Workshop

Blockchain – Technology and Applications Unchaining the Blockchain

Blockchain - Technology and Applications | VDI Wissensforum

In 2017 blockchain can definitely be seen as one of the most frequently mentioned terms in major industries. But what is it that puts us all into turmoil? The workshop chair introduces this interesting technology, explains it from its origin and involves participants into interactive workshop sessions to help them understand the concept.

Blockchain, smart Contracts and the Internet of Things

Probably, the best known application of blockchain can be seen in the field of smart contracts. Those are web-based computer protocols which portray contracts and technically help in regard to contract processing. Due to the use of algorithms there is no need for further legal support and mistakes of humans can be excluded. This is only one of several examples of blockchains that will be explained and discussed in this workshop which moves within the framework of the Internet of Things. Besides on the second day of the workshop, the future of blockchain technology will be focused in the context of machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data.
The conference Chair is especially interested in hands-on sessions to make sure that all attendees understand the functionality of blockchain technologies. Furthermore specific questions and individual topics of the attendees can be handed in prior to the workshop and will be discussed during the event.

The workshop “Blockchain- Technology and Applications” will cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of Blockchain – Technology, Characteristics and Implications
  • Overview on Blockchain Use Cases
  • Use Case Identification and Development
  • Basics of Smart Contract Programming
  • Future Potential and Challenges of Blockchain

Workshop content

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Day 1: 9:00 to approx. 16:00

Introduction to Blockchain

Fundamentals of Blockchain

  • Essential characteristics of the blockchain
  • Transaction processing of blockchain systems

Hands-on Blockchain

  • Practical approach to understand the functionality of blockchain systems
  • +++Interactive Workshop Session

Blockchain Applications

  • Visions, implications and business opportunities

Use Case Session I: Identification and Definition

  • Collaborative brainstorming
  • Collective clustering of ideas
  • Discussion
  • ++Interactive Workshop Session

Day 2: 9:00 to approx. 15:00

Wrap up of Day 1

Smart Contracts and the Internet of Things

  • Characteristics and functionality
  • Opportunities and limitations

Introduction to Smart Contract programming

  • Development of smart contracts

Use Case Session II: Adaptation and Implementation

  • Transformation of ideas into technical requirements
  • Implementation Roadmap
  • Discussion
  • ++Interactive Workshop Session

Discussion

  • The future of blockchain technology in the context of machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data

Who should attend this international Workshop?

This workshop on Blockchain technology and applications aims at people working in the fields of:

  • Research and development
  • Business innovation and development
  • Process management
  • Digital operations

Furthermore anyone interested in or affiliated to blockchain is welcome to take part.

Workshop Chairs

The Workshop will be held by André Schweizer, Research Assistant at the Research Center Finance & Information Management and member of the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). André will be supported by:

Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen, Professor of Information Systems and Sustainable IT Management at the University of Bayreuth, Deputy Director of the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) and Research Center Finance & Information Management
and

Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach, Professor of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management at the University of Bayreuth, Deputy Director of the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) and Research Center Finance & Information Management.

Registration
16.10 - 17.10.2017 Berlin available 1690 €

A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the event participants.