Transaction, Process, and Document Security in the Age of AI

Now-a-day, usage of AI technology is gaining momentum with growing concerns such as Deepfake. Despite these concerns, AI technologies are a powerful tool for fraud prevention and detection.

Transaction security ensures the safety and integrity of transactions and impacts consumer or buyer behavior in a business relation and trust level. While process security is the activity with the focus on preventing unexpected effects or events. Document security prevents document fraud that is defined as an intentional alteration or usage of fake or stolen documents in a system or transaction.

People in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), particularly in Africa, have difficulty confirming ownership of their land. This fact morally, financially, and economically affects the population and the country in terms of poor urbanization, high criminality, and legal battles. People struggling for the proprieties could face physique harms or death.

Analyzing this problematic in the light of computer science, reveals that buyers lack information about the land, vendors can sell the same land to many people without them realizing the fraud. The city authorities lack information on each transaction.

Beyond this particular of fraud, many LMIC face several security issues in field of counterfeits drugs, food security issues in terms food quality, safety, and traceability, etc. The fight against counterfeit medicines is a global public health and safety concern.  AI and Blockchain are technologies used for preventing and detecting fraud in the medicine supply chain. The food industry faces similar issues to the pharmaceutical industry.

Many other daily life domains also are facing frauds, information manipulation, document falsification that could consequently impact social, job, finance, food, transportation, agriculture, education, national security.

This special issue is looking to explore the concepts, fundamentals, applications of transaction, process, and document security in AI (including machine learning, deep learning) and blockchain in land acquisition process, health care services and process, agriculture, social engineering, food production, transportation, etc.

The goal of this special issue call is to gather excellent research articles, case studies, and/or practical demonstrations from scientists studying the security implications of AI technology use in everyday applications.


List of topics to be covered in this special issue:

Original contributions relating to security in general and to the era of AI in the following fields are most welcome:

  1. Blockchain application
  2. Education
  3. eGovernance
  4. Digital finance
  5. Territorial Integrity
  6. Networks security
  7. Big Data


Tentative Timeline for this special issue:


  • Manuscript Submission Date - 06.2024
  • Author Notification Date - 07.2024
  • Revised paper submission Date - 09.2024




Scientific Committee for this special issue:


Acad. Antoine VIANOU\Université d’Abomey Calavi (UAC)\BÉNIN

Pr. Telex M. N. NGATCHED \McMaster University \CANADA

Pr. Ahmed Dooguy KORA\Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécom. (ESMT)\SÉNÉGAL

Pr. Claude LISHOU\Université Cheikh Anta Diop \SÉNÉGAL

Pr. Christelle AUPETIT\Université de Limoges (UNILIM)\FRANCE

Pr. Hatem Ben Sta\Université de Tunis El Manar\TUNISIE

Pr Michel BABRI \Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouet -Boigny\CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Pr. Michel DOSSOU\Ecole Polytechnique d’Abomey Calavi (UAC)\BÉNIN

Pr. Tahirou DJARA\Ecole Polytechnique d’Abomey Calavi (UAC)\BÉNIN

Pr. Samuel OUYA \Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique (ESP)\SÉNÉGAL

Pr. Taha Bennani\Faculté des Sciences de Tunis\TUNISIE

Pr. Eugéne EZIN\Universite d'Abomey-Calavi\BÉNIN

Pr. Jules DEGILA\Universite d'Abomey-Calavi\BÉNIN

Mr Nicolas THON\Directeur Général de Sup Télécoms\BÉNIN



Dr Bah Aladé Habib SIDI\FRANCE

Ass. Prof. Haruna CHIROMA\University of Hafr Al Batin,

College of Computer Science and Engineering\SAUDI ARABIA



Guest editors


Pr. Telex M. N. NGATCHED


            Telex M. N. Ngatched is an associate Professor at McMaster University and was affiliated Researcher at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada, as a Memorial University

He received the B.Sc. degree and the M.Sc. degree in electronics from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon, in 1992 and 1993, respectively, the M.Sc. Eng. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow.

He is a Senior IEEE Member.

His research interests include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Communications, And Underwater Communications
  • 5g and 6g Enabling Technologies
  • Optical Wireless Communications
  • Hybrid Optical Wireless and Radio-Frequency Communications


He was a recipient of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference in 2019.

He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) registered with the Professional Engineers Ontario, Toronto, ON, Canada.

He serves as an Area Editor for the IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, an Associate Technical Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine, and an Editor for the IEEE Communications Society On-Line Content. (Based on document published on 27 December 2023).


Acad. Antoine VIANOU


            Acad. Antoine VIANOU is Full Professor of Engineering Sciences and Techniques at the University of Abomey-Calavi, founder Member of the Académie Nationale des Sciences, Arts et Lettres du Benin (ANSALB) and Science Ambassador of the Republic of Benin.

