Call for Papers

Important dates

Deadlines are Anywhere on Earth.

Topics of interest

Blockchains are decentralized transactional ledgers that rely on cryptographic hash functions for guaranteeing the integrity of the stored data. Participants on the network reach agreement on what valid transactions are through consensus algorithms.

Blockchains may also provide support for Smart Contracts. Smart Contracts are scripts of an ad-hoc programming language that are stored in the Blockchain and that run on the network. They can interact with the ledger’s data and update its state. These scripts can express the logic of possibly complex contracts between users of the Blockchain. Thus, Smart Contracts can facilitate the economic activity of Blockchain participants.

With the emergence and increasing popularity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, it is now of utmost importance to have strong guarantees of the behavior of Blockchain software. These guarantees can be brought by using Formal Methods. Indeed, Blockchain software encompasses many topics of computer science where using Formal Methods techniques and tools are relevant: consensus algorithms to ensure the liveness and the security of the data on the chain, programming languages specifically designed to write Smart Contracts, cryptographic protocols, such as zero-knowledge proofs, used to ensure privacy, etc.

This workshop is a forum to identify theoretical and practical approaches of formal methods for Blockchain technology. Topics include, but are not limited to:


Submit original manuscripts (not published or considered elsewhere) with a maximum of twelve pages (full papers), six pages (short papers), and two pages (extended abstract) describing new and emerging ideas or summarizing existing work). Each paper should include a title and the name and affiliation of each author. Authors of selected extended-abstracts are invited to give a short lightning talk.

At least one author of an accepted paper is expected to present the paper at the workshop as a registered participant.

Submission link:

The authors are encouraged to use LaTeX and the EasyChair style files.


All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee for quality and relevance. Accepted regular papers (full and short papers) will be included in the workshop proceedings, published as a volume of the OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs) by Dagstuhl.

Invited Speaker

Grigore Rosu, Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and Founder of Runtime Verification