Cybersecurity, trust and privacy (CTP) are pressing needs of governments, businesses, and individuals that are getting utmost priority for enforcement and improvement in almost any societies around the globe. Rapid advances, on the other hand, are being made in emerging blockchain technology with broadly diverse applications that promise to better meet business and individual needs. Blockchain as a promising infrastructural technology seems to have the potential to be leveraged in different aspects of cyber security, trust, and privacy. Blockchain characteristics such as decentralization, verifiability and immutability may revolve current cyber security mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, reliability and integrity of data. Almost any article on blockchain will point out that the cybersecurity (and its derivatives) could be revitalized if it is supported with blockchain technology. There are also big tech players such as IBM and Mozilla that are heavily investing in promoting decentralized cyberinfrastructure. Yet, little is known about factors related to decisions to adopt this technology and how it can systemically be put into use to remedy current CTP’s issues in the digital world.

In order to advance the body of practical and theoretical knowledge, this book will focus on cutting-edge research from both academia and industry, with a particular emphasis on engineering novel open-source software, applications, and industrial-strength tools and so forth to perceive CTP in a clearer context and pave the way for the future.

Specifically, this book welcomes two categories of papers: (1) invited articles from qualified experts; and (2) contributed papers from open call with list of addressed topics. Topics of interest include but not limited to:

  • Blockchain-based authentication, authorization and accounting mechanisms
  • Applications of blockchain technologies in digital forensic and threat hunting
  • Blockchain-based threat intelligence and threat analytics techniques
  • Formal specification of smart contracts
  • Automated tools for outsmarting smart contracts
  • Cyber dispute resolution innovations
  • Blockchain based open-source threat detection tools
  • Forensics readiness of blockchain technologies
  • Security and privacy aspects of blockchain technologies
  • Vulnerabilities of smart contracts
  • Blockchain for privacy in the Web
  • Theory of blockchain in CTP
  • Blockchain for securing cyber infrastructure and internet of things networks
  • Blockchain-based security tools, techniques and procedures for industrial internet of things and industry 4.0
  • Blockchain-based cybersecurity education systems
  • Software engineering guidelines for blockchain-based cybersecurity

Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: 1 March 2019
  • Authors’ notification: April 2019 (or two months after submission)
  • Revisions due: 31 Jul 2018
  • Camera ready version due: May 2019
  • Tentative publication date: Q4 2019

Submission:

All accepted papers will be published as contributed chapters to a book titled "Blockchain Cybersecurity, Trust, and Privacy". Please carefully format your manuscript in accordance with Springer Book Manuscript Guideline. To Submit your paper please CLICK HERE..!

Editors

For any enquires regarding your submission or suitability of your paper, please feel free to contact book editors:

  • Dr. Kim Kwang Raymond Choo, University of Texas at San Antonio (raymond.choo -at- utsa.edu)
  • Dr. Ali Dehghantanha, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. (a.dehghan-at-uoguelph.ca)
  • Dr. Reza M. Parizi, Kennesaw State University,1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA. (rparizi1-at-kennesaw.edu)