INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DATA SCIENCE, COMPUTATION AND SECURITY - IDSCS’22

The Third International Conference on Data Science, Computation and Security (IDSCS-22) hosted by CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus in association with Springer from 11th to 12th February 2022.



The conference was conducted online with participants from all across the globe. The conference commenced with the inauguration ceremony at 9:30 AM. Dr Pooja Batra was the Emcee for the occasion and began with the Lighting of the Lamp, followed by a prayer song performed by the students of CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus. Dr Samiksha Shukla welcomed the Chief Guest, Guest of Honor, Vice-Chancellor and the keynote speakers for the day and summarized forthcoming events of IDSCS'22. Dr Fr Jossy P George, the Dean and Director of the University, addressed the honourable delegates and introduced the Chief Guest to the participants. This was followed by the presidential address by the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Fr Abraham VM. In his address, he mentioned the significance and increase in research of various subjects and how CHRIST is embracing its growth. This occasion also marked the most awaited book launch titled "DATA ETHICS AND CHALLENGES".


The Chief Guest of the conference, Prof KK Agarwal, addressed the participants. His talk stated the relevance of Data Science, Computation and Security and how interdisciplinary courses can become the building blocks of the present education system. The Guest of honour addressed the conference, Dr A K Nayak. His speech mentioned the pros and cons in various fields of the IT Industry and the impact of Artificial Intelligence. He was followed by Dr Lalit Mohan, who, in his address, emphasized the importance of Data Security and Cyber Security in the present times. The inauguration ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Dr Samiksha Shukla, followed by the National Anthem. This was followed by a series of keynote talks by eminent speakers across the globe.


Dr Aninda Bose, an experienced publishing editor with expertise in art direction, journals, copy editing, proofreading, and leadership, enlightened the viewers on 'Publishing Ethics and Author Services'. The speaker began with an introduction of 'Springer' - the largest academic book publisher globally and how Springer has successfully established operations in more than 50 countries and has become the pioneer in digital book publishing. He talked about copyright and the process of retraction that occurs due to honest errors, falsification and redundant publications, plagiarism and permission to re-use sensitive information.


The second keynote speaker for the day was Prof LM Patnaik, an honorary Professor of the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In his address on 'Machine intelligence - happenings, hopes and hypes', Prof Patnaik portrayed artificial intelligence and the critical ingredients for machine learning towards artificial intelligence. He spoke about the importance of predictive learning in the current world scenario and AI's usage and real-world applications in medical science, climate change, and water security. He talked about the performance, security, control, ethical, economic and societal risks of this developing field of science and explained how relevant professional, ethical principles should be practised and the need for a framework for artificial intelligence's safe behaviour.



Dr Arceloni Neusa Volpato was the third keynote speaker of the IDSCS'22 - Day 1. She is an experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Dr Arceloni Neusa Volpato presented on the training of professionals in times of complexity and liquidity. Her presentation showed how we should be social and patient as humans for a better coexistence in this world. Her presentation talked about how the modernization of the world has led to complexity and liquidity around.


Dr Marta Zurek Mortka was the fourth keynote speaker of the IDSCS '22 - Day-1. She is a young researcher who works as a specialist in the Institute for Sustainable Technologies in Radom in the Department of Control Systems. Dr Martha presented on 'New Technologies and Renewable energy-based electromobility'. Dr Marta has used various renewable energy generation methodologies to generate a more green alternative. Dr Martha's session captured today's requirement for a sustainable solution to technology


The paper presentations followed this in five different tracks where authors who had submitted their papers presented their research in various topics related to the field of data science, computation and security. The sessions were chaired by experts in research, assisted by the student in charge and faculty in charge. This brought a successful end to the first day of the conference.


The second day of the conference began with the inauguration ceremony commenced at 9:00 AM with Prathna Khanna as the MC. It started with a welcome note and an invocation dance performed by the CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Pune Lavasa Campus Dance Team. Dr Jibrael Jos conducted an Ice Breaking session with a few questions to the audience and then delivered the welcome address for the gathering. The Guest of honour, Dr Sudeendra Kaushik, initiated his keynote by expressing his gratitude for IDSCS'22. He contextualized the discussion around Innovation, Data and Decision Making. He talked about the significant importance of the context of the data in the decision made by a Data analyst. Ms Prathna Khanna concluded the inauguration ceremony with a vote of thanks. This was followed by a series of keynote speeches by outstanding speakers across the globe.


Dr Chih-Yang Lin, an esteemed associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Yuan-Ze University in Taiwan, began the series of keynote talks with his speech on "How does Computer vision help daily lives and industrial applications". He gave his valuable insights on Computer visions and the plethora of data being used in various fields of keen interest, from video surveillance to medical applications using AI. He prompted the use of AI in medical research.



Dr Fr Joseph Varghese Kureethara, heading the Centre for Research at CHRIST (Deemed to be University), the next keynote speaker, presented on the topic, “Securing Data using Graph Theory Techniques”. He gave a strong introduction and an outlet to present conceptual ideas with robust structures and real-world applications. He started by letting the audience know, there is a plethora of data being produced daily, and it’s more important than ever to focus on efficiency and proposed that graphs can be used to avoid large amounts of unanalyzed and unmanageable raw data.


Dr Silvio Cesar Viegas, Assistant Professor at QI Schools and Colleges, talked on 'Data Science: An application in Higher Education. He gave a brief introduction on data science being a subsection of AI and shared how his work proposes on organizations focusing on Distance Learning along with the benefits of data science in improving their educational management process.


Dr Rejane Dutra Bergamaschi, a Psychology graduate in Clinical Psychology and Psychological Assessment and Masters in Environment and Health (Uniplac), spoke on some crucial factors during work, including identity, modern lifestyle, profession, work, and mental health. She also emphasized acquiring soft skills like interpersonal (people) skills, communication skills, listening skills, time management, and empathy.


Dr Doris Dokuva is an Electronic engineer specialising in Mobile Telecommunications, microelectronics, and microelectronic production technology. She spoke about the ‘New trends in knowledge Management'. She also talked about how the organisation works in the capacity building for women at the institutional, national and international levels.

The last speaker of the keynote event 2 was Dr Xavier Chelladurai, Director of the Human Resource Development Centre at Christ University, Bangalore. He spoke on the topic was ‘Parallel Algorithms for a few families of Chordal graphs’. The talk focused on database management systems and their development. He further stressed the importance of Big Data.


The paper presentations followed this in two different tracks where authors who had submitted their papers presented their research in various topics related to the field of data science, computation and security. The sessions were chaired by experts in research, assisted by the student in charge and faculty in charge.


The start of the Valedictory ceremony was marked by Ms Shynu Philip’s address to the audience. She welcomed the Guest of honour, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Fr Jose CC, the Dean and Director Fr Jossy P George and the Academic Coordinator, Fr Arun C Antony. She thanked the spectators for being a part of a spectacular two-day conference. Dr Fr Arun C Antony appreciated the evolution of IDSCS while exclaiming about how each year brings new progressive dimensions. He then wished luck to the budding researchers. Moving forward in the function, Fr Jose CC addressed the gathering and congratulated the efforts for a unique approach to organising the online conference. The Guest of honour remarked how the success of an event is due to the team's collective efforts working harmoniously and the incentive behind the event to establish research culture amongst the learners. A video of the conference was presented, followed by the vote of thanks proposed by Dr Lija Jacob. The concluding remark included a quote - “Never stop dreaming, never stop trying and never stop learning.” Bring the end to the two-day conference.



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