CKshare: secured cloud-based knowledge-sharing blockchain for injection mold redesign

Zhi Li, Xinlai Liu, W. M. Wang, Ali Vatankhah Barenji, George Q. Huang

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This paper proposes a trustable mold redesign knowledge-sharing platform, known as CKshare, based on private cloud and blockchain technology. Firstly, we use private cloud to store the mold redesign knowledge of each party to meet its own privacy and data format requirements. Secondly, a blockchain network is used for recording the knowledge and its transactions to ensure security and trustfulness. Thirdly, a simple retrieval mechanism is developed based on k-nearest neighbors for retrieving the codified knowledge on the platform. To realize CKshare, a prototype platform has been developed and explained based on real data from the case mold company.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalEnterprise Information Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Blockchain
  • injection mold redesign
  • K-nearest neighbors
  • knowledge-sharing
  • private cloud

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management


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