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IT startup develops novel blockchain-based approach for secure linking of databases

When medical practices have to exchange patient data or companies work with many suppliers, they face the same challenge: How can they jointly, quickly and securely process their databases’ data records that are necessary for collaboration? Computer scientists at Saarland University have now developed software for this. It enables different companies to connect their database management systems and to process them in a parallel yet forgery-proof manner. In order to bring this Software, called “ChainifyDB” [...]

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The first “Day of Digital Education” in Saarland was a success

A quick glance at the fully occupied rows of the Günther Hotz lecture hall at Saarland University was enough to reach this conclusion. Around 250 teachers and students took part in the first “Day of Digital Education“ in the Saarland. The Ministry of Education and Culture, the Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien, Saarland University and the HTW Saar – University of Applied Sciences jointly organised the training under the motto “Media Education and Informatics Education” on the Saarland Informatics Campus.

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Saarland Informatics Campus is a training facility for the AI elite

The German Informatics Society (GI) and the Fraunhofer ICT Group honored the ten most influential figures in German AI history at their New Year’s reception entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Germany – yesterday, today, tomorrow”. Among the honored researchers are Professor Emeritus Wolfgang Wahlster and Senior Professor Jörg H. Siekmann. Both have taught and researched at Saarland University and are co-founders of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence [...]

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Students, faculty and staff want Professor Bernd Finkbeiner to stay

Students, faculty and staff of the Saarland Informatics Campus of Saarland University organized a torchlight procession in honor of Professor Bernd Finkbeiner, Ph.D. Despite a light drizzle, about 100 participants walked with torches and a fire extinguisher across the campus of Saarland University.

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Journalist’s Award for Computer Science awarded at Saarland University

In the evening, State Secretary Henrik Eitel will award the Journalism Prize for Information Technology 2019, worth 5000 euros, to editors of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bavarian Broadcasting and the Austrian daily newspaper “Der Standard”. The award ceremony will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science. The State Chancellery of Saarland financed the three prizes in the main categories. The special prize of 1000 euros was donated by the Saarland Informatics Campus. As [...]

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