Frontiers in DeFi

27 May 2024
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Complexity Science Hub
Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Josefstaedter Straße 39, 1090 Vienna, Austria

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Complexity Science Hub


Frontiers in DeFi

This is the third iteration of a workshop series on the topic of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). It follows previous editions held at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna in 2022 and at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in 2023. The workshop aims to assemble an interdisciplinary group of researchers with a shared interest in DeFi to discuss opportunities, challenges, and risks associated with DeFi. The target of the workshop is to identify pertinent research questions, foster academic collaborations, and cultivate potential future partnership opportunities. The goal is to organize this as an annual recurring workshop and establish a European expert and special interest group in the field of Decentralized Finance.

The expected outcome of this workshop is the cultivation of a growing interdisciplinary network of experts in the field of Decentralized Finance (DeFi). The workshop organizers will carefully curate the list of members. Furthermore, the workshop will facilitate the dissemination of knowledge, including scientific abstracts and presentations. To influence policymaking, regulators and policymakers will be invited to participate in presentations and discussions.



Hourly Schedule


08:30 - 09:00
Arrival & Welcome
09:00 - 09:20
Contagion in Decentralized Lending Protocols
Julien Prat (ENSAE France)
09:20 - 09:40
Liquid Staking and Roll-ups: Enhancing or Challenging Ethereum DeFi?
Krzysztof Gogol (University of Zurich)
09:40 - 10:00
Secure Contract Composition in DeFi
Riccardo Marchesin (University of Trento)
10:00 - 10:20
Non-Atomic Arbitrage in Decentralized Finance
Vabuk Pahari (Max-Planck-Institute for Software Systems)
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:20
Arbitrageurs' Profits, LVR, and Sandwich Attacks: Batch Trading as an AMM Design Response
Robin Fritsch & Andrea Candido (CoW Protocol)
11:20 - 11:40
The Governance of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: A Study of Contributors' Influence, Networks, and Shifts in Voting Power
Pietro Saggese (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
11:40 - 12:00
Strategic Vote Timing in Online Elections With Public Tallies
Svetlana Abramova (Austrian Institute of Technology)
12:00 - 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 13:50
Risk Premiums in the Bitcoin Market
Maria Grith (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
13:50 - 14:10
Testing a rational Crypto Bubble
Christoph Wegner (Leuphana University)
14:10 - 14:30
The Economics of Non-Fungible Tokens
Nicola Borri (LUISS University)
14:30 - 14:50
A Blockchain p2p Ecosystem for Scientific Research
Wolfgang Härdle (BRC Blockchain Research Center)
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break
15:30 - 15:50
The DeFi Dilemma
Stefan Voigt
15:50 - 16:10
Automated Market Makers Designs Beyond Constant Functions
Fayçal Drissi (University of Oxford)
16:10 - 16:30
Cryptocurrency Pair Trading
Ronald Hochreiter (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
16:30 - 16:50
Would Friedman burn your Tokens?
Jan Christoph Schlegel
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