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Empowering Communications in Vehicular Networkswith an Intelligent Blockchain-Based Solution


MBAREK Bacem JABEUR Nafaa PITNER Tomáš YASAR Ansar-Ul-Haque

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sustainability
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Faculty of Informatics

Keywords blockchainvehicular networkbelief–desire–intension architecturemulti-endorsement levelscollaborative endorsementselective communication
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Description Blockchains have emerged over time as a reliable and secure way to record transactions in an immutable manner in a wide range of application domains. However, current related solutions are not yet capable of appropriately checking the authenticity of data when their volumes are huge. They are not also capable of updating Blockchain data blocks and synchronizing them within reasonable timeframes. This is the case within the specific context of Blockchain vehicular networks, where these solutions are commonly cumbersome when attempting to add new vehicles to the network. In order to address these problems, we propose in this paper a new Blockchain-based solution that intelligently implement selective communication and collaborative endorsement approaches to reduce communications between vehicles. Our solution represents the vehicles of the Blockchain as intelligent software agents with a Belief-Desire-Intention (BDI) architecture. Furthermore, we propose an approach based on multi-endorsement levels to exchange data of varying sensitive categories. This approach, which is based on endorsing scores, is also used to shorten the admission of new vehicles into the Blockchain. We run simulations using the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain tool. Results show the efficiency of our solution in reducing the processing times of transactions within two different scenarios.
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