Plenary/Keynote Speakers
   Dr.Ajith Abraham
   MIR Labs, Europe
   Dr.Subir Saha
    IonIdea, Bangalore
  Dr.Narayan C. Debnath
   Winona State
   University, USA
   Dr.Abhijit Mitra
    IIT Guwahati
   Dr. K. Subramanian
        ACIIL, IGNOU

   Dr. Sudip Misra
    IIT Kharagpur
   Dr K.R. Srivathsan
   Dr. Jaydip Sen
    Innovation Lab
    TCS, Kolkata
   Dr. Junichi Suzuki
    University of Massachusetts
    Boston, USA

Workshop Keynote Speakers
(I-WASP2011, MultiStreams2011, CloudComp2011, IWTMP2PS2011, ID2011)
   Dr. Joyati Debnath
    Winona State
    University, USA
   Dr. Kaliappan Gopalan
    Purdue University
    Calumet, USA
   Dr. K Chandra
    NITK, India
   Dr. Elizabeth Sherly
   Dr. Ankur Gupta
    Model Institute of
    Engg. and Tech.,

Plenary/Keynote Speakers

Evolving Smart Information Systems: Challenges, Perspectives and Applications
Dr. Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Europe
We are blessed with the sophisticated technological artifacts that are enriching our daily lives and the society. It is believed that the future Internet is going to provide us the framework to integrate, control or operate virtually any device, appliance, monitoring systems, infrastructures etc. The challenge is to design intelligent machines and networks that could communicate and adapt according to the environment. In this talk, we first present the concept of a digital ecosystem and various research challenges from several application perspectives. Finally we present a real world application including health-care of terminally ill patients..
Dr. Ajith Abraham received the M.S. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently the Director of Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence, USA, which has members from more than 75 countries. He has a worldwide academic experience with formal appointments in Monash University; Australia, Oklahoma State University, USA; Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea; Jinan University, Jinan, China; Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain; Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China; Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea; the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain; the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA-Lyon), Lyon, France; and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trond-heim, Norway. He serves/has served the editorial board of over 50 International journals and has also guest edited 40 special issues on various topics. He has published more than 700 publications, and some of the works have also won best paper awards at international conferences. His research and development experience includes more than 20 years in the industry and academia. He works in a multidisciplinary environment involving machine intelligence, network security, various aspects of networks, e-commerce, Web intelligence, Web services, computational grids, data mining, and their applications to various real-world problems. He has given more than 50 plenary lectures and conference tutorials in these areas.

Dr. Abraham is the Chair of IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Soft Computing. Dr. Abraham is a Senior Member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (U.K.) and the Institution of Engineers Australia (Australia), etc. He is actively involved in the Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS); Intelligent Systems Design and Applications (ISDA); Information Assurance and Security (IAS); and Next Generation Web Services Practices (NWeSP) series of international conferences, in addition to other conferences. More information at: .

Societal Impact on Security Research
Dr. Subir Saha, CTO, IonIdea, Bangalore
This talk argues that each society may have some difference in the way its members behave,interact and transact and copying security practices and technologies from developed countries may not fully solve the local problem or provide requisite security along with requisite user experience.The talk further introduces the challenges that India will face when her next billion people tries to do transaction from their cell phones which happens to their first ever electronic gadget. His view is clear that there is serious need for fresh thinking in providing security to the mass with bare education and waiting to experience of risk in these new world of mobile Internet which is imminent post the auction of 3G spectrum.
Dr. Subir Saha, before joining IonIdea as CTO,was heading the Research group of Nokia Siemens Network at Bangalore driving a team of 14 researchers to deliver innovations for NSN services business. Before joining NSN, Dr. Saha had spent around 5 years in Motoroal Lab at Bangalore doing research and research management in the domain of Next Generation Network with a focus in Security, Privacy and Identity Management, In between, Dr. Saha successfully incubated 2 companies to explore IPR generation specific to Indian Market. Dr. Saha is VoIP/IMS guru and has few standard contributions in 3GPP, TISPAN, IETF. Before joining Motorola, Dr. Saha was Chief Architect of VoIP group in Hughes Software System (Aricent) in Bangalore and the same with a start-up, LongBoard Inc in Santa Clara. Dr. Saha has to his credit more than 20 filed and 3 issued patents along with more than a dozen publication in telecom domain in many International Conferences. He is well known speaker in many International Conferences and an Innovation Activist who preaches younger Indians in innovation through lectures. Dr.Saha is active IEEE member and IEEE COMSOC vice-chair. Dr. Saha has a Ph.D. in Physics from BITS, Pilani and is a Post-doctoral fellow from TIFR, Mumbai. He did research in Experimental Solid State Physics and Materials Science. 

