EPFL & ETHZ

The Swiss Blockchain Summer School 2017

21.06.17 - 24.06.17

Overview

Welcome to the home page of the Swiss blockchain summer school 2017. The event is jointly organised by EPFL and ETHZ and aims at bringing together students (Master- and PhD-level), academic researchers, and security experts from industry with an interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

The school is co-located with the EPFL IC summer research institute.

Application

To apply, please click on the button below and fill out the form. We reserve the right to select from the list of applicants based on the provided motivation and experience if the number of registrations is higher than the available seats.

The application deadline is passed as of May 12. You may still submit your information for consideration, but at this point we cannot guarantee space in the summer school.

Registration fees
Master students: 50 CHF
PhD students: 150 CHF
Fees will be charged from accepted participants only.

Program


21.06.17

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee and Snacks
10:00 – 11:00 Welcome – Bryan Ford and Srdjan Capkun
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Protocols for Secure Distributed Computing I – Christian Cachin
14:00 – 15:00 Protocols for Secure Distributed Computing II – Christian Cachin
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee and Snacks
15:30 – 16:30 Introduction to Ethereum I – Joseph Bonneau
16:30 – 17:30 Introduction to Ethereum II – Joseph Bonneau
17:30 – 18:30 Exercises – Arthur Gervais

22.06.17

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee and Snacks
10:00 – 11:00 Advanced Topics on Smart Contracts I – Andrew Miller
11:00 – 12:00 Advanced Topics on Smart Contracts II – Andrew Miller
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Diving into The DAO – Emin Gün Sirer
14:00 – 15:00 Anonymity in Cryptocurrencies – Sarah Meiklejohn
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee and Snacks
15:30 – 16:30 Byzantine Vertical Paxos: A Foundational Approach to Reconfiguration – Dahlia Malkhi
16:30 – 17:30 The Hyperledger Fabric V1 – Marco Vukolic
17:30 – 18:30 Exercises – Arthur Gervais

23.06.17

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee and Snacks
10:00 – 11:00 Blockchain Design Choices: A Distributed Computing Perspective – Ittai Abraham
11:00 – 12:00 Alternative Architectures for Distributed Ledgers – Sarah Meiklejohn
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Proving the security of Blockchain Protocols: From Proof of Work to Proof of Stake I – Aggelos Kiayias
14:00 – 15:00 Proving the security of Blockchain Protocols: From Proof of Work to Proof of Stake II – Aggelos Kiayias
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee and Snacks
15:30 – 16:30 Scaling Bitcoin, On- and Off-Chain – Emin Gün Sirer
16:30 – 17:30 Exercises – Andrew Miller & Joseph Bonneau
17:30 – 18:30 Exercises – Andrew Miller & Joseph Bonneau
19:00 – 21:00 Social Event (BC rooftop terrace)

24.06.17

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee and Snacks
10:00 – 11:00 Case Study I
11:00 – 12:00 Case Study II
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Case Study III
14:00 – 15:00 Case Study IV

Directions

More details following soon.