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.
The research group Information & Market Engineering headed by Prof. Weinhardt offers a cross-faculty thesis titled Dezentrales Handeln in Energiemärkten - Was kann die Blockchain [in German] starting January 2019, which will be co-supervised by us. The announcemend is aimed primarily at Master computer science students, but Bachelor students are also welcome to apply.
We contributed two articles to the latest KASTEL-Newsletter (in German). In the column "Insights into our Research" (p. 19) we give, as the name implies, a generally comprehensible overview of one of our latest publications, and in the news section (p. 22) we report on the recent Bro Workshop Europe.
On 18th and 19th of September our group hosted the first European Bro Workshop in cooperation with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). Bro is an open source network monitoring software project.
Our workshop submission Atomic Information Disclosure of Off-Chained Computations Using Threshold Encryption has been published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science.