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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE IOT WITH BIG DATA AND CLOUD | Event Date: Thursday, 25th, October 2018 -Friday, 26th, October 2018



The two days International Conference on Cognitive IoT with Big Data and Cloud (ICCIBC-2018) was inaugurated on 25/10/2018 at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science campus, Chennai. The ICCIBC 2018 was the most comprehensive conference focused on Cognitive IoT, Big Data and Cloud Computing.

The conference was organized by the School of Computing Sciences and MIDARC. MIDARC is Machine Intelligence and Data Analysis Research Centre in Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science which caters to the research and incubation of ideas of various research experts. Conference was inaugurated by Dr.Jiankun Hu, University of South Wales, Australia. The guest of honour were Dr. Jeff Foster, Western Sydey Univeristy and Mr.Sunil David, Regional Director – IoT(India and ASEAN Region), AT&T Telecommunications. The Chancellor of the University Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese presided over the function. The event was graced by the Vice Chancellor Dr. K.P.Isaac and Director Mr. Ashok Verghese. The head of the department Dr. Rajeswari Mukesh welcomed the gathering. This conference was conducted by the able guidance of senior professor Dr.K.M.Mehata. Dr. D. John Aravindhar, convener of the conference briefed about the objective of the conference. Dr.Jiankun Hu stated that need for cyber security professionals is on the rise and insisted on need for industries to adopt cyber security standards.

Dr. K.Padmaveni coordinator delivered the vote of thanks.

The conference provided an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss the research issues and progress in the areas of Big data, IoT, Cloud Computing and cognitive sciences. Also, the conference served as a technical forum to present high - quality papers which were closely related to the various theories and practical applications. From 215 paper submissions, only 139 papers were shortlisted for presentation. Each paper went through two levels of review and strict quality standards were adopted. Key note lectures and presentation sessions related to Cognitive Internet of Thing, Big Data and Cloud Computing were part of the conference. About 85 national and international delegates including students, research scholars and industry representatives from countries such as Malaysia, Iraq and USA took part and presented their work in the conference.

The papers were grouped as three tracks namely
Track 1: Focus area: Cloud Computing, Image processing, General innovations
Track 2: Focus area: Machine Learning
Track 3:Focus area: IoT, Security
Authors who couldn’t come in person presented their paper through Skype.

The first keynote address was on “ IoT” by Mr. Sunil David, Regional Director (IoT), AT & T. Mr. Sunil David gave insight on Past, Present and Future of IoT and its usage in daily life.

The second keynote address was given by Dr. Jiankun Hu, University of New South wales on the significance and use of Block Chain Technologies.

The third keynote was on “ Connected Dominant Sets” by Dr. Chittaranjan Mandal, Professot IIT Kharagpur. Prof. Mandal covered the concept of Dominant sets and Cognitive IoT.

The fourth Keynote was on “The need for cognitive diversity in an increasingly smart world “ by Dr. Jeff Foster, Western Sydney University. Dr. Jeff explained the psychological theories and frameworks that underlie how people will change because of smart devices, the need for cognitive diversity in the way we look at designing smart devices and what can be done in future.

The formation of a Cognitive IOT, Big Data and Cloud computing community of researchers both from academia and industry was the prime take away from this conference

The Conference concluded with the valedictory ceremony and distribution of certificates.

The outcome of the conference led to signing up of two MoUs with University of South Wales, Australia and Western Sydney University, Australia. The Vice Chancellor stated that Hindustan University of Technology and Science (HITS) will be the first in India to offer a collaborative post graduate programme on Cyber Psychology in collaboration with Western Sydney University. The novelty in this programme is that faculty from Western Sydney University will come and deliver courses for the students of HITS in India.