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1. A systematic literature review of blockchain cyber security

May 2020
Paul J. Taylor | Tooska Dargahi | Ali Dehghantanha | Reza M. Parizi | Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Since the publication of Satoshi Nakamoto's white paper on Bitcoin in 2008, blockchain has (slowly) become one of the most frequently discussed methods for securing data storage and transfer through...

2. Visible light communication: Applications, architecture, standardization and research challenges

May 2017
Latif Ullah Khan

The Radio Frequency (RF) communication suffers from interference and high latency issues. Along with this, RF communication requires a separate setup for transmission and reception of RF waves. Overcoming...

3. Machine learning for internet of things data analysis: a survey

August 2018
Mohammad Saeid Mahdavinejad | Mohammadreza Rezvan | Mohammadamin Barekatain | Peyman Adibi | Payam Barnaghi | Amit P. Sheth

Rapid developments in hardware, software, and communication technologies have facilitated the emergence of Internet-connected sensory devices that provide observations and data measurements from the...

4. Security and privacy in 6G networks: New areas and new challenges

August 2020
Minghao Wang | Tianqing Zhu | Tao Zhang | Jun Zhang | Shui Yu | Wanlei Zhou

With the deployment of more and more 5g networks, the limitations of 5g networks have been found, which undoubtedly promotes the exploratory research of 6G networks as the next generation solutions....

5. Performance analysis and comparison of PoW, PoS and DAG based blockchains

November 2020
Bin Cao | Zhenghui Zhang | Daquan Feng | Shengli Zhang | Lei Zhang | Mugen Peng | Yun Li

In the blockchain, the consensus mechanism plays a key role in maintaining the security and legitimation of contents recorded in the blocks. Various blockchain consensus mechanisms have been proposed....

6. Analysis of identifiers in IoT platforms

August 2020
Haris Aftab | Komal Gilani | JiEun Lee | Lewis Nkenyereye | SeungMyeong Jeong | JaeSeung Song

The Internet of Things (IoT) provides new opportunities for different IoT platforms connecting various devices together. The need to identify those devices is the foremost important to perform any kind...

7. Edge computing technologies for Internet of Things: a primer

April 2018
Yuan Ai | Mugen Peng | Kecheng Zhang

With the rapid development of mobile internet and Internet of Things applications, the conventional centralized cloud computing is encountering severe challenges, such as high latency, low Spectral...

8. Tracing manufacturing processes using blockchain-based token compositions

May 2020
Martin Westerkamp | Friedhelm Victor | Axel Küpper

Supply chain traceability is one of the most promising use cases to benefit from characteristics of blockchain, such as decentralization, immutability and transparency, not required to build prior trust...

9. A survey of edge computing-based designs for IoT security

May 2020
Kewei Sha | T. Andrew Yang | Wei Wei | Sadegh Davari

Pervasive IoT applications enable us to perceive, analyze, control, and optimize the traditional physical systems. Recently, security breaches in many IoT applications have indicated that IoT applications...

10. Attacks and defences on intelligent connected vehicles: a survey

November 2020
Mahdi Dibaei | Xi Zheng | Kun Jiang | Robert Abbas | Shigang Liu | Yuexin Zhang | Yang Xiang | Shui Yu

Intelligent vehicles are advancing at a fast speed with the improvement of automation and connectivity, which opens up new possibilities for different cyber-attacks, including in-vehicle attacks (e.g.,...

11. A new type of blockchain for secure message exchange in VANET

May 2020
Rakesh Shrestha | Rojeena Bajracharya | Anish P. Shrestha | Seung Yeob Nam

In the Vehicular Ad-hoc NETworks (VANET), the collection and dissemination of life-threatening traffic event information by vehicles are of utmost importance. However, traditional VANETs face several...

12. A blockchain future for internet of things security: a position paper

August 2018
Mandrita Banerjee | Junghee Lee | Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are increasingly being found in civilian and military contexts, ranging from smart cities and smart grids to Internet-of-Medical-Things, Internet-of-Vehicles, Internet-of-Military-Things,...

