Security and privacy are cornerstones for 5G to become a platform for the Networked Society. Cellular systems pioneered the creation of security solutions for public communication, providing a vast, trustworthy ecosystem – 5G will drive new requirements due to new business and trust models, new service delivery models, an evolved threat landscape and an increased concern for privacy.
In UTS, we are working with industry to develop next generation 5G/IoT and Blockchain technologies to achieve real time tracking and monitoring from production plants through export supply chains to overseas markets. A Blockchain enabled data platform has been developed to secure IoT data records, enable transparent and trusted data sharing. Smart contracts are developed to manage and automate commercial transactions following the commodity flows.
In this talk, we will discuss the benefits, limitations, and challenges of IoT and Blockchain. I will present some of our latest project results in IoT and Blockchain applications.
RenPing Liu is a Professor and Head of Discipline of Network and Cybersecurity in the School of Electrical and Data Engineering at University of Technology Sydney. He was also the co-founder and CTO of Ultimo Digital Technologies, developing IoT and Blockchain. Prior to that he was a Principal Scientist and Research Leader at CSIRO, where he led wireless networking research activities. Professor Liu was the winner of Australian Engineering Innovation Award and CSIRO Chairman’s medal. He specialises in protocol design and modelling and has delivered networking solutions to a number of government agencies and industry customers. His research interests include 5G, VANET, IoT, cybersecurity, and Blockchain. He has over 150 research publications and has supervised over 30 PhD students.
Professor Liu was the founding chair of IEEE NSW VTS Chapter and a Senior Member of IEEE. He served as Technical Program Committee chairs, Organising Committee chairs, and delivered keynote speeches in a number of IEEE Conferences and industry forums.