4th National Level Virtual Conference on Computational Intelligence
Date: 11-12 January 2021 | Intra/Inter
Number of beneficiaries: 450 | In-house: 400 | External: 50
Name and details of the Resource Person: Inauguration:
Prof. Valentina Emilia Balas, Ph.D. IEEE Senior Member Dept. of Automation & Applied Informatics Director of International Relations Head of Intelligent Systems Research Centre "Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad, Romania
Objective: National Conference on Computational Intelligence (NCCI 2021) provides a platform to discuss the state-of-the-art developments, key approaches, research line, challenges and unsolved open problems encountered in the fields of Computational Intelligence. ICT Academy is the knowledge and publication partner of the conference and we have also been associated with Society for Data Science and IEEE Student Branch, Bangalore section.
The conference started with an invocation followed by welcome address by Prof. Divya, Faculty, Computer Science. Dr. G. Jasmine Beulah, Convener, NCCI 2021 read the Conference Prelude. Fr. Dr. Augustine George, Principal gave the Presidential Address. He focused on the various technological developments foreseen by the world in the recent future. The Chief Guest, Prof. Valentina Emilia Balas, IEEE Senior Member, Dept. of Automation & Applied Informatics, Director of International Relations, Head of Intelligent Systems Research Centre,"Aurel Vlaicu" University of Arad, Romania talked on her current research work in Renewable Energies and Passive Greenhouses at Romania and France and highlighted the relevance of Computational Intelligence. The Conference proceedings were also released by the dignitaries. The NCCI2021 Inauguration concluded with the Vote of Thanks proposed by Dr. Hubert Santhan, Co-convener, NCCI 2021.
The Inauguration was followed by two Technical Sessions. The topic of Technical Session I was on “Demystifying Data Science” by Dr. Neha Sharma, Analytics & Insights, TCS, Pune, India, Founder Secretary, Society for Data Science, Senior & Execom Member, IEEE Pune Section. She discussed the basic concepts used in the technology relating with best suitable real life examples which are essential for understanding technology. She projected a clear understanding of the roles played by modern data scientists and the importance of statistics, data mining, predictive analytics and many other related topics.
The topic of Technical Session II was “Deep Learning Approaches for Smart Health Care”, Dr. V. Gomathi, Professor & Head, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, National Engineering College, Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. V. Gomathi described how these computational techniques can impact a few key areas of medicine and how to build end-to-end systems. The discussion of computer vision focused largely on medical imaging, and described the application of natural language processing to domains such as electronic health record data.
The Track I Paper Presentation was chaired by Dr. Calduwel Newton, Assistant Professor, Govt. Arts College, Trichy, Tamilnadu and Dr. Murugantham, Associate Professor, Computer Science (PG), Kristu Jayanti College, Bengaluru.
The Second Day of the conference kick-started with the Technical Session III- Real-Time Use - Cases of Big Data, Mr. Vijayaraj Veeramani, Cloud Solution Leader - AP, IBM, Singapore. Mr. Vijayaraj Veeramani spoke about the applications of big data in the real world. No wonder, there is so much hype for big data, given all of its applications. The importance of big data lies in how an organization uses the collected data and not in how much data they have been able to collect. There are Big Data solutions that make the analysis of big data easy and efficient. These Big Data solutions are used to gain benefits from the heaping amounts of data in almost all industry verticals.
The Track 2 Paper Presentation followed the Technical session and was chaired by Dr. Ramkumar, Lecturer, Maldives and Dr. Vinothina, Department of Computer Science (PG). The papers presented gave extensive information and insights into Computational Intelligence and AI.
The conference was attended by more than 500 participants and a total of 50 technical papers on various topics supported by Computational Intelligence were received and out of which 23 papers were presented by the authors. All accepted and presented papers will be submitted for a possible publication in ICTACT Journal on Communication Technology (IJCT),ISSN: 2229-6948 (Online),Abstracting/Indexing: UGC CARE List - I, Google Scholar, etc. and ICTACT Journal on Soft Computing (IJSC),ISSN: 2229-6956 (Online),Abstracting/Indexing: UGC CARE List - I, Google Scholar, etc.
