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BAT: block analytics tool integrated with blockchain based IoT platform

Edussuriya, C, Vithanage, K, Bandara, N, Alawatugoda, J, Sandirigama, M, Jayasinghe, U, Shone, N and Lee, GM (2020) BAT: block analytics tool integrated with blockchain based IoT platform. Electronics, 9 (9). ISSN 2079-9292

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is currently the paradigm of connectivity and driving force behind the state-of-art applications and services. However, the exponential growth of the number of IoT devices and services, their distributed nature, and scarcity of resources has increased the number of security and privacy concerns ranging from the risks of unauthorized data alterations to the potential discrimination enabled by data analytics over sensitive information. A blockchain based IoT-platform is introduced to address these issues. Built upon the tamper-proof architecture, the access management mechanisms ensure the authenticity and integrity of data. Moreover, a novel approach called Block Analytics Tool (BAT), integrated with the platform is proposed to analyze and make predictions on data stored on blockchain. BAT enables the data-analysis applications to be developed using the data stored in the platform in an optimized manner acting as an interface to off-chain processing. A pharmaceutical supply chain is the use case scenario to show the functionality of the proposed platform. Furthermore, a model to forecast the demand of the pharmaceutical drugs is investigated using a real-world data set to demonstrate the functionality of BAT. Finally, the performance of BAT integrated with the platform is evaluated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Computer Science & Mathematics
Publisher: MDPI
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2020 11:27
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2022 10:45
DOI or ID number: 10.3390/electronics9091525
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13654
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