Program

 
Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2022

Twenty-Sixth International Conference
February 14–18, 2022
Radisson Grenada Beach Resort
Grenada

Please note, this program is provisional and subject to change.

All events take place in the Crown Ballroom unless otherwise indicated.
Sunday, February 13, 2022

16:00–18:00 Registration Reception
Location: Oasis Pavilion
Monday, February 14, 2022

08:30–09:00 Registration

09:00–09:15 Opening Remarks

09:15–10:00
Anniversary Program

10:00–11:00
Session 1: Tokenomics

Maximizing Extractable Value from Automated Market Makers. Massimo Bartoletti (University of Cagliari), James Hsin-yu Chiang (Technical University of Denmark), Alberto Lluch-Lafuente (Technical University of Denmark)

Kicking-the-Bucket: Fast Privacy-Preserving Trading Using Buckets. Mariana Botelho da Gama (imec-COSIC, KU Leuven), John Cartlidge (Uni Bristol), Antigoni Polychroniadou (JP Morgan), Nigel Smart (imec-COSIC, KU Leuven), Younes Talibi Alaoui (imec-COSIC, KU Leuven)

Speculative Multipliers on DeFi: Quantifying On-Chain Leverage Risks. Zhipeng Wang (Imperial College London), Kaihua Qin (Imperial College London), Duc Vu Minh (Imperial College London), Arthur Gervais (Imperial College London)


11:00–11:30 Break

11:30–12:30
Session 2: MPC (mostly)

Explainable Arguments. Lucjan Hanzlik (CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security), Kamil Kluczniak (Stanford University, CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security)

MPCCache: Privacy-Preserving Multi-Party Cooperative Cache Sharing at the Edge. Duong Nguyen (Arizona State University), Ni Trieu (Arizona State University)

Multi-party Updatable Delegated Private Set Intersection. Aydin Abadi (University College London), Steven J. Murdoch (University College London), Sotirios Terzis (University of Strathclyde), Changyu Dong (University of Newcastle)


12:30–14:00 Lunch
Location: Tradewinds

14:00–15:00
Session 3: Privacy

The Effect of False Positives: Why Fuzzy Message Detection Leads to Fuzzy Privacy Guarantees?. István András Seres (Eötvös Loránd University), Balázs Pejó (CrySyS Lab, Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Péter Burcsi (Eötvös Loránd University)

Differential Privacy in Constant Function Market Makers. Tarun Chitra (Gauntlet Networks), Guillermo Angeris (Stanford University), Alex Evans (Bain Capital)

Anonymous Tokens with Public Metadata and Applications to Private Contact Tracing. Tjerand Silde (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Martin Strand (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment)


15:00–15:30 Break

15:30–16:30
Session 4: ZKP

SnarkPack: Practical SNARK Aggregation. Anca Nitulescu (Protocol Labs), Nicolas Gailly (Protocol Labs), Mary Maller (Ethereum Foundation)

On Interactive Oracle Proofs for Boolean R1CS Statements. Ignacio Cascudo (IMDEA Software Institute), Emanuele Giunta (IMDEA Software Institute)

Zero Knowledge Proofs towards Verifiable Decentralized AI. Nitin Singh (IBM Research, India), Pankaj Dayama (IBM Research, India), Vinayaka Pandit (IBM Research, India)


18:30–20:30 Welcome Reception and Poster Session
Location: Oasis Pavilion

Can We Trust Cloud Voting?. Yvo Desmedt

Fostering Financial Stability through Quantitative Security Evaluation in Credit Processes. Stephan Neumann and Oksana Kulyk

Accountable Light Clients for PoS Blockchains. Oana Ciobotaru, Fatemeh Shirazi, Alistair Stewart, and Sergey Vasilyev

Enhancing Blockchain Monitoring Systems by Mutation-based Attack Simulation. Chia-Chien Wu and Hsu-Chun Hsiao

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

09:00–09:45
Anniversary Program

09:45–10:45
Session 5: Old-School Consensus

Be Aware of Your Leaders. Shir Cohen (Technion & Novi Research), Rati Gelashvili (Novi Research), Eleftherios Kokoris Kogias (IST Austria & Novi Research), Zekun Li (Facebook/Novi), Dahlia Malkhi (Novi Research), Alberto Sonnino (Novi Research), Alexander Spiegelman (Novi Research)

Jolteon and Ditto: Network-Adaptive Efficient Consensus with Asynchronous Fallback. Rati Gelashvili (Novi Research), Elefteris Kokoris-Kogias (Novi Research & IST Austria), Alberto Sonnino (Novi Research), Alexander Spiegelman (Novi Research), Zhuolun Xiang (UIUC), Eleftherios Kokoris Kogias (IST Austria & Novi Research)

