Special Issue "Blockchain Data Analytics: Methodologies and Applications"

A special issue of Computers (ISSN 2073-431X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Laura Ricci
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Guest Editor
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: blockchain; distributed systems; social networks
Dr. Damiano Di Francesco Maesa
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Interests: distributed ledger technology; blockchain; smart contracts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the proliferation of blockchain technologies and applications, the complexity and the volume of data stored on these distributed ledgers are currently increasing.

The analysis of huge amounts of data collected from blockchain is currently an active research area. This Special Issue calls for papers focused on emerging research challenges in blockchain data analytics.

Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to the following:

  • Graph representation of blockchain transactions
  • Blockchain data analysis
  • Blockchain and big data
  • Temporal analysis of blockchain systems evolution
  • Cryptocurrencies price trend prediction, correlation analysis, and market sentiment detection
  • Application of graph analysis to transaction graphs
  • Smart contract analysis and classification 
  • Illicit activities (e.g., scam and ransomware) detection and tracking
  • Deanonymization techniques
  • Tokens and other crypto assets classification
  • Analysis of blockchain users/entities influence and behavior
  • Study of external sources (e.g., social media) influence on blockchain events
  • Blockchain data visualization
  • AI-based blockchain analysis
  • Non-blockchain-based DLTs analytics
  • P2P communication network analysis and modeling

Dr. Laura Ricci
Dr. Damiano Di Francesco Maesa
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Distributed systems
  • Social network analysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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