Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)’s Technical Committee (TC) on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) seeks to facilitate and promote research, education, commercialization, and collaboration on the topic of blockchain and other DLT across different disciplines and countries, with the objective of contributing to the long-term technological competitiveness of blockchain and our society.

The TC is in the process of setting up research achievement and service awards to recognize outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to blockchain research and development, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship, as well as their outstanding services to the TC. More information will be released in due course.

Recent update: Our TC has partnered with Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative’s Cryptocurrency Consortium (ATCC) to combat human trafficking! The ATCC also partners with major exchanges (e.g., Coinbase, Binance, Paxful, and Bittrex) and major players in crypto asset tracing (e.g., Chainalysis, CipherTrace, Elliptic, BIG and the bespoke providers) – see Today in Banking, Cryptocurrency News Today, Human Rights Press Releases, etc.

Founding TC Chair
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA,

Founding TC Co-Chairs
Rongxing Lu, IEEE Fellow, University of New Brunswick, Canada,
Keke Gai, Beijing Institute of Technology, China,

Advisory Board Members
Tugrul Daim, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Portland State University, USA
Tony Cheng Tsang Man, IEEE Fellow, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Ramesh Ramadoss, Co-chair of IEEE Blockchain Initiative and Chair of IEEE P2418.1 Blockchain Standards Working Group, USA
My Thai, IEEE Fellow, Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, EiC of Computational Social Networks, University of Florida, USA
Bhavani Thuraisingham, Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, NAI, IMA, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Chonggang Wang, IEEE Fellow, Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of IEEE Networks, Associate EiC of IEEE Transactions on Big Data, Educator-in-Chief of IEEE Academy on Internet of Things, InterDigital Communications, USA
Merrill Warkentin, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Intellectual Capital, Founder and Former Chair of IFIP WG8.11/WG11.13, Mississippi State University, USA
Jie Wu, Fellow of AAAS, IEEE, Temple University, USA
Jaideep Vaidya, IEEE Fellow, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Rutgers University, USA

Special Interest Group: Blockchain Forensics and Threat Intelligence (Jointly with Communications and Information Security Technical Committee’s Cyber Forensics and Threat Intelligence SIG)
– Chair: Xiaodong Lin, IEEE Fellow, University of Guelph, Canada
– Co-chair: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Special Interest Group: Business Applications of Distributed Ledger Technologies
– Chair: Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
– Co-chair: Alain Chong, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
– Co-chair: Zhao Cai, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China,

Special Interest Group: Crypto
– Chair: Joseph Liu, Monash University, Australia

Special Interest Group: Decentralized and Collaborative AI
– Chair: Reza Meimandi Parizi, Kennesaw State University, USA
– Co-chair: Ali Dehghantanha, University of Guelph, Canada
– Co-chair: Qi Zhang, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

Special Interest Group: Energy (Jointly with Blockchain in Energy – IEEE P2418.5 Working Group)
– Chair: Ümit Cali, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, and EnergyXchain LLC, USA
– Co-chair: Claudio Lima, Blockchain Engineering Council – BEC, USA

Special Interest Group: Financial Crime Investigation (Cryptocurrency) and Human Trafficking
– Chair: Donald Rebovich, Utica College, USA
– Co-chair: Aaron Kahler, Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative, USA
– Co-chair: Kyung-Seok Choo, Utica College, USA

Special Interest Group: Fundamentals
– Chair: Sherman S. M. Chow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
– Co-chair: Bernardo David, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark
– Co-chair: Dominique Schröder, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Special Interest Group: Scalable Blockchain and Parachain
– Chair: Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
– Co-chair: Abdelhakim Senhaji Hafid, University of Montreal, Canada
– Co-chair: Imtiaz Khan, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Special Interest Group: Privacy-preserving and Regulation-compliant Blockchain
– Chair: Huang Lin, Mercury’s Wing and Suterusu Project, Hong Kong SAR
– Co-chair: Rongxing Lu, IEEE Fellow, University of New Brunswick, Canada

Special Interest Group: Cross Blockchain for Decentralized Identifier Management (DID)
– More information will be available soon.

Special Interest Group: Cyber and Management Security
– More information will be available soon.

