Blockchain & Energy SysTems (BEST) Conference (January 18 - 19, 2019, Orlando, Florida)

Blockchain and Energy Systems (Call for Presentations or Papers)

The miracle of bitcoin and digital currency has made blockchain one of the most popular and promising technologies in a digital world. Blockchain technology has a great potential to change our daily life in the same way internet had impacted our society. At the same time, our society is running on energy systems because almost all of our activities are powered by non-human forces in some sense. There are two major ways that blockchain systems are interacting with energy systems. Firstly, the blockchain systems are reliant on the computing systems powered by electricity. Cryptocurrency mining has already caused troubles in electricity consumption as more and more computing powers have joined. Secondly, energy systems are expecting more distributed renewable resources and leaning toward higher transparency and fairness. Blockchain technology undoubtedly will help resolve these related issues.

This conference brings together the experts in both blockchain technology and energy systems. It is aiming for smart integrations of blockchain and energy systems. The impacts are both ways. We are calling for presentations and papers that facilitate this integration in both blockchain technology and energy systems.


You can either submit your abstract online (here) or your abstracts or papers to


Selected presentations/abstracts will be invited to submit full papers for publications in a special issue of Springer journal Energy Systems.


This conference will cover the following major topics.

The topics of the conference include, but are certainly not limited to the following subjects:

    Blockchain and cryptocurrency technology:

  • Blockchain technology
  • Cryptocurrency technology
  • Energy cost in mining for cryptocurrency
  • Proof of Work and Proof of Stake
  • IoT and Machine-to-Machine Transactions

    Energy system:

  • Competition in Electricity Markets
  • Utility in energy industrial
  • Power Generation and Trading
  • Energy Transition
  • IoT and Machine-to-Machine Transactions
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy

    Financial and goverment:

  • Finance influence.
  • Innovation.
  • Government.
  • Market.


Organizing Committee


Dr.Panos M. Pardalos:

Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Florida.



Dr. Qipeng Phil Zheng:

Associate Professor in Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at University of Central Florida