Venue: Ballroom (2nd Floor), Holiday Inn Xi’an Greenland Century City


December 9: Registration
14:00-17:30 Registration at the hotel lobby


December 10: ORAM/trusted hardware day
organized by Ling Ren (VMWare Research and UIUC)
09:00-09:15 Opening Ceremony
09:15-10:00 Lower Bounds for Oblivious Data Structures
Riko Jacob
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 Is there an Oblivious RAM Lower Bound for Online Reads?
Mor Weiss
11:15-12:00 Private Stateful Information Retrieval
Kevin Yeo
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 Meltdown, Spectre and Foreshadow: How a Small Side Channel Leakage Becomes a Big Problem
Daniel Genkin
14:15-15:00 Data Oblivious ISA Extensions for Side Channel-Resistant and High Performance Computing
Chris Fletcher
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:00 OptORAMa: Optimal Oblivious RAM
Wei-Kai Lin
16:00-16:30 Scaling ORAM for Secure Computation
Jack Doerner
16:30-17:00 InvisiSpec: Making Speculative Execution Invisible in the Cache Hierarchy
Mengjia Yan


December 11: ZKP Day 1
organized by Muthu Venkitasubramaniam (Rochester and Cornell Tech)
09:30-10:30 Efficient Zero-Knowledge Protocols: The Modular Approach
Yuval Ishai
10:30-11:00 Group Photo + Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Zero-Knowledge from MPC
Carmit Hazay
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Hyrax: An IP-based Approach to ZK for Blockchains
Abhi Shelat
14:30-15:30 Aurora: Transparent zkSNARKs for R1CS
Nick Spooner
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
18:00-20:00 Banquet


December 12: ZKP Day 2
09:30-10:30 Bulletproofs (and beyond?): Designing Efficient Zero-Knowledge Proofs
Jonathan Bootle
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Zether: Towards Privacy in a Smart Contract World
Benedikt Bünz
12:00-13:00 Lunch


December 13: Blockchain Day 1
09:15-10:15 An Economic Analysis of the Bitcoin Payment System
Jacob Leshno
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 Bribery & Nakamoto consensus (slide)
Joe Bonneau
11:15-11:45 Decentralized Mining in Centralized Pools
Jiasun Li
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:45 Scaling Nakamoto Consensus to Thousands of Transactions per Second
Fan Long
13:45-14:00 Coffee Break
14:00-14:30 Consensus with Sporadic Participation
Rafael Pass
14:30-15:00 Synchronous, with a chance of partition tolerance
Yue Guo
15:00-15:10 Break
15:10-15:40 Scaling Cryptocurrencies via State Channels
Patrick Mccorry
15:40-16:00 HotStuff: BFT Replication in the Lens of Blockchain (hotstuff-winter-slides)
Ted Yin
16:00-17:00 Lightning talks (+jiasun, plasma)


December 14: Blockchain Day 2
09:15-10:15 A Separation of Consensus and State
Ben Fisch
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Append-only Authenticated Dictionaries and Their Applications (AADs) (slide)
Alin Tomescu
11:00-11:30 Initial Coin Offerings and Platform Building
Jiasun Li
11:30-12:00 Automatic Exploitation of Ethereum Smart Contracts
Johannes Krupp
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:00 Practical Data Usage Control through a TEE-based Protocol
Raymond Gao
14:00-14:30 Automated Vulnerability Detection for Blockchain Ecosystems
James Yang
14:30-15:00 Code similarity-based Crytocurrency Genogram
Ting Liu
15:00-15:30 SAF Social Impact session