Intelligent Transport Systems, From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. Second EAI International Conference, INTSYS 2018, Guimarães, Portugal, November 21–23, 2018, Proceedings

Research Article

A Blockchain and Gamification Approach for Smart Parking

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-14757-0_1,
        author={Jo\"{a}o Ferreira and Ana Martins and Frederica Gon\`{e}alves and Rui Maia},
        title={A Blockchain and Gamification Approach for Smart Parking},
        proceedings={Intelligent Transport Systems, From Research and Development to the Market Uptake. Second EAI International Conference, INTSYS 2018, Guimar\"{a}es, Portugal, November 21--23, 2018, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTSYS},
        year={2019},
        month={2},
        keywords={Blockchain Collaborative Gamification Parking},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-14757-0_1}
    }
    
  • João Ferreira
    Ana Martins
    Frederica Gonçalves
    Rui Maia
    Year: 2019
    A Blockchain and Gamification Approach for Smart Parking
    INTSYS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-14757-0_1
João Ferreira,*, Ana Martins, Frederica Gonçalves1, Rui Maia2
  • 1: Madeira-ITI, University of Madeira
  • 2: Inov Inesc Inovação - Instituto de Novas Tecnologias and Instituto Superior Tecnico
*Contact email: jcafa@iscte-iul.pt

Abstract

City parking is increasingly complex and available parking spaces are scarce. Being able to identify a space to park their cars can lead many drivers to drive around the intended parking area several times, increasing traffic density and pollution. In this research we propose a collaborative blockchain solution with gamification for parking. Users collaborate to report free spaces and receive free parking minutes for their service to the community. In parallel, this approach can be used to collect beacon information from the parked vehicles and create a low-cost collaborative approach for managing a parking control process platform Blockchain that can handle this distributed process and the gamification platform increases users’ participation.