Special Issue "Blockchain Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.
Interests: secure communications; cyber security; Internet of Things; peer-to-peer networks; software-defined networking
Interests: distributed systems; Internet of Things; Edge/Fog computing; vehicular networks (Internet of Vehicles); pervasive and mobile computing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks: Smart Objects in the Internet of Things: From Sensor to Data Processing
Special Issue in Sensors: Cloud and Edge Computing for the Next Generation of Internet of Things Applications
Special Issue in IoT: Industrial IoT as IT and OT Convergence: Challenges and Opportunities
Interests: Internet of Things; edge computing; pervasive computing; peer-to-peer networks; network security; mobile application development
The Internet of Things (IoT) is continuously growing in research and industry, and IoT technologies are reaching good maturity as demonstrated by the increasing number of IoT applications in several markets ranging from smart homes to smart factories and Industry 4.0, with the so-called Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
However, beside this success, some open issues remain. Amongst them, the main issue that may slow down the adoption of IoT is related to security. The heterogeneity in terms of protocols, operating systems, and devices combined with poor adoption of standard solutions create insecure design, architectures and deployments. Furthermore, IoT applications are often associated with sensitive data, core infrastructures and assets making them attractive in terms of vulnerability, data breach, and denial of services.
Unfortunately, conventional security approaches tend to be inapplicable for IoT, mainly due to the limitations of the resources of IoT devices and to the decentralized nature of IoT architectures.
One technology that is currently receiving great attention and may help in providing security in IoT scenarios is blockchain. Indeed, the decentralized architecture of the blockchains, together with the ability to provide data immutability and non-repudiation services, seem to make blockchain a promising technique for securing IoT and protecting user/data privacy.
This Special Issue addresses the innovative developments, technologies, and challenges related to blockchain, security, and privacy for the IoT. The Special Issue is seeking the latest findings from research and ongoing projects. Additionally, review articles that provide readers with current research trends and solutions are also welcome. The potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Security and privacy for IoT
- Blockchain technology for IoT
- Decentralized security solutions for IoT
- Frameworks and software platforms for security in IoT
- Blockchain for edge and fog computing
- Edge/fog computing approaches to support security and privacy in IoT
- IoT applications based on blockchain technology
- Evaluation and experimental analysis of blockchain IoT applications
- Blockchain, security and privacy for Internet of Vehicles
- Blockchain, security and privacy for IoT Healthcare Systems
- Blockchain, security and privacy for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) (Industry 4.0)
- New emerging architectures for security and privacy in IoT applications
Dr. Luca Veltri
Dr. Marco Picone
Dr. Simone Cirani
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Internet of Things
- Cyber security
- Industry 4.0