The Department of Electronics and Communication (ECE) and Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, conducted a three day international conference on Ubiquitous Communications and Network Computing (UBICNET), August 3-5, 2017. The conference included delegates from different parts of the country as well as national and international speakers. The UBICNET Conference commenced with three tutorial sessions. On the first day, the tutorial on "The Complexity of IoT World, Security Challenges and Building Secure Wired and Wireless Networks" was delivered by Mr. Nishant Krishna, Software Architect, Extreme Networks, and his team proved to be very helpful for the participants. The second tutorial included "Hands-On Training Program on Data Analytics & Machine Learning Using R" by Dr. Mahesh Anand, Scientific Computing Solution, India, which gave a new experience to the attendees. The third tutorial session was taken up by Mr. Anand M., CDoT, Bengaluru, in which he expounded on "MQTT Protocol", including a demo.
On the inaugural day of UBICNET, the first keynote address was delivered by Prof. V. R. Singh, Director-Advisor, PDM University, Bahadurgarh, Delhi NCR, in which he emphasized discussion on “U-Care Health Devices”. The second keynote address was delivered by Dr. Venkatesh Prasad (Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology), on “Murphy loves Constructive Interference”. The third keynote address was presented on “Secure Device Management in IoT: Practical Scenarios” by Dr Vishwas Lakkundi, IncedoInc, India. A panel discussion on “The impact of 5G-IoT and Wearables and India’s Efforts towards Standardization/ Development”, was moderated by Mr. Kishore A. T., UTL Training Ltd, and the speakers included Dr. Dilip K, Senior Scientist, IBM Inc. India, Dr. Shivaram , Curl Analytics, Dr. V. R. Singh Director-Advisor, PDM University, Bahadurgarh, Delhi NCR, and Dr. Vijaya Kumar, Professor and Head, in Information Science and Engineering, Department, MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, who brought four different perspectives on India leaping towards 5G standardization and efforts on IoT. The second day of the UBICNET concluded with technical paper presentations.
The conference resumed on the third day with technical session presentations followed by a keynote address by Dr. Pamela Kumar, Founder Chair & Vice President, Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India, on "Cloud Computing and Internet of Things- Key enablers for Digital India and Smart Cities". The next two keynote addresses were delivered by Prof. Manimaran, Iowa State University, USA, and Mr. Suresh Chitturi, Head of Technology Standards at Samsung R&D, Bangalore, on "IoT Challenges and Opportunities for Smart Cities" and "Mission Critical Communications". The second half of the day witnessed keynote address by Mr. Jagadish Kumar Chandrasekar, Director-Test Engineering, Tessolve Semiconductor Pvt Ltd, in which speaker provided insights on "Consideration from IoT from Test Industry Perspective" followed by technical presentations. The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. SahithiKolasani, 2nd year M.Tech(VLSI), Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, and the attendees were enthusiastic about the information they had received.