9th International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing ICCTAC 2020-21
Date: June 3rd & 4th 2021
Topic: Current trends in advanced computing
Name and Details of the Resource persons:
(Day 1: 3rd June)
• Dr Rahman Tashakkori (Chief Guest), Chair and Lowe’s Distinguished Professor Program Director, NSF S-STEM and ERCS Department of Computer Science Appalachian State University Boone, NC, USA.
• Dr Samit Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Guwahati, Assam, India.
• Dr Vikram Rao, User Experience Design Strategist and Consultant SmartKarrot Inc., Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, India.
(Day 2: 4th June)
• Dr P Subashini, Professor of Computer Science, Centre for Machine Learning and Intelligence, Avinashiligam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women - Deemed University, Coimbatore – 640143, Tamil Nadu, India.
The Department of Computer Science [PG] organized the 9th International Conference in association with IEEE Bangalore Section on the Title “Current Trends in Advanced Computing “. This conference aimed to create awareness of Modern Technologies and how it's going to create an impact in the future. It mainly focused on creating awareness about the technical world heading towards making advancements in Human-Computer interaction.
The conference was inaugurated by the chief guest Dr Rahman Tashakkori, Chair and Lowe’s Distinguished Professor Program Director, NSF S-STEM and ERCS Department of Computer Science Appalachian State University Boone, NC, USA. The chief guest was delighted on seeing enthusiastic participants all over the world. Sir also gave an overview of the project on which he and his team was working, called the “Beemon”. Their project aims to utilize applied computing to monitor honey bee hives. The reason for taking up this project was to bring a solution for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Sir, further explained the role of bees in the ecosystem, where they would create hives and monitor them and the bees through their embedded system which is attached to a microphone and camera. They were able to identify the status of the hive whether it is healthy or unhealthy for collecting the necessary details for their research.
Furthermore, two technical sessions were organized by the department. The first technical session was taken over by Dr Samit Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Guwahati, Assam, on the title “Human-Computer Interaction: What, Why and How? “, where Sir, started with giving a brief introduction on the HCI, followed by the Challenges - HCI perspective, User-Centred Design, lifecycle of User-Centric Software Engineering, design challenges, Idea of computation, the computational framework and many more concepts on HCI. The speaker made the session more interactive by presenting videos on HCI which covered the what, why and how aspects of HCI.
In the second technical session, the speaker of the session was Dr Vikram Rao, chief design officer at SmartKarrot Incorporated, Bangalore Urban, Karnataka, on the title “The role of Human-Computer Interaction in Today’s World “. The speaker presented an insightful session by stating the significance of Machine Learning, AI and NLP and also explained the Evolution of HCI with few examples in the industry. The speaker spoke on Conventional AI use case and discussed the societal problems that are prevailing in various fields which needs the help of the technology.
On the second day of the international conference, a workshop by Dr P Subashini, Professor of Computer Science, Centre for Machine Learning and Intelligence, Avinashiligam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women - Deemed University, Coimbatore, on “Optimised Machine Learning approaches for Brain Computing Interface” was organized. The workshop was very informative where participants were made aware of various Machine Learning algorithms and Computational Optimization Techniques, Flow chart of Optimization, PSO – algorithms, flowchart, its parameters and so much more with precise details. On the whole, it was a fruitful session for all the participants who had a lot to take away from the session on Machine Learning and Deep Learning for AI optimization.
At the end of each session or workshop, a question and answer (Q & A) Forum was open to clear the doubts of the participants, the speakers went through the questions and clarified all the doubts effectively by giving more examples of real-life implementation on those problems.
A paper presentation event was conducted at the end of both the days of the ICCTAC 20-21 where many intellectual participants took part in the event from different states and universities. They presented their research paper with all excitement. The review of these presentations was done by the chairpersons - Dr Chinnaiyan, Dr Balaji and Dr Mayank, convenors and faculty members.
The ICCTAC 20-21 greatly organized events and workshops on these two days. Each and everyone who coordinated and co-operated was thanked for its success.
ICCTAC ’19 – International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing
Date: 6th & 7th May 2020
Participants: Research Scholars, Faculty Members, Industry Delegates
Number of beneficiaries: 196
1. Chief guest: Mr. Amit Kumar Saha, Principal Engineer, Office of the Cloud CTO, Cisco Systems (India) Private Limited.
2. Guest of Honor: Dr Ardino Masaleno, Institute of Informatics & Computing Energy, Universiti Zenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Putrajaya, Malaysia.
