Laura Emilia Maria Ricci
Full Professor

Department of Computer Science,

University of Pisa

Largo Bruno Pontecorvo, 3,
I-56127, Pisa, Italy
email: laura.ricci(AT)unipi.it
skype: lauraemiliaricci 
phone: +39 050 22127.68, 
fax: +39 050 22127.26

Question time: 
Thursday, 15.00-18.00 PM

Pisa DLT Laboratory

I lead the Pisa Distributed Ledger Laboratory, including 5 permanent members, 2 permanent members working  at CNR, 5 PhD students and several collaborators. Take a look at our Pisa DLT web page!


Application for the PhD program in Blockchain adn Distributed Ledger is now opened: UNIPI is offering the scholarship with CODE B02, Curriculum Social Systems and Smart Societies, Deadline: August 28th, 2023, 1:00 PM CET, apply at  https://isas.unicam.it/dni/phd-blockchain-dlt/how-apply
PRIN Research project "AWESOME: Analysis framework for Web3 Social MEdia" will start in October 2023, together with University of Milan, and University of Calabria.
5th Workshop on Blockchain theoRy and ApplicatIoNs, BRAIN 2024, March 2024, Biarritz, France, in conjunction with IEEE Pervasive Computing, PERCOM 2024, March 11-15 2024.

Membro del comitato di valutazione per i progetti sottomessi in risposta alla Call for Proposal 2022 di Milano Hub, il centro di innovazione di Bankitalia, sul tema delle Distributed Ledger Technologies.

ACM Distributed Ledger Technologies: Research and Practice, Special issue on Blockchain-based Pervasive Systems: theory, applications, and challanges, Guest editors: L. Ricci, D. Di Francesco Maesa, N. Sastry, Deadline 30th of April 2023.

Program Chair ICBTA 2023, Sixth Int. Conference on Blockchain Technology and Applications, Xi'an, China, 15-17 December 2023

Poster Co-chair 12th Int. Conf. on Complex Networks and their Applications, 28-30 November 2023, Menton Riviera, France

Coordinator of the Curriculum "Social systems and smart societies" of the National PhD program in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technolgies
Associate editor of the ACM Distributed Ledger Technologies: Research and Practice,  ACM DLT, the new ACM journal on Distributed Ledger Technology. Submissions are accepted starting from October 2021.

Founding Member of the IEEE TEMS Technical Committe (TC) on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

Member of the group of experts of the Italian Ministry of the Economic Development (MISE) for the definition of the national strategy for distributed ledgers and blockchains. The draft of the strategy is  here  

Section Editor of Springer Nature, SN Computer Science,  Section V,  Innovations in Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers

Member of the Editorial Board of the new Elsevier Journal "Blockchain: Research and Applications"

Member of the Italian Distributed Ledger Technology Group, also CINI group on blockchain

The Italian National Research Program (PNR 2021-2027) has been published. I have worked, as an expert, on the topic "System security"
Our paper A blockchain based approach for the definition of auditable control systems, authors Damiano Di Francesco Maesa, Paolo Mori, Laura Ricci, is among the most cited articles on Elsevier  Computer & Security, Scimago rank A journal.

Conferences TPC Membership

Recently Accepted Papers

Selected Papers


PhD Students

Current  Students
Former  Students

Thesis Proposals

For further information, send an e-mail to a laura.ricci(AT)unipi.it, or contact me during question time (on Thursday 15.00-18.00 PM).