1st Symposium on Cryptocurrency Analysis (SOCCA 2018)

6 December 2018, Toulouse, France

Co-located with 36th International Symposium on Computer Performance, Modeling, Measurements and Evaluation 2018 (PERFORMANCE 2018)


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 include, but are not limited to:


SOCCA is co-located with Performance 2018 in Toulouse.


Session 1: Thursday 14:00-15:40, 6 December 2018

Session 2: Thursday 16:00-17:40, 6 December 2018

  • [Keynote] On profitability of block withholding strategies
    Ricardo Perez-Marco (CNRS, Univ. Paris-Diderot), joint work with Cyril Grunspan (ESILV)
  • Mine with it or sell it: the superhashing power dilemma
    Francesco Bruschi (Politecnico di Milano), Vincenzo Rana (Politecnico di Milano), Lorenzo Gentile (Politecnico di Milano) and Donatella Sciuto (Politecnico di Milano)
  • What Drives Cryptocurrency Prices? An Investigation of Google Trends and Telegram Sentiment
    Nico Smuts (Imperial College London)
  • BlockSim: A Simulation Framework for Blockchain Systems
    Maher Alharby (Newcastle University) and Aad van Moorsel (Newcastle University)
  • Publication

    Papers will be published at ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review (2 to 4 pages). After the conference, authors will have the option to submit a longer version to Frontiers in Blockchain. This workshop will include papers from both academia and industry.


    Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. The format for the submissions is that of PER (two-column 10pt ACM format), between 2 and 4 pages long, including all figures, tables, references, and appendices. Papers must include authors names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop.

    PER style file can downloaded from here: [click to download Latex example and class file]. Please change the first argument of the command \conferenceinfo to "Symposium on Cryptocurrency Analysis (SOCCA) 2018", i.e., \conferenceinfo{Symposium on Cryptocurrency Analysis (SOCCA) 2018}{~~~Toulouse, France}

    Submissions must be made in EasyChair.

    Student Travel Grants

    The conference has obtained funding for a few student travel grants. The exact number of awards and the associated amounts will depend upon a certain number of criteria including the number of applications and the funds available. It is expected that successful applicants will at least have their registration fees covered. The deadline for applications is the 21 September 2018.

    The details on how to apply for a grant are available at the PERFORMANCE website.

    Technical Programme Committee