Meetings/Workshops on Cryptography, Blockchain and Information Security in Canada

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2 Day Workshop at BIRS — Data Science on Blockchains
13 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
Abstract:
With the arrival of Ethereum and Nem in 2015, the age of Blockchain 2.0 has been underway. Although Ethereum uses a currency of its own (i.e., the Ether) as in Bitcoin, its distinguishing mark is the smart-contracts feature that allows unmodifiable, unstoppable code execution on the blockchain. Termed as the “World Computer”, Ethereum is a platform to create software based public smart-contracts and execute them in a Turing Complete way. The smart-contract functionality has been a popular feature in other platforms such as Nem and Waves. Adoption of Ethereum and other Blockchain platforms for societal use is termed as the upcoming age of Blockchain 3.0. Researchers imagine the diffusion of Blockchain’s decentralized and authority-less mechanisms to create consensus in diverse aspects of the modern life. As legendary venture capitalist Marc Andreessen states “the consequences of this breakthrough are hard to overstate”. Some observers compare the inception of Blockchains to the invention of double entry accounting that revolutionized the business world.
Event listing ID:
1329552
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5 Day Workshop at BIRS — Markov Chains with Kinetic Constraints and Applications
12 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
Abstract:
The workshop will gather specialists from the various disciplines involved. The goal of the workshop is to quickly review the latest progress in the field in a few invited talks, and to facilitate interactions between scientists normally working in their own silos.
Event listing ID:
1329810
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5 Day Workshop at BIRS — Foundations for a Distributed Ledger
06 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020 • Banff, Alberta, Canada
Abstract:
The distributed ledger problem is still far from understood. There is no consensus on basic definitions and assumptions of the models, which impedes progress in providing reliability guarantees. There are scaling problems, including the need to spend large amounts of energy, and the small transaction processing rate for current blockchain systems. Interestingly, solving these problems seems to require expertise from several diverse research areas including: cryptography, distributed computing, game theory and public policy. This workshop will bring together experts from these areas to establish and explore the theoretical foundations of Blockchain.
Event listing ID:
1330108


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Last updated: 12 February 2020