The ECE Dept of Vidya organized an AICTE sponsored two-day National Conference on “Innovations in Communication Networks, Information Security, Embedded Systems and Signal Processing (ICIES 2020)” during 27 – 28 August 2020. The Conference was held in the virtual mode due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid 19 pandemic.
The conference was inaugurated on 27 August, 2020 by Dr Santhosh Prasannan (Chairman, VICT) on Google Meet platform. Ms M Indira Priyadarshini (Operational Head, BFS, TCS Kochi) delivered the key note address on “Covid Times and Digital Technology”. Dr Saji C B. (Principal, VAST) presided over the inaugural function. Dr S Swapna Kumar (Prof and head, ECE Dept) welcomed all dignitaries and delegates. In his presidential address, Dr Saji C B highlighted the relevance of enhancing technical education quality and the importance of industry-institution interaction. Er G Mohanachandran (Executive Director) delivered a special address. Felicitations were offered by Dr Sudha Balagopalan (Dean-Academics) and Dr V N Krishnachandran (Vice-Principal). Ms Sarika K T (Coordinator, ICIES – 2020) gave an overview about the conference and Ms. Jeeva K A (Coordinator, ICIES 2020) proposed vote of thanks.
Dr M V Rajesh (Assoc. Professor, Model Engineering College, Thrikkakkara), Dr Remya George (Asst Professor, Sahrdaya College of Engineering & Technology), Dr Harigovindan V P (Asst Professor, NIT Puthucherry) and Dr Finto Raphel (Assoc. Professor and HoD, Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology) delivered invited talks on currently relevant topics.After peer review, 37 papers were presented by delegates from different parts of the country.
The valedictory function was held on 28 August 2020 at 4 pm. Dr Saji C B delivered the presidential address. and released the conference proceedings. Dr S Swapna Kumar delivered the valedictory address and Ms Sruthi M (AP, ECE Dept) proposed vote of thanks. The programme was concluded at 4.30 pm.
The news about the conference appeared in leading newspapers. There was Facebook live streaming of the conference activities for wide reach.