The Workshop

Blockchain, a technology that is conquering the minds of many technocrats and researchers is positioned as the most promising technology after the advent of Internet. It is a decentralized, immutable data storage and management technology built by leveraging the idea of a distributed, consensus ledger. Originally the blockchain technology was positioned as an enabling mechanism for crypto currencies. Most of the tech giants predict that blockchains could possibly disrupt various business domains in the coming future. Recently, many business applications are exploring blockchains for developing innovative decentralized applications (Dapps) that could eliminate the need for third party intermediaries and can perform quicker, secure and transparent transactions. Blockchain finds potential application in providing solutions to various busineess domains like banking, supply chain, decentralized IoT, identity management, healthcare, insurance, public notary, e-KYC, voting and lot more. In a nutshell, blockchains are emerging as a high potential platform with secure, trust free, distributed and decentralized data storage enabling many novel technology business solutions. This workshop is aimed at exploring the upcoming research opportunities and business innovations provided by blockchain technology. This would be a great platform for students, researchers, software professionals and business executives to explore deep into the concept of blockchains.


Dr. Dilip Krishnaswamy
Senior Research Scientist, IBM Research Labs

Michael Gord ,
Blockchain Education Network & Founder, Bitcoin Canada

Harsh Pokharna ,
Blockchain System Architect & Co-founder, Psi Phi

Who can participate?

This workshop is intended for Researchers, PG Students, Faculty, Software Professionals, Business Executives and Blockchain enthusiasts. Registration is limited to a maximum of 100 participants (selection will be through a first-come-first-served basis). Register on or before 1st March 2017.

Ask your doubts

You may use the following contacts in case of any doubts/queries

Workshop Chair : Dr. Asharaf S, (email:
Workshop Coordinators :
Mr. Adarsh S
( Mob: +91 9496329593
Ms. Jennath H S
( Mob: +91 9847499944
Phone: 0471 2784144

Workshop Details

Workshop Date: 03 March 2017

Workshop Duration: 1 Day

Workshop Venue: Travancore Hall, Park Center, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram-695581

Workshop Fee: Rs. 575 per participant (Rs.500 as fee + 15% Service tax)

Note: . We will provide lunch and refreshments to all participants. No TA/DA will be provided to the participants. Participants have to arrange accommodation by their own.

How to Register

1. Apply Online by filling the Registration Form
2. Take a DD for Rs.575. drawn in favour of Director, IIITMK payable at Trivandrum.
3. Write your DD number and name of the bank in the printed registration form and submit at the registration desk.

* Those who wish to do spot registration may contact workshop coordinators in advance.


Certificate of participation will be provided by IIITM-K to all the participants who actively participate in all the sessions.