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Internet of Mobile Energy

The emergence of the two-way communication model and Distributed Energy Sources (DES) is transforming traditional power systems from largely centralised energy production to more decentralised and connected management systems. This is called the 'smart grid'.As the smart grid evolves, electric vehicles (EVs) are emerging as unconventional and highly-disruptive participants in the grid that can add significant benefit and flexibility. Notably, EV’s are equipped with a relatively high capacity battery that stores energy to power the vehicle.EV batteries, coupled with the …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science
Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices

Trust in Internet-of-Things with blockchain

Blockchain is an unchangeable, distributed database. which provides trust in data once it is stored on the database. However, in Internet-of-Things (IoT), the data is an observation of physical context and is susceptible to noise, drift, or malicious alterations. Sensors may be even decoupled from their intended context by an attacker, which may compromise the blockchain data and its value for guiding decision.This project aims to develop an innovative approach for pervasive trust in IoT, underpinned by blockchain. The research …

Study level
PhD, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Computer Science
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

FinTech, RegTech and Blockchain application in Taxation and Financial Regulation

Dr Felicity Dean is looking for PhD/MPhil candidates wishing to examine the emerging possibilities for blockchain application in taxation and financial market regulation. Drawing on existing international and national innovation, candidates will be encouraged to explore concepts of design orientated digital tool and regulation development informed by stakeholder engagement to developing real world solutions in the taxation or financial market regulation. This topic is led by the QUT School of Law within the Datafication and Automation of Human Life research …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Faculty of Law
School
School of Law
Research centre(s)

Digital business models

The ongoing proliferation of a digital lifestyle and the exposure to global innovation raises the expectation level of customers for new products and services. The ongoing technological innovations make this possible, but require digital business models to turn them into viable commercial offerings.This is not only relevant for new (‘born-on-the-web’) companies, but also for traditional companies who run the risk of having their core business disrupted. While some struggle with the new business models (e.g. Kodak), others turn it into …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School
School of Information Systems
Research centre(s)
Centre for Data Science

Blockchain technology and its implications for accounting

Blockchain technology is anticipated to further disrupt the digital economy of today. Blockchain is a distributed database technology and is the underlying technical platform for digital cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Blockchain has the potential to profoundly impact accounting and the underlying financial transactions it represents, yet there is very little research exploring the implications for accounting and the profession. This research seeks to investigate how blockchain technology may impact a particular aspect of accounting such as financial accounting or audit …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

Blockchain and Accounting Information Systems - Challenges and Opportunities

Blockchain is considered a major technological innovation and has the potential to transform Accounting practices substantially. However, several questions regarding the practical implications remain unanswered. This thesis will examine the potential of blockchain technology in Accounting and its influence on related tasks in risk and business process management. Using empirical data that enables a deep understanding of blockchain in different business contexts, the research will examine challenges and opportunities for its implementation and adoption. The findings will assist businesses in …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

Blockchain: Evolution or illusion?

Blockchain has received extensive attention as a revolutionary new technology that will foster business success and innovation, but is it all hype, an illusion put forward to exploit technically challenged or inexperienced businesses and investors? This research will explore the misconception that Blockchain is the solution to business digitisation and success and argue that it's popularity is driven by a tech savvy generation who are yet to fully operationalise the technology. Further, it will explore the current regulatory regime in …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

Blockchain's application to infrastructure funding

While Blockchain's application as a cryptocurrency is relatively well-known, its application to broader business applications is often misunderstood or underestimated. As an 'incorruptible digital ledger of ... transactions that can be programmed to record ... virtually anything of value' (Tapscott & Tapscott, 2016), this technology holds the potential to radically simplify how business opportunities are funded and controlled. This research seeks to understand how the block chain may be used to improve infrastructure funding and control by developing a model …

Study level
Master of Philosophy
Faculty
QUT Business School
School
School of Accountancy
Research centre(s)

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