Special Session 4

Special session on : “ Emerging trend on Blockchain and its application, issues, and challenges ”


The emergence and popularity of Blockchain techniques will significantly change the way of digital system operation and management in the field of Information Technology and Communication. It is focusing on how to address the implementation challenges, make the best use of the opportunities and benefit from the innovation and disruption that this technology, fetch older records in finance, tech, venture capital, exhibit a variety of complicated problems and new requirements, which brings more open issues and challenges for research communities. It intended to bring speakers and participants together on a platform to discuss the existing challenges and future prospects of Blockchain Technology.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Blockchain evolution and its theories
  • Blockchain schemes for decentralization
  • Distributed consensus and fault tolerance mechanisms of Blockchain
  • Lightweight protocols and algorithms based on Blockchain
  • Security, privacy and trust of Blockchain and decentralized schemes
  • Blockchain Smart contract and distributed ledger
  • Optimization of Performance of Blockchain and decentralized schemes
  • Blockchain’s Bitcoin security
  • Applications with and using Blockchain technique
  • Blockchain-based lightweight data structures for IoT data
  • Blockchain-based IoT security solutions
  • Blockchain in edge and cloud computing
  • IoT in Blockchain
  • Blockchain in 5G
  • Blockchain in social networking
  • Blockchain in crowdsourcing and crowdsensing
  • Blockchain and trust management
  • Blockchain in cyber-physical systems
  • Attacks on Blockchain based systems
  • Many more.

Special Session Chair(S)

Dr. Rajan Patel

Associate Professor-CE
Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering, Visnagar Email: rgpce21@gmail.com

Dr. Nimisha Patel

Associate Professor-CE & Head, CE/IT, Den FCS
Sankalchand Patel College of Engineering, Visnagar

Prof.(Dr.) Hiren B. Patel

Professor & Head-CE dept.
LDRP Inst. of Technology,
Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyalaya, Gandhinagar

Special Session 4 Timelines

Submission Deadline 20th December 2018
Decision Notification 2nd January 2019
Registration and CRC 9th January 2019

Publication Of Proceedings

All SmartCom 2019 presented papers will be published in conference proceedings by Springer Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies (SIST). Series: http://www.springer.com/series/8767 Springer Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies (SIST) Series.

The books of this series are submitted to EI-Compendex, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Springerlink **

All submissions should be made directly at the Session Chair(s) for Special Session 4 -- rgpce21@gmail.com OR The papers can also be directly submitted to the Conference