QualiChain: Blockchain for education and employment qualifications
INESC-ID is one of the ten partners of Qualichain, a European project focused on the assessment of the implications at technical, political, socio-economic, legal and cultural levels of Blockchain technology for verifying education and employment qualifications. Also, QualiChain specifies in the “impact – in terms of benefits and risks – of the prescribed solution’s utilization”.
QualiChain targets the creation, piloting and evaluation of a decentralised platform for storing, sharing and verifying education and employment qualifications and focuses on the assessment of the potential of blockchain technology, algorithmic techniques and computational intelligence for disrupting the domain of public education, as well as its interfaces with private education, the labour market, public sector administrative procedures and the wider socio-economic developments.
INESC-ID is in charge of designing some of the components of the platform and participates in one of the pilots. This research project is coordinated at INESC-ID by Miguel Pupo Correia.
For more information: https://qualichain-project.eu
International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing
The 27th International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par 2021) will take from August 30 to September 3 2021 in Lisbon.
Euro-Par is the prime European conference covering all aspects of parallel and distributed processing, ranging from theory to practice, from small to the largest parallel and distributed systems and infrastructures, from fundamental computational problems to full-fledged applications, from architecture, compiler, language and interface design and implementation, to tools, support infrastructures, and application performance aspects.
The 2021 edition of Euro-Par will be organized as a collaboration between INESC-ID and Instituto Superior Técnico (IST).
– Abstract Submission: February 5, 2021
– Paper Submission Deadline: February 12, 2021
– Author Notification: April 30, 2021
– Camera-Ready Papers: June 6, 2021
More information is available here.