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Maxwell Young <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 1 May 2019 11:11:39 +0000
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Workshop on Security of Permissionless Systems (SPS)

August 2, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Co-located with PODCí19



We are excited to announce the Workshop on Security of Permissionless Systems (SPS).

SPS is dedicated to addressing the application of new techniques and the adaptation of traditional tools to ensure the security of permissionless systems. In this setting, nodes may join and depart without centralized control; examples include distributed ledgers, IoT, smart grid, robot swarms, peer-to-peer and ad-hoc wireless networks. Many security threats arise from an absence of administrative control, and a lack of trust between a dynamic set of participants.

The workshop is a one-day event that will consist of invited speakers presenting results of interest to the broad community of distributed-computing researchers. Additionally, time will be allocated for the discussion of open problems and future research directions.

For more details on topics of interest, please visit the website:



Maurice Herlihy, Brown University

Aniket Kate, Purdue University

Valerie King, University of Victoria

Mahnush Movahedi, DFINITY

Gopal Pandurangan, University of Houston

Kevin Sekniqi, Ava Labs

Nitin Vaidya, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


Diksha Gupta, University of New Mexico

Jared Saia, University of New Mexico

Maxwell Young, Mississippi State University