Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University started a 2-day “National Conference on Information Technology and Business Analytics-NCITBA-17” here today which saw huge response with participation from 7 different states including Rajasthan, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. 1st day of the 2-day event was marked by a befitting inaugural function which began by the traditional lamp lightening.
In his welcome address, the convener of the conference and Head Dept. of CSE, Dr. Ajay Kaul emphasized the relevance of the conference theme, stating that “The prime importance today is how information can be converted into useful services and products”. The Patron of the conference Prof. V. Verma talked about IT and the role it can play in success of a business venture. He expensed hope that newer applications of IT may come up from such platforms. The Chief Guest of the occasion Prof. V.K. Bhat emphasized the fact that the research problems taken up by young researchers should be such that they focus on the roots of the technology so that the results of the research are universally applicable.
Guest of Honour on the occasion was Prof. Astrid Kiehn from Germany. She expressed her satisfaction at the conference theme stating that with a strong hold in theoretical aspects of Computer Science, the young students may have a plethora of opportunities to explore towards the applications of the same. Function concluded with the vote of thanks by the co-convener Dr. Sunanda.
Later during the day, Prof. Kiehn addressed the participants with a talk on “The Verification of Distributed Algorithms”, wherein she dwelled on the nuances of bi-simulation and concurrency theory. Another keynote address was given by Prof. Saroj Kaushik from IIT Delhi.
Dr. Naveen Gondhi, co-conveyer thanked the keynote speakers and expressed hope that the 2nd day conference shall provide a platform for fruitful discussions.