Green Blockchain Technology for Sustainable Smart Cities

Green Blockchain Technology for Sustainable Smart Cities

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Saravanan Krishnan, Raghvendra Kumar, Valentina Emila Balas
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323954075

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Green Blockchain Technology for Sustainable Smart Cities presents a detailed exploration of adaptation and implementation of green blockchain technology for sustainable and eco-friendly smart city applications. This edited book covers all aspects of the topic and explores smart cities ecosystem applications of blockchain technology. Green blockchain technology contributes to the smart city ecosystem in many ways, including improved carbon emission trading, facilitated clean energy trading, enhanced climate finance flows, and better tracking and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Green logistics, green supply chain, green finance, green environment, green energy, and green coin are some of the examples in which blockchain use cases and solutions are already in place. With the help of 21st century technologies such as cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and blockchain, smart cities can prevent waste, improve the natural ecosystem, and maximize the efficient utilization of resources in smart cities. Novel architectural and business blockchain use case solutions in smart city implementation are at the core of this book. This book will be beneficial for all researchers, engineers, graduate students, smart city practitioners, and city administrators who are engaged in green blockchain and smart cities-related technologies.

Key Features

  • A wide variety of topics offers readers multiple perspectives from a variety of disciplines
  • Written by an internationally diverse group of experts in their respective fields
  • Includes a section on use cases as well as current challenges and future directions


Researchers, engineers, graduate students, smart city practitioners, city administrators who are engaged in green blockchain and smart cities related technologies

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 - Green engineering using blockchain
    1. Green Blockchain for smart cities – Introduction
    2. Blockchain as a Service for green smart cities
    3. Applications & Architectures for Green smart city

    Part 2- Sustainable Green cities using blockchain
    4. Sustainable urban growth using Blockchain
    5. Improving citizen life style in Green smart city
    6. Blockchain Impact of urban environment and climate change
    7. Sustainable green engineering using blockchain network
    8. Role of Green engineers in Sustainable urban growth
    9. Eco friendly blockchain for smart cities

    Part 3 - Green blockchain Applications
    10. Green governance using blockchain for Smart cities
    11. Green IoT using blockchain
    12. Smart supply chain management using green blockchain
    13. Blockchain based Green energy for smart cities
    14. Smart city environment monitoring using blockchain
    15. Green coin, finance and banking using blockchain

    Part 4 - Green blockchain Use Cases, Challenges & Future directions
    16. Blockchain business use cases for green smart city
    17. Challenges & Issues in green smart city Implementation
    18. Future of sustainable green smart cities

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323954075

About the Editors

Saravanan Krishnan

Saravanan Krishnan
Dr. Saravanan Krishnan is working as a senior assistant professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Anna University, Regional Campus, Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu. He has done M.E in Software Engineering and Ph.D in Computer Science engineering. His research interests include Cloud Computing, Software Engineering, Internet of Things, and Smart Cities. He has published research papers in 14 international conferences and 27 international journals. He has also written 9 book chapters and five books with international publishers. He has done consultancy work for Municipal Corporation and Smart City schemes. He is an active researcher and academician as well as a reviewer for many reputed journals at Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Anna University Regional Campus in Chennai, Tirunelveli, India

Raghvendra Kumar

Raghvendra Kumar
Dr. Raghvendra Kumar is working as Associate Professor in Computer Science and Engineering Department at GIET University, India. He received B. Tech, M.Tech and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, India, and Postdoc Fellow from Institute of Information Technology, Virtual Reality and Multimedia, Vietnam. He has published a number of research papers in international journal and conferences. He also published 13 chapters in edited book published by IGI Global, Springer and Elsevier. His researches areas are Computer Networks, Data Mining, Cloud Computing and Secure Multiparty Computations, Theory of Computer Science and Design of Algorithms. He authored and edited 23 computer science books in field of IoT, Data Mining, and Biomedical Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, GIET University, Gunupur, Odisha, India

Valentina Emila Balas

Valentina E. Balas is Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania. She holds a Ph.D. Cum Laude, in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is author of more than 350 research papers. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, Smart Sensors, Information Fusion, Modeling and Simulation. She is the Editor-in Chief to IJAIP and IJCSysE journals in Inderscience, member in Editorial Board of several national and international journals and evaluator expert for national, international projects and PhD Thesis. Dr. Balas is the director of Intelligent Systems Research Centre and Director of the Department of International Relations, Programs and Projects in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad. She is recipient of the "Tudor Tanasescu" Prize from the Romanian Academy for contributions in the field of soft computing methods (2019).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania

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