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Emanuel Palm
Emanuel Palm

Emanuel Palm

PhD Student
Luleå University of Technology
Cyber-Physical Systems
Embedded Intelligent Systems LAB
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
+46 (0)920 492819
A2309 Luleå

I Investigate architectures and solutions for digitized industrial collaboration, with emphasis on non-repudiable negotiation outcomes and smart contracts for industrial automation.

The Internet of Contracts

The manufacturing and supply chain industries are currently approaching a major paradigm shift. Coined the fourth industrial revolution, it entails the digital interconnection of existing and new smart devices, enabling unprecedented degrees of automatic product customization, life-cycle management and data exploitation.

However, for these benefits to become a reality, legal and financial infrastructure must exist that can support the pace and resolution of the processes that are to be connected. Payments, component orders, as well as other legal commitments, must make a definite transition from papers to completely digital forms, without loosing the ability to use courts of law or risking degredations in the reliability or flexibility of the medium.

My work largely consists of taking significant research results from the blockchain, Internet-of-Things and Smart Contract communities, and turning these into concrete architectures. The first major contribution is the Exchange Network Architecture, which allows distinct stakeholders to exchange digital tokens, representing arbitrary commitments, without trusted intermediaries. Work is currently on-going to improve this architecture to make it better align with contemporary contractual practices and provide better support for smart contract automation.

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Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary

Architectures for Automated Contractual Cooperation (2021)

Palm. E
Conference paper

Demand-supply matching through auctioning for the circular economy (2021)

Bodin. U, Dhanrajani. S, Abdalla. A, Diani. M, Klenk. F, Colledani. M, et al.
Part of: 10th CIRP Sponsored Conference on Digital Enterprise Technologies (DET 2020) – Digital Technologies as Enablers of Industrial Competitiveness and Sustainability, s. 82-87, Elsevier, 2021
Conference paper

Ricardian Contracts for Industry 4.0 via the Arrowhead Contract Proxy (2021)

Palm. E, Schelén. O, Bodin. U, Lagerkvist. C
Paper presented at : 30th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), June 20-23, 2021, Kyoto, Japan.
Article in journal

Approaching Non-Disruptive Distributed Ledger Technologies via the Exchange Network Architecture (2020)

Palm. E, Bodin. U, Schelén. O
IEEE Access, Vol. 8, s. 12379-12393
Conference paper

Kalix (2020)

A Java 11 Library for Developing Eclipse Arrowhead System-of-Systems
Palm. E, Bodin. U, Schelén. O
Part of: Proceedings, 2020 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), s. 1389-1392, IEEE, 2020