With the approval of IEEE RAB Committee, the IEEE ComSoc Kolkata Chapter (affiliated to the IEEE Kolkata Section) had been formed on Oct. 13, 2003 and the Chapter is fully active now. The Chapter had participated in the DLT during 2007, 2008 and 2010. The Chapter had participated in the DLT 2013 also, with Dr. K. K. Ramakrishnan, Fellow, AT & T Labs - Research, Florham Park, NJ, USA as Distinguished Lecturer.

The Lecture was organized on August 10, 2013 (Saturday) at Wipro Limited, Salt Lake City, Kolkata between 11am and 1pm. In his welcome address, Prof. R. Nandi, Chairman, IEEE ComSoc Kolkata Chatper has highlighted the activities of the Chapter, especially the Membership Recruitment drive initiated by the Chatper. Then, Dr. K. K. Ramakrishan delivered the Lecture on Networking the Cloud: Enabling Enterprise Computing and Storage. He started the Lecture with the brief introduction on Cloud Computing. He has proposed a Virtual Cloud Pool abstraction to logically unify cloud and enterprise data center resources, and presented the vision behind CloudNet, a cloud platform architecture which utilizes Virtual Private Networks to securely and seamlessly link cloud and enterprise sites. Dr. Ramakrishnan explained how WAN latency between a cloud site and an enterprise can become a major performance bottleneck when synchronously replicating an application’s data into the cloud and then described their proposal called 'Pipelined synchrony' to address this problem.
The audience interacted with the Speaker during the Lecture and just after the conclusion of the Lecture. The Program has provided a rare opportunity for the researchers and industry members of ComSoc Kolkata to have the first hand information on Cloud Computing from the Distinguished Lecturer. A total of 50 participants (IEEE Members – 30, Student Members – 5, Non-Members – 15) attended the DLT 2013. Dr. Swarup Mandal has presented the Memento to the Speaker on behalf of the Wipro Limited. Ms. Shilpa Basu has proposed the Vote of Thanks. Dr. P. Venkateswaran, Assoicate Professor of Jadavpur University was the Co-ordinator of DLT 2013, organized by the IEEE ComSoc Kolkata Chatper.