Day 1TimeAgenda ItemLocation
July 4th
13:00 – 13:30Arrival & RegistrationAula
13:30 – 13:40Opening CeremonyAula
13:40 – 14:20What is a good DAO?
Keynote by Prof. Dr. Ellie Rennie
Change Rooms
14:30 – 15:45Paper & Abstract Session

Track A (Chair: Dr. Florian Spychiger)
1. Investigating the influence of early investors, team members, and venture capitalists in DAOs voting processes
Pietro Saggese, Stefan Kitzler, Stefano Balietti, Bernhard Haslhofer and Markus Strohmaier
2. ConVo: Sybil-Resistant Quadratic Voting with Conviction for Digital Governance
Ram Ananth Srinivasan, Shashank Motepalli, Aravind Shaj and Anup Sv

1. Classifying Proposals of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations Using Large Language Models
Christian Ziegler, Marcos Miranda, Guangye Cao, Gustav Arentoft and Doo Wan Nam
2. An Efficient and Sybil Attack Resistant Voting Mechanism
Jeremias Lenzi
3. Blockholders and strategic voting in DAOs’ governance
Romain Rossello

Track B (Chair: Daniel Liebau)
1. Decentralised Governance for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems
Kelsie Nabben, Hongyang Wang and Michael Zargham
2. DAOs’ Business Value from an Open Systems Perspective: A Best-Fit Framework Synthesis
Lukas Küng and George Giaglis
3. DAO Governance: An Empirical Investigation on the Heterogeneity amongst DAO Governance Systems
Stefanie Boss
4. Optimal DAO: An Optimal Smart Contracts based Ecosystem Design for a Systematic Solution to the Principal-Agent Problem
Costin Oarda
15:45 – 16:15BreakFoyer
16:15 – 16:50Paper & Abstract Session

Track A (Chair: Dr. Michael Lustenberger)
1. Collaborative Document Writing: Comparison of Several Approaches
Avital Finanser and Nimrod Talmon
2. Designing a fair and democratic DAO for Creative and Cultural communities
Ámbar Tenorio-Fornés and Evgeniya Lupova-Henry
3. Quantifying Autonomy in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: A Framework for Defining and Measuring DAO Autonomy
Kolja Sahm and George M. Giaglis

1. A Grassroots Architecture to Supplant Global Digital Platforms by a Global Digital Democracy
Ehud Shapiro

Track B (Chair: Dr. Florian Spychiger)
1. An open-source framework for the automated deployment of Ethereum based DApps
Gabriel Fernández-Blanco, Pedro García-Cereijo, Paula Fraga-Lamas and Tiago M. Fernandez-Carames
2. What Open Source Software Development can Learn from Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
Jan Gorzny
3. Enhancing Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) with complexity science mechanisms
Mark Christopher Ballandies, Dino Carpentras and Evangelos Pournaras

1. Why to DAO: a narrative analysis of the drivers of tokenized Exit to Community
Tara Merk
Change Rooms
17:00 – 18:00Parallel Workshop Session
Workshop I: DAOs & DeFi with Crypto Finance AG
Workshop II: DAOs & AI with AI Innoboster
Workshop III: Legal Aspects of DAOs with MLL Legal
Workshop IV: DAOs & Community Management with DAO Suisse
Change Rooms
18:10 – 18:50On Blockchain Governance
Prof. Dr. Fabian Schär
18:50 – 19:00Wrap-UpAula
19:00Evening ProgramFoyer
Day 2TimeAgenda ItemLocation
July 5th
08:30 – 09:00Arrival & Welcome CoffeeAula
09:00 – 09:40Power and Participation in DAOs
Keynote by Prof. Dr. Javier Arroyo Gallardo
Change Rooms
09:50 – 10:30Paper & Abstract Session

Track A (Chair: Dr. Michael Lustenberger)
1. Towards a Comprehensive Decentralization Metric for DAOs
Stamatis Papangelou, Klitos Christodoulou, Marinos Themistocleous and Antonios Inglezakis
2. Attacks on DAOs
Rainer Feichtinger, Robin Fritsch, Lioba Heimbach, Yann Vonlanthen and Roger Wattenhofer
3. From Corporate (Law) Theory to DAO (Law) Theory
Michael Schillig

1. On costly signalling in DAOs: A research agenda 
Darcy W. E. Allen, Jason Potts, Julian Waters-Lynch, and Max Parasol 

Track B (Chair: Prof. Bruno Pasquier)
1. Legal Status of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) Under Turkish Law
Salih Karadeniz
2. Bridging Innovation and Regulation: Towards Regulatory Equivalence for Blockchain-Based Dispute Resolution Platforms
Jamilya Kamalova
3. DAO Legal Wrappers in Switzerland, Liechtenstein and UAE: A Practical Guide
Janina Pietrowska, Raphael Züger, Irina Heaver, Alla Melnichenko and Elisa Verner Steen

1. Redefining Accountability: Navigating Legal Challenges of Participant Liability in DAOs
Aneta Napieralska and Przemysław Kępczyński
10:30 – 11:00BreakFoyer
11:00 – 12:00Parallel Workshop Session
Workshop I: DAOs & DeFi with Crypto Finance AG
Workshop II: DAOs & AI with AI Innoboster
Workshop III: Legal Aspects of DAOs with MLL Legal
Workshop IV: DAOs & Community Management with DAO Suisse
Change Rooms
12:10 – 12:50Panel Discussion on DAO Research
Dr. Eleonóra Bassi (Moderator)
Prof. Dr. Florence Guillaume
Prof. Dr. Andrea Leiter
Prof. Dr. Ellie Rennie
12:50 – 13:00Closing RemarksAula

How do we discern quality in a DAO? To address this question, I construct a fictional DAO, a creature made of components from my ethnographic research. I consider how these DAO elements solve problems of governing information, managing community and creating value and how these are typically assembled into DAO evaluations. But I argue that this component-based process fails us in total. Instead, I propose a new framework for evaluating the quality of a DAO that follows how consensus on value is derived from contributions. This enables a design and diagnostic approach to DAO science. 

The keynote is based on several research papers and will explore how blockchain-based infrastructure (settlement layer and protocols) is governed. We will study voting behavior, proposals and governance token allocation in Ethereum, DAOs, and DeFi.

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) provide a way to collectively manage a process in a horizontal and democratic way. In this talk, we present a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the DAO ecosystem, examining 30,000 DAO communities across major platforms. Our findings shed light on the purportedly “democratic” nature of DAOs and also provide insights into their lifespan, participation rates, and concentration of power.

In this workshop, we will explore how to navigate the gap between innovation and regulation and dive into the dynamic world of decentralized finance (DeFi). We will discuss the scientific and business aspects of DeFi, explore the technological and social definitions, and examine the various applications and inherent risks. Join us for a discussion on the central question: Should DeFi be regulated?

Artificial Intelligence is advancing faster than we can fully comprehend. Its potential is immense, but so are the risks. Can we apply principles of democracy, decentralization, and transparency to unlock AI’s full potential while mitigating its risks? In this workshop, we will explore the intersection of DAOs, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence to identify suitable applications.


To design a successful DAO that achieves its goals and fulfills its purpose, effective collaboration within its community is crucial. This requires selecting the right organizational structure, governance, and token design. To make these decisions inan informed manner, a deep understanding of the community—its identity, motivations, and behaviors—is essential.In this workshop, we will introduce the Community Value Model of the Trib3s Framework. Derived from Schwartz’s theory of basic human values, this model enables us to characterize communities based on their values and anticipate their behavior.The workshop aims to explore and discuss the implications of community characterization and behavior on the organizational structure, governance, and token design of the DAO.