The two day 4th International Conference on Eco-friendly Computing and Communication Systems was held at NIT Kurukshetra on December 07, 2015 with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest Prof. Vijay Vaishnavi from Georgia State University, USA, Prof. Anand Mohan, Director, NIT Kurukshetra, Prof. Jimson Mathew from University of Bristol, UK and Prof. Ashutosh Singh from NIT Kurukshetra. The conference was sponsored by IEEE, Delhi Section.
The conference was honoured by the presence of delegates like Prof. Chilkuri K. Mohan from Syracuse University, USA; Prof. San Murugesan from University of Western Sydney, Australia; Prof. D.S. Hooda from Jaypee University, Guna; Prof. Hafizur Rahaman from IIEST, Shibpur.
The conference was introduced by the Program Chair, ICECCS 2015, Prof. Ashutosh Kumar Singh from NIT Kurukshetra, India. In his introductory address, he said that the conference received more than 300 papers out of which 107 papers were selected for the conference proceedings. These were published electronically with Elsevier’s Procedia Computer Science. The key factor of the conference was that none of the papers have been printed as hard copy, hence keeping up the theme of the conference that was information revolution through green and eco-friendly computing.
The chief guest, Prof. Vaishnavi emphasized on interesting, true and new findings from the research in his address. His address revolved around Design Science Research methodology (DSR), which is a very relevant perspective in the engineering discipline. He also enlightened the audience about the ignored technicalities of research like Natural Science and Design Science comparison, etc.
The patron of the conference and the Director, NIT Kurukshetra, Prof. Anand Mohan reflected the relevance of the conference by stating facts about the increasing carbon emission. He brought to the notice of the audience that computing infrastructure solely contributes to 2% of the net carbon emission of the world.
The keynote speaker, Prof. Chilkuri K. Mohan, spoke about social network analysis methodologies for smart grid systems that may help in preventing grid outages and understanding them as per their usage.
On day 2, the keynote speaker Dr. Jimson Mathew from University of Bristol, UK, spoke about Fault Tolerant System on Chip Design: Architecture and Evaluation. He briefly introduced the audience to the need of fault tolerant systems, at chip-level, in critical areas such as aeronautics, nuclear power plants, data centres, mobile communication and artificial human organs. He also talked about the effects of chip design on heat dissipation and power consumption.
Next, Dr. Hafizur Rahaman from Indian Institute of Engineering and Technology, Shibpur, West Bengal, spoke about Mapping Reversible Logic to Quantum Circuits. This is a very recent sector of research and he greatly enlightened the audience about this field. His speech revolved around the concept of reducing energy consumption by the usage of reversible gates which also helps to avoid information loss.
The keynote speaker Prof. D. S. Hooda from Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, Guna spoke about Source Coding and Data Compression. A total of 107 papers that were accepted for the conference were categorized under 13 tracks. One paper in each track was awarded as the best paper in the category. The Publication Chair, ICECCS 2015 and Dean, Research and Consultancy, NIT Kurukshetra, Prof. Mayank Dave gave away the awards to the winners. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Jimson Mathew who summarised the event and highlighted the importance of eco-friendly computing and communication.
Source: Sushmita Sharma, HT Campus Specialist