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ICACCI_2013Globalization today pervades almost every facet of human life thanks to the emergence of new digital technologies in computing and communications. At the same time, informatics with its strong focus on providing fast and ready access for human, based on these developments in computing and communications plays more very crucial role in people's lives and permeates all it in all respects, from entertainment to healthcare and from databases to e-governance.

After the success of first International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI-2012) held in Chennai during August 3-5, 2012, we are proud to announce ICACCI-2013. This edition will be organised by Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), Mysore, India during August 22-25, 2013. ICACCI-2013 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society.

The scope of ICACCI-2013 is to provide an international forum for exchange of ideas among interested researchers, students, developers, and practitioners in the areas of computing, communications, and informatics. The technical program of the Conference will include tutorials, regular technical sessions, symposiums, workshops, special sessions, demos and plenary/keynote speeches.

Date: August 22-25, 2013.

Venue: Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore

Call for Papers:

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the conference. It is required that the manuscript follows the standard IEEE camera-ready format (IEEE standard format, double column, 10-point font, 6 pages maximum with 2 additional pages allowed but at an extra charge).

Submissions must include title, abstract, keywords, author and affiliation with email address. All submissions must be in letter-sized PDF. Please double-check the paper size in your page setup to make sure you are using the letter-size paper layout (8.5 inch X 11 inch). The paper should not contain page numbers or any special headers or footers.

Authors should submit their papers online. We use EDAS system for submission of papers and review process. Unregistered authors should first create an account on EDAS to log on. Detailed usage instruction on EDAS can be found here. Please compare all author names in EDAS with the author list in your paper. They must be identical and in the same order.

Advanced Computing:

  1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  2. Computer Architecture and VLSI
  3. Computer Graphics, Simulation and Modeling
  4. Data Management, Exploration and Mining
  5. Digital System and Logic Design
  6. Incremental Compilers
  7. Forensics and Recognition Technologies
  8. Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation
  9. Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  10. Pattern Recognition and Analysis
  11. Robotics and Machine Vision
  12. Systems and Software Engineering
  13. Computational Intelligence
  14. Nature Inspired Computing
  15. Signal and Image Processing
  16. Quantum Computation and Quantum Communication
  17. Reconfigurable Computing
  18. Cloud, Cluster, Grid and P2P Computing
  19. Biomedical Computing, Bioinformatics
  20. DNA Computing and Molecular Programming
  21. Green Computing
  22. Mobile Computing
  23. Ubiquitous Computing
  24. Context Awareness and Personalization
  25. Trusted Computing
  26. Cryptography and Applied Mathematics
  27. Security, Trust and Privacy
  28. Trusted Operating Systems
  29. Digital Rights Management

Informatics:

  1. Community Information Systems
  2. Computational Economics
  3. Digital Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS
  4. Disaster Management
  5. e-governance, e-Commerce
  6. e-business, e-Learning
  7. e-health
  8. Emerging and Innovative Consumer Technologies and Applications
  9. Forest Genomics and Informatics
  10. Information Ecology and Knowledge Management
  11. Irrigation Informatics
  12. Neuroinformatics
  13. Open Source: Challenges and opportunities
  14. Virtual Laboratories
  15. Web-Based Learning: Innovation and Challenges

Best Paper Awards:

As evaluated by TPC Chairs and TPC Members, THREE papers will be given Best Paper Award for ICACCI-2013 viz 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. The above committee will expect the presentation of the selected best papers during the conference before finalizing the list. The winners will be declared during the conference.

Important dates:

  1. Paper Submission Ends 15 April 2013 (Firm Deadline)
  2. Acceptance Notification 31 May 2013
  3. Final Paper Deadline 15 June 2013
  4. Author Registration Closes 20 June 2013
  5. Conference 22 – 25 August 2013


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niitlogo2NIIT Ltd, the leading IT education provider, has announced the launch of its Cloud Campus in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Rajendra S. Pawar, Chairman of NIIT Ltd, said cloud education, which allows students access to course, classroom lectures and labs anytime, is simply a new way of learning. He added that given the increasing dependence on new tools such as search-engines, social networking sites and internet as a whole, the need to develop new-age skills is greater than ever before.

By the end of 2013, the company hopes to offer 100 courses across various disciplines such as IT, banking, global finance, management, digital and social media marketing and others at 300 locations within the country.

Pawar added that by offering cloud education, NIIT would also be able to utilise its existing physical infrastructure better.

Vijay Thadani, CEO, NIIT Ltd, said this initiative is centred around the needs of students and will look at providing them convenience, flexibility and the opportunity to acquire diverse skills.

Thadani added that the education system in India was geared at and developed for the industrial sector and not the services sector, despite the latter providing more employment. "So, in the first 25 years we trained people in IT. And, then we started trained people using IT. The new-age skills go beyond IT into spheres such as banking, finance, design and many others." He added that non-IT courses account for almost 20 per cent of NIIT's portfolio now.