Software Engineering Models and Metrics Research – More Challenges Ahead
Dr. Narayan C. Debnath, Ph. D, D. Sc. , Winona State University, Minnesota, USA

This keynote presentation will describe some recent progress in software models and metrics research, and will outline potential future research directions and challenges. Software Models and Metrics, an area of Software Engineering, plays an important role in the analysis, evaluation and testing of software, and thus allows to effectively deal with the software management, planning and maintenance issues in order to help enhance the maintenance phase of the software life cycle. In software models and metrics research, attention has been directed toward reducing software cost. To this end, researchers have attempted to find relationships between the characteristics of programs and the difficulty of performing tasks. The objective has been to develop abstract models and measures of software complexity that can be used for cost projection, manpower allocation, and program and programmer evaluation. In the software engineering models and metrics literature, a number of abstract models, essentially directed graph representations, of imperative language software have been proposed and analyzed to derive useful properties that may help understanding computer programs and thus allow better maintainability of software. In this presentation, a family of abstract models for representing imperative language software will be described. The basic concepts, definitions, and some applications of these graph models will be presented. These graphs may have wide range of applications in software engineering and technology. These graphs may serve as potential tools for (a) the study interconnection or integration complexity, an area that needs serious attention, (b) the study of compiler optimization, a topic to help compiler design and code optimization, (c) the study and analysis of concurrent programs, an area that may be useful to study the characteristics of concurrent programs, (d) the study and research in expression and statement complexity, an important topic in metrics research and may help to estimate program clarity, and (e) the study of the characteristics of software involving recursion, an area that needs to be addressed to compute the complexity of recursive programs. Once these models are defined with a sound theoretical basis and accurately validated, the entire family of graphs may serve as potential tools for further study and research in mathematics, computer science, software engineering, and technology. Moreover, these software models and related concepts may potentially lead to new research directions in software models, metrics and Tools. The models can help develop automated software tools for a number of applications in software engineering. They can be directly used for defining software complexity metrics and may potentially serve as software testing tools. They can be applied and/or redefined to study other programming language paradigms including Object Oriented programming languages, applicative programming languages, and concurrent programming languages.

Dr. Narayan C. Debnath has been a Full Professor of Computer Science since 1989 and currently the Chairman of Computer Science at Winona State University, Minnesota, USA. Most recently, he is elected as the President of the International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA), North Carolina, USA. Dr. Debnath is a recipient of a Doctorate degree in Computer Science and a Doctorate degree in Applied Physics (Electrical Engineering). In the past, he served as the President, Vice President, and Conference Coordinator of the International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA). He received numerous Honors and Awards. During 1986-1989, Dr. Debnath was a faculty of Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, USA, where he was nominated for the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1989. He has made original research contributions in Software Engineering Models, Metrics and Tools, Software Testing, Software Management, and Information Science, Technology and Management. Dr. Debnath is an author or co-author of over 300 publications in numerous refereed journals and conference proceedings in Computer Science, Information Science, Information Technology, System Sciences, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering. He has been serving, since 2005, as the Guest Editor of the special issues of the Journal of Computational Methods in Science and Engineering (JCMSE) published by the IOS Press, the Netherlands. Professor Debnath has made numerous teaching and research presentations at various national and international conferences, industries, and teaching and research institutions in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. He has been serving as an international teaching and research advisor/coordinator of the Master of Software Engineering Program at the National Universities in Argentina, South America, since 2000. He has offered courses and workshops on Software Engineering and Software Testing at the universities in South America, Asia, and Middle East. Dr. Debnath served as the General Chair, Program Chair, invited Keynote Speaker, Tutorial Chair, and Session Organizer and Chair of the international conferences sponsored by various professional societies including the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), International Association of Computer and Information Science (ACIS), International Association for Science and Technology in Education (IASTED), Arab Computer Society, and the International Society for Computers and Their Applications (ISCA). Dr. Debnath is a member of the ACM, IEEE Computer Society, Arab Computer Society, and ISCA.

