Special Issues

Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and 6G Convergence

Submission Deadline: 16 November 2022 (closed) View: 5

Guest Editors

Dr. Kishore Rajendiran, Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, India.
Dr. Ala’ Khalifeh, German Jordanian University, Jordan.
Dr. Md. Shohel Sayeed, Multimedia University, Malaysia.

Summary

Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the network of physical objects that are powered by self-organized sensors, and actuators that are intelligent, and adaptive, and exploit various network technologies that enable the connection and exchange of data with other devices and systems with the aid of the internet. Smart City Initiatives is one of the prime concerns for growth in the coming years. IoT technologies will play a vital role in providing smart city solutions. The challenge is to provide solutions for diversified requirements that arise from different verticals such as Smart Building, Lighting, Parking, Transportation, Healthcare, Farming, Waste Management, etc. At present each vertical is addressed by different vendors, providing end-to-end solutions to a set of requirements for that particular vertical. But the promising solution might be to have an integrated end-to-end solution where the sensors and the corresponding data are made available across many other services to provide a cost-effective solution. It is expected that the sixth generation (6G) of cellular networks will integrate previously disparate technologies, such as IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, big data analytics, and blockchain technologies. The important driver for 6G would be providing substantially higher capacity and much lower latency to attain ubiquitous wireless connectivity for the Internet of Everything that will guarantee the quality of end-user experience. Massive connectivity, security and privacy requirements, higher data consumption, and device resource constraints pose a greater challenge to future computing systems. Most of these challenges can be addressed with the integration of decentralized blockchain technology with the 6G architecture framework. The aim of this special issue is to present and highlight the challenges and research issues in all the verticals that may pursue the vision of such convergence. The selected papers in this special issue will be devoted to developments in future computing ecosystems especially will be focused on a wide range of their applications. The topics of interest are as follows but are not limited to:

Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems

Big data analytics and data mining

Deep learning and real world applications

Holonic control and multi-agent based control architectures for distributed AI systems

Decision Support Systems

Machine to Machine and human machine interaction

Cognitive intelligence

Computer Vision

Swarm intelligence, swarming behaviors, genetic algorithms and colony optimization

Emotional intelligence

Applications in image understanding, pattern recognition, robotics and bioinformatics

Architecture and protocol design for IoT empowered by intelligent blockchain

Scalable consensus algorithms in blockchain for IoT

Smart contract design for IoT based on intelligent blockchain

AI empowered 6G architecture

Integration of blockchain and AI for 6G applications

AI and Blockchain empowered resource manangement in 6G

AI and Blockchain based Mobility Management in 6G

Security and privacy issues in 6G networks

AI and blockchain based security and privacy preservation in 6G Networks


Keywords

Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems
Big data analytics and data mining
Deep learning and real world applications
Holonic control and multi-agent based control architectures for distributed AI systems
Decision Support Systems
Machine to Machine and human machine interaction
Cognitive intelligence
Computer Vision
Swarm intelligence, swarming behaviors, genetic algorithms and colony optimization
Emotional intelligence
Applications in image understanding, pattern recognition, robotics and bioinformatics
Architecture and protocol design for IoT empowered by intelligent blockchain
Scalable consensus algorithms in blockchain for IoT
Smart contract design for IoT based on intelligent blockchain
AI empowered 6G architecture
Integration of blockchain and AI for 6G applications
AI and Blockchain empowered resource manangement in 6G
AI and Blockchain based Mobility Management in 6G
Security and privacy issues in 6G networks
AI and blockchain based security and privacy preservation in 6G Networks

Published Papers


  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    A Conditionally Anonymous Linkable Ring Signature for Blockchain Privacy Protection

    Quan Zhou, Yulong Zheng, Minhui Chen, Kaijun Wei
    Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Vol.47, No.3, pp. 2851-2867, 2023, DOI:10.32604/csse.2023.039908
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and 6G Convergence)
    Abstract In recent years, the issue of preserving the privacy of parties involved in blockchain transactions has garnered significant attention. To ensure privacy protection for both sides of the transaction, many researchers are using ring signature technology instead of the original signature technology. However, in practice, identifying the signer of an illegal blockchain transaction once it has been placed on the chain necessitates a signature technique that offers conditional anonymity. Some illegals can conduct illegal transactions and evade the law using ring signatures, which offer perfect anonymity. This paper firstly constructs a conditionally anonymous linkable ring… More >

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