Born out of a shared desire to unite the blockchain technology research ecosystem in the Ile-de-France region, this first research collective brings together scientists, researchers and academics to work on a common theme: the blockchain. The goal is to lift scientific and technological barriers, evaluate the various different industrial applications of blockchain technology in a way that is in keeping with societal and industrial needs , boost joint coordination and broaden the reach of their work.
The website for the BART collective presents:
- all the research activities carried out by the collective,
- a list of current theses
- all the industrial partners of the founding members,
- in addition to a list of upcoming events within the BART network
Daniel Augot and Jean-Daniel Fekete, research directors in charge of the project teams Grace and Aviz within the Inria Saclay – Île-de-France research centre, are among the members of the collective, making an active contribution towards the research carried out in this flourishing field.
One PhD researcher is studying “contractual relations within private law compatible with the blockchain”, for example: this gives us the opportunity to assess the technology in a completely different way, taking legal aspects into account. A second PhD researcher has just started a thesis on confidentiality within blockchains.”
The dynamism shown by members plays a vital role in the success of projects backed by the collective.“Bringing together a research institute, engineering schools and a technological institute creates a real group when it comes to research and technology.”
Our PhD researchers are all able to benefit from highly active engineering support and a cutting-edge technological environment, with resources provided by the various different members
says Daniel Augot.
The BART research collective
Inria, a computing science research institute, Télécom ParisTech and Télécom SudParis, two major engineering schools and research centres of IMT dedicated to innovation in the digital world, and SystemX, a technological research institute dedicated to next-generation digital engineering, are working together within this collective in order to develop a new research methodology based on synergy between different disciplines and areas of expertise.
The various different scientists within the collective work together, following a shared road map that is focused on six key themes: theoretical models, scaling up and monitoring tools, security, architecture, data confidentiality and economic models/management.