Important Dates

April 14, 2019

Paper Submission

May 01, 2019

Acceptance Notification

June 01, 2019

Camera-ready due

July 14 2019

Workshop Date

IEEE 1st International Workshop on Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Blockchain (AIChain 2019)

This Workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain in Atlanta-USA from 14th Jul to 17th Jul 2019.

Objectives and Scope

This workshop will showcase late-breaking developments in applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in blockchain systems and smart contract based decentralized applications.

Since blockchains and smart contracts are immutable, trust and transparency are preserved. However, many decentralized applications require intelligence beyond the execution of initially conceptualized logical constructs, which is a nascent area of research. Examples include “break glass” scenarios involving access to a patient’s medical record, coordination of internet of things devices that must share data when an initially unforeseen circumstance requires an emergency response or the verification of information provided by an oracle during the execution of a smart contract. Allowing capabilities for future requirements in smart contracts that may include new regulatory and policy requirements without having to re-deploy a given smart contract, or detecting issues that can lead to security vulnerabilities before deploying a smart contract on a blockchain are other focus areas of this workshop.

Therefore, this workshop promotes a broadened scope of augmenting smart contracts and blockchain based systems with advances in AI. Constructing smart contracts that function as autonomous agents, provide feedback, and re-plan execution making allowances for circumstances encountered during execution are new areas of research that we expect to highlight at this workshop. Another important goal of this workshop is to provide cross-fertilization between different fields that are either already using or plan to use AI in blockchain and smart contracts.

Submission Guidelines

Original papers from the above mentioned and related topics will be considered. Please submit regular full papers (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages) including all figures, tables, and references. Authors are requested to follow the standard IEEE double-column format with Font 10 ( Papers should be submitted electronically in pdf format through the EDAS website together with a short abstract (approximately 150 words). Submitted papers must not have appeared in or be under review/consideration for another workshop, conference or a journal during the review process. Each submission will be reviewed by at least three reviewers.
Submission Link (AIChain Workshop)


The topics include but are not limited to:
  • AI-based Smart Contract Languages
  • AI-based Consensus Mechanisms
  • Smart Contracts Analysis
  • AI for Decentralized Applications
  • Methods for Detecting Issues in Smart Contracts
  • Methods for Augmenting Smart contracts

Workshop Co-Chairs