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Leonardo Mostarda

Camerino University, Italy

Blockchain and IoT integration: Challenges and future directions

Massive overhead costs, concerns about centralised data control, and single point of vulnerabilities are significantly reduced by moving IoT from a centralised data server architecture to a trustless, distributed peer-to-peer network. Blockchain is one of the most promising and effective technologies for enabling a trusted, secure, and distributed IoT ecosystem.  Blockchain technology can allow the implementation of decentralised applications that not only perform payments but also allow the execution of smart contracts. This talk will investigate the state of art and open challenges that are related to IoT and Blockchain integration. We review current approaches and future directions.

Biography of Leonardo Mostarda

Leonardo Mostarda got his Ph.D. in 2006 at the Computer Science Department, University of L'Aquila. Afterwards, he cooperated with the European Space Agency (ESA) and other international partners on the CUSPIS FP6 project to design and implement novel security protocols and secure geo tags for works of art authentication. In 2007 he was Research Associate at the Computing Department, Distributed System and Policy Group, Imperial College London. There, he was working on the UBIVAL EPSRC project in cooperation with Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham and UCL for building a novel middleware for programming wireless sensor networks. In 2010 he was Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University at the Distributed Systems and Networking Department. In 2013 he joined the Computer Science Division, Camerino University where he was head of the department till 2017. He is CEO of the BilancioCO2zero spinoff and responsible of the IoT and Blockchain regional research lab. Leonardo Mostarda is also board member of the Italian Blockchain Service Infrastructure (IBSI). He is an active researcher on various aspects of IoT, Blockchain and security.


Flávio de Oliveira Silva

Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil

Toward sustainable, intelligent, secure, fully-programmable and multisensory (SENSUOUS) Networks

In this talk, we will discuss and present the evolution of current networks toward sustainable, intelligent, secure, fully-programmable, and multisensory (SENSUOUS) networks. The evolution of networks happens through these critical attributes that will drive next-generation networks. Here networks consider data networks capable of transmitting audio and video in computer or telecommunications systems. While there is an established process for the evolution of telecommunication networks, regarding computer networks, this area is still open and has several challenges and opportunities. So far, networks can transmit audio and video data, which sensitize only part of our senses. Still, new senses must be considered in the evolution of networks, expanding the multisensory experience. SENSUOUS networks will shape and contribute to scaling our society's sustainable, smart, and secure digital transformation.

Biography of Flávio de Oliveira Silva

Professor at the Faculty of Computing (FACOM) in the Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU) received a Ph.D. degree in 2013 from the University of São Paulo. Member of ACM, IEEE, and SBC, he has several papers published and presented at conferences around the world. He is a reviewer for several journals and a member of TCPs of several IEEE conferences. Future Networks, IoT, Network Softwarization (SDN and NFV), and Future Intelligent Applications and Systems are his main current research interests. Member of the project 5G Brasil. Currently coordinator of the project “BRASIL5G and Beyond,” and local coordinator at UFU of the project BRASIL 6G, both projects funded by MTIC. Also, a principal investigator in the project Slicing Future Internet Infrastructure (SFI2), funded by FAPESP.