International Scientific Conference


The World’s First ‘Scholars in Blockchain” International Scientific Conference (#ISC2019) is coming to ExCeL London on 12 March 2019. The conference will BBAbring the world's most innovative scholars, thought-leaders and trail blazers in the Blockchain space to educate, inform, excite and inspire attendees.

Established in 2017, The British Blockchain Association (BBA) is the most powerful voice in the UK blockchain industry. It is a not-for-profit, membership funded, organisation that promotes the comprehensive adoption of Blockchain technology and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) across the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and globally.

The BBA is an advocate for both industry and education. It is the leading UK trade association for blockchain and DLT technologies. It is also home to the Journal of British Blockchain Association (JBBA), Europe’s first peer reviewed research journal on Blockchain and DLT ecosystems. The BBA Student Forum is the Student wing of the BBA and is responsible for the voice of Blockchain within Academia.

The BBA promotes the interests of its members through common interest groups and the BBA Executive Committees address industry wide concerns including; Public Good, Policy and Governance; Academic; Marketing and Communications; Banking, Finance & ICO/DLT Start-Ups; and International. Through our efforts the BBA strives to make the UK the leading nation in adoption of Blockchain/DLT to bring tangible, real world impact with economic sustainability.

Our founding members and advisors are internationally recognised thought-leaders and cutting edge organisations drawn from the worlds intersecting the Blockchain/DLT ecosystem. The BBA connects policymakers, blockchain engineers, venture capitalists and visionaries to advance the understanding, acceptance and application of blockchain/DLT technologies.

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Conference Programme 

Tuesday 12 March 

08:00 - 08:45

08:45 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:40

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13:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:20

15:20 - 15:45

15:45 - 16:10
16:10 - 16:20
16:20 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:15


Chair's Opening Remarks & Inauguration
Oral Presentations ( 4 speakers X 10 minutes slots)
Panel Discussion: Scientific Publishing and Importance of Evidence Based Blockchain
Case Studies ( 2 X 15 minutes slots)

Coffee Break & Poster evaluation by panel of Judges

Panel Discussion: Role of Enterprises in supporting Blockchain Research
Oral Presentations (4 speakers X 10 minute slots)
Panel Discussion: Proof of Impact: Governments & Blockchain Academics/ Experimentation & Knowledge Transfers

Lunch & Poster Evaluation by panel of Judges

Awards Ceremony: 'Scholars in Blockchain'
Project Presentation (4 projects X 10 minutes slots)
BBA Student Forum

Coffee Break & Poster Evaluation by panel of Judges

Awards Ceremony: Prizes: Best Oral Presentation, Poster, Project  
FBBA - Fellowship of the British Blockchain Association
Panel discussion: Blockchain Research: The Road Ahead
Closing Keynote


Confirmed Speakers include...

  • Matt Lucas, IBM
  • Prof. Dr Jim KS Liu, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Professor Brigitte Andersen, Big Innovation Centre
  • Professor Dr. Andrew Mangle, Bowie State University, USA
  • Professor Dr. John Domingue, Open University, UK
  • Professor Dr. David Lee K Chuen, SUSS University
  • Professor Dr. Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Navroop K Sahdev, MIT
  • Dr. Stefan Meyers, Ambrosus Technologies
  • Maxwell Stanley, University of Essex
  • Petros Terzis, University of Winchester
  • Alex Cheema, University of Oxford
  • ​Prof. Dr. Kevin Curran, Ulster University                    
  • Dr Marcella Atzori, UCL
  • Professor Dr Shadah Alsalamah, MIT
  • Dr Naseem Naqvi, BBA
  • Mureed Hussain, BBA
  • Michelle Chivunga, University of Surrey
  • Alfio Puglisi, Kings College London

International Scientific Conference Information 

Dates: Tuesday 12 March 2019

Location: Blockchain Technology World,  North Gallery rooms, ExCeL London. 

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