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Special Session on
“AI Driven Blockchain: An Emerging Trend for Computational Intelligence”

Aims and Scope:

AI and Blockchain are often recognized for opening the stage for the fourth industrial revolution. In the previous decade, both technologies have been revolutionary in their own right. On the other hand, the prospect of integrating these two technologies presents both fascinating opportunities and challenges, which is still in its early stages.

This special session aims to investigate the synergistic combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, as well as to identify disruptors, particularly in terms of the application potential of these two technologies, which are widely regarded as opening the way for the fourth industrial revolution. We want to disseminate the strategy how blockchain technology can help AI and how AI can help blockchain technology improve its capabilities. We hope that this special session would demonstrate the extent of using AI to augment blockchain technology, including consensus mechanism and smart contracts with advances in AI. Furthermore, we intend to showcase a new area of research at this special session: building decentralized applications powered by blockchain technology that act as autonomous agents. Another significant purpose of this special session is to provide cross-fertilization between domains that are already using or plan to employ AI in blockchain technologies. We will have a stronger focus on AI theory and practices related to blockchain technologies in this edition of the special session.

We hope this special session will inaugurate a fertile locus at the ICETCI-2022 to share recent research results and future works on AI with Blockchain. We also hope this session will inspire and generate benefits for the community of researchers in Computational Intelligence. Specifically, we will invite papers and short abstracts on novel approaches, applications, and work in progress research in the context of applying AI to blockchain technology as well as leveraging blockchain to advance AI.

Topics

The topics include but were not limited to:

  • Blockchain for data privacy and AI model integrity
  • Challenges of adopting blockchain technology to assist AI
  • AI-assisted smart contract generation for Blockchain
  • Anomaly detection in smart contracts using AI
  • AI for the analysis of smart contracts and data stored on the Blockchain
  • AI for decentralized application
  • AI-based consensus mechanisms for Blockchain
  • Federated and distributed learning using blockchain frameworks
  • Verifiable Computing in Federated Learning through blockchain
  • Effective Incentive Mechanisms in Federated Learning Systems with blockchain architecture

Paper Submission

Potential authors may submit their manuscripts for presentation consideration through ICETCI 2022 submission system electronically at https://edas.info/N29171 , following the conference guidelines. All submissions will go through peer review process. To submit your paper to this special session, you have to choose our special session title on the submission page.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2022
Paper acceptance notification date: May 15, 2022
Final paper submission and early registration deadline: May 31, 2022

Organizers:

Prof. Dharavath Ramesh, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad, Email:drramesh@iitism.ac.in

Prof. Dharavath Ramesh obtained Ph. D from Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad in 2015. His Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering with a specialization as Software Engineering is from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India in 2009. His Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering is from KITS, Warangal, India in 2004. He works and publishes widely in the areas of Blockchain & Distributed Computing, Distributed Databases, Cloud Databases, Modelling Big Data, Processing Big Data, Virtualization and Scheduling in Cloud Environment, Brain Computer Interaction, Community Detection in Social Networks, ML paradigms in Agriculture. He has published over a hundred technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has served in various capacities for journals and conferences. He has served on the program committees of various conferences including BDA, ICDCIT, ADCONS, RAIT, and ICDE. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM.

Rahul Mishra, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Dhanbad Email:rahul.18dr0107@iitism.ac.in

Rahul Mishrsa is a research associate at Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) (formerly known as Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, India. He received his B. Tech degree from Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hissar, India, in 2013 and M.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) (formerly known as Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad, India in 2016. He works and publishes widely in the areas of Cloud Computing issues and Security, Blockchain technology, and Big Data. He has published over many technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of the IEEE.