Smart Contracts for a Mobility-as-a-Service Ecosystem

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    Abstract

    In the future, ecosystems for managing travel and all the associated services will be more diverse and innovative. These Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) ecosystems will combine services in an unforeseen way to enable fluent travel experiences. However, to succeed, MaaS ecosystems require integrators and enablers. Blockchains can serve as an technology enabler, but to reach their best potential blockchains need to tackle new business needs. MaaS ecosystems form an excellent arena for this. We present a model of a MaaS ecosystem, enabling easy, quick and trusted transactions taking advantage of artificial intelligence and blockchain-enabled smart contracts. We also present a subset demonstration of this model, TravelToken, which utilizes QR code that stores and uses travel information in smart contract over Ethereum. The benefits are that all travel data can be stored in one ticket, information stays unaltered in blockchain, and value-share as well as compensations in case of delays will be automatic.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security Companion, QRS-C 2018
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages135-138
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-7839-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-7840-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2018
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event18th IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security Companion, QRS-C 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 16 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

    Conference

    Conference18th IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security Companion, QRS-C 2018
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period16/07/1820/07/18

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    Keywords

    • blockchain
    • Mobility-as-a-ServiceB
    • Mobility-as-a-Servicelockchain
    • Smart contract

    Cite this

    Karinsalo, A., & Halunen, K. (2018). Smart Contracts for a Mobility-as-a-Service Ecosystem. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security Companion, QRS-C 2018 (pp. 135-138). [8431964] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/QRS-C.2018.00036