SIG on Wireless Blockchain Networks

Scope and Objectives

Originally proposed as the backbone technology of Bitcoin cryptocurrency, blockchain has become a revolutionary decentralised data management framework that can transform the way in which we share information. In addition to its soaring popularity in the finance sector, blockchain has explosive growth of applications in other major industry sectors, including but not limited to, transportation, healthcare, energy and supply chain.

When combining blockchain with communication (especially wireless communication), one aspect is that how to use blockchain to facilitate the communication resource trading, sharing and optimization for 5G/6G especially for cognitive radio (i.e., blockchain for communication). Another equally or more important and fundamental aspect is how communication plays a role in blockchain and optimize blockchain performance (i.e., communication for blockchain), since essentially blockchain is a peer-to-peer network that relies on frequent communications within the consensus network. To guide the deployment and application of blockchain in the wireless environments, a framework that presents the communication procedure and roles in the wireless blockchain networks (WBN), and how blockchain can enable communication especially in cognitive radio are worth to be investigated.

The proposed SIG falls under a broad category of communication and cybersecurity, and their transformation and development which itself a very hot topic for research these years. The group will bridge the relationship between communication and blockchain from concept, fundamental research to applications thus provides a platform to beginners, experienced researchers and scientists can understand the extensive theoretical design and architecture development and applications of WBN.

Chair

Lei Zhang, University of Glasgow, UK

Vice-chair

Salil Kanhere, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Bin Cao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Zehui Xiong, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore

Senior Advisors

Yue Gao, University of Surrey, UK
Chonggang Wang, Interdigital, US
Tony Q. S. Quek, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Mugen Peng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Founding Members

Lei Zhang, University of Glasgow, UK
Yue Gao, University of Surrey, UK
Salil Kanhere, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Bin Cao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Jaafar M. H. Elmirghani, University of Leads, UK
Hamed Ahmadi, University of York, UK
Alexander Okon, University of Canberra, Australia
Mugen Peng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Choo Raymond, University of Texas at San Antonio
Shengli Zhang, Shenzhen University, China
Xavier Bellekens, University of Strathclyde, UK
Kumudu Munasinghe, University of Canberra, Australia
Mohamed Ben Farah, University of Strathclyde, UK
Thakur, Subhasis, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Nima Afraz, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Oluwakayode Onireti, University of Glasgow, UK
Yue Cao, WuHan University, China
Yao Sun, University of Glasgow, UK
Zhengguo Sheng, University of Sussex, UK
Paulo Valente Klaine, University of Glasgow, UK
Zehui Xiong, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Dusit Niyato, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jun Zhao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yang Zhang, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Huawei Huang, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
Jiawen Kang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Wei Cai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China
Kun Zhu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Yuan Wu, University of Macau, China
Jiangtian Nie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yuan Liu, Northeastern University, China
Hong-Ning Dai, Macau University of Science and Technology, China
Xintong Ling, Southeast University, China
Qin Hu, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Zhenni Li, Guangdong University of Technology, China
Ali Dorri, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Dedeoglu Volkan, CSIRO Data61, Australia
Sidra Malik, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Hao Xu, University of Glasgow, UK

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