Special Issue "Advances in Blockchain Technology and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Interests: complex software systems; software engineering; blockchain and smart contracts
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Advances in Blockchain Technology and Applications 2020
Interests: complex software systems; software engineering; blockchain and smart contracts; econophysics
The disrupting power of Blockchain technology is affecting and influencing our world, day by day. The number of researchers, software developers, and companies involved in this new technology is increasing exponentially, and this is also reflected by the number of projects that start every day, aimed at creating new blockchains, or new applications, built on existing blockchains. However, research papers devoted to the investigation of the various blockchains and the related programming languages used for coding in the Blockchain environment, though increasing, are still not enough. Therefore, we believe that initiatives aimed at inviting and putting together scientific works on this new technology should be encouraged. For this reason, we warmly welcome the proposal to edit a Special Issue of Applied Sciences on this subject.
The goal of the Special Issue is to gather together sound scientific papers on the theoretical and practical aspects related to blockchain technologies and smart contracts. The main focus is on the application to blockchain and smart contracts development of studies pertaining the relevant main areas of computer science. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Blockchain and Dapp architectures.
- Blockchain scaling and interplay.
- Decentralized artificial intelligence.
- Decentralized databases.
- Static and dynamic blockchain analysis; blockchain forensics.
- Big data and the blockchain.
- Human-computer interaction for blockchain applications.
- Blockchain and the Internet of things.
- Languages for smart contract development.
- Blockchain-oriented software engineering.
- Blockchain security and testing.
- Decentralized applications in finance, banking, insurance, supply chain management, e-government, notarization, industry, energy, logistic, commerce, gaming, education.
Dr. Roberto Tonelli
Prof. Michele Marchesi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Applied Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.
- Smart Contracts
- Distributed Ledger Technology
- Decentralized applications