3. Mr Biswajit Mishra, Cognitive Head, Ipsoft, Bengaluru.
4. Mr. Victor Sundararaj, Head – Engineering Academy, Infosys Limited, Bangalore
5. Dr. Kunwar Singh, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, Tamil Nadu.
6. Dr. Vishwas Lakkundi, Principal Architect, Smarten Spaces, Chair – IEEE Computer Society, Bangalore Chapter
The Department of Computer Science (PG), Kristu Jayanti College organized the 8th edition of the International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing on 6th and 7th May 2020 – An Online Conference. The Department of Computer Science(PG) understood the unprecedented situation existing because of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, and thought on its feet and moved the conference to the online platform. The original conference dates were March 19th and 20th and all necessary arrangements were made. The same speakers were retained and they were very happy to oblige and be part of this initiative by the Department of Computer Science(PG). The International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing (ICCTAC) is set to provide an excellent forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of recent trends in Information Technology by internationally and nationally renowned experts in the field. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field of Computer Science.
The session on 6th morning had Mr Amit Kumar Saha, Principal Engineer, Office of the Cloud CTO, Cisco Systems (India) Private Limited as the Chief Guest and Dr. Arduino Masaleno, Institute of Informatics & Computing Energy, Universiti Zenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Putrajaya, Malaysia as ‘Guest of Honour’. Dr A. Muruganantham, Conference Convener offered the welcome speech, Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru delivered the presidential address and Mr Amit Kumar Saha, delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Ardino Maseleno, Institute of Informatics & Computing Energy, Universiti Zenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Putrajaya, Malaysia was the resource person for Technical Session I. He discussed the need of Innovation in Research in a very interesting way. He discussed about Smart Grid in Malaysia and elaborated on some analysis of the Publications on Smart Grid Ontology. Mr. Biswajit Mishra,Cognitive Head,IpSoft,Bengaluru conducted the Technical Session II on the topic “Digital Twin and Blockchain”. He shared his insights on the Role of Human Digital Twin. He also discussed about the industrial advancements and the scenarios that would prevail due to the current pandemic (Covid-19).
The second day of the conference on May 7th, 2020 started with a technical session on “Digital transformation and Live Enterprise”. .The sessions was handled by Mr Victor Sundararaj, Head Engineering Academy,InfoSys Limited, Bangalore. Mr Victor Sundararaj, addressed the students on the latest technologies and the influence of it in the day to day life of human beings. The next session of the day was handled by Dr. Kunwar Singh,Assistant Professor,National Institute of Technology,Trichy,TamilNadu. The topic for the session was “Bitcoin Wallet”. A Bitcoin wallet is a software program where Bitcoins are stored. To be technically accurate, Bitcoins are not stored anywhere; there is a private key (secret number) for every Bitcoin address that is saved in the Bitcoin wallet of the person who owns the balance. Bitcoin wallets facilitate sending and receiving Bitcoins and give ownership of the Bitcoin balance to the user. The Bitcoin wallet comes in many forms; desktop, mobile, web, and hardware are the four main types of wallets .The session was very informative for all the participants. The last session for the second day was handled by Dr. Vishwas Lakkundi, Principal Architect, Smarten Spaces, Chair – IEEE Society, Bangalore Chapter. He spoke on the topic Zero Trust Security Framework.
The two day conference had many participants participate online from various colleges Around 200 participants from different part of the country are attend the conference. 70 papers were received for presentation and publication which reduced to 24 after three levels of blind review process by the Expert Review committee. The selected papers will be published in reputed International Journals of Scopus Indexed and Springer Nature. Paper presentations were held on both the days in two sessions where each session consisted of six presenters on the first day and the second day as well. Track1 session was chaired by Dr. Balaji, HOD, Department of MCA, Surana College and Dr. Muruganantham, Professor, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru on both the days. Track2 session was chaired by Dr. Ambika.P, Senior Data Scientist, Impact Analytics, Bengaluru and Dr. Velmurugan, Professor, Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru on both the days.
Overall, ICCTAC-2020, An Online Conference, conducted by Department of Computer Science (PG) was a grand success with the participants giving very positive feedback about the same.
Student Research Symposium (SRS)
The Department of Computer Science (PG) organized a unique event Student Research Symposium to disseminate new knowledge acquired through research conducted by the academic community. The symposium also promoted healthy interaction between the students and research scholars of various Institutes.