International Virtual Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science
Number of beneficiaries: 170 | In-house: 150| External: 20
Objective: This virtual conference was aimed at disseminating knowledge in the domains of Science and Engineering. It was an opportunity to reflect on what has been happening in the field of Science and Engineering, to share the experiences, perspectives and responses to the challenges faced by the researchers, and to set new directions for the future.
The conference started with the invocation song followed by a welcome address by Dr. M. Ambrose Rajkumar, Conference Convenor and faculty member of Physics. Dr. Anoop Baby K. B., Conference Co-convenor gave a brief overview of the conference. Rev. Dr. Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College, in his inaugural address, emphasized on the importance of materials science in day-to-day life and its relevance in the development of new technologies, and also congratulated the department. The chief guest, Dr. Sridharan, Associate Dean-Research, SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavoor, highlighted the relevance of research in materials science in the current scenario. The Conference proceedings were also released by the dignitaries. Inauguration was followed by three technical keynote sessions. In keynote session-1: Organic Polymer thin-film for solar cell applications by Dr. Ramesh Babu, Associate Professor, Crystal Growth & Thin film Lab, Department of Physics, Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India, gave an insight to the basics of Organic Polymers and their importance in photovoltaic as well as solar cell applications.
In keynote session-2: Microfluidic platforms in Biological Applications, by Dr. Pushparani Micheal Raj, Scientist-MAX IV Laboratory, Lunds University, Sweden, explained the importance of theoretical and experimental research in the dynamics of microfluidics and their applications in biotechnology and medicine.
In keynote session-3: Optical Tweezers in single molecule Studies, by Dr. V. Immanuel, Researcher, Department of Health Sciences, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy, explained the relevance of theoretical and practical aspects of folding and unfolding of protein molecules and gave an overview of the ongoing researches in the field of molecular biophysics and their applications.
Post-lunch were the Paper Presentation sessions chaired by Dr. Jerald Vijay Ramaclus, Assistant Professor, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli, Dr. S. Anbarasu, Assistant Professor, St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli, Dr. E. Parasuraman, Assistant Professor, Indian Academy Degree College, Bangalore and Dr. Raman Namboodiri C. K., Assistant Professor and Section In Charge of Physics in the Department of Education in Science & Mathematics, Regional Institute of Education, Mysore. The papers reflected current trends in materials science and condensed matter physics, physical chemistry and electronics, to name a few.
The conference was attended by more than 170 participants (within and outside state) and a total of 16 technical papers on various topics in materials science were received and out of which 8 papers were presented by the authors. All accepted and presented papers will be published in the IOP Conference Series: Material Science and Engineering (SCOPUS Indexed) and International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research.
Outcome : IVCRTMS 2020 served as a platform to discuss the advances in materials science and shared the experiences, perspectives and responses to the challenges faced by the researchers, and to set new directions for the future. The conference provided the participants an opportunity to expand their network and exchange knowledge and ideas among fellow researchers, academicians and technical experts from diverse areas towards the common goal of shaping the future of the society through materials research.
National Conference - Recent Trends in Pure and Applied Mathematics
Number of beneficiaries: 165 | In-house: 150 | External: 15
Objective: This National Conference on Recent Trends in Pure and Applied Mathematics aims to provide a platform for students, research scholars, academicians, industry experts and professionals in the discipline of mathematics. This conference will help the research scholars to come together and discuss the development and challenges in the field of pure and applied mathematics and their applications in science and technology.
The conference started with an invocation song followed by a welcome address by Dr.Soya Mathew, Faculty, Department of Mathematics. Principal, Rev. Dr. Augustine George emphasized on the role played by Mathematics in different fields of science and technology and congratulated the department for the initiative. Prof.Ann Mary Joyson, Convener, gave a brief overview of the conference.
Inauguration was followed by the first keynote session by Prof. B.V. Rathish Kumar Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) . Sir highlighted the relevance of mathematical modeling and the importance of numerical methods in the current scenario. Sir introduced mesh generation and finite element methods. Mr. Amey Rajan, student representative, thanked the participants.
