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  • Open Access

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    A Framework for e-Voting System Based on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

    Shahid Hussain Danwar, Javed Ahmed Mahar*, Aneela Kiran

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.72, No.1, pp. 417-440, 2022, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2022.023846

    Abstract Election allows the voter of a country to select the most suitable group of candidates to run the government. Election in Pakistan is simply paper-based method but some certain political and socio-economic issues turn that simple process in complicated and disputes once. Solutions of such problems are consisting of many methods including the e-voting system. The e-voting system facilitates the voters to cast their votes by electronic means with very easy and convenient way. This also allows maintaining the security and secrecy of the voter along with election process. Electronic voting reduces the human-involvement throughout… More >

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    FileWallet: A File Management System Based on IPFS and Hyperledger Fabric

    Jienan Chen, Chuang Zhang, Yu Yan, Yuan Liu*

    CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol.130, No.2, pp. 949-966, 2022, DOI:10.32604/cmes.2022.017516

    Abstract Online file management systems enable cooperatively editing and sharing. However, due to the cost of communication and storage infrastructures, traditional online file management services, e.g., Google Drive and OneDrive, usually provide limited storage space and relatively low download speed for free users. To achieve better performance, ordinary users have to purchase their expensive services. Moreover, these file management systems are based on centralized architecture and bear the privacy leakage risk, because users’ personal files are stored and controlled by their servers. To address the above problems, we propose a peer-to-peer (P2P) file management system based… More >

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    VacChain: A Blockchain-Based EMR System to Manage Child Vaccination Records

    Azza Abdullah Alnssayan, Mohammad Mahdi Hassan*, Suliman A. Alsuhibany

    Computer Systems Science and Engineering, Vol.40, No.3, pp. 927-945, 2022, DOI:10.32604/csse.2022.016734

    Abstract The digitalization of healthcare-related information service systems has become a trend across the world. However, several crucial services are still provided manually due to a lack of trust in digital solutions. One such service is keeping records of children’s vaccination, which still relies on a paper-based file system in most parts of the world. This approach causes serious data integrity problems. Recently, healthcare has become a potential application area of the blockchain, as it can preserve and protect highly sensitive private medical records while sharing these records in a decentralized manner without losing personal ownership. More >

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    Blockchain Based Enhanced ERP Transaction Integrity Architecture and PoET Consensus

    Tehreem Aslam1, Ayesha Maqbool1, Maham Akhtar1, Alina Mirza2,*, Muhammad Anees Khan3, Wazir Zada Khan4, Shadab Alam5

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.70, No.1, pp. 1089-1109, 2022, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2022.019416

    Abstract Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is extensively used for the management of business processes. ERP offers a system of integrated applications with a shared central database. Storing all business-critical information in a central place raises various issues such as data integrity assurance and a single point of failure, which makes the database vulnerable. This paper investigates database and Blockchain integration, where the Blockchain network works in synchronization with the database system, and offers a mechanism to validate the transactions and ensure data integrity. Limited research exists on Blockchain-based solutions for the single point of failure More >

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    Blockchain Based Secure Solution for Cloud Storage: A Model for Synchronizing Industry 4.0 and IIoT

    Prakhar Sahu1,*, S. K. Singh1, Arun Kumar Singh2

    Journal of Cyber Security, Vol.3, No.2, pp. 107-115, 2021, DOI:10.32604/jcs.2021.020831

    Abstract Industry 4.0 is one of the hot topic of today’s world where everything in the industry will be data driven and technological advancements will take place accordingly. In the fourth phase of industrial revolution, manufacturers are dependent upon data produced by the consumers to invent, innovate or change anything for the product. Internet of things devices like OBD, RFID, IIoT, Smart devices are the major source of data generation and represents trends in the industry. Since the IoT device are vulnerable to hackers due to its limitation, consumer data security should be tighten up More >

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    A Lightweight Blockchain for IoT in Smart City (IoT-SmartChain)

    Zakariae Dlimi*, Abdellah Ezzati, Saïd Ben Alla

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.69, No.2, pp. 2687-2703, 2021, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2021.018942

    Abstract The smart city is a technological framework that connects the city’s different components to create new opportunities. This connection is possible with the help of the Internet of Things (IoT), which provides a digital personality to physical objects. Some studies have proposed integrating Blockchain technology with IoT in different use cases as access, orchestration, or replicated storage layer. The majority of connected objects’ capacity limitation makes the use of Blockchain inadequate due to its redundancy and its conventional processing-intensive consensus like PoW. This paper addresses these challenges by proposing a NOVEL model of a lightweight… More >

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    Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain: Secure and Efficient Solution for Electronic Health Records

    Mueen Uddin1,*, M. S. Memon2, Irfana Memon2, Imtiaz Ali2, Jamshed Memon3, Maha Abdelhaq4, Raed Alsaqour5

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.68, No.2, pp. 2377-2397, 2021, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2021.015354

    Abstract Background: Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems are used as an efficient and effective technique for sharing patient’s health records among different hospitals and various other key stakeholders of the healthcare industry to achieve better diagnosis and treatment of patients globally. However, the existing EHR systems mostly lack in providing appropriate security, entrusted access control and handling privacy and secrecy issues and challenges in current hospital infrastructures. Objective: To solve this delicate problem, we propose a Blockchain-enabled Hyperledger Fabric Architecture for different EHR systems. Methodology: In our EHR blockchain system, Peer nodes from various organizations (stakeholders)… More >

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    Internet of Things: Protection of Medical Data through Decentralized Ledgers

    Abdalla Alameen*

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.28, No.2, pp. 593-602, 2021, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2021.016950

    Abstract It is forecasted that billions of Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor devices will be installed worldwide by 2020. These devices can provide infrastructure-based services for various applications such as in smart hospitals, smart industry, smart grids, and smart industrial towns. Among them, the hospital service system needs to authenticate devices, and medical data are recorded for diagnostic purposes. In general, digital signatures are employed, but the computational power and their huge numbers pose many challenges to the digital signature system. To solve such problems, we developed a ledger system for authenticating IoT medical devices.… More >

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    A Blockchain-Based Authentication Protocol for WLAN Mesh Security Access

    Xin Jiang1, Mingzhe Liu1,*, Chen Yang1, Yanhua Liu1, Ruili Wang2

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.58, No.1, pp. 45-59, 2019, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2019.03863

    Abstract In order to deploy a secure WLAN mesh network, authentication of both users and APs is needed, and a secure authentication mechanism should be employed. However, some additional configurations of trusted third party agencies are still needed on-site to deploy a secure authentication system. This paper proposes a new block chain-based authentication protocol for WLAN mesh security access, to reduce the deployment costs and resolve the issues of requiring key delivery and central server during IEEE 802.11X authentication. This method takes the user’s authentication request as a transaction, considers all the authentication records in the More >

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