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Blockchain and Smart Cities Special Issue

Editorial Board
Special Issue Editors:
  • Aqeel Khalique (Jamia Hamdard)
  • Gautami Tripathi (Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi)+ BioGautami Tripathi is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. She is inspired to strive for success in the three major areas of academe: teaching, research and service. Her current research interests lies in the area of Internet of Things, Blockchain, Big data, Data Science and Sustainable development. Apart from the teaching duties, she is also involved in various research activities and important Departmental Committees. She embraces any opportunity for personal and professional development, have enrolled in, and completed several online courses to constantly update her knowledge and keep pace with the technological developments. She has successfully completed the Microsoft and Google certifications and is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator and Google Educator (Level 1). She is on the editorial board of many reputed journals. She is also the reviewer for many reputed journals and the member of the organising committee for several conferences and workshops.
  • Dr. Imran Hussain ()
Aims & Scope
Smart cities focuses on enhancing the the quality and performance of servicesby using ICT for maximising the operational efficiencies and introducing the sustainabledevelopment approaches. The concept of Smart cities have great potential to transformthe various city processes and services like transportation, healthcare, energy, education,rescue services, waste management, security, payment services etc. Considering theexisting offerings and application domains of blockchain technology it is expected to bethe key enabling technology for revolutionising the existing concept of smart cities. Thecharacteristics of blockchain technology like decentralisation, immutability andverifiability have the potential to bring transformational changes in the smart cityconcept. The integration of blockchain with smart city concept will allow to enhance thesecurity aspects and quality of service by proving a transparent system for allstakeholders. This special issue aims to bring together cutting-edge research fromacademia and industry to explore the applications of blockchain technology in the smartcity domain.
Keywords
Manuscript submission deadline:
2020-02-21
Notification of acceptance:
2020-03-23
Submission of final revised paper:
2020-05-22
Publication of special issue (tentative):
2020-06-12

Publication:
Smart Cities
Submission Closed