Blockchain Incubator Workshop

IEEE Blockchain Incubator Workshop26-27 October 2017 | Arlington, VA, USA

Recognizing the importance of Blockchain and related technologies, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers held a workshop to foster the development of an initiative. During the day and a half event, representatives from academia, industry, government, and IEEE volunteers and staff gathered to define that initiative. As several subject matter experts discussed the status of the technology, attendees gave their own perspectives, and attendees generally agreed an IEEE initiative was imperative. This diverse group of experts generated more than great ideas; they defined the work that must be done for Blockchain to reach its potential, and focused the energy to accomplish it.


Access the full summary report of the workshop by Dr. Jason W. Rupe below.
Download summary report: Never Break the Chain (PDF, 173 KB)


White Paper

Reinforcing the Links of the Blockchain
IEEE Future Directions - November 2017

The purpose of this white paper is to explore the various ways by which the IEEE can lead and support an initiative on Blockchain while providing educational materials that will foster the next generation of blockchain engineers. This white paper summarizes and expands upon the incubator workshop held by IEEE Future Directions.

Download the white paper (PDF, 1 MB)


Workshop Presentations

TopicSpeakerDownload Presentation
Blockchain as a Disruptive Technology Jeff Tennenbaum, IBM Blockchain Solutions Architect Download (PDF, 8 MB)
The Future of Blockchain Morgen Peck, Technical Journalist Download (PDF, 2 MB)
Advancing Blockchain Adoption in Industrial Applications with Standards Maria Palombini, Director, Initiatives and Communities Development, GBSi, IEEE-SA Download (PDF, 599 KB)
The Power of Blockchain: Smart Contracts Foteini Baldimtsi, Department of Computer Science, George Mason University Download (PDF, 1 MB)
Leveraging Blockchain-Based Protocols in IoT Systems Angelos Stavrou, Volgenau School of Engineering, George Mason University Download (PDF, 5 MB)
Blockchain Opportunities: Trust, Privacy and Utility for the Consumer Electronics & Vehicular Technology Industries Peter Corcoran, NUI Galway; James Irvine, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Download (PDF, 3 MB)
Understanding Technology Policy and Ethics in Technology: The Development of Blockchain Technologies (Science and Technology Studies Perspective) Tim Kostyk, Program Director, IEEE Future Directions Download (PDF, 1 MB)