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Intelligent Blockchain for the Internet of Things

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Prof. Chien-Ming Chen, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China

Prof. Ben Othman Soufiene, University of Sousse, Tunisia

Prof. Shehzad Ashraf Chaudhry, Abu Dhabi University, UAE


In recent years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a new and significant technology in the computing paradigm. The market demand for smart devices is predicted to be worth trillions of pounds annually in the near future. Almost all businesses will use some type of technology to improve their financial operations. However, as critical applications of the IoT proliferate (e.g., smart healthcare, smart grids, smart cities, and intelligent finance), they face numerous security and privacy challenges.


Characterized by decentralization, data immutability, and secure data protection, blockchain offers opportunities to overcome the limitations mentioned above of the IoT. Despite the benefits of integrating blockchain with IoT, the fusion of blockchain and IoT poses several new challenges, including poor scalability, difficulties in identifying malicious behavior of blockchain, detecting vulnerable codes in smart contracts, and maintaining reliable blockchain systems for IoT systems. Therefore, designing and developing intelligent blockchain systems for IoT is necessary. The recent successes of AI in various application areas motivate the integration of AI with blockchain to overcome the challenges in blockchain for IoT.


In this special issue, we aim to collect state-of-the-art advances in realizing intelligent blockchain for IoT. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

• New concepts and architectures for intelligent Blockchain for IoT

• AI-enabled scalable Blockchain for IoT

• AI-enabled cloud/edge computing orchestration in Blockchain for IoT

• AI-enabled operation and maintenance of Blockchain systems for IoT

• Incentive mechanisms and game theory in Blockchain for IoT

• Communications, computing and storage issues in Blockchain-empowered IoT

• Intelligent detection of malicious smart contracts for IoT

• Big data analytics to identify malicious behaviors on Blockchain for IoT

• Security and privacy issues with solutions in intelligent Blockchain for IoT

• Intelligent blockchain-driven IoT applications

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Mitigating Blackhole and Greyhole Routing Attacks in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks Using Blockchain Based Smart Contracts

    Abdulatif Alabdulatif, Mada Alharbi, Abir Mchergui, Tarek Moulahi
    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.138, No.2, pp. 2005-2022, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2023.029769
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Intelligent Blockchain for the Internet of Things)
    Abstract The rapid increase in vehicle traffic volume in modern societies has raised the need to develop innovative solutions to reduce traffic congestion and enhance traffic management efficiency. Revolutionary advanced technology, such as Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), enables improved traffic management, helps eliminate congestion, and supports a safer environment. ITS provides real-time information on vehicle traffic and transportation systems that can improve decision-making for road users. However, ITS suffers from routing issues at the network layer when utilising Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs). This is because each vehicle plays the role of a router in this network, which leads to a… More >

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