Special Issue: Blockchain as a Services: Architecture, Networking and Applications

Theme and Scope

Blockchain is a decentralized technology that makes it hard to hack the platform or modify the information stored, making it safe and unchangeable. Furthermore, BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) is built upon the SaaS (software as a Service) model, enabling clients to construct, deploy, and run their blockchain applications and similar approaches on the blockchain using cloud-based solutions. The primary goal of BaaS is to allow applications to run without requiring the establishment of a blockchain-based infrastructure. In addition to that, BaaS supports consumers in establishing faster applications, minimal maintenance, and quicker deployment of Blockchain technologies. Furthermore, by choosing the suitable blockchain as a Service provider, businesses may have exposure to blockchain developers, procedures, regulation, and the entire cloud platform for design and deployment, everything without incurring any start-up or administrative expenses. Similarly, a reliable BaaS provider for the organization is a valuable source of pragmatic knowledge and understanding that can be exploited to improve the network's system security. Similarly, a competent Blockchain as a Service in an organization is usually a great source of technical insight that could aid organizations in improving their network security. It considerably reduces the amount of hazards that would otherwise have to be dealt with if the application was developed in house.

In summary, the fundamental objective is to offer easy-to-use infrastructure-less, addressing the needs whenever required and providing immediate, portable information as wisdom coverage when needed. This issue aims to associate all the investigations related to architecture design, theories and algorithms, Scalability and fault tolerance mechanisms, performance analysis and optimization. Learning-based analysis, Edge/cloud intelligence, and blockchain-based industrial application are highly interested in describing original and unpublished work addressing blockchain as a Service, Architecture, Networking and Applications.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel theoretical concepts and applications of blockchain as a Service
  • Testbeds, simulation techniques, frameworks, and debugging tools related to Blockchain as a Service
  • Risk assessment and Vulnerability analysis in Blockchain as a Service
  • Process Automation and end to end blockchain integrated with blockchain as a Service
  • Smart contract and distributed ledger for Blockchain as a Service
  • Scalability and fault tolerance mechanisms for Blockchain as a Service
  • Learning-based analysis, design and optimization of BaaS
  • Edge/cloud computing and intelligence for BaaS
  • BaaS based industrial application services
  • Real-time data storage and distributed systems for Blockchain as a Service


Instructions for Manuscripts

Each paper, written in English, the maximum words number in each paper should be below 8,000 words, including references and illustrations. More information can be found at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/. Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/internet-tech. When submitting papers, authors should specify that the manuscript is for Special Issue on “Blockchain as a Services: Architecture, Networking and Applications”. The manuscript template can be found at https://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/about/submissions#authorGuideline.


Tentative Dates

Submission Deadline: 25th October, 2022

Authors First Notification: 20th February, 2023

Revised Version Submission: 15th April, 2023

Final Decision Notification: 27th July, 2023

Tentative Publication: December 2023

Guest Editors:

Dr. Chi Lin

School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, China

E-mail: clindut@ieee.org


Dr. Chang Wu Yu

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

E-mail: cwyu@chu.edu.tw


Dr. Ning Wang

Computer Science & Research, Rowan University, USA

E-mail: wangn@rowan.edu