Dienstag, 13. November 2018

[HIForum] [Kolloquium] EINLADUNG / INVITATION - Informatisches Kolloquium 19.11.2018, 17:15, B201, Informatikum/Stellingen

Dies ist eine Einladung zum Informatischen Kolloquium am Montag, den 19.11.2018 um 17:15 auf dem Universitätsgelände "Informatikum/Stellingen", im Konrad-Zuse-Hörsaal B-201. Der Vortrag mit dem Titel "Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchain & Crypto Currencies – Hype & an Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Researchwird von Herrn Prof. Dr. Edgar Weippl gehalten, tätig am SBA-Research und der TU Wien (Vortragssprache: Englisch/Deutsch).


This is an invitation to the next informatics colloquium on Monday, 19 November 2018, at 17:15, on university campus Stellingen, lecture hall B-201. The talk is entitled " Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchain & Crypto Currencies – Hype & an Opportunity for Interdisciplinary Research " and will be given in English or German (according to preference) by Prof. Dr. Edgar Weippl from SBA-Research and the University of Vienna/Austria.


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Im Namen des Kolloquium-Komitees

On behalf of the colloquium committee

Stephanie Schulte Hemming

Universität Hamburg




With the increase of interconnectivity and ubiquitous data access, new services have emerged. Distributed Ledger Technologies and their underlying principles can be used to reach agreement or consensus upon a distributed state in a highly distributed environment. They have many different aspects and can therefore be viewed from various angles, including the financial and economic, legal, political, and sociological perspective, as well as considering technical and socio-technical points of view. In the presentation I will show three aspects that are important in our research: (1) theoretical foundations, (2) understanding real world phenomena, and (3) impact. For instance, proof-of-work (PoW) as used in Bitcoin is not only relevant to achieving consensus but also serves as a source of randomness. Without it leader selection becomes an issue. Finally, understanding economic incentives and malicious behavior to undermine consensus in public blockchains is important to create a stable cryptocurrency environment upon which new services can be built. 



Edgar R. Weippl is Research Director of SBA Research and Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Security and Quality Improvement in Production Systems at TU Wien. He also teaches and supports research at UAS St. Pölten. Edgar focuses on (1) fundamental and applied research on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and (2) security of production systems engineering. He is on the editorial board of Elsevier's Computers & Security journal (COSE), was PC chair of ESORICS 2015, general chair of ACM CCS 2016 and PC Chair of SACMAT 2017. After graduating with a Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Technology, Edgar worked for two years in a research startup. He spent one year teaching as an assistant professor at Beloit College, WI. From 2002 to 2004, while with the software vendor ISIS Papyrus, he worked as a consultant for an HMO in New York, NY and Albany, NY, and for the financial industry in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2004 he joined the Vienna University of Technology and together with A Min Tjoa and Markus Klemen founded the research center SBA Research.




Prof. Dr. Mathias Fischer