4798 BIS Seminar
Sabah Suhail, Ph.D.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/09/23 to 03/02/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 03/13/23 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum
Monday 03/27/23 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum
Monday 04/24/23 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum
Monday 05/08/23 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum
Monday 05/22/23 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum
Monday 06/05/23 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.342 Teacher Training Raum

This seminar covers the state-of-the-art topics on blockchain technology, its potential applications, and integration with enabling technologies. Topics include, but not limited to:

  • Blockchain Technologies for Internet of Things

  • Blockchain-based Digital Twins

  • Blockchain-based Trust Management and Reputation Systems

  • Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence

  • Blockchain Security and Privacy Challenges 

  • Blockchain-enabled Smart Contracts

  • Green Blockchain

  • Blockchain and Metaverse

Learning outcomes

This seminar will help students to:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the selected seminar topic
  • Develop the ability to identify research challenges
  • Practice independent research 
  • Improve your scientific writing and presentation skills
Attendance requirements

Standard FS (=”Forschungsseminar”) attendance policy applies. Attendance in the first unit and overall for 80% of the time is required. Attendance in the first unit is mandatory (unqualified absence will result in deregistration from the course). For more information on the WU FS attendance policy please refer to
See below for mandatory attendance policy in the first unit.

Teaching/learning method(s)

This research-driven seminar will comprise research discussions, presentations, and coaching. Each team will discuss their progress and will be provided with feedback (primarily in the research discussion sessions).


The assessment will be composed of:

  1. Research project plan including idea, tasks, responsibilities, milestones (Research plan + presentation: 20%)

  2. Intermediate research report including background and related work, proposed framework/methodology, and preliminary experimental results (Research report draft + presentation: 30%)

  3. Final research report including research paper (Research report + presentation: 50%)

Guidelines and Policies for project-based research report:

  • Each team can have 4-5 members.

  • You must follow the IEEE Latex Template ( and use the online Latex editor ( [A sample template could be found here. Follow the comments/suggestions in the template for further information.]

  • The minimum required length of the research report is 10 pages.

  • Please follow the formal academic writing style and proofread it carefully to avoid syntax and grammatical errors. Figures/graphs and tables should be easily readable.

  • Refrain from plagiarism. Use and cite sources appropriately.

  • You must submit an electronic version of your research report (Latex source and PDF), presentation, code files, and dataset (if applicable).

  • Please follow the submission deadlines strictly. Late submission (due to any reason) will be penalised as 10% of the total marks for each additional day.

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Successful completion of course 1 (“Basics of ICT” / “Grundzüge der IKT”) of the SBWL Business Information Systems.
It is strongly recommended to also have completed course 2 to 4 of the SBWL before commencing with this course.
If you hold a valid registration for the course but are unable to participate, please deregister during the open registration period in LPIS. Your spot can be granted to other fellow students.
Spots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis during the registration period.
After completion of the registration period, available spots will be allocated to students on the waiting list who have no valid registration for the relevant curricula's point. Students will be ranked by their study progress as determined by the vice rectorat for teaching ("hardship principle"), not by their rank on the waiting list.
Important Note: The participation in the first unit is mandatory; students who fail to come forfeit their place to students on the waiting list (in the  sequence of the waiting list). Students can excuse themselves if the reason for missing the first unit is serious and will concern only the first unit.


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Last edited: 2023-03-12