Crosschain Workshop 2021

The Crosschain Workshop aims to bring researchers and application developers across the world together to advance the field of crosschain transaction technology.

The Concept

The workshop will be held across four, two hour sessions across two weeks. The rationale for two hours is that people have trouble concentrating for longer than two hours on a Zoom meeting and that, given time zones, the session could be late in the day for some people and very early in the morning for others.

The latest information about crosschain approaches by accepted speakers will be available on this website ahead of the workshop. The information could be a paper, a blog post, a YouTube video, an EthResearch post, a GitHub repo, or all of the above. The idea is to allow researchers time ahead of the workshop to gain some understanding of the approaches of other researchers.

Speakers will present for 15 minutes (6 minutes for lightning talks). This would recap the papers and other content that they had made available. This presentation time will be followed by 15 minutes question and discussion time (4 minutes for lightning talks).

The agenda for the third and fourth session would be agreed upon by the participants at the end of the second session. Example topics which could be discussed are:

  • What criteria should be used to evaluate crosschain protocols.
  • What security requirements are important?
  • How should performance be measured?
  • How should atomic behaviour be defined?

For the secondary sessions, people can volunteer to take the lead for a topic, presenting background for the topic and then chairing the discussion.

Objectives

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • That the researchers working on crosschain will be aware of each other’s work.
  • That there will be a cross pollination of ideas. 
  • That we will understand how each of us analyse our crosschain protocols.
  • That we gain a better understanding of the trade-offs of the various approaches.

Dates

Session 1:
Singapore: Tuesday March 9, 2021: 4am
Brisbane: Tuesday March 9, 2021: 6am
Sydney: Tuesday March 9, 2021: 7am
San Francisco: Monday March 8, 2021: 12noon
New York: Monday March 8, 2021: 3pm
London: Monday March 8, 2021: 8pm
Vienna: Monday March 8, 2021: 9pm

Session 2:
Singapore: Wednesday March 10, 2021: 2pm
Brisbane: Wednesday March 10, 2021: 4pm
Sydney: Wednesday March 10, 2021: 5pm
San Francisco: Tuesday March 9, 2021: 10pm
New York: Wednesday March 10, 2021: 1am
London: Wednesday March 10, 2021: 6am
Vienna: Wednesday March 10, 2021: 7am

Session 3:
Singapore: Tuesday March 16, 2021: 4am
Brisbane: Tuesday March 16, 2021: 6am
Sydney: Tuesday March 16, 2021: 7am
San Francisco: Monday March 15, 2021: 12noon
New York: Monday March 15, 2021: 3pm
London: Monday March 15, 2021: 8pm
Vienna: Monday March 15, 2021: 9pm

Session 4:
Singapore: Wednesday March 17, 2021: 2pm
Brisbane: Wednesday March 17, 2021: 4pm
Sydney: Wednesday March 17, 2021: 5pm
San Francisco: Tuesday March 16, 2021: 10pm
New York: Wednesday March 17, 2021: 1am
London: Wednesday March 17, 2021: 6am
Vienna: Wednesday March 17, 2021: 7am