December 8th (Friday)
08:15-09:00 Registration – V8 Meeting Room, 2nd floor
09:00-11:30 Opening & Smart contract (Andrew Miller/Ethereum)
Coffee Break
Noon Lunch
13:30-14:30 Consensus (Rafael Pass)
14:30 Group Photo
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:00 Consensus (Rafael Pass)


December 9th (Saturday)
09:00-11:30 Consensus (Elaine Shi)
Coffee Break
Noon Lunch
13:30-16:00 Smart contract (Andrew Miller/Ethereum)
Coffee Break
18:00-20:00 Banquet – Banquet Hall, 1st Floor


December 10th (Sunday)
Morning Free activities
Noon Lunch Cancelled
Afternoon Free activities




Research Workshop Program


December 11th (Monday)
08:30-09:00 Registration – V8 Meeting Room, 2nd floor
09:00-10:00 Chair:
Elaine Shi
Vitalik Buterin
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Chair:
Rafael Pass
The Blockchain Consensus Layer and BFT
Dahlia Malkhi
11:00-11:30 Blockchain and BFT Design Choices: A Distributed Computing Perspective
Ittai Abraham
Noon-13:30  Lunch
13:30-14:00 Chair:
Robbert van Renesse
Rafael Pass
14:00-14:30 Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with applications to Crypto-currencies
Eli Ben-Sasson
14:30-15:00 Break
15:00-15:30 Chair:
Andrew Miller
BoscoChain: Keeping Byzantine Consensus for Blockchains Simple and Flexible
Robbert Van Renesse
15:30-16:00 Proof-of-Work Without All the Work
Jared Saia
16:00-17:00 Chair:
Ethan Cecchetti
Student lightning talks
Coco: Confidential Consortium Blockchains
Kartik Nayak
The Optimal Attack against Sleepy Consensus Protocol
Siqiu Yao
Edelweiss: A Lightweight Consensus Protocol Simulator
Haobin Ni
Coinscope and TxProbes
Sergi Delgado Segura
Fork-Free Hybrid Consensus with Flexible Proof-of-Activity
Sherman S.M. Chow
Outsourcing Payment Channels
Surya Bakshi
Dark Side of Decentralization
Yunqi Li and Xueyuan Zhao


December 12th (Tuesday)
09:00-09:30 Chair:
Elaine Shi
Sprites and State Channels: Payment Networks that go faster than lightning

Andrew Miller

09:30-10:00 Abhi Shelat
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:00 Chair:
Robbert van Renesse
Ligero: Lightweight sublinear zero-knowledge arguments without a trusted setup

Muthu Venkitasubramaniam

11:00-11:30 Efficient Synchronous Byzantine Consensus

Kartik Nayak

11:30-Noon Dawn Song
Noon – 13:30  Lunch
13:30-14:00 Chair:
Andrew Miller
TumbleBit: An Untrusted Bitcoin-Compatible Anonymous Payment Hub

Ethan Heilman

14:00-14:30 S.C.A.I.f. Block-Webs with Charlotte
Isaac Sheff
14:30-14:45 Solidus: Confidential Distributed Ledger Transactions via PVORM

Ethan Cecchetti

14:45-15:00 Tesseract: Real-Time Cryptocurrency Exchange Using Trusted Hardware

Yan Ji

15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-16:30 Chair:
Andrew Miller
Student lightning talks
Massively Multiparty Computation: Scaling Multiparty Computation of zk-SNARK Parameters to Thousands of Participants
Ian Miers
Asynchronous Verifiable Mixing
Tom Yurek
Liyi Zeng / Han Zhang
Chenxing Li
Jonathan Levi
CITA A Scalable Blockchain for Enterprises
Jan Xie