Conceptual Approach for an Extension to a Mushroom Farm Distributed Process Control System: IoT and Blockchain

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Author list: Moreira, F., Branco, F., Martins, J., Au-Yong-Oliveira, M., & Gonçalves, R.
Publisher: Springer
Publication year: 2019
Volume number: 1
Start page: 738
End page: 747
Number of pages: 10
ISBN: 978-3-030-16187-3
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Collecting, storing, integrating and transforming data, together with

the problem of security and privacy, are topics that present great challenges for

society. The needs of the industry in general and agri-food in particular in the

mushroom production sector, due to their specificities, requires the adoption of

emerging technologies to make them more productive and more competitive in

this global market. In this type of industry it is important, and essential, the

control of the environmental variables of the production areas and the way they

are presented, because the information associated with these variables would

provide an important complement to the established production control system.

In this paper we propose a conceptual approach for an extension to a mushroom

farm distributed process control system with IoT and blockchain integration that

not only allows to collect distributed data on the environmental indicators

inherent to the mushrooms production, but also complement the already existent

production control system, which is extremely important for the overall success

of the farm management information system used by the group managers.


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