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Smart-Contract Enabled Decentralized Identity Management Framework for Industry 4.0

Dixit, A., Asif, W. & Rajarajan, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-5814-9922 (2020). Smart-Contract Enabled Decentralized Identity Management Framework for Industry 4.0. IECON 2020 The 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, pp. 2221-2227. ISSN 1553-572X


Industry 4.0 heavily uses connected machine paradigm to automate, track and maintain processes. However, a major challenge in Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) remains managing the burgeoning number of sensors. The centralized framework for managing these devices is raising concerns. In this work, we propose a novel proof-of-concept framework for managing identity and access management policies for IIoT. The new framework is a smart contract enabled and blockchain based decentralized life-cycle and access management system. It is backed by decentralized storage technology InterPlanatery FileSystem (IPFS). Our framework is decentralized and scalable unlike the state-of-the-art IIoT management frameworks designed for clouds which are centralized.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Publisher Keywords: Industry 4.0; IoT; Blockchain; Smart contracts; Identity-management
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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