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Workshop on Blockchain Technology and Theory

16 October 2017, Vienna

In connection with DISC 2017

A blockchain is a distributed ledger for recording transactions, maintained by many nodes without central authority through a distributed cryptographic protocol. All nodes validate the information to be appended to the blockchain, and a consensus protocol ensures that the nodes agree on a unique order in which entries are appended. Consensus protocols for tolerating Byzantine faults have received renewed attention because they also address blockchain systems.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in distributed systems, cryptography, and security, from academia and industry, who are interested in the technology and theory of blockchains and their protocols.

The programme of this one-day event will consist of a few invited speakers presenting recent results in the area of blockchains, which could be of interest also to the audience of DISC. Attendance is open to anyone. There will also be some space for discussing open problems and future research directions.

Invited speakers:
Ittai Abraham, VMWare Research, Israel
Gregory Chockler, Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), UK
Shlomi Dolev, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Ittay Eyal, Cornell University, USA and Technion, Israel
Georg Fuchsbauer, Inria and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
Juan Garay, Texas A&M University, USA
Vincent Gramoli, University of Sydney, Australia
Philipp Jovanovic, EPFL, Switzerland
Aggelos Kiayias, University of Edinburgh, UK & IOHK
Romaric Ludinard, IMT Atlantique, France
Rafael Pass, Cornell University, USA
Fabio Pianese, Nokia - Bell Labs, France
Elaine Shi, Cornell University, USA
Sara Tucci-Piergiovanni, CEA LIST, France
Emmanuelle Anceaume, IRISA, Rennes, France
Christian Cachin, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland
Maurice Herlihy, Brown University, USA
Maria Potop-Butucaru, UPMC - LIP6, Paris, France
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