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Call for Papers IEICE Special Section 2021 : IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems - Special Section on Blockchain Systems and Applications -


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Submission Deadline May 20, 2021
Categories    blockchain theories and models   blockchain technologies   blockchain systems   blockchain and 5g networks

Call For Papers

― Call For PaperIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems - Special Section
on Blockchain Systems and Applications ―

Blockchain is a consensus-based distributed system, combined with technologies such as smart contract, cryptography, hashing, Merkle tree, etc. Together, they build a new generation of transactional applications that establish trust, accountability, provenance, and transparency at their core, while streamlining business processes and legal constraints in cross-organizational collaboration. There are still many issues that need to be addressed specifically in terms of scalability, security, privacy, efficiency, availability, and dependability which bring complicated challenges and many open issues for the research community. This special section, which is expected to be published in 2022.2 will provide a venue for world-class researchers to gather and share their research achievements, emerging ideas, and trends in the highly challenging research fields. This special section in IEICE Transaction will receive independent submissions as well as the extended papers from the following BlockchainSys 2020 workshop and three international conferences, focusing on the theme of this special section:
(1) BlockchainSys 2020 in December 2020 in Guangzhou, China (, (2) IEEE TrustCom 2020 in December 2020 in
Guangzhou, China (http://ieee-trus;
(3) SpaCCS 2020 in October 2020 in Nanjing, China
(; and
(4) WISA 2020 in September 2020, Guangzhou, China (

Part 1: Blockchain Theories and Models:
Security Model and Architecture, Security & Attack Surface, Security, Privacy and Trust Management, Distributed Consensus Protocols, Identity Management and Assent Tracking, Fault Tolerance Mechanism, Scalability and Optimization, Interoperability and Standardization, Benchmarking and Performance Analysis Strategies, Simulation, and Performance Evaluation
Part 2: Blockchain Technologies:
Distributed Ledger Technologies, Token Economy and Cryptocurrency, Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures, Smart Contracts and Chaincode, Secure Smart Contracts and Chaincode Trusted Execution of Smart Contracts, AI and Smart Contracts, Game Theory, Anonymity and Data Privacy, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Edge/Fog Computing
Part 3: Blockchain Systems:
Blockchain and IoT, Blockchain and Smart Home/City, Blockchain and Energy Systems, Blockchain and Healthcare, Blockchain and Industry 4.0, Blockchain and Supply Chain Management, Blockchain and Crowdsourcing, Blockchain and Cloud Computing, Blockchain and Mobile Systems, Blockchain and Social Networking, Blockchain and Governance/Policy/Regulation, Blockchain and Cyber-Physical Systems, Blockchain and Agriculture, Blockchain and Autonomous Vehicles, Blockchain and M2M Communication, Blockchain and 5G Networks.

2. Author Instructions
The length of the regular paper is limited to 8 pages, and 2 pages for letter. Please refer to the following link for the detailed information:
3. Submission
Please follow the steps for the submission:
(1). Submit through webpage “”. Please select “[Special-BC] Blockchain Systems and Applications” under “Journal/Section”. Do not select [Regular-ED].
(2). “Copyright Transfer and Page Charge Agreement” is required during the submission.

4. Submission Deadline: 2021.5.20 (Strict) 2021.3.10
5. Payment Notification: 2021.10
6. Payment Deadline: 2021.11.15
7. Notification
Acceptance or rejection of the submitted papers or letters will be notified to the authors before the middle of October 2021. Please note that if accepted, all authors, including authors of invited papers, will be requested to pay for the page charges covering the partial cost of publication. Authors should notice that the manuscript is held for publication until the payment is completed. For page charges, please visit

8. Contact
Kazumasa Omote
University of Tsukuba

9. Committees
Guest Editors-in-Chief: Guojun Wang (Guangzhou University, China),
Yizhi Ren (Hangzhou Dianzi University, China)

Guest Associate Editors-in-Chief: Kazumasa Omote (University of Tsukuba, Japan), Saqib Ali (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan)

Guest Associate Editors: Santoso Bagus (University of Electro-Communications, Japan), Arcangelo Castiglione (University of Salerno, Italy), Jiageng Chen (Central China Normal University, China), Yaokai Feng (Kyushu University, Japan), Shoichi
Hirose (Fukui University, Japan), Qun Jin (Waseda University, Japan), Georgios Kambourakis (University of the Aegean, Greece), Akinori Kawachi (Osaka University, Japan), Anfeng Liu (Central South University, China), Qin Liu (Hunan University,
China), Masahiro Mambo (Kanazawa University, Japan), Yutaka Miyake (KDDI Research, Inc., Japan), Tao Peng (Guangzhou University, China), Seong Han Shin (AIST, Japan), Yoshiaki Shiraishi (Kobe University, Japan), Chunhua Su (University of
Aizu, Japan), Licheng Wang (Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications, China), Tian Wang (Huaqiao University, China), Bebo White (SLAC Stanford University, USA), Toshihiro Yamauchi (Okayama University, Japan), Naoto Yanai (Osaka
University, Japan), Chung-Huang Yang (National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan), Deze Zeng (China University of Geosciences, China)

10. Others
(1) Upon acceptance for publication, all authors, including authors of invited papers, should pay the page charges covering the partial cost of publication around October 2021. If payment is not completed by 15 November 2021 your manuscript will be handled as rejection.
(2) At least one of the authors is required to be a member of IEICE. The submission will be rejected if the condition is not satisfied.
(3) Please refer to the link for the membership information.
(4) Open Access Publishing: Since January 2017, all papers of the IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems stored in
J-STAGE that include all papers published from January 2017 has been opened to all reader in the world through JSTAGE. Open Access Option for many transactions in IEICE will not be applied to papers in the January 2020 issue and following issues of the IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems. (Open Access Publishing will be continued after January 2020.). For details on Open Access Publishing and Open Access Options, please carefully refer to “The Information for Authors” ( Note that these rules may be changed without notice.

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