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CHAISE: Education and Skills for a Decentralized Digital Ecosystem

Darmstadt, Germany; 22 May 2024, 11:30-13:40 CET

The CHAISE consortium, in partnership with the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), is hosting a collaborative roundtable discussion about the future of blockchain education. The event is organised as part of Blockchain Horizons: INATBA’s Academic and R&D Forum, and marks the culmination of the 4-year EU-funded project, CHAISE: Blockchain Skills for Europe.

During the event, attendees will gain insights into the CHAISE project outcomes, main deliverables, and upcoming steps. Additionally, discussions will address the needs of various markets, highlighting the project’s significance for EU countries, the skills market, and the future landscape of emerging technologies.

The collaborative format aims to gather insights that will shape the development of national curricula, educational strategies, and training plans related to blockchain and emerging technologies. By enhancing knowledge transfer from business to academia and creating a decentralised blockchain training and marketplace platform, the ultimate goal is to make blockchain accessible to all.

Participants will be able to engage in dynamic roundtable discussions, contributing to the advancement of digital skills, competencies, and empowerment in the digital economy.

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Blockchain Horizons

Darmstadt, 22 May 2024

The INATBA Academic Advisory Board is proud to announce the 1st edition of Blockchain Horizons, INATBA’s academic and R&D forum, bringing you a full day of visionary conversations about the future impact of blockchain technology.

The event will explore blockchain’s potential across various sectors, including information technology, health, transport, finance, education, governments, and democracy, with a strong focus on research and academic activities.

The forum aims to bring together global experts to present and discuss the latest research in the DLT space and put forward an actionable strategy and recommendations for advancing sustainable global adoption and the real-world impact of DLT in various sectors.

At the same time, the purpose is to encourage collaboration between researchers and businesses to realise the applicability of the latest research in the real world.

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CAiSE. The 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering

Limassol, 7 June, 2024

On 7 June 2024, CHAISE representatives will present the CHAISE paper ‘CHAISE: A Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Blockchain Skill Development’ at the 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE) in Limassol, Cyprus.

This prestigious conference, hosted by Communications of the Association for Information Systems, has been held annually in various European countries since its inception in 1989. It attracts over 300 paper submissions from more than 30 countries each year, and the proceedings are published in the LNCS Series by Springer.

The CHAISE paper, Een blauwdruk voor sectorale samenwerking op het gebied van de ontwikkeling van blockchain-vaardigheden, has been selected and will be presented at the conference. The paper outlines the CHAISE project’s objectives and outputs. It showcases the results obtained in the first three years of implementation and details how CHAISE can benefit research in information systems.

During the event, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the project, including the CHAISE Blockchain Skills online course, the consortium plan for the project’s long-term sustainability, and the implications for blockchain skill development.

Throughout the event, attendees are encouraged to ask questions, engage in discussions, and learn more about the CHAISE project.

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CHAISE at the 4th Edition of the Austrian Blockchain Conference – Vienna Blockchain Week 2024

Vienna, 18 June, 2024

On 18 June 2024, CHAISE will be at the 4th Edition of the Austrian Blockchain Conference in Vienna, Austria. Organized by ABC Research, this conference is a key event of Vienna Blockchain Week 2024, bringing together the global blockchain community.

At the conference, Jana Fashchinger-Sanborn, from CHAISE partner ECQA, will be speaking in the ‘Deep Tech Panel’ from 15:45 to 16:30. The panel will explore the core technological innovations and the potential to redefine the economy.

During the panel, attendees will gain insights into the CHAISE project, particularly the CHAISE Blockchain Skills online course and emerging jobs related to blockchain. Specifically, they will learn about the course’s specialisation pathways, examination procedures, and certification process.

The Austrian Blockchain Conference will focus on the future of Blockchain Technology, uncover cutting-edge developments in blockchain, and explore synergies with other technologies. The conference will cover the following topics:

  • Blockchain and Society
  • Blockchain in Finance
  • Deep Tech
  • Austrian Blockchain Award Ceremony

Throughout the event, attendees are encouraged to ask questions, engage in discussions, and learn more about the CHAISE project.

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BalkanCOM. The 7th International Balkan Conference on Communications and Networking

Ljubljana, 3-6 June, 2024

From 3 to 6 June 2024, the BalkanCOM Conference will be hosted at the Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI), in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The aim of this conference is to bring together a variety of researchers to address challenges in the Communications and Networking sector. This edition will focus on promoting the free flow of knowledge and technology in the Balkans and between neighboring nations, in line with the concept of “Balkans without the borders”.

