Workshop on Blockchain for next-generation Internet of Things Applications
Centralized cloud-based architectures are the current choice for IoT applications, where a validating third party provides services such as authentication, authorization, and data handling for both sensing devices (i.e, the producers) and end-users (i.e., the consumers). These architectures simplify the design and deployment of IoT systems and applications. However, they introduce additional data management and privacy concerns and an over-exposition to several cyber-security threats. Moreover, the presence of the intermediary decreases the efficiency of interactions between devices, reducing the potential growth of IoT applications. These challenges require radically new architectures for the next-generation IoT systems and applications.
Massimo Vecchio and Miguel Pincheir from OpenIoT unit at FBK Digital Industry Center are the organizers of the “Workshop on Blockchain for next-generation Internet of Things Applications” that will be held at the 4th International Congress on Blockchain and Applications