University of Belgrade, Faculty of organizational sciences

Department for e-business

Call for papers – Special Issue Blockchain technologies and applications

FACTA UNIVERSITATIS, Series: Electronics and Energetics

Guest Editors

Aleksandra Labus (corresponding editor), Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia,

Marijana Despotović-Zrakić, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia,

Zorica Bogdanović, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia, zoricа

Miodrag Mihaljević, Mathematical Institute of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Аrts, Serbia,  

Marko Suvajdžić, Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida, Florida, USA,

Božidar Radenković, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia,


The development of digital technologies is changing the way of exchanging information among people. In modern business ecosystems data and information are traded intensively. Problems related to safety, security and privacy in the management of business transactions are emerging. Due to the large number of electronic transactions carried out on a daily basis, various frauds can occur. Blockchain technology can solve these problems because provides a distributed, unchangeable, transparent and secure ledger in which all transactions of money are reliably recorded. It is based on a distributed database, which consists of encrypted data that cannot be changed or copied. The main characteristics of blockchain technology are decentralization, anonymity, auditability, security, increased capacity, transparency, reliability, and immutability. The main subject of the special issue is blockchain technologies and their application in e-business, digital marketing, banking, finance, government, industry, law, science and education, healthcare, energetics, agriculture, ecology, smart environments, etc. This special issue aims to provide state-of-art and papers related to the design of innovative ecosystems based on blockchain, the implementation of the blockchain infrastructure and the integration with related technologies: Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Social Computing, Virtual and Augmented Reality, etc. Findings and discussion of the special issue should improve the potential of the research and development in the academic, industry, and business environments.

Journal and indexing information

The scientific journal Facta Universitatis has been published by the University of Niš since 1986. The Journal currently comprises 13 series including Electronics and Energetics. Journal is indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection Emerging Sources Citation Index (eSCI). Submission and publication are completely free of charge for all contributors. The journal is published quarterly. All papers are blind-reviewed. This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

The journal is indexed in:

  1. Emerging Sources Citation Index (eSCI)
  2. Directory of open access journals (DOAJ)
  3. Academic Journals Database

Special issue information and topics

Recommended topics of the special issue Blockchain technologies and applications include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Web3 and Metaverse:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality  
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Non-fungible tokens – NFTs

2. Blockchain infrastructure:

  • Interoperability and scalability in blockchain
  • Security, privacy, and trust in blockchain
  • Decentralized infrastructure for blockchain
  • Development platforms
  • Blockchain consensus algorithms
  • Performance and energy efficiency issues in blockchain
  • Smart Contracts
  • dApps

4. Blockchain application domains:

  • Blockchain in e-business and digital marketing
  • Blockchain in Fintech and banking
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organization – DAO
  • Products traceability in industries
  • Blockchain in government
  • Blockchain in science and education
  • Blockchain in healthcare
  • Blockchain in energetics
  • Blockchain in ecology
  • Blockchain in smart environments

Important Dates

September 1, 2023: Manuscript submission
October 1, 2023: Notification of the first review
November 1, 2023: Revised manuscript submission
December 1, 2023: Notification of the second review
January 15, 2024: Final manuscript submission
Spring 2024: Expected publication.

Links and resources

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Submissions should be sent to the corresponding editor’s email,

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