During this event, a CHAISE special session organised by CHAISE partners Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the University of Ljubljana will take place. CHAISE session “Future of Decentralized Systems, European Partnership” will focus on the connection of emerging AI approaches into the Blockchain system and provides a possibility to present the recent research and educational activities to create Future European Partnerships in this field. Moreover, interested participants will also have the opportunity to become CHAISE Associated partners and joining its Alliance.

For this session a call for papers submission on the main topics related to Blockchain has been launched. The deadline to submit it is April 5, 2024.

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EBSI Ecosystem Day – W3bsi, trust reimagined

Brussels, 7 May, 2024

On 7 May 2024, CHAISE partner INATBA – International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application will present the CHAISE project at the ‘EBSI Ecosystem Day—W3bsi, trust reimagined,’ hosted at SPARKS in Brussels. The event, focused on advanced digital verification technologies, will bring together Web3 leaders for discussions on the future of trust.

The EBSI Ecosystem Day will reflect on the achievements and the future of EBSI, feature insightful presentations, and host interactive workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to tailor their agenda by selecting from 10 breakout sessions organised around five key themes:

  • Theme 1: Building a resilient and secure network.
  • Theme 2: Towards a whole new mobility for citizens across Europe.
  • Theme 3: Ensuring authenticity of products and transparency in the supply chain.
  • Theme 4: Unlocking business opportunities for European companies.
  • Theme 5: Synergies with other European initiatives.

INATBA will present the CHAISE project from 15:00 to 15:20, detailing how it addresses blockchain skill shortages and the current and future skill needs of the European Blockchain workforce.

Throughout the event, attendees will have ample networking opportunities.

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Education for Blockchain

Wien, 20th March 2024, from 5:30 PM

CHAISE Austrian Partner ECQA GmbH together with DLT Austria, the Austrian Association for the Sustainable Promotion of Distributed-Ledger-Technologies, is hosting an educational evening event to delve into emerging job roles related to blockchain.’

With the increasing adoption of blockchain technology across various sectors, there is a crucial need for skilled professionals, who can understand and utilize this technology effectively.

To address the growing need for blockchain experts in Europe, CHAISE, the Alliance for Blockchain Skills, has created an online course, accessible on the Thinkific MOOC platform, aimed at tackling the mismatches in Blockchain Skills and training specialized professional profiles, identified in the Blockchain skills needs and demand analysis conducted by CHAISE.

The event will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the CHAISE project and explore its MOOC course. Specifically, they will discover the course’s specialization paths and examination procedures.

An interactive Q&A session, alongside food and drinks, is scheduled to encourage discussions that aim to deepen comprehension and stimulate collaboration among participants.

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Blockchain and European public transformation identity, diploma, open badges, research and other use cases in the public sector

Lille, 12th March 2024, 9:00am-17:00pm

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, the University of Lille is organizing a bilingual international conference at the Lilliard Learning Center. The objective of this conference is to grant a global, informed and independent view of Blockchain technology through showcasing its development in the areas of higher education and research.

Through the realization of workshops, French and European universities will discover how the University of Lille has contributed in the way Universities issue, in the use of an eWallet by students and in the verification of digital certificates of achievement by employers. These developments demonstrate the emergence of a sovereign European digital heritage of great utility for young people, various institutions and mobility.

During this day, participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the work of the CHAISE project, which aims to identify the skills needed by computer scientists working in Blockchain technologies, and an overview of the open educational resources enabling institutions to update their training offerings. In addition, IT and legal research will be highlighted and attendees will be able to learn first-hand about case studies of applications in the public sector.

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Digital-LSP stakeholder and matchmaking event

Online, 25th Januray 2024, 15:30 -18:30

On 25th January 2024, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance, CHAISE partner and Co-coordinator of the Digital Large-Scale Partnership (Digital-LSP), is organising a stakeholder and matchmaking event as official launch of the Digital-LSP. The event is dedicated to current and potential members of the Digital LSP and will offer a detailed overview of how the Digital LSP works and how members can contribute and benefit from its activities.

The Digital LSP is an initiative stemming from the Pact for Skills and aiming to bring together stakeholders from different type of organizations to build-up partnerships and collaborations, fostering the uptake of digital skills in all industrial ecosystem and strengthening the provision of advanced skills for ICT professionals.

During the event the participants will acquire a comprehensive overview of the Digital LSP’s mission, objectives and its ambitious work plan for 2024. Following this, the experience of some of the Blue Print Projects, including the CHAISE project, will be presented. Attendees will also have the possibility to gain insight into the Blue Print Projects’ upcoming activities aimed at creating synergies with the work of digital LSP and other partners.

