BlockChain for the Internet of Things (BC4IOT)
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Internet of Things (IoT) refers to systems with networked entities (“things”) that collaborate to achieve certain goals. The things are usually autonomous, equipped with sensors and actuators, able to process information and make decisions, and communicate with each other. The characteristics of the IoT ecosystem include multiple connected devices and huge amount of data.
IoT requires a secure way to track the identities and activities of every “thing” in the network and prevent attacks that are frequently originated from endpoint devices. Security remains a top concern for IoT. Ensuring trust and security across all elements of the IoT ecosystem is essential for its widespread adoption.
Blockchain has emerged as the solution for IoT security concerns. A Blockchain is a distributed database of trustworthy, permanent and immutable data records which can be tracked and analyzed. It offers the potential for improving the overall security of the IoT environment. Deployment and operation costs of IoT can be reduced through Blockchain because no intermediaries are required. IDC predicts that, by 2019, 20% of all IoT deployments will have some sort of Blockchain services enabled.
This special track will provide a forum for researchers and industrialists to share recent research results on the how Blockchain can be used to improve IoT security and efficiency and share experiences in applying the results in various IoT domains such as smart home, smart city, smart environment and smart health.