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Impact Score 1.65


Special Issue Information

Submission Deadline: 31-07-2021
Journal Impact Score: 1.65
Journal Name: Distributed and Parallel Databases
Publisher: Distributed and Parallel Databases
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.springer.com/journal/10619

Special Issue Call for Papers

Blockchain, the unique technology powering Bitcoin, is flourishing into a wide spectrum of academic initiatives, industry innovations, consortium alliances, and a manifold of emerging commercialization opportunities. The multidisciplinary nature of blockchain research spans diverse disciplines ranging from computer science and engineering to political science, law, social sciences, public policy, banking and finance, and journalism, to name a few. Broadly speaking, blockchain platforms rooted in democratization and decentralization are classified into two categories: permissionless and permissioned. While in a permissionless manifestation the network is public, and anyone can participate without a specific identity, the permissioned setting is constrained to a set of known entities that may not fully trust each other. These platforms focus on the unique features of blockchain such as scale, fault tolerance, accountability, integrity, transparency, immutability, and provenance to support an ever-increasing range of distributed applications.

This special issue aims to gather state-of-the-art research to advance the research and development frontier in the area of blockchain.

The list of topics includes, but are not, limited to the following:

Important dates

Paper submission: July 31, 2021 

Author Notification: October 15, 2022 

Revised Papers Submission: January 15, 2022 

Final Decision: March 15, 2022 

Guest Editors

Mohammad Sadoghi, University of California, Davis, USA 

Mohammad Javad Amiri, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Submission instructions

Before submitting a manuscript, authors must read the journal's Submission Guidelines, available here. 

The submitted manuscripts must be written in English and describe original research not published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Parallel submissions will not be accepted. All submitted papers, if relevant to the theme and objectives of the special issue, will go through a vigorous peer-review process. Submissions should (i) conform strictly to the Instructions for Authors available on the Journal website and (ii) be submitted through the Editorial Management system available at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/DAPD

When asked to select an article type, please select the type 'S.I. : Blockchain'.

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