SBA co organizes the 1st International Summer School on Security & Privacy for Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies together with members of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology) and Princeton University. In its first edition, it will be hosted by TU Wien in Vienna, Austria from September 2, 2019 to September 5, 2019.
The summer school will be organized in lectures, hands-on tutorials, and workshops, and will focus on published and current high-impact research projects. The school covers cutting-edge topics on blockchains and other distributed ledger technologies to foster understanding of their respective security and privacy specific requirements and guarantees by bringing together academic researchers and experts from industry. Example topics include, but are not limited to: novel attacks on distributed systems; consensus protocols and fault tolerance; incentive structures, such as proof-of-work and proof-of-stake; recent results on blockchain scalability, payment channels and state channels; advancements on smart contracts; or, realistic adversarial capabilities.
Students will have networking opportunities with experts from academia and industry, sponsors, and among each other. They will present their own research and projects as part of a graduate student forum to receive feedback. We expect to have facilities for 100-120 students to attend.