BIS 2013


1st Workshop on Digital Currencies (DC 2014)

in conjunction with
17th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2014)

Larnaca, Cyprus
May 22, 2014

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Deadline for submissions: Apr 15, 2014

During the last few years, the growing interest and popularity in crypto currencies have fostered developments in research and practices in relevant fields. Academics and practitioners, alike, are facing challenges related to the ever increasing required infrastructure for mining crypro-currencies, the operational aspects of exchanges, the regulatory frameworks that are required for the new form of payment instruments without hindering the growth of the new economy and the relation between crypto-currencies and official payment methods.

Nowadays, addressing such challenges becomes essential for developing new services and possibly business models that contain the prospect of restructuring financial systems.

This workshop invites researchers and business experts to share knowledge and competencies for organizational and practical apsects of crypto-currency systems. We expect participants to present research papers, comment on business cases, hold tutorial sessions or demonstrate systems, tools and other related issues needed to:
(a) manage crypto-currencies
(b) optimize operational aspects of crypto-currency exchanges and
(c) assess and make informed decisions related to digital currencies.


  • Types of Digital Payment Systems and Properties
  • Crypto-currencies and Security
  • Mining Crypto-ocurrencies
  • P2P Decentralized Architectures and Platforms
  • Crypto-currency Exchange Markets
  • Risk Analysis of Exchanges for Digital Currency
  • Assessing Emerging Regulatory Frameworks
  • Mobile Information Systems and Services in Crypto-currencies
  • Digital Currency as a Service
  • Digital Currency and the Banking Sector
  • Investing and Crypto-currencies
  • Regulatory Frameworks in Digital Monetary Systems
  • Digital Currency Transactions and Privacy
  • Policy and Ethics
  • Case Studies and Best Practices


  • Long papers: max. 12 pages
  • Work-in-progress reports: max. 6 pages
  • Demo papers: max. 4 pages

Papers must be submitted in PDF format according to Springer LNBIP template available from

Submission system will be available at EasyChair.

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Workshop format

95% Tutorials (case studies and tools demo)

5% Panel Discussion (discussion on the issues addressed and on how to face challenges)

Each paper submitted to BIS workshop will be reviewed by at least two referees.

Important dates

  • Apr 15, 2014 - submission deadline for papers
  • Apr 25, 2014 - notification of acceptance/rejection
  • May 18, 2014 - submission of final papers
  • May 22, 2014 - the workshop



  • George Giaglis
  • Angelika Kokkinaki

Program Committee (to be extended)

  • Dmitri Apraksin, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Marios Christou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Ioanna Dionysiou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • George Giaglis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Harald Gjermundrod, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Angelika Kokkinaki, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Petros Lois, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Panos Markopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Constantinos Mavromoustakis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Antonis Polemitis, Ledra Capital, USA

17th International Conference on Business Information Systems (BIS 2014), Larnaca, Cyprus, 22 - 23 May 2014
Department of Information Systems, Poznan University of Economics, al. Niepodleglosci 10, 61-875 Poznan, Poland
phone: +48618543632 , fax: +48618543633 , web:

Local Organisation: Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, 1 University Avenue, Aglantzia, CY-2109, Nicosia, Cyprus | phone: +357-22892693 | fax: +357-22892701