ICETT – 2011: Pioneering a New Era
International Conference on Emerging Technology Trends (ICETT-2011) on Cloud Computing was a conference organized by BMCE. ICETT-2011 was globally recognized and endorsed by IJCA and Foundation of Computer Science (FCS). The major objective of ICETT-2011 was to create a vibrant, knowledge-rich environment by bringing together renowned personalities from various professional domains such as Scientists, Researchers, Academicians, Corporate & Industry Professionals, technically sound students as well as Entrepreneurs of various organizations all over the world. Many Research papers presented at ICETT – 2011 were published in IJCA. Papers are available in the link http://www.ijcaonline.org/proceedings/icett for open access.
The conference provided a conducive platform to exhibit, exchange and confabulate their pioneering works on emerging trends in cloud computing and the latest innovations in Engineering and Information Technology. Moreover, it enabled participants to enrich their knowledge regarding the recent technological developments in Cloud Computing and other topics of interest. ICETT-2011 registered an amazing response last year, with 20 of the world’s leading companies were actively participating in it. More than 600 papers were presented by delegates from India and abroad. Plenary sessions were handled by Professors from foreign universities, IIT’s, NIT’s and experts from Microsoft, HP, IBM, VMware, Cisco, Dell, Wipro, Rittal, Intel, Pacific Controls and Schneider on Cloud Computing.
About ICETT 2012
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN ADVANCED ENGINEERING RESEARCH
ICETT 2012, a mega two day conference at Hotel Beach Orchid, Kollam was held on 20th Feb and on 21st Feb 2012.This conference was hosted by BASELIOS MATHEWS II COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING,KOLLAM in association with PENTAGRAM RESEARCH CENTRE PVT LTD,HYDERABAD.
The main objective behind ICETT was the exchange of information between the great minds, making one and all sentient and updated about the advancement in the engineering field through presentations, vocalizations, vicarious experiences and through discussions between students, academicians, researchers, and professionals. All this serving to fulfill a mission of enhancing our engineering future by crafting platforms for the able, proficient minds, also creating opportunities for the nascent talents and the upcoming generations in the emerging engineering world.
This is the second time that BMCE has organized ICETT. ICETT 2011 was a grand success and they managed to succeed this year too. Every drop of sweat of the students and faculty members and zero percent unattended areas with every nook and corner meticulously being chased by eye of the organizing team along with the thorough support of the BMCE management was the key recipe for this scrumptious delight and its fruition.
The conference instigated with a prayer followed by the welcome address by Prof. Biji Kumar R [Organizing Chairman ICETT 2012], Presidential address by Prof. Dr. E Vasudevan Nampoothiri [Principal, BMCE], Inauguration by Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese [Administrator, BMCE] thereafter it being chased by six edifying plenary sessions spilt equally in the two consecutive days. It goes indubitable that the sessions were totally clued-up and vastly edifying. But beyond that, what crowned this conference was the charismatic and overwhelming presence of the highbrowed, cerebral and erudite dignitaries in the venue and their profound words and thoughts to the audience would be beyond words to describe.
Illustrious intellectuals across India like Prof. Dr. E G Rajan [President, Pentagram Research Centre Pvt Ltd. Hyderabad & Former Professor of IIT Kanpur], Dr. C S R Prabhu [Deputy Director General, National Informatics Centre], Dr. Rajeev Sharma [IIT Madras], Dr. Ramamurthy [IIIT Hyderabad], Dr. S Achuthsankar S Nair [Director, Bio-Informatics, University of Kerala], Dr. Brajesh Kumar Kaushik [IIT Roorkee], Mr. Sreeprakash N [CEO, Schogini Systems], Dr. K C Chandrashekaran Nair [CFO, TechnoPark], Mr. Binu Sankar [CEO, Group of Technology companies, TechnoPark], Mr. Binu Jacob [CEO, Experion Global], Mr. Anoop P Ambika [Secretary, Group of Technology companies and MD and CEO Kreara Solutions], Dr. Kesavasamy [Academic Interface Head, TCS], Prof. V N Rajasekharan Pillai [President, KSCSTE, and Former Vice-Chancellor IGNOU] along with eminent and renowned Intellectuals across the globe like Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan [Professor, East Carolina University, College of Technology & Computer Science, USA], Dr. Charles M Savage [Knowledge Era Enterprising International, Germany], Dr. Michael Patrick Coyle [Professor, East Carolina University, USA], Dr. Andras j Pellionisz [Founder of HolGenTech, Inc., USA], Dr. Klaus Deiter Lukoschus [University of Gelshenkirshen, Germany], Dr. Alian Bretto [Professor, University of Caen, France] made their mesmerizing presence felt through their powerful presentations, profound thoughts, subterranean words, and through their affable and gracious mode of interactions.
The plenary sessions winded up with a panel discussion on ‘ENHANCING QUALITY OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION IN THE CONTEXT OF INTERNATIONALISATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION.’ The session speakers being Dr. E Vasudevan Namboothiri [Principal, BMCE], Dr. Kesavasamy [Academic Interface Head, TCS], Prof. V N Rajasekharan Pillai [President, KSCSTE, and Former Vice-Chancellor IGNOU], Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan [Professor, East Carolina University, College of Technology & Computer Science, USA], Mr. Anoop P Ambika [Secretary, Group of Technology companies and MD and CEO Kreara Solutions] with Dr. Achuthsankar S Nair [Director, Bio-Informatics, University of Kerala] being the session moderator. The entire panel discussion was video-graphed and shall be televised by Asianet News.
Soon after the panel discussion the evening began to wrap up by the Valedictory Function with Prof. Arun Baby Zacharia [Organizing Convener - ICETT 2012] delivering the welcome speech followed by Prof. Dr. E V Nampoothiri [Principal, BMCE] delivering the Presidential address and Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese [Administrator, BMCE] delivering the Valedictory address along with Review of Proceedings made by Prof. Dr. E G Rajan [President, Pentagram Research Centre Pvt Ltd. Hyderabad & Former Professor of IIT Kanpur], Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan [Professor, East Carolina University, College of Technology & Computer Science, USA]
As a way to express ICETT’s gratitude and recognition to all the guests and organizers, an award ceremony was conducted. It began with
The Most Authoritative Paper Award to an Academician, given to Prof. Sajilal D(Director, FTMS School of Computing Sciences, Malaysia)
Best Paper Award to a Student, given to Mr. Aju Thomas (Student, M Tech Power Systems, Saint Gits College of Engineering, Kottayam)
Appreciation Award to Distinguished Guests and Session Chairs
Awards to Organizing Committee Members and HODs of BMCE.
The brainy, reflective and scholastic air impeded after two continuous days of diligent efforts of the organizing team, the stupendous enthusiasm and oomph of the distinguished dignitaries and not to miss the zeal and zest of the guests.