The 3rd Workshop on
Decentralized Finance

In Association with Financial Cryptography 2023

May 5, 2023

Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa
Bol, Brač, Croatia

Call for papers and talks

Our aim with this workshop is to solicit contributions from both academia and industry, focused on addressing fundamental, timely and important questions at the centre of DeFi. As such, we offer two submission formats, as follows.

  1. A talk proposal (~2 pages). Include an abstract, title and the speaker who will attend. Selected talk proposals will subsequently be invited to submit a precis of the talk (~4 pages, excluding references and appendices) in LNCS format for inclusion in the Workshop Proceedings. The precis will not be subject to further review.
  2. A short paper (~8 pages, excluding references and appendices) in LNCS format.
  3. A demo proposal (~2 pages) in LNCS format. The goal of the demo track is to showcase innovative software artifacts of interest to the DeFi research community that do not suit the research paper format. Submissions should provide the following:
    • a 2 page document describing what the artifact does, why it is innovative and why it is of interest to the research community
    • a video with a demo of what the artifact does
    • the source code of the artifact
    Note that we do not accept submissions of commercial products already running in production.

For either category of submission, we encourage submissions that seek to elucidate or make progress towards solving the new and challenging problems that emerge in the DeFi setting.

Researchers who wish to publish their full work elsewhere (e.g., in an econ or finance journal) are encouraged to submit a talk proposal for the workshop.

Topics of particular interest are listed below:

  • Incentive mechanisms in DeFi
  • Stability, risk, resilience, security of DeFi systems
  • Governance of DeFi systems
  • Scalability of DeFi protocols
  • DeFi composability
  • DeFi attacks, attack techniques, and attack case studies (including financial engineering attacks)
  • Privacy and security of DeFi protocols
  • Game theory in decentralized applications
  • Empirical studies of DeFi
  • Use and design of oracles in DeFi: price feeds and market impact measures
  • Stablecoins
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)
  • Decentralized Exchanges, including Automated Market Makers
  • Economics of interoperability
  • Decentralized derivatives
  • Miner extractable value in DeFi
  • Token engineering

The workshop will additionally feature presentations from invited speakers.

Organizing Committee

  • Lewis Gudgeon, Imperial College London
  • Ariah Klages-Mundt, Cornell University
  • Patrick McCorry, Infura
  • Daniel Perez, Imperial College London
  • Sam Werner, Imperial College London

Program Committee

  • Cuneyt Akcora, University of Manitoba
  • Kushal Babel, Cornell University
  • Surya Bakshi, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • James Hsin-yu Chiang, Technical University of Denmark
  • Tarun Chitra, Gauntlet Network
  • Jeremy Clark, Concordia University
  • Dominik Harz, Interlay
  • Ruizhe Jia, Columbia University
  • Mahimna Kelkar, Cornell University
  • William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London
  • Yujin Kwon, University of California, Berkeley
  • Jason Milionis, Columbia University
  • Andrew Miller, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Barnabé Monnot, Ethereum Foundation
  • Daniel Moroz, Harvard University
  • Mahsa Moosavi, Concordia University
  • Alexandre Obadia, Flashbots
  • Andreas Park, University of Toronto
  • Daejun Park, A16z Crypto
  • David Parkes, Harvard University
  • Julien Prat, Polytechnic Institute of Paris
  • Gengmo Qi, Dragonfly
  • Tim Roughgarden, Columbia University
  • Palina Tolmach, Nanyang Technological University
  • Jiahua Xu, University College London
  • Alexei Zamyatin, Interlay
  • Ariel Zetlin-Jones, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Fan Zhang, Yale University

Important dates

Submission deadline: 6 February 23.59 AoE (extended) 2 February 2023

Author notification by: 23 March 2023

Submission instructions

Submit here:


Enquiries can be sent to the Organizing Committee here.