TU BRAUNSCHWEIG
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Informatikzentrum

Seminar Verteilte Systeme: Byzantine Fault Tolerance-Based Consensus Protocols for Blockchains

SemesterSummer 2018 [ Other terms: Winter 18/19 · Winter 17/18 · Sommer 17 · Winter 16/17 · Winter 15/16 · Sommer 15 · Winter 14/15 · Sommer 14 · Sommer 13 · Sommer 12 ]
Module #INF-VS-041
ProgrammesBachelor Informatik, Master Informatik, Bachelor Informations-Systemtechnik, Master Informations-Systemtechnik, Bachelor Wirtschaftsinformatik, Master Wirtschaftsinformatik
IBR Group(s)DS (Prof. Kapitza)
TypeSeminar
Lecturer
PhotoProf. Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza
Abteilungsleiter
kapitza[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
+49 531 3913294
Room 135
Assistant
PhotoSigne Rüsch
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
ruesch[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
+49 531 3913265
Room 116
Credits5
Hours0+2
Time & Place

*Kick-Off Meeting* Wednesday, 04.04.2018, 09:00, IZ 105

Weekly meeting time: Monday, 15:00 - 16:30, IZ 105

Certificates Submission of the essay and successful presentation. The grade is determined by the activity in the seminar as well as the quality of essay and presentation.
Content

Seminar Topics

Classical BFT papers

TopicAssistant
1) Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance Signe Rüsch
2) CheapBFT: Resource-efficient Byzantine Fault Tolerance Signe Rüsch
3) Efficient Byzantine Fault-Tolerance Signe Rüsch

Further BFT Topics

TopicAssistant
4) Hybrids on Steroids: SGX-Based High Performance BFT Signe Rüsch
5) Troxy: Transparent Access to Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Systems Signe Rüsch
6) Non-determinism in Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Replication Signe Rüsch
7) SmartCast Signe Rüsch

Scalable BFT Protocols for Blockchains

TopicAssistant
8) A Byzantine Fault-Tolerant Ordering Service for the Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain PlatformSigne Rüsch
9) The Honey Badger of BFT ProtocolsSigne Rüsch
10) Algorand: Scaling Byzantine Agreements for Cryptocurrencies Signe Rüsch
11) Stellar Consensus Protocol: A Federated Model for Internet-level Consensus Signe Rüsch
12) ByzCoin Signe Rüsch

Seminar

The talk and essay can be in either English or German. Each participant will take one or more papers under a specific topic. Participants are responsible for a peer review, including:

  • Attend peer's presentation dry run and give feedback.
  • Review peer's essay before submission.
  • Collect questions to peer's presentation during discussion session.

Notes

Please submit the essay as well as your presentation slides. The requirements for presentation and essay are listed as follows:

  • Presentation and essay in English or German.
  • Presentation time about 25 minutes.
  • Essay should comprise about 6 pages.

Each participant is supposed to do further research based on the paper. The supervisors are always glad to help in this case.

The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this seminar, essays must be done in your own words. Plagiarism is an offense against the examination regulations.

Templates

The LaTeX template for seminar essay can be found here.

Additional considerations for the design of the essay can be found on the website of IBR.

LaTeX templates for presentation slides can be found here.

Additional considerations for the design can be found on the website of IBR.

Material

The material is only available to registered attendees. In order to register, you need either an IBR account or a self-activated IBR-y-account. Afterwards you can login to this site (with the function at the top of this page).
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ChapterSlidesExercises
1. Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance
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2. Troxy
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3. HoneyBadgerBFT
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4. Algorand
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Schedule
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DateDescription
04.04.2018, 09:00 UhrKick-Off Meeting (IZ Raum 105)
14.05.2018, 15:00 UhrPräsentation PBFT (IZ Raum 105)
21.05.2018, 15:00 UhrExkursionswoche (IZ Raum 105)
28.05.2018, 15:00 UhrPräsentation Troxy (IZ Raum 119)
04.06.2018, 15:00 UhrPräsentation HoneyBadgerBFT (IZ Raum 105)
11.06.2018, 15:00 UhrPräsentation Algorand (IZ Raum 105)
References

Slides:

On World-Wide-Web, there are different ways to enhance your seminar presentations:

For the literature review there links might be helpful:

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