Subcommittee: Blockchain and DLT Standard Chair
– Chair: JaeSeung Song, Sejong University, South Korea
– Co-chair: Richard Brooks, Clemson University, USA

Subcommittee: Commercialization and Venture Development
– Chair: Ali Dehghantanha, University of Guelph, Canada
– Co-Chair: Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Subcommittee: Education (jointly with the Education Committee at IEEE Blockchain Initiative)
– Chair: Quinn Dupont, University College Dublin, Ireland
– Co-chair: Victoria Lemieux, University of British Columbia, Canada

Subcommittee: Publications
– Chair: Zheng Yan, Xidian University, China, and Aalto University, Finland
– Co-Chair: Bin Cao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Subcommittee: TEMSBOK
– Chair: Gustavo Giannattasio, Uruguay

Chapter: IEEE Blockchain Japan
– Chair: Min Luo, EY Japan, Japan
– Co-chair: Keping Yu, Waseda University, Japan

Social Media
– Chair: Franklin Ward, Digital Media Lab, Panama
– Co-chair: Jayguer Vásquez, President of IEEE Computer Society Panama, and Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá

Founding Members
Milad Taleby Ahvanooey, Nanjing University, China
Saed Saleh Al Rabaee, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Mamoun Alazab, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Saeed Alzahrani, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Ashiq Anjum, University of Leicester, UK
Ali Ismail Awad, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
Muhammad Ajmal Azad, University of Derby, UK
Gagangeet Singh Aujla, Durham University, UK
Francesco Cappa, LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy
Christopher Carr, University of the West of England, UK
Arthur Carvalho, Miami University, USA
Arcangelo Castiglione, University of Salerno, Italy
Korhan Cengiz, Trakya Üniversitesi, Turkey
Johnny Chan, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Liquan Chen, Southeast University, China
Mauro Conti, University of Padua, Italy
Hong-Ning Dai, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau
Catarina Ferreira da Silva, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Kapal Dev, Munster Technological University, Ireland
Ali Dorri, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Stefan Driessen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Christian Esposito, University of Salerno, Italy
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Francesco Flammini, Mälardalen University, Sweden
George Grispos, University of Nebraska Omaha, USA
Saqib Hakak, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Mohammad Hammoudeh, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Jinguang Han, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China
Thomas Hardjono, MIT Connection Science, USA
Debiao He, Wuhan University, China
Xiangjian Sean He, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Richard Hill, University of Huddersfield, UK
Murtuza Jadliwala, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Alireza Jolfaei, Macquarie University, Australia
Henry M Kim, York University, Canada
Reza Alizadeh Kordabad, University of Oklahoma, USA
Chengzhe Lai, Xi’an University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Terence Lau, University of Canberra, Australia
Ulrike Lechner, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany
Qing Li, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China
Erwu Liu, Tongji University, China
Jiamou Liu, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Genevieve Leveille, AgriLedger, UK
Qinghua Lu, Data61, Australia
Hassan Mahdikhani, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Nour Moustafa, UNSW Canberra @ADFA, Australia
Priyadarsi Nanda, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Jianbing Ni, Queen’s University, Canada
Terence T. Ow, Marquette University, USA
Sercan Ozcan, University of Portsmouth, UK
Louie Qin, University of Huddersfield, UK
Son Nguyen, University of Tasmania, Australia
Constantinos Patsakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Kouichi Sakurai, Kyushu University, Japan
Suprio Ray, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy
Leili Soltanisehat, University of Oklahoma, USA
Chee-Wee Tan, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Nguyen Tran, University of Adelaide, Australia
Horst Treiblmaier, Modul University Vienna, Austria
Wei Wang, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Edgar Weippl, SBA Research and University of Vienna, Austria
Kim Poh Wong, IBM Services, Singapore
Yang Xiang, IEEE Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Jason Xiong, Appalachian State University, USA
Jinbo Xiong, Fujian Normal University, China
Haiping Xu, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Kan Yang, The University of Memphis, USA
Jianyi Zhang, Beijing Electronic Science and Technology Institute, China
Lei Zhang, University of Glasgow, UK
Zongyang Zhang, Beihang University, China
James Xi Zheng, Macquarie University, Australia
Yuan (Joseph) Zhou, Tsinghua University, China

Sponsored events

Technical Sponsor: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain (IEEE Blockchain-2021), Melbourne, Australia, 06-08 December 2021 –

Technical Sponsor (Crypto SIG): Seminar titled “Many-out-of-Many Proofs and Applications to Anonymous Zether”, by Benjamin Diamond from Coinbase 2021 –

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies in the Digital Era, 26 June 2021 –

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