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A Smart City’s Model Secured by Blockchain

  • António Brandão
  • Henrique São Mamede
  • Ramiro Gonçalves
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 865)

Abstract

The topic of Smart Cities involves various aspects of convergence and support to necessarily safe activities, which are dependent on reliable data and reliable sources. The answer could be provided by means of the adoption model of Blockchain technologies for this purpose, applied to the different characteristics of the city from the electronic governance, the contracting of products and services, and the sensing or data collection. The multiple IoT objects and the multiple networks, together with the Blockchain technology, may result in safer and more efficient cities. This paper analyzes and deepens the concept of Smart Cities using Blockchain technology as a platform for safety and reliability of the data. It is intended to reflect critically on this topic, looking through the different aspects involving this concept and the way in which it can implement. It analyzes the Smart Cities and its ecosystems with the generic data models, integrated, with quality data and trusted information.

Keywords

Smart Cities Blockchain Applications IoT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UAb e UTADLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.UAb - Universidade Aberta, INESC-TECLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.UTAD - Univ. Trás-os-montes e Alto Douro, INESC-TECVila RealPortugal

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