Signal Estimation via Adaptive Filtering: an Analytical Framework
Dr. Abhijit Mitra , Associate Professor, ECED, IIT Guwahati
Starting from the classical estimation technique of signals in presence of AWGN, the talk would cover how simplification of estimation techniques has evolved from time to time. The discussion would deal with the transition from non-linear to linear estimation (Wiener filtering solution) firstly and then moving to time varying linear estimators, i.e., adaptive systems. A simple adaptive filtering algorithm, LMS, which eludes the usage of input autocorrelation matrix, will be taken up first to show its relative merits and demerits. Several fast converging variants of LMS, such as NLMS, will then be taken up along with a recently proposed variant of NLMS in order to show practical computation requirements. Finally, an adaptive filter structure for signal estimation of MIMO systems will be discussed to show the latest trend in this field.
Dr. Abhijit Mitra received his PhD from IIT Kharagpur, in Electronics and Communication Engineering. After a short stint of faculty position at Institution of Engineers (IE), IIT Kharagpur Branch and IEM, Kolkata, he started serving IIT Guwahati as a faculty member since 2004 where he is currently an Associate Professor in the department of EEE. His broad area of research and teaching is in signal processing and wireless communication with a special emphasis on low power implementation of the said systems. He has authored/co-authored around 100 peer reviewed journal and conference publications in his field. He frequently visits different institutions in India to deliver popular talks on fundamental aspects of wireless communication and signal processing.

Dr. Mitra received URSI Young Scientist Award (Chicago, USA), INAE Summer Fellowship for Young Teachers as well as was elected as an Associate of Indian Academy of Sciences, all in 2008. Recently, in 2010, he has been elected as a Fellow of IETE (India) and a Senior Member of IEEE (USA). In the same year, he also received the IETE N V Gadadhar Memorial Gold Medal for his research contribution in wireless communication over the last one decade. He serves as an Associate Editor of 'Recent Patents on Electrical Engineering' (Bentham Science, USA) since 2007. Previously, he has served as an Associate Editor of WASET journals, a Reviewer of several IEEE, IEE and Elsevier journals and a Program Committee Member of many national/international conferences.

Insurance-->Audit-->Assurance in Cyber Era: A Multi-layer Techno-Management Framework
Dr. K. Subramanian, Professor and Director, Advanced Center for Informatics & Innovative Learning, IGNOU

Dr. K. Subramanian is a Professor and Director, Advanced Center for Informatics & Innovative Learning, IGNOU and Honorary Information Technology Advisor to Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India. He was an Ex-Senior Deputy Director General at National Informatics Center, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, New Delhi. He has more than three decades of experience in ICT Introduction, design, development, Implementation & Audit of Technology and Systems. His contributions in International/National Bodies include panel member in some of UN Technological Committees, Indian Representative in the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), TC-11, Immediate Past Chairman of Bureau of Indian Standards' LTD-38 -Committee on Information systems & Security, Member-MSD 7: Quality management systems committee of BIS in finance and Member for Universal curriculum committee in the area of IT security and audit, -ISACA (USA). He is a visiting professor at National Institute for Multimedia Education, Japan, adjunct professor at IIM Lucknow, IIT Delhi, the Fore School of Management, IMT Ghaziabad, MDI and NILLM, IIITMK. Dr. Subramanian holds Ph.D. degree in Computer Science & Automation from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has been awarded Doctor of the Faculty Degree from Commonwealth Open University, UK and appointed as a Life Visiting Professor at COU. He is a Fellow of IETE, Senior Member of IEEE, Member of All India Management Association, Founder and currently emeritus president of e-information systems, security, and audit association. (e-ISSA) etc.

