The Blockchain Research Group, at the University of Malta, organized a one-day technical blockchain research seminar on 27 April 2018. The event was hosted by MITA, highlighting the ongoing industry-academic synergy in the blockchain space.
The main topics of the technical research seminar were; using the blockchain for the Internet of Things, verifying the correctness of smart contracts, discovering vulnerabilities (and error recovery) in smart contracts, automated generation of plain English descriptions from smart contracts, building query languages to interact with the blockchain, and decentralized AI using the blockchain.
The well-attended event gave an overview of current and prospective blockchain research projects from various faculties/departments including the department of Computer Science, the department of Artificial Intelligence, the Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology, and the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking. The interdisciplinary nature of this research was evident to all present at the workshop. This event was also an excellent opportunity for a number of Ph.D. students to showcase their ongoing research.