The Inaugural Ceremony of the First International Conference on Smart Computing, Communication and Control (ICSC3-2018) commenced at 10.00 AM on Monday, 11th June 2018, at the Spoorthi Conference Hall, Academic Block-III of St Joseph Engineering College. The conference was jointly hosted by the Departments of CSE, ECE, EEE and MCA. The ceremony began with invocation of the Almighty lead by the college choir. This was followed by the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries and the delegates. The dignitaries on stage included Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza, Director of SJEC and President of the Ceremony, Dr L M Patnaik, Adjunct Professor-IISc and INSA Senior Scientist who was the Chief Guest of the Ceremony, Mr Ramakrishna Bidri, Senior Agile Coach-SWET CoE, Alliance Technology Unit, TCS, Bengaluru, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa, Asst Director-SJEC and Dr Rio D’Souza, Principal-SJEC. The dignitaries were escorted by the Conference Conveners Mr Shreenath Acharya, Asst Professor, Dept of CSE and Mr Gandhimathinathan A, Asst Professor, Dept of ECC.
Mr Shreenath Acharya delivered the welcome address and introduced the guests to the audience. All the guests and dignitaries on the dais were florally welcomed. This was followed by the Principal, Dr Rio D’Souza addressing the audience. Dr Rio appreciated the effort put in by the conveners and the organizing committee for organizing an International Conference at SJEC. He also said that these are the baby steps we need to take in order to bring quality in the education we deliver.
The Chief Guest, Dr L M. Patnaik along with all the other dignitaries on the dais then, released the conference proceedings. This was followed by the Guest of Honor, Mr Ramakrishna Bidri addressing the audience. In his address, Mr Bidri said how he started his career as a teacher which was his passion. His thirst to explore more in the field of research, lead him to become an agile coach and mentor in software engineering technology. He also said that he was glad to be a part of the conference which enabled him to interact with budding engineers and scientists and reunited him with his passion for teaching.
The Chief Guest, Dr L M. Patnaik in his address, congratulated the management and the organizers for hosting such a wonderful event, which provided a learning platform to young students and faculty members. He was deeply impressed by the achievements of the student community and the college, in spite of coming into existence just 16 years ago. He encouraged conducting more such activities and getting feedback which helps in long term qualitative growth and sustainability of the organization.
The Guest was honor, Mr Ramakrishna Bidri was felicitated by Asst Director, Rev. Fr Rohith D’Costa with a memento and the Chief Guest, Dr L M. Patnaik was felicitated by Director, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza with a memento. The Director, Rev. Fr Wilfred Prakash D’Souza in his presidential address appreciated the work put in by the conveners and the organizing committee in successfully organizing the International Conference. He also acknowledged the contribution made by both Dr L M Patnaik and Mr Ramakrishna Bidri to the society and the industry and thanked them profusely for accepting the invitation and gracing the ceremony.
The audiences were faculty members and final students of SJEC, along with delegates from other institutions, who were given a platform to showcase their research and technical work.
Mr Gandhimathinathan proposed the vote of thanks that marked the end of the Inaugural Ceremony. The Inaugural was compered by Ms Evita Coelho D’Silva, Asst Professor, Dept of CSE. The ceremony was followed by tea break.
The Inaugural was followed by a Keynote Address on Internet of Things (IoT) by Dr L M Patnaik which provided insight to how IoT can be used as a platform to provide automated solutions to socially relevant problems. Dr Patnaik introduced the talk with describing the need for smart computing. He also briefed about the various sensing devices, networking technologies used and future trends in the field of computing and control. Dr Patanik, also spoke about the enormous amount of data generated by the Internet applications, showed the scope of big data analytics, how relevant tools process that data and intelligently manage users’ needs based on such analysis. The keynote address was followed by Q&A session. Dr Patnaik was felicitated and presented with a conference kit by Dr Rio D’Souza. The address was well appreciated by the audience and was followed by lunch.
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