[Seminar Series FS22] Abstraction Distributed Ledger Technology: A Service based Framework enabling Distributed Trust Application Design and Integration

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Dr. Arbër Salihi(University of Geneva)

Abstract

By challenging the traditional approaches based on trusted third parties, distributed ledger technology holds the potential of a drastic change in many areas where trust needs to be informed rather than blindly accepted. However, as with many emerging technologies, limitations and problems limit its broad adoption. Research and industry initiatives address several of these issues, but often with varying objectives. In this context, the problem of abstracting distributed ledger technology represents today a major challenge that should be addressed in priority. The inherent complexity of the technology related to its underlying components, combined with the proliferation of heterogeneous platforms, lies at the heart of this research.
This research addresses the question of abstracting the technical complexity and platform heterogeneity of distributed ledger technology to enable better design and integration of applications based on distributed trust. The design of a framework is proposed in the form of a service-oriented architecture coupled with an abstraction and complexity reduction layer dedicated to distributed ledger technology. The proposed framework is also instantiated in the context of audit and control professions within a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Ultimately, this work is part of an effort to help stabilize and sustain distributed ledger technology towards broader adoption in organizations and in particular within enterprise information systems.

Time

Friday, 6th May, 2022

14:00 – 16:00

Andreasstrasse 15, 8050, Zürich

AND-4-55

Speakers

Dr. Arbër Salihi

Dr. Arbër Salihi recently obtained his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Geneva. His research work focused on the issue of abstraction and complexity reduction of blockchain technology to enable its integration into enterprise information systems. He also participated in a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation to assess the impact of blockchain technology on the auditing and control professions. Prior to that, Arbër Salihi studied computer engineering at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, in France..

Timeline

Time Speaker Event Title Presentations
14:00 -14:15Welcome & Introduction
14:15 -15:00Dr. Arbër Salihi Abstraction Distributed Ledger Technology: A Service based Framework enabling Distributed Trust Application Design and Integration
15:00 -15:30Q&A
15:30 -16:00Apéro

Sponsors

UZH Blockchain Center