BES workshop : 1st Workshop on Blockchain and Enterprise Systems

Riga, Latvia

November 25, 2020

(Associated with POEM 2020)


  • Paper submission:                     September 25, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance:       October 16, 2020
  • Final version:                            October 30, 2020
  • Workshop:                                 November 25, 2020



Nowadays, in an interconnected society, there is a growing need for coordination among different organisations, asking for trustable solutions to develop enterprise systems.

Enterprise architectures integrate well-defined principle and practice for the analysis, design, planning, and implementation, for the successful development and execution of enterprise systems. To achieve an effective digital transformation, the organizations need to close the gap between business, information, processes and technology necessary to achieve their final strategy.

In such a field blockchain technology can bring huge advantages in many sectors, it can guarantee the integrity and immutability of data without relying on a central authority or any particular entity. Thus blockchain can be considered the enabling technology that guarantees a tamper-proof execution of contractual obligations among the involved organisations.

Both academia and industry are showing an increasing interest in the field of blockchain. However, for a large adoption of this technology, recent challenges should be addressed, especially for what concerns the support of multiple blockchain platforms and the generation of the related smart contracts, breaking the technological barriers for non-expert users.

The scientific results of the workshop have the ambition to change the way one thinks, designs and implements enterprise systems. From the technical perspective, the workshop can contribute to breaking the technological barriers for wider use of the blockchain, proposing novel approaches for the definition of enterprise systems. Conceptual, technical, application-oriented and case study contributions are welcomed within the themes of this workshop.


Include (but are not limited to) both theoretical and practical solutions for what follows:

  • Enterprise architecture for blockchain
  • Collaboration mechanisms in blockchain
  • Software architecture for blockchain
  • Interoperability between blockchains
  • Blockchain as a service
  • Data management for blockchain
  • Security, privacy, and trust for blockchain
  • Identity management in blockchain
  • Performance, scalability, and optimization for blockchain
  • Simulation environments for blockchain
  • Auditing in blockchain
  • Oracles for blockchain
  • Technological barrier in the blockchain adoption
  • Legal Aspect in blockchain
  • DSL and meta-models for smart contracts
  • Design, implementation, deployment of smart contracts
  • Maintenance, testing and verification of smart contracts
  • Automatic generation of smart contracts
  • Security, Privacy, and trust in smart contracts
  • Multichain smart contracts
  • Optimization of smart contracts
  • Engineering methodology for DApps
  • Requirements engineering for DApps
  • Verification, validation and testing techniques for DApps
  • Case and usability studies of DApps (society, industries, business, etc.)
  • Blockchain (in) Education



Accepted papers will be published in joint CEUR-WS proceedings.

We are working on a special issue of a journal that will be later published containing peer-reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the workshop. Submission to it will be by invitation.


Papers must be original, unpublished and submitted electronically in PDF format no later than September 11, 2020. All submissions will be handled through the EasyChair conference management system, accessible at the following link:

Contributions must be written in English and prepared using Springer's LNBIP style. 

- Full papers (12 pages long, including figures and references) should present technical contribution, case studies or detailed experience report. 

- Short papers (8 pages long) should advocate preliminary result or work-in-progress are encouraged as well. 



Andrea Morichetta

University of Camerino, Italy


Petra Maria Asprion

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern, Switzerland

  Members (To be completed)

  • Zina Ben Miled, Purdue School of Engineering & Technology (Indianapolis, U.S.)
  • Stefano Bistarelli, University of Perugia (Italy)
  • Uwe Breitenbücher, University of Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Daniel Burda, Uni Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Daniel Burgwinkel, (Switzerland)
  • Stefano Ferretti, University of Urbino (Italy)
  • Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria (Italy)
  • Michael Lustenberger, ZHAW (Switzerland)
  • Pascal Moriggl, FHNW (Switzerland)
  • Marta Piekarska, Linux Foundation (U.K.)
  • Barbara Re, University of Camerino (Italy)
  • Bettina Schneider, FHNW Basel (Switzerland)
  • Florian Spychiger, ZHAW (Switzerland)
  • Christian Sturm, University of Bayreuth (Germany)