Decentralized 2018 is the largest and most in-depth conference of its kind in Europe. The University has long considered blockchain technology to be a fundamental technological breakthrough with significant financial and societal implications and selected it as one of its three interdisciplinary priorities across all schools and departments. The academic track welcomes research contributions that arise from various fields of blockchain technology with the potential of shaping our present and creating alternative futures.  It covers broadly the many aspects of theoretical and applied traits of decentralized ledgers to complement the main conference program of Decentralized 2018.

Topics of Interest

  • Integration of blockchain with other technologies (IoT, AI, etc.)
  • Applications for tangible and intangible assets
  • Use of Blockchain in Smart Cities
  • Cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and Altcoins
  • Privacy and Anonymity in Blockchains
  • Proof-of-Work, Proof-of-Stake, Proof-of-*
  • Consensus Protocols
  • Scalability, Interoperability and Robustness in Blockchain Systems
  • Cryptography and Security in Blockchains
  • Permissioned and Permissionless Blockchain Designs for Decentralized Systems
  • Smart Contracts
  • Performance and Metrics
  • Game Theory and Incentives
  • Blockchain in the healthcare sector
  • Blockchain in supply chain management
  • Blockchain in energy management and consumption
  • Blockchain for humanitarian aid
  • Financial applications

Important Dates

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