BRAINS 2022 – Tutorial
Title: DeFi Building Blocks
Speakers: Lewis Gudgeon, Sam Werner
Date: Tuesday, September 27th
Abstract: Want to learn how to DeFi? In this tutorial on Decentralized Finance (DeFi) we will first survey the state of the art in DeFi, synthesizing and evaluating some of its key technical innovations, before presenting a taxonomy of the major protocols. This will be based on the Systematization of Knowledge (SoK) coauthored by several of the presenters. We will then turn to a live coding portion of the tutorial where we will showcase a number of pieces of DeFi program logic, highlighting important programming patterns and capabilities of DeFi protocols at present. The aim is to provide newcomers to DeFi with an expansive and insightful tour of the field.
(Imperial College, UK)
(Imperial College, UK)
Bio: Sam is a PhD student in the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering at Imperial College, supervised by Prof William Knottenbelt. In his research he is trying to answer questions around incentive structures found in blockchain systems, ranging from mining pools to DeFi protocols. His latest research work includes a Systematisation of Knowledge on DeFi, examining different types of economic and technical security risks found in DeFi protocols.
Bio: Lewis is a Computer Science PhD candidate at Imperial College, publishing mainly on DeFi risks. Prior to this he worked as an economics consultant. He holds an MPhil in Economics Research from the University of Cambridge and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Warwick University.
BRAINS 2022 – Call For Tutorials
Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) have the potential to disrupt any domain involving coordination among autonomous resources. IEEE/ACM BRAINS Conference is dedicated to these new advances that could make the world of networks and services more secure, while enabling disruptive new distributed business models.
BRAINS 2022 seeks 2-hour tutorial proposals on new and emerging topics within the scope of blockchain. The proposal (maximum 3 pages) should concisely describe the content and objectives of the tutorial, and must include:
- Title of the tutorial
- Name, affiliation, and a short biography of EACH tutorial speaker
- Objectives, and motivation
- Timeliness and intended audience
- A description of the technical issues that the tutorial will address, emphasizing its timeliness
- An outline of the tutorial content, including its tentative schedule
- If appropriate, a description of the past/relevant experience of the speaker(s) on the topic of the tutorial
- A description of the previous tutorial experience of the speaker(s), and past versions of the tutorial
- State if a similar tutorial has been offered in other conferences (last two years) and how your tutorial differs
Proposals (no more than 4 pages including a cover page) should be submitted through EDAS at https://edas.info/N29333
As for most conferences, travel and other expenses are to be covered by the tutorial speakers themselves. A stipend of $300 US will be offered per tutorial (SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION). It is to be shared among speakers for a particular tutorial if more than one speaker presents the tutorial.
Tutorial Submission: June 10, 2022
Tutorial Acceptance Notification: July 10, 2022
Presentation Material Submission: September 2, 2022
TUTORIAL CHAIR (CONTACT DETAILS)
If you have any question, please contact:
Helen Paik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UNSW Sydney, Australia