Special Issue: Blockchain for Information Systems Management and Security

  in Special Issue   Posted on April 15, 2020

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 15 May 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 2.391
Journal Name : Information Processing and Management
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/information-processing-and-management/call-for-papers/special-issue-blockchain
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/information-processing-and-management

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Researchers are encouraged to submit original research contributions in all major areas of Blockchain-Information systems, which include, but not limited to:

* State-of-the-art of the Blockchain technology and cybersecurity for Information systems
* Blockchain Technologies and Methodologies for Information systems
* Recent development and emerging trends using Blockchain for securing Information systems.
* New models, practical solutions and technological advances related to Blockchain
* Theory of Blockchain for Information systems

* Blockchain-based security of financial Information systems

* Blockchain-based security of health Information systems
* Blockchain-based security solutions of smart cities Information systems

* Blockchain for Internet of Things (IoT) Information systems
* Authentication and authorization in Blockchain.
* Applications of blockchain technologies in digital forensic for Information systems
* Privacy aspects of blockchain technologies

* Blockchain for Artificial Intelligence.

* Scalability and efficiency of blockchain-based Information systems

* Applications of blockchain technologies in computer & hardware security
* Implementation challenges facing blockchain technologies
* Blockchain-based threat intelligence and threat analytics techniques
* Blockchain-based open-source tools for Information systems
* Forensics readiness of blockchain technologies
* Vulnerabilities of smart contracts
* Open issues and trends in Blockchains


Guest Editors:

Yaser Jararweh, Duquesne University, USA, jararwehy@duq.edu

Sandra Hirsh, San Jose State University, USA, Sandy.hirsh@sjsu.edu

Yin Yang, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, yyang@hbku.edu.qa

Guest Editors Bios:

Yaser Jararweh:

Yaser Jararweh received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from University of Arizona in 2010. He is currently an assistant professor of computer sciences at Duquesne University, USA. He has co-authored about many technical papers in established journals and conferences in fields related to Cloud Computing, Blockchain, SDN and Big Data. He is a steering committee member for CCSNA, ICCN, SDS, FMEC, BCCA, BAT and many other events. He served as a guest editor for many special issues in different established journals. Also, he is the steering committee chair of the IBM Cloud Academy Conference. He is associate editor in the Cluster Computing Journal (Springer), Information Processing & Management (Elsevier) and others.

Sandra Hirsh:

Sandra Hirsh has served as professor and director of the School of Information at San Jose State University, USA, for the past ten years. Prior to joining San Jose State University, she worked in the Silicon Valley in R&D and consumer product development for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard Labs, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. She received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from UCLA and her MLIS from the University of Michigan. She is a past-president of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and is the president-elect of Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). She was the co-PI of the IMLS-funded blockchain investigation into the possible applications of blockchain technology in libraries. She recently published a book on Blockchain as part of the American Library Association Future Library Series. She is the editor of Information Services Today: An Introduction; the second edition was published in March 2018. She cofounded and cochairs the global virtual Library 2.0 conference series.

Yin Yang

Yin Yang is currently an associate professor of ICT at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, a member of Qatar Foundation. He also holds adjunct positions in Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) and Singapore’s Advanced Digital Sciences Center. He has published extensively in the field of data security and privacy, and he is currently leading a large-scale research project on next-generation blockchain infrastructure for trade finance, with participants from banks, government branches, insurance and IT companies in Qatar. Dr Yang is regularly involved in TPCs of top conferences in data management, and is an organizer of ACM CIKM 2017. He also serves as an editorial board member of IP&M.


  • Tentative Schedule:

Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2020
Authors First Notification: August 15, 2020
Revised papers Submission: October 15, 2020
Final Acceptance:  December 1, 2020

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