The third edition of the National Level Student Research Symposium was held on 18 September 2019. The day began with an inaugural session, the welcome address was delivered by Prof. Velmurugan, Convenor of SRS followed by the inaugural address by Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Vice- Principal. The chief guest of the day was Mr. Sudeendra Koushik, Chair IEEE Bangalore Chief Innovator & Co-Founder at Prasu (Innovation Consultation Company) who delivered the keynote address on “Technology, Disruption, Research and Innovation”. The inaugural session was concluded with the Vote of Thanks delivered by Ms. Lincy Joseph of 2nd M.Sc., the Student Coordinator of SRS. It was followed by a Technical Session and the resource person was Mr. Abhishek Appaji, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medical Electronics, B M S College of Engineering (BMSCE) and the topic was “Demystified Data Science and Machine Learning”.
The last session of the day was the Paper Presentation session where the students of our college and from other colleges presented their papers on different fields of Information Technology. More than 45 research papers were submitted by student researchers from all over the country, out of which 10 papers were selected and presented after the scrutiny from subject experts. The student paper presentation was conducted in two different venues and was chaired by Dr. A. Muruganantham and Dr. P. Ambika, the faculty members of the Department of Computer Science [PG].
The symposium provided a forum which allows exchanging knowledge, experience, results and information related to various aspects of emerging technologies.
ICCTAC ’19 – International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing
The Department of Computer Science (PG), Kristu Jayanti College aspires to enrich the learning experience of students by accelerating new method of teaching learning techniques that amalgamate both formal and informal education. The International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing (ICCTAC) is set to provide an excellent forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of recent trends in Information Technology by internationally and nationally renowned experts in the field. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to the researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to meet and share cutting-edge development in the field of Computer Science.
The 7th edition of the International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing was conducted on 12th and 13th March 2019. The auspicious inaugural function held at 9.30 AM on 12th morning had Prof. T.D. Kemparaju, Vice Chancellor, Bengaluru North University as the Chief Guest and Mr. William David McCann, Consultant, BCX Bespoke Customer Experiences as ‘Guest of Honour’. Dr. Calistus Jude, Dean, Faculty of Science offered the welcome speech and Dr. R Kumar, Head of Department of Computer Science presented the Prelude to the conference.
The chief guest in his inaugural address spoke about the prominence of the technology plays in our day- to day life. He elaborated about the Change and Transition in every field and how to cope up with it. Mr. David in his message expressed his happiness to be the part of the programme. He stressed upon the vast research opportunities on Data Science, security and privacy issues of the data.
The first technical session on “Machine Learning for Machine Vision” was led by Dr. Venkatesh Babu R, Associate Professor & Convenor - VAL, Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), IISc, Bangalore. He said that the Major security challenges that were presented to the participants that are now commonly addressed by machine vision tools. He spoke about the implementation of AI based Video Analytics tools used today. Mr. Roshan Khan, Director – Technology, Amadeus Software Labs India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru was the resource person for Technical Session II. He discussed the need of Innovation in Research in a very interesting way. He elaborated how novel idea can be transformed to Product as well as Patent. Post lunch, Mr. Rajesh Jeyapaul conducted the technical session on Distributed Deep Learning. He shared his valuable and rich experience on Cloud Computing, Server Virtualization Machine Learning and Deep Learning. He made the session more interactive by making the audience to answer a few basic questions on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The next technical session was handled by Ms. Pallavi Kar, Data Science - Application Engineer, MathWorks, Bengaluru on the topic “Anomaly Detection using Machine Learning”. Using Unsupervised Machine Learning algorithm and Semi-supervised Machine Learning Algorithms, the past data can be learned and converted to knowledge using set of labeled examples to predict future events. The first day concluded with two parallel Technical Paper presentations which were chaired by Dr. Chandra J, Associate Professor in Computer Science, Christ Deemed to be University and by Dr. Ambika, Professor, Kristu Jayanti College. The presented papers were mainly into the area of Data mining and Machine Learning.
The second day started with two technical paper presentations in different venues on the specialization of Networking, Cloud computing and Security. The sessions were chaired by Dr. Anand Kumar, Dean-Academics, Professor and Head (CSE), M.S. Engineering College and Dr.Muruganantham, Professor, Krsitu Jayanti College. There were 21 papers presented during the plenary sessions and chairs appreciated the papers which were selected for the conference. The milestone session of the ICCTAC ’19 is the Workshop session on Day 2 of ICCTAC on the topic “5G technologies” by Flt. LT. Kishore, Principal Consultant Telecom, UTL Technologies, Bengaluru. He demonstrated the 5G communication techniques through LTE Visualization tool. It was a great hands-on learning experience to the participants about SC-FDMA Channelization, Signal processing and Signal transformation techniques.
