ConfER 2009- National Conference on Education and Research (ConfER 2009- Nationa)

Venue: Rajagiri School of Engineering & Technology, Kochi, India

Location: Cochin, Kerala, India

Event Date/Time: Mar 11, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 14, 2009
Registration Date: Mar 05, 2009
Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2009
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Prelude: As India’s largest and one of the world’s earliest IT professional organizations, the CSI has always aimed at promoting education and research activities through conventions, seminars and workshops. The CSI Annual Conventions are held in different cities across India. The respective technical divisions of Computer Society of India also organized the national/international conferences such as BIG, COMAD, ConSEG, COMNET, ConfER etc.. Among these, the National Conferences on Education and Research (ConfER) are the latest addition – an initiative of Division V (Education & Research) with the following aim and objectives:

* To facilitate interaction and collaboration among academicians, researchers and practitioners
* To enrich participants through technical paper presentations, tutorials, workshops and exhibitions
* To show case state/territory-specific education/research competence and identify growth areas
* To promote innovation through presentation excellence awards for path-breaking projects
* To prepare ‘GenNext IT Professionals’ through workshops, career guidance and entrepreneurship support

The first National Confernece on Education & Research on the theme "ICT as the Key Enabler for Innovation and Growth”, ConfER’2008, hosted by VIT University during 27-29 March 2008, was well attended and appreciated by the participants. The ConfER-2008 had an excellent blend of expert advisors/ eminent speakers from Indian Academia (e.g. IISc, IIT, IIM, NIT, IIIT, IGNOU, CUSAT, University of Mysore etc.) and a very good representation from abroad (e.g. University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Marshall University, USA, University of Costa Rica, University of Hannover, Germany etc.) apart from an overwhelming support from Industry (Platinum Sponsor- IBM, Gold Sponsors-QAI, TCS, QAI, and Sun, Silver Sponsor- Acer and active involvement of other industry leaders e.g. Alcatel-Lucent, Novell, Infosys, Symbian, D-Link, etc.) and a reasonably good participation of Indian R&D/Government organizations (e.g. C-DAC, NIC, IGCAR). ConfER’2008 had 8 Pre-conference Tutorials, 10 Industry Workshops and 50 Technical Papers, Research Findings and Case Studies (presented in SIX Technical Sessions.

About ConfER’2009: In India, the ICT is yet to play a crucial role in delivering social advances and economic growth even though the country has built a reputation as a fast-learning, ICT-savvy trailblazer among emerging economies. India's story continues to be marred by poverty and inequality. Access to quality education, health and employment are still far out of reach for many millions in India. Moreover, the country's increasing population, especially in deprived regions, creates ever greater pressure for rapid improvements in basic living standards and employment opportunities. ICT–based processes and tools must be deployed to address these critical issues across its vast and diverse population and geography. The country clearly has much to offer and much to gain from the ICT revolution. Fortunately, the central government and several states have instigated a number of ICT programmes; and non-governmental organizations are taking numerous ICT-based initiatives. The State of Kerala has been ahead of other Indian states in pushing its social engineering agenda as well as deploying ICT-based solutions in the socially relevant areas such as Education, Agriculture, Healthcare and Governance. In the above backdrop, the second National Conference on Education and Research on the theme “ICT for Inclusive Development and Sustainable Growth” (ConfER’2009) will be organized in Kerala during 12-14 March 2009 by the CSI Division V (Education & Research) in association with IEEE Computer Society Kerala Section and being hosted by Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi.

For more details, please contact: Mr. Biju Paul, Conference Manager, Department of Information Technology, Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology. Email id : /


Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Rajagiri Valley P.O., Cochin - 39, Kerala, India