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Blockchain Technologies and Methods

Submission Deadline: 18 September 2022 (closed)

Guest Editors

Dr.Prabhu J, Vellore Institute of Technology, India.
Dr. Sathishkumar V E, Hanyang University, , Korea.


The emergence and popularity of blockchain techniques will significantly change the way of digital and networking systems operation and manage. In the meantime, the application of blockchain will exhibit a variety of complicated problems and new requirements, which brings more open issues and challenges for research communities.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
1. Theories of blockchain and distributed ledger technology
2. Distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanisms
3. Security, privacy, and trust of blockchain and distributed ledger technology
4. Decentralization, scalability, and security tradeoff
5. Performance analysis and optimization
6. Simulation and performance evaluation techniques
7. Smart contract and chain code
8. Applications and services based on blockchain
9. Protocols and algorithms based on blockchain
10. Blockchain in the Internet of things (IoT)
11. Blockchain in cyber physical systems
12. Blockchain in social networking
13. Blockchain in supply chain management
14. Blockchain in agriculture
15. Blockchain in connected and autonomous vehicles
16. Blockchain in crowdsourcing and crowdsensing
17. ŸBlockchain in mobile cellular networks
18. Blockchain in edge and cloud computing
19. Blockchain in next-generation communications and networks

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