Two days national conference on “INNOVATIONS IN COMPUTING & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY”,COGNITION-2015 was held on 25-26 February, 2015 at Auditorium,B-Block, Amity University Gurgaon.It was organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Amity University Gurgaon.
The Conference was organized with the aim to bring together innovative academicians, researchers, scientists, industry experts and scholar students in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology to share and disseminate original research ideas and developments. The Conference was focused on key areas of Cryptography and Network Security, Algorithm Design, Image Processing, Soft Computing, Advanced Networking, Theory of Computation, Software Engineering and other relevant domains.
In the inaugural ceremony, Conference Director Maj. Gen. V.K. Narang (Retd.) welcomed all the speakers, dignitaries and participants and also highlighted the theme of the conference.
Hon’ble Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof.(Dr.) Padmakali Banerjee, in her opening remarks mentioned the month of February as historic for Amity University Gurgaon because the first convocation of the university also held in this month. She also discussed about the achievements made by the Amity University Gurgaon.
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) P.B Sharma, during his address, emphasized on the importance of innovations and research in a university. He thanks all the guest speakers and participants for joining the conference and gave his best wishes for the success of conference.
Hon’ble Chancellor , Sh. Aseem K.Chauhan, conveyed his words of wisdom and best wishes for the success of the conference.
The eminent Chief Guest Prof.(Dr.) K.K. Biswas, Emeritus Professor, IIT Delhi, along with VC and Pro VC –AUG declared the conference open. Chief Guest delivered a talk on the topic
“Automated Human Activity Recognition from Video Clips”.During the talk he illustrated how monitoring of human being activities can be automated. He also discussed the important applications of the same.
Prof. (Dr.) Nasib Singh Gill, from M.D.University, Rohtak, delivered the Key Note address
“Glimpse of Innovations in Computing & Information Technology”. He suggested many target areas for innovation and research such as Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Clouds,Extreme data management, Cyber Security etc.
Two expert sessions were conducted during the first day of conference. The first session was based on the theme “Advancements in Information Technology” and chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Nasib Singh Gill.During this session Dr. Jitendra Shah, Senior Scientist, GIS Lab, IIT Bombay delivered his talk on “Participatory GIS: Empowering People with Location Information Using Mobile and Internet for Spatial Data”.
Dr. Nandini Bondale, Scientific Officer, School of Technologyand Computer Science, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai,delivered her talk on the topic “Learned Illiterates and Learning Machines”.Dr. Jitender Shah discussed about GIS and how it works. Dr. Nandani presentsthe challenges involved in speech and Natural Language Processing (NLP). Shediscussed about few important projects related to speech processing. She alsoshares some information related to currently on going Automated SpeechRecognition (ASR) for farmers. She concluded her talk with introduction tovarious areas for Research and Technology Development in this field.
After lunch second expert session was chaired by Dr. Jitendra Shah. This session was based on the theme “Research Directions”. In this session Dr. Vimal Bhatia from IIT Indore delivered a talk on “Introduction to Cognitive Radios” and discussed the various research opportunities in this field. Dr. Vikas Pareek from Banasthali University suggested various research directions in the field of Cryptography. Dr. Santosh K. Pandey, Scientist 'C',DeitY Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of India, discussed various facts related to impact factor as a quality measure of the research.
At the end of the expert sessions an interactive Q/A session was conducted. Many questions were asked by various participants.
On the second day of conference Mr. Siddartha Singh, Senior Technical Architect from Cvent, Gurgaon, delivered his talk on one of the very important topic i.e. Distributed Computing. During his talk he discussed aboutthe need and issues related to Distributed Computing.
In terms of number of research papers 150 research papers were received in response to the call of papers, from all across the India such as Haryana, Punjab, UP, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, etc. After a rigorous review by scientific committee 79 paper were selected, which are published in the conference proceeding.
Fourth research papers were presented in different technical sessions of two days on the major themes-Computer Network and Cryptography,Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, Distributed System, Soft Computing and Image Processing. -- technical posters based on conference theme were also presented by various participants. International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA) also committed to publish selected papers of the conference in their journal.
The deliberations of the conference would come up with new research and innovations directions specifically in the field of Image Processing, GIS, Natural Language Processing, Speech Processing, Network Security and Distributed Computing.
On valedictory ceremony Dr. Sunil Sikka, AssistantProfessor, Amity University Gurgaon, delivered the entire conference report.The participants gave their feedbacks and were delighted to learn and exchange the ideas over the two days period of conference. The best poster awardees were awarded by Maj. Gen. V.K.Narang, Conference Director, Maj. Gen. G.S. Bal,Director Student Welfare, Dr. Gunjan M. Sanjeev, Director Foreign, Prof.(Dr.) Priti Singh, HOD ECE Deptt and Prof.(Dr.) Parveen Kumar, HOD CSE Deptt.
Finally, conference convener Ms. Charu Jain delivered vote thanks to each and every body who made this conference a big success.