Keynote Session II: The resource person for this session was Dr. Bidhan Chandra Sardar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar). Sir emphasized on how to model and solve a real world problem using ordinary differential equations. Sir explained the second order linear ODE and its solution, what is the Malthusian Population Model, what is the drawback of the model and also the Verhulst population model. Prof. Bidhan explained in detail about challenges of modeling and forecasting the spread of Covid-19. Some of the other model which was explained was Wave equation, heat equation, Navier-Stokes equation.
Keynote Session III: The resource person for this session was Dr. A. Amutha, Assistant Professor, PG and Research Department of Mathematics, The American College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. The topic was “Dynamic Approach of Slope Number in Graph Theory”. Madam introduced graphs, networks, minimum domination set, coloring, slope stability analysis and social network analysis. Madam also spoke about the different areas of research in graph theory.
Keynote session III was followed by Paper Presentation, chaired by Dr. Mamatha S Upadhaya, Asst. Professor, Department of Mathematics, Kristu Jayanti College. The presentations gave information and insights into Fluid Dynamics.
The selected papers which were presented during the conference will be published in International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research – IJSER with impact factor 4.4.
Virtual National Electronics Conference (ViNECON-2020) - Recent Trends and Developments in Electronics and Communication Technologies
Department Of Electronics, Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, Bengaluru organised a Virtual National Electronics Conference (ViNECON-2020) on 11th November 2020 with a theme “Recent trends and developments in electronics and communication technologies.” The aim of this conference was to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Electronics, Communication and Information Systems. It also provided a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Electronics, Communication and Information Systems. The conference will feature a number of plenary sessions and contributed paper presentation focusing on specific tenets of different trends of electronics and communication technologies.
Rev. Dr Augustine George, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College gave a message on the theme of the conference and highlighted the importance of research in electronics field.
Dr. Ajay Agarwal, Sr. Principal Scientist, Area Coordinator, Group Head, CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani was the chief guest and the keynote speaker. Dr. Ajay Agarwal had a technical session on “Electronics for Biomedical Sensors"
Dr. Rana Mukherji Professor, The ICFAI University, Jaipur, India delivered a keynote on Global Transformations through Internet of Things".
Dr. K. David, H.H. The Rajah's College, Tamil Nadu, India had a talk on Intelligent Connectivity: The fusion of 5G, AI and IoT” during the keynote session.
Delegates presented their research papers during the conference.
All the selected papers for the presentation in conference will be published in International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER) journal with an impact factor of 4.47
National Conference on Theoretical and Applied Statistics
Date: 23 & 24, January 2020
No of beneficiaries: 36 External and 7 internal participants, (8 out- station and 28 Bangalore participants)
Chief Guest: Shri T. Baskaran, Indian Statistical Service (Retired), Ex-Deputy Director General
The inaugural session had Shri T. Baskaran, Indian Statistical Service (Retired), Ex-Deputy Director General as the chief guest and Dr. Vidyadhar Y Mudkavi, The Head & Outstanding Scientist, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4PI), Bangalore as the Guest of Honour. Dr. Calistus Jude, Dean of Sciences, Krirstu Jayanti College gave the welcome address. Dr. Jyothi Manoj, Convenor of the conference presented a prelude to the conference. Vice principal. Dr. Fr. Augustine George in his presidential address spoke on the rise in demand of professionals who can handle statistical analysis in the era of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prof. Sevuga Pandian, coordinator, Department of Computer Science (UG) proposed the vote of thanks.
Session I: The resourse person for this session was Dr. Vidyadhar Y Mudkavi, The Head & Outstanding Scientist, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR-4PI), Bangalore. The session emphasized that the speed at which a given scientific discipline advances will depend on how well its researchers collaborate with one another, and with technologists, in areas of Science such as databases, workflow management, visualization, and cloud computing technologies. He also spoke about how increasingly; scientific breakthroughs are powered by advanced computing capabilities that help researchers manipulate and explore massive datasets.
