Call for Presentations

Monero Konferenco (“MONEROKON”) strives to provide high-quality content that brings together global scientists, researchers, and subject-matter experts to present state-of-the-art developments in their respective fields. In addition to presentations that addresses the science, engineering, and the mathematics of blockchain technology, we are also keen to receive multidisciplinary submissions that touch on the wider implications of this emerging technology in relation to art, sociology, psychology, politics, philosophy, ecology, and law. Along with 20-minute presentations, we welcome 60-minute lectures, self-organized panel discussions with 3-6 panelist, and hands-on workshops/tutorials.

Submissions will be categorized into three tracks: (i) Security, (ii) Privacy, and (iii) Decentralization.

Topics of Interest

May cover, but not limited to:

Security

  • Economics of coin tail emission vs. post-emission fee market
  • Spam attacks and transaction fees
  • Node DDoS prevention
  • Node sybil attacks
  • Selfish mining attacks
  • Difficulty adjustment algorithms
  • Cryptocurrency Laws and Regulations
  • Human Rights and the Blockchain
  • Use of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) in Blockchain Analytics

Privacy

  • Unique privacy-preserving cryptographic methods
  • Post-quantum cryptography
  • Novel implementations of zero-knowledge cryptographic schemes
  • Anonymous network layers/mix networks
  • Applied statistics in traceability and decoy selection algorithms
  • Transaction de-anonymization techniques
  • Privacy issues with layer 2 solutions
  • Privacy-preserving smart contracts
  • Privacy-preserving Proof-of-Stake

Decentralization

  • Cross-chain interoperability
  • Atomic swaps
  • Multisignature wallets
  • Decentralized Exchanges (DEX)
  • Novel distributed consensus protocols
  • Environmental sustainability of consensus mechanisms
  • Pool mining centralization
  • Full node distribution
  • Scalability issues with blockchain size
  • Blockchain governance models

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Proposals should consist of a title and 200-500 word abstract that describes the topic of the presentation or lecture. Speakers are kindly requested to email slides in PDF format at least 1 week before the conference to: slides@monerokon.com

For self-organized panel discussions, the title and themes covered in the talk as well as the names of the panelists and moderator should be submitted.

For workshops/tutorials, if any special equipment would be needed (e.g. soldering iron, multimeter, glue gun, etc.), let us know in the notes section of the form.

To submit a proposal, please click on the button below.

The deadline for proposal submissions is 3rd April 2023 @ 00:00 UTC. We aim to inform speakers of the acceptance of their proposals by 18th April 2023.

BURSARY FUNDING

We have very limited funds available to help cover some of the travel costs, which could include expenses for flights, train, taxi, hotel, and/or local transportation. Expenses must be ordinary, necessary, and reasonable. Speakers may request a maximum of 2,000 EUR reimbursement. After the conference, copies of receipts (please redact any personal data) saved in a single PDF file and the bank details of a Euro account or an XMR address would need to be submitted to: bursary@monerokon.com [PGP]

The deadline to submit bursary requests is 1st August 2023.

Speakers will receive a free admission ticket.

PUBLICATION

This is a "presentation only" conference and authors of papers are free to submit their works to other conferences for presentation/publication.

Audio/video recordings, presentation slides, and any photographs taken during the conference proceedings will be released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license and organizers may upload multimedia and files to git, video, or social media platforms.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Proposals should be original, significant, and insightful. Proposal may evaluate social constructs, present empirical finds, describe challenges and solutions, present new methods, schemes, models and/or highlight a research gap of a given topic. Workshops/tutorials should be pedagogical and geared towards introducing learners to practical skills, techniques, or ideas.

Please refrain from submitting proposals that are promotional in nature and if the proposal is related to another cryptocurrency project, try to focus on the high-level technical aspects of the project.

LOCATION

TBD

  • La Fabrika, Prague, Czechia (23rd-25th June 2023), or;
  • Neuchâtel University, Switzerland (30th June - 2rd July 2023).

Location should be determined by early March 2023.

MoneroKon 2023 will primarily be an in-person event, but in order to maximize participation, we are able to facilitate online presentations via Jitsi Meet.

KEY DATES

  • Submission deadline: 3rd April 2023 @ 00:00 UTC
  • Proposal review phase: 3rd-17th April 2023
  • Notice of Acceptance: 18th April 2023
  • Bursary request deadline: 1 August 2023

For further information about the conference, please contact orga@monerokon.com

You can enter proposals until 2023-04-03 00:00 (UTC), 4 months from now.