IEEE International Advance Computing Conference hosted by BMS College of Engineering
The highly prestigious annual 5th edition of IEEE International Advance Computing Conference hosted by BMS College of Engineering over the weekend attracted more than 700 delegates from across the globe including eminent personalities from the world of computing and technology.
The conference was intended at expanding the knowledge horizons of the faculty and students in the field of advance computing and concentrated on the progress and recent innovations in the field of advance computing. The conference also witnessed an enthusiastic participation of industries in the farm of Exhibits & industry driven workshop. Extreme Networks, Ruckus Wireless, Vmware, Lenovo, Accenture, Binary Systems & Maheshwari Electronics were the main industry sponsors for the event.
The conference began with Inaugural function, Dr. Radhika K. R, General Chair of the conference briefed about the conference and the details of the research papers submitted by researchers of India & abroad for IACC 2015 and the review process for selection of papers. Honorable Chief Guest Sri. M.N. Vidyashankar, President, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association, Additional Chief Secretary to GOK (Retd.) delivered presidential address. Dr. Ragini Narayan, Donor Trustee, BMSET released the hand book of the conference. Dr. K. Mallikharjuna Babu, Principal, BMSCE delivered the welcome speech. Dr.Gowrishankar, Steering Chair, IACC 2015 briefed about the various activities spread across two days of conference. Dr. G. N. Sekhar, Vice Principal, BMSCE proposed the vote thanks to the august gathering. Dr. D. N. Sujatha, Publication Chair, Dr. Indiramma.M, Technical Program Committee Chair & Dr. H. S. Guruprasad, Information Contact Chair were witness to this function.
Addressing the gathering on the inaugural function Sri. M.N. Vidyashankar, spoke, “At the outset, I appreciate BMS and IEEE for organizing IACC 2015 in Bangalore. BMS is indeed the right venue to organize this event considering it is the oldest private engineering college in the country.”
Emphasizing the importance of advance computing he added “Technology has solutions for every problem, be it national security, economic competitiveness, or academic competitiveness. The pressure to reduce cost is high on all organizations across all the countries. If we are to be competitive in academic or scientific advancement or economics, it is absolutely important to take advance computing as most essential-that’s what the future is all about. We should have more of these sort of conferences to provide and share knowledge and experiences with people amongst all walks of life.“
Inspiring talks by personalities like Dr. Roger Zimmermann evoked the participants to think about the present technology in a much more advanced way. His research on Image search simplifications for refined search included location, distance and direction which uses algorithms to refine users search query or key words to find what exactly we are looking for. Dr. Zimmermann also spoke about The GeoVid project that explores the concept of sensor-rich video tagging with a continuous stream of extended geographic properties that relate to the camera scenes. This meta-data is then utilized for storing, indexing and searching large collections of community-generated videos.
Another eminent speaker Dr. Raja Datta spoke on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)- these are the sensors that can detect the smallest of the particles such as dust for investigation and these sensors can also be used in air pollution monitoring, forecasting system, soil moisture monitoring, disaster relief monitoring and body area monitoring.
Dr. Vikas Mathur spoke on cloud computing and the factors that one must consider while opting for cloud computing data management. The RightCloudz evaluate and uses ranking methodology to provide the base for creating unbiased, customized evaluations of public cloud vendors based on the users’ business and technical priorities.
Dr. Seeram Ramakrishna, Director, Center for Nanofibers and Nanotechnology and Vice- President (Research Strategy), National University of Singapore, spoke on entrepreneurship and innovation and gave a vision on changing the world in a sustainable way with the examples of many innovative technologies of recent times that have revolutionized the way of life. He also spoke about the outcome of his & his students’ pivotal research which led to the successful spinoff companies such as BioMers, Electrspunara & Electrospin Tech
Dr. Biplab Sikdar, Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA, spoke on how Internet of Things is slowly evolving and the applications of internet of things have become a part of everyday lives. The applications of internet of things vary from healthcare to automobile, from marine life monitoring to agriculture to name a few.
Dr. Y.V.S Lakshmi, Head -IPR and Marketing, Center for Development of Telematics & Chairperson, IEEE WiE, emphasized on the importance of patenting and its uses.
Dr. B.V.R. Chowdari, Executive Director, National University Singapore(NUS)- India Research Initiatives gave a talk on opportunity for Indian researches & students to conduct joint research with NUS. He also spoke about opportunities of globalization in the field of education.
Dr. Hari Krishna Garg, Singapore, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, gave guidelines for enthusiastic entrepreneurs on the new trends and what are the key factors that make an entrepreneur successful.
The IEEE IACC – 2015 conference had a mix of invited expert talks, high-level panel discussions, poster session, and peer reviewed papers with a truly distinguished array of personalities from industry, academia and government from across the world. All these aligned with the theme that focused on cloud based innovations in Social Network Analysis, Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing, High Performance Computing, Advance Computer Networks and Advanced Algorithms.
Date : June 20, 2015