1st International Summer School on Security & Privacy for Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies

About the Summer School

The 1st International Summer School on Security & Privacy for Blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technologies is jointly organized by members of TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), Princeton University, and SBA Research. 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 and hackathons, providing a mix of in-depth research presentations and hands-on experience, and it 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 also have the opportunity to present their own results in front of experts from academia and industry in the form of lightning talks and poster presentations.

Bridging Education and Online Gaming Through Knowledge

In recent years, blockchain technology has emerged as a game changer for a variety of industries, including the online gambling market. With its ability to provide transparency and security, the Blockchain provides a solid foundation for Crypto Casinos to accept digital coins as a form of payment. The decentralized nature of the Blockchain provides a transparent and fair environment that enhances player trust in online gambling platforms.

The International Summer School on Security & Privacy provides an innovative bridge between education and the world of online gambling by bringing blockchain technology to the forefront. By providing comprehensive training in this area, the school enables learners to explore the wide range of applications of blockchain, particularly in the field of online gambling.

The opening of new opportunities in the online gambling industry are a clear sign of the convergent evolution of education and gambling in the digital age. On top of that, by teaching students about smart contracts and other blockchain-related technologies, the International Summer School enables them to develop innovative gambling platforms that are both secure and entertaining.

International Summer School 2023

The International Summer School will also take place in 2023 and offers a platform for exchange between science and industry. The focus is on current developments and challenges in the areas of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Vienna University of Technology, Princeton University and SBA Research are the organizers of this event, which will take place from September 4, 2023 to September 7, 2023.

The topics of the Summer School 2023 are diverse. They range from how quantum computing affects blockchain technology and what security measures are needed, to developing and implementing energy-efficient consensus mechanisms to reduce the environmental footprint of blockchain technology. In addition, security and privacy in the growing world of decentralized finance (DeFi) will be discussed. Other topics include blockchain interoperability and the role of cross-chain protocols, as well as blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) collaboration to promote privacy-friendly and secure AI applications.

The International Summer School 2023 will consist of a series of lectures, panel discussions, and hackathons led by experts in their field. Participants can present their research findings through lightning talks and poster presentations aswell.


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