SOCCA – 2nd Symposium on Cryptocurrency Analysis

The workshop will take place at 8 am EST (2 pm CET) on Webex conferencing tool

Co-located with 38th International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurements and Evaluation 2020 (IFIP WG 7.3 PERFORMANCE 2020) 

This symposium aims to bring together researchers, performance modellers and practitioners interested in quantitative aspects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, such as performance, dependability, energy-efficiency, profitability and scalability.


Topics of Interest

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • cryptocurrency mining algorithms and selfish mining strategies 
  • modelling/simulation studies of blockchain algorithms and protocols 
  • optimal design of blockchain algorithms and protocols 
  • modelling/simulation studies of applications of blockchain 
  • simulation tools for the analysis of cryptocurrencies and blockchain 
  • benchmarking of cryptocurrencies and blockchains 

Submitted papers must be original and contain work that has not been published before or is under review elsewhere. 

Papers will be published at ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review (2 to 4 pages).  

This workshop will include papers from both academia and industry. 

The submission page is available at



8.00 – 9.40 NYC / 14.00 – 15.40 Milan: Session 1

Keynote (30-40 min) Ingo Weber; Analysing Data from Blockchains

Predicting confirmation times of Bitcoin transactions
Rowel Gündlach, Martijn Gijsbers, David Koops and Jacques Resing. 

Blockchain Privacy Through Merge Avoidance and Mixing Services: a Hardness and an Impossibility Result
Jefferson Simoes, Eduardo Ferreira, Daniel Menasché and Carlos Campos. 

Crypto-Hotwire: Illegal Blockchain Mining at Zero Cost Using Public Infrastructures
Felipe Coutinho, Victor Pires, Claudio Miceli and Daniel Menasche. 

9.40 – 10.40 NYC / 15.40 – 16.40 Milan: Session 2

Robustness analysis of Bitcoin confirmation times
Ivo Stoepker, Rowel Gündlach and Stella Kapodistria.

Analyzing Transaction Confirmation in Ethereum Using Machine Learning Techniques
Vinicius Carlos de Oliveira, Júlia Valadares, José Eduardo de Azevedo Sousa, Heder Bernardino, Alex Vieira, Saulo Moraes Villela and Glauber Dias.

Fighting Under-price DoS Attack in Ethereum with Marchine Learning Techniques
José Eduardo de Azevedo Sousa, Vinicius Carlos de Oliveira, Julia Almeida Valadares, Alex Borges Vieira, Heder Soares Bernardino, Saulo Moraes Villela and Glauber Dias Gonçalves.


Important dates:

Submission deadline: August 22, 2020 (Anywhere on Earth) Extended to September 14, 2020 (AoE)

Notification of acceptance: September 25, 2020

Workshop day: November 6, 2020



Katinka Wolter, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany

William Knottenbelt, Imperial College, London, UK