[AISWorld] [Mycolleagues] Call for Book Chapters "Essential of Blockchain Technology", CRC Press/Taylor&Francis

Kuan-Ching Li kuancli at pu.edu.tw
Sat Sep 15 04:45:04 EDT 2018


Apologies if multiple copies of this call are received

** Due to requests, the proposal submission due date is extended to 9/23 **

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Call for Book Chapters
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** Essentials of Blockchain Technology **
(Chapman & Hall/ CRC Big Data Series)
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA

Web:
https://sites.google.com/site/1819blockchain
https://www.crcpress.com/go/call_for_chapters_Essentials_of_Blockchain_Technology


Important Dates
*** Proposal Submission
(extended)
:
Sept
23
,
 2018
***
- Proposal (Acceptance/Rejection): September
3
0, 2018
- Sample Chapter (Acceptance/Rejection): November 10, 2018
- Complete Chapter Submission (to editors):  Jan 10, 2019
- Submission of Chapters (to publisher): Jan 20, 2019
- Publication Time: Q3/2019 (estimated)


All types of transactions such as purchase orders, payments, account
tracking and delivery tracking may take place every single second. The
business goal is to ensure the smooth completion of end-to-end
transactions and reduce vulnerabilities. More and more people are
looking at a new technology - Blockchain. A blockchain – originally
blockchain – is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks,
which are linked and secured using cryptography. Each block contains
typically a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp
and transaction data. By design, blockchains are inherently resistant
to modification of the data.

A blockchain is an open, distributed ledger that can record
transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and
permanent way. As a promising technique to achieve decentralized
consensus, Blockchain helps achieve benefits critical to enterprises
and create extraordinary opportunities for businesses to come together
in new ways. Particularly in finance, it has been successfully applied
to digital cryptocurrencies and Blockchain-based systems have received
significant attention in both academia and industry.
Book co-editors intend to invite experts and successful case
participating members to contribute discussions on topics related to
performance, benchmarking, durability, robustness, as well data
gathering and management, algorithms, analytics techniques for
transactions processing and implementation of applications.

* Topics
Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Theories of blockchain and its evolution
- Applications with blockchain technique
- Protocols and algorithms based on blockchain
- Smart contract and distributed ledger
- Blockchain and Bitcoin security
- Distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanisms
- Blockchain schemes for decentralization
- Security, privacy and trust management, and performance optimization
of blockchain and decentralized schemes
- Attacks on blockchain based systems
- Blockchain-based lightweight data structures for IoT data
- Blockchain-based IoT security solutions
- Blockchain in CPS, social networking, crowdsourcing, crowdsensing,
5G, edge and cloud computing
- Lightweight clients and simple payment verification in Bitcoin


* Proposal submission
A proposal for a book chapter is needed from prospective authors
before the proposal *submission due date*, describing the objective,
scope, and structure of the proposed chapter (no more than 5 pages).
With the chapter proposal, please also submit a brief biography of
each author. Acceptance of chapter proposals will be communicated to
lead chapter authors after a formal double-blind review process, to
ensure relevance, quality, and originality. The submission of chapter
proposals should be sent directly via email to editors.


* Book Editors
Kuan-Ching Li, Providence University, Taiwan, kuancli at gm.pu.edu.tw
Xiaofeng Chen, Xidian University, China, xfchen at xidian.edu.cn
Hai Jiang, Arkansas State University, USA, hjiang at astate.edu
Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA, bertino at purdue.edu


* Additional Information
Inquiries and chapter proposal submissions can be forwarded
electronically by email, to: Kuan-Ching Li (email:
kuancli at gm.pu.edu.tw), Xiaofeng Chen (email: xfchen at xidian.edu.cn),
and Hai Jiang (email: hjiang at astate.edu) .
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