Our aim with this workshop is to solicit contributions from both
academia and industry, focused on addressing fundamental, timely and
important questions at the centre of DeFi. As such, we offer two
submission formats, as follows.
A talk proposal (~2 pages). Include an abstract, title and the speaker
who will attend. Selected talk proposals will subsequently be invited
to submit a precis of the talk (~4 pages, excluding references and
appendices) in LNCS format for inclusion in the Workshop Proceedings.
The precis will not be subject to further review.
A short paper (~8 pages, excluding references and appendices) in LNCS
For either category of submission, we encourage submissions that seek to
elucidate or make progress towards solving the new and challenging
problems that emerge in the DeFi setting.
Researchers who wish to publish their full work elsewhere (e.g., in an
econ or finance journal) are encouraged to submit a talk proposal for
Topics of particular interest are listed below:
Incentive mechanisms in DeFi
Stability, risk, resilience, security of DeFi systems
Governance of DeFi systems
Scalability of DeFi protocols
DeFi attacks, attack techniques, and attack case studies (including
financial engineering attacks)
Privacy and security of DeFi protocols
Game theory in decentralized applications
Empirical studies of DeFi
Use and design of oracles in DeFi: price feeds and market impact
Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)
Decentralized Exchanges, including Automated Market Makers
Economics of interoperability
Miner extractable value in DeFi
The workshop will additionally feature presentations from invited
We have two deadlines, corresponding to two review cycles. The
competetiveness of the second round will be affected by the number of
accepted submissions from the first round.
First submission deadline: December 15, 2020 AoE
Second submission deadline: January 15, 2021 AoE
Author notification by: February 22, 2021 23:59 UTC