• International Conference on

    Internet of Things Research and Practice, Sydney, Australia
    iCIOTRP, 24-28 Nov, 2019

Keynote Speakers

Blockchain for the Internet of Things: Challenges and Solutions

Abstract: In recent years, blockchain has attracted tremendous attention to enhance the security, accountability, anonymity, and transparency in the Internet of Things (IoT). However, blockchain is computationally expensive and has limited scalability. In this talk, we propose an IoT-friendly blockchain which significantly reduces blockchain resource consumption. Our design also ensures that the blockchain throughput does not significantly deviate from the cumulative transaction load in the network. Next, we propose a memory optimized and flexible blockchain that enables users to remove transactions while maintaining blockchain consistency which reduces the memory footprint while also allowing users to exercise the right to be forgotten.

Bio: Salil Kanhere is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW Sydney. He is also a conjoint researcher at CSIRO's Data61 and a participating researcher in the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre. He has held visiting appointments at Technical University Darmstadt, University of Zurich, Graz University of Technology and Institute of Infocom Research Singapore.His research interests include Internet of Things, blockchain, cyber physical systems, applied machine learning and cybersecurity. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and delivered several keynote talks and tutorials on these topics. His research has been featured in various media outlets including ABC News Australia (with Dr. Karl), The Conversation, Forbes, IEEE Spectrum, Wired, ZDNET, Computer World, Medium and MIT Technology Review. He serves as the Editor in Chief of the Ad Hoc Networks Journal and as Associate Editor of Pervasive and Mobile Computing and Computer Communications journals. He is a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and is an ACM Distinguished Speaker. He regularly serves on the organising committee of top-tier IEEE/ACM conferences in his discipline.