After several years of quiet incubation of the Bitcoin project, Blockchain is now a word known to the general public and pervasive in the industry.
More recently, researchers and industry are exploring the space of application of distributed ledgers beyond financial and monetary solutions, looking for alternatives to overcome the limitations of these technologies such as scalability and power consumptions, thus multiplying the number of projects and initiatives.
It remains unclear at this point what is and what should be the role of regulators and standardization bodies but in order to enable application of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) in critical ICT services, ETSI is calling for a public discussion on the value of DLTs for the security and trust in the world wide ICT ecosystems.

The objective of this event is to: 

  • Understand Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) technical principles
  • Understand how the Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) address cybersecurity threats and in which cases they are effective
  • Investigate use cases and applications of DLT
  • Investigate how ETSI can use such technologies within services and technologies it standardizes
  • Discuss security features and security/privacy weaknesses of DLT
  • Investigate what ETSI can do in the standardization of DLT in complement to other standardization initiatives
  • Investigate to what extent ETSI standardization is impacted by these technologies

Target Audience

This event is of interest to any organisation having a stake in distributed ledgers developments and standardisation.


  Thursday 14 June 2018
14:00 Welcome 
Charles Brookson, Zeata

Keynote - Blockchain : Past, Present and Future
Bart Preneel, KU Leuven

The keynote will introduce what is technically behind Distributed Ledger Technologies and blockchains, explaining the underlying technical building blocks as well as the security/privacy features and issues.

Session 1: ICT Use Cases of Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies
Session Chair: Benoît Abeloos, European Commission 

This session will examine some ICT use cases where Distributed Ledger Technologies can improve security.
  14:45 Introduction to the Most Well-Known Use Cases of Blockchains and DLT
Benoît Abeloos, European Commission
  14:55 Distributed PKI, the Missing Privacy-Friendly KYC Portability
Egidio Casati, InfoCert
  15:05 Optimizing Distributed Energy Resource Management Using Distributed Ledger Technology
François Ennesser, Gemalto
  15:15 Distributed NFV Attestation and VNF Supply Chain Trustworthiness and Integrity
Ian Oliver, Nokia Bell Labs
  15:25 Discussion
16:00 Coffee & Networking Break - Poster Session Visit 

Session 2: International Views Including Governmental/Regulatory Views
Session Chair: Claire Vishik, Intel

This panel will review different national and regional initiatives.
  • Benoit Abeloos, European Commission
  • Cyril Cassagnes, Infrachain Project Leader, Luxembourg
  • Jesus Ruiz, Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem, Spain
  • Shigeya Suzuki, Keio University, Japan
  • Sandra van Heukelom, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn, The Netherlands
17:30 Close of the Day & Networking Cocktail


  Friday 15 June 2018
09:00 Session 3: Improving Security and Privacy of DLT
Session chair: Charles Brookson, Zeata
This panel will discuss whether DLT are a solution for the security and trust in ICT, the security/privacy issues within Distributed Ledger technologies (e.g. quantum-safe, privacy...) and how to overcome them.
  • Haitham S. Cruickshank, University of Surrey
  • Duncan Jones, Thales
  • Volkmar Lotz, SAP
  • Svetla Nikova, KU Leuven
  • Nicolas Thomas, Fortinet
10:30 Coffee & Networking Break - Poster Session Visit

Session 4: DLT and Standardization
Session Chair: Charles Brookson, Zeata

This panel will debate about DLT (security/privacy) standardization progress, gaps, overlaps and areas of collaboration.

  • CEN/CLC focus group, Ashok Ganesh
  • IEEE, Claire Vishik co-chair IEEE Blockchain WG
  • ISO TC 307, Benoît Abeloos, European Commission
  • ITU-T SG17 DLT security, Kyeong Hee Oh, TCA Services

Networking Lunch

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DECODE (DEcentralised Citizen Owned Data Ecosystem): Giving people control of their personal data

Paulus Meessen, Radboud University - DECODE

The Programme Committee is composed of the following members:

  • Benoît Abeloos, European Commission
  • Charles Brookson, Zeata
  • Sonia Compans, ETSI
  • Michele Carignani, ETSI
  • Xavier Piednoir, ETSI
  • Claire Vishik, Intel
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