Blockchain for Industry 4.0: Blockchain for Industry 4.0: Emergence, Challenges, and Opportunities
S, Asharaf, Goldston, Justin, Williams, Samson
This reference text provides the theoretical foundations, the emergence, and the application areas of Blockchain in an easy-to-understand manner that would be highly helpful for the researchers, academicians, and industry professionals to understand the disruptive potentials of Blockchain. It explains Blockchain concepts related to Industry 4.0, Smart Healthcare, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and explores Smart Contracts and Consensus algorithms. This book will serve as an ideal reference text for graduate students and academic researchers in electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, computer engineering, and information technology.
- Discusses applications of blockchain technology in diverse sectors such as industry 4.0, education, finance, and supply chain.
- Provides theoretical concepts, applications, and research advancements in the field of blockchain.
- Covers industry 4.0 digitization platform and blockchain for data management in industry 4.0 in a comprehensive manner.
- Emphasizes analysis and design of consensus algorithms, fault tolerance, and strategy to choose the correct consensus algorithm.
- Introduces security issues in the industrial internet of things, internet of things, blockchain integration, and blockchain-based applications.
The text presents in-depth coverage of theoretical concepts, applications and advances in the field of blockchain technology. This book will be an ideal reference for graduate students and academic researchers in diverse engineering fields such as electrical, electronics and communication, computer, and information technology.
Anoop V. S. is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Smith School of Business, Queen's
University, Ontario, Canada. Previously, he worked as a Senior Scientist
(Research and Training) at Kerala Blockchain Academy, Kerala University
of Digital Sciences, Innovation, and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram,
India. He received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of
Philosophy (MPhil) from Cochin University of Science and Technology
(CUSAT), Kerala. He has also worked as a Senior AI Data Scientist with
Dubai Future Accelerator for implementing AI solutions for Etisalat
and Etihad Airways. He is an experienced software engineer with more
than 5 years of experience working with US-based multi-national companies
in Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram. He has completed several
industry internships in data science and AI that helped him implement
intelligent algorithms for many organizations to solve their complex
business problems. He has over 10 years of overall experience in teaching,
research, and industry. His research interests are in text mining,
natural language processing, computational social sciences, and blockchain.
He has published papers in journals of national and international
repute, book chapters, and conference proceedings in major venues of AI
and knowledge management.
Asharaf S. is a computer engineer/scientist with extensive exposure in
algorithms for machine learning. In addition to his current role as a
Dean (R&D) and Professor at Kerala University of Digital Sciences,
Innovation, and Technology, he also serves as a visiting faculty for MDP
programs at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode and as a
Mentor in Kerala Startup Mission. He received his PhD and Master of
Engineering degrees in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of
Science, Bangalore. He graduated in Computer Engineering from Cochin
University of Science and Technology. After B.Tech, he has worked as a
lecturer at T.K.M. College of Engineering, Kollam, and after PhD, he
has worked as a Research Scientist at America Online (AOL) R&D Labs
and as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management
Kozhikode. He is a recipient of IBM outstanding PhD student award
2006, IBM Shared University Research Grant 2015, IBM Open Science
Collaboration Program Grant 2017, and DBT/BIRAC/Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation Research Grant under the Grand Challenges India
program in 2019. He has published three books and more than 50
research papers in international journals and conferences. He served as
the founding professor-in-charge of Maker Village Cochin (https: //makervillage.
in/people.php) and currently serves as the Professor-in-Charge
of Kerala Blockchain Academy (https: //kba.ai/team/). His areas of interest
include technologies and business models related to data engineering,
machine learning, information retrieval, and blockchains.
Justin Goldston is a Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management
at Penn State University, where his research is focused on blending the
practices of supply chain management, emerging technologies, and sustainability
to create positive global change. Dr. Goldston is a research
faculty affiliate for the Center for the Business of Sustainability at the
Smeal College of Business at Penn State as well as an active contributing
faculty member of The Sustainability Institute at Penn State. Outside
of the institution, Goldston is an Executive on the International Supply
Chain Education Alliance's (ISCEA's) International Standards Board
(IISB) and is the author of the forthcoming book AI for Good: Achieving
Sustainability Through Citizen Science and Organizational Citizenship.
Dr. Goldston has over 20 years of experience working with organizations
around the world such as Intel, Siemens, and Blue Buffalo on business
performance improvement, organizational change, and enterprise-wide
digital transformation initiatives. Goldston has also led and assisted in the
development of Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, and Business
Analytics programs and courses at Georgetown University, Texas A&M
University, Rasmussen University, Davenport University, and North
Carolina Wesleyan College and has evaluated doctoral programs for the
Department of Higher Education. Goldston serves on the Management
Advisory Board at various higher education institutions; is the author
of multiple peer-reviewed journal articles on supply chain management,
sustainability, and innovative technologies of Critical Success Factors in
ERP Implementations; and is a five-time TEDx speaker where he discussed
emerging technologies such as blockchain and AI.
