Welcome to Blockchains and Databases

Description: Blockchains, also known as distributed ledgers, have become a key technology for managing distributed trust and transactions.Most famous is the virtual currency Bitcoin, which is based on blockchains. Several players have also uses blockchains to manage both physical and digital assets. Blockchains have both strengths and weaknesses, most notably performance, compared to other technologies for managing distributed data and transactions, e.g., database systems. This course will describe the key concepts, architectures, algorithms, and systems in the blockchain space and compare them with database technology.

Organizer: Professor Torben Bach Pedersen, e-mail: tbp@cs.aau.dk

Lecturers: IBM Fellow C. Mohan, IBM Research (TBC)


Time: 23-25 April 2018 (tentative)

Place: Aalborg University

Zip code: 9220

City: Aalborg Øst

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 11 April 2018

Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.