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BITCOIN 2014 : 1st Workshop on Bitcoin Research (BITCOIN)


When Mar 7, 2014 - Mar 7, 2014
Where Barbados
Submission Deadline Nov 24, 2013
Notification Due Dec 22, 2013
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2014
Categories    cryptography   economics   payment systems   P2P

Call For Papers

1st Workshop on Bitcoin Research (BITCOIN)
Held in Association with Financial Crypto (FC14)
March 7, 2014
Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Barbados

*Call for Papers*

The recent success of Bitcoin, a decentralized cryptographic currency,
has raised new research questions on the opportunities and risks of
virtual currencies. A handful of research papers have appeared in
multiple disciplines, spanning a range of outlets, including top
security conferences, legal journals, and reports of international
financial organizations. This workshop aims to bring together
interested scholars who study virtual currencies, Bitcoin in
particular, and their supporting ecosystems from a technical or
socio-economic perspective.

Suggested topics include (but are not limited to) empirical and
theoretical studies of:

Bitcoin protocol and extensions (cryptography, scripting language,
formalization etc.)
Adoption and transition dynamics
Threat models and attacks
Anonymity and privacy
Metrics and measurements
Proof-of-work, -stake, -burn, and alternative defenses against
Sybil attacks
Mining hardware and models of pooled mining
Bitcoin peer-to-peer network
Transaction graph analysis
User studies
Economic and monetary aspects
Business models for Bitcoin services and intermediaries
Relation to other payment systems
Financial markets
Fraud detection and financial crime prevention
Regulation and law enforcement
Forensics and monitoring
Legal, ethical and societal aspects of (decentralized) virtual
Case studies (e.g., of adoption, tools, attacks, forks, scams, ...)
Novel applications

*Submission Instructions*

The workshop solicits submissions of manuscripts that represent
significant and novel research contributions. Submissions must not
substantially overlap with works that have been published or that are
simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with
proceedings. In-scope papers submitted to but not selected for the
main FC14 conference will automatically be considered for inclusion in
the workshop.

All submissions should follow the Lecture Notes in Computer Science
format and should be no more than 15 pages including references and
well-marked appendices. Peer reviewers are not required to read the
appendices, so the full papers should be intelligible without
them. Paper submissions must be anonymous, with no author names,
affiliations, or obvious references. Accepted papers will appear in
the proceedings published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer
Science. Authors who seek to submit their works to journals may
opt-out by publishing an extended abstract only.

*Important Dates*

Paper Submission: November 24, 2013, 23:59 UTC (19:59 EDT, 16:59 PDT)
Paper Notification: December 22, 2013
Final Papers: January 31, 2014
Workshop: March 7, 2014

*Student Stipends*

Note that the International Financial Cryptography Association offers
travel stipends in particular for students who will be presenting at
the conference or associated workshops, including the workshop on
Bitcoin research. See the main conference page for details.


Program Chairs
Rainer Boehme, University of Muenster, Germany
Tyler Moore, Southern Methodist University, USA

*Technical Program Committee*

Elli Androulaki, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Rainer Boehme, Univ. of Muenster, Germany (co-chair)
Dominic Breuker, University of Muenster, Germany
Srdjan Capkun, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
David Chen, Lightspeed Venture Partners, USA
Nicolas Christin, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Jeremy Clark, Concordia University, Canada
Benjamin Edelman, Harvard Business School, USA
Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Ghassan Karame, NEC Labs, Heidelberg, Germany
Stefan Katzenbeisser, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Joshua Kroll, Princeton University, USA
Kirill Levchenko, UC San Diego, USA
Ian Miers, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Andrew Miller, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Tyler Moore, SMU Dallas, USA (co-chair)
Fergal Reid, University College Dublin, Ireland
Meni Rosenfeld, Bitcoil, Israel

This workshop is organized by the International Financial Cryptography

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