The Second Blockchain Software Engineering Workshop

The Second Blockchain Software Engineering Workshop

Online 23 June 2021



Along with the development of blockchain technologies, more and more critical software applications, such as FinTech applications and supply chain technologies, apply blockchain technologies or integrate blockchain-based components. To assure reliability, security, privacy, maintainability, etc. of blockchain-based applications, existing software engineering theories and approaches need to be evaluated, customized, and improved. The primary motivation for this workshop is to gather together empirical software engineering practitioners, researchers, and people from industry to evaluate, assess, and advance the research and the practical usage of software engineering theories, approaches, and tools for effectively developing high-quality blockchain-based applications.

Call for papers


We welcome submissions of original and unpublished research that uses and empirically evaluates software engineering approaches and theories for developing blockchain-based applications. The related software engineering technologies include, but are not limited to:

Blockchain Application Architecture

  • Design patterns and reference architecture for blockchain applications
  • Design notations/tools/analysis for blockchain applications

Quality of Blockchain-based applications

  • Reliability of blockchain-based applications
  • Security and privacy of blockchain-based applications
  • Quality assurance of smart contract and blockchain-based applications

Software Process

  • Software testing technologies and tools related to blockchain-based applications
  • Estimating effort of developing and testing blockchain-based applications
  • Software process, such as Agile, DevOps, and AIOps, for developing blockchain-based applications
  • Software engineering issues related to operating blockchain-based applications
  • Experience and lessons learned from transferring blockchain-based applications to industry


We will accept two types of submissions.

  • Full research paper: up to 8 pages in camera-ready version. The submission should follow the ACM proceeding template.
  • Short paper or industrial experience report: up to 4 pages in camera-ready version.

Submitted papers must be written in English, contain original unpublished works, and conform to the ACM Proceedings Format: Download template here. (Note: In the new ACM template, the submission template provided by the ACM is now one-column. The camera-ready version is still supposed to be two-column. The difference may make it difficult for authors to estimate their page numbers in the camera-ready version. For Word Template users, they shall refer to the Table at the bottom of the link to estimate the paper's pages in the camera-ready version. For Latex template users, the authors can use \documentclass[sigconf,authordraft]{acmart} to write the paper and to control the number of pages in the camera-ready version, and then change it to \documentclass[manuscript]{acmart} for submitting the paper for review.)

Please submit manuscripts via EasyChair, and in pdf format.

Each submitted paper will be reviewed by no less than two members of the program committee. Accepted papers will be in the main proceeding of EASE 2021, which will be publised by ACM.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register by the camera-ready deadline.

Important dates

Paper submission: March 26, 2021
Author notifications: April 19, 2021
Camera-ready: April 30, 2021
Workshop : 23 June, 2021

Workshop Chairs

Shanshan Jiang portrait

Shanshan Jiang
Senior Research Scientist
SINTEF Digital

Xiwei Xu portrait

Xiwei (Sherry) Xu
Senior Research Scientist
CSIRO Data61


Technical Committee

HMN Dilum Bandara, CSIRO Data61, Australia
Yin Kia Chiam, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Peter Halland Haro, SINTEF Nord, Norway
Martin Gilje Jaatun, SINTEF Digtial, Norway
Bixin Li, Southeast University, China
Jingyue Li, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Qinghua Lu, CSIRO Data61, Australia
Mariusz Nowostawski, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Tosin Daniel Oyetoyan, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
He (Jason) Zhang, Nanjing University, China
Liming Zhu, CSIRO's Data61 & University of New South Wales, Australia