He said instead of seeking a bigger piece of the same cake (IT training), NIIT is now looking at increasing the size of the cake itself by incorporating modules in subjects that go beyond IT, such as banking, global finance, management education and digital marketing among others.

All these courses would now be offered through Cloud Campus.

Earlier, the company had offered some courses through cloud computing as part of its pilot project. It has now decided to offer all courses, across centres through cloud.

Source: Business Line

Indian_Institute_of_Management_TiruchirappalliThe Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli (IIMT) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its very first final placement process for the students of its two-year Post Graduate Programme in Management. Notwithstanding the difficult economic environment, IIMT had a successful final placement process for the 2011-13 batch, the largest First Batch among all IIMs; all 74 students who had registered for final placements have been placed. This had been possible due to the enthusiastic and supportive recruiters who greatly valued the quality of our students and rigor of the programme. The diverse skill sets, varied experience, fresh perspectives and keenness displayed by the students were highly appreciated by the recruiters. The placement process saw a total of 59 recruiters through a rolling process.

The students had a good mix of profiles to choose from, both in terms of the broad domains and specific roles like Corporate Banking, Product Liability Management, International Sales, General Management, Operations Consulting and Supply Chain Planning. Very niche roles like CXO Recruitment Consulting, Executive Assistant to CEO were also offered to the students. Six students opted out of the placement process to pursue specific interests in niche sectors/roles such as dental healthcare management, product management, etc. Prominent recruiters like Cognizant Business Consulting, KPMG, Perfint Healthcare, BPCL, Indian Bank and Berger Paints recruited four or more students each.

Sector-wise Categorization:

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The following lists some of the prominent recruiters who had participated in the final placement process:

BFSI: ICICI Bank, YES bank, Indian Bank, Indus Valley Partners, Citrus Payments, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IFMR Rural Finance

Consulting: Cognizant Business Consulting, KPMG, Vernalis, IQR Consulting, Hunt Partners

IT/ITeS: Wipro, Meritus Global, Commonfloor, Ameex Technologies, CSS Corp, Thinksoft

Infrastructure and Energy: Sterling and Wilson, Gamesa Corporation, Tata Power, BPCL, HPCL

FMCG: Kellogg India, Berger Paints, Kaleesuwari Refinery

Healthcare: Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy's Labs, Perfint Healthcare

Manufacturing and Others: Mahindra GMC, Flextronics, Sanmar Group, TAFE

Function-wise Categorization:

Marketing:

Continuing with what was seen during summer placements; Marketing emerged as the forte of IIM Tiruchirappalli. Various roles in Sales, B2B Sales, International Marketing, etc. were offered. The offers spanned different sectors including FMCG, Infrastructure, Healthcare and BFSI. Some major recruiters include Ranbaxy, Dr. Reddy's Lab, Berger Paints, HPCL, BPCL, Perfint Healthcare, Gamesa and TAFE.

Finance:

ICICI Bank, YES Bank, Indian Bank, Indus Valley Partners, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Tata Power, Citrus Payments and IFMR were some of the prominent recruiters who recruited students for roles in Finance. ICICI Bank and YES Bank offered Corporate Banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank offered Wealth Management. Other profiles offered included Corporate Finance, Rural Finance, Risk Management and Project Finance.

Consulting and Analytics:

Cognizant Business Consulting and KPMG recruited majority of students in this function placing them in diverse verticals like Manufacturing, BFSI, Retail and IT Consulting. Flextronics, Vernalis and IQR Consulting offered Business Analytics profiles.

IT/ITeS:

The significant percentage of students with work experience in Information Technology helped attract several companies for this function including Ameex Technologies, Wipro, Common Floor, Meritus Global, Thinksoft and CSS Corp. The roles offered include Program Manager, Business Development, Business Process Consultant and Business Analyst.

Human Resources:

Students interested in HR profiles were hand-picked for interesting roles such as Performance Management, Employee Engagement and Recruitment. Perfint Healthcare, Tata Power and Hunt Partners were the prominent recruiters in this function.

Operations:

Mahindra and Mahindra and Kellogg recruited students for roles in Supply Chain Management.

Placement Summary Statistics:

Number of students in the batch

80

Number of students registered for final placements

74

Number of students placed

74

Number of recruiters who participated in the process

59

Total number of offers made

76

Number of Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs)

5

Minimum annual compensation (in Rs. Lakhs)

6.04

Average annual compensation (in Rs. Lakhs)

10.92

Median annual compensation (in Rs. Lakhs)

11.50

Maximum annual compensation (in Rs. Lakhs)

18.25


Function-wise Annual Compensation (in Rs. Lakhs):

 

Consulting & Analytics Finance

 

HR

 

IT/ITes

 

Marketing

 

Operations

 
Minimum

7.50

6.50

6.50

6.50

6.04

13.51

Average

10.75

10.59

10.30

11.06

10.90

15.88

Maximum

13.00

17.33

15.40

15.60

17.33

18.25

jeeThe Joint Entrance Examination for the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) results were declared on Tuesday. The students can check their results here.

