CLOSED TSC Special Issue on Blockchain-Based Services Computing

IEEE Transactions on Services Computing seeks submissions to an upcoming special issue by 31 Mar. 2019
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Submissions Due: 31 March 2019

Blockchain has become a hot research area in academia and industry. A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records of value transfer transactions maintained by a peer-to-peer network through a distributed consensus mechanism. Blockchain technology has promising characteristics regarding decentralization, persistency, anonymity and auditability that could greatly improve the cost-effectiveness of inter-organization business processes. Blockchain can be applied to many fields of services computing, e.g., big data, cloud computing, digital economy, intelligent contracts, Internet-of-Things, security, etc. Non-functional innovations in blockchain-based services computing is essential to improving the efficacy of blockchain. This special issue focuses on presenting novel approaches to integrating blockchain and services computing techniques as well as factual insights on what new challenges and requirements exist in doing so.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Blockchain-as-a-Service and blockchain services DevOps
  • Blockchain based industrial application services
  • Smart contract and distributed ledger for blockchain-based services
  • Theories and algorithms for blockchain-based services
  • Security, privacy and trust for blockchain-based services
  • Scalability and fault tolerance mechanisms for blockchain-based services
  • Design, optimization, and learning-based analysis of blockchain-based services
  • Edge/cloud intelligence for blockchain-based services


Important Dates:
Manuscript Submission Due: CLOSED
First Round Notification Due: CLOSED
Revised Submission Due: July 31, 2019
Final Decision Notification Due: August 31, 2019
Final Manuscript Submission Due: September 30, 2019


Guest Editors:
Prof. Zibin Zheng
Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Dr. Andreas Kind
IBM Research – Zurich

Prof. Peter Chen
Carnegie Mellon University, USA


Paper Submissions:
Please submit your full papers through IEEE TSC online system and select “SI on blockchain-based services computing” at Author guidelines are available at the IEEE TSC website: Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under review for publication elsewhere. Moreover, submitted papers should provide minimum 30% original technical contributions in comparison to previous conference publications