International Conference on Computing, Analytics and Networking (ICCAN-2017) held at KIIT

International Conference on Computing, Analytics and Networking (ICCAN-2017) was held at KIIT on 15th and 16th of December, 2017.It was a brainstorming and thought provoking conference where eminent experts belonging to diverse fields related to Computer Science and Technology graced the occasion and placed critical analysis on different relevant themes.

Addressing the participants, Mr. Rajkumar Buyya, Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS), The University of Melbourne, Australia focused on the title

“New Frontiers in Cloud Computing for Big Data and Internet-of-Things (IoT) Applications”.

He said, “Computing is being transformed to a model consisting of services that are commoditised and delivered in a manner similar to utilities such as Water, Electricity, Gas, and Telephony. Several computing paradigms have promised to deliver this utility computing vision. Cloud computing has emerged as one of the buzzwords in the IT industry and turned the vision of “computing utilities” into a reality. The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm enables seamless integration of cyber-and-physical worlds and opening up opportunities for creating new class of applications for domains such as smart cities.”

Placing his view on the theme, “Smart-Sensing in Mobile Devices” Mr. Prasant Mohapatra, Professor, Computer Science, Dean & Vice-Provost of Graduate Studies, University of California, Davis, USA said that with the expansive usage of mobile devices and potential growth in the deployment of Internet of things, we will have proliferation of smart sensors in our handheld devices, wearable and in our surroundings. Making sense out of the web of sensors is what we term as Smart-Sensing. Smart-Sensing would involve accurate and innovative sensing approaches while using minimal resources.

Deliberating on the topic “Evolving Granular Neural Networks with Applications” Mr. Saroj Kumar Meher, Systems Science and Informatics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore said, “Information granulation opens ample scope to design likely transparent neural networks called granular neural networks (GNNs). Reforming the architecture of a GNN with varying input information further improves its operational transparency in the classification of land use of remote sensing data. Recently, evolving GNN (e GNN) has been originated with an advancement to GNN that has the ability to explore and accommodate input information more effectively and results in the performance improvement of classification systems.”

Analyzing on the theme “Publishing Ethics and Author Services” Aninda Bose, Springer (India) Private Limited and Senior Editor – Hard Sciences said,” the importance of research publishing can be defined by a simple quote of Gerard Piel, which says “Without publications, Science is dead.”

The first scientific journal was published in 1665 and we have travelled 350 years since then. In the last 20 years, science and reporting of science have undergone revolutionary changes. Computerization and Internet have changed the traditional ways of reading and writing. Hence, it is very important for scientists and students of the sciences in all disciplines to understand the complete process of writing and publishing of scientific paper in good journals,” he added.

Putting his thought on the theme “Research Trends in Computer Vision” Mr. Pradip K. Das, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Guwahati said about the problems and challenges in computer vision and the types of research trends in solving such problems using modern algorithms and technology.

Mr. Sudip Misra, NASI Fellow (India), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur, elucidated on the title “Internet of Things: Opportunities and Challenges”. He explained that the term Internet of things (IoT) is used to describe embedded devices (things) with Internet connectivity, allowing them to interact with each other, services and people on a global scale.

Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, Vice Chancellor, KIIT Deemed to be University and Dr. Samaresh Mishra, Dean, KIIT School of Computer Science & Engineering graced and spoke on the occasion among other dignitaries.

In fact, ICCAN-2017 solicited original papers contributing to the foundations and applications of Computing, Analytics and Networking. In response, ICCAN-2017 received more than 330 papers from the authors of different countries. Eventually 78 papers were accepted for presentation and publication based on relevance to the conference theme and quality of technical contents. Authors from several countries like USA, Australia, Russia, Nepal and India contributed papers to this conference.

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