Special Issue "Recent Advances of Blockchain Technologies in Sensor Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 7 December 2020.
Interests: Blockchain; Internet of Things; Wireless Sensor Networks; Ad-hoc and Mobile Networks; Communication Algorithms
Interests: machine learning techniques applied to software defined vehicular networks; wireless/mobile communications systems including radio resource management, multiple access, MANETs/VANETs, green radio networks and 5G-V2X networks
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Interests: Blockchain; Optical Network, Wireless Network, Network Security, Mobile Computing, Embedded System
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In recent years, blockchain technology has started influencing the world, and its use is expected to grow even faster in the near future. This growth is evident by the sheer number of researchers, developers, and companies involved in this technology who are starting a number of projects/applications every day. Blockchain technology is popularized due to its application in the most popular cryptocurrency “Bitcoin”, and subsequently, many other cryptocurrencies like Litecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, etc. have come to existence. However, the application of blockchain is not limited to only cryptocurrencies. The absence of intermediaries and immutability of the transactions make blockchain technology suitable to be applied in several fields like finance, banking, insurance, medical, smart contracts, gaming, Internet of Things (IoTs), lawsuits, cyber physical systems, edge computing, manufacturing, supply chain management, social networks, education, e-government, and other research areas. Though there are several cryptocurrencies in the market and few blockchain applications are available, blockchain is not yet a focus of solving practical problems, and so far, there is not enough reliable research work in this field.
The aim of this Special Issue is to put together high-quality research articles on recent advances in the theoy and practical aspects related to blockchain technologies to serve as valuable references and directions for researchers in this field, from the industry as well as academia. Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Blockchain technologies in sensor networks;
- Static and dynamic blockchain analysis;
- Big data and the blockchain;
- Human–computer interaction for blockchain applications;
- Blockchain and the Internet of things (IoT);
- Blockchain-oriented software engineering;
- Blockchain application and implementation;
- Blockchain security and testing;
- Decentralized applications of blockchain;
- Theories of blockchain and distributed systems;
- Security of blockchain and decentralised schemes;
- Blockchain and Bitcoin security;
- Accountability and auditing in blockchain and cryptocurrency;
- Blockchain in social networking;
- Security and privacy enhancing technologies for blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Dr. Arun Kumar
Prof. Peter Han Joo Chong
Prof. Ashok Kumar Turuk
Prof. Edmund Lai
Manuscript Submission Information
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