Helios @AI4EU Café “Blockchain for COVID-19 contact tracing and vaccine support”

Helios@AI4EU Café | Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 | 15:00 CEST

Join HELIOS@AI4EU Café “Blockchain for COVID-19 contact tracing and vaccine support” with Laura Ricci from the University of Pisa.

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Several blockchain projects to help against COVID-19 are emerging at a fast pace, showing the potential of this disruptive technology to mitigate the multi-systemic threats that the pandemic is posing in all phases of emergency management and generating value for the economy and society as a whole.

This talk investigates how blockchain technology can be useful in the scope of supporting health measures that can reduce the spread of COVID-19 infections and allow the return to normality. Since the prominent use of blockchains to mitigate COVID-19 consequences are in the area of contact tracing and vaccine/immunity passport support, the talk mainly focuses on these two classes of applications.

Our speaker

Laura Ricci received the PhD from the University of Pisa. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa. Her research interests include distributed systems, peer-to-peer networks, cryptocurrencies, blockchains and social network analysis. In these fields, she has co-authored 150+ papers published in international journals and conference/workshop proceedings. She has served as a program committee member and chair of several conferences and she is editor of international journals on blockchain technology. She has been a member of the group for the definition of the Italian national strategy on blockchains. She has been involved in several research projects and is the local coordinator of the University of Pisa unit of the H2020 European Project "Helios: A content-aware Distributed Networking Framework".