Call for Presentation

BTS'22 provides a forum for the blockchain community to present their work to a diverse audience with broad background and interests in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, including government, financial institutions and payment systems, industries, and health and energy sectors, academia, research organizations, and small businesses. Talks from all relevant disciplines are welcome. The presentations however are expected to be at a level that is accessible to a large portion of attendees.

BTS does not have published proceedings. We invite talks on the latest research and development in relevant areas, including exploratory talks that shed light on less understood aspects of blockchain, or provide insight on challenges of blockchain technologies. Talks may be based on recently published work at conferences or journals, or projects that are in-progress, as well as industry talks that discuss new applications and raise questions.

We encourage connection to the Canadian context when possible.


We welcome submissions in any area of research related to blockchains and DLTs and from any disciplinary perspective. We particularly welcome talks on real-life implementations and developments. Some examples of topics that would be of particular interest include:

Digital Trust
Enterprise/Infrastructure Blockchain
Tokenization of Value (Cryptocurrencies and NFTs)
Core Technologies
Long-term Security
Long term preservation of assets
Social Impacts, History, and Political Influences
Law, Government, and Regulation
Auditing and Accounting
Governance/Blockchain Ecosystems
Cryptographic foundations and primitives for DLT
Applications (e.g. identity, supply chain, health)

What to submit

The submission should be in PDF format. The submission server is:

Important Dates

Talk Submission Deadline: April 7, 2022 April 10, 2022 April 18, 2022 (Deadline extended) [Submit via EasyChair]
Author Notification: May 7, 2022 May 19, 2022 (Extended)

We will not provide detailed feedback and peer-review of your submission. The submission will be reviewed by program committee members with relevant background, and the decision will be conveyed with a short comment and a decision as to of whether we will include your talk or not.

Program Committee

Alfred Lehar, University of Calgary
Amr Yousef, Concordia University
Andreas Veneris, University of Toronto
Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan, Toronto Metropolitan University (Formerly Ryerson University)
Chen Feng, UBC (Okanagan Campus)
Cuneyt Gurcan Akcora, University of Manitoba
Erica Pimentel, Queen's University
Florian Martin-Bariteau, University of Ottawa
Greg Hagen, University of Calgary
Guang Gong, University of Waterloo
Harish Krishnan, University of British Columbia
Henry Kim, York University
Ivan Baschastinikh, University of British Columbia
Jan Bena, University of British Columbia
Joel Reardon, University of Calgary and AppCensus, Inc.
Kaiwen Zhang, École de technologie supérieure
Majid Khabbazian, University of Alberta
Mohammad Jalazai, University of British Columbia
Ralph Deters, University of Saskatchewan
Rongxing Lu, University of New Brunswick
Ryan Henry, University of Calgary
Sara Rouhani, University of Manitoba
Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia
Zehua Wang, University of British Columbia