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 - Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University



The 2nd Blockchain 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: Craiglockhart, 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 – 08:40

Chair’s Opening Remarks and Inauguration

08:40 - 10:50

Evidence-Based Blockchain: Research Abstracts Presentations

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

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

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

Dr Oleksandr Letychevskyi - Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics, Ukrain

Dr Robin Renwick - University College Cork, Ireland

Daniel Uribe and Gisele Waters - Genobank.io, USA

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

Dr Imtiaz Khan - Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

Agata Ferreira - Assistant Professor, Warsaw University of Technology Poland

10:50  – 11:05


Rafael T Prabucki - University of Opole, Poland

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

Dr Alistair Duke - Researcher, BT Applied Research, UK

Ali Shahaab - Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK

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

11:30 - 12:10

Skype Presenters:

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

Srinivas Ratnam – College of Engineering, Andhra University, India

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

Alfio Antonio Puglisi - Kings College London

Prof Carlos Castro Iragorri, Colombia

12:10 – 12:20

Conference Group Photos


12:20 – 13:10

LUNCH (at the Chapel)



Session 2

13:10 – 13:45

Opening Keynote

Chair: Dr Naseem Naqvi FBBA

President, BBA

Editor in Chief, The JBBA


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


Dr Chris Berg PhD

Co-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

Emma Boswood



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

15:10 – 15:20

Using Hyperledger Sawtooth for TelAviv Stock Exchange

Speaker: Duncan Johnston-Watt, BTP and Hyperledger

15:20 - 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


15:40 - 16:20

Panel Discussion and Open Forum Q & A

Will Academics be the Torch Bearers of Blockchain Revolution?


Moderator:  Dr Mureed Hussain MD MSc FBBA



Professor Dr Bill Buchanan PhD FBBA

Professor Marc Pilkington PhD FBBA

Professor John Domingue PhD FBBA

Matt Lucas

Marjan Delatinne

Dr Chris berg

Dr Sean Manion FBBA

Dr Naseem Naqvi FBBA


16:20 - 16:50

Closing Keynote

Rt Hon Martin Docherty Hughes MP FBBA

Chair, UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain

Fellow of The British Blockchain Association




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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