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AFT 2019 -- Announcement and Call for Papers

*First ACM conference on Advances in Financial Technologies *
*October 21-23 2019, Zurich, Switzerland *
*https://aft.acm.org <https://aft.acm.org/> *
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The first ACM conference on Advances in Financial Technologies (AFT’19)
aims to be a premier venue presenting the latest developments in
technologies related to novel financial infrastructure such as
cryptocurrencies and their applications, blockchains, and exchanges.
Papers may present advances in the theory, design, implementation,
analysis, verification, or empirical evaluation and measurement of relevant
systems.

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Important Dates
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   Paper Submission: May 24, 2019 (AoE)
   Notification: July 23, 2019
   Conference: October 21-23, 2019

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Scope
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We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research
contributions, including Systemization of Knowledge (SoK) papers. Please
see the full CFP <https://aft.acm.org/?page_id=16> for details.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Blockchains and blockchain technologies
* Consensus protocols
* Permissioned blockchains
* High-performance transaction processing
* Centralized and decentralized exchanges
* Threat models and attacks
* Cryptoassests
* Client and network security
* Security analysis of operational systems
* Custody solutions
* Anonymity and privacy
* Metrics, measurements, and network forensics
* Proof-of-work, -stake, -burn, and alternatives
* Smart contracts and applications
* Smart contract security: formal analysis, correct by design, security
frameworks
* Scalability issues and solutions
* User studies
* Technical repercussions of economic, legal, ethical, regulatory, and
societal aspects
* Transaction graph analysis
* Financial markets
* Relationship to traditional payment systems
* Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
* Case studies (e.g., of adoption, attacks, forks, scams, etc.)
* Applications of blockchain and cryptocurrencies
* Censorship resistance
* Quantum-resistant cryptography, quantum algorithms and quantum *
cryptography in financial technologies
* Hardware to aid financial technologies

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Submission
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All submissions must be original work, anonymized for review.
Accepted contributions will be published with open-access by the ACM.
Submission guidelines are in the full CFP.

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Committees
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* Program Committee:
Ittai Abraham (co-chair), VMware research
Foteini Baldimtsi, George Mason University
Rainer Böhme, University of Innsbruck
Joseph Bonneau, New York University
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University
Ittay Eyal (co-chair), Technion
Bryan Ford, EPFL
Christina Garman, Purdue University
Jens Grossklags, TU München
Ari Juels, Cornell Tech
Ron Lavi, Technion
Andrew Miller, University of Illinois
Neha Narula, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ling Ren, VMware research
Mooly Sagiv, Tel Aviv University
Or Sattath, Ben Gurion University
Abhi Shelat, Northeastern University
Emin Gun Sirer (co-chair), Cornell University
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich
Matt Weinberg, Princeton

* Steering Committee:
Ittai Abraham (co-chair),VMware research
Dan Boneh, Stanford University
Christian Cachin, University of Bern
Ittay Eyal (co-chair), Technion
Maurice Herlihy, Brown University
Satoshi Nakamoto (pending confirmation)
Maureen O’Hara, Cornell University
Tim Roughgarden, Columbia University
Eli Ben Sasson, Technion
Emin Gun Sirer (co-chair), Cornell University

* Local Chair:
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich

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Contact Information
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For any questions or comments please email [log in to unmask]

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Ittai Abraham, Ittay Eyal, Emin Gun Sirer,
AFT'19 co-chairs