Cyber security, 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 block chain technology with broadly diverse applications that promise to better meet business and individual needs. Block chain as a promising infrastructural technology seems to have the potential to be leveraged in different aspects of cyber security, trust, and privacy. Block chain 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 block chain will point out that the cyber security (and its derivatives) could be revitalized if it is supported with block chain technology. There are also big tech players such as IBM and Mozilla that are heavily investing in promoting decentralized cyber infrastructure. 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:

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

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


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


For any enquirers 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-
  • Dr. Ali Dehghantanha, School of Computer Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. (
  • Dr. Reza M. Parizi, Kennesaw State University,1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA. (