Special Issue "Blockchain Technology for the Internet of Things"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (17 July 2019).
2. Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University, 85 Songdo-gwahak-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 21983, Korea
Interests: Intelligent vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity based on blockchain technology
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Interests: sensor data analysis and pattern recognition using neural networks; digital image processing; communication and sensor networks
Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology, Yonsei University, 85 Songdo-gwahak-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 21983, Korea
Interests: blockchain technology; industrial internet; cyber security; intelligent vehicles; software engineering
The Internet of Things (IoT) is maturing very rapidly, and is making its presence known in almost every field of technology. The IoT has the ability to provide the features for a huge number of connected devices and handle the massive amount of data generated by connected devices. The big question is, can IoT-connected devices manage these data efficiently, securely, and economically? Current IoT communication and data management schemes use cloud computing infrastructure, which is a centralized system and needs high-end servers and high-speed networks. Existing systems have several issues, such as high maintenance costs, security, trust, and third-party involvement. Therefore, it is a big opportunity for research communities to solve these problems.
Currently, blockchain technology is getting a great deal of attention from not only the Fintech, but also from other technology fields. Blockchain technology has the ability to revolutionize and optimize any infrastructure of technologies connected through the internet. Recently, blockchain technology has been perceived as a promising technique to solve the problems of and design new decentralized infrastructure frameworks for the IoT. To date, there is no consensus towards any schemes, smart contracts, data management techniques, or crypto methods for IoT infrastructure. The implementation of blockchain technology in IoT is still a big research challenge.
This Special Issue invites original research that investigates blockchain technology (data management, smart contracts, cryptography, consensus) for IoT. For example—key review theories, new algorithms, protocols, architectures, and solutions for remarkable applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to the list given below:
- blockchain technology for decentralized IoT
- distributed consensus algorithms for resource constraint in IoT infrastructure
- smart contracts for IoT devices
- ledger for IoT devices, generated for data management
- security of blockchain for IoT
- evaluation of blockchain-implemented IoT.
- blockchain technology for IoT infrastructure
- applications of IoT based on blockchain technology
- blockchain technology for intelligent communications environment for IoT devices
- lightweight blockchain technology for IoT
- blockchain technology for intelligent vehicles
- blockchain technology for healthcare systems
- blockchain technology for industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) (Industry 4.0)
Prof. Shiho Kim
Prof. Navin Singh Rajput
Dr. Madhusudan Singh
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- blockchain technology
- internet of things (IoT)
- smart contracts
- distributed ledger
- intelligent vehicles
- industry 4.0