A two days International conference on “Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence (ICMLCI) -2017” organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SMVDU on 28th September. The conference was inaugurated by lighting the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest Dr. Suresh Dara ,Guest of Honour Dr. Haider Banka, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Dr. Vijeshwar Verma, the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Dr. Baijnath Kaushik, Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The session began with a welcome speech by Dr. Baijnath Kaushik, the convener of the conference who formally welcomed the internationally renowned dignitaries, Dr. Valntina E. Balas from AUREL Vlaicu University, Romania, Dr. Haider Banka from IIT, Dhanbad and Dr. Suresh Dara, from Telengana. He also stated the importance of the upcoming field of Machine Learning and briefed the audience about the events of the conference. He appraised the audience about the conference having participation from around the world and country.
This was followed by an address by Dr. Vijeshwar Verma, dean of faculty of engineering. The Guest of Honour, Dr. Haider Banka, Associate professor, IIT Dhanbad addressed the gathering by giving very interesting life examples of Machine Learning. This was followed by the address of the Chief Guest, Dr. Suresh Dara. The inaugural was concluded by presidential remarks by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Dr. Sanjeev Jain. He stated and stressed on the importance of technology and its impact on the society which will enhance the living standards of the masses. He also applauded the students of SMVD University who have done commendable research projects for renowned companies in India and abroad. He also stated that the students are provided with the technological support in SMVDU by the Incubation Center (TBIC-SMVDU) created with in the campus which help the students to transform their theoretical knowledge into practical. He also stressed on the importance of the emerging field of Machine learning and computational intelligence which has a great prominence in domain of computer science. From early cancer diagnosing to giving better search results, the applications of this field span across a vast array of domains.
Keynote addresses were delivered by Dr. Banka and Dr. Dara, outlining the relevance of the field of machine learning and computational intelligence in modern times. Rest of the day was marked by two technical sessions, where the delegates presented their papers and exchanged their research ideas. The conference includes research papers from various countries like Peru, Iran, USA, and various states of India along with Jammu and Kashmir.