The role of blockchain and IoT in the future of smart cities – A practical approach

Seminar on July 04, 2019, 10:00 AM at CentraleSupelec (Gif-sur-Yvette) Salle des séminaires du L2S
Mohammad Hammoudeh

Abstract: The advent of communication technologies and smart storage brought the concept of smart cities. One of the key enabling technologies of smart living is the Internet of Things (IoT). The proliferation in IoT applications raised many serious security concerns to citizens, businesses and governments. Recently, blockchain has been advocated to as a solution for secure data storage and sharing.

In this talk, we explore the challenges of the application of blockchain to IoT using a use case from the pharmaceutical sector. We explore how these leading technologies are making cities smarter by making operations efficient, secure and sustainable. In the second half of the talk, we will deliver a live demonstration of CupCarbon U-One, a smart city simulator.

Bio: Mohammad Hammoudeh​ is a Reader in Future Networks and Security. He is the Head of the CfACS IoT Laboratory within the Department of Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University. He has been a researcher in the field of big sensory data communication, mining and visualisation. He is a highly proficient, experienced, and professionally certified cyber security professional, specialising in threat analysis, and information and network security management. His research interests include highly decentralised algorithms, communication, and cross-layered solutions to Internet of Things, and wireless sensor networks.​

Ahcene Bounceur is an associate professor (HDR and qualified for professorship) of Computer Science and Operations Research at the University of Brest (UBO). He is a member of the Lab-STICC Laboratory. He received a Ph.D. in Micro and Nano electronics at Grenoble INP, France in 2007. He received the M.S. degrees from ENSIMAG, Grenoble, France in 2003. From April 2007 to August 2008, he was a postdoctoral fellow at TIMA Laboratory. From September 2007 to August 2008, he was with Grenoble INP, where he was a temporary professor. He has obtained the 3rd place of the Annual IEEE Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC-IEEE) Doctoral Thesis Contest, Berkeley, May 2007. His current research activities are focused on: Tools for simulation of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) dedicated to Smart-cities and IoT, parallel models for accelerating simulations and predicting/testing parameters in WSNs, sampling methods for data mining and Big Data. He is the coordinator of the ANR project PERSEPTEUR and the developer of the IoT platform SUIDIA for gestational diabete monitoring.