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INATBA Gala Awards

Brussels, 30th January 2024

On 30th January 2024, INATBA – International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application will host its Awards Gala at the historic Autoworld in Brussels. The event will shine a spotlight on exceptional companies and initiatives that have made significant contributions across eight key domains:

  • Crypto assets
  • Corporate innovation
  • DeFi
  • Learning and awareness
  • Multiverse
  • ReFi
  • Public sector innovation
  • Sustainable innovation

The Gala will not only be a platform for recognizing the achievements of the award winners but also an occasion to gain insights from Mathieu Michel, Belgium State Secretary for Digitization, who will deliver a keynote speech, sharing valuable perspectives on the pivotal role of emerging technologies in shaping the future of industry, economy, and innovation in Europe.

Furthermore, since CHAISE has been nominated among the most exciting projects for 2024, we will find out during the Gala whether it has won the INATBA Awards in the Learning and Awareness category. More than just a celebration of blockchain’s advancements, the Gala underscores INATBA’s commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.

By aligning technological innovations with environmental responsibility, the event will represent a reaffirmation of INATBA’s dedication to fostering positive change in the industry.

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Mastering Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies – Three emerging job profiles

Wien, 7th December 2023, 18:00 – 20:00

DLT Austria, the Austrian Association for the Sustainable Promotion of Distributed-Ledger-Technologies, is hosting a conference to delve into emerging job roles related to blockchain. With the increasing adoption of blockchain technology across various sectors, there is a crucial need for skilled professionals who can understand and utilize this technology effectively.

To address the growing need for blockchain experts in Europe, CHAISE, the Alliance for Blockchain Skills, has created an online course, accessible on the Thinkific MOOC platform, aimed at tackling the mismatches in Blockchain Skills and training specialized professional profiles, identified in the Blockchain skills needs and demand analysis conducted by CHAISE.

The event will offer participants the opportunity to learn about the CHAISE project and explore its MOOC course. Specifically, they will discover the course’s specialization paths and examination procedures. Additionally, attendees will get to know more about the Australian Public Service Blockchain (Data Certification Service), including its vision and objectives.

An interactive Q&A session is scheduled, encouraging discussions that aim to deepen comprehension and stimulate collaboration among participants.

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DeImp23 Conference

Berlin, 8th December 2023

The DeImp23 conference, organised by BerChain and positiveblockchain.io, serves as a dynamic platform to bring together innovators in the blockchain and web3 space and showcase ground-breaking solutions that drive sustainable transformation.

 

The event explored key topics such as climate action, ReFi, digital inclusion, and governance, providing a comprehensive overview of the potential impact of these technologies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IMCL – International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning 

Thessaloniki, 9-10 November 2023

During the IMCL -International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning held in Thessaloniki, between 9-10/11/2023, a paper on the CHAISE Blockchain skills digital course was presented by Mr Dimitris Kiriakos, from YPAITHA / DIEK Aigaleo, entitled: “CHAISE: Empowering Europe with Blockchain Skills through a Multilingual Mobile-Enabled MOOC Platform” by Dimitrios Kiriakos, from the University of West Attica, Dimitrios Kotsifakos, from University of Piraeus, Parisa Ghodous, from University of Lyon I and Yannis Psaromiligkos, from the University of West Attica.

The paper focuses on the European Sector Skills Alliance program, CHAISE (A Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Blockchain Skills Development), designed to meet the increasing demand for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) skills in Europe. The program aims to develop an innovative 5-semester Blockchain Vocational Education and Training (VET) program in eleven EU languages, addressing both technical and non-technical skill requirements. One of the key aspects of CHAISE is the creation of a comprehensive Blockchain training program that caters to diverse skill needs, including technical, non-technical, and cross-disciplinary competencies. This paper highlights the unique approach of CHAISE, which integrates a mobile-enabled Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform, ensuring accessibility and convenience for learners. The MOOC platform developed as part of CHAISE facilitates mobile learning, enabling students to access educational resources and participate in learning activities using their mobile devices. The research explores the design and implementation of the mobile-enabled CHAISE MOOC platform, analysing its features and functionalities that support mobile learning. The platform offers interactive modules, quizzes, practical exercises, and collaboration tools optimized for mobile devices. This ensures a seamless and engaging learning experience for students, fostering active participation and knowledge retention.

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4th Paris Blockchain Summit 

Paris, 25th November 2023

CHAISE project is happy to be among the partners of the 4th edition of the Paris Blockchain Summit.

This summit promises to be an exceptional gathering of blockchain enthusiasts, experts, innovators, and investors from around the globe.

What to Expect:

Innovative Discussions: Paris Blockchain Summit IV will host a series of engaging panel discussions, keynotes, and workshops that explore the latest trends, developments, and innovations in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer, you’ll find valuable insights and inspiration.

Networking Opportunities: During the extensive networking sessions, connect with industry leaders, start-ups, and fellow attendees. Forge partnerships, exchange ideas, and build relationships that can shape the future of blockchain technology.

