Special Issue "Blockchain for Trustworthy Internet of Things"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.
Interests: Blockchain; Internet of Things; Wireless Sensor Networks
Interests: Blockchain; Complex Networks; Cyber-physical Systems
The Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping urban informatics due to the proliferation of applications in smart industries, smart grids, smart healthcare, and smart homes, where various sensors and smart meters are deployed. Diverse IoT devices have generated massive data, containing huge value that can be used to identify faults, abnormal behaviors, and performance bottlenecks, consequently allowing proactive actions to enhance system performance and reliability.
However, incumbent IoT systems are also suffering from technical challenges: (i) poor interoperability across diverse IoT systems; (ii) security vulnerabilities; and (iii) privacy exposure of IoT data. The absence of trust across diverse IoT systems is the main root cause of these challenges.
The advent of blockchain brings opportunities to overcome the above IoT challenges. Blockchain possesses key features such as decentralization, immutability, transparency, nonrepudiation, traceability, and has the potential to improve trust in the IoT ecosystem. However, there are still technical issues to be solved before the full adoption of blockchain for IoT systems.
This Special Issue of Sensors invites high-quality original contributions on the integration of blockchain with IoT systems. The potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Blockchain for trust management of IoT systems;
- Blockchain for trusted service computing for IoT systems;
- Blockchain for trusted edge/cloud computing for IoT systems;
- Blockchain for trusted software-defined networks for IoT systems;
- Blockchain for trusted network-slicing mechanisms for IoT systems;
- Blockchain for big data in trustworthy IoT systems;
- Blockchain-based solutions for the security, privacy, and trust of IoT systems;
- Trustworthy machine learning/deep learning approaches for blockchain-enabled IoT systems;
- Blockchain-based trustworthy IoT applications;
- Platform development for blockchain-enabled, trustworthy IoT systems;
- Smart contracts for blockchain-enabled trust management in IoT systems;
- Scalability and fault tolerance mechanisms for blockchain-enabled IoT systems;
- Distributed consensus algorithms for blockchain-enabled trustworthy IoT systems;
- Empirical studies, benchmarking, and industrial best practices for blockchain-enabled IoT systems.
Dr. Jiajing Wu
Dr. Hao Wang
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- Internet of Things