Editorial Team

Prof. Volker Skwarek

Prof. Volker Skwarek is Professor for Embedded Systems at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. His previous assignments included management positions in major automotive companies, leading departments for electronics development and research & innovation. His research interests focus on ultra-low-power IoT-systems and their data security using Blockchain and Distributed Ledger like systems. Apart from general research topics about generic use case descriptions for blockchains, software frameworks for legally binding smart contracts, trust transfer between blockchains and blockchain-enabled operating systems, he and his team work on practical applications for blockchain-sensor-connections in professional industrial environments. Prof. Skwarek holds multiple patents, has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored 2 books. He is part of several reviewing boards of international blockchain and distributed ledger journals. Additionally Prof. Skwarek holds 4 national and international prices for research and education. Additionally he is very active in national and international standardization of blockchain and distributed ledger systems. He holds a convenor position in ISO TC 307 for WG 3 “Smart Contracts.”