The last session was handled by Dr. Uma Shama, Professor & Co-Director, Geo Graphics Laboratory, Bridgewater State University, Boston. She started the session by relating all the advancements in technology to civilian use- like Drone for people with disabilities, or aged or people with disabilities from war front. Along with the uses she stressed on the policies that are to be taken care of in use of drones.
The two day conference witnessed the flocking of ideas from 40 delegates include faculty members of various universities and colleges and research scholars of other institutions across the globe and 100 post graduate students. 70 papers were received for presentation and publication which reduced to 25 after three levels of blind review process by the Expert Review committee. These papers will be published in the Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems (JARDCS), a Scopus Indexed Journal and BJIT - International Journal of Information Technology, a UGC Indexed Journal published by Springer Nature. All the sessions were interactive and participative led to the great success of this conference.
Student Research Symposium
Time: 10.00 AM
Venue: Conference Hall 2 (PG Block)
Participants (Name, Roll No, Class): MCA
Number of beneficiaries: 110
Resource Person: Mr. Jeeva Chelladhurai, Mr. Mustameer Khan
The aim of the symposium which allows exchanging knowledge, experience and results and information related to various aspects of emerging technologies.
A National Level Student Research Symposium was organized by Department of Computer Science (PG). Mr. Jeeva Chelladhurai (Founder, Comorin Consulting Services, Bengaluru) was the chief guest of the program. The inaugural ceremony started with the welcome address by Prof. Muruganantham, convenor of the symposium followed by the presidential address was given by Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal. The chief guest during inaugural address explains about the evolution of technology and a video which is related to Artificial Intelligence and machine learning.
The first technical session was presented by Mr. Mustameer Khan (Product Manager, SAP, Bengaluru) with technology on warehouse automation done by Amazon, he also briefed about ‘Go Game’ which was an automated analysing game. The application analyse the game moves of international champion for 6 months during the game application defeated the champion by its own analysed automated moves. He also explained about automated robotics in police field with a cheetah robot as an example which is much faster than the fastest human being.
The second technical session was presented by Mr. Jeeva Chelladurai. He explains about docker technology. He also had shown practically how to run snippets to create a docker. Post lunch session started with Paper presentation by research scholar and students. The session chaired by Dr. Kumar R and Dr. Ambika. P.
ICCTAC ’18 – International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing
The 6th edition of the International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing was conducted on 1st & 2nd February 2018. The auspicious inaugural function held at 10.00 AM on 1st February morning had Dr. Debabrata Das, Chair IEEE Bangalore, Professor and HP chair, IIIT-B, Bangalore and Mr. Steve Coman, Director-HR Grant Thornton shared services center as Guest of Honor. Dr. Calistus Jude, Dean of Science offered the welcome speech; I myself presented the Prelude to the conference and Fr. Augustine George, Vice-Principal felicitated the gathering with the Presidential address. The chief guest in his inaugural address spoke about the prominence of the Information rather being anxious about the breadth of Computer Science. He remarked, “All information appear in 3 states, namely, Conservation, Computation and Communication”.
Mr. Steve Coman in his address commented, India leads France and UK in global power housing systems. He also spoke about the maintenance of ethical standards while being innovative. The inaugural ceremony was concluded by Vote of Thanks given by Prof. R. Kumar, Head, Department of Computer Science [PG].
There were 60 participants from various institutions which included faculty members of various universities and colleges, research scholars and post graduate students from all over India. We received 78 papers for presentation and publication which reduced to 19 after the expert committee review out of which 7 got presented in our conference. These presented papers were published in IEEE Xplore.
National Level Student Research Symposium
National Level Student Research Symposium was organized by the department of Computer Science (PG) for the Research Scholars from various colleges by Dr.Seyed Mohamed Buhari, Professor, Department of Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Mr.Jomy Jose, Deputy Head- Delivery L&T Infotech, Bangalore, Dr. Mohan Kumar R, Country Head, Wearable Technologies AG, Bangalore on 31st August 2017.
Dr. Syed Mohammad Buhari said “No means- new opportunity”. He urged the students to do research and never stop the effort even if someone says no.
