Special Issue "Blockchain-Based Systems"
A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: human computer interaction; rehabilitation; computer vision; distributed systems
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Blockchain is the key enabling technology for cryptocurrency. It was introduced as part of the first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, which was established during the great recession in early 2009. Blockchain is often referred to as a distributed and secure database. In reality, blockchain is much more than that: It consists of a mechanism that ensures distributed consensus among independent participants operating in an untrusted peer-to-peer network. As such, blockchain has now been used in areas far beyond the financial sector. In addition to the applications of blockchain, there is also intense research on the foundation of the blockchain technology itself, such as different ways to accomplish distributed consensus, security of blockchain, and scalability of blockchain. This Special Issue welcomes original research and review articles on all aspects of the blockchain technology. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:
- Consensus algorithms;
- Cyberattacks on blockchains;
- Economic impact on cyberattacks;
- Security and trust on permissioned blockchains;
- Scalability of blockchains;
- Reliability analysis on blockchain-based systems;
- Smart contracts;
- Visualization of blockchain data;
- Blockchain for banking and finance;
- Blockchain for supply chain;
- Blockchain for consumer products and retail;
- Blockchain for governments;
- Blockchain for automotive;
- Blockchain for medicine and health care;
- Blockchain for travel and transportation;
- Blockchain for Internet of Things;
- Blockchain for agriculture.
Prof. Dr. Wenbing Zhao
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. Computers is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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.
- proof of work
- proof of stake
- distributed consensus
- secure ledger
- smart tracts