Logo of the Blockchain for Science Con 2018 in Berlin Blockchain for Science Con 2018 in Berlin

5-6 NOV 2018
Knowhow
in NHOW Berlin

The 1st international Conference on Blockchain for Science, Research and Knowledge Creation

will be held on 5-6 November in NHOW Hotel Berlin.


The Future of Research is 'decentral' - but what does this actually mean?

The first international conference on the liberation of not only research data and publications, but the whole scientific process. Ideally, it will reestablish the trust in research results, solve aspects of the reproducibility crisis.

Blockchain - the Trust and Value Chain

The Blockchain revolution will greatly affect how research money is distributed and the value flow within the network. There can be competing research incentivation structures, with little media breaches so to free resources that can be spend on scientific inguinity instead of empty conduct. It is really about, building the new (open) science ecosystem. A science ecosystem without artificially constraining business models and legacy, overhead creating bureaucratic structures.

Building and structuring the Open Science Ecosystem now

More then 30 projects worldwide are working on the implementation of Blockchain for Research and now is the time to steer the community into the right directions, so to prevent walled-gardens and silos over data and to encourage a healthy competition over accessible UIs, freeing business models, effective work flows, token economies, etc.. Problems have to be solved, standards have to be defined, etc. How do we manage identities, certificates, how do we adopt the current legal system? What is actually 'Blockchain' in research?

To onboard the whole Research Community

After a series of early meetups and unconferences, this conference onboards the whole research community. The target group includes not only those that were traditionally interested in science communication and online tech, but all ranging from trusted research hardware producers, data brokers, blockchain developers, IP laywers, science funders, blockchain techies with interest in research, science culture and economists, game theoretists as well as scientists with an interest in research motivation and incentivation.

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From the Community with the Community - it will be huge

It is organized by the vivid community and BFS Blockchain for Science GmbH. More than 120 (as of 10/15) scientists, researchers, publishers, consultants, investors, lawyers, trailblazers, developers, founders, techies, politicans, liberians and policy makers are coming to learn, teach, discuss and network. People from Korea, Australia, Singapore, North America, Turkey, Europe are gathering to dicuss the Open Science Ecosystem of the future. More than 10 Blockchain for Science projects will be present.


Sponsored by:



ETH Library


Digital Science
Digital Science

Molecule
Molecule

DEIP
DEIP

Artifacts
Artifacts

EUREKA
EUREKA Library lab


In cooperation with:



Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)


Berlin Science Week
Validitylabs
Validitylabs


Partnering with:



Seed2019

Seed2019

National Federation of Advanced Information Services


For information, presentations, early projects, sponsorships, donations, registration and exhibition
please write to: info@blockchainforsciencecon.com

Poster / contribution submission

Please submit your (poster) contribution.

It will be reviewed (by the organizers and scientific committee) and published on the webpage / conference proceedings (more information on the proceedings will follow) as well as a poster during the conference. There will be space for posters in usual sizes.
Format can be, but does not have to be:
Standard abstract, but also free form, we will accept any current format (Word, Text, PDF, html, ...). The length of the abstract can vary in between 100-5000 words.
(We are intentionally flexible, so to reduce overhead work and let you focus on the content).
The copyright form should be CC-BY or similar licences, please assure that you have the necessary rights to publish your content under a free license agreement.
Thank you very much and we are looking forward to your contribution.
Please provide authors, affiliations and title of abstract.