[ecoop-info] LASER 2018 school: blockchains, bitcoin and distributed trust, Elba, 2-10 June

Bertrand Meyer Bertrand.Meyer at inf.ethz.ch
Thu Jan 18 08:13:36 CET 2018

Dear ECOOP community,


The 2018 LASER summer school has just been announced. Note the switch from
September to June (but the place remains the same). The 14th  edition of
LASER will take place in Elba, Italy, June 2 to 10, 2018. The theme is


                Software Technology for Blockchains, Bitcoins and
Distributed Trust Systems


and the speakers


*         Christian Cachin, IBM, on Secure distributed programming for

*         Primavera De Filippi, CNRS and Harvard University, on Social and
legal effects of distributed trust systems

*         Maurice Herlihy, Brown, on Blockchains, Smart Contracts, & the
future of distributed computing

*         Christoph Jentzsch, Slock.it

*         me, on Software engineering for distributed systems

*         Emin Gun Sirer, Cornell University

*         Roger Wattenhofer, ETH Zurich


Details at  <https://www.laser-foundation.org/school/>
https://www.laser-foundation.org/school/.  From that page:


The combination of advances in distributed systems and cryptography is
bringing about a revolution not only in finance, with Bitcoin and other
cryptocurrencies, but in many other fields whose list keeps growing. The
LASER 2018 summer school brings the best experts in the field, from both
industry and academia, to provide an in-depth exploration of the fascinating
software issues and solutions behind these breakthrough technology advances.



It should be a particularly exciting session.


Deadline for registration at early prices is February 10.


-- Bertrand Meyer


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