Session II: The resource person for this session was Dr. Ritwik Chaudhuri, Advisory Research Scientist IBM Research, Bengaluru. Dr. Ritwik gave an insight on the “Gaussian process” which is a stochastic process, such that every finite collection of a collection of random variables has a multivariate normal distribution, i.e. every finite linear combination of them is normally distributed. Kernels model the relationship between Random Variables. They are specified by a set of hyper parameters that capture broad trends in data; these are learnt from the data. Sir also discussed various numerical based on the topic, for example, representation of π (pie), Lindberg Levy Central limit theorem etc.
Session III: The resource person for this session was Prof Gangaboraiah, Professor, KIMS, Bengaluru.
He explained how every new medicine that is invented must be thoroughly tested to prove that it is not only an effective treatment for a health problem, but that it is safe for patients and does not have any side effects that are too severe. The session gave an insight on how Odds ratios are used to compare the relative odds of the occurrence of the outcome of interest (e.g. disease, Mortality rates such as maternal or perinatal). The odds ratio can also be used to determine whether a particular exposure is a risk factor for a particular outcome, and to compare the magnitude of various risk factors for that outcome. Different case studies were also discussed.
Session IV: The resource person for this session was Prof Acharya U H, Professor & Senior Specialist, SQC & OR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. Prof Acharya explained the quality improvement process, and the addition of seven basic tools that any professional can use to ease the quality improvement process and can make it proceed more quickly and systematically.They are: Flowcharts, Check sheets, Pareto diagrams, Cause and effect diagrams, Histograms, Scatter diagrams and Control charts. Manufacturers must ensure that these tools are in place and being used to their full advantage as part of their quality system procedures. Flowcharts and check sheets are most valuable in identifying problems, whereas cause and effect diagrams, histograms, scatter diagrams, and control charts are used for problem analysis.
Session V: Prof. Latha, Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, Jyothi Nivas College, Bengaluru and Prof. Deepa Acharya, Head, Department of Statistics, Government Science College, Bengaluru. The objective of this session is to give the budding statisticians an opportunity to present their project work in a concise manner and motivate them to further pursue similar works. There were 6 presentations. 2 each from Christ University, Bengaluru, MES College, Bengaluru and Kristu Jayanti College.
Session VI: The resourse person for this session was Dr.Meenakshi Rajeev, Professor (Reserve Bank of India Chair), Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP) , Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC). Dr.Meenakshi gave an elaborate insight on the topic "Modeling Loan Repayment Behaviour". She shared her experiences and stressed on the analysis of NSSO data using statistical tools. She narrated the flaws that are prevalent in collection of data since no proper orientation is provided to the enumerators. The concept of randomness itself goes violated many a times, thereby affecting various inferences and findings published. She also explained the various project opportunities for students and researchers in ISEC and RBI.
Session VII: Prof. Parameshwar V.Pandit, Professor & Head, Department of Statistics, Bangalore University, Bengaluru. The resource person introduced new rank tests for testing independence. The new testing procedures are sensitive not only for grade linear correlation, but also for grade correlations of higher order polynomials.
Session VIII: Hands on Session “Statistical Modeling using Python”
Resource Person: Prof. R. Sivasamy, Former Head, Department of Statistics, Annamalai University Professor, University of Botswana.
Third National Conference on Computational Intelligence NCCI 2019
Date: 6-12-2019 & 7-12-2019
Number of beneficiaries: 200 In-house: 150 External:50
Objective: This National Conference on Computational Intelligence (NCCI 2019) provides a platform to discuss the state-of-the-art developments, key approaches, research line, challenges and unsolved open problems encountered in the fields of Computational Intelligence.
The conference started with invocation song followed by welcome address by Dr.Calistus Jude, Dean of sciences. Vice Principal emphasized on the role played by computational intelligence and congratulated the department. Prof.Ayshwarya Baburam, Convenor NCCI-2019 gave a brief overview of the conference. The chief guest, Mr.Sanal Kumar ,Chief Architect, Huawai Technolgy , intracted with the audience by giving some brainstorming questions and highlighted the relavence of computational intelligence in the current scenario. The Conference proceedings were also released by the dignitaries. Prof.Sevaga Pandian, Staff Coordinator, thanked the participants.
