Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Amity University Madhya Pradesh organizes a National Conference on Recent Trends in Computer Science (RTCS-2018) on 13th April 2018

Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Amity University Madhya Pradesh organized a National Conference on Recent Trends in C omputer Science (RTCS-2018) on 13 April 2018. This conference was organized with objectives that, to explore the latest innovations and current trends in computer science viz Machine Learning, Virtual Reality, Big Data, Fog computing etc. As we transition to and embrace new paradigms such as Internet of Things etc., It is inevitable that Information and Communication technology will play a pivotal role in providing scal ability to these new paradigms, as also in transforming India into a knowledge–led economy and society. Consequentially, the potential of these technologies in digital empowerment of citizens and job creation is, of course,immense.

In this conference more than eight five papers were received from the various places of India, out of which 56 papers were selected for publication after peer review.

Inaugural Session: 13 April 2018

The programme started with the registrations of participants. The Inaugural session started with an auspicious lamp lighting by Chief Guest Prof. N. S. Chaudhary, Director, VNIT, Nagpur,   Prof. R. K. Agarwal, Dean School of Engineering, JNU, New Delhi, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Lt Gen V K Sharma, AVSM (Retd.), Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) M. P. Kaushik, Organizing Secretary of the event and Director ASET Maj Gen (Dr) SC Jain, VSM** (Retd),Dean Research Prof. (Dr.) S. P. Bajpai, Dean Academics Prof. (Dr.) R. S. Tomar, Registrar Shri Rajesh Jain, Deans, HOIs, HODs, faculty members of Amity University, Gwalior and participants were also present on the occasion. This was followed by Saraswati Vandana and felicitation of Guests.

Thereafter, Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, AUMP Lt Gen V K Sharma, AVSM (Retd.) delivered the opening remarks and enlightened the participants with the Recent Trends in Computer Science.  He said technology has been growing so exponentially over recent years, that there has been a steadily in creasing demand for bright graduates to come in and help to transform areas ranging from data infrastructure to cyber security. If you are interested in pursuing a career in computer science, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest trends in computer science research, to make an informed choice about where to head next. He revealed five trends storming the tech industry: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Big data analytics, Computer assisted education, Bioinformatics and Cyber security.  

He said, with the global robotics industry forecast to be worth US$38 billion by 2018, a large portion of this growth is down to the strength of interest and investment in artificial intelligence (AI) – one of the most controversial and intriguing areas of computer science research. The technology is still in its early stages, but tech giants like Facebook, Google and IBM are investing huge amounts of money and resources into AI research.

In Big data analytics, there has been a surge in demand for experts in this field. From banking to healthcare, big data analytics is everywhere, as companies increasingly attempt to make better use of the enormous data sets they have, in order to personalize and improve their services.

The use of computers and software to assist education and/or training, computer-assisted education brings many benefits.  its ability to allow students to engage in active, independent and play-based learningA fascinating application of big data, bioinformatics, or the use of programming and software development to build enormous data sets of biological information for research purposes, carries enormous potential. Linking big pharma companies with software companies, bioinformatics is growing in demand and offers good job prospects for computer science researchers and graduates interested in biology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals and computer information science. Lastly he said, we live in a hyper-connected world, in which absolutely everything – from banking to dating to governmental infrastructure – is done online. In today’s world, data protection is no longer optional, for either individuals or nations, making this another growing field of computer science research. However, the security of networks remains a challenge particularly when we take a holistic look to include the security of not only networks, but software, applications and most importantly, the data.

Dr. N. S. Chaudhary, Professor, Computer Science and Engg, IIT Indore and Director, VNIT Nagpur, was the Chief Guest and Key Note speaker of the conference. He delivered the Keynote address on Computationally Difficult Problems:An Approach towards Polynomial Solvability of NP-Complete Problems. In this talk, he first reviewed the importance of the P vs N P problem  in computer science, and covered very briefly a few conventional approaches. Later, he very briefly covered a few salient points of his work on “Computationally Hard Problems: 3-SAT and its polynomial solvability” and “Improved Polynomial Algorithm for 3-SAT”, that is expected to contribute towards  solving P=NP.

Next session was chaired by Prof. R. K. Agarwal, Dean School of Engineering, JNU, New Delhi the delivered a talk on “A Visit to Artificial Neural Network to Deep Learning”. In his lecture he stressed on how information processing is different from data processing.  He said that artificial neural network, a supervised learning approach, is one of the well-known classification method in machine learning. A decision model is built based on available training samples. The decision model is further used to predict label corresponding to anew sample. However, the training samples need to be represented in terms of relevant features to build decision model. One has to explore a large set of feature extraction methods to obtain relevant features, which is challenging and difficult. Deep learning method is a sub field of machine learning which aims at automatically learning features hierarchies to represent high level abstractions from the large volume of labelled data. In the past few years,deep learning is successfully applied to many domains such as Natural language processing, Speech processing, Computer vision and Image processing.  

Thereafter, the Souvenir of the conference was released. Parallel session was the technical paper and poster presentations by the  participants which was chaired by Prof. (Dr.) Raghvendra Sharma and Dr. Vivek Singh Kushwah.

