DLT Seminar Talk: Designing Interoperable Distributed Ledger Systems

Speaker: V. Muthu

Topic: Designing Interoperable Distributed Ledger Systems


Blockchain technology has been experimented with as a potential game changer for the digital innovation agenda by businesses, regulators and governments. The lack of clear understanding of the fundamental characteristics of the underlying technology and its strengths and weaknesses when deployed in various applications have been the bottleneck for wide-spread adoption.

One of the challenges for real-world application is the ability to seamlessly integrate different blockchain based systems without the need of intermediates and compromising the distributed characteristic of the technology. This raises the question of what level of interoperability is required between different distributed ledger technology (DLT) based systems. How these requirements can be captured and modeled effectively to classify the versatility of the system is examined in our work. 

In this talk, some of the preliminary work done in this space will be discussed. In addition, an overview will be given about a number of ongoing projects in different application areas. 


Muthu obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, England, in 1990 and his BScEng with 1st Class Honours from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 1984. He is currently attached to School of Information and Communications Technology, Griffith University, Australia as Associate Professor. Muthu has pioneered network security research and teaching at Griffith University and has been leading the Network Security Research Group at the Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems. His current research interests include blockchain technology, cyber security, intrusion detection, wireless sensor networks, trust management, key establishment protocols and medical sensor networks.  He has published over 120 articles in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Sensors, Elsevier Journal of Digital Signal Processing, and International Journal of Information Assurance and Security etc.  He received a number of awards for excellence in teaching and led  the School of ICT to become No. 1 in Australia for overall student satisfaction during his tenure as the Deputy Head L&T.

All are welcome. No registration required.

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