NCSCC-17: Final Report

Jun 29, 2017 - Jun 30, 2017

The Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Computer Applications of SJEC in association with Tata Consultancy Services – Bengaluru and Scientific and Academic Publishers – United States organized a two days National Conference on Smart Computing and Control NCSCC-17, on 29 - 30 June 2017. The conference was well attended by eminent academicians, faculty members and students from reputed technical and educational institutions from different parts of the country.

 

The conference was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, Dr Anirban Basu, President of Computer Society of India, on 29th June 2017 at 9:30 am. Dr Anirban Basu released the proceedings of the conference and delivered the keynote address on 'IoT and Big Data Analytics'. In his address, Dr Basu mentioned that, with an easy access to sensors, there is more scope for IOT based projects in India. He spoke about the idea of smart cities in the Indian context and the policies put forth by the Indian Government on IOT.  He also highlighted the importance of data analytics in the context of big data and the various issues in classifying and clustering big data.

 

Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D'Souza, Director - SJEC presided over the function and appreciated the Departments for taking initiation in conducting this National Conference. Dr Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal-SJEC spoke about the necessity of integrating technologies to aid research and development activities. Dr Rio D'Souza, Vice Principal and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, welcomed the dignitaries and introduced the Chief Guest to the gathering. Ms Sridevi Saralaya, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Conference Chair of NCSCC 2017, gave an overview of the conference.

 

The technical session titled Communication Network & Internet Technology was conducted on the first day of the conference at 2:00 pm at the Spoorthi Conference Hall, Academic Block III. The session was chaired by Dr Pushparaj Shetty D, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences, NITK - Surathkal and Co-Chaired by Ms Sunitha Guruprasad, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering-SJEC. Six papers were presented during the session. The paper titled Development of Android based application ASKresults by Gopika G, K K Gayathri Ramesh, Kripa M L, Likitha U B, Shashidhara Kulal and Alwyn Edison Mendonca of Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangaluru won the best paper award.

 

The second session titled Power Electronics drives & Energy Management Systems was conducted simultaneously at Fr Fred Memorial Hall, Academic Block I. The session was chaired by Dr Rajalakshmi Samaga B L, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Canara Engineering College, Mangaluru and co-chaired by Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering - SJEC. Ten papers were presented during this session. The paper titled Superlative Vehicle by Oliver Lester Saldanha, Jackson Ivan D’Souza, Puneeth G Suvarna,Theju kumar JP, Sheryl Grace Colaco of SJEC was awarded the best paper.

 

The proceedings on the second day started with a tutorial on 'IoT and Smart Environments' by Dr Bighnaraj Panigrahi, Scientist, TCS Research & Innovations, Bengaluru.  Dr Bighnaraj in his address traced the evolution of IoT from Wireless sensor Networks and briefly presented the history of IoT, its architecture, IoT applications and networking for IoT.  Dr Panigrahi also explained about the ongoing IoT related activities at TCS – Bengaluru and concluded with a video of a Smart Home demonstrating all the applications of IoT that were explained.

The tutorial was followed by the third technical session titled 'Intelligent Systems and Knowledge Management'. The session started at 11:00 a.m at Spoorthi Conference Hall, Academic Block III. The session was chaired by Dr Radhika M Pai, Professor, Department of Information and Communication Technology, MIT - Manipal and co-chaired by Ms Sumangala, Assistant Professor and In-charge HOD, Department of Computer Applications, at SJEC. Ten presentations were made during the session and the best paper award was won by the paper titled Smart Cane for the visually impaired by Muriel Pinto, Veena Parvathi, Sheetal Malagi, Denzil Rose, Ajinthajaya Kumar M K of SJEC.

 

The final session on Smart Environments started at 2:00 pm at Fr Fred Memorial Hall, Academic Block I. The session was chaired by Dr Thyagaraju G S, Professor and Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SDMIT, Ujire and co-chaired by Mr Shreenath Acharya, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering - SJEC. Fourteen participants presented their paper during this session. Best paper award was given to the paper titled Portable Functional electrical stimulator for post-stroke: An emerging rehabilitation tool for stroke patients by Rahul V A, Subramanya K, Ajithanjaya M K of SJEC.

 

This conference provided a platform to all the researchers, faculty members and students across the country to share their ideas and research in the emerging fields of Smart Computing and Controls. Dr Sheryl Grace Colaco, Professor and Head, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and the Organizing Chair of NCSCC 2017 conveyed the vote of thanks


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