BcWAN:A Federated Low-Power WAN for the Internet of Things

Bezahaf, Mehdi and Cathelain, Gaëtan and Ducrocq, Tony (2018) BcWAN:A Federated Low-Power WAN for the Internet of Things. In: Middleware '18 Proceedings of the 19th International Middleware Conference Industry. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 54-60. ISBN 9781450360166

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Abstract

This paper introduces BcWAN, a roaming solution for an IoT LoRa-based network that allows IoT end-devices to deliver data to their home network going through foreign gateways. Our architecture removes the central core network and replaces it with a blockchain that handles the network access control. Any gateway in the system can communicate directly with another gateway in a peer-to-peer manner while maintaining confidentiality, integrity and soundness. Our work solves the fair exchange problem introduced in such architecture where no third party is involved thanks to a combination of encryption and specific blockchain techniques like custom script operators. We implement a proof of concept of the BcWAN architecture to gather an insight of the performance of the solution. We outline that BcWAN itself does not add any significant overhead to a near real-time IoT application by presenting preliminary test results.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information: © ACM, 2018. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Middleware '18 Proceedings of the 19th International Middleware Conference Industry http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3284028.3284036
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 130969
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 May 2019 15:02
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 10:53
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/130969

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