Quick Order Fairness. Christian Cachin (University of Bern), Jovana Micic (University of Bern), Nathalie Steinhauer (University of Bern)


10:45–11:15 Break

11:15–12:30
Session 6: Mostly Payment Networks

Analysis and Probing of Parallel Channels in the Lightning Network. Alex Biryukov (University of Luxembourg), Gleb Naumenko (thelab31.xyz), Sergei Tikhomirov (University of Luxembourg)

Hide & Seek: Privacy-Preserving Rebalancing on Payment Channel Networks. Zeta Avarikioti (IST Austria), Krzysztof Pietrzak (IST Austria), Stefan Schmid (University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science), Samarth Tiwari (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Michelle Yeo (IST Austria), Iosif Salem (University of Vienna, Faculty of Computer Science), Krzysztof Pietrzak (IST Austria), Michelle Yeo (IST Austria), Zeta Avarikioti (IST Austria)

Short Paper: A Centrality Analysis of the Lightning Network. Philipp Zabka (University of Vienna), Klaus-Tycho Foerster (TU Dortmund), Christian Decker (Blockstream), Stefan Schmid (TU Berlin, University of Vienna, Fraunhofer SIT), Klaus-Tycho Foerster, Stefan Schmid (University of Vienna), Philipp Zabka, Klaus-Tycho Foerster

Resurrecting Address Clustering in Bitcoin. Malte Möser (Princeton University), Arvind Narayanan (Princeton University)


12:30–14:00 Lunch
Location: Tradewinds

14:00–18:00 Excursion

21:00–22:00 General Meeting
Location: Crown Ballroom

22:00–00:00 Rump Session
Location: Crown Ballroom
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

09:00–09:45
Anniversary Program

09:45–10:45
Session 7: Incentives I

ABSNFT: Securitization and Repurchase Scheme for Non-Fungible Tokens Based on Game Theoretical Analysis. Hongyin Chen (Peking University), Yukun Cheng (Suzhou University of Science and Technology), Xiaotie Deng (Peking University), Wenhan Huang (Shanghai Jiaotong University), Linxuan Rong (Washington University in St. Louis)

Decentralization Conscious Players And System Reliability. Sarah Azouvi (Protocol Labs), Alexander Hicks (University College London)

Towards Overcoming the Undercutting Problem. Tiantian Gong (Purdue University), Mohsen Minaei (Visa Research), Wenhai Sun (Purdue University), Aniket Kate (Purdue University)


10:45–11:15 Break

11:15–12:30
Session 8: Incentives II

Arbitrage attack: Miners of the world, unite!. Yuheng Wang (School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China), Jiliang Li (School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China), Zhou Su (School of Cyber Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China), Yuyi Wang (ETH Zürich)

Suborn Channels: Incentives Against Timelock Bribes. Orfeas Stefanos Thyfronitis Litos (University of Edinburgh), Zeta Avarikioti (IST Austria)

Sliding Window Challenge Process for Congestion Detection. Ayelet Lotem (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Sarah Azouvi (Protocol Labs), Aviv Zohar (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Patrick McCorry (Infura)

Short Paper: On Game-Theoretically-Fair Leader Election. Rati Gelashvili (Novi research), Guy Goren (Technion), Alexander Spiegelman (Novi research)


12:30–14:00 Lunch
Location: Tradewinds

14:00–15:00
Session 9: Not Proof of Work

The Availability-Accountability Dilemma and its Resolution via Accountability Gadgets. Joachim Neu (Stanford University), Ertem Nusret Tas (Stanford University), David Tse (Stanford University)

Three Attacks on Proof-of-Stake Ethereum. Caspar Schwarz-Schilling (Ethereum Foundation), Joachim Neu (Stanford University), Barnabe Monnot (Ethereum Foundation), Aditya Asgaonkar (Ethereum Foundation), Ertem Nusret Tas (Stanford University), David Tse (Stanford University), Caspar Schwarz-Schilling (Ethereum Foundation)

Permissionless Consensus in the Resource Model. Benjamin Terner (UC Irvine), Benjamin Terner (UC Irvine)


18:30–21:30 Beach BBQ
Location: Beach
Thursday, February 17, 2022

09:00–09:45
Anniversary Program

09:45–10:45
Session 10: Performance

Plumo: An Ultralight Blockchain Client. Psi Vesely (University of California, San Diego), Michael Straka (cLabs), Philipp Jovanovic (University College London), Ariel Gabizon (AZTEC Protocol), Kobi Gurkan (cLabs), Georgios Konstantopoulos (Paradigm), Asa Oines (cLabs), Marek Olszewski (cLabs), Eran Tromer (Tel Aviv University)