ICCTAC – 2017
The 5th edition of the International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing was inaugural by Mr. Markus Pfefferer, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Ducker Worldwide and Mr. Narendranath Udupa, Director and Department Head, Philips Lighting Research, Philips Lighting Innovation Center, Bangalore as Guest of Honor on 2nd, 3rd March 2017.
Mr. Markus Pfefferer in his inaugural address spoke about the prominence of the technology Industry 4.0. He elaborated on the Current Trends of Automation in data exchange in manufacturing technology. He also imposed the Design principles and Impact of Industry 4.0.
Mr. Narendranath Udupa, narrated the evolution of Power distribution technology. He stressed on the vast research opportunities on Smart City Challenges. He was also insisted the participants to be Smart Citizens and save the resources.
“Techno bytes” The Department Biannual newsletter was also released.
ICCTAC – 2016
The 4th edition of the International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing was conducted on 10th and 11th March 2016. It was inaugurated by Mr. Ramakrishna Kappagantu, Director R10 Region IEEE, and Mr. Jonathan Michael, Professor, western Trinity University, Canada as the ‘Guest of Honor’.
Mr. Ramakrishna in his inaugural address ignited our thoughts on relevant policies and strategies to adopt in academic activities through IEEE. Prof. Jonathan briefed about Debugging on Advanced Computing and enlightened the audience with his versatility on the topic.
All the sessions were interactive and participative. I am sure all the delegates would have a great learning experience these two days.
ICCTAC’14 - CONFERNCE
The department of MCA organized an International Conference on “Current Trends in Advance Computing” was inaugurated by Dr. Raghunath Govindachari (Vice president, Research and innovations, Mindtree Ltd on 20th February 2014 at Kristu Jayanti College.
In the inaugural address by Dr. Govindachari, he shared a few ideas which he experienced in his research life. His speech included ideas on Mobile computing, Cloud Computing and Analytics. He briefed about the new technology developed by Google, “Deep mining or Deep learning”, and Internet of Things.
Mr. Cartee Bales, Director and Co-founder Versys Consulting and Services in his Keynote addressed on “Technology and the Technologist” said, technology is subject to the Technologist and his purpose. He highlighted that the sustenance of any technology lies on the triple bottom line- Financial- Social and Spiritual.
Fr. Sebastian T A, Principal gave a prelude to ICCTAC and also stressed upon the relevance of the research to be oriented toward creating an immediate impact/ application in real life.
The soft copy of the conference proceedings and the dept. newsletter were released during the ceremony.
The Valedictory Ceremony was graced by Dr.P.J.Bhat, Distinguished Scientist & Deputy Director MDA (Retd) ISRO on 21st February 2014. He spoke about the application of Computer Technology in Space Research.
A total of 202 participants comprised of 52 delegates from other colleges and universities and 12 paper presenters.
International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing (ICCTAC)
The International Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing – ICCTAC was inaugurated by Shri Raj Raghavan Director, Human Resource India, Amazon was held on 15th and 16th of February 2013.
The keynote speaker of the conference Mr. Jayas Damodaran, senior director, Oracle India spoke on the topic mobile application in today’s corporate world. He spoke about the emerging trends in business due to cloud and big data. The challenges and expectations and few new inventions like RFID, NFC, GPS etc.
The soft copy of the conference proceedings was released by the chief guest and department newsletter was released by the principal.
160 participants including presenters, participants from various colleges from 50 institutes across the nation participated and 20 presentations were carried out in the course of two days of the conference.
Rev. Fr. Sebastian T.A. Principal of Kristu Jayanti College, Rev Fr. Jose P.J., Financial Administrator, Rev. Fr. Augustine George, head Department of Computer Science, Prof. R. Kumar Chief Convenor and co-ordinator of MCA programme and student coordinator Mr. Souma Kumar were present in the function.
National Conference on Current Trends in Advanced Computing (CTAC ’12)
The Current Trends in Advanced Computing CTAC ‘12, the Third National Conference of the MCA Department, was inaugurated on the 9th March, 2012 by Dr. Dinesh Avenkar, Six Sigma and Innvotion Specialist, Honeywell Technology Solutions, Bangalore.
Dr. Dinesh Avenkar enlightened the participants with the insights of the new Russian Research Technique “Triz”. He highlighted 40 different approaches using Triz to analyze and solve the problems.
During the two days session the participants, students and research scholars got the importance and necessity of good research through the Technical Sessions and research papers presented by Industry Experts, Academicians and research scholars.