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Sensors 2018, 18(2), 574;

Patch Transporter: Incentivized, Decentralized Software Patch System for WSN and IoT Environments

Department of Mathematical Finance, Gachon University, Seongnam-si 13120, Korea
Received: 16 December 2017 / Revised: 8 February 2018 / Accepted: 8 February 2018 / Published: 13 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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In the complicated settings of WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks) and IoT (Internet of Things) environments, keeping a number of heterogeneous devices updated is a challenging job, especially with respect to effectively discovering target devices and rapidly delivering the software updates. In this paper, we convert the traditional software update process to a distributed service. We set an incentive system for faithfully transporting the patches to the recipient devices. The incentive system motivates independent, self-interested transporters for helping the devices to be updated. To ensure the system correctly operates, we employ the blockchain system that enforces the commitment in a decentralized manner. We also present a detailed specification for the proposed protocol and validate it by model checking and simulations for correctness. View Full-Text
Keywords: software update; decentralized system software update; decentralized system

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