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CI-Block: A Blockchain System for Information Management of Collaborative Innovation

Ruhao Ma1,*, Fansheng Meng1, Haiwen Du2,3

1 School of Economics and Management, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, 150001, China
2 School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001, China
3 The Insight Centre for Data Analytics, School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

* Corresponding Author: Ruhao Ma. Email: email

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2022, 33(3), 1623-1637.


Blockchain technology ensures the security of cross-organizational data sharing in the process of collaborative innovation. It drives the development of collaborative innovation in discrete manufacturing to intelligent innovation. However, collaborative innovation is a multi-role, networked, and open resource-sharing process. Therefore, it is easy to form information barriers and increase the risk of cooperation between organizations. In this paper, we firstly analyze the blockchain-based information management models in the traditional discrete manufacturing collaborative innovation process. Then, we found that in the process of industry-university-research (IUR) collaborative innovation, consensus servers maintain too many connections due to the high latency between them, which leads to lower consensus performance and efficiency. To solve this problem, we proposed the ependency nalysis (DA) model, which separates and assembles transactional data and non-transactional data into different blocks by analyzing read_set and write_set of transactions. Besides, we propose the ut-of-rder (OORaft) model to allow non-transactional blocks to be copied in parallel, which can also prioritize transactional blocks. Finally, we implement the blockchain model in the discrete manufacturing scenario based on Hyperledger Fabric. The experimental results show that our model improves the transactions per second (TPS) performance of 1.9X-3.7X and reduces transactional data committing latency by more than 40% in the target scenario.


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APA Style
Ma, R., Meng, F., Du, H. (2022). Ci-block: A blockchain system for information management of collaborative innovation. Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, 33(3), 1623-1637.
Vancouver Style
Ma R, Meng F, Du H. Ci-block: A blockchain system for information management of collaborative innovation. Intell Automat Soft Comput . 2022;33(3):1623-1637
IEEE Style
R. Ma, F. Meng, and H. Du "CI-Block: A Blockchain System for Information Management of Collaborative Innovation," Intell. Automat. Soft Comput. , vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 1623-1637. 2022.

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