Decentralized Systems and Network Services Research Group
Under the term "Decentralized Systems and Network Services" we understand distributed and networked technical systems that span over more than one administrative domain. Hence, their operation depends on more than one party. Our research focuses on:
- Blockchains, consensus and peer-to-peer networks
- Network Security Monitoring
- Secure and privacy-aware computing in partially trustworthy environments.
On the IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency from 14-17 May 2019 in Seoul, South Korea we presented our publication "Banklaves: Concept for a Trustworthy Decentralized Payment Service for Bitcoin", which explores a new way to implement a second layer architecture for cryptocurrencies using Trusted Execution Environments.
In the paper "Access Control for Binary Integrity Protection using Ethereum", we present a concept for representing and managing software on a public Blockchain, like Ethereum, for the purpose of integrity protection and revocation thereof. The work will be presented during the ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT) at the beginning of June in Toronto and will be available via KITOpen later.
Registration to the ACS Practical Course as well as the Seminar "Hot Topics in Decentralized Systems" will open on the 1st of April at 2:00pm via the Wiwi-Portal. Further information can be found on the pages of the respective course.
Edit: Registration for the Seminar was moved to Friday, 5th of April at 10:00am.
On February 14th and 15th, 2019, the 3rd ForDigital Blockchain Workshop will take place at KIT. Researchers and practitioners in the field of Blockchains are invited to discuss challenges and opportunities of blockchain technologies and to talk about work currently being done.