13. Service-aware 6G: An intelligent and open network based on the convergence of communication, computing and caching

August 2020
Yiqing Zhou | Ling Liu | Lu Wang | Ning Hui | Xinyu Cui | Jie Wu | Yan Peng | Yanli Qi | Chengwen Xing

With the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), various services are emerging with totally different features and requirements, which cannot be supported by the current fifth generation of mobile...

14. A super base station based centralized network architecture for 5G mobile communication systems

April 2015
Manli Qian | Yuanyuan Wang | Yiqing Zhou | Lin Tian | Jinglin Shi

To meet the ever increasing mobile data traffic demand, the mobile operators are deploying a heterogeneous network with multiple access technologies and more and more base stations to increase the network...

15. Wireless sensing for a solar power system

February 2020
Su Kyi | Attaphongse Taparugssanagorn

Wireless sensing is an excellent approach for remotely operated solar power system. Not only being able to get the sensor data, such as voltage, current, and temperature, the system can also have a...

16. Middleware technologies for cloud of things: a survey

August 2018
Amirhossein Farahzadi | Pooyan Shams | Javad Rezazadeh | Reza Farahbakhsh

The next wave of communication and applications will rely on new services provided by the Internet of Things which is becoming an important aspect in human and machines future. IoT services are a key...

17. Recent advances in Industrial Internet: insights and challenges

February 2020
Wei Qin | Siqi Chen | Mugen Peng

The Industrial Internet is a promising technology combining industrial systems with Internet connectivity to significantly improve the product efficiency and reduce production cost by cooperating with...

18. Extended Kalman Filter-based localization algorithm by edge computing in Wireless Sensor Networks

May 2021
Inam Ullah | Siyu Qian | Zhixiang Deng | Jong-Hyouk Lee

The Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) has received abundant attention with the growing demands for robotic localization. The EKF algorithm is more realistic in non-linear systems, which has an autonomous...

19. Towards asynchronous federated learning for heterogeneous edge-powered internet of things

August 2021
Zheyi Chen | Weixian Liao | Kun Hua | Chao Lu | Wei Yu

The advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT) brings new opportunities for collecting real-time data and deploying machine learning models. Nonetheless, an individual IoT device may not have adequate...

20. Blockchain-enabled resource management and sharing for 6G communications

August 2020
Hao Xu | Paulo Valente Klaine | Oluwakayode Onireti | Bin Cao | Muhammad Imran | Lei Zhang

The sixth-generation (6G) network must provide better performance than previous generations to meet the requirements of emerging services and applications, such as multi-gigabit transmission rate, higher...

21. Real-time air pollution monitoring with sensors on city bus

February 2020
Sami Kaivonen | Edith C.-H. Ngai

This paper presents an experimental study on real-time air pollution monitoring using wireless sensors on public transport vehicles. The study is part of the GreenIoT project in Sweden, which utilizes...

22. Privacy preservation in permissionless blockchain: A survey

August 2021
Li Peng | Wei Feng | Zheng Yan | Yafeng Li | Xiaokang Zhou | Shohei Shimizu

Permissionless blockchain, as a kind of distributed ledger, has gained considerable attention because of its openness, transparency, decentralization, and immutability. Currently, permissionless blockchain...

23. A roadmap for security challenges in the Internet of Things

April 2018
Arbia Riahi Sfar | Enrico Natalizio | Yacine Challal | Zied Chtourou

Unquestionably, communicating entities (object, or things) in the Internet of Things (IoT) context are playing an active role in human activities, systems and processes. The high connectivity of intelligent...

24. Lightweight authentication protocol for e-health clouds in IoT-based applications through 5G technology

May 2021
Minahil | Muhammad Faizan Ayub | Khalid Mahmood | Saru Kumari | Arun Kumar Sangaiah

Modern information technology has been utilized progressively to store and distribute a large amount of healthcare data to reduce costs and improve medical facilities. In this context, the emergence...

25. A survey of 5G technologies: regulatory, standardization and industrial perspectives

April 2018
António Morgado | Kazi Mohammed Saidul Huq | Shahid Mumtaz | Jonathan Rodriguez

In recent years, there have been significant developments in the research on 5th Generation (5G) networks. Several enabling technologies are being explored for the 5G mobile system era. The aim is to...

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