Security and Communication Networks

Blockchain Techniques for Internet of Things Security


Publishing date
01 Jul 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
26 Feb 2021

Lead Editor

1Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

2University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, USA

3University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

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Blockchain Techniques for Internet of Things Security

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm is one of the most promising innovations of information technology. It is predicted that there will be 50 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. Though the internet is deployed on a large-scale in many kinds of scenarios, including smart cities, industrial IoT, Internet of Vehicles, and so on, it is more vulnerable due to constrained resources. The traditional client-server architecture yields many significant limitations to meet the security demands of IoT, such as relying on the trusted server, incapability for time-sensitive applications, and high data maintenance cost.

Blockchains, like Bitcoin and Ethereum, have achieved great success beyond our expectations. Blockchain is a decentralized platform in which each node stores a copy of the whole ledger. The blockchain is perceived as a promising technique for scaling IoT security. However, it is still unclear exactly how blockchain technology can be used in this way; there is still no general framework of leveraging the blockchain technique for enhancing the security of IoT. Leveraging blockchain architecture in IoT is still a challenging research direction.

Thus, this Special Issue will mainly focus on the challenges of blockchain and decentralized techniques for IoT. Original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Blockchain architecture for decentralization in IoT security
  • Decentralized consensus for IoT security
  • Smart contract for IoT security
  • Lightweight decentralized protocols for IoT security
  • Lightweight ledger structure for IoT security
  • Blockchain-based security protocol for IoT security
  • Lightweight and secure multi-party computation protocol for IoT security
  • Blockchain for secure edge computing security
  • Blockchain for secure fog computing security
  • Blockchain for IoT-enabled critical verticals and sectors (energy, transport, health, water, etc.)
  • Blockchain for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) security
  • Blockchain for Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) security

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5597679
  • - Research Article

Convergence of Blockchain and IoT for Secure Transportation Systems in Smart Cities

Khizar Abbas | Lo’Ai A. Tawalbeh | ... | Ahmed A. Abd El-Latif
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6671648
  • - Research Article

A Blockchain System Based on Quantum-Resistant Digital Signature

Peijun Zhang | Lianhai Wang | ... | Jinpeng Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6689448
  • - Research Article

Blockchain-Based Fine-Grained Data Sharing for Multiple Groups in Internet of Things

Teng Li | Jiawei Zhang | ... | Jianfeng Ma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6643763
  • - Research Article

Bitcoin Theft Detection Based on Supervised Machine Learning Algorithms

Binjie Chen | Fushan Wei | Chunxiang Gu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6679882
  • - Research Article

BBAAS: Blockchain-Based Anonymous Authentication Scheme for Providing Secure Communication in VANETs

Azees Maria | Vijayakumar Pandi | ... | Mary Subaja Christo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6693731
  • - Review Article

A Research Survey on Applications of Consensus Protocols in Blockchain

Sivleen Kaur | Sheetal Chaturvedi | ... | Jayaprakash Kar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8884478
  • - Research Article

SESCF: A Secure and Efficient Supply Chain Framework via Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts

Menghui Lou | Xiaolei Dong | ... | Jiachen Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6630291
  • - Research Article

Secure Data Collaborative Computing Scheme Based on Blockchain

Tao Feng | Xusheng Wang | ... | Junli Fang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8836214
  • - Research Article

An Improved Blockchain-Based Authentication Protocol for IoT Network Management

Mostafa Yavari | Masoumeh Safkhani | ... | Chien-Ming Chen
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