PlaTIBART: a Platform for Transactive IoT Blockchain Applications with Repeatable Testing [article]

Michael A. Walker, Abhishek Dubey, Aron Laszka, Douglas C. Schmidt
2017 arXiv   pre-print
With the advent of blockchain-enabled IoT applications, there is an increased need for related software patterns, middleware concepts, and testing practices to ensure adequate quality and productivity. IoT and blockchain each provide different design goals, concepts, and practices that must be integrated, including the distributed actor model and fault tolerance from IoT and transactive information integrity over untrustworthy sources from blockchain. Both IoT and blockchain are emerging
more » ... ogies and both lack codified patterns and practices for development of applications when combined. This paper describes PlaTIBART, which is a platform for transactive IoT blockchain applications with repeatable testing that combines the Actor pattern (which is a commonly used model of computation in IoT) together with a custom Domain Specific Language (DSL) and test network management tools. We show how PlaTIBART has been applied to develop, test, and analyze fault-tolerant IoT blockchain applications.
arXiv:1709.09612v2 fatcat:tuab46amnvfy7fcqaaid4x73vm