Blockchain International Scientific Conference
'Breakthrough to Excellence:
Expertise for the Changing Times'
Wednesday 11 March, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK 

Why attend ISC 2020?



Meeting point Conference of Blockchain Industry & Academia


International gathering of the world's most eminent blockchain scholars

Ground-breaking, Cutting-edge research, reviews, and in-depth Analyses


Connect with Enterprises & Institutions Looking for World-class researchers

Blockchain Industry experts, Thought leaders and Influencers under one roof

State-of-the-art Venue - Craiglochart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University



The 2nd Blockchai International Scientific Conference (#ISC2020) is coming back to Edinburgh on 11 March 2020!

The conference will bring the world's most innovative scholars, thought-leaders and trail blazers in the Blockchain space to educate, inform, excite and inspire attendees.


ISC2020 Venue: Craiglochart, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
       ISC Speakers from:

ISC 2020 - At a Glance




Keynotes, Panels, Oral and Poster Presentations



ISC Conference Sponsors, Strategic Partners, Academic & Media Partners

Academic Committee


Some of the ISC2020 Speakers...

Prof. Bill Buchanan FBBA
Edinburgh Napier University
Demelza Hays (PhD Researcher)
University of Liechtenstein
Prof. John Domingue FBBA
Open University
Dr. Naseem Naqvi FBBA
Prof. Marc Pilkington FBBA
Assoc. Editor in Chief, JBBA
Marjan Delatinne
Ripple and The BBA
Dr. Mureed Hussain FBBA
Prof. Jason Potts FBBA
RMIT University
Dr Sean Manion FBBA
American College of Military Public Health
Prof. Jim KS Liew FBBA
Johns Hopkins University
Matt Lucas
IBM and The BBA


Conference registration includes: admission to keynote presentations, research presentation, panel presentations, coffee breaks, sponsor exhibits, and networking areas.

To better serve you, the British Blockchain Association is offering conference registration options that include discounts for BBA members, students and Fellows.


Conference Programme

Registrations & Opening



Session 1

08:30 – 08:35

Chair’s Opening Remarks and Inauguration

Evidence-Based Blockchain: Research Abstracts Presentations

This session will provide a series of outstanding research projects covering areas of Blockchain, DLT and Cryptography


08:38 – 08:49

Bedrettin Gürcan – Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Szeged, Hungary


08:49 – 09:00

Gian Marco Bovenzi - Institute for National Security & Counter-Terrorism, College of Law, Syracuse University, USA


09:00 – 09:11

Srinivas Ratnam – College of Engineering, Andhra University, India

09:11 – 09:22

Rob Campbell - Dept. of Economics, Capitol Technology University, USA

09:22 – 09:33

Darcy Allen and Chris Berg - Blockchain Innovation Hub, RMIT University, Australia

09:33 – 09:44

Dr Oleksandr Letychevskyi - Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Ukraine

09:44 – 09:55

Dr Robin Renwick - University College Cork, Ireland

09:55 – 10:06

Alfio Antonio Puglisi - Kings College London

10:06 – 10:17

Daniel Uribe and Gisele Waters - Genobank.io, USA

10:17 – 10:28

S.P.M Bergstrom - CEO and Head of Science, Quantum1Net, Spain

10:28 – 10:39

Dr Imtiaz Khan - Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

10:39 – 10:50

Carlos Castro-Iragorri - Associate Professor, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

10:50 – 11:01

Agata Ferreira - Assistant Professor, Warsaw University of Technology Poland

11:01 – 11:12

Rafael T Prabucki - University of Opole, Poland

11:12 – 11:30



11:30 – 11:41

Professor R.K. Shyamasundar - Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay, India

11:41 – 11:52

Evandro Pioli Moro - Research Professional, Future Smart Business, BT Applied Research, UK

11:52 – 12:03

Ali Shahaab - Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

12:03 – 12:14

Dr Drew Miller - Aircraft BlockChain LLC, USA

12:14 – 12:25

C.F. Mondschein - Maastricht University European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC), Netherlands

12:36 – 12:40

Conference Group Photos


12:40 – 13:30

LUNCH (at the Chapel)

Session 2

13:30 – 13:45

Chair: Professor Bill Buchanan PhD FBBA

Opening Keynote


13:45 – 14:00

Talk 1:

Studying, Researching, & Teaching Blockchain:

Where are the Blockchain 'Centres of Excellence'? - International Landscape

RMIT's story - Setting up a Cryptoeconomics Innovation Hub


Professor Jason Potts PhD FBBA

Director, RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub, Australia

Editor, The JBBA


14:00 – 14:15

Talk 2:

Blockchain for Education:

Why do we need to decentralise education and credentialing?
What is a “DAO” University?



Professor John Domingue PhD FBBA

Director, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University

Associate Editor in Chief, The JBBA


14:15 – 14:30

Talk 3

Blockchain for Clinical Trials and Healthcare 

A distributed approach to medical research

Blockchain for Healthcare - challenges of decentralisation


Dr Sean Manion PhD FBBA

Techno-scientist, Science Distributed

Editor, The JBBA


14:30 - 14:45

Talk 4

Speaker: TBC


14:45 – 15:00

Coffee Break


15:00 – 15:10


Best Abstracts and Fellowship Awards Ceremony


Session 3

Digital Assets and Decentralised Economy

Chair: Dr Mureed Hussain FBBA


Talk 1

15:10 – 15:25

Why Hyperledger?

The Future of Decentralised Asset Management & The Private, Permissioned Ledgers


Matt Lucas

IBM Global Blockchain Engagement Lead and BBA Board Member


Talk 3

15:25 – 15:40

Why Ripple?

Why do we need a ledger like Ripple? what problems does it solve?
Is the future of banking decentralised? - The road ahead for Ripple


Marjan Delatinne

Ripple’s Global Head of Banking and BBA Board Member


Talk 4

15:40 - 16:00

Panel Discussion

Will Academics be the Torch Bearers of Blockchain Revolution?


Moderator:  Dr Mureed Hussain MD MSc FBBA



Professor Dr Bill Buchanan PhD FBBA

Professor of Cryptography, Edinburgh Napier University

Associate Editor in Chief, The JBBA

Professor Dr Marc Pilkington PhD FBBA

Associate Professor of Economics, University of Burgundy

Advisor, Centre for Evidence-Based Blockchain (CEBB)

Associate Editor in Chief, The JBBA


Demelza Hays

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency PhD Researcher

University of Liechtenstein

Editor, The JBBA


Talk 5

16:00 – 16:20

Topic: TBC

Speaker: TBC


Closing Keynote

16:20 - 16:50

Speaker: (TBC)




ISC2020 Conference Committee


Professor Dr. Marc Pilkington PhD FBBA


Professor Dr. Kevin Curran PhD FBBA


Professor Dr. David Lee Chuen PhD FBBA


Basil Manoussos MSc

Dr. Naseem Naqvi FBBA FRCP


Professor Dr. John Domingue PhD FBBA

Professor Dr. Bill Buchanan PhD FBBA


Dr. Mureed Hussain MD MSc FBBA






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