Blockchain-Secured Smart Manufacturing in Industry 4.0 : A Survey

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Author(s)

  • Jiewu Leng
  • Shide Ye
  • Man Zhou
  • Qiang Liu
  • Wei Guo
  • Wei Cao
  • Leijie Fu

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-252
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Volume51
Issue number1
Online published18 Dec 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Abstract

Blockchain is a new generation of secure information technology that is fueling business and industrial innovation. Many studies on key enabling technologies for resource organization and system operation of blockchain-secured smart manufacturing in Industry 4.0 had been conducted. However, the progression and promotion of these blockchain applications have been fundamentally impeded by various issues in scalability, flexibility, and cybersecurity. This survey discusses how blockchain systems can overcome potential cybersecurity barriers to achieving intelligence in Industry 4.0. In this regard, eight cybersecurity issues (CIs) are identified in manufacturing systems. Ten metrics for implementing blockchain applications in the manufacturing system are devised while surveying research in blockchain-secured smart manufacturing. This study reveals how these CIs have been studied in the literature. Based on insights obtained from this analysis, future research directions for blockchain-secured smart manufacturing are presented, which potentially guides research on urgent cybersecurity concerns for achieving intelligence in Industry 4.0.\enlargethispage-8pt

Research Area(s)

  • Blockchain, Computer security, cybersecurity, Industries, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing systems, Measurement, smart contract, Smart contracts, Smart manufacturing, smart manufacturing.

Citation Format(s)

Blockchain-Secured Smart Manufacturing in Industry 4.0 : A Survey. / Leng, Jiewu; Ye, Shide; Zhou, Man et al.

In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 51, No. 1, 01.2021, p. 237-252.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review