SoK: Blockchain Light Clients. Panagiotis Chatzigiannis (George Mason University), Foteini Baldimtsi (George Mason University), Konstantinos Chalkias (Novi Financial / Facebook Research)

Achieving Almost All Blockchain Functionalities with Polylogarithmic Storage. Parikshit Hegde (The University of Texas at Austin), Robert Streit (The University of Texas at Austin), Yanni Georghiades (The University of Texas at Austin), Chaya Ganesh (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), Sriram Vishwanath (The University of Texas at Austin)


10:45–11:15 Break

10:15–12:25
Session 11: Measurements

Short Paper: On the Claims of Weak Block Synchronization in Bitcoin. Seungjin Baek (KAIST), Hocheol Nam (KAIST), Yongwoo Oh (KAIST), Muoi Tran (National University of Singapore), Min Suk Kang (KAIST)

India's "Aadhaar" Biometric ID: Structure, Security, and Vulnerabilities. Pratyush Ranjan Tiwari (Johns Hopkins University), Dhruv Agarwal (Microsoft Research), Prakhar Jain (Fractal Analytics), Swagam Dasgupta (Bastion Media), Preetha Datta (Aalto University), Vineet Reddy (Northeastern University), Debayan Gupta (Ashoka University), Pratyush Ranjan Tiwari (Johns Hopkins University)

Short Paper: What Peer Announcements Tell Us About the Size of the Bitcoin P2P Network. Matthias Grundmann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Hedwig Amberg, Max Baumstark (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Hannes Hartenstein (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

An empirical study of two Bitcoin artifacts through deep learning. Richard Tindell (James Madison University), Alex Mitchell (James Madison University), Nathan Sprague (James Madison University), Xunhua Wang (James Madison University)


12:25–12:30 Closing Remarks

12:30–14:00 Lunch
Location: Tradewinds

14:00–18:00 Free Afternoon with Activities
(sign-up sheets will be available, departure from TBD)

18:300–20:30 Workshop Reception
Location: TBD
Friday, February 18, 2022

08:30–09:00 Workshops Registration

Note: the timing of the lunch and breaks is coordinated among all of the workshops, but some workshops might start earlier in the morning or end later in the afternoon. See their individual programs for details. Workshop registrants can attend any of the workshops and can switch between them as desired.


09:00–10:30
Workshops Early Morning Session

Tutorial: Quantum Computing Essentials for Financial Cryptographers
Location: TBD1

CoDecFin'22: 3rd Workshop on Coordination of Decentralized Finance
Location: TBD2

DeFi'22: 2nd Workshop on Decentralized Finance
Location: TBD3

VOTING'22: 7th Workshop on Advances in Secure Electronic Voting
Location: TBD4

WTSC'22: 6th Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts
Location: TBD5


10:30–11:00 Break
Location: TBD

11:00–12:30
Workshops Late Morning Session

Tutorial: Quantum Computing Essentials for Financial Cryptographers
Location: TBD1

CoDecFin'22: 3rd Workshop on Coordination of Decentralized Finance
Location: TBD2

DeFi'22: 2nd Workshop on Decentralized Finance
Location: TBD3

VOTING'22: 7th Workshop on Advances in Secure Electronic Voting
Location: TBD4

WTSC'22: 6th Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts
Location: TBD5


12:30–14:00 Lunch
Location: Tradewinds

14:00–15:30
Workshops Early Afternoon Session

AMHIS'22: 1st Workshop on Approaches to Modelling Heterogeneous Interacting Systems
Location: TBD1

CoDecFin'22: 3rd Workshop on Coordination of Decentralized Finance
Location: TBD2

DeFi'22: 2nd Workshop on Decentralized Finance
Location: TBD3

VOTING'22: 7th Workshop on Advances in Secure Electronic Voting
Location: TBD4

WTSC'22: 6th Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts
Location: TBD5


15:30–16:00 Break
Location: TBD

16:00–17:30
Workshops Late Afternoon Session

AMHIS'22: 1st Workshop on Approaches to Modelling Heterogeneous Interacting Systems
Location: TBD1

CoDecFin'22: 3rd Workshop on Coordination of Decentralized Finance
Location: TBD2

DeFi'22: 2nd Workshop on Decentralized Finance
Location: TBD3

VOTING'22: 7th Workshop on Advances in Secure Electronic Voting
Location: TBD4

WTSC'22: 6th Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts
Location: TBD5

 

 

 

This conference is organized annually by the International Financial Cryptography Association.