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Communication Papers of the 18th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems

Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 37

Blockchain-based certification of research outputs and academic achievements: A case of scientific conference

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2023F9620

Citation: Communication Papers of the 18th Conference on Computer Science and Intelligence Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki, D. Ślęzak (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 37, pages 329333 ()

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Abstract. We consider the problem of researcher output identification and its verification. Nowadays, researcher outputs verification is a challenging problem faced by institutions that want, for example, employ such a researcher. Usually, there is no verification, and the aforementioned institutions rely on trust that the received documents are authentic. Our solution is a based on blockchain technology, a public ledger with smart contracts, that is the root of emerging web3. We use the public wallet address as the researcher identification number and the wallet as the store of all researcher credentials. This paper presents ERC-721 standard-based solution and addresses the conference certification case. The solution proposed in this paper addresses two challenges that arise in collecting and verifying data on research output for managing, monitoring, and evaluating purposes. We show that the public wallet address can be successfully used as the researcher identification number, and the wallet can be used as a vault of all the researcher credentials.


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