Talk 1: Blockchain for accelerated processing of Supply Chain
Abstract: A supply chain transaction is a complex business process involving mutually untrusting organizations communicating to achieve common objectives (like delivery of goods from a supplier to the end-user). Any supply chain transaction consists of multiple phases that execute over a long period, like freight transport, invoice generation, goods receiving, claim generation, payment adjustment, and payment processing. This talk addresses the use of Blockchain technology to accelerate phases of a supply chain transaction like invoice generation, claim generation, and payment processing by digitally representing a supply chain transaction on a decentralized ledger and applying optimizations.
Talk 2: Overview of Blockchain interoperability
Abstract: Blockchain interoperability helps connect independent blockchain networks to unlock the full potential of distributed ledger technology. However, the existence of heterogeneous blockchain protocols and the lack of established standards for inter-blockchain communication makes exploring the study of blockchain interoperability non-trivial and challenging. This talk provides a summary of inter-blockchain communication patterns like trusted data sharing, cross-chain asset swaps, and crosschain asset transfers. In particular, this talk addresses the model and protocols under each cross-chain communication pattern.
Talk 3: Carbon-aware Cloud Data Center Optimization
Abstract: A cloud data center consists of three main infrastructure components like power-distribution, cooling, and servers. Running client workloads in a data center incurs consumption of power. Data centers can either draw power from conventional smart grids resulting in high carbon emissions or use power generated from renewable energy sources. However, there is uncertainty in the availability of the time and amount of renewable energy generated. This talk describes various options for the execution of cloud data center workloads minimizing carbon emissions by exploring strategies like the flexibility of workloads for time and geo shifting across data centers, batteries to store renewable energy for later use, and efficient scheduling of workloads on cloud servers.
Qualifications: M.S (By Research), IIT Madras, 2006.
Affiliation: IBM Research India, Bangalore
Position: Manager & Senior Research Engineer
Email: [email protected]