CfC St. Moritz Academic Research Track

January 12, 2024, St. Moritz, Switzerland

Organised by the UZH Blockchain Center

Important Dates

The CfC St. Moritz Academic Research Track will be co-located with the 6th Crypto Finance Conference and will take place on January 12, 2024, at the Suvretta House in St. Moritz, Switzerland

Submission Deadline: 15.11.23

Extended Deadline: 24.11.23

Author Notification: 13.12.23

Camera-ready: 05.01.24

Call for Papers

Join us at the CfC St. Moritz Academic Research Track (CfC-SMART24) to explore the challenges, opportunities, and governance of Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and Blockchain ecosystems. This exclusive conference brings together influential opinion leaders, investors, and experts from the traditional finance sector and the crypto industry. We seek original research contributions on topics such as decentralised finance, regulation, risk management, governance mechanisms, and economic incentives within blockchain protocols. The accepted papers will be presented at the conference, providing a unique opportunity to engage with industry leaders and policymakers. Submit your extended abstracts or full papers to be part of this prestigious event shaping the future of finance.

CfC-SMART24 is calling for submissions in the following areas of interest:

  • Decentralized finance (DeFi)
  • Behavioural finance
  • Cryptoeconomics
  • Tokenomics
  • Economic and monetary aspects of cryptocurrencies
  • Non Fungible Tokens 
  • Novel financial Instruments
  • Smart contracts design and security
  • Risk and resilience in (Decentralised) financial systems
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs)
  • Fraud detection
  • Risk management
  • Consensus Protocols
  • Blockchain protocols, Proof-of-Work, -Stake, – Authority
  • Empirical studies
  • AI/ML Application to DeFi
  • Digital asset management
  • Maximum Extractable Value (MEV)

Other topics in distributed ledger technologies in the spirit of the above will also be considered. Authors are invited to submit submissions describing original, previously unpublished work that is not currently being reviewed by another conference, workshop, or journal.

Submission Instructions

We invite the submission of posters and full papers.

All submissions must use the CfC-SMART24 LaTeX template.

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process. CfC-SMART uses a double-blind review process; author names and affiliations should not appear in the submission and authors should make a reasonable effort not to reveal their identities or institutional affiliation. Submissions that do not comply with these guidelines will be desk-rejected.

For posters, limit extended abstracts to no more than 2 pages; poster abstracts should include at least one figure. Full papers may include up to 8 pages, excluding references and appendices. Appendices will not be considered as part of the review process.

Please submit all manuscripts through the EasyChair portal.


All accepted submissions may be published in post-conference proceedings.

  • Proceedings will be made available via arXiv.
  • Accepted papers that appear in the proceedings will be indexed via DBLP.
  • Selected full papers may be invited for submission to a special issue of the Ledger Journal.

Conflict of Interest

Authors and Programme Committee members are required to indicate any possible conflict of interest. Potential conflicts of interest include:

  • Advisor-advisee relationships, at any time;
  • Professional collaborations, employer/employee relationships, or co-authorship within the past 5 years;
  • Current institutional conflicts;
  • or close personal relationships.

For accepted manuscripts, at least one author must attend. For questions about content, formatting, or submission details, please contact the organising committee at

Keynote Speakers

Cornell University

Conference Organisation

Conference Chairs

  • Claudio J. Tessone, University of Zurich
  • Thomas Moser, Swiss National Bank

Steering Committee

  • Alfred Taudes, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Pinar Çağlayan Aksoy, Bilkent University
  • Fabian Schär, University of Basel

Organising Committee

  • Nicolo Stöhr, CfC St. Moritz
  • Benjamin Kraner, University of Zurich
  • Ece Su Ustun, University of Zurich

Programme Committee

  • Shengnan-Li, University of Zurich (Chair)
  • Bernhard Haslhofer, Complexity Science Hub Vienna (Co-Chair)
  • Nicolò Vallarano, University of Zurich
  • Carlo Campajola, University College London
  • Matija Piškorec, Rudjer Bošković Institute
  • Paolo Tasca, University College London
  • Co-Pierre Georg, University of Cape Town
  • Burak Öz, Technische Universität München
  • Krzysztof Gogol, University of Zurich
  • Luyao Zhang, Duke Kunshan University
  • Florian Spychiger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Jiahua Xu, University College London
  • Pietro Saggese, Complexity Science Hub Vienna
  • Krzysztof Paruch, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Egemen Eren, Bank of International Settlement (BIS)
  • André Janssen, Radboud University
  • Nilay Dayanc Kuzeyli, New York University 
  • Lokke Moerel, Tilburg University
  • Peter Mezei, University of Szeged
  • Marta Infantino, University of Trieste
  • Christoph Siebenbrunner, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Prof. Mateja Durovic, King’s College London

See you at the Conference!!