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Formalizing Dynamic Behaviors of Smart Contract Workflow in Smart Healthcare Supply Chain

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We present a formal model for smart contract workflow using Colored Petri-Net in the context of a blockchain-based healthcare supply chain in this paper. Ensuring traceability of products is a crucial issue in a smart healthcare supply chain. Blockchain and smart contracts are two enabling technologies that ensure the traceability of products and prevent data tampering in the smart healthcare supply chain. In a blockchain-based supply chain, a workflow of smart contracts needs to created and executed based on the input data. The selection of smart contracts in the workflow is data-driven and dynamic. Hence, it is necessary to verify the correctness of the dynamic execution of smart contracts. In this paper, we develop a Colored Petri-Net based formalism to verify the correctness of dynamic behaviors of the smart contract workflow. We conduct experiments to evaluate the performance of our proposed model.

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This work is part of the NPRP11S-1227-170135 project. The authors would like to express their gratitude to the QNRF (Qatar Foundation) for its support and funding for the project activities.

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Rahman, M.S., Khalil, I., Bouras, A. (2020). Formalizing Dynamic Behaviors of Smart Contract Workflow in Smart Healthcare Supply Chain. In: Park, N., Sun, K., Foresti, S., Butler, K., Saxena, N. (eds) Security and Privacy in Communication Networks. SecureComm 2020. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 336. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63095-9_25

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