He was Head of the Research and Doctoral Training Department at the Ecole Polytechnique d'Abomey-Calavi; Permanent Secretary of the Mathematics and Physical Chemistry Scientific Committee of the Scientific Council of the University of Abomey-Calavi; Vice-Rector in charge of Academic Affairs and Professional Integration at the University of Abomey-Calavi from 2006-2012.

President of the Comité Scientifique Sectoriel des Sciences et Techniques de l'Ingénieur STI at the University of Abomey-Calavi and Director of Labo-CTMAE, Laboratoire de Caractérisation Thermophysique des Matériaux et d'Appropriation Energétique at the University of Abomey Calavi.

He is the author of numerous scientific articles in the fields of

  • Electrical and Energy Engineering
  • Thermophysical characterization of local building materials;
  • Renewable energies ;
  • Thermal Comfort of Housing;
  • - Electronics and Telecommunications;
  • Artificial Intelligence.



Pr. Ahmed Dooguy KORA


            Ahmed D. KORA is full Professor with the Ecole Superieure Multinationale de Télécommunications (ESMT) in Senegal in Telecommunication and currently the Director of teaching, training, and research and responsioble of the ESMT PhD program in partnership with Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar.

He received a Ph. D degree in telecommunications from the University of Limoges, France

He is IEEE senior member and ITU consultant.

His research fields include:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communication Systems and Networks,
  • Free Space Optics,
  • Fiber Optics,
  • Quality Of Service,
  • Universal Access,
  • SDN
  • Emerging Technologies.



Dr. Thierry EDOH


            Thierry Edoh is an affiliated researcher at the University of Bonn (Germany) and associate professor at ESMT/Dakar-Senegal.

He was affiliated at Bundeswehr university Munich/Germany, and Technical University of Munich/department of Applied Software Engineering (Germany). Visiting lecturer at several African and Indian universities.

He received his Diploma in computer sciences from the Technical University of Munich and hold a Ph.D. at the German Federal Army University and performed postdoctoral research works at the University of Bonn (Germany)/department of pharmacy.

He was an award-winner at the 1st International Health Informatics Conference IHI ACM in Washington in 2010 and 2013 at the Afrinic conference in Indonesia.

He has authored 40+ papers in high-impact factor journals 02 books. He co-authored and co- editor 03 books and several book chapters. Member of several editorial review board in high factor impact journals.

His research-fields:

  • Blockchain to prevent medicine counterfeit, drug abuse, access to opioid.
  • EHR/EMR and blockchain
  • Diseases surveillance and risk prevention using IoT technology.
  • Health literacy impact on patient health outcomes
  • Patient-centric data impacts on patient health outcomes
  • Impact of medical education on screening test-outcomes
  • Elderly health care


Editorial board member at Internet Technology Letters (Willey journal)

He has initiated the annual International Conference on Rural and Elderly Health Informatics Conference and has contributed to organizing several other conferences



Ass. Prof. Haruna Chiroma

            Haruna Chiroma is an Assistant Professor at University of Hafr Al Batin, College of Computer Science and Engineering, Saudi Arabia. He received B.Tech., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in computer science and Artificial Intelligence from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bayero University Kanoand University of Malaya, respectively. He is ranked in the Top 2% most influential scientists by Stanford University & Elsevier. He is an academic editor Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine (ISI WoS/Scopus Indexed) 2022 - date, associate editor – IEEE Access (ISI WoS/Scopus Indexed) 2018 – 2021. Editorial board member – IAES International Journal of Artificial Intelligence, (Scopus Indexed), Associate Editor

– TELKOMNIKA, Indonesia – (Scopus Indexed),

Editorial board member – Recent advances in Computer Science and Communications, (Scopus Indexed). Currently guest editing 3 special issues in ISI/Scopus indexed journals. Editor of 3 Edited Books (Scopus indexed) by Springer Berlin Heidelberg. His research interest includes Artificial neural networks, machine learning with emphasis on deep learning, nature inspired algorithms and their applications in internet of vehicles, self-driving vehicles, big data analytics, emerging cloud computing architecture, NLP and IoT. Also, as a teacher he has a special interest in technology enhanced learning. He has published over 160 academic articles relevant to his research interest in different venues including ISI WoS/Scopus indexed journals but not limited to Neural Network World, Artificial Intelligence Review (Springer), Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), Neural Computing and Applications (Springer) and Journal of ambient intelligence and humanized computing (Springer). He is an invited reviewer for over 70 ISI WoS/Scopus indexed journals such as IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Artificial Intelligence Review (Springer), IEEE Transaction on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), Expert Systems with Applications (Elsevier), Knowledge-Based System (Elsevier), Soft Computing (Springer), International Journal of Bio-inspired Computation (Inderscience), Neural Computing and Applications (Springer), etc. He has been a technical programme committee member for more than 40 international conferences, workshops and symposium. He was invited by QS world universities ranking in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 to evaluate research strength of universities in computer science. Participated in 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings Survey. Presently, chiroma is supervising 15 M.Sc. students and 4 Ph.Ds., He graduated 10 M.Sc. and 2 Ph.D. students