Start-up Showcase: Discover some of the most promising blockchain start-ups at Start-up Showcase. Witness live demos, interact with founders, and explore investment opportunities.

Investor Pitch Sessions: If you’re an investor, attend the pitch sessions, where start-ups will compete for funding. Witness first-hand the innovations that could transform the blockchain landscape.

Paris Blockchain Summit IV is the ideal platform to deepen your understanding of blockchain technology, connect with industry peers, and explore investment opportunities in this rapidly evolving space.

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SEEDA-CECNSM 2023: 8th South-East Europe Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Social Media Conference

Piraeus,10-12 November 2023

The 8th South-East Europe Design Automation, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Social Media Conference (SEEDA-CECNSM 2023), in its 8th year, provided an insight into the unique world of technology, stemming from the interaction between the fields of computer engineering, networks and design automation (DA).

SEEDA-CECNSM 2023 provided an international technical forum for experts from the engineering industry and academia to exchange ideas, and innovations, and present the results of ongoing research in the most state-of-the-art areas.

This year, the special focus was on the challenging issues related to all the opportunities of computer engineering, networks and design automation in the era of the integration of Machine Learning Techniques, the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems.

The CHAISE Blockchain Skills digital course available on the Thinkific MOOC platform was presented at the conference.

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Webinar: Blockchain Education & Standardisation: Navigating (beyond) the European landscape

Online, 10 November 2023, 10:30 – 12:15

By creating trust in data in ways that were not possible before, blockchain has the potential to revolutionize how we share information and carry out transactions online. The European Commission’s strategy is designed to meet these goals, particularly in terms of trust, transparency, and decentralization.

Education in blockchain technology is essential for individuals and organizations looking to understand, adopt, and work with blockchain systems and to equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to understand, adopt, and leverage this transformative technology effectively. Such ambitious objectives are the foundation of the European Blockchain Strategy.

Reinforcing European values, ethics, and policies, for sustainability (incl. green deal), technological sovereignty in blockchain/DLT Standardisation through education and training initiatives: SEEBLOCKS.eu aims to address the challenge influencing the future blockchain ecosystem with EU inputs linked to EU values.

In this webinar, we will present you the next steps of the project in this direction, leveraging our experience in research on ICT Standardisation, but also pointing out the key factor of education in Standardisation (and policy-related aspects), with the support of authoritative speakers from EU initiatives, associations, and organisations.

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EU Blockchain Week 2023

Ljubljana, 6 – 7 October 2023

Following recent developments in the field of blockchain/DLT, the event will focus on very interconnected topics.

The conference is organized in cooperation of EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum, Digital Innovation Hub Blockchain for Trusted Data Ecosystems, the Ministry of the Economy, Tourism and Sport, Slovenia, and Technology Park Ljubljana.

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WEAI Conference 2023

San Diego, 2 – 6 July 2023

The Western Economic Association International (WEAI) 98th Annual Conference is an annual large-scale prestigious internationally renowned economics conference.

The event is sponsored by the American Economic Association (AEA) and The University of Chicago Press journals.

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Blockchain-In-Use Conference 2023 at Berlin Blockchain week

14 September 2023, 14:00 – 19:30

This event presented how Blockchain technology has revolutionized and is still changing industries across the the globe.

Organised by BerChain, with contribution from INATBA from CHAISE partnership.

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Can Europe cater for the skill needs of digitalising industries?

18 May 2022, 11:00 – 12:30 CEST

This event presented Europe’s digital skills panorama and untapped opportunities. One session was dedicated to blockchain skills and the CHAISE project.

Organised by DIGITALEUROPE, with contribution from DHBW Karlsruhe & ESRI from the CHAISE partnership.

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1st Blockchain Conference 2022: Unlocking Blockchain

21 June 2022

The 1st Blockchain Conference was organized by Insurance Innovation in Thessaloniki. The conference addressed blockchain technologies and the new world of cryptocurrencies.

The Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs introduced CHAISE to the audience.

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SP2I’2022: 2nd International Workshop on Security and Privacy in Intelligent Infrastructures

23-26 August 2022

The SP2I 2022 workshop aims at collecting the most relevant ongoing research efforts in the field of privacy and security in Intelligent Infrastructures.

The CHAISE partnership will be represented by the University of Tartu

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Blockchain Forum at BPM 2022

13-15 September 2022

The International Conference on Business Process Management can be seen as the most established meeting place for international BPM researchers, attracting several hundred enthusiasts each year. This year’s conference will take place in Münster, Germany.

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Blockchain Skills Conference

1 June 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 IST

The focus of this online conference, organised by ESRI, was to analyse the demand and supply of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) skills.

The conference was organised in association with CHAISE, Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit) and Blockchain Ireland’s Education, Skills and Innovation Working Group.

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