Inauguration was followed by two technical sessions. In Session 1- Machine Learning with Bioinformatics by Dr. U. Srinivasulu Reddy, Assistant Professor,Department of Computer Applications,National Institute of Technology (NIT),Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India gave an insight into the basics of Machine Learning algorithms.
In Session 2, Dr. L.Arockiam, Associate Professor & Dean, School of Computing Sciences, St.Joseph’s College(Autonomous),Trichy,Tamil Nadu,India explained the importance of IoT as a new field and gave a basic architectural structure of IoT which consists of the edge (sensors), networking (communication) and the cloud.
Track 1 Paper presentation happened on Day 1 (06-12-2019, 01:45 PM - 03.45 PM) which was chaired by Dr. L.Arockiam and Dr. U. Srinivasulu Reddy.
Day 2, 07-12-2019 started with technical Session 3 by Mr. Nishant Krishna, Architect, Researcher-IoT, Tech Machinery and More Pvt. Ltd,Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He briefed on Extelligence in the context of hyperconnectivity in IoT.
This was followed by Technical session 4 by Dr. Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He gave an insight into Automated Evaluation of Programming Assignments- from Practice to Research and shared his experiences in using this system to evaluate assignments and examinations for programming courses taught in their university.
Post Lunch was Track 2 Paper Presentation chaired by Dr. L.Arockiam and Dr. R Kumar, Head, Department of Computer Science (PG) which gave extensive information and insights into Computational Intelligence and AI. The papers reflected current trends in IOT, image processing, data mining and human computer interaction, to name a few
The conference was attended by more than 200 participants( within and outside state) and total of 47 technical papers on various topics supported by Computational Intelligence were received and out of which 19 papers were presented by the authors.All accepted and presented papers will be published in Journal of Physics:Conference Series (JPCS) (ISSN: 1742 - 6588) (SCOPUS Indexed) and International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE) (ISSN: 2277 - 3878) (UGC CARE List-A) (SCOPUS Indexed). Outcome : NCCI 2019 served as a platform to discuss the advances in Computational Intelligence, Security and Intenet of things (IoT). The conference provided the particiipants an opportunity to expand their network and exchange knowledge and ideas among fellow researchers, academicians and technical experts from diverse areas towards the common goal of shaping the future of the society through AI.
CONFERENCE ON CHANGING PARADIGMS IN TEACHING & RESEARCH IN STATISTICS
Date: 14th December 2018
No. of Beneficiaries External: 36 & In-house: 25 students +10 teachers
The Inaugural session started with a cordial welcome by Prof Sevuga Pandian, Co-ordinator, UG Department of Computer Science. The inaugural session was presided over by Rev Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal. In the presidential address Vice Principal stressed on the requirement of network of scholars and academicians for improving the efficacy of research and appreciated the organizers and participants for being a part of the conference. The Inaugural chief guest Dr.P. G. Sankaran, Pro Vice Chancellor, CUSAT, Cochin emphasized on the scope and relevance of higher studied in Statistics. He narrated the need for in-depth knowledge in every aspect which is missing in the present generation which depends on Google and Wikipedia completely for any information. Checking the validity of information provided in internet is very essential, and hence it is always better to depend on authentic books for proper information- he commented. Dr. Jyothi Manoj, Conference Convener, proposed Vote of thanks during the session
Technical Session I
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr.P. G. Sankaran Pro Vice Chancellor and Head and Professor, Department of StatisticsCochin University of Science and Technology Cochin - 682 022
Title: Quantile Modeling in Reliability
Objective: Quantile functions for analysis of lifetime data
The session on “Quantile Modeling in Reliability” aimed at analysis of lifetime data using quantile functions. The professor highlighted work on modelling and analysis of statistical data with probability distributions through two approaches, one using distribution function and other through quantile functions. Sir explained the concept on L’ Moments and its importance to summarize the shape of a probability distribution. Dr. P.G. Sankaran also highlighted various quantile reliability concepts and Hazard quantile functions.
