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Call for Contribution – Point Zero Forum: Student Firepoint Conference [Deadline: 31 May 2023]

Within Point Zero Forum ’23 (to be held 26 – 28 June in Zurich) we are thrilled to announce the first Student Firepoint conference: a unique opportunity for students around the World to share their vision and transformative ideas to fields such as digital assets, technology for ESG, generative AI; they are revolutionarising the world as we know it, and the new generations will take full advantage of them, but how? The Student Firepoint will serve as an extraordinary platform to broadcast and network.

Point Zero Forum provides a unique environment for the participants of the Student Firepoint. In the Forum convene 1,000 central bankers, regulators, and industry leaders around a series of leadership dialogues, public-private roundtables, deep dive workshops, and networking opportunities to drive confidence, adoption, and growth of transformative technology, and assess and promote the appropriate governance and risk frameworks. It is organised by the State Secretariat for International Finance and Elevandi (Monetary Authority of Singapore). For further details about PointZero Forum, please visit the conference website: 

Call for Contributions

Point Zero Forum: Student Firepoint brings together students, practitioners, and industry experts across disciplines to discuss novel developments in blockchains, distributed ledger technologies, decentralised technologies, generative artificial intelligence, technology applied to CSG. Computer scientists, security researchers, economists, lawyers, and data scientists are the primary target of the Student Firepoint. In structure, this conference follows the traditional open format primarily based on submitted and peer-reviewed work.
We are calling for submissions in the following areas of interest:

  • Digital Assets – use cases adoption digital assets, asset tokenisation and distributed ledger technology
  • Technology for ESG – Showcasing the technologies and solutions that can accelerate the fair transition towards climate neutrality
  • Generative AI – Deep-dive into generative AI (Artificial Intelligence), the potential use cases in financial services and the roadmap towards adoption

Authors are invited to enter submissions describing their work (not necessarily original for this conference). Note that the ability to present in front of a broad audience (not merely academic) and fit to the programme will carry weight in the evaluation of the submissions.

Submission Instructions

We invite submissions from students at the Master’s or PhD level as well as early postdocs (maximum 2 calendar years since finishing the PhD). All submissions must consist of:

– A short paper (maximum 4 pages, excluding references) using the designated template (word template here). 
– A Video recording of a presentation of maximum 3 minutes explaining the relevance and innovation of the idea.
– CV (maximum 4 pages) of the submitter

For accepted contributions, the corresponding author must attend the conference in person. For questions about content, formatting, or submission details, please contact the organising committee at

There will be a maximum of four (4) accepted contributions. They will receive a ticket with free attendance for the PointZero Forum.

Important Dates (AoE)

Submission Deadline: May 20, 2023 (Extended to May 31, 2023)
Notification Deadline: June 12, 2023
Conference Dates: June 26-28, 2023

Organising Committee

Prof. Dr. Claudio J. Tessone – Professor of Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies, University of Zurich
Prof. Dr. Rolf H. Weber – University of Zurich 
Maurizio Salvatori – Elevandi