Europe/Bucharest time
The workshop takes place in the UPB Library (Splaiul Independentei 313, Bucharest, Romania)

Monday 24th October


This workshop will provide an overview of Blockchain technology and its use in the field of Energy. It will cover the energy transition issues, key technologies, use cases, initiatives, recent advances, as well as standards being developed by the IEEE SA, industry, academia, and policy makers to advance the emerging field of Blockchain in Energy, focused on electric power and power grid modernization. Workshop topics include, among others, Blockchain applications in smart grid and grid modernization, blockchain-based transactive energy systems, utility blockchain applications, interoperability, blockchain for enhanced cybersecurity, field implementations: industrial, markets and policy practices.

10:00 Opening remarks and keynote - virtual

  • Vice-Rector Prof. dr. ing. Adina Magda Florea
  • Conf. dr. ing. Andrei Vasilateanu, General Chair
  • Prof. dr. ing. Bujor Pavaloiu, Technical Program Chair

10:30 - 11:50 Session 1 - virtual, Chair Maria-Iuliana Dascălu

  • 10:30 Waterfall: Salto Collazo. Tokenomics. Sergii Grybniak; Yevhen Leonchyk; Ruslan Oleksandrovych Masalskyi; Igor Mazurok; Oleksandr Nashyvan
  • 10:45 An Overview of Blockchain Technology in STAMINA Project. George Suciu; Mihaela Balanescu; Sorina-Andreea Mitroi; Dan Trufin; Mandana Falahi; Serban Emanuel Calescu; Nicolae Goga
  • 11:00 Software Implementation of a Smart Bracelet Prototype to Monitor Vital Signs, Locate, and Track COVID-19 Patients in Quarantine Zone. Hasan K Naji; Nicolae Goga; Ammar Karkar; Haider Abdullah Ali; Mandana Falahi; Iuliana Marin; Ramona Popa
  • 11:15 Trends and Challenges of Sustainable Agriculture in the Iraqi Environment. Hanan Hussain Al-asadi; Maria Goga; Haider Abdullah Ali; Ramona Popa; Awodele Oludele
  • 11:30 Impact of Transparency and Disclosure on Financial Distress: Considering Inventory as Moderator. Rahul Singh Gautam; Jagjeevan Kanoujiya; Venkata Mrudula Bhimavarapu; Shailesh Rastogi

13:00 - 18:00 Workshop SmartBlock4Energy – in person, details below:
Registration Link

Part 1: Blockchain in Energy Fundamentals: Umit Cali, Ph.D.; Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

13:00 - 13:15 Introduction by Dr. Ramesh Ramadoss (Co-chair IEEE Blockchain Initiative), Gora Datta (Honorary Chair IEEE SmartBlock4Health)


  • • Digital Green Shift and Blockchain in Energy
  • • Digitalization of power systems and markets using emerging technologies including DLT
  • • Overview of Blockchain Technology
  • • Use Case Segmentation
  • • Cybersecurity, privacy, and sustainability aspects
  • • Industrial, Markets and Policy Practices

14:30-14:45 Break with Refreshments (15 Min)

Part 2: Blockchain in Energy - Industrial Trends and Practices: Farrokh Rahimi, Ph.D.; Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI)


  • • Introduction by Dean Cristian Dragomirescu
  • • Overview of Transactive Energy Systems
  • • Overview of Grid Modernization Trends
  • • Blockchain Transactive Energy (BCTE)
  • • Utility Blockchain Applications

15:50-16:00 Break (10 Min)

Keynote Session: Regulatory and Legislative Aspects Session:


  • 16:00-16:20: Eva Kaili, MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament
  • 16:20-16:40: Rapolas Lakavicius, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • 16:40-16:50: Mr. Marius Humelnicu, President of Romanian Parlament, Senate, Commission for communications, information technology and artificial intelligence
  • 16:50-17:00: Eduard Mititelu, subsecretar de stat la Ministerul Cercetării, Inovării și Digitalizării

17:00-17:15 Break (15 Min)

Part 3: IEEE Blockchain in Energy Initiatives: Claudio Lima, Ph.D.; Blockchain Engineering Council (BEC)


  • • Moderated by Farrokh & Umit
  • • Overview of IEEE Blockchain in Energy Initiatives
  • • IEEE P2418.5 Blockchain in Energy Standards Updates

