Amity School of Engineering and Technology under Amity University Mumbai, in collaboration with National Taipei University, Taiwan and Tokyo University of Technology, Japan, recently organised a conference with the objective of providing an international platform to researchers, scientists and industry personnel to engage in discussions on the latest advancements in computational fields of engineering and technology.
Titled ‘International conference on recent advances in computational Techniques (IC-RACT 2022)’, the conference was held from March 9 to 12. It received an overwhelming response from researchers and scientists around the globe. Reputed scientists from countries like the USA, UK, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and India presented their work during the four-day event.
On the first day of the conference, Ren-Hung Hwang, distinguished professor and dean, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan delivered a lecture on ‘Special Research Topics on 5G NR V2X’. Hwang talked about the Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, one of the key technologies of 5G New Radio (NR) to support emerging applications such as vehicle platooning and autonomous driving. He also introduced some interesting topics that they are working on.
He presented two of their recent results on this research area. The first work is a proactive controllable path planning and trafﬁc scheduling scheme for emergency vehicles in the era of the connected vehicle. The second work discusses the optimal management of Road Side Units (RSUs) while satisfying multiple types of QoS requirements.
Sotiris Moschoyiannis, faculty member, Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, UK, talked on ‘Learning, prediction and control in complex networks’. Moschoyiannis, focused on recent developments in Reinforcement Learning (rule-based) and Deep Learning over graphs, with applications to prediction and control in Complex Networks. He also highlighted the profound effect these have on a diverse set of domains, including system biology, transportation networks, and network security.
On the second day of the conference, Fatma Mili, dean and professor, College of Computing and Informatics UNC Charlotte University, USA spoke on the topic “Computational Humanity: Values and Computing”. In her talk, she focused on how software systems and applications have evolved from their original innocuous sophisticated calculators to all-encompassing systems making decisions in every aspect of our lives. She also discussed the opportunity for the computing community to take a much more pro-active approach to designing systems whose underlying values, assumptions, and premises are more visible, more intentional, and more humane.
Padmaja Patwardhan Joshi, senior director, Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mumbai, India, spoke on the topic ‘Blockchain Interoperability’. In her talk she specified the functionality of blockchain, its challenges and mechanisms to work in interoperable manner for blockchain applications.
A total of 75 papers from different countries were presented in the conference. V K Sharma, AVSM, vice chancellor, Amity University, Mumbai, said, “Data generation and analysis is a big challenge in today’s world.”
Pro-Vice chancellor Dr A W Santhosh Kumar addressed the conference stating the importance of technology in days life especially in pandemic times,. He emphasised on organising such conferences for further deliberations to come out with concrete outputs. The chief guests for the conference were Dr. W. Selvamurthy, Ex Director of DRDO and Chancellor Amity University Chhattisgarh, Kamal Kant Dwivedi, former advisor to the ministry of science and technology, and Yue-Shan Chang, faculty member, National Taipei University, Taiwan.