Blockchain Working Group Created By European Research Consortium

Announcements, Blockchain, Education | November 27, 2017 By:

The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) has established a working group to examine the establishment of blockchain technology as a field of computer science research in Europe. The working group will be led by ERCIM member Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

ERCIM claims the working group was created as a follow-up to its workshop on blockchain technology in May and its ERCIM News 110 “Blockchain Engineering” workshop in July.

The working group’s mission is to solidify, nurture and further incubate the fledgling community of European blockchain technology research already established at ERCIM; foster an “interdisciplinary” exchange between European researchers specialized in the various fields that blockchain technology covers; and establish a road map documenting ongoing research and open research questions in the rapidly moving field of blockchain technology.

The working group will also organize one or more ERCIM workshops on blockchain technology to support the dissemination of research results, as well as develop, analyze and evaluate blockchain applications, networks and infrastructures.

ERCIM said it is inviting scientists and researchers from its member institutions and other organizations to join the group.

Founded in 1988, ERCIM is a research consortium focused on research projects in computer science and mathematics. The consortium has members from leading European information technology and mathematics research establishments from 18 countries. ERCIM’s aim is to foster collaborative work and improve cooperation within European industry and the European research community.