The post lunch session was chaired by Dr. M. D. Bansal, IIITDM, Jabalpur, He delivered a talk on "Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access in 5 G networks". He said that most phones run on 3G and some on 4G. Techworld's examining the next generation wireless system, 5G. he explained how it works and its impact on future wireless system. 5G connections must be based on 'user experience, system performance, enhanced services, business models and management & operations'. In 5G a connection should meet most of these criteria: One to 10 Gbps connections to end points in the field. One millisecond end-to-end round trip delay, 100 xband width per unit area. 10 to 100 x number of connected devices, (Perception of) 99,999 percent availability. (Perception of) 100 percent coverage. 90 percent reduction in network energy usage, Up to ten-year battery life for low power, machine-type devices. 

Thereafter, Dr. Neetesh Kumar Assistant Professor-ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology (DTU), Gwalior M.P., delivered his talk on "Hogn Performance Computing". He explained, High performance computing (HPC) is the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs efficiently, reliably and quickly. The term applies especially to systems that function above a teraflop or 1012 floating-point operations per second. The term HPC is occasionally used as a synonym for super computing, although technically a super computer is a system that performs at or near the currently highest operational rate for computers. Some super computers work at more than a petaflop or 1015 floating-point operations per second. The most common users of HPC systems are scientific researchers, engineers and academic institutions. Some government agencies, particularly the military, also rely on HPC for complex applications. High performance system often use custom made components in addition to so called commodity components. As demand for processing power and spped grows, HPC will likely interest business of all sizes, particularly for transaction processing and data warehouses. An occasional techno-fiends might use and HPC system to satisfy and exceptional desire for advanced technology.

Valedictory Function :

The one day conference ended with the Valedictory Ceremony which began with the welcome of  guests Dr. Sanjay Tanwani, Professor & Head, School of Computer Science & IT, Devi Ahilya University   Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) M. P. Kaushik, Organizing Secretary and Director ASET Maj Gen (Dr) SC Jain, VSM** (Retd), Dean Research Prof. (Dr.) S. P. Bajpai, Dean Academics Prof. (Dr.) R. S. Tomar, Registrar Shri Rajesh Jain, Deans, HOIs, HODs, faculty members of AUMP, Gwalior and participants. In his valedictory address Dr. Sanjay Tanwani, Professor& Head, School of Computer Science & IT, Devi Ahilya University, talked about “Graph Databases: Operations & Application”. To efficiently handle unstructured data, in recent years, graph databases regained interest among the researchers for certain obvious reasons. One of the most important reasons for such an interest in a graph database is presence of graph everywhere, whether it is social network or biological network, pipeline, drainage, electrical network are few examples. Graphs model represent the strong connectivity within the data and the connectivity between data is better than relational model. Most of the graph database models are defined as vertices, edges with properties defined to both vertices and edges. In such graph database models, data manipulations are expressed by graph-oriented operations and type constructors. Now a days, most of the real world applications can be modelled as a graph and one of the best real world examples is social or biological network. This presentation gives an overview of the different types of databases with focus on graph databases, applications, and comparison between their models based on some properties.

Conference summary was given by Mr. Hemant Kumar Soni, Secretary of the conference and Head – CSE. In his concluding remarks, Prof (Dr) M P Kaushik, Hon’ble Pro-Vice Chancellor, Amity University Madhya Pradesh,Gwalior explained the various aspects of recent trends in computer science. He also explained the importance of artificial intelligence in our daily life and the future research areas in the domain of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Big data analytics, Computer assisted education, Bioinformatics and Cyber security.

Thereafter, the winners of the Best paper and poster were awarded certificates and prizes by the Hon’ble Chief Guest Dr. Sanjay Tanwani alongwith   Hon’ble Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof (Dr) M P Kaushik  and Director ASET Maj Gen (Dr) S C Jain, VSM** (Retd).  There were two winners for best paper and poster presentation.  Best paper award was given to Mr. Karunendra Verma, SPS University Udaypur, for presenting his paper on the topic “A Proposed technique for wave structure classification using immune network Model” and best poster award was given to Mr. Mayank Sharma, Student of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior.

The vote of thanks was proposed by the Organizing Secretary of the conference Dr. Sakshi Singh, Amity School of Engineering and Technology,Amity University, Gwalior. In her vote of thanks she thanked on behalf of Amity School of Engineering and Technology and the entire university the global icons of science and distinguished guests of the day Prof. N.S. Chaudhary, Director, VNIT, Nagpur, Prof. R.K. Agarwal, Dean & Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, Dr. M.D. Bansal Department of PDPM, IIITDM, Jabalpur, Dr. Nitesh Kumar, Assistant Professor, IIITM, Gwalior, Dr. Sanjay Tanwani,Professor & Head, School of Computer Science & IT, Devi Ahilya University, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Amity University Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior Lt Gen. V.K. Sharma, AVSM (Retd.), Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr M. P. Kaushik; Dean Research  Prof Bajpai, Registrar, Deans, HoIs, HoDs, faculty members and the supporting staff of AUMP,  Administration Department headed by Col. S. K. Sethi (Director Administration), Mr Umesh Kant Sharma & their Support Staff,  Dr Sumit Narula, Director, ASCO and his team, participants and students who attended this conference, Secretary of the conference Mr. Hemant Kumar Soni, Convenors Dr. AK Upadhyay, Ms. MAdhavi Dhingra, Ms. Samata Jain, MrAshok Shrivastava, and Mr. Vivek Parashar, and members of all committees, last but not the least Members from print and electronic media.

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