Blockchain for Peer-to-Peer Computing

in Special Issue   Posted on June 3, 2020 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Fri 30 Oct 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 2.793
Journal Name : Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications
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Aim and Scope
A Blockchain is a secured, shared and distributed ledger that facilitates the process of recording and tracking resources without the need of a centralized trusted authority. The technology is scalable and robust and all participant nodes provide resources in a fair manner, which alleviates many-to-one traffic flow bottlenecks. This technique decreases traffic delays and defeats errors due to a single point of failure. However, blockchain is still a nascent technology and as such there are challenges for the wide adoption of blockchain as a new enterprise and operational layer. These challenges are around scalability, interoperability, standards, privacy, security, governance and consensus mechanisms that need to be defined and validated for peer-to-peer computing. This special issue opens a forum to present the recent research work related to blockchain-based technologies, e.g. smart contracts, threat and attack models, and incentive mechanisms. Moreover, research on other aspects inherently present in blockchain-based applications, like the Internet of things, smart grid, e-health, logistics, etc. are also invited to this special issue.

Topics of Interest
This special issue seeks original unpublished papers focusing on theoretical analysis, emerging applications, novel system architecture construction and design, experimental studies, and social impacts of blockchain. Both review/survey papers and technical papers are encouraged. Topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Blockchain theories and algorithms for P2P computing
  • Blockchain architectures, protocols and algorithms for P2P computing
  • Blockchain based security, privacy, and trust for P2P computing
  • Network and computing optimization in blockchains for P2P computing
  • Decentralization optimization in blockchain empowered P2P computing
  • Scalable consensus algorithms for P2P computing
  • Lightweight blockchain designs for P2P computing
  • Innovative applications and research in blockchain for P2P computing
  • Blockchain in information-centric networking
  • Blockchain in smart grid
  • Blockchain in artificial intelligence
  • Blockchain in networking and edge/fog/cloud technologies
  • Blockchain in e-health
  • Blockchain in 5G technologies
  • Blockchain in decentralized financing and payments
  • Blockchain in social networking
  • Blockchain in agriculture
  • Blockchain in autonomous vehicles
  • Blockchain in mobile cellular networks
  • Blockchain standardization
  • Blockchain tools, simulators and test-bed
  • Private blockchain systems
  • Decentralized storage in blockchain
  • Security, privacy, and trust of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Secure smart contracts
  • Consensus mechanisms

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 30 Oct. 2020
First-round notification: 15 Dec. 2020
Revision deadline: 15 Jan. 2021
Final decision notification: 15 Feb. 2021

Paper Submission
Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality, original work that has neither appeared in, nor is under consideration by, other journals.

Springer offers authors, editors and reviewers of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications a web-enabled online manuscript submission and review system. Our online system offers authors the ability to track the review process of their manuscript. This online system offers easy and straightforward log-in and submission procedures, and supports a wide range of submission file formats. Manuscript should be submitted to: Choose “SI: Blockchain for Peer-to-Peer Computing” as the article type.

Guest Editors

Dr. Keping Yu, Waseda University, Japan (Lead Guest Editor)
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Prof. Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger, Norway
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Dr. Yang Cao, Kyoto University, Japan
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Dr. Wenjuan Li, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
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