Those qualifying the JEE Mains (top 1.5 lakh students in all categories across the country) will get a chance to appear in the JEE Advanced, scheduled to be held on June 2. This year, for the first time, the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is being conducted in two parts-JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

source: http://ibnlive.in.com

IIM_RohtakThe Final Placement process of the second PGP batch (2013) of IIM Rohtak was a success. The industry response was good with 80 recruiters making a total of 107 offers to a batch of 111 students who participated in placement. The recruiters appreciated the student for their in-depth knowledge, the enthusiasm, the analytical and communication abilities and the problem solving approach of the students.

The job profiles offered covered Finance, Marketing, Operations, IT, Strategy and Consulting domains. These roles were in the fields of Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, FMCG, IT Consulting, Management Consulting, General Management, Sales and Marketing, Marketing Research, Retail Banking, Financial Modelling, Media Management etc. The institute was able to leverage the advantage of being the only IIM in National Capital Region. Being in its fourth year of operation, IIM Rohtak reinforced its past corporate relations and forged relationships with many new recruiters. Many green ventures participated in the process to establish themselves through the best talent pool of the country.

The batch of 2011-13 which is an ideal mix of freshers and experienced students were offered the aforesaid and other roles in organizations such as HSBC, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, Mother Dairy, Trident Group, Maruti Suzuki, Indus Valley Partners , Godrej Agrovet, KPMG, LG Electronics, Tata AIA, Titan Industries, Hero Motocorp, Majestic Auto (Hero Majestic), Idea Aditya Birla Group, CTS, Wipro, TCS, Continental Group, Ranbaxy, Larsen & Toubro, Microsoft, Titan Industries, Max Life Insurance, Mu Sigma, JDA Software, Bata, etc.

Some recruiters plan to provide international stints to the candidates early in their career. These would include assignments in the promising markets of the Middle East and Asia Pacific region. Also, some niche profiles offered by companies which participated in the placement process included Co-Founder (RetailOn), Strategic Leadership Consultant (Amrop India), Supply Chain Consultant (JDA Software), Global Leadership Program (Ranbaxy), Young Leadership Program (Idea Aditya Birla), Program Manager (Microsoft), Practice Consultant (Wipro), Senior Consultant (Protiviti Consulting) etc. PPOs / PPIs were extended by Tata Motors, Titan Industries, Benchmark Six Sigma and Happiest Minds. IIM Rohtak Final Placement Report 2013.

Sectoral Diversity:

10

Domain wise analysis:

Marketing: 30% of the batch were placed in the Marketing domain. The recruiters offered profiles spanning across market research, services marketing, rural marketing, B2B marketing, media management etc. Prominent recruiters included Berger Paints, Maruti Suzuki, Mother Dairy, Idea Aditya Birla, amongst others.

Finance: Notwithstanding the downturn in the financial sector, IIM Rohtak attracted quite a few major companies in this domain. The recruiters offered challenging roles in the fields of investment banking, corporate finance, retail banking, trading, financial modelling, financial auditing etc. Prominent recruiters included HSBC, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, amongst others.

IT: A plethora of prominent recruiters made IIM Rohtak their preferred destination owing to the overall pedagogy and the thorough prior experience in IT which the candidates possessed. The profiles in this domain included IT Consulting, Project Management and Analyst among others. Prominent recruiters included CTS, Indus Valley Partners, Wipro, TCS, Exilant, JDA Software, Mu Sigma amongst others.

Operations: A good number of responses from many recruiters in the operations domain appreciated the passion and rigour of the students and praised for opting a career in this field. The profiles offered in this domain were Quality Control, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Procurement development etc. Prominent recruiters included Actuate Business Consulting, Hero Moto Corp, Majestic Auto (Hero group), Continental Group amongst others.

Strategy/Consulting: Strategy has always been at the forefront of any organisation and the recruiters acknowledged the strategic acumen of the students. Students were offered niche roles in Strategic Leadership and management consulting amongst others. Prominent recruiters included KPMG, Tata AIA, Amrop India, Protiviti Consulting, Evalueserve amongst others.

General Management: General Management has recently emerged as a domain in itself wherein students want to a holistic work profile which gives them an opportunity to stretch their hands wider. Prominent recruiters in this domain included Trident Group, Tata Elxsi, Tata Power amongst others.

