Blockchain-Assisted Secure Cyber-Physical Systems

Offline Workshop: Dec 01, 2023 - Dec 02, 2023


Cyber-physical systems (CPS) have grown significantly in importance in today’s quickly expanding technological environment as a result of their integration of physical processes with computer and communication components. A major concern is assuring the security, reliability, and resilience of CPS as they grow increasingly linked and data driven way. In order to manage data, transactions, and interactions in a safe and transparent manner, blockchain technology has arisen as a viable solution to these problems. In order to improve security and dependability, this workshop will examine/showcase the blockchain and CPS interaction-cum-potential.


This workshop is designed to:

  • Provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of cyber-physical systems and their security challenges.
  • Introduce participants to the fundamentals of blockchain technology and its applicability in enhancing CPS security.
  • Explore real-world use cases where blockchain-assisted CPS have demonstrated improved security and data integrity.
  • Foster discussions on the integration of blockchain with CPS, covering technical, implementation, and operational aspects.
  • Facilitate hands-on sessions and group activities to encourage practical insights and problem-solving.

Workshop Topics:

Introduction to Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS):

  • Definition, components, and characteristics of CPS.
  • Security challenges and vulnerabilities in CPS.

Fundamentals of Blockchain Technology:

  • Basics of blockchain, decentralized ledgers, and consensus mechanisms.
  • Immutability, transparency, and tamper-resistance in blockchain.

Convergence of Blockchain and CPS:

  • Enhancing CPS security with blockchain.
  • Role of smart contracts in automating CPS processes.

Use Cases and Applications:

  • Supply chain management and provenance tracking.
  • Smart grid and energy management.
  • Healthcare systems and patient data security.
  • Industrial IoT and predictive maintenance.

Technical Implementation:

  • Integration of sensors and IoT devices with blockchain networks.
  • Data validation, encryption, and access control in blockchain-assisted CPS.

Challenges and Future Directions:

  • Scalability and performance considerations.
  • Energy efficiency in resource-constrained CPS environments.
  • Interoperability between different blockchain platforms.

Target Audience:

This workshop is suitable for researchers, engineers, practitioners, and students interested in the fields of cyber-physical systems, blockchain technology, IoT, security, and data management.



The workshop will be designed as 2 full-daY event, consisting of presentations, interactive sessions, group discussions, and hands-on activities.

Delivery Format:

The workshop will employ a combination of the following methods:

  • Keynote presentations by distinguished experts.
  • Technical sessions for in-depth learning.
  • Case study presentations and real-world use cases.
  • Interactive group discussions and brainstorming sessions.
  • Practical exercises and demonstrations.


Participants will gain:

  • Insights into the integration of blockchain technology with cyber-physical systems.
  • Understanding of the security challenges in CPS and how blockchain addresses them.
  • Knowledge of real-world applications where blockchain-assisted CPS have been successful.
  • Practical skills through hands-on activities.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in the field.

Proposed Dates and Location:

Date: Dec 01, 2023 –  Dec 02, 2023

Location: SNU Chennai, TN, India

Registration Fee

UG/PG Student/Research Scholar: Rs. 800

Academician: Rs. 1000

Industry Fellow: Rs. 1500


This workshop will be organized by CSE Department, SNU Chennai. Our team comprises experts in cyber-physical systems, blockchain technology, and related domains.



The “Blockchain-Assisted Secure Cyber-Physical System” workshop aims to bridge the gap between CPS security challenges and the innovative potential of blockchain technology. By bringing together experts and enthusiasts, this workshop will foster discussions, learning, and collaboration to drive advancements in the secure integration of these transformative technologies.

We look forward to your participation and contribution to this exciting exploration at the intersection of blockchain and cyber-physical systems. For inquiries and further details, please contact on +91-7304501514 / +91-9500014204.



Dr. U. Padmavathi, Asst. Prof. (CSE)

Dr. Rohit Kumar, Asst. Prof. (CSE)


SNU Chennai, TN, India

19:30: Inaugration
10:00-11:00am: Introduction to Blockchain and Hedera
(Dr. John Augustine, IIT Madras)
510:00-11:30: Cyber Physical System Introduction and its relation to BC (Dr. Rohit Kumar / Dr. Padmavati U., SNUC)
211:15-12:15: Hands-on session on “Introduction to Ethereum and exploring the Ethereum Public Ledger”
(Mr. Pappu Kumar, IIT Madras)
611:45-12:45: Hands-on session on “IoT and Cloud Integration” (Mr. Dhayal, Meister Gen Technologies & Dhisai Technologies)
301:00-02:00 : Hands-on session on “Designing Basic Smart Contracts,
Creating NFTs”
(Mr. Pappu Kumar, IIT Madras)
701:30-03:00: Hands-on session on “Localization in Precision Systems” (Dr. Preeth R., IIITDM)
402:15-03:30 Hands-on session on “Introduction to Hedera Hashgraph,
Exploring the Hedera public Ledger,
Basic smart contracts in Hedera”
(Mr. Pappu Kumar, IIT Madras)
03:00-03:30: Valedictory