Neo News Today recently published an article on the involvement of Neo ecosystem members within the world of academia. These efforts are likened to Neo’s approach to technical development – a decentralized movement led by Neo leadership and executed through the autonomous actions of its communities.

Alongside outreach to institutions, members of these communities have also had numerous works included in various academic and technical publications operated by organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Majorov International Conference on Software Engineering and Computer Systems (MICSECS).

The below provides an overview of recently or soon to be published works by Neo developer communities.

Neo St. Petersburg Competence Center (Neo SPCC)

Since 2018, Neo SPCC team members have published various academic articles on subjects such as distributed data storage, data migration, encryption methodology, and others. Publications include:

  • Push-Gossip Protocol Efficiency with Network Topology Propagation (2018)
    Authors: Alexey Vanin, Vladimir Bogatyrev
  • The Model of Network Map and Data Placement in the Distributed Decentralized Storage Platform (2018)
    Authors: Anatoly Bogatyrev, Sergei Liubich, Fabian Wahle, Stanislav Bogatyrev, Alexey Vanin
  • Zero-knowledge Data Validation Method based on the Homomorphic Hash Function in the Distributed Decentralized Storage Platform (2018)
    Authors: Stanislav Bogatyrev, Anatoly Bogatyrev, Sergei Liubich, Fabian Wahle
  • Data migration rate of the CRUSH-based distributed storage with dynamic topology
    Authors: Alexey Vanin, Sergei Liubich, Stanislav Bogatyrev, Fabian Wahle, Vladimir Bogatyrev
    Estimated publication: 2020
  • The probability of timely redundant service of requests by a sequence of servers in a multi-level cluster
    Authors: Bogatyrev A.V., Bogatyrev S.V., Bogatyrev V.A.
    Estimated publication: 2020


The NeoResearch team released a handful of academic publications in 2019 and 2020. Topics of research have included blockchain integration with smart cities, distributed ledgers and the internet of things (IoT), and Neo’s consensus protocol. Publications include:

  • Challenges for Connecting Citizens and Smart Cities: ICT, E-Governance and Blockchain (2020)
    Authors: Thays A. Oliveira, Miquel Oliver, and Helena Ramalhinho
  • Mobility, Citizens, Innovation and Technology in Digital and Smart Cities (2020)
    Authors: Thays A. Oliveira, Yuri B. Gabrich, Helena Ramalhinho, Miquel Oliver, Miri W. Cohen, Luiz S. Ochi, Serigne Gueye, Fábio Protti, Alysson A. Pinto, Diógenes V. M. Ferreira, Igor M. Coelho, and Vitor N. Coelho
  • Challenges of PBFT-Inspired Consensus for Blockchain and Enhancements over Neo dBFT (2020)
    Authors: Igor M. Coelho, Vitor N. Coelho, Rodolfo P. Araujo, Wang Yong Qiang, Brett D. Rhodes
  • LibBFT: A High-Performance Timed Automata Library Collection for Byzantine Fault Tolerance. (2019)
    Authors: Rodolfo Pereira Araujo, Igor Machado Coelho, Luiz Satoru Ochi, Vitor Nazário Coelho
  • A Home Ledger Approach for IoT Enabled Devices (2019)
    Authors: Vanessa Fernandes da Silva, Mateus Nazário Coelho, Bruno Nazário Coelho, Vitor Nazário Coelho, Igor Machado Coelho


Neow3j founder and lead developer, Guilherme Sperb Machado, serves on various technical committees tasked with reviewing publication and conference proposals. He serves on the committees for the ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing – Decentralized Applications with Blockchain, DLT and Crypto-Currencies (SAC-DAPP), and the Journal of Information Security and Applications (JISA), Elsevier.

Neow3j publications include: