Special Issue: 76

Artificial Intelligence, the IoT and Blockchain for COVID-19 Solutions
for the journal WSEAS Transactions on Systems and Control


1. Kavita Saini PhD
Associate Professor and Program Chair B. Tech (Hon.)
School of computing science and engineering
Galgotias University, Greater Noida

2. Chellammal Surianarayanan PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science
Bharathidasan University Constituent Arts & Science College
Navalurkuttapattu, Tiruchirappalli – 620027

3. Pethuru Raj PhD
Chief Architect and Vice President
Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Division
Reliance Jio Platforms Ltd.,
AVANA Building, Sarjapur Road,
Bangalore, India 560103

The aim of this special issues is to aggregate and articulate newer ideas and sustainable solution approaches leveraging the combination of these strategically sound technologies including

- The Internet of Things (IoT)
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Blockchain
- Real-time Analytics of IoT sensors and actuators data using Edge/Fog Clouds
- Big Data Analytics of Virus and Healthcare Data using Conventional Clouds
- Digital Twins for the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
- Intelligent Cloud-native and Mobile Applications

Through this journal, we solicit and publish the various aspects of this deadly virus. The issue also compiles and conveys various software applications and IoT sensor and actuator solutions from various platform and product vendors. How blockchain is ensuring transparency and anonymity along with security of virus-related data is also to be incorporated in this special issue. There will be papers detailing how the healthcare IoT devices and their transactions are to be maintained in blockchain databases. How real-time analytics of IoT device data can be accomplished through edge/fog clouds is also going to be embedded in this issue. There will be papers from healthcare specialists clearly articulating the latest trends and transitions as far as this virus is concerned. The high-quality papers are being solicited on the following topics

- Mathematical and statistical models for epidemic transmission
- Applications of Internet and social networks for Covid-19
- Applications of GIS & global databases for Covid-19
- Machine learning algorithms for epidemic transmission
- Deep leaning in detection and prediction of Covid-19
- Applications of thermal imaging and facial recognition for initial screening of Covid-19
- Blockchain based tracking for individuals
- Blockchain based delivery of medical & food materials
- Role of robots in covid-19 management
- AI for the management of medical infrastructure such as ventilators, ICUs, beds, etc
- Prediction of required ICUs
- Applications of AI in drug discovery
- Applications of AI in contact tracing
- Applications of AI in the analysis of mortality rate
- Applications of Big data & GIS for Covid-19v - Applications of Cloud services for Covid-19
- Virus-specific Expert Systems
- AI-inspired Medication Prescriptive Insights
- Machine learning (ML) Algorithms for symptom and virus classification, clustering and regression
- Deep learning (DL) Algorithms for Emotion, Gesture, and Object recognition
- COVID-19 Patients Data on Blockchain System for transparency and anonymity
- Blockchain-based Healthcare Data Security
- IoT-enabled healthcare kits

How to submit:
You can upload your paper via the web site of the particular
WSEAS journal indicating in the Field: "Notes" the title of the Special Issue

Note that the Deadline for Paper submission is 31st December of 2021.
However the organizers review the papers and publish them in a continuous flow. You do not need to wait the acceptance of the other papers in your session to publish your paper. In case that your paper passes the first round of review (some times the second round of review), it can be published if you satisfy the reviewers' comments and remarks and the Editor-in-Chief decides that your paper You do not have to wait the peer review of the other papers in your Session.

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