Call for Papers for Special Issue on Blockchain for Secure Intelligent Transportation Systems in SAE International Journal of Connected and Automated Vehicles

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Starts: 01-26-2023


Special Issue on Blockchain for Secure Intelligent Transportation Systems 

Digitalization is transforming every aspect of the business world. The success of the business relies on the ability to adopt customer needs and implement new technologies that increase the efficiency of operations. Transportation is the backbone of modern civilization, and it manipulates the logistics system business. As we move towards smart cities, every business is trying to adopt digital technologies to streamline operations and satisfy customers. Intelligent transportation systems are increasingly used by many logistics businesses to combat traffic problems and improve environmental protection. Its advanced data validation system provides intelligent route planning and navigation systems for taking optimistic routes and avoiding traffic jams. It aids in a safe driving system by connecting autonomous vehicles with alarms to alert drivers in case of vehicle breakdowns. Crowdsourcing sensors in transportation systems would provide real-time environmental data for predicting uncertain circumstances. An intelligent transportation system would facilitate urban transportation ecologically and economically by connecting vehicles with advanced network infrastructure. However, this technology comes with some challenges regarding security and privacy as it uses complex data of vehicles and drives to enable an accurate validation system. Nevertheless, blockchain technology is a game-changer integrated with ITS to provide tamper-proof, high trust, and traceability that acts as a great potential for solving the problem in existing ITS’s (Intelligent transportation systems).

Blockchain is one of the vital technologies today to establish a secure and decentralized autonomous ITS ecosystem. It provides better interoperability and visibility in supply chain operations that make companies more efficient and profitable. An intelligent transportation system under blockchain technology would increase the reliability of freight tracking that allows companies to satisfy on-demand delivery for customers. It aids in better capacity monitoring by using IoT-based sensors on the trucks that detect the space used by the freights. This leads to considerate cost savings for the company. This technology eases carriers on boarding by creating a decentralized network to hold necessary encrypted records to improve operational efficiency. Above all, it develops smart contracts execution that eliminates the need for a middleman in freight movement. This helps in better decision-making without human interventions. The implementation of blockchain technology required massive storage and more power noes to process complex data. Research needs to be proposed to improve the scalability of technology across every organization with considerate cost savings. In the future, the usage of software tools for implementing blockchain technology in intelligent transportation systems would come on board as it aids simple usage eliminating technical challenges. An intelligent transportation system would be integrated with a cloud-assisted vehicular ad hoc network that provides high-level privacy using encrypted data blocks. This special issue enumerates the importance of adopting blockchain technology for intelligent transportation systems and their future advancements. We welcome scholars and practitioners of this platform to emphasize more on this topic and present submissions that fall within this scope of blockchain technology for creating efficient future logistics systems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Big data usage and applications in Intelligent transportation systems
  • Privacy concepts and use of cloud systems for ITS platform
  • Data gathering and data storage in the cloud for route prediction in ITS
  • Cloud computing and IoT applications for cybersecurity.
  • Cloud-based vehicular data storage and processing.
  • Artificial intelligence and its role in smart tracking
  • IoT enabled sensor for ecological prediction
  • Challenges in using the distributed network for data prediction
  • Decentralized data management in cloud-assisted tools
  • Blockchain implemented an application for VANETs

***Should be an industry or public sector professional, or academic with an interest in one or more of fields listed on the site.

For more information, please contact the Guest Editors: 

Muhammad Attique Khan [Lead Guest Editor]
HITEC University, Pakistan

Gaurav Dhiman
Government Bikram College of Commerce, India

Sathishkumar V E
Hanyang University, Republic of Korea


Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: March 30, 2023

Please submit your article at and include a submission note in Editorial Manager to indicate that it is for this special issue.

If Interested, Sign Up Today!

Volunteers Needed:

25 (25 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary


Rachel Wetzel