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

Bertrand Meyer Bertrand.Meyer at inf.ethz.ch
Mon May 21 11:40:15 CEST 2018

Dear ECOOP community,


We are happy to announce one more speaker at the LASER 2018 summer school
two weeks from now: Dominic Woerner from Bosch. Mr. Woerner is is a solution
architect for Internet of Things and distributed ledger applications with
Bosch Digital Solutions, and a researcher within the Bosch Economy of Things
research project. He did his PhD at ETH Zurich working at the Bosch IoT Lab
and was a visiting researcher at the MIT Media Lab's Digital Currency
Initiative. His talk will be on "From the cloud-based Internet of Things to
the Economy of Things".


The 2018 LASER, the school's 14th  edition, 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 (4 to 6 lectures each):


.         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.


Since its first session in 2004, LASER has established its reputation as an
ideal opportunity to learn about the latest developments in software
engineering. This year's session ventures into new territory and promises to
be particularly exciting.


-- Bertrand Meyer


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