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Special Session
Special Session on
Blockchain Technology Acceptance Challenges and Risks
 - BTACR 2019

26 - 28 July, 2019 - Prague, Czech Republic

Within the 16th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - ICETE 2019


Hamed Taherdoost
Research Club, Hamta Group | Hamta Business Solution Sdn Bhd
Brief Bio
Hamed Taherdoost holds a PhD in computer science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and MSc in information security. With over 17 years of experience in both industry and academia, Hamed is an industry leader in the fields of management and IT. Currently, he is CEO at Hamta Group/Hamta Business Solutions Sdn Bhd, CTO at an IT company, Asanware Sdn Bhd, and is also the industry and academic advisor of Research Club and Hamta Academy. Hamed specialises in business management and information technology management. He started his career in 2001 at Tablokar, a leading switchgear panel manufacturer in the Middle East. He has subsequently worked in IT transformation, systems analysis, and user experience analysis, and has held positions as varied as business advisor, project manager, executive manager, academic advisor, director of product strategy and operations, operations manager, and CEO at international companies in Cyprus, the UK, Belize, and Malaysia such as at Ahoora Ltd, a management consultation group, and at Simurgh Pvt, an international trade company. Aside from his experience in industry, he also has numerous achievements in academia. Hamed has published more than 120 scientific articles in international journals and conference proceedings, as well as six books. His academic employment started in 2009 when he became a lecturer at University. Moreover, he serves as an advisory board member and reviewer for many international journals, and has organised and chaired numerous conferences and conference sessions respectively. He is a senior member of the IEEE and member of many other professional bodies.


Blockchains evolution has been compared to the early rising of the internet with comments and arguments of the technology’s potential to disrupt multiple industries including Healthcare, Public Sector, Energy, Manufacturing and particularly Financial Services, where it is predicted to be the beating heart of finance and the ultimate provider of a new industry fabric. So what about blockchain? Will the technology be a cyber-security help or hindrance? What are the blockchain use-cases? What are the risks applying blockchain?

Topics: Blockchain Development Smart contracts scripting Blockchain technologies Blockchain & Risks Blockchain & Privacy Issues Blockchain Security Future of Blockchain Security of Blockchain Protocols Decentralized Applications Use-cases of blockchain Identity, Identification and trust in blockchain systems Blockchain Acceptance


Paper Submission: May 28, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 12, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 21, 2019 (expired)


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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICETE Special Sessions - BTACR 2019
e-mail: icete.secretariat@insticc.org