[NRG] CFP for 'Scaling Bitcoin 2017: Stanford' is now open.

Sharon Goldberg goldbe at cs.bu.edu
Thu Aug 24 13:11:55 EDT 2017

FYI. Ethan Heilman is the program committee chair!

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From: Ethan Heilman <ethan.r.heilman at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 12:58 PM

Hi Sharon,

Please forward to interested parties and mailing lists

********* 'Scaling Bitcoin 2017: Stanford CFP' **********

The 4th Scaling Bitcoin Conference, November 4-5th, 2017,
Stanford University, CA 94305-6105, USA

Proposals should be submitted to:
proposals at scalingbitcoin.org by 2017-09-25 23:59 UTC'


*Important Dates*
Sept 25th (2017-09-25 23:59 UTC) - Deadline for submissions to the CFP
Oct 16th (2017-10-16 23:59 UTC) - Applicant acceptance notification

*Call for Proposals*
The current Scaling Bitcoin Workshop will take place November 4th-5th at
the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center 326 Galvez Street Stanford, CA
94305-6105, USA. We are accepting technical proposals for improving Bitcoin
performance including designs, experimental results, and comparisons
against other proposals. The goals are twofold: 1) to present potential
solutions to scalability challenges while identifying key areas for further
research and 2) to provide a venue where researchers, developers, and
miners can communicate about Bitcoin development.

We are accepting two types of proposals: one in which accepted authors will
have an opportunity to give a 20-30 minute presentation at the workshop,
and another where accepted authors can run an hour-long interactive

*Conference Topics*
This year we would like to place a stronger focus on the following topics:

* Simulation, modeling and testing (methods and tools for simulation and
testing of blockchain behavior)
* Game theory and Mechanism Design
* Fungibility

We also welcome compilation/review of material on above topics made
available to public since the last Scaling Bitcoin event.

Other topics of interest include:

* Improving Bitcoin throughput
* Layer 2 ideas (i.e. payment channels, etc.)
* Security and privacy
* Incentives and fee structures
* Network resilience
* Anti-spam measures
* Block size proposals
* Mining concerns
* Any work related to the scalability of Bitcoin.

We are doing rolling acceptance, so submit your proposal as soon as you
can. Proposals may be submitted as a BIP or as a 1-2 page extended abstract
describing ideas, designs, and expected experimental results. Indicate in
the proposal whether you are interested in speaking, running an interactive
workshop, or both. If you are interested in running an interactive
workshop, please include an agenda.

Proposals should be submitted to proposals at scalingbitcoin.org by 2017-09-25
23:59 UTC.

All talks will be livestreamed and published online, including slide decks.


How do the Workshops work?

Events are live-streamed with remote participation facilitated via IRC for
parallel online discussion and passing questions to the event.
These workshops aim to facilitate the existing Bitcoin Improvement
Proposals process. Most work will be done outside of the workshops in the
intervening months. The workshops serve to be additive to the design and
review process by raising awareness of diverse points of view, studies,
simulations and proposals.
Travel, venue details, accommodation recommendation are available below.

Please see https://scalingbitcoin.org for details.

The CFP can also be found here: https://scalingbitcoin.org/

Ethan Heilman
Program Committee Chair - Scaling Bitcoin

Sharon Goldberg
Computer Science, Boston University
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