Special Issue "Advances in Blockchain-enabled Internet of Things (IoT)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2022 | Viewed by 430

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Hong-Ning Dai
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Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China
Interests: cyberphysical systems; wireless networks; distributed systems
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Dr. Xi Zheng
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Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
Interests: service computing; IoT security and reliability analysis
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Prof. Dr. Zibin Zheng
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School of Software Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, China
Interests: blockchain; smart contracts; services computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping our daily lives due to a myriad of applications, such as smart industry, smart healthcare, smart transportation systems, and smart homes, where various sensors, smart meters and IoT devices are deployed. Diverse IoT devices have generated massive valuable data. However, existing IoT systems also possess the following limitations: i) poor interoperability across diverse IoT systems, ii) security vulnerabilities of IoT systems, iii) privacy leakage of IoT data.

The advances of blockchain bring opportunities to overcome the above IoT challenges. Blockchain possessing key features such as decentralization, immutability, transparency, nonrepudiation, traceability has the potential to strengthen the IoT ecosystem. Thus, it becomes a trend to investigate blockchain-enabled IoT, whereas there are still many technical barriers to be overcome before the full adoption of blockchain for IoT systems.

This Special Issue of Applied Sciences solicits high-quality original contributions to blockchain-enabled IoT systems. The potential topics include the following (but are not limited to):

  • Authentication management of blockchain-enabled IoT systems;
  • Edge/cloud computing for blockchain-enabled IoT;
  • Software-defined networks for blockchain-enabled IoT systems;.
  • Network slicing mechanisms for blockchain-enabled IoT systems;
  • Service computing for blockchain-enabled IoT;
  • Big data analytics in blockchain-enabled IoT systems;
  • Blockchain-based solutions to security, privacy and trust of IoT systems;
  • Novel machine learning/deep learning approaches for blockchain-enabled IoT systems;
  • Novel Blockchain-enabled IoT applications;
  • Platform development for blockchain-enabled IoT systems;
  • Smart contracts for blockchain-enabled IoT systems;
  • Scalability and fault tolerance mechanisms for blockchain-enabled IoT systems;
  • Distributed consensus algorithms for Blockchain-enabled IoT;
  • Empirical studies, benchmarking, and industrial best practices for blockchain-enabled IoT systems.

Dr. Hong-Ning Dai
Dr. Xi Zheng
Prof. Dr. Zibin Zheng
Guest Editors

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  • Internet of Things
  • sensors
  • blockchain
  • security
  • privacy

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