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Decentralized Systems and Network Services Research Group
Institute of Telematics

Zirkel 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 608-46351
Fax: +49 721 608-47763

The research group is part of the Competence Center for Applied Security Technology (KASTEL).



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.


2019/03/15: Registration to Courses in the Summer Term 2019

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.

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2019/01/28: 3rd ForDigital Blockchain Workshop

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.

2019/01/19: DSN Traveller in the favourite Matrix projects 2018

Ben Parson, Developer Advocate for Matrix.org, mentioned the DSN Traveller, which was developed in the group as part of the master's thesis of Florian Jacob, in his favourite Matrix projects 2018.

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2019/01/07: New Publication - Towards Application of Cuckoo Filters in NSM

In the paper "Towards Application of Cuckoo Filters in Network Security Monitoring" we study the feasibility of applying the recently proposed cuckoo filters to improve space efficiency for set membership testing in Network Security Monitoring, focusing on the example of Threat Intelligence matching. The work was presented in November 2018 on the 14th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM).