Manav Rachna International University’s mission is to support multidisciplinary research and development in the fields of science and engineering. Since its inception, MRIU has encouraged its faculty members and students to explore and implement innovative ideas. In reflection to this ideology, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Manav Rachna International University, organized a two-day National Conference on ‘Networking, Cloud computing, Analytics & Computing Technology’, during May 26-27, 2017, at its Faridabad campus. The conference aimed to encourage development and promote scientific information exchange between faculty, researchers, engineers, students and practitioners working in India as well as abroad, in the field of “Networking, Cloud Computing, Analytics and Computing Technology”.
The conference commenced at 0930 Hrs with the lighting of the lamp, Sarawati vandna and presentation of sapling to the chief guest, in the presence of honorable Dr. N. C. Wadhwa, Patron, Vice Chancellor, MRIU; Prof. (Dr.) M. K. Soni, Conference Chair, Executive Director and Dean, FET, MRIU; Dr. Suresh Kumar, Conference Convener, Professor and Head, Department of CSE, FET, MRIU and Chief Guest Mr. Sandeep Malhotra, Chief Guest, VP, HCL Technologies. Dr. Suresh Kumar welcomed the participants and introduced the conference. He said that this conference aims to promote academic and research activities in the Department as well as University. IT has gained popularity and that a forum for discussions and collaborations must be provided. He encouraged the participants to engage in scientific exchange and interact with the eminent speakers. He informed that around 50 research papers from various areas will be presented and published. The selected papers will be published in one of the Two Scopus indexed Journals, after acceptance from the journals. He mentioned the sessions that will take place in these two days. He motivated the participants to get enriched by the expertise of the keynote speakers.
Dr. M. K. Soni bid welcome to our chief guest and participants. He introduced the emerging areas of computing technologies. He said that the IT world is ever changing and events like these help in coping up with the current trends, which also helps in better placements. He wished for the conference to be successful. Dr. N. C. Wadhwa wished for the conference to be a great learning experience for the participants. He said that MRIU is a dynamic educating campus which frequently organizes such events to update knowledge and interact with experts from various backgrounds. This knowledge when passed to younger minds would help greatly in the ‘Skill Development’ initiative of our Government. It would enhance knowledge based activities and research. We, as a country, also have a demographic advantage over the others. Hence, we can initiate and explore measures to create and disseminate knowledge in the emerging areas of Computing.
Mr. Sandeep Malhotra expressed his gratitude and immense pleasure for being a part of this conference. He explained the business dynamics of various companies such as Flipcart, PayTm, Shopclues, Ola Cabs, Google etc. along with the role, technology has played in elevating these companies. He said that the shelf life of company has reduced from 75 years to 15 years. Today’s market is data driven and works because of the user experience and convenience. He asked to focus on technology but not to leave the business and industry knowledge behind. He talked about data sets, software-defined networks, Artificial Intelligence to build applications, emergent jobs in cloud modernization, maintenance and support. The inauguration session concluded with the unveiling of the Conference souvenir and memento presentation.
The conference constituted of five Keynote speakers. On the first day, Mr. Vikas Bhardwaj, IBM spoke on the topic ‘Blockchain Technology’; Mr. Ashish Arya, Senior Integration Engineer, SAP, delivered his talk on ‘Blockchain, IOT and Machine Learning’; and Dr. T. V. Vijay Kumar, JNU, addressed the topic ‘Big Data Revolutionary’. On the second day, Dr. Vikram Goel, IIIT Delhi, delivered his lecture on ‘Graph mining using Map-Reduce’ and Er. N. K. Garg, R Systems International Ltd, Noida, spoke on the topic ‘Mobile Computing: Recent Trends and Future’. In a span of two days, a total of around 50 research papers were presented in the conference, in two parallel sessions, covering topics ranging from cloud computing, big data analytics in healthcare, data and web mining, to social networking, machine learning and Internet of Things.
The conference saw participants from various reputed organizations such as YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad; Banasthali University, Rajasthan; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; Amity University, Gurugram; Shah Satnam Ji Institute of Technology & Management, Sirsa; Jaypee Institute of Information Technology University, Noida; JRE group of Institution; NSIT, Dwarka; Dr. Ambedkar College, Nagpur; JLN Govt. College, Faridabad, GSSS Khandawli, Faridabad etc. In the valedictory session, a vote of thanks was proposed by the Conference convener and participation certificates were distributed. Dr. Suresh Kumar expressed his gratitude to the participants for attending and making this event productive and fruitful. This conference focused on acquainting the participants with the current state-of-the-art and future perspectives in the said areas. The event proved to be extremely successful in bringing together academicians, practitioners, industry experts and research scholars on a common platform from within the country. The conference also provided ample opportunities to exchange trends and practical applications across the borders so that new vistas can be explored.