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Special Section: New Advances in Blockchain-Based Wireless Networks
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of New Advances in Blockchain-Based Wireless Networks.Blockchain, as a game changer for ultra-secured and efficient digital society, has been gaining ever-increasing attention far beyond its initial application in digital currencies. One of the most fascinating topics currently is how to characterize the privacy and security in blockchain-based wireless networks. On the one hand, modern wireless communication systems are suffering from a wide range of security threats. On the other hand, traditional security operations such as encryption and protocol design are becoming increasingly incompetent for guaranteed reliability and safety in contemporary wireless networks. Against this background, providing effective blockchain proposals for efficient and secure transactions in modern wireless networks emerges as a pressing research issue both in academia and industry.Although there have been some legacy algorithms and techniques which can prevent the disclosure of private information as well as the destruction of wireless links, such as AES encryption and beamforming in 5G networks, they may not be effective in a wide range of applications which are important to people in different specialty areas. As a matter of fact, venerability scanning has revealed a series of weaknesses in different layers of existing wireless networks. This motivates researchers in wireless security related areas to develop effective solutions to prevent the wireless systems from being hacked and/or damaged. From this point of view, our proposed Special Section will provide a valuable and timely platform for the exchange of the latest advances in this area.A tremendous effort has been devoted to protecting privacy and security in wireless networks. Apart from many cryptography and security protocols, there has been solid work on enforcing industry standards such as the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) and government policies (e.g., the IMT-2020 and 802.11) to grant individuals control over their own security operations. These techniques and policies aim to block the illegal disclosure of secured communication to a certain extent but may be incompetent for secured wireless transmissions at all times.This Special Section solicits high-quality contributions that focus on the design and development of novel algorithms, technologies, and tools to address the security and privacy issues towards blockchain-based wireless networks.The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:New network architectures for blockchain systemsPerformance evaluation in blockchain-based wireless networksNetwork management in blockchain-based wireless networksPrivacy-aware secured protocols for blockchain-based wireless networksPrivacy and security in physical, link and network layer transmission for blockchain-based wireless networksHeterogeneous cooperation techniques for blockchain-based wireless networksResource allocation and scheduling in blockchain-based wireless networksPhysical layer security in blockchain-based wireless networksCognitive and sensing techniques for blockchain-based wireless networksArtificial intelligence assisted techniques for blockchain-based wireless networksRouting techniques for blockchain-based wireless networksHybrid encryption techniques for blockchain-based wireless networksCross layer operations in blockchain-based wireless networksInformation theory and related signal processing techniques for blockchain theories, models and applicationsSmart contracts in wireless networksSemantic blockchain & knowledge-based blockchain in digital worldWe also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility and downloads of articles.
Period15 Jun 2020
Type of journalJournal
Degree of RecognitionInternational