Blockchain Technology for a Safe and Transparent Covid-19 Vaccination

Authors

  • Maha Filali Rotbi Innovative Technologies Laboratory, EST, SMBA University, Fez, Morocco https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2945-6699
  • Saad Motahhir Engineering, Systems and Applications Laboratory, ENSA, SMBA University, Fez, Morocco https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6846-8908
  • Abdelaziz El Ghzizal Innovative Technologies Laboratory, EST, SMBA University, Fez, Morocco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13052/jicts2245-800X.1022

Keywords:

Blockchain, Covid-19, Vaccines, Smart contracts, BIoT, Vaccination Passport, Transparency, Security, Safety

Abstract

In late 2019, we witnessed the apparition of the covid-19 virus. The virus appeared first in Wuhan, and due to people travel was spread worldwide. Exponential spread as well as high mortality rates, the two characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that pushed the entire world into a global lock-down. Health and economic crisis, along with social distancing have put the globe in a highly challenging situation. Unprecedented pressure on the health care system exposed many loopholes not only in this industry but many other sectors, which resulted in a set of new challenges that researchers and scientists among others must face. In all these circumstances, we could attend, in a surprisingly short amount of time, the creation of multiple vaccine candidates. The vaccines were clinically tested and approved, which brought us to the phase of vaccination. Safety, security, transparency, and traceability are highly required in this context. As a contribution to assure an efficient vaccination campaign, in this paper we suggest a Blockchain-based system to manage the registration, storage, and distribution of the vaccines.

This manuscript has been presented as preprint in Blockchain technology for a Safe and Transparent Covid-19 Vaccination: https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.05428

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Author Biographies

Maha Filali Rotbi, Innovative Technologies Laboratory, EST, SMBA University, Fez, Morocco

Maha Filali Rotbi Engineer and Ph.D. Student. Graduated from ENSA FEZ as an Embedded system and Industrial computer science Engineer in 2019. She is a Ph.D. student at EST, SMBA University researching Blockchain-based solutions for IoT systems. She is currently working as Industrial automation projects engineer in the automotive sector.

Saad Motahhir, Engineering, Systems and Applications Laboratory, ENSA, SMBA University, Fez, Morocco

Saad Motahhir (Eng., Ph.D., IEEE Senior Member) has previous expertise acting in industry as Embedded System Engineer at Zodiac Aerospace Morocco from 2014 to 2019, and more recently became a professor at ENSA, SMBA university, Fez, Morocco since 2019. He received the engineer degree in embedded system from ENSA Fez in 2014. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from SMBA University in 2018. He has published a good number of papers in journals and conferences in the last few years, most of which are related to photovoltaic (PV) solar energy and Embedded Systems. He published number of patents in Morocco patent office. He edited many springer books and acted as a guest editor of different special issues and topical collections. He is reviewer and in the editorial board of different journals. He was associated with more than 30 international conferences as a Program Committee/Advisory Board/Review Board member. His is Member of the arab youth center council.

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Saad\_Motahhir

Mendeley: https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/saad-motahhir4/

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/1242578/saad-motahhir/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=G9AuvGgAAAAJ\&hl=fr\&oi=ao

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6846-8908

Abdelaziz El Ghzizal, Innovative Technologies Laboratory, EST, SMBA University, Fez, Morocco

Abdelaziz El Ghzizal is born on 1959 in Fez City in Morocco. He has obtained his bachelor in 1982 in physics at University Mohamed V in Rabat and his PhD in compounds, signals and systems at university of sciences and technics in Montpellier France in 1989. Currently, he is occupying a post of deputy director of School of Technology (EST) at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fez Morocco.

His researches are on the renewable energies and intelligent systems field.

He has published a number of papers in journals most of which are related to the optimization of power withdraw from PV systems. He has patented some intelligent systems in different area at Morocco patent office. Also, he is reviewer of different journals which are covering his activity contender.

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2022-05-07

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