Jamming in Wireless Sensor Networks: The Challenges for the Military
Dr. Sudip Misra, School of Information Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Dr. Sudip Misra is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Prior to this he was associated with Cornell University (USA), Yale University (USA), Nortel Networks (Canada) and the Government of Ontario (Canada). He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada, and the masters and bachelors degrees respectively from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Dr. Misra has several years of experience working in the academia, government, and the private sectors in research, teaching, consulting, project management, architecture, software design and product engineering roles.

His current research interests include algorithm design for emerging communication networks. Dr. Misra is the author/editor of over 100 scholarly research papers. He has won six research paper awards in different conferences. He was also the recipient of several academic awards and fellowships such as the Young Scientist Award (National Academy of Sciences, India), Young Systems Scientist Award (Systems Society of India), Young Engineers Award (Institution of Engineers, India), (Canadian) Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal at Carleton University, the University Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Doctoral level at Carleton University and the National Academy of Sciences, India – Swarna Jayanti Puraskar (Golden Jubilee Award). He was also awarded the Canadian Government’s prestigious NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship and the Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany.  Dr. Misra is the Editor-in-Chief of 2 journals – the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS) and the International Journal of Information and Coding Theory (IJICoT), U.K. He has also been serving as the Associate Editor of the Telecommunication Systems Journal (Springer SBM), Security and Communication Networks Journal (Wiley), International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley), and the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking. He is also an Editor/Editorial Board Member/Editorial Review Board Member of the IET Communications Journal, Computers and Electrical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), the International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, the International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Computer Science, the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Journal of Internet Technology, and the Applied Intelligence Journal (Springer). Dr. Misra has edited around 6 books in the areas of wireless ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, wireless mesh networks, communication networks and distributed systems, network reliability and fault tolerance, and information and coding theory, published by reputed publishers such as Springer and World Scientific. He was invited to chair several international conference/workshop programs and sessions. He has been serving in the program committees of over a dozen international conferences. Dr. Misra was also invited to deliver keynote lectures in over a dozen international conferences in USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Plenary/Keynote Speakers

Synthesis of ICT Enabled Community Enterprises Over Convergence for Sustainable Socioeconomic Prosperity
Dr K.R. Srivathsan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gnadhi National Open Universaity (IGNOU), India

Most of the focus on applying ICT in areas like agriculture, healthcare, local area development, e-governance etc. are one-sided. They are largely confined to providing information from the concerned organizations to disseminate or communicate on request the information in their respective areas of responsibility. However target communities like farmers need dynamicallyof the 'Right Information at the Right Time in the Right Places, from the Right Persons and in the Right Context' that we call as the '5 Rights'. These 5 rights are not available in ways that addresses the issues and situations faced by the members of the target community.

Here we propose the synthesis of 'ICT Enabled Community Enterprises' wherein we establish a 'Community Enterprises Portal' that is closely integrated with multiple modes of forward linkages reaching the members of the target community and backwardly linkages to all the relevant knowledge and services organizations in the area. The modes include Internet, Mobile, Mass media like TV and Radio, IP-TV, access by portable and hand held devices, etc. We state the requirements for establishing and servicing such community enterprises.

This Community Enterprise thus constitutes a system of communities of resources organizations coming together with the target communities of users or beneficiaries of the services. We illustrate the KISSAN-Kerala as an example of such an enterprise. We further show that such Community Enterprise system may be localized and applied for many areas of socioeconomic concerns including areas like agriculture, healthcare, local area development programs, e-gov, school education, culture and tourism, etc.

