Special Issue "Security Issues and Solutions of Smart Contracts in Blockchain Technology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Volker Skwarek

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Department Industrial Engineering, Head of DLT³-Hamburg, Ulmenliet 20, 21033 Hamburg
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Interests: blockchain- and distributed ledger technologies, focus on industrial applications, smart contracts (security), IoT-blockchain-connections

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Blockchain- and distributed ledger technologies (BC/DLT) provide an emerging approach to secure data and transactions. As an additional feature, applications in or on BC/DLT systems such as smart contracts or chain code provide an automation based on transactions. They provide a more secured outcome than local applications, as consensus- and validation mechanisms of BC/DLT-systems are supplied.

There are also severe issues reported for such smart contracts or chain-code. This Special Issue shall discuss the analysis of security problems, verification tools, design templates and further research in order to improve the security of smart contracts/chain code.

Prof. Dr. Volker Skwarek
Guest Editor

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  • BC/DLT applications, security, smart contracts/chain code, code verification, secure design patterns

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