Special Issue "Blockchain Technologies for Multi-Agent Systems"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Davide Calvaresi

The Applied Intelligent Systems Lab (AISLab), University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland
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Interests: real-time multi-agent systems; artificial intelligence; real-time systems; eHealth; embedded systems
Guest Editor
Ms. Alevtina Dubovitskaya

University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland
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Interests: eHealth; privacy and security; semantic web; interoperability; databases
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Michael Schumacher

Institute of Business Information Systems, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Sierre, Switzerland
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Interests: multi-agent systems; intelligent agents; artificial intelligence; workflow management systems; semantic web services; eHealth; pervasive healthcare; coordination; interoperability; peer-to-peer systems; simulations; eTourism; middleware; Java enterprise
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kuldar Taveter

Department of Software Science, Tallinn University of Technology, 12616 Tallinn, Estonia
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Interests: agent-oriented modelling and prototyping of complex sociotechnical systems; e-government; crisis management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The overall objective of BCT4MAS is to provide a common ground to researchers and engineers coming from several areas to discuss and share knowledge, experiences, and scientific/technical contributions, in the scenarios of employing BlockChain Technologies (BCT) in Multi-Agent Systems (MAS).

On the one hand, adopting BCT can help to overcome trust and reliability limitations, broadly known in MAS literature, enabling secure, autonomous, flexible and even profitable solutions. On the other hand, MAS would contribute with its features to address limitations of BCT.

This Special Issue is meant (but not limited) to gather and enhance the visibility of the contributions of
- BCT4MAS 2018 held in Santiago, Chile, 3-4 December 2018;
- BCT4MAS 2019 held in Avila, Spain, 26-28 June 2019;
 
Therefore, the authors of the accepted papers are invited to submit extended versions of their contributions to the Special Issue “Blockchain Technologies for Multi-Agent Systems” of the journal Information, an open access information science journal.
 
Finally, authors interested in extending their conference papers must be aware that the final submitted manuscript must provide a minimum of 50% new content and not exceed 30% copy/paste from the proceedings paper. Each manuscript will be blind reviewed by I-OAISJ academic editors.
 
Dr. Davide Calvaresi
Ms. Alevtina Dubovitskaya
Prof. Dr. Michael Schumacher
Prof. Dr. Kuldar Taveter
Guest Editors
 

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