Calls for papers


International Journal of Services, Economics and Management
International Journal of Services, Economics and Management


ICACTCE23: Special Issue on: "Artificial Intelligence of Things, Blockchain, and the Digital Transformation of Law and Business"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Celestine Iwendi and Dr. Anchal Garg, University of Bolton, United Kingdom
Prof. Zakaria Boulouard, Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco
Prof. Parameshachari B D, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, India

A wide spectrum of business industries and legal organisations are benefitting from the unprecedented digital transformation. With multiple unconventional applications such as blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT), many businesses are enabled to deliver more efficient, sustainable, and higher-standard business models and legal services. This foremost shift in law and industry practices marks increased levels of technology acceptance and customers’ quality expectations. It will focus on the most recent approaches and ideas that take the best of what AI, IoT, and blockchain technologies can bring to optimise the digital transformation of both legal and industrial sectors. This will enable the special issue to include in-depth studies of innovative systems that are being used in both legal and industrial domains and gives space to studies addressing the legal, ethical, and social implications of the use of AI, IoT, and blockchain in these sectors.

The Guest Editors will be inviting substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Advances in Communication Technology and Computer Engineering (ICACTCE23), for review and potential publication, but are also inviting other experts to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Artificial intelligence and law
  • Internet of Things and law
  • Blockchain and law
  • Artificial intelligence and industry
  • Internet of Things and industry
  • Blockchain and industry
  • Artificial intelligence and smart cities
  • Internet of Things and smart cities
  • Blockchain and smart cities
  • Artificial intelligence and digital transformation
  • Internet of things and digital transformation
  • Blockchain and digital transformation

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 26 April, 2023