Samson Williams is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in NYC
and the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he teaches
on the blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and the space economy. He is also
a serial entrepreneur and accidental investor and the President of the
Crowdfunding Professional Association and investor into two investment
crowdfunding platforms Brite.us - CrowdInvesting Done B_rite
and GoingPublic.com. Samson is a senior emergency and finance strategist
specializing in operations and technology, healthcare, and financia
service crisis management. As a globally recognized expert on technology
and crisis communications, Samsons strive to develop compelling
content and deliver a message through distinct, actionable, and measurable
campaigns. Previously, he worked with Fannie Mae as part of the
emergency management team assembled to help pull the nation out of
the housing crisis. Ultimately, he spent the last 2 years leading internal
communications, workforce development, and organizational resiliency
for Fannie Mae's Operations and Technology Division. Prior to investing
in Brite.us and creating The Space Economy show, Samson served
as the Principal Consultant for Axes and Eggs, a global technology
advisory building relationship beyond tech in Dubai and Riyadh and
throughout the Middle East North Africa region. There, Mr. Samson
oversaw education, messaging, communication strategy, and media
planning for finance, fintech, and government agencies throughout the
Middle East, executing events and relationships with government agencies
from the United Arab Emirates, Kingdoms of Bahrain and Saudi
Arabia, Mauritius, and India. Samson has authored several books such
as Raising Money -Understanding Cryptocurrencies, Crowdfunding,
Startup Capital, Blockchain and The Space Economy, The Space
Economy -Book Zero of The Space Economies Series, Lifestyle Money:
Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Crowdfunding, and The Future of Money
and Wealth, Stop Sucking Up to VCs, and Race and Space -Racial
Equity and Justice in the Space Economy.
Anoop V. S. 是加拿大安大略省皇后大學史密斯商學院的博士後研究員。之前，他在印度喀拉拉邦數字科學、創新和技術大學的喀拉拉區塊鏈學院擔任高級科學家（研究和培訓）。他在喀拉拉邦科欽科技大學獲得哲學博士（博士學位）和哲學碩士（碩士學位）。他還曾在杜拜未來加速器擔任高級人工智能數據科學家，為阿聯酋電信和阿提哈德航空實施人工智能解決方案。他是一位有著超過5年經驗的軟體工程師，曾在德里瓦南塔普科技園與美國跨國公司合作。他完成了多個數據科學和人工智能的行業實習，幫助組織實施智能算法解決複雜的業務問題。他在教學、研究和行業方面擁有超過10年的經驗。他的研究興趣包括文本挖掘、自然語言處理、計算社會科學和區塊鏈。他在國內外知名期刊、專書章節和人工智能和知識管理主要場所的會議論文中發表了論文。
Asharaf S. 是一位具有廣泛機器學習算法經驗的計算機工程師/科學家。除了在印度喀拉拉邦數字科學、創新和技術大學擔任研發院長和教授的職位外，他還擔任印度管理學院科欽科德分校的MDP項目訪問教授和喀拉拉初創企業使命的導師。他在印度科學研究所獲得計算機科學博士和碩士學位，並在科欽科技大學獲得計算機工程學士學位。在獲得學士學位後，他曾在T.K.M.工程學院擔任講師，獲得博士學位後，曾在美國在線研發實驗室擔任研究科學家，並在印度管理學院科欽科德分校擔任助理教授。他曾獲得IBM傑出博士研究生獎2006年、IBM共享大學研究資助2015年、IBM開放科學合作計劃資助2017年，以及DBT/BIRAC/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation在2019年的印度重大挑戰計劃下的研究資助。他出版了三本書和50多篇國際期刊和會議的研究論文。他曾擔任Maker Village Cochin的創始教授負責人，目前擔任喀拉拉區塊鏈學院的負責人。他的興趣領域包括與數據工程、機器學習、信息檢索和區塊鏈相關的技術和商業模式。
Justin Goldston是賓夕法尼亞州立大學的項目和供應鏈管理教授，他的研究重點是將供應鏈管理、新興技術和可持續性相結合，創造積極的全球變革。Goldston博士是賓夕法尼亞州立大學商學院商業可持續性中心的研究教職員，也是賓夕法尼亞州立大學可持續性研究所的積極貢獻教職員。在學術機構之外，Goldston是國際供應鏈教育聯盟（ISCEA）國際標準委員會（IISB）的執行委員，並著有即將出版的書籍《AI for Good: Achieving Sustainability Through Citizen Science and Organizational Citizenship》。Goldston博士擁有超過20年的經驗。