Blockchain Techniques for the Internet of Vehicles Security

in Special Issue   Posted on June 21, 2019 

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Special Issue Call for Papers:

The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm is one of the most thrilling innovations of information technology. It is predicted that there will be about 20 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. Internet of vehicles (IoV), is considered as a promising way to realize the next generation intelligent transportation systems, especially with more and more vehicles equipped with various capabilities of sensing, computing, and communications. Despite the rapid development, IoV is facing many security issues due to constrained resources and its decentralized wireless nature. Traditional security measures are almost centralized, which has limitations in scaling up to meet the security demands of IoV.

Blockchains have achieved great success beyond our expectation, as in Bitcoin and Ethreum. It is a decentralized platform in which each node stores a copy of the whole ledger. Blockchain is perceived as a promising technique for scaling the IoV security. However, it is still unclear how the blockchain technique can be used for IoV security. There is still no general framework of leveraging the blockchain technique for enhancing the security of IoV. Leveraging the blockchain architecture in IoV is still a challenging research area.


Topics of interest include:

  • Blockchain architecture for IoV security;
  • Decentralized consensus for resource constrained IoV security;
  • Smart contract for IoV devices and network;
  • Lightweight decentralized protocols for IoV;
  • Lightweight ledger structure for resource limited IoV devices;
  • Key management in IoV blockchain;
  • Apply blockchain for IoV secure edge computing;
  • Lightweight and secure multi party computation protocol for IoV;

Submission guidelines:

Submitted articles must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All articles will be peer-reviewed and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and relevance to the special issue theme. Before submission authors should carefully read the journal\’s Author Guidelines, which is available at

Papers must be submitted online at: by selecting “SI-bciov” from the “Issues” pull-down menu during the submission process.


Submission of manuscript: July 31, 2019

First notification: September 31, 2019

Submission of revised manuscript: November 31, 2019

Notification of the re-review: December 31, 2020

Final notification: January 31, 2020

Final paper due: February 20, 2020

Publication date: July 2020

Guest Editors:

Debiao HE, PhD (Managing Guest Editor)

School of Cyber Science and Engineering

Wuhan University

Wuhan, China


Gerhard Hancke, PhD

Department of Computer Science

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China


Arcangelo Castiglione, PhD

Department of Computer Science

University of Salerno

Salerno, Italy


Weizhi Meng, PhD

Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Technical University of Denmark

Lyngby, Denmark


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