Interactive Workshops

Fraunhofer Blockchain Technology Day

Workshop I: Community blockchains – platforms, node operators and intermediaries

Which roles are required in non-public blockchain infrastructures?

Most blockchain applications from the business environment use private networks as infrastructure for the creation of a consortium or access-restricted blockchain. The reasons for this include the possibility to operate the blockchain nodes with low energy consumption and the better scalability of the transactions. With this approach, however, new questions arise for which there are no conclusive answers yet and which will be discussed in the workshop:

How is the technical administration of the network designed and how can it be seamlessly linked to the organizational framework? What recommendations are there for the governance of the network and in what legal form should the network be organized? Do permissioned blockchains correspond to the basic idea of the blockchain approach or do they not just lead to a new form of intermediaries? These and other questions will be discussed in the workshop from a technical, organisational and legal point of view.

Workshop II: Blockchain prototyping

How do I get from the use case to the blockchain application?

The aim of the workshop is to interactively develop challenges, requirements and (best) practices as well as application potentials on the topic of blockchain and IoT.

The main topics are the fundamental interrelationships in Blockchain and IoT, the mirroring of key questions in a use case from the area of "Smart Waste Management" and the resulting first definition of generic development approaches for Blockchain-IoT use cases.

Workshop III: Blockchain as basic infrastructure for public services

Do we need a federal blockchain?

In this workshop we will examine the question of what role the blockchain can play in the context of public administration. The first practical experiences have already been made in the field of registries and identity management. Can these experiences be transferred to other areas, such as sovereign documents, certificates, or even the patient file?

After a keynote lecture on current developments, pilot projects and first experiences, we will discuss potentials and challenges of selected application cases with you and derive requirements for a blockchain infrastructure for public administration.

Workshop IV: Secure identities for people and things through blockchain and distributed ledgers

Which concepts exist and where are the challenges?

The workshop participants will examine whether blockchain-based identity management is a solution to their challenges and a first step towards the user-friendly development of appropriate solutions.

In different scenarios (e.g. e-commerce, self sovereign identity management and identity management for fugitives) solutions for the specific challenges of the scenario will be developed in focus groups.