Blockchain-Based Secure Mist Computing Network Architecture for Intelligent Transportation Systems

Pradip Kumar Sharma, Jong Hyuk Park* (Corresponding Author)

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Conventional centralized architectures are sufficiently educated to provide high scalability, availability, and low latency and bandwidth usages for the Internet of Things (IoT) network. The exponential increase in volume and number of IoT devices in Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) turns our physical world into the cyber world. Security and privacy in the ITS network have become the main concern. To address these issues and challenges, a secure distributed mist computing network architecture for ITS is proposed by leveraging the features of blockchain technology. In this model, we present IoT user/device registration and authentication algorithms and enable the computing resources at the extreme edge of the network by deploying a smart contract. The proposed model uses an aggregate signature scheme to generate a signature for multiple IoT devices. To evaluate the proposed model, we performed an experimental analysis based on various performance measures. The proposed model gains 81% of lower median latency at local nodes compared to the core model. The result shows that the model performed effectively and a suitable solution for various ITS applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5168 - 5177
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Issue number8
Early online date10 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

Funded by the Korea government under National Research Foundation of Korea NRF


  • blockchain.
  • cloud computing
  • Internet of Things
  • mist computing
  • software defined networking


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