Next Generation Blockchain, Information Security and Soft Computing for Future IoT Networks

A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 92

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The integration of next generation computing technologies has revolutionized the concept of future IoT networks. The IoT can be deployed in various sectors, including home automation, smart cities, supply chain management, healthcare, agriculture, traffic management, resource management, smart grids, smart watches, elderly care, and businesses and startups. Next generation blockchain technologies offer decentralized, enhanced transparency and trust in IoT networks. Merging blockchain with the IoT, data security and privacy will easily mitigate associated risks.  More interestingly, soft computing techniques, such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary computing, genetic algorithm, particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization and computational intelligence, will enable an adaptive and intelligent decision-making process within IoT networks. With the help of soft computing, IoT systems will improve the changing conditions, optimize resource allocation and enhance overall IoT network efficiency.

This Special Issue will cover all topics of blockchain, information security, soft computing, the Internet of Everything, big data for IoT networks, IoT-enabled unmanned aerial vehicles, software define networks, swarm intelligence, AI/ML/DL for IoT networks, NLP, 6G, Federated Learning and computer vision applications.

This Special Issue topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Internet of Things
  • MANET, VANET, FANET, SANET and wireless ad hoc networks
  • Underwater and underground networks
  • Personal area networks, home area networks
  • Routing protocols
  • Security and privacy
  • Machine/Deep Learning for ad hoc networks
  • Blockchain technology
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Define Networks
  • Fog/Cloud/Edge Computing
  • Aerial Ad Hoc Networks/Flying ad hoc networks
  • Applications of ad hoc networks
  • Optimization techniques
  • AI based secure communication
  • Intrusion detection system
  • Trustworthy IoT-enabled computation
  • Cellular Networks
  • 5G/6G for ad hoc networks
  • Energy efficient communication for ad hoc networks 
  • Mobility models for ad hoc networks
  • Heuristic computations
  • Network security for cognitive networks
  • Reinforcement learning for ad hoc networks
  • Clustering algorithms
  • Big data
  • Fake node detection in networks
  • Federated Learning in communication networks 

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Blockchains.

Dr. Hamed Taherdoost
Guest Editor

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  • blockchain
  • information security
  • soft computing
  • IoT
  • AI
  • UAVs
  • NLP

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