Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 3rd Annual Decentralized Conference (DECENTRALIZED 2019)"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2020.
Blockchain has been proposed as a system for enabling untrusted entities to contribute to maintaining a common data structure and shared ledger of a digital history, without the need for intermediaries. The development and deployment of blockchain-based systems, as well as their applications, need to take into consideration new requirements and challenges, thereby raising novel open issues and research questions.
Selected papers presented at the 3rd Annual Decentralized Conference (Decentralized 2019; https://www.decentralized.com/academic-track/) are invited to submit their extended versions (at least 50% extension) to our Special Issue addressing the following themes:
- Design and engineering improvements to the protocols and architectures underpinning distributed ledger technologies (including blockchains).
- Gaining insight into the technical, business, legal, and societal implications of cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, including real-life applications and case studies.
- The convergence of the technology with other emerging technologies (e.g., AI, IoT, VR, etc.) that are becoming key elements of the fourth industrial revolution.
All submitted papers will undergo a standard peer-review procedure. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted), and will be listed together on the Special Issue website.
Prof. Dr. Spyros Makridakis
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner
Prof. Dr. George Giaglis
Dr. Klitos Christodoulou
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Future Internet is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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.
- Distributed ledgers
- Smart contracts
- Internet of things
- Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs)
- Data science