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Blockchain Technologies for Private Data Management in AmI Environments

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Department of Telematics Systems Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
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Department of Geospatial Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid 28031, Spain
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Presented at the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2018), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 4–7 December 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(19), 1230; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2191230
Published: 19 October 2018
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Abstract

Blockchain enables the creation of distributed ledgers as a type of database that is shared, replicated, and synchronized among the members of a network. In this paper we analyze how distributed ledgers can be used for empowering end-users to self-manage their own data, enabling third parties to access those data under a cryptographic management model. We propose a use case where both blockchain and smart contracts are employed by using cryptographic technology to enable user empowerment of data management in AmI. Finally, we analyze strengths and weaknesses of the proposed scenario.
Keywords: blockchain; AmI; data management; user empowerment blockchain; AmI; data management; user empowerment
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Robles, T.; Bordel, B.; Alcarria, R.; Sánchez-de-Rivera, D. Blockchain Technologies for Private Data Management in AmI Environments. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1230.

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