We further show how every state in the country will be able to effectively support a large number of such Community Enterprises across a state through a bridging 'Centres for Learning, Informatics and Community Knowledge Services' that is established at the meeting ground of Education, Government, NGOs, target communities and the programs that serve them.

Prof K. R Srivathsan joined IGNOU as Pro-Vice Chancellor on November 1, 2008. He is Member, Board of Management, IGNOU and the Board of the Distance Education Council. He is working to establish the Advanced Centre for Informatics and Innovative Learning (ACIIL) under IGNOU. He is working on the launch of open courses jointly by the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) and IGNOU, and build the National Education Grid that would modernize both open distance education and conventional education through technology-enhanced learning and teaching systems.

Prof K. R Srivathsan received Bachelor's degree from the Regional Engineering College (now NIT) Durgapur in West Bengal, M.Tech from IIT Kanpur and PhD from Queen’s University, Canada — all in electrical engineering. He was Professor and Head of the Electrical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kanpur. He took over as first Director of the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Kerala, in December 2000.

Prof Srivathsan has been associated with India's progress in Networking, Internet and IT since the mid-Eighties. He was a founding member and coordinator of ERNET in the eighties and early nineties. He was a core team member that established the first campus-wide LAN in the country in the eighties. He was instrumental in the planning, installation, configuration and commissioning of a large multi-segment LAN and network services for the CAD/CAM and Computing Team of engineers and scientists of the LCA project under the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and associated organizations like the NAL and other aerospace organizations. Since then, he has been a regular visitor to the ADA and the NAL, particularly the Varsha Atmospheric Sciences and NAL’s Computer Services Groups and helped mentor their networking and information systems related developments. Besides taking regular courses and guiding PhD scholars at IIT Kanpur, Prof Srivathsan built/modernised several labs, and designed new lab courses and mentored several national level projects/ programmes, some of them in interdisciplinary areas.

As Director of IIITM-K, Prof Srivathsan guided development and applications of several advanced network and e-learning services for technology-enhanced education. Besides commencing postgraduate programs in IT, he conceptualised and guided the evolution of the Education Grid (, KISSAN (Karshaka Information Systems, Services and Networking:, Computational Chemistry Portal, Open WebGIS systems and related projects. Several of these are now operational. His Education Grid team recently set up the Education Grid facilities packaged with NPTEL content in the Nagaland University. Over the last six years, he has been actively pioneering and guiding several developments in the applications of IT in education, knowledge management, enterprise applications integration, digital libraries, distributed information systems and technology-enhanced learning and teaching. Three of the projects that IIITM-K initiated under his guidance have won Manthan Awards from the Digital Empowerment Foundation and two of them citations of PC Quest in the category of best e-implementations. Prof Srivathsan's KISSAN team innovated the unique integrated multi-modal knowledge empowerment services in agriculture, using combination of portal-supported interactions and information, weekly TV serial 'Krishideepam', telephone call centre and a network of agricultural scientists, officials and organisations to provide the services. This enables farmers anywhere in the state to get information and assistance on demand on any issue concerning their agricultural needs within hours or by next working day. This is being further developed to support strategy-focused knowledge management services to agriculture extension services. Prof Srivathsan is also guiding the developments of Open WebGIS framework for Community E-Governance applications.

Data Privacy Preservation: An Integrated Approach
Dr. Jaydip Sen, Innovation Lab, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Kolkata, India

In recent years, advances in hardware technology have lead to an increase in the capability to store and record personal data about consumers and individuals. This has lead to concerns that the personal data may be misused for a variety of purposes. In order to alleviate these concerns, a number of techniques have recently been proposed in order to perform the data mining tasks in a privacy-preserving way. These techniques for performing privacy-preserving data mining are drawn from a wide variety of related topics such as data mining, cryptography, and information hiding. The primary objective of this talk is to provide a comprehensive overview of some of these topics in these fields.

