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BLOCKCHAIN 2019 : Blockchain for Cybersecurity and Privacy: Architectures, challenges and applications

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Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2019
Notification Due Oct 30, 2019
Final Version Due Nov 30, 2019
 

Call For Papers

SCOPE:
The blockchain is the best new tool of the decade. However, at the beginning of 2019, this subject is still experiencing a severe lack of understanding and awareness on the part of the general public. This is a problematic starting point for the full success of its evolution.

As a revolutionary technology, Blockchain provides a practical solution to enable a secure and decentralized public ledger that a huge plethora of exciting new technology applications in several areas, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems, Manufacturing, Supply-Chain, etc.

Blockchain technology has infiltrated all areas of our lives, from manufacturing to healthcare and beyond. Cybersecurity is an industry that has been significantly affected by this technology and maybe more so in the future.

Blockchain Technology is defined as a decentralized system of distributed registers that are used to record data transactions on multiple computers. The reason this technology has gained popularity is that you can put any digital asset or transaction in the blocking chain, the industry does not matter. Blockchain technology can be used to prevent any data breach, identity theft, cyber-attacks or criminal acts in transactions. This ensures that data remains private and secure.

The main goal of this project is to encourage both researchers and practitioners to share and exchange their experiences and recent studies between academia and industry. The overall objectives are:

To improve the awareness of readers about Blockchain technology application in cybersecurity.
To analyze and present the state-of-the-art of the Blockchain technology and cybersecurity and related technologies and methodologies.
To highlight and discuss the recent development and emerging trends Blockchain for Cybersecurity and Privacy.
To propose new models, practical solutions and technological advances related to Blockchain for Cybersecurity and Privacy.
To Discuss new Blockchain models, prototypes and protocols for Cybersecurity and Privacy.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES;
Authors are invited to submit their full chapter by August 20 (extended Firm), 2019.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=blockchain190

Manuscripts submitted for the book must be original, must not be previously published or currently under review anywhere. The manuscript must be prepared with MS-Office (doc or docx). Kindly do not use any special formatting or macro for the submission version, doc or docx file. General guideline is: Use A4 page with 1 inch (or, 2.54 cm) margin on all sides, single column format, 1.5 line spacing with 11 point sized font, Times New Roman. An all-in-one PDF file may be submitted for the initial submission however, if the chapter is accepted, this formatting style must be followed and MS-Office file must be supplied. We will deliver camera-ready chapters of the book to the publisher. The author’s guide and template can be found here.

LIST OF TOPICS:
Theory of Blockchain in Cybersecurity
Blockchain-based security tools, techniques and procedures for Industrial Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems
Blockchain for securing cyber infrastructure and Internet of Things networks
Blockchain-based security solutions of critical infrastructures
Blockchain-based authentication, authorization, and accounting mechanisms
Applications of blockchain technologies in digital forensic and threat hunting
Forensics readiness of blockchain technologies
Security and privacy aspects of blockchain technologies
Applications of blockchain technologies in computer & hardware security
Blockchain-based threat intelligence and threat analytics techniques
Formal specification of trust behaviors and patterns
Blockchain-based open-source tools
Forensics readiness of blockchain technologies
Security and privacy aspects of blockchain technologies
Vulnerabilities of smart contracts

EDITORS:
Yassine Maleh, IEEE Senior Member, ANP, Morocco
Mohammad Shojaafar, IEEE Senior Member, Ryerson University, Canada
Mamoun Alazab, IEEE Senior Member, Australian National University, Australia
Imed Romdhani, Edinburgh Napier University , UK

Editorial Advisory Board and Reviewers:
Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Austria
Patrick Siarry, Universit de Paris 12, France
Aswani Kumar Cherukuri, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Xuping Huang, Meiji University, Japan
Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
K.P. Chow, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Alberto Cano, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Tzung-Pei Hong, National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Yudi Prayudi, Center for Digital Forensics Studies, Indonesia
Farrokh Aminifar, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Wei Cai, University of California, Irvine, USA
Antonio J. Jara, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Rafigul Islam, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Kevin Curran, Ulster University, UK
Shareeful Islam, University of East London, UK
Chang-Tsun Li, University of Warwick, UK
Rajgopal Kannan, Louisiana State University, Las Angeles, USA
Imed Romdhani, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Lo'ai A. Tawalbeh, Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Nilesh Uke, Pimpri Chinchwad College Of Engineering, India
Homero Toral Cruz, Univeersity of Quintana Roo, México
Mohamed Amine Ferrag, Guelma University, Algeria
Hossain Shahriar, Kennesaw State University, USA
Fanxin Kong, University of Pennsylvania, USA

PUBLICATION:
CRC Press, Florida, USA, is a premier global publisher of science, technology, and medical resources. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.crcpress.com CRC Taylor & Francis takes pride in having publications indexed by major indices worldwide. So long as they meet the required criteria, all CRC publications are submitted for indexing to indices Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index and SCOPUS.

CONTACT:
For questions regarding the book, please contact:

Dr. Yassine Maleh: yassine.maleh@ieee.org

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