Blockchain-Based Trustworthy Networked Services


Blockchains are one of the most interesting and relevant technologies that were created in recent years. Their initial purpose has been serving as a non-erasable and tamper-proof ledger for decentralized payment systems. Besides this application area, Blockchain technology can be used in other types of networked systems as a trusted building block comparable to a secure element in computer hardware.

The purpose of this interest group is to foster research and collaboration with industry, other research organizations and also with students at TUM. Our mission is to investigate how Blockchain technology can help us to build trustworthy and secure networked services. This includes research on federated identity management across different institutions, and secure and accountable configuration of networked devices.

Our chair has teaches Blockchain related topics in a variety of courses. Below you can find a short summary of the most interesting projects.

Lab Course iLab 2

The iLab: You set the Focus! (iLab2) is a practical lab course offered by our chair for bachelor and master students. Aside from selected network topics like ipv6, bgp or smart space orchestration students also design their own lab content for future generations. As part of this process a Blockchain lab was created. It teaches students the basic principles of Blockchains and cryptocurrencies. In the practical hands on part they can play around with an actual Blockchain implementation (multichain). They discover how proof of work and mining works and what happens when two Blockchains segments of multiple size merge.

Seminars Future Internet (FI) and Innovative Internet Technologies and Mobile Communication (IITM)

We are continuously offering seminar topics on Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies in our seminars "Innovative Internettechnologien und Mobilkommunikation" (IITM) and "Future Internet" (FI).


  • 04.06.2018 - Valentin Hauner defended his highly successful theses on "Trustworthy Configuration Management". Congratulations!
  • 15.05.2018 - We are happy to announce our upcoming research project VITAF ("Vertrauenswürdige IT für autonomoes Fahren").
  • 23.04.2018 - Holger Kinkelin presented our work in progress paper on "Trustworthy Configuration Management" at NOMS 2018, IEEE/IFIP DOMINOS Workshop
  • 12.12.2017 - Our students Valentin Hauner and Hendrik Leppelsack explain how Hyperledger Fabric works and give a hands on session


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Finished student theses

Author Title Type Advisors Year Links
Filip Rezabek A fault-proof and tamper-resistant certificate issuance process MA Dr. Holger Kinkelin, Dr. Jorge Cuellar 2019
Alexander Bauer Evaluation of Distributed Ledger Technology in Automotive Scenarios MA Dr. Holger Kinkelin, Dr. Heiko Niedermayer 2018
Marc Müller Trustworthy and tamperproof configuration management of networked devices MA Dr. Holger Kinkelin, Cora-Lisa Perner, Dr. Heiko Niedermayer 2018