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A. Braeken, M. Liyanage, S. S. Kanhere and S. Dixit, "Blockchain and Cyberphysical Systems," in Computer, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 31-35, Sept. 2020, doi: 10.1109/MC.2020.3005112

Blockchain and cyberphysical systems

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Author: Braeken, An1; Liyanage, Madhusanka2,3; Kanhere, Salil S.4;
Organizations: 1Industrial Engineering Department (INDI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
2School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
3Center for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
4School of Computer Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
5Basic Internet Foundation, USA
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2021-03-16


This theme issue will elaborate on the opportunities, challenges, and solutions to be offered by combining blockchain and cyberphysical systems for different application domains. Cyberphysical systems (CPSs) combine physical objects or systems with integrated computing facilities and data storage. Such CPSs can be interconnected in networks, within which they can exchange and share data and information with other objects and systems. The Internet of Things (IoT) in general is making rapid progress by providing connectivity to consumer devices. Blockchain is another promising technology in the information and communications technology domain. Blockchain is a decentralized digital database (ledger), which stores the transactions committed by users. The authenticity of such transactions is verified by the connected community (miners) before adding them to the ledger. Thus, blockchain employs a distributed trust model by eliminating a third -party centralized trust model. In the blockchain, each block bundles an array of transaction records and their cryptographic chain links.

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Series: Computer
ISSN: 0018-9162
ISSN-E: 1558-0814
ISSN-L: 0018-9162
Volume: 53
Issue: 9
Pages: 31 - 35
DOI: 10.1109/MC.2020.3005112
Type of Publication: B1 Journal article
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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