Blockchain for Industrial Data security

in Special Issue   Posted on May 5, 2020 

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Special Issue Call for Papers:

Nowadays, data plays a vital role in human society, and the massive demand for real data in various aspects of our life has led to an information explosion. Information derived from data mining serves our lives more effectively and conveniently. Industrial data is considered as a powerful resource that can influence multi-disciplinary research and government and business performance. However, while data is providing us with high productivity, some security issues are existing at the same time.

Moreover, Blockchain has been emerging as a potential technology to disrupt traditional database systems. Over the past decade, it has found numerous applications in Industrial
IoT, healthcare, supply chains, digital copyrights management, and so on, and is becoming a hot research area. This new technology has significantly changed the way data access, storage, retrieval, and information discovery. It presents many fundamental research challenges for the management of data in the Blockchain.

This special issue aims to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share knowledge and results in theory, methodology, and applications of Blockchain and data security aspect, including data storage security management, fault tolerance, query processing, information discovery, transaction management, security, and privacy. We encourage papers that apply ideas and techniques from different areas to understand the problems and challenges in Blockchain and data security. We also welcome papers that report novel systems and application concerns about Blockchain and data security.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Industrial Data security and Privacy in Blockchain
  • Industrial Blockchain data management security
  • Information retrieval security on Blockchain
  • Industrial Data mining and knowledge discovery security on Blockchain
  • Query processing on Blockchain
  • Transaction security on Blockchain
  • Smart contract and distributed ledger
  • Innovative applications driven by Blockchain
  • Industrial Data access secure control based on Blockchain
  • Privacy-Enhancing Models and Technologies

High-quality survey papers on the above topics are also welcome. Prospective authors are welcome to contact the Guest Editors to ascertain interest. Submitted papers must be original and must not be under consideration in any other venue(s). All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three expert reviewers and selected based on their originality, significance, relevance, and clarity of presentation.

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EVISE), available at: The authors must select “VSI: Blockchain Ind Data Security” when they reach the “Article Type” in the submission process.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2020
First Round of Reviews: September 15, 2020
Second Round of Reviews: October 15, 2020
Final Decisions: January 15, 2021
Publications: Late 2020/ Early 2021

Guest Editors
Wei Liang
Hunan University, China, [email protected]

Muhammad Khurram Khan
King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, [email protected]

Beniamino DiMartino
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy, [email protected]

Kuan-Ching Li
Providence University, Taiwan, [email protected]

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