While a large number of research works has been done in this field, many of the issues have been studied by different communities from different perspectives. For example, the field of privacy-preserving data mining has been explored independently by the cryptography, database and statistical disclosure control communities. In some cases, the parallel lines of work are quire similar, but the communities are not sufficiently integrated for the provision of a broader perspective. With the growing privacy concerns of the users, it has now become important to organize the works in an integrated way so as to reap the maximum benefits out of them. With this objective in mind, this talk will try to provide a balanced perspective of different algorithms in the filed of privacy-preserving data mining. While the focus will not be to provide any in depth analysis of the algorithms, all the key directions in the domain of privacy-preserving data mining, such as, privacy-preserving data publishing, query auditing, cryptographic method for distributed privacy, theoretical challenges in high dimensionality of data, and mechanisms for changing data mining applications to preserve user data privacy etc. will be all discussed. Some of the major emerging research challenges in designing data privacy preserving algorithms will also be presented.

Dr. Jaydip Sen is currently associated with the Innovation Lab of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd in Kolkata, India, where he is leading the research and development activities in security and privacy in ubiquitous computing for the last four years. He has more than 15 years experience in the field of networking, communication and security. Prior to joining TCS, he has worked with reputed organizations like Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., India, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd., and Akamai Technology Pvt. Ltd. His research areas include security in wired and wireless networks, intrusion detection systems, secure routing protocols in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, secure multicast and broadcast communication in next generation broadband wireless networks, trust and reputation based systems, quality of service in multimedia communication in wireless networks and cross layer optimization based resource allocation algorithms in next generation wireless networks, sensor networks, and privacy issues in ubiquitous and pervasive communication. He has more than 80 publications in reputed international journals and referred conference proceedings and 10 book chapters in books published by internationally renowned publishing houses e.g. Springer, CRC press, IGI-Global etc. He is also writing a book on emerging trends in security technologies which will be published by IGI-Global publishing house. He has also delivered expert talks and keynote lectures in various international conferences and symposia. He is a member of ACM and IEEE. He was also an active member of the security group of IEEE 802.16 standard body where he submitted a few proposals for the 802.16m standard. His biography has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 2009 and 2010 edition. Dr. Sen obtained his bachelor of engineering (B.E) in electrical engineering with honors from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1993, master of technology (M.Tech) in computer science with honors from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in 2001, and PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2007.

Signals and Systems in Communication and Network
Dr. Joyati Debnath, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Winona State University, USA

What is a signal? We know that a signal can be a very abstract concept, like, flashing light on our car's front bumper (turn signal), or an umpire's gesture who stands behind the non-striker's wicket, making a judgment on a LBW. However, in this presentation, we will be concentrating on signal as a detectable physical quantity or impulse (as a voltage, current, or magnetic field strength) by which messages or information can be transmitted. We will focus on two broad classes of signals, discrete-time and continuous-time. Fortunately, continuous-time signals have a very convenient mathematical representation. A signal can be represented as a function x(t) of an independent variable t which usually represents time. Signals are meaningless without systems to interpret them, and systems are useless without signals to process. A system is any physical set of components that takes a signal, and produces a signal. For example, a household thermostat, which takes input in the form of a knob or a switch, and in turn outputs electrical control signals for the furnace. There are many reasons for wanting to understand the mathematical concepts of signals and systems. For example, one may want to design a system to remove noise in an electrocardiogram, sharpen an out-of-focus image, or remove echoes in an audio recording. This presentation will elaborate on the concepts of signals, systems, and transforms, from their theoretical mathematical foundations to practical implementation in areas like communication and network.

