Demo Title: Virtual Labs – Pervasive education and future scenes from an ICT scenario

Presenter: Dr. Shyam Diwakar , School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, India

Keywords: Virtual Labs, E-learning, ICT, Collaboration platform, ERP

The real need of education is to understand how complex scenarios can be solved and better solutions developed. One such case is the new tendency of cross-disciplinary studies including studies involving large mathematical simulations for life scenarios. As we target facilitating university education, a new kind of experimental science that can be brought as a virtual simulation based laboratory was developed as part of project called Virtual Labs. Disassociating data analysis from simulations has been successful as a virtualization technique. Besides such techniques serve as methods for educating students in biotechnology that require intensive training in laboratory procedures. Laboratory procedures cost Universities in terms of equipment and experienced guidance which often come short in many developing countries. Here we demonstrate virtual labs as the process of understanding mathematical models, an enhanced pedagogy of basic techniques for student education which is being treated as new approach into science by blending e-learning techniques with real research for betterment of ICT. The demo includes new content developed as a part of research on ICT –enabled applications at Amrita University. The demo will also address the need of a unifying ERP platform called VLCAP and illustrate learning pedagogies enhanced through NMEICT (National Mission on Education through ICT, a project of MHRD, Government of India). The demo will include discussions on the role of nodal centers and variation in learning through such ICT related initiatives. The focus of the demonstration is to reach out to researchers, engineers, mathematicians, students and psychologists who can contribute to betterment of society while enabling newer methodologies towards learning and peer-collaboration.

Demo Title: Building Enterprise Private Cloud using Open Source Tools

Presenters: Harishchandra Amrale, Jr. Scientist, KPIT Cummins Infosystem Ltd., Pune, India and Vijay Soni, Senior Research Associate, KPIT Cummins Infosystem Ltd., Pune, India

Every IT Company has to pick up a specified period of time to replace or upgrade their old computers. The upgradation of computers will not serve the purpose for longer time. In such a scenario, the only option remains is to replace all old machines with new ones. One important question to address is how we can use these old computers in efficient way rather than replacing or scraping.  We can use old computers for setting up a Cloud for an organization. But for setting up a cloud, the hardware should support Virtualization Technology feature i.e. Intel –VT or AMD –V technology. The old computers do not support VT feature and it is considered as challenge to set up cloud using Non-VT machines.

This demo provides the participants:

  • How to set up cloud using old machines which do not support VT feature.
  • Utilize cloud solution to gain High performance.
  • Minimize the burden of IT administration by reducing provisioning time and maintenance efforts.
  • Centralized management of virtual resources.
  • Open up the cloud accessibility to users through web portal.
  • Reduce the overall cost by using open source tools.

Call for Demo and Exhibit Proposal Submission

The ACC2011 Secretariat is seeking high quality proposals for Demos/Exhibition. The Demos will focus on new challenges and initiatives in computing and communication technologies. We invite you to prepare an abstract following the proposed templates below. Please specify whether your proposal is for a demo or an exhibit. All proposals should be submitted by electronic mail as a .doc attachment. Proposals should be sent via email to the ACC Secretariat at The program committee will review and select submissions for demos and exhibits sessions and notify authors about acceptance by February 15, 2011.

A proposal to present a demo should contain the following information:

• Demo Title

• Name, title, affiliation, address, and a short CV (up to 200 words) of the instructor(s)

• Extended Abstract detailing (a) the technical subject, (b) its importance and (c) demo objectives

• Intended audience profile and prerequisites (if any)

• Expected duration of the demo

• Expected demo format. (i.e., talks, or talks + demo, etc.)

• Audio/Visual requirements

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