Since 2014 Blockchain has received enormous attention in much broader areas besides its cryptocurrency origin. Blockchain has been introduced in a wide variety of industries like finance, intellectual properties, art, energy, logistics and insurance. In many of these industries, there is a link with IoT be it for monitoring assets, sensing certain features, actuating particular actions, etc. In addition, every major company working with IoT has been looking at possibilities of integrating blockchain in their processes, either for building trust, cost reduction or acceleration of committing and con-firming secure transactions.
Many of the already proposed use cases are still in their infancy and several corresponding issues are still to be discovered and addressed. For instance, a lot of security and privacy challenges, related service models are not yet completely solved. In particular, the combination of blockchain, IoT and artificial intelligence is seen as one of the most promising opportunity to offer future applications with huge impact.
About the speaker: Dr Madhusanka Liyanage received his Ph.D from the University of Oulu, Finland. He is currently working as a Marie Curie Fellow at School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Oulu, Finland.
In 2011-2012, he was a research scientist at I3S Laboratory and INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France. Also, he was a visiting research fellow at The University of Oxford, CSIRO, Lancaster University, Swansea University, University of Sydney, Sorbonne University and The University of New South Wales during 2016-2019.
His research interests are SDN, IoT, Block Chain, mobile and virtual network security. He is a Member of IEEE and ICT. Madhusanka is a coauthor of over 50 publications including three edited book with Wiley.