Special Issue "Advances in Multidisciplinary Exploration for Symmetric Key Cryptography and Blockchain Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 14181
Interests: cryptography; cryptanalysis; blockchain technology; elements of information and coding theory
Interests: blockchain; authentication mechanism; m-commerce; e-commerce; digital signature; radio frequency identification (RFID); wireless sensor network; vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET); ad hoc networks; home network; medical safety service and digital right management security issues
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Special Issue in Symmetry: Symmetric and Asymmetric Encryption in Blockchain II
Cryptographic and blockchain techniques have been recognized as of top importance for security, privacy, and a large number of applications within cyberspace. Widespread employment of cryptographic and blockchain techniques has raised challenges regarding the development of the advanced ones that provide high security and reduce overheads. Accordingly, we require lightweight cryptographic techniques with provable security, and efficient and secure blockchain techniques. In particular, we look toward the following: (i) employment of information theory and coding results for the development of advanced symmetric key cryptographic primitives; (ii) advanced mathematical methods and concepts for developing advanced blockchain consensus protocols that are not based on heavy energy consumption.
We welcome submissions of article and review papers on the following topics: symmetric key encryption, symmetric key authentication, security evaluation of symmetric key cryptographic primitives, information theory and coding for design and analysis of cryptographic techniques, blockchain techniques, blockchain consensus protocols, blockchain for integrity and authenticity control, blockchain and artificial intelligence and vice versa, and advanced blockchain application paradigms. Articles on other relevant topics, including methodological and cross-disciplinary approaches, are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Miodrag J. Mihaljevic
Prof. Dr. Chin-Ling Chen
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- cryptographic primitives
- security evaluation
- blockchain techniques
- blockchain consensus protocols
- information theory
- artificial intelligence
- application paradigms