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Handbook of Research on Blockchain Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128198162, 9780128204153

Handbook of Research on Blockchain Technology

1st Edition

Editors: Saravanan Krishnan Valentina Balas Julie Golden Y. Robinson S. Balaji Raghvendra Kumar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128198162
eBook ISBN: 9780128204153
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th February 2020
Page Count: 476
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Handbook of Research on Blockchain Technology presents the latest information on the adaptation and implementation of Blockchain technologies in real world business, scientific, healthcare and biomedical applications. The book's editors present the rapid advancements in existing business models by applying Blockchain techniques. Novel architectural solutions in the deployment of Blockchain comprise the core aspects of this book. Several use cases with IoT, biomedical engineering, and smart cities are also incorporated. As Blockchain is a relatively new technology that exploits decentralized networks and is used in many sectors for reliable, cost-effective and rapid business transactions, this book is a welcomed addition on existing knowledge.

Financial services, retail, insurance, logistics, supply chain, public sectors and biomedical industries are now investing in Blockchain research and technologies for their business growth. Blockchain prevents double spending in financial transactions without the need of a trusted authority or central server. It is a decentralized ledger platform that facilitates verifiable transactions between parties in a secure and smart way.

Key Features

  • Presents the evolution of blockchain, from fundamental theories, to present forms
  • Explains the concepts of blockchain related to cloud/edge computing, smart healthcare, smart cities and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Provides complete coverage of the various tools, platforms and techniques used in blockchain
  • Explores smart contract tools and consensus algorithms
  • Covers a variety of applications with real world case studies in areas such as biomedical engineering, supply chain management, and tracking of goods and delivery


Computer/data scientists, biomedical engineers, researchers and software engineers in the areas of data analytics, neural networks, cloud, edge, IoT and smart computing

Table of Contents

1. Ethical Considerations and Issues of Blockchain Technology-Based Systems in War Zones: A Case Study Approach
2. Blockchain-Based Framework for Data Storage in Peer-to-Peer Scheme Using Interplanetary File System
3. Integration of Blockchain and Internet of Things
4. A Deep Dive Into Security and Privacy Issues of Blockchain Technologies
5. Blockchain Implementation for Internet of Things Applications
6. Blockchain Implementation Using Smart Grid-Based Smart City
7. Cloud-Based Blockchaining for Enhanced Security
8. Blockchain Integration With Low-Power Internet of Things Devices
9. Applications of Blockchain Technology
10. Blockchain-Powered Smart Healthcare System
11. Internet of Things and Blockchain: Integration, Need, Challenges, Applications, and Future Scope
12. Blockchain and Internet of Things: An Overview
13. Cryptocurrency Mechanisms for Blockchains: Models, Characteristics, Challenges, and Applications
14. Overview of Blockchain Technology Concepts
15. Scalability in Blockchain: Challenges and Solutions
16. A Vital Role of Blockchain Technology Toward Internet of Vehicles
17. Need to Know About Combined Technologies of Blockchain and Machine Learning


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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 interest includes Cloud Computing, Software Engineering, Internet of Things, 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 works for Municipal Corporation and Smart City schemes. He is an active researcher and academician as well as a reviewer for many reputed journals in Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Valentina Balas

Valentina 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

Full Professor, Department of Automatics and Applied Software, Faculty of Engineering, "Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad, Arad, Romania

Julie Golden

Julie Golden

E.Golden Julie is currently working as a Senior Assistant Professor in the department of computer science and Engineering, Anna university, Regional campus, Tirunelveli. She has received Ph.D degree in Information and Communication Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in the year 2017. She has more than 13 years of experience in teaching and has published more than 35 papers in various International Journals and presented more than 20 papers in both national and International Conferences. She has written 10 book chapters by Springer, IGI global Publication. Her research area includes Wireless Sensor Ad-hoc Networks, Soft computing, block chain, fuzzy logic, neural network, soft computing techniques, clustering and IoT. She is also an active life time member in Indian Society of Technical Education.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of CSE, Regional campus, Anna University, Tirunelveli, India

Y. Robinson

Y. Robinson

Dr. Y. Harold Robinson is currently working in the School of Information Technology and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore. He has received Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in the year 2016. He is having more than 15 years of experience in teaching. He has published more than 100 papers in various International Journals and presented more than 45 papers in both national and International Conferences. He is acting as an editor for many research books. His research area includes Wireless Sensor Networks, Ad-hoc Networks ,Soft computing, blockchain, IoT and Image Processing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Informaiton Technology and Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India

S. Balaji

Dr. Balaji S., Professor & Head, Department Of Computer Science And Engineering, Francis Xavier Engineering College, Tirunelveli, India

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Francis Xavier Engineering College, Tirunelveli, India

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 serves as Series Editor Internet of Everything (IOE): Security and Privacy Paradigm, Green Engineering and Technology: Concepts and Applications, publishes by CRC press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, and Bio-Medical Engineering: Techniques and Applications, Publishes by Apple Academic Press, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA. He also serves as acquisition editor for Computer Science by Apple Academic Press, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA. He has published number of research papers in international journal (SCI/SCIE/ESCI/Scopus) and conferences including IEEE and Springer as well as serve as organizing chair (RICE-2019, 2020), volume Editor (RICE-2018), Keynote speaker, session chair, Co-chair, publicity chair, publication chair, advisory board, Technical program Committee members in many international and national conferences and serve as guest editors in many special issues from reputed journals (Indexed By: Scopus, ESCI, SCI). 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 Internet of Things, Data Mining, Biomedical Engineering, Big Data, Robotics, and IGI Global Publication, USA, IOS Press Netherland, Springer, Elsevier, CRC Press, USA. He is Managing Editor in International Journal of Machine Learning and Networked Collaborative Engineering (IJMLNCE) ISSN 2581-3242.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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