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Special Issue "Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Wireless Sensors Networks"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Intelligent Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Manuel Corchado Rodríguez

Bisite Research Group, University of Salamanca, Postal Address Edificio I+D+i, C/ Patio de Escuelas 1, 37008, Salamanca, Spain
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Interests: artificial intelligence; distributed computing; ambient intelligence
Guest Editor
Dr. Javier Prieto

BISITE research group, University of Salamanca, Edificio Multiusos I+D+i, C/ Espejo s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
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Interests: social computing; artificial intelligence; blockchain; virtualization; localization and navigation; Bayesian inference

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Blockchain is a decentralized transaction and data management technology that has been recently developed and successfully used first for Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Blockchain provides security, anonymity, and data integrity without any third party organization in the control of the transactions, and therefore it creates interesting research areas, especially from the perspective of technical challenges and limitations. Most of the literature about this technology focusses on revealing and improving the limitations of blockchain from privacy and security perspectives.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms may be the complement that blockchain models need to be used in more applications, such as Industry 4.0, Internet of things, domotic systems, Securtech, crypto chips, and so on. Blockchain is a distributed database solution that maintains a continuously growing list of data records that are confirmed by the nodes participating in it. The data is recorded in a public ledger, including the information of every transaction ever completed. It is a decentralized solution where AI and ML algorithms may play different roles in order to guaranty security in an efficient way. Even though blockchain seems to be a suitable solution for conducting transactions using cryptocurrencies, it has some technical challenges that need to be addressed. A high integrity of transactions and privacy of nodes are needed to prevent attacks, and AI may provide a solution, especially when it is used in wireless sensors. Wireless crypto chips may be a solution for many logistics problems, and ML algorithms may be used on them too. 

This Special Issue calls for innovative work that explores new frontiers and challenges in the field of applying AI algorithms to blockchain wireless sensor networks. As mentioned previously, this work could include new machine learning models, distributed AI proposals, hybrid AI systems, and so on, as well as case studies or reviews of the state-of-the-art, in all cases related to blockchain and wireless sensors.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Artificial intelligence models and blockchain for sensor networks
  • Blockchain in intelligent networks
  • Clustering and classification algorithms for blockchain for sensor networks
  • Crypto chips and artificial intelligence
  • Reinforcement learning and blockchain for sensor networks
  • Intelligent systems for fraud detection and forensics in blockchain environments
  • Intelligent applications of blockchain and wireless sensors
  • Multi agent systems and blockchain for wireless sensor networks
  • Regulatory and legal aspects
  • Smart contacts blockchain applications

Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Corchado Rodríguez
Dr. Javier Prieto Tejedor
Guest Editors

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