Call for Paper

Feature Topic, Vol.17, No.9, 2020
Blockchain for Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping various sectors, such as manufacturing, logistics, transportation, healthcare, energy and utilities. IoT essentially consists of various smart objects distributed throughout the whole industrial system to collect massive ambient data, which can be used to identify performance bottlenecks, troubleshoot faults and detect malicious behaviours consequently enforcing effective control to the physical world.
However, intrinsic features of IoT also bring a number of challenges such as decentralization, poor interoperability, privacy and security vulnerabilities. On the other hand, blockchain technology featured with immutability, non-repudiation and traceability brings the opportunities in addressing the challenges of IoT. The integration of blockchain with IoT can potentially overcome the deficiencies of IoT thereby resulting in the feasibility of IoT in industrial sectors and smart cities. Both industry practitioners and academic researchers aim at realizing general, scalable and deployable blockchain-based IoT platforms in various application domains while there are challenges like scalable consensus algorithms and data analytics with privacy-preservation. To fill the gap, this special section aims to gather state-of-art advances in blockchain for IoT.
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2020
Acceptance Notification (1st round): April 15, 2020
Minor Revision Due: May 15, 2020
Final Decision Due: June 5, 2020
Final Manuscript Due: July 25, 2020
Publication Date: September 15, 2020
Prof. Shangguang Wang, BUPT
Prof. Wuhui Chen, Sun Yat-sen University
Prof. Hong-Ning Dai, Macau University of Science and Technology;
Dr. Rodrigo N. Calheiros, Western Sydney University
  Blockchain-enabled 5G and 6G communications for IoT
  Distributed consensus algorithms for Blockchain-enabled IoT
  Blockchain-enabled software defined networks (SDN) for IoT
  Blockchain-enabled network slicing mechanisms for IoT
  Mobile edge computing schemes for blockchain-enabled IoT
  Edge cloud orchestration for Blockchain-enabled IoT
  New security mechanisms for blockchain-enabled IoT
  Advances in privacy preservation for Blockchain-enabled IoT
  Edge/Cloud intelligence for Blockchain-enabled IoT
  Service computing for Blockchain-enabled IoT
  Advances in data analytics for Blockchain-enabled IoT
China Communications seeks original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of Information Centric Networking. Papers MUST clearly indicate your contributions to the field of Information Centric Networking and properly cite related work in this field.
Papers should be submitted in two separate .doc files (preferred) or .pdf files: 1) Main Document (including paper title, abstract, key words, and full text); 2) Title page (including paper title, author affiliation, acknowledgement and any other information related with the authors’ identification) through the Manuscript Central. Please register or login at, then go to the author center and follow the instructions there. Remember to select “Feature Topic: Blockchain for Internet of Things - September Issue, 2020” as your manuscript type when submitting; otherwise, it might be considered as a regular paper. Each submission must be accompanied by the following information:
● an abstract of about 150 words
● 3-8 keywords
● original photographs with high-resolution (300 dpi or greater); eps. or tif. format is preferred
● sequentially numbered references. The basic reference format is: author name, "article name", issue name(italic), vol, no., page, month, year. for example: Y.M Huang, "pervateture in wireless hetergeneous..",IEEE Journal on Selected Areas, vol.27, no. 5, pp 34-50, May, 2009.
● brief biographies of authors (50-75 words)
● contact information, including email and mailing addresses
Please note that each submission will normally be approximately 4500 words, with no more than 20 mathematical formulas, accomplished by up to 10 figures and/or tables.

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