Special Issue "Sustainable Forest Management through Blockchain and Information Technology"

Submission Deadline: 28 February 2022
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Guest Editors
Prof. Habil. Eng. Larisa IVAȘCU, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania.
Dr. Muddassar SARFRAZ, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China.
Prof. Florin DRAGAN, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania.

Summary

The Guest Editor invites submissions for a Special Issue of the journal Sustainability on the subject of “Sustainability and Sustainable Forest Management through Blockchain and Information Technology”.

Sustainable forest management is not practiced globally. Several limitations can be identified in the application of efficient forest management. These limitations refer to the effect of climate change on the soil, waste management, the effects of changed environmental conditions on different species, the ability to monitor various aspects of the environment and forests, indicators of measuring ecosystem responses to various changing factors. Another very important aspect is that of economic benefits. A direct link between the raw material and the goods or services can be systematized. All these aspects can be managed efficiently using information technology. Information technology provides several effective tools for improving environmental conditions, forest health, and increasing economic benefits. In this sense, this special issue aims to identify research in forest management that applies management's functions and principles for sustainable development. Simultaneously, research is welcome that emphasizes the importance of information technology for forest ecology.

The purpose of this special issue will be to exploit aspects of forest management and the implications of information technology in the conditions of a consumer market. We would like to present several studies in this field, including some that focus on artificial intelligence or robots. Artificial intelligence can help with forest management, inventory, or other field inspections.


Keywords
• Artificial intelligence
• Climate change
• Forests strategies Management
• Machine learning
• Product marketing
• Waste management
• Artificial intelligence for forest conservation and management
• Sustainability
• Sustainable Development
• 21st Century Challenges in Forest Management
• Blockchain Technology