Evaluation of Approaches for Designing and Developing Decentralized Applications on Blockchain

Chibuzor Udokwu, Henry Anyanka, Alex Norta

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Abstract

Blockchain as a novel technology has shown the capacity to transform multiple sectors. Due to opportunities such as data security, transparency, privacy and interoperability presented by decentralized applications on blockchain networks, organizations are now moving their inter-organizational functions to blockchain-based systems. Traditional system-design methods are not suitable for developing blockchain systems since they are not capable of capturing new functions that are associated with decentralized applications. This paper seeks to address this gap by exploring existing design methods and frameworks that support the development of decentralized application on a blockchain. To achieve this, case-study based research is used in identifying current software-development techniques used in designing decentralized applications (DApp). Experts in this field are interviewed to identify their chosen techniques for designing and developing block-chain applications. Furthermore, related literature is selected to identify current techniques for DApp-designs based on the state of the art. A systematic analysis of the identified techniques is conducted using the current limitations of blockchain technology as criteria for the analyses. Finally, based on the findings of this study, we propose a new model-driven framework for designing blockchain applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICACS 2020 - 4th International Conference on Algorithms, Computing and Systems - ICACS-AECCC 2020 - 2nd African Electronics, Computer and Communication Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages55-62
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450377324
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2020
Event4th International Conference on Algorithms, Computing and Systems, ICACS 2020, held jointly with the 2nd African Electronics, Computer and Communication Conference, ICACS-AECCC 2020 - Virtual, Online, Germany
Duration: 18 Sept 202020 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Algorithms, Computing and Systems, ICACS 2020, held jointly with the 2nd African Electronics, Computer and Communication Conference, ICACS-AECCC 2020
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityVirtual, Online
Period18.09.202020.09.2020

Keywords

  • agile
  • Blockchain
  • DApps
  • design
  • modeling
  • smart-contract

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