About this Research Topic
Blockchain implementations are observed in a number of contexts in recent years such as in developing novel consensus mechanisms, redefining incentives and smart contracts, access management, authentication, and network configuration. Further, due to its elimination of an intermediary, blockchain has gained popularity for enabling smart innovative business.
Industries are rapidly realigning their infrastructures to adopt the popular distributed ledger mechanism with evidence observed over versatile use cases such as those observed in healthcare, energy, transport, education, insurance, security, and agriculture to name a few.
To explore more advanced and cutting edge research in the rapid widespread adoption of blockchain technologies in smart business, the aim is to provide a platform for researchers, academicians, and industries to discuss and share their perspectives about the adoption of blockchain technology for redefining business, the anticipated challenges and potential mitigation measures all leading towards incorporating smart businesses.
An opportunity to bring together practitioners from different domains to extensively present and discuss open challenges and potential future advancements in the field of Blockchain used in smart business depicting the strengths in various industries.
The expected scope of this research topic includes application-level contributions, perspectives, conceptual design and futuristic opportunities covering diversified industrial domains, and an in-depth survey on mitigating present challenges around emissions resulting from mining.
The following themes will be within the scope of the proposed research topic which includes, but is not limited to, some of the ones mentioned below:
-Blockchain enabled technologies for smart business applications by integrating edge architectures, high computing environments, cloud storage, and federated learning.
-Blockchain driven quantum cryptosystems, robotic-assisted agriculture, smart grids, wireless transactions,5G data communications
-Blockchain empowered healthcare systems, sustainable and renewable energy flows and systems, smart governance in voting, land record management, public transportation , supply chains, pharmaceutical, etc.
-Novel consensus and incentive mechanisms and confidential encrypted smart contracts
-Energy-efficient mining and scalability of blockchains to support smart business
-Security, authentication and regulation governance with blockchains for smart business.
-Metaverse driven blockchain applications
Keywords: Smart business, Smart Contracts, Consensus Mechanisms, Blockchain Applications, Scalability
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