Seminar: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Resonsible:Prof. Dr. Peter Thiemann
Assistance:Philipp Krause
Zeit und Ort:
Blockseminar: nach Vereinbarung
Vorbesprechung am Mi 18.04.2018, 16:00, Raum 051-006


  • Active participation in the seminar session
  • Hand-ins for the elaboration and the slides before the respective deadlines
  • Preparation and presentation of a 30-minute talk about the topic of the assigned paper
  • Preparation of a written elaboration of the topic of the assigned paper (10 pages, LaTeX, LNCS Style)

A seminar concentrates on scientific results, but it also teaches competences required for scientific work. In particular

  • literature research
  • reading and understanding of scientific texts
  • presentation skills
  • creating a written elaboration


A deadline means that we can process your submission first thing in the morning on the following day. It should be sent by email to the responsible person.


The elaboration should be 10 pages max. It must be prepared with

LaTeX, document class llncs.cls

Use this class according to the template document which is available on the Springer web site under Information for Authors. The above website contains a useful rubric "Author Guidelines" with further information. Do not change the formatting parameters of llncs.cls in any way. You must use bibtex for references. Many bibtex reference can be exported from the DBLP computer science bibliography.

A good introduction to LaTeX may be found in the documentation of ShareLaTeX.

You should adhere to this style guide for all texts at the proglang group.

Some general information and inspiration about writing a paper may be obtained from Derek Dreyer's presentation How to Write Papers So People Can Read Them.

Deadline for handing in the first version of the elaboration: TBD.


We are preparing a list of papers from which participants can choose a topic for the seminar. Further information and recommendations will be given in the preliminary discussion.

Presentation Schedule