Cyber-physical systems (CPSs) combine physical objects or systems with integrated computing facilities and data storage. Such cyber-physical systems can be interconnected in networks, within which they can exchange and share data and information with other objects and systems. However, the current centralized architecture models in CPS and also more general Internet of Things (IoT) systems will struggle to scale up to meet the demands of future CPSs.
To solve these issues, the decentralized and consensus-driven Blockchain and the combination of cryptographic processes behind it can offer an intriguing alternative. For many researchers, the blockchain technology has been seen as one of the most important innovations since the Internet and even of this century. However, it is still in its infancy. Moreover, the combination with CPS/IoT still requires essential insights with respect to concrete application domains, scalability, privacy issues, performance, and potential financial benefits.
This workshop will elaborate and emphasize the key aspects of use of blockchain for IoT and CPS applications, and will provide the opportunity for the researchers across the globe to share their latest research on emerging use cases on blockchain for IoT and CPSs.