Blockchain for Network Resource Sharing (BlockNet)

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Opening Remarks

Conference
10:00 AM — 10:15 AM EDT
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Oct 11 Sun, 10:00 AM — 10:15 AM EDT

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Session Chair

Carlee Joe-Wong

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Keynote

Conference
10:15 AM — 11:15 AM EDT
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Oct 11 Sun, 10:15 AM — 11:15 AM EDT

Keynote Talk

Pramod Viswanath

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Session Chair

Carlee Joe-Wong

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Paper Presentations

Conference
11:15 AM — 1:15 PM EDT
Local
Oct 11 Sun, 11:15 AM — 1:15 PM EDT

Rewarding Relays for Decentralised NAT Traversal Using Smart Contracts

Navin V. Keizer, Onur Ascigil, Ioannis Psaras, George Pavlou

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Traversing NAT’s remains a big issue in P2P networks, and many of the previously proposed solutions are incompatible with truly decentralised emerging applications. Such applications need a decentralised NAT traversal solution without trusted centralised servers. In this paper we present a decentralised, relay-based NAT traversal system, where any reachable node is able to assist an unreachable node in NAT traversal. Smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain are used to ensure fair rewards. Besides financial incentives, a reputation system based on transactions on-chain is used to mitigate against malicious behaviour, and guide peer discovery. Evaluation of our system shows that a combination of historic performance metrics leads to an optimal scoring function, that the system takes little time to reach stability from inception, and that the system is resilient against various attacks. Implementation of the smart contract shows that the cost for participants is manageable

A Blockchain-based Framework for Energy Trading between Solar Powered Base Stations and Grid

Vikas Hassija, Vatsal Gupta, Vinay Chamola, Salil Kanhare

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The rapidly increasing mobile traffic across the globe has proliferated the deployment of cellular base stations, which has, in turn, led to an increase in the power consumption and carbon footprint of the telecommunications industry. In recent times, solar-powered base stations (SPBSs) have gained much popularity in the telecom sector due to their ability to make operations more sustainable. However, some potential energy benefits rendered by the SPBSs have not yet been realized. In areas with dense base station deployment or low mobile traffic, SPBSs store surplus energy, which, in most instances, gets lost due to limited charge storage capacity of the batteries. To limit the wastage of energy, an appropriate mechanism enabling the utilization of excess energy produced by these base stations can be adopted. To this end, we model a Base Station-to-Grid (BS2G) network in which the grid can utilize surplus energy spared by the SPBSs. To overcome challenges in regards to scalability, robustness, and cost-optimization, we propose using the blockchain technology to create the BS2G network. Blockchain is a distributed ledger designed to record transactions in a transparent, lightweight, and tamper-proof manner. To make energy trade between base stations and the grid cost-effective, a game-theoretical approach has also been adopted in this paper. The proposed model simplifies the process of energy trading while also making it cost-optimal.

Defining Trust in IoT Environments via Distributed Remote Attestation using Blockchain

Uzair Javaid, Muhammad Naveed Aman, Biplab Sikdar

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The constantly growing number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and their resource-constrained nature makes them particularly vulnerable and increasingly attractive for exploitation by cyber criminals. Current estimates commonly reach the tens of billions for the number of connected ‘things’. The heterogeneous capabilities of these devices serve as a motivation for resource sharing among them. However, for effective resource sharing, it is essential that trust be retained in the multitude of pervasive and diverse IoT devices. Remote attestation is a well-known technique used to build such trust. Thus, this paper proposes a blockchain based remote attestation protocol to establish trust between IoT devices. The blockchain offers a secure framework for device registration while the attestation is based on Physical Unclonable Functions (PUF). This combination of technologies results in a tamper resistant scheme with protection against physical and proxy attacks

Quantum Blockchain Networks

Dilip Krishnaswamy

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This paper explores and suggests possibilities for the design of quantum blockchain systems that are inspired by quantum processing techniques. Quantum states are defined that can be processed either by a physical quantum computer or virtually by emulation on a classical computer where such states can be entangled across different nodes in the system. The collapse of quantum state variables are explored utilizing non-deterministic smart contract processing. A quantum blockchain network is realized with different nodes in the system interacting with each other though a communication network. Different networking use-cases are explored such as to determine which user is given access to a network at a given time, or to select the best access node for a given user.

Session Chair

Aron Laszka

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Break

Conference
1:15 PM — 1:45 PM EDT
Local
Oct 11 Sun, 1:15 PM — 1:45 PM EDT

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Panel

Conference
1:45 PM — 2:45 PM EDT
Local
Oct 11 Sun, 1:45 PM — 2:45 PM EDT

Blockchain Research: Trends and Opportunities

Panelists: Stefano Ferretti, David Johnson, Tram Vo, Yan X. Zhang

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Session Chair

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

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Concluding Remarks

Conference
2:45 PM — 3:00 PM EDT
Local
Oct 11 Sun, 2:45 PM — 3:00 PM EDT

Closing

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Session Chair

Bhaskar Krishnamachari

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