Technical Session II
Name and details of the Resource Person: Prof. G. Nanjundan Professor and Head Department of Statistics Bangalore University, Bangalore
Title: Characterization of Zero-inflated Gamma Distribution
Professor explained about Zero-inflated Gamma Distribution which is characterized through a differential equation satisfied by its moment generating function. He connected it to Zero-inflated exponential distribution as a special case. Professor gave an explanation of his topic by considering a queueing system. He concluded by throwing light on zero-inflated gamma distribution as an appropriate model for the waiting time of a customer in this queueing system.
Technical Session III
Name and details of the Resource Person:Prof.Dr.K.K.Suresh Former Dean, Faculty of Science, Director School of Mathematics and Statistics Professor and Head Department of Statistics Bharathiar University Coimbatore
Title: Application of Statistical Models in Industrial Product Control
This session was about the application of Statistical models in Statistical Quality Control (SQC) technique that are used in industry and particularly in military standards for contracts and procurement of products. He highlighted the application of models in different areas like Astrostatistics, Biostatistics, Business Analytics, Chemometrics, Demography, Econometrics, Environmental Statistics, Epidemeology, Geostatistics, Operation Statistics, Population Ecology, Psychometrics, Quantitative Psychology and Reliability Engineering. Dr. K K Suresh detailed about Acceptance sampling plan, its categories and how it is designed.
Name and details of the Resource Person: Dr. R.P.Suresh Principal Director – Advance Analytics, Accenture Digital, Bangalore
Title: Current Trends In Applications Of Statistics In Industry
The session was about the application of various statistical techniques in manufacturing industry, processing industry, service industry and new age industries and also the future of statistics in these fields. The session highlighted supply chain analytics, failure analytics and warranty analytics. Sir discussed one case study on warranty analytics and explained the challenge in estimating failure rate with past data, estimating failures beyond warranty period, challenges for predicting beyond warranty and displayed simulated results from exponential distribution.
Second National Conference on Computational Intelligence
Department of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore has organized National Conference on “Computational Intelligence (NCCI-2018)” on 05.12.2018.
As has been the culture at Kristu Jayanti College – to collaboratively elevate into newer horizons of knowledge – it was with this very intent that “The Second National Conference on Computational Intelligence 2018” has seen the participation from across the nation and abroad from both Industry and Academia - to promote a research aptitude among aspiring students and to provide a stage for scholars from various facets of academia to bring forth their experience and expertise for the betterment of all. It also aided as a platform to discuss the state-of-the-art developments, key approaches, research line, challenges and unsolved open problems encountered in the fields of Computational Intelligence.
The Inaugural function of the” The Second National Conference on Computational Intelligence (NCCI-2018) organized by the Department of Computer Science, Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore on 05.12.18,10.00AM Mini Auditorium III. Many delegates from all the over India participated in the conference.
The conference was inaugurated with Vice Principal’s message on the theme of the conference. Dr. Calistus Jude, Dean, Faculty of Sciences welcomed the gathering and Dr. Vinothina, Convener NCCI-2018 gave prelude on the conference. Mr. Jeyaseelan Jeyaraj, Senior Director – Solutions Consulting, Asia Pacific, Oracle Health Sciences, bangalore with his indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of computer intelligence and its application in the health care sector, further fortified the importance of research from the industry stand-point. Having mentioned a few future sustaining technologies, he highlighted the opportunities and areas yet to be ventured by students and scholars in these technologies. Dr. Jeyaraj brought into light the relevance of these advancements and possibilities it can open doors to, if harnessed most effectively. NCCI 2018 inaugural ceremony concluded with Dr.Cecil Doanld’s vote of thanks.
Technical Session I - The first among the two was themed ‘Re-skilling is Key to Industry 4.0 Jobs Sustainability’ by .Dr. Anbunathan, Vice-chairman (2018-19) cum Chairman-Elect (2019-20), Computer Society of India (CSI), Bangalore chapter gave insights. As the name implies, it dealt with issues, questions and probable solutions associated with the next industrial revolution to be caused by emergence and adaption of AI, machine learning, blockchain and the likes of such. It aimed at making the audience aware of these technologies and the role one would be expected to play in the very near future for job sustainability.
