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Secure Blockchain Clustering for 6G Wireless Technology with Advanced Artificial Intelligence Techniques

Submission Deadline: 29 March 2024 (closed) View: 40

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Prof. Youseef Alotaibi, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Ahmad F. Subahi, Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Rajendran Surendran, Saveetha School of Engineering, India


6G is the anticipated sixth generation of wireless technology that aims to push the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of connectivity. The emergence of 6G wireless technology promises to revolutionize the connectivity landscape, offering unprecedented data speeds, ultra-low latency, and support for a vast array of communication devices. 6G seeks to further enhance the capabilities of wireless communication to unprecedented levels. It is envisioned as a technology that will transform the way we connect, interact, and harness the power of the digital world. However, as the scale and complexity of 6G networks increase, ensuring secure and efficient data management becomes paramount. This special issue aims to explore the fusion of blockchain clustering and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to address the security challenges of 6G wireless technology and pave the way for a robust and trustworthy communication framework.

This special issue is to investigate the integration of secure blockchain clustering with AI-driven solutions in the context of 6G wireless networks. By influencing the inherent properties of blockchain, such as decentralization, immutability, and consensus mechanisms, combined with cutting-edge AI techniques, this special issue aims to design innovative solutions that enhance the security, scalability, and energy efficiency of 6G networks.

This special issue seeks to foster interdisciplinary research that combines the transformative potential of blockchain clustering and advanced AI techniques for secure 6G wireless technology. By presenting novel solutions and real-world use cases, this special issue aims to accelerate the adoption of these cutting-edge technologies and contribute to building a trusted, resilient, and energy-efficient communication infrastructure for the 6G era. Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to submit their original contributions to drive the advancement of secure and intelligent 6G wireless networks.

This special issue invites original and innovative research paper contributions that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

(1) Blockchain Clustering for 6G Networks:

● Development of secure and scalable blockchain architectures tailored for 6G wireless technology.

● Blockchain-based consensus mechanisms and protocols for efficient data management in 6G networks.

● Interoperability and cross-chain solutions to facilitate seamless communication across blockchain clusters.

(2) Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Network Security:

● AI-driven intrusion detection and prevention systems to safeguard 6G networks from cyber threats.

● Machine learning-based anomaly detection for early identification of malicious activities in 6G systems.

● AI-driven threat intelligence and response mechanisms for proactive security measures.

(3) Energy-Efficient Blockchain and AI Integration:

● Optimization techniques to reduce the energy consumption of blockchain operations in 6G networks.

● AI-driven algorithms for smart power management and energy-aware clustering in resource-constrained devices.

(4) Privacy and Data Protection in 6G Networks:

● Privacy-preserving mechanisms using blockchain and AI for secure data sharing in 6G environments.

● AI-driven solutions for user data anonymization and confidentiality in 6G wireless communications.

(5) Scalable and Robust Cluster Management:

● AI-driven algorithms for dynamic cluster formation and adaptive reconfiguration in 6G networks.

● Resilience enhancement through AI-based fault tolerance and load balancing in blockchain clusters.

(6) Real-world Use Cases and Applications:

● Case studies and practical implementations of secure blockchain clustering with AI in 6G scenarios.

● Evaluation and performance analysis of AI-empowered blockchain solutions in diverse 6G use cases.


Blockchain Clustering for 6G Networks
Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Network Security
Energy-Efficient Blockchain and AI Integration
Privacy and Data Protection in 6G Networks
Scalable and Robust Cluster Management
Real-world Use Cases and Applications

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