We welcome you to Cambridge this fall for a two-day gathering at the MIT Media Lab on October 5 and 6 focused on collaboratively building an interdisciplinary field of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology research. By gathering academics, practitioners, and industry leaders from a variety of areas, we aim to foster a fruitful exchange of ideas in preparation for the launch of a new Open Access journal published by The MIT Press, Cryptoeconomic Systems.
The goal of these highly collaborative journal and conference activities is to bring together the technical areas of cryptography, protocol engineering, and distributed systems research with insights from the domains of economics, law, complex systems, and philosophy to crystallize a mature communal scholarly ecosystem. In addition, legacy publishing has serious issues which limit the impact and legitimacy of academic contributions in such a fast-moving area of study. We welcome discussion of strategies to address matters such as publication access and researchers’ rights, lack of incentives, transparency in peer review, gaming of metrics such as journal impact factors, and historical differences in publishing culture between subject areas.
There will be a broad cross-section of top researchers from academia and industry presenting and attending. Confirmed sessions include keynotes from Dahlia Malkhi (lead researcher at Calibra), Kevin Werbach (Wharton), Neha Narula (MIT DCI, co-EIC Cryptoeconomic Systems), and Andrew Miller (UIUC/IC3, co-EIC Cryptoeconomic Systems) with participatory discussions on ethics, publishing, peer review, and interdisciplinary collaboration scheduled.
October 5–6, 2019
MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02139.
Event website: 2019.cryptoeconomic.systems
Tickets ($250) are available here: http://tickets19.cryptoeconomic.systems
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