Technical Session II - Mr. Raja Selvaraj, Client Chief Architect, IBM Inc., Singapore provided valuable information on ‘Recent Trends in Hybrid Cloud Transformation’ - served to the curiosity of those fascinated by the emerging adaption of cloud computing. In particular, it dealt with the now-how and happening in the hybrid cloud computing sector, alongside presenting the future opportunities for both research and industry alike. The discussion extended with briefings on DevOps, cloud brokerage and server less computing to name a few.
Post Lunch session , paper presentations were chaired by Dr. S. Senthil, Associate Professor & Director, School of Computer Science & Applications, Reva University, Bangalore, Dr. SS. Manikandasaran, Director & Associate Professor, Christhuraj Institute of Computer applications, Christhu Raj College, Tiruchirappalli and Dr. Jayashree R, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engg., PES University, Bengaluru.
The main objective of the conference was accomplished when research papers on various inter-disciplinary aspects and applications of computer intelligence were presented. A wide range of technical vocabularies, principles and practices, applications and implementations were brought to the knowledge of the witnessing audience. The paper presentations extended across three sessions and provided extensive information and insights into Computational Intelligence. All the selected and presented papers are published in conference proceedings of NCCI 2018 with ISBN. Among presented papers, many papers have been selected for publication in Journal of Physics: Conference Series, a SCOPUS indexed and UGC approved journal.
National Conference on Computational Intelligence
National Conference on “Computational Intelligence (NCCI-2017)” held on 15th Sep 2017 in association with ICT Academy Bangalore.
The main objective of this conference was to discuss the state-of-the-art developments, challenges and unsolved open problems in the field of Computational Intelligence. The conference promotes all aspects of computational intelligence theory, algorithm design, applications, and related emerging techniques. The National Conference on Computational Intelligence (NCCI-2017) will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists in the domain of interest across the country by providing a platform to present new advances and research outcomes in the field of Computational Intelligence
In inaugural function Dr. S.Nagarajan, Conference Convener, briefed about the objectives of the conference, themes and sub themes of the conference and number of papers received and accepted, review process, invited speakers and technical sessions of the conference. Fr.Augustine George, Vice Principal, gave message on the theme of the conference and felicitates the delegates and participants.
Prof. Balaguruswamy, Former member UPSC and Former Vice chancellor, Anna University and Chief Guest of the function released the conference Abstract proceedings and souvenir and delivered the inaugural address. In his inaugural address insist the importance of research in Artificial Intelligence & Computational Intelligence and relationship between the research and society.
Technical Session I, Dr.Seetharam Ramachandralu, Master Data Scientist, Analytics Data Labs, DXC Technology gave insights into ‘Making Decisions from Unstructured Data’. Demonstration on converting speech to text is also given during the session.
Technical Session II, Dr.Umamaheswari E, Associate professor from Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai provided valuable information on IOT. The IoT refers to the connection of devices to the internet. The speaker explained some research problems related to healthcare and also gave theoretical explanation on IOT.
Post Lunch session, paper presentations were chaired by Dr.Hanumanthappa.M, Professor and IT Head, Department of Computer Science and Applications, Bangalore University, Bangalore and Dr. M. Krishnamurthy, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science & Engg., KCG College of Technology, Chennai. The paper presentations extended across two sessions and provided extensive information and insights into Computational Intelligence. The papers reflected current trends in neural networks, image processing, data mining and human computer interaction, to name a few. The Conference saw the participation from around 26 colleges with nearly 140 participants from in and around Bangalore and from 2 outside the state.
Dr.M.Ranjitha, Co-Convenerpresented a report of the proceedings of the conference. Fr.Josekutty, Principal, Kristu Jayanti College delivered the Felicitation. Dr. M. Krishnamurthy, Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science Engineering, KCG College of Technology, Chennai, delivered the valedictory Address. He narrates about importance of two R (Result and Research) in Educational Institutions. The speaker briefed about the how the research paper should be prepared and what are the preliminary works has to be done by individual researcher while starting the new research. He also explained how an Educational institution forms the new research Centre. Fr.Lijo P.Thomas, Conference Chair distributes the Best Paper Award. Feedback was received from the few participants.