tDGD 2022
The first IEEE International Workshop towards Decentralized Governance Design

June 15, 2022, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The First IEEE International Workshop towards Decentralized Governance Design (TDGD)

Co-located with CBI 2022

Call for Papers

With blockchain, we have entered the age of computational trust, in which network orchestration is possible without a trusted third party. Without a trusted third party, a self-organizing ecosystem requires a decentralized design approach. Digital currencies, at first glance, may seem to be a decentralized ecosystem in which peers interact directly with each other. However, the decision making within these so-called decentralized ecosystems is centrally orchestrated and, also, it is not transparent. Fundamental design decisions need to be approached from different angles. Concepts like: a democracy functioning under the rule of law for states, corporate governance for businesses, member participation in associations, can now perhaps also be caught in formal, executable models as smart contracts. This would require a Decentralized Governance Design approach, determining the structure of how decisions are taken, executed and computationally supported within the ecosystem.

Topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:

  • Computational Governance
  • Smart Contract
  • Conceptual Modelling
  • Formalization, Ontological Representation
  • Role of Law & Trust
  • Political and Philosophical views
  • Comparison with existing Governance models


Marc Makkes

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Tina van der Linden

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Fadime Kaya

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Thibault Schrepel

bio: Thibault Schrepel is an Associate Professor of Law at VU Amsterdam where he co-directs the Amsterdam Law & Technology Institute, and a Faculty Affiliate at Stanford University’s CodeX Center. He also holds research and teaching positions at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris. The last couple of years, he has been focusing most of his research on blockchain antitrust and computational antitrust. His latest book, “Blockchain + Antitrust”, was published in September 2021.


Bryant Joseph Gilot

University of Tubingen

Fransisco Javier Perez

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Glenda Amaral

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Ellie Rennie

RMIT Melbourne

Balázs Bodó

University of Amsterdam
the Netherlands

Kevin Werbach

University of Pennsylvania


Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research results and experience. The page limit is 4 to 8 pages. Papers should be prepared using IEEE two-column template. CPS Proceedings Author Guidelines are available at: Manuscript Templates for Conference Proceedings.

Submitted research papers may not overlap with papers that have already been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings.

All papers accepted for this workshop are peer-reviewed and are to be published in the conference proceedings by the Conference Publishing Service (CPS) .

Papers should be submitted as PDF files via the EasyChair submission system: HERE closed


 13:30-13:35  Welkcome by the workshop Chairs
 13:35-14:00  Keynote: Thibault Schrepel: Decentralised governance
Session 1 (Chair Marc X. Makkes)
 14:00-14:30  Decentralized Governance inspired by Corporate Governance, Hans Koning and Tina van der Linden
 14:30-15:00  Smart Legal Contracts & Smarter Dispute Resolution, Ece Su Ustun and Melek Yuce
 15:00-15:30  Break
Session 2 (Chair Tina van der Linden)
 15:30-14:00  Rethinking the Rule and Role of Law in Decentralized Finance, Andre Wang
 16:00-16:30  Easing the use of smart contracts through model-based engineering, Cristian Gómez Macías, Juan Manuel Vara, Francisco Javier Perez Blanco and Esperanza Marcos
 16:30-17:00  Watch the Gap: Making code more intelligible to users without sacrificing decentralization?, Simona Ramos and Mannan Morshed
 17:00-17:05  Closing notes by the workshop Chairs
  17:05-19:00  Welcome reception (VU, NU building, 2nd floor)


Submission Deadline

4 April 2022 11 April 2022

Authors Notification

01 May 2022

Camera Ready

15 May 2022


The workshop will be held in conduction with 24th IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics for venue details please see details.


For queries, please send email to us:

Email: Workshop Chairs