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5-6 NOV 2018
in NHOW Berlin

First Announcement:

The 1st international Conference on Blockchain for Science, Research and Knowledge Creation will be held on 5-6 November in NHOW Berlin. Organized by PD Dr. Sönke Bartling (Blockchain for Science GmbH) and Arnoud de Kemp (digiprimo GmbH) under the Auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

and it is part of the Berlin Science Week.

For information, presentations, early projects, sponsorships, donations, registration and exhibition
please write to: info@blockchainforsciencecon.com
Pre Blockchain for Science Con Social Event on Sunday, 4 November 2018 in the heart of Kreuzberg. Café Nest, Görlitzer Strasse 52, 10997 Berlin.
Doors open from 14:00 hrs. No reservations, but please tell us that you come (Meetup)

Program (under construction)

Venue: NHOW Berlin

Day one (Serious business)

Doors open
08:00 - 09:00

Coffee, Tea & Breakfast Snacks

09:00 – 09:30

Opening Keynote

Prof. Schildhauer


Status of Science and Knowledge Creation

  • "The reproducibility crisis and our science culture" (Prof Dirnagl)
  • Current publishing and funding culture (TBA)
  • Artficial competitions in science and resource wasting (TBA)
  • "Open Science" (Dr. Jon Tennant)

11:30 – 12:30

Blockchain for Science and Knowledge creation

  • What is Blockchain (TBA)
  • Blockchain Setups and Limitations (TBA)
  • Blockchain applicications in Science and Knowledge Creation: Overview (TBA)



From Bitcoin to Consortium chains

  • What Blockchain systems are needed in science and knowledge creation


Lunch break, discussions and networking

14:00 - 15:30

Scientific publishing on the blockchain

Keynote "Stories can wait: Blocckhain secured microntributions" (Prof. Lawrence Rajendran)

  • "Peer-review on the Blockchain" (Dr. Joris van Jossum)
  • "Why should we move to P2P publishing - a view point from a Liberian" (Lambert Heller)
  • Decentralized publishing and microcontributions: Copyright challenges (TBA)
  • ...

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee, Tea & Networking


Specific Blockchain Applications

Keynote "Blockchain based social networking for Science" (Dr. Martin Etzrodt)

  • "Blockchain for clinical studies" (Prof. Mehdi Benchoufi)
  • Connecting the Internet of Research Things (IoRT) (TBA)
  • New data handling/privacy paradigms (TBA)
  • Data marketplaces (TBA)
  • ....

17:30 -19:00

Predinner talks

  • "Blockchain Squared - the living knowledge network" (James Littlejohn)
  • "A mathematical description of Knowledge" (Barthmoss St. Clair)
  • "Going to space together" - Space.coop ?
  • Curiosity, romance and research motivation (TBA)

19:00 – 23:30

The Event: Blockchain Trusted Third Party

Listen to the Music!. Registration required.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Day two (Serendipity)

Doors open
08:30 - 09:00

Coffee, Tea & Breakfast Snacks


Open Mic

Show case of napkin projects from third party and other things ... 5 min each, apply for a speaker position

10:00 – 10:30

Blockchain and IP

  • From research funding to IP (Prof. Philip Sandner)
  • KnowbellaTech - make dormant IP available through the Blockchain


Coffee, Tea & Breakfast Snacks


Lunch break, discussion and networking


Blockchain for Science show cases / Papers

Do you want to present your Blockchain for Science related project? Please submit a proposal.

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee, Tea & Networking

16:00 - 17:30

Closing panel and participitating discussion

How to cooperate, avoid silos and walled gardens: Building the Open Science Ecosystem of the future

Short reports from task groups, dicussions, outlook.


End of Conference