The pervasive presence of the Internet results in an increasing number of people and systems interacting with each other. However, since each system only captures its own representation of reality, the information of the involved actors is scattered and even duplicated. This scattering generates problems by itself since only a small fragmented vision of the actors’ reality is available for each system. At the same time, the duplication of information in different systems can lead to inconsistencies that impede the correct integration of different systems. In this paper, we present an architecture based on the use of an upper blockchain in charge of federating a set of lower-level blockchains. This way, actor-centered data integration is achieved, offering a single, global vision of the dispersed information of each actor. This solution, called FedBlocks, relies on the blockchains’ federation concept where all interconnected systems are communicated and can share authorized data of their actors, providing a benefit for these systems and for the actors themselves. The proposed implementation has been successfully tested integrating 5689 records from 50 different institutions, belonging to 1156 actors.

Blockchains' federation for enabling actor-centered data integration

Foschini L.;Bellavista P.;
2022

Abstract

The pervasive presence of the Internet results in an increasing number of people and systems interacting with each other. However, since each system only captures its own representation of reality, the information of the involved actors is scattered and even duplicated. This scattering generates problems by itself since only a small fragmented vision of the actors’ reality is available for each system. At the same time, the duplication of information in different systems can lead to inconsistencies that impede the correct integration of different systems. In this paper, we present an architecture based on the use of an upper blockchain in charge of federating a set of lower-level blockchains. This way, actor-centered data integration is achieved, offering a single, global vision of the dispersed information of each actor. This solution, called FedBlocks, relies on the blockchains’ federation concept where all interconnected systems are communicated and can share authorized data of their actors, providing a benefit for these systems and for the actors themselves. The proposed implementation has been successfully tested integrating 5689 records from 50 different institutions, belonging to 1156 actors.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2022
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Rojo J.; Hernandez J.; Foschini L.; Bellavista P.; Berrocal J.; Murillo Rodriguez J.M.; Garcia-Alonso J.
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