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The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Bengaluru campus, hosted its First Edition of International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC 2018) with the centralized theme of developing an innovative conduit to holistic Intelligent Computing Methodology from October 25 -27, 2018. The three-day conference was technically co-sponsored by IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, ASEB Student Chapter, CSI Bangalore Chapter, and ACM Chapter. The financial Sponsors were Top Coder, Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC). This budding conference created an enduring techno-platform for all the researchers, academicians, industry practitioners and had transferred their research findings in the vicinity of intelligent systems such as Robotics, IoT, Cyber Security, Deep Learning, Computer Vision, etc.
ICIC 2018 started with the Brain storming Preconference tutorials on October 25, 2018. There were 4 tracks of tutorials on emerging topics of Data Visualization, Data Analytics, Medical Image Processing / Eye Gaze Data Analytics, and IoT/Robotics/Cloud Networking. There were Distinguished Speakers from Intuit, HCG Hospital, Ericsson, and other leading companies for the tutorials. A total of 167 participants attended the tutorial sessions and gained adequate technical know-how of their relevant domains. On October 26, 2018, the conference was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. M. Girish Chandra, Principal Scientist, TCS Research and Innovation, Bengaluru with a Keynote talk on “Some Data Analysis Techniques for Electrical Energy Management and Smart Factory” along with the august presence of Associate Dean Dr. S. G. Rakesh, CSE-Chairman and Steering Committee Chair of conference Dr. J. Amudha, CSE-Vice Chair, Conference chair Dr. N. Rakesh, General Chair of Conference Dr. G.Prakash and the blessings of our Director Br. Dhanraj Swamiji.
The ICIC 2018 received a total number of 163 conference papers out of which 92 papers were registered and presented by National and International presenters. There were 17 tracks of Oral Presentation on both days with two other Keynote talks by Dr. Ajay Kattepur, Scientist, TCS Research and Innovation, Bengaluru and Dr. Vishwas Lakkundi, Principal Architect, Smarten Space, Bengaluru on October 27, 2018. The Publication Partners for ICIC 2018 were the 3 eminent SCOPUS indexed publishers: American Scientific Publishers – Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, AIRCC Publishing Corporation – International Journal of Computer Networks and Communications, Business Systems Research Journal.
An Exclusive Industry-Academia Meeting was organized by Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) in coordination with ICIC 2018 on October 26, 2018 at 2 PM. The topic of this Meet up was to address the Gap between Industry needs and quality of engineering workforce coming out of institutions every year in the field of ICT. This “Industry-Academia Gap and Solution Seeking” discussion helped the academicians and industrialists to seek opinions mutually and find solutions for Curriculum, Approach, Assessment mechanisms, FDP needs, etc.