1st Workshop on
Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

March 5 2021, Virtual

In association with Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2021: https://fc21.ifca.ai/

Date and Venue


Registration is needed to attend the event. Please see the main conference website for more information: https://fc21.ifca.ai/registration.php

Call for papers/talks

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.

  1. 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.
  2. A short paper (~8 pages, excluding references and appendices) in LNCS format.

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 the workshop.

Topics of particular interest are listed below:

The workshop will additionally feature presentations from invited speakers.

Important dates

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

Submission instructions

Submit here: link

Organizing Committee

Program Committee


Enquiries can be sent to the Organizing Committee fcdefi2021@gmail.com.