Questions and Answers


Tuesday 25th October

The industry panel takes place in UPB - CJ building - Council Room (Splaiul Independetei 313, Bucharest , Romania)

9:00 – 12:00 Industry Panel - in person

Chairs: Nicolae Goga, Iuliana Marin, Cristian Taslitchi, Alexandru Bratosin

  • 9:00-9:10 Introduction
  • 9:10-9:30 Alexandru Marin, Integrate real world data in blockchain applications - Oracles in Ethereum development, Zitec
  • 9:30-9:50 Cristinel Bogdan Barbulescu, Decentralised Blockchain for Energy Exchanging inside in ELECTRON (rEsilient and seLf-healed EleCTRical pOwer Nanogrid), EU H2020 SU-DS04-2018-2020 funded research project
  • 9:50-10:10 Ionut Tata, Visual Gateway to Attention - A Neurometric Application of Eye Tracking Technology, Iceberg Plus SRL
  • 10:10-10:30 Alexandru Sonea, Humanoid Robot MIHA for Research and Development, Synapticon Ltd
  • 10:30-10:50 Break
  • 10:50-11:10 Vlad Garmacea, Blockchain – vision and design of BENGEE platform for descentralized and transparent e-Commerce, Phoenix IT SRL
  • 11:10-11:30 George Suciu Jr., Blockchain applications for smart grids, Beia Consult International
  • 11:30-11:50 Alexandra Popescu-Zorica, Patient journeys in digital health. The use case: ATLAS mental health experience applied at scale, Atlas
  • 11:50-12:00 Concluding remarks

12:00 – 13:50 Session 2 - virtual, Chair Dan Alexandru Mitrea

  • 12:00 E-Prescription System Using Blockchain Technology. Sebastian Vlad Ionescu
  • 12:15 Adaptive Route Planning Algorithm Based on Historical Executions for Commercial Vehicle Fleets. Florian Anghelache; Alexandru Mitrea; Nicolae Goga; Andrei Vasilateanu; Vladut Radulescu; Dan Musat; Diana Scurtu
  • 12:30 Covid-19 Variants Detection & Classification Using Self Proposed Two Stage MNN-2: Robust Comparison With Yolo V5 & Faster R-CNN. Ahmed Ht; Muhammad Umair; Annas Iftikhar; Kishwar Sultana
  • 12:45 Medical System for Tests Analysis and Symptom Checker. Erghin Hagicalil; Mihai Radu; Diana Alexandra Ciungan; Andreea Marilena Trăistaru; Diana Scurtu; Alexandru Ivan; Elin Hagicalil; Angela Maria Enache; Aifer Cherim; Adina Miriam Fifiiță; Nicolae Goga
  • 13:00 Determining the User's Requirements for an Intelligent Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Lower Limb System. Marius Valentin Dragoi; Anton Hadar; Nicolae Goga; Haider Abdullah Ali
  • 13:15 Managing the Fall Risk in Smart Homes Using Monocular Cameras, Ambient Sensors and an Interactive Social Robot. Killian Lachaux; Julien Maître; Kevin Bouchard; Maxime Lussier; Carolina Bottari; Mélanie Couture; Nathalie Bier; Sylvain Giroux; Sebastien Gaboury
  • 13:30 An Innovative Blockchain System for Smart Grids. Mandana Falahi; Andrei Vasilateanu; George Suciu; Anais Sachian; Yi Qian; Robert Florescu; Nicolae Goga; Haider Abdullah Ali

14:00 – 16:00 Session 3 - virtual, Chair Constantin Viorel Marian

  • 14:00 Template Matching Based Cash Register for Disabled Workers. Wafa M Elmannai; Yi Wang
  • 14:15 LIFELINE - Emergency Patient Data in a Distributed Manner. Dinu S Rusu; Gabriel N Pavaloiu
  • 14:30 A Decentralized Identity System for Accelerating Medical Communications Within Rare Disease Communities. Fateen Anam Rafid; Eloise Benissan; Lincoln D Murr; Ilya Ermakov; Konstantinos Oikonomou; Peng Zhang
  • 14:45 Using New Bit-Reorganisation and Non-Linear Function Layers to Enhance the LTE ZUC Algorithm. Haider Abdullah Ali


  • UPB
  • HL7 Romania
  • IEEE Future Directions Committee

Technical Supporter

  • IEEESoCalCouncil