Frontiers of Computer Science

Editorial Bulletin

Call for Papers
Blockchain and Smart Contract
Frontiers of Computer Science (FCS), 2016

The new information technology called Blockchain which is emerging as the distributed infrastructure that provides ledger services for cryptocurrency-based systems. Depend on this true uniqueness; one can design a decentralized trustless system laying in the fact that it did not require the users to trust each other. Through algorithmic self-policing and automated consensus among networked users, any malicious attempt to defraud the system would be rejected.

We should think about the Blockchain as another class of thing like the Internet—a comprehensive information technology with tiered technical levels and multiple classes of applications for any form of asset registry, inventory, and exchange, including every area of finance, economics, and money; hard assets (physical property, homes, cars); and intangible assets (votes, ideas, reputation, intention, health data, information, etc.). Its concept is even more; it is a new organizing paradigm for the discovery, valuation, and transfer of all quanta (discrete units) of anything, and potentially for the coordination of all human activity at a much larger scale than has been possible before.

In addition to the realm of digital virtual currency, Blockchain also demonstrates potentials for financial and business applications including decentralized exchange markets, financial derivatives, and identity and reputation systems. BlockChain 2.0 further introduces new ideas such as smart contracts and decentralized autonomous organization.

Many new research problems are encountered in this and related protocols including distributed architecture and operation, consensus protocols, digital ID, game theory, peer-to-peer algorithms, fault-tolerant algorithms, big data, and trust.

The aim of this special issue is to share expertise and jointly contribute to key scientific topics in the aim of developing a theory, architecture, Crytocurrency and algorithm of Blockchain and Smart contract. as well as applications to share ideas and understanding.

We invite previously unpublished articles on topics listed below (not an exhaustive list):
• Blockchain  theory, especially private Blockchain theory
• Blockchain distributed architecture
• Consensus protocols and peer-to-peer algorithms
• Crytocurrency and fault-tolerant algorithms
• Smart Contract formal method
• Smart Contract Management
• Computational Legal Studies
• Digital ID and Autonomy
• Respect Trust Framework
• Cognitive computing
• Natural Language Processing
• Application of Blockchain and Smart Contract

Authors can submit their manuscripts via the Manuscript Tracking System at

Provisional timeline for submission, review, and publication:

• July 1st 2016  Deadline for submissions
• October 1st 2016  Response to authors
• October 15th  2016  Deadline for revision
• November 15st 2016   Final review result
• November 30th 2016  Final submission due

Guest Editors

Wei-Tek Tsai, Professor, Arizona State University, USA,
Kai Hu, Professor Behang University, China, 

Wei-Tek Tsai                         Kai Hu