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Educathon and Meeting of the International Blockchain Research Group

Upcoming meeting of the International Blockchain Research Group takes place at WU Vienna on the 20.-21. February, in room D2.2.094. The group members are, among others, Prof. Clemens Cap (University of Rostock), Prof. Sebastian Gajek (HS Flensburg), Prof. Alex Norta (Technical University of Tallinn), Prof. Jan Mendling and Dr. Claudio di Ciccio (WU Vienna). We welcome participants to join the educathon - see agenda below.


20 February

14:15 - 15:45 Educathon Talk 1: Blockchain and the Law

16:00 - 17:30 Educathon Talk 2: Machine-to-Machine Economy and Blockchain Technology

21 February

09:00 - 10:30 Educathon Talk 3: IOTA

10:45 - 12:15 Educathon Talk 4: Distributed Blockchain Applications

12:15 - 13:00 Lunch Break

13:00 - 14:30 Educathon Talk 5: Blockchain and Crypto + Quantum Games

14:45 - 16:15 Educathon Talk 6: Blockchain and Cooperative Information Systems

16:30 - 18:00 Discussion

Educathon is (like a hackathon) a series of lectures:

IOTA: How does it work? Does it work?


  • Short outline of the IOTA white paper

  • Rumors on problems with IOTA

  • What could possibly go wrong with IOTA and how we think about this?

  • IOTA status report

Blockchain and crypto and quantum games


  • What can be gained by combining blockchain and content encryption

  • What can be gained by having quantum entanglement resources in a game?

  • What can be gained by having Blockchain resources in a game?

Blockchain and the Law


  • Impacts of non-performance of contractual duties on blockchain-generated contracts

  • Party identification in blockchain-generated contracts

  • Protection of weaker parties (consumers, employees, minors) in blockchain-generated contracts

Blockchain vs. cooperative information systems


  • Model-Driven Engineering of business processes on the blockchain

  • Ethereum smart contracts implementing process fragments

  • Tracking process execution on the blockchain

Distributed Application Examples Employing Blockchain Technology


  • Approach for Blockchain Dapps

  • Qtum: Infrastructure project

  • Datawallet: Dapp

  • Authcoin: Dapp

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Claudio di Ciccio,

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