[hpc-announce] 2nd CFP ACM AFT '22

Maurice Herlihy mph at cs.brown.edu
Fri Apr 22 14:28:23 CDT 2022

AFT 2022 Call for Papers
4th ACM conference on Advances in Financial Technologies

19-20 September 2022

MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA


The fourth ACM conference on Advances in Financial Technologies (AFT¡¯22)
is a premier venue for 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

The AFT 2022 conference is currently scheduled to be held on September
19-21, 2022, and is planned as an in-person meeting (with the potential for
a hybrid component) at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA.

Important Dates

May 5, 2022: Paper submission deadline
June 20, 2022: Author notification
September 19-21, 2022: AFT'22 Conference at MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA


We solicit previously unpublished papers offering novel research
contributions, including Systemization of Knowledge (SoK) papers.

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
* Mechanism design for blockchains
* Threat models and attacks
* Game-theoretic analysis of blockchains
* Cryptoassets
* 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
* 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


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:

* Program Committee:
Archita Agarwal, Brown University
Daniel Aronoff, MIT
Zeta Avarikioti, Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Sarah Azouvi, Protocol Labs
Rida Bazzi, Arizona State University
Naama Ben-David, VMWare
Eli Ben-sasson, Starkware
Joseph Bonneau, New York University
Maria Potop-Butucaru, Sorbonne University
Christian Cachin, University of Bern
Jing Chen, Algorand
Tarun Chitra, Gauntlet Network
Matheus Venturyne Xavier Ferreira, Princeton University
Rati Gelashvili, Aptos
Chryssis Georgiou, University of Cypress
Arthur Gervais, UCL
Guy Goren, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Hannah Halaburda, NYU Stern School of Business
Ethan Heilman, Boston University/BastionZero
Maurice Herlihy, Brown University (co-chair)
Aniket Kate, Purdue University
Mohsen Lesani, UCR
Andrew Edwin Marcus Lewis-Pye, London School of Economics
Jiasun Li, GMU
Yun Lu, University of Edinburgh and Sunday Group
Victor Luchangco, Algorand
Romaric Ludinard, IMT Atlantique
Sarit Markovich, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Patrick McCorry, Infura
Pedro Moreno-Sanchez, TU Wien
Neha Narula, MIT Media Lab (co-chain)
Kartik Nayak, Duke University
Peter Robinson, Protocol Labs
Stefan Schmid, University of Vienna
Clara Shikhelman, Chaincode Labs
Yonatan Sompolinsky, Harvard University
Alberto Sonnino, Meta
Florian Tschorsch, Naval Research Laboratory
Sara Tucci-Piergiovanni,Universit¨¦ de Paris-Saclay
Nitin Vaidya, Georgetown
Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich
Anthony Lee Zhang, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Hong-Sheng Zhou, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dionysis Zindros, University of Athens
Aviv Zohar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

* 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

Contact Information

For any questions or comments please email chairs at aft.acm.org.

Maurice Herlihy and Neha Narula
AFT'22 co-chairs

Maurice Herlihy
An Wang Professor of Computer Science
Brown University

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