A Framework for Blockchain Based Secure Smart Green House Farming

  • Akash Suresh Patil
  • Bayu Adhi Tama
  • Youngho Park
  • Kyung-Hyune RheeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 474)


The emerging greenhouse technology in agriculture based on Internet of Things (IoT) used for remote monitoring and automation has been rapidly developed. But it still has major concern about security and privacy, due to the large scale of disseminating nature of its network. To overcome these security challenges, we use blockchain which allows the creation of a distributed digital ledger of transactions that is shared among the nodes on IoT network. The main aim of this paper is to provide lightweight blockchain based architecture for smart greenhouse farms to provide security and privacy. Here, IoT devices in greenhouses which act as a blockchain managed centrally to optimize energy consumption have the benefit of private immutable ledgers. In addition, we present a security framework that blends the blockchain technology with IoT devices to provide a secure communication platform in Smart Greenhouse farming.


Smart Greenhouse Internet of Things Blockchain 



This research was partly supported by the MSIT (Ministry of Science and ICT), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program (IITP-2017-2015-0-00403) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion), and IITP grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (2017-0-00156, The Development of a Secure Framework and Evaluation Method for Blockchain).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akash Suresh Patil
    • 1
  • Bayu Adhi Tama
    • 2
  • Youngho Park
    • 2
  • Kyung-Hyune Rhee
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Program of Information Security, Graduate SchoolPukyong National UniversityBusanSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of IT Convergence and Application EngineeringPukyong National UniversityBusanSouth Korea

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