Special Issue on Blockchain-enabled Secure Communications in Smart Cities
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 计算机：理论方法 - 3区
Recent developments and success with Internet of Things (IoT) have led to a renewed interest in wireless sensor network (WSN) research, as WSN is a key component for the development in IoT. One particular ongoing research focus is on ensuring the security of the sensor network used in an IoT setting. For instance, the security and reliability in the dynamic update process of WSN is essential for communication security in smart cities. In addition, the security level of each node in WSN will influence the security of the whole network, and consequently IoT devices and its applications. In order to enhance the security level of WSN, a large number of protocols, architectures, system designs and algorithms have been designed to provide a higher security level for WSNs.
Another more recent research and technological trend is Blockchain, partly due to Bitcoin. The characteristics of blockchain, such as decentralized operation, trustless management, and reliability, can be leveraged in WSN / IoT security. In other words, there are plenty of research opportunities in this area (i.e., Blockchain-enabled, -facilitated, or -based security solutions for WSN and IoT). Hence, this special issue seeks to solicit and publish current state-of-art advances, particularly those that bridge academia, industry and government, in a smart city context.
Topics of particular interest include, but not limited to:
Blockchain-enabled communication techniques
Blockchain-based mobile sensing architectures, framework, and models
Security and privacy issues in blockchain-based mobile sensing
Secure communications in blockchain-enabled distributed sensing
Trust management in blockchain communications
Critical techniques in blockchain-enhanced communications for smart grid
Blockchain-enhanced mobile sensing in smart city
Blockchain-enhanced communications in 5G
Blockchain-enhanced communications in cloud/fog/edge computing