Placement Snapshots:

Number of students in placement process

111

Number of companies

80

Numbers of offers made

107

Numbers of offers accepted

104

cbscA total of 5,835 candidates appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday. The first centralized test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses was held at nine centres in the state capital.

D R Singh, coordinator of CBSE in Ranchi, said, "For the first time, the CBSE has conducted the test, which was earlier known as the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). Of the total 6,160 aspirants, 5,835 students sat for the exams. The exams were conducted peacefully."

The exam was held in one phase at JVM Shyamali, DAV Nandraj, Kairali School, Surendra Nath Cenetray School, DAV Dhurva, Bridgeford School, DAV Kapil Deo, Saraswati Sishu Madnir and DPS and started at 11am.

Aakash Chaudhary, director of Aakash Institute, said, "The paper was easy. The questions were based entirely on NCERT books. Those who thoroughly read NCERT books will be able to crack the exams," he added. The questions consisted of three sections - physics, chemistry and biology. They were fully objective.

The results will be out in June.

Three colleges in the state admit students through NEET. They are the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital, Jamshedpur, and Pataliputra Medical College, Dhanbad offering 27 seats.

A total of 271 medical colleges admit students through NEET. Of these, 138 are government-run colleges and 133 private ones. They offer over 31,000 seats for MBBS courses and another 11,000 seats for PG degrees.

Source: Times of India

result_ttThe Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board on Monday declared results of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Examination for 2013 at 12:30pm.

The results are available on the board's official website http://karresults.nic.in/ and students can check their results by entering their registered numbers in the box provided.

Students can also obtain their results by sending a message typing karsslc 11 digit reg. no. to 9243355223.

According to reports, the pass percentage of Karnataka SSLC Results 2013 is 77.47 per cent.

Source: Times of India

Jawaharlal_Institute_of_Postgraduate_Medical_EducationAround 66,000 candidates are striving for admission to first-year MBBS course (2013-2014) at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research.

Selection of students would be through an all-India entrance test scheduled to be held on June 2 in different parts of the country. The institute has a total intake of 141 seats.

An official source in JIPMER told PTI today that the test would be held simultaneously in 14 centres across the country including Chennai, New Delhi, Puducherry, Bangalore and Vijayawada.

source: Business line

Dr._Ram_Manohar_Lohiya_National_Law_UniversityThe Law Libraries in the 21 century are confronted with issues involving constantly increasing information overload, changing patterns of resource management, new and growing technologies, specialized needs and expectations of users which are threatening the very existence of the usual functioning of law libraries around the world and have pushed them to the crossroads.

The seminar provides a platform and enables interaction among digital library experts, law students and teachers, researchers, academicians and students for adoption, implementation and utilization of digital libraries and their future implications towards shaping information paradigm. Collection development in the electronic environment offers help and advice on the most complex and difficult issues.

The scope of the seminar will attempt to explore free access to law movement, digital resource management, building library – faculty relationship, importance of copyright and IT act in access of digital resources. The seminar shall also help the legal fraternity to develop skills in access of the legal electronic databases. This seminar will help in developing quality and standard library collection and services for legal education.

Organized by: Madhu Limaye Library Dr. RML National Law University, Lucknow

Date: 8th - 9th June, 2013

Venue: Seminar Hall, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow

Sub-Themes:

The Seminar would have the following sub-themes

  1. Library 2.0, Library 3.0
  2. Web 2.0, Web 3.0,
  3. Library Portals, Semantic Web
  4. Role of aggregators and Consortia in the collection development
  5. Digital Rights Management
  6. Digital Libraries and IPR
  7. Copyright Management : International Efforts
  8. IPR and Copy Right issues in Collection Development
  9. Open Source Software
  10. Open Access Journals and Digital Content Management
  11. Free Access to Law Movement
  12. Open Access and Copyright Infringement
  13. Role, Relevancy and Research: Online Legal Databases

The above sub-themes are only indicative and participants may choose any other topic for research/paper presentation with in the scope of the seminar.

Level of Participation:

Law Students, Academicians and Jurists
Library and Information Science Students, Academicians and Professionals

Methodology:

It is proposed that the 2-days seminar will be divided into 6 (six) interactive sessions/focused group discussions. Each session shall be Chaired and Moderated by a Chair and Co-Chair,who shall also present the Theme Paperfor that session. Well researched papers received from the participants and scrutinized/accepted by experts shall be allowed for presentation during a particular session.

Paper Submission Details:

Full paper on above themes may be submitted to ddlir.rmlnlu@gmail.comlatest by May 15, 2013. (Referencing: Chicago-Style Citation) For more details, download the seminar template from rmlnlu.ac.in.

Contact:

Organizing Secretary
Dr. Maneesh Kumar Bajpai
Assistant Librarian and Librarian I/c

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National Seminar on
DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL LIBRARIES IN IPR REGIME
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