Industry 4.0: Smart Contract-based Industrial Internet of Things Process Management

  • Charles Tim Batista Garrocho IFMG / UFOP
  • Célio Marcio Soares Ferreira UFOP
  • Ailton Sávio Sacramento Júnior UFOP
  • Carlos Frederico Marcelo da Cunha Cavalcanti UFOP
  • Ricardo Augusto Rabelo Oliveira UFOP


Through the Internet of Industrial Things, significant investments in the industry are expected. In this new environment, machine-to-machine communication showed immediate potential. However, most communication implementations require a trusted intermediary. The introduction of smart contracts can enable communication without the need for a trusted intermediary. To provide security and decentralization in industrial communication processes, smart contract-based middleware is proposed. This proposal is evaluated for impacts against the stringent communication requirements required by industrial applications. Experimental results show that while this approach offers greater security and decentralization than traditional proposals, blockchain-based smart contracts cannot yet be applied to industrial systems due to blocking time.

Palavras-chave: IIoT, M2M, Blockchain, Smart Contracts


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GARROCHO, Charles Tim Batista; FERREIRA, Célio Marcio Soares; SACRAMENTO JÚNIOR, Ailton Sávio; CAVALCANTI, Carlos Frederico Marcelo da Cunha; OLIVEIRA, Ricardo Augusto Rabelo. Industry 4.0: Smart Contract-based Industrial Internet of Things Process Management. In: TRABALHOS EM ANDAMENTO - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS COMPUTACIONAIS (SBESC), 9. , 2019, Natal. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2019 . p. 137-142. ISSN 2763-9002. DOI: