Blockchain for Good – The Transformative Impacts on Industry, Community and the Planet

Blockchain for Good – The Transformative Impacts on Industry, Community and the Planet

Call for Book Chapters for a new edited collection to be published by CRC Press – an imprint of Taylor & Francis in 2024: Cao, S., & Foth, M. (Eds.) (2024, forthcoming). Blockchain for Good – The Transformative Impacts on Industry, Community and the Planet. CRC Press.

Blockchain technology, heralded as one of the most disruptive technological innovations of the digital era, has shown immense potential across industry and society. However, the long-term implications of blockchain applications for industry, community, and the planet still require further exploration to inform the ongoing blockchain-enabled digital transformations and to ensure adoption is desirable and ethical.We invite chapters that contribute to such explorations of blockchain technology as an enabler for positive impact in industry, community, and the planet.

Recommended Themes and Topics (not limited to)

1.    Industry – Blockchain for Better Business Practices

Topics may include supply chain transparency and traceability, identity management and verifica-tion systems, sustainable and ethical sourcing, data security and privacy, intellectual property rights and digital asset management and business partnerships and networks.

2.    Community – Blockchain for a Fairer and Just Society

Topics may include credentialed educational qualifications, identity services for marginalised popu-lations, charitable donations and philanthropic activities, community and government decision-making, international aid and finance in under-served communities, patient data security and in-teroperability for better community healthcare outcomes.

3.    Planet – Blockchain for a Sustainable Future

Topics may include carbon footprint tracking and offsetting solutions, the transition towards a circular or bio economy, sustainability governance systems, renewable energy trading, decentral-ised energy systems, water resource manage-ment and conservation.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal, conference, or book.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal of max. 500 words stating the scientific contribution of their chapter and its relevance to the book’s overall themes and scope by 10 Jul 2023. Authors will be notified by 1 Aug 2023 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines and a template. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by 10 Oct 2023. All submitted chapters undergo a double-blind peer review process.

Note: There are NO processing or publication charges. This edited book will be published by CRC Press (an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group) with an ISBN, individual DOI numbers, and indexed in SCOPUS.

Please email chapter proposals to: blockchain4good [AT]

Once a proposal has been accepted, full chapters are submitted to:

Important Dates

  • 10 Jul 2023: Proposal Submission Deadline
  • 10 Oct 2023: Full Chapter Submission
  • 15 Nov 2023: Peer review reports
  • 20 Dec 2023: Revised Chapter Submission

Book Editors

Dr Shoufeng Cao is a research fellow in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. His research expertise focuses on blockchain for business digitalisation, supply chain solutions and industry applications. Currently, Shoufeng is working on the Indigenous bushfoods project to demonstrate application potentials of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. After completing his PhD, Shoufeng completed three digital transformation projects in agri-food supply chains funded by the CRC for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), the Food Agility CRC, and the Future Food Systems CRC.

Marcus Foth is a Professor of Urban Informatics in the School of Design and a Chief Investigator in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC), Faculty of Creative Industries, Education, and Social Justice, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. For more than two decades, Marcus has led ubiquitous computing and interaction design research into interactive digital media, screen, mobile and smart city applications. Marcus founded the Urban Informatics Research Lab in 2006 and the QUT Design Lab in 2016. He is a founding member of the More-than-Human Futures research group. Marcus has published more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. He is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society and the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Distinguished Member of the international Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and currently serves on Australia’s national College of Experts.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to: blockchain4good [AT]

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