Blockchain and Smart Contracts Sommerschule - BloSSom 2019 in Tallinn, Estland

Venue University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Mektory, Raja 15, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia
Target Group Students and professionals in the field of computer science, information management, information systems, business informatics or mathematics
Fees None (participants have to pay only for travel and accommodation
Summer School 16th to 29th of September, 2019
Deadline for application 1st of July, 2019
Information to succesful applicants 7th of June 2019



The Summer School lasts 14 days and contains 12 special modules with a total amount 2 credits. Credits are allocated based on student’s workload (ECTS-system). The certificate confirms the awarded credits with signatures of all lecturers and the detailed descriptions of the contents of the attended courses.

  • Lectures in special areas and applications of block chain technology (in english)
  • Tutorials related to the contents of the lectures
  • Practical lab
  • Visit of an IT Company
  • Evening talk with staff menbers of the IT Company
  • Excursions
  • Leisure activities and social events


  • A Bachelor‘s or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Business Informatics or Mathematics
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Short Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificate of Examination or Academic Transcript
  • Language certificate for English

Documents or papers to hand in

  • Certificate of Examinations or Academic Transcript
  • Letter of Intent with a short argumentation of "Why will I participate in summer school"
  • Short Curriculum Vitae
  • Language Certificate for English or other proof of language knowledge
  • (optional) Letter of Recommendation

Modules & Lecturers

Module 1: Blockchain Cryptography Basics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Gajek (Flensburg)

Module 2: Blockchain and Consensus
Prof. Dr. Clemens Cap (Rostock)

Module 3: Basics of Smart Contracts and Creation of New Tokens
Dr. rer. nat. Mayutan Arumaithurai (Göttingen)

Module 4: Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) - Crowdfunding on the Blockchain
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alex Norta (Tallinn) & MSc Benjamin Leiding (Göttingen)

Module 5:  Business Aspects in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner (Frankfurt/M.)

Module 6: Authentication and Digital Identities on the Blockchain
MSc Benjamin Leiding (Göttingen)

Module 7: Business Process Management and Blockchain
Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling (Wien)

Module 8: Blockchain State Channels & Privacy
Dipl.-Math. Sebastian Stammler (Darmstadt)

Module 9: Blockchain and the Law
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann (Tallinn)

Module 10: Legally intended Smart Contracts
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Skwarek  (Hamburg)

Module 11: Advanced Module on Smart Contracts
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alex Norta (Tallinn)

Module 12: Practival Lab on Smart Contract Programming
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Skwarek  (Hamburg)

Accommodation for participants

Accomodation will be provieded in a Students' Hostel.

A bed in a double rooms costs 15 EUR per person.


Science Confederation IuK, Rostock
Project Coordinator: Dr. Christine Bräuning
Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Clemens Cap

Further information

University of Rostock
Department of Computer Science

Dr. Christine Bräuning
Albert-Einstein-Str. 21, Room 211
D-18051 Rostock


Phone: +49 381 498 7660
Fax: +49 381 498 118 7660

Local contact persons

Local Scientific Director:Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gunnar Piho

Managing Director: Ms. Riina Soovik