AI, Blockchain and IoT for Sustainable Development: Recent Trends and Challenges


Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things have introduced themselves today as must-have technologies in almost every sector. Ranging from agriculture to industry, and healthcare, the scope of applications of AI and IoT is as wide as the horizon. Nowadays, these technologies are extensively used in developed countries, but they are still at an early stage in emerging countries. As these countries were more affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, both healthcare-wise and economy-wise, the need to adopt new solutions to sustainable development challenges has become more crucial than ever.

The idea behind this special issue is to focus on solutions based on AI, IoT, and Blockchain that can face the challenges of sustainable development. We will shed the light on different sectors such as agriculture, industry, transportation, environment, energy, healthcare, etc…

The proposed Special Issue is destined to a large spectrum of authors including researchers, students, as well as industrials involved in research and development. Also, this Special Issue will present a selection of selected best papers in different fields related to computational intelligence and IoT presented at The International Conference on Advances in Communication Technology and Computer Engineering (ICACTCE’22) that will be organized from 24 to 25 June 2022 in Meknes, Morocco.



  • Smart IoT Technologies and Systems
  • Implementation of Intelligent IoT
  • IoT Wireless Technology
  • AI and Blockchain for IoT Systems
  • Mobile Applications and IoT
  • Cellular Networks and IoT
  • Blockchain and SDN Technologies
  • Secure Artificial Intelligence in IoT Networks
  • Intelligent Data Analytics in Emerging Systems
  • Smart Transportation & Smart Vehicles using AI
  • Applications of AI/IoT
  • Cybersecurity Challenges for Smart Cities
  • Green Energy for IoT systems
  • Computational Intelligence for Medical Internet of Things Application
  • IoT Solutions for Transportation
  • AI-Enabled IoT in Healthcare
  • AI and IoT in Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • AI and IoT based Smart Agriculture
  • The Industrial Internet of Things
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Energy
  • IoT and AI for Environmental Sustainability


Manuscript submission deadline: 2022-07-31

Notification of acceptance:2022-08-15

Submission of final revised paper: 2022-08-31

Publication of special issue (tentative): 2022-09-30

Mariyam Ouaissa: Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco (Email:


Dr. Celestine Iwendi: University of Bolton, United Kingdom (Email:

Dr. M.A. Jabbar: Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, Telangana, India (Email: