Special Issue "Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technologies and Artificial Intelligence"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Josep Lluis de la Rosa Esteva
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Guest Editor
Agents Research Lab, University of Girona, 3, 17003 Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: blockchain; DLT; virtual currency; intelligent agents

Special Issue Information

We are witnessing the dawn of a massive migration of value onto blockchain, in other words, the ledger: data, assets, art, and currencies are good examples. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a potential ally to handle it all. Indeed, blockchain and AI are trending and disruptive post-digital technologies that work symbiotically. Blockchain technology has moved forward from the automation of payment in cryptocurrency towards shared ledgers of data, transactions, and logs in a decentralized, secure, and trusted manner that re-enables the development of a great deal of AI theory that lacked proper data and infrastructure—notably machine learning, intelligent agents, computational ecosystems, and so on. In reciprocity, with smart contracts, blockchain has the ability to govern interactions among participants with no intermediary or a trusted third party so that the state-of-the-art in AI is revisited to contribute convenient flexibility to smart contracts because it offers intelligence and decision-making capabilities for machines that will live in the Internet and interact with the real world in many ways.

Blockchain is a particular case of distributed ledger technology (DLT), so we will tackle the issue from the widest approach possible.

Contributions of practical and theoretical AI and DLT applications and studies are invited to submit to this Special Issue. This Special Issue of Electronics will solicit papers on various disciplines of electronics applications, including but not limited to:

  • The practical applications of AI and DLT;
  • Reinforcement learning and DLT;
  • Intelligent agents and multiagent systems and DLT;
  • Digital preservation with AI and DLT;
  • New theories on use owners with AI and DLT;
  • Extension of smart contracts with AI properties;
  • Softbots in the ledger space.

Prof. Dr. Josep Lluis de la Rosa Esteva
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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