and challenges that innovators must address for the technology to meet its potential.
A Case Study for Blockchain in Healthcare: “MedRec” prototype for electronic health records and medical research data
MIT Media Lab, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - August 2016
A decentralized record management system to handle electronic health records, using Blockchain technology that manages authentication, confidentiality, accountability and data sharing.
Download white paper at HealthIT.gov (PDF, 591 KB)