Call For Papers
[Please note that the submissions of abstracts for contributed talks is now closed, however,
submissions for poster presentations are still open.]
The programme will consist of invited and contributed talks throughout the day, in addition to a poster session in the afternoon. Unfortunately,
the number of contributed talks is limited and so we may invite the authors of some submitted abstracts to present a poster instead.
The workshop is open to topics including, but not limited to:
Academic research on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Industrial applications of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Applications of Fintech in academia and industry
The economics of Blockchain technology
Financial analysis and risk management with Cryptocurrencies
In addition, all full papers submitted to the workshop will be considered for publication in a special issue of the
Journal of Risk and Financial Management on
Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (see below).
The aim of this special issue is to provide a collection of papers from leading experts in the area of blockchain and cryptocurrencies,
and covers the topics listed above and many others. For further information about the special issue
click here or
download the flyer.
We are happy to announce that the speakers listed below are confirmed to present at the workshop!
Dug Campbell (MaidSafe)
Prof. François Longin (ESSEC Business School)
Dr. Paraskevi Katsiampa (Sheffield Hallam University)
Prof. Ser-Huang Poon (University of Manchester)
Prof. John Domingue (The Open University)
Prof. Chris Speed (University of Edinburgh)
Dr. Bingsheng Zhang (Lancaster University)
Prof. John Ainsworth (University of Manchester)
Dr. Beth Kewell (University of Surrey)
Beryl Li (CapchainX)
Shahzaib Tahir (City University of London)
John Paul Thornber (Andrews Gwynne Private Wealth Management)
Muntadher Sallal (University of Portsmouth)
Dr. Nicolas T. Courtois (University College London)
Dr. John Fry (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Dr. Toloupe Onabolu (i-Habit.at)
Peder Østbye (Special Advisor, Norges Bank)
Journal of Risk and Financial Management have also very kindly sponsored our
"Best Paper Award". An award of 1000 CHF (~£760) will be presented for the best student paper, which will be judged
by the organising committee and will be announced at the end of the workshop. The winner will also be able to publish
one paper free of charge in the
Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
Please email your submission to both: firstname.lastname@example.org and
with the subject line "Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Manchester 2018 Submission".
The email should include the abstract as an attachment in PDF format (Word format will be accepted, but PDF is preferred).
In the email, please also specify your name, current affiliation, and whether you would like to present a talk or a poster.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts for contributed talks is now closed, however, submissions for poster presentations are still open. Once you have made your submission, you will receive a confirmation of receipt by email.
The organising committee will then make a decision on your submission, and you will be notified of the outcome within 2 - 3 working days.
If you have questions about any details of the workshop, do not hesitate to contact us via email at either:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org