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Special Issue "Blockchain/DLT: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions for Smart Cities"
A special issue of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 14349
Special Issue Editor
Interests: blockchain; distributed ledger technology; digital transformation; tokenization; token economy
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Special Issue Information
Blockchain and other trustless systems have turned into mainstream phenomena that are seen as powerful game-changers for many industries. The characteristics of blockchain and DLTs (distributed ledger technologies), such as immutability, security, and programmability, offer numerous opportunities for creating solutions that enable and foster the development of smart cities. Examples include, but are not limited to, the application of smart contracts to facilitate transactions, the creation of novel services and applications, the deployment of innovative security and privacy solutions, as well as the reorganization of the public sector (e.g., governmental spending transparency).
For this Special Issue, we invite papers that describe and explore the application of blockchain and related technologies in smart cities. Furthermore, we are interested in empirical research that explains the implications of blockchain in this context. We will publish papers that clearly outline how those technologies have been applied; what the rationale for their application was and, finally, what the outcome was.
Prof. Horst Treiblmaier
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Smart Cities is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Distributed ledger technology
- Smart cities
- Token economy
- Digital transformation