Special Issue "Selected Papers from 2022 4th International Conference on Blockchain Technology (ICBCT 2022)"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2022 | Viewed by 872

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Chengnian Long
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Department of Automation and Blockchain Research Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: AIoT; blockchain; distributed autonomous system
Prof. Dr. Shaoliang Peng
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Guest Editor
National Supercomputing Center in Changsha, Hunan University, Changsha 410012, China
Interests: HPC; big data; bioinformatics; AI; blockchain
Prof. Dr. Zhitao Guan
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Guest Editor
School of Control and Computer Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China
Interests: blockchain; privacy; AI security

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) has undergone a major development recently, and it poses a unique opportunity with great potential in many application scenarios such as intelligent transportation, smart medical, smart grids, and smart cities. However, with the continuous expansion of the network scale and the intelligent development of hardware devices, traditional isolated IoT solutions may no longer satisfy advanced requirements for security and efficiency, particularly in the setting of high degree of heterogeneity of devices and complex data formats. Blockchain, as a distributed ledger with characteristics such as decentralization and traceability, has the potential to address the above problems which occur in conventional centralized IoT. Despite the advances made in convergence of blockchain and IoT, some challenges such as privacy-preserving, trust management, scalability remain to be addressed.

Hence, this Special Issue will provide both academic and industry researchers a forum to present recent advances in the fields of blockchain-enabled IoT. We encourage authors to submit original research articles, case studies, comprehensive reviews and surveys, theoretical and critical perspectives on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • New architecture design for blockchain-enabled IoT;
  • Blockchain-based IoT trust management;
  • Blockchain-based security mechanism for IoT;
  • Blockchain-enabled applications for IoT;
  • Identity management of blockchain-based IoT;
  • Performance evaluation of blockchain-based IoT;
  • Blockchain-based IoT data management;
  • High-efficiency consensus protocol for blockchain-based IoT.

Prof. Dr. Chengnian Long
Prof. Dr. Shaoliang Peng
Prof. Dr. Zhitao Guan
Guest Editors

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Efficient Cross-Chain Transaction Processing on Blockchains
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(9), 4434; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12094434 - 27 Apr 2022
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Blockchain has received great attention in academia and industry due to its decentralization and immutability. From the perspective of transaction processing, blockchain is a distributed shared ledger and database with the characteristics of decentralization, traceability, and transparency. These features ensure the security of [...] Read more.
Blockchain has received great attention in academia and industry due to its decentralization and immutability. From the perspective of transaction processing, blockchain is a distributed shared ledger and database with the characteristics of decentralization, traceability, and transparency. These features ensure the security of blockchain’s reliability. However, because a blockchain network requires complex consensus verification between users, it causes problems such as a high cost of data exchange and a low system throughput. Such problems are aggravated when executing a cross-chain transaction, as it is particularly important to ensure the atomicity and isolation of transactions across the blockchain. Considering this, in this paper, we propose the cross-chain transaction processing flow of EOVPC and efficient transaction processing based on version control. Different from the existing cross-chain transaction approaches based on locking, we propose optimistic approaches in which the updated data can be used immediately, with a rolling back procedure that guarantees atomicity. We conducted extensive experiments, which show that our approaches can improve the throughput and success rate significantly. Full article
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