Special Issue "Using Blockchain Technology in the Industry 4.0 Era: Cases and Applications"

A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893). This special issue belongs to the section "Algorithms for Multidisciplinary Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Tsan-Ming Choi (Jason)
Guest Editor
Business Division, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Interests: supply chain and logistics management; fashion business; operations research; systems engineering
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Prof. Dr. Frank Werner
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
Fakultät für Mathematik, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, 39106 Magdeburg, Germany
Interests: discrete optimization; operations research; scheduling; graph theory; manufacturing systems
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Dr. Xiutian Shi
Guest Editor
Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Interests: Supply Chain Management; management accounting

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the Industry 4.0 era, Blockchain technology is critical for industrial systems. It is common knowledge that blockchain technology has the features of a distributed ledger with high data security. It supports cryptocurrency, enhances product provenance, and facilitates the implementation of smart contracting.

The use of blockchain technology involves both technical and practical aspects. In this Special Issue, we invite you to submit high-quality papers to this Special Issue on “Using Blockchain Technology in the Industry 4.0 era: Cases and Applications”. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Algorithms for implementing blockchain technology in the real world;
  • Case studies of using blockchain technology in real-world industrial settings;
  • Applications of heuristics for implementing blockchain technology in practice;
  • Security measures for blockchain technology in the real world;
  • Real world platforms for implementing blockchain technology;
  • Algorithms for supporting blockchain technology data management in real applications;
  • Optimization models for blockchain-based industrial systems;
  • Smart contracting in the Industry 4.0 era;
  • Cryptocurrency in industrial systems in the Industry 4.0 era;
  • Game theoretic analyses for operations problems with blockchain.

Dr. Tsan-Ming Choi (Jason)
Prof. Dr. Frank Werner
Dr. Xiutian Shi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Algorithms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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