Dr. Joyati Debnath is currently a Full Professor of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Winona State University (WSU), Minnesota, USA.  Professor Debnath received M. S. degree in Pure Mathematics and Ph. D. degree in Applied Mathematics from Iowa State University, USA.  Currently she has been serving as the Coordinator of the Undergrad Research Poster Session for the Joint Mathematics Meetings. Dr. Debnath received numerous Honors and Awards including the Best Teaching Award from Iowa State University, the Outstanding Woman of Education Award, and Whose Who Among American Teachers.  Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Debnath was a faculty member of Mathematics and Computer Systems at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Wisconsin.

Dr. Debnath has research interests in the broad range of areas including Topological Graph Theory, Integral Transform Theory, Partial Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problem, Associations of Variables, Discrete Mathematics, and Software Engineering Metrics and Tools. Dr. Debnath is an author or co-author of over 50 publications in numerous refereed journals and conference proceedings in Mathematics and Computer Science. 

Dr. Debnath is a recipient of many Grants including the National Science Foundation Instructional Laboratory Improvement (NSF-ILI) grant, Center of Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (NSF-CURM), WSU Professional Improvement Grants, WSU Foundation Grants, WSU Summer Research Grant, WSU Lyceum Grants, and Grants for WSU Undergraduate Student Research.  She has served as a faculty Director of WSU Freshman Orientation Program and served in numerous committees including the Faculty Search Committee, College of Science and Engineering Dean Search Committee, and Scholarship Committee. 

Dr. Debnath made numerous research and keynote presentations, organized Contributed Paper sessions, and served as the Technical Session Chair, at National and International Conferences in Mathematics and Computer Science including the Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Annual Meeting of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), International Conference in Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM), International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, International Conference on Computer Applications in Industry and Engineering, IEEE International Symposium in Signal Processing and Information Technology, and the IEEE International conference in Management Sciences and Information Engineering .  For last few Years, Dr. Debnath has been coordinating the Distinguished Lecture Series in Mathematics at Winona State University.

Evolutionary Approaches to Adaptive and Stable Application Deployment in Clouds
Dr. Junichi Suzuki, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

This presentation describes an evolutionary multiobjective optimization algorithm and an evolutionary game theoretic algorithm for adaptive and stable application deployment in cloud computing environments. The proposed algorithms allow applications to adapt their locations and resource allocation to the environmental conditions in a cloud (e.g., workload and resource availability) with respect to performance objectives in a given service level agreement (SLA) such as response time, throughput and resource utilization. This presentation overviews how the proposed algorithms are designed to seek the Pareto-optimal and evolutionarily stable equilibria and discusses a series of simulation results.

Dr. Junichi Suzuki is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Keio University, Japan, in 2001. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) from 2001 to 2004. Before joining UCI, he was with Object Management Group Japan, Inc., as Technical Director. His research interests include biologically-inspired computing/networking, autonomous adaptive distributed systems, service-oriented computing, search-based software engineering and model-driven software/performance engineering.

He has authored two books, edited four books, published one industrial standard specification and 100+ papers in international journals and conferences. He received eight best paper awards and two best poster awards at major conferences such as IEEE SPECTS 2008 and IEEE SCC 2007. He was the recipient of an UMass Boston CSM Outstanding Achievement Award for Research in 2008. He is an area editor of the ICST Transactions on Bio-Engineering and Bio-inspired Systems and an editorial board member of Elsevier Nano Communication Networks Journal (NanoComNet). He serves on three more editorial boards. He has guest-edited five special issues for international journals such as ACM TAAS, Elsevier NanoComNet and Springer JAIHC. He has chaired seven international conferences including ICSOC 2009 and BIONETICS 2010. He has served on the program committees of 100+ conferences such as IEEE SASO, IEEE SECON, IEEE AINA, IEEE CEC, IEEE SPECTS, ACM/IEEE BIOSIGNALS and IEEE ICCCN.

Keyword Spotting in Speech Communication – An Overview
Dr. Kaliappan Gopalan, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN, USA

Keyword spotting is concerned with the detection of the presence of a pre-fixed set of words in a continuous stream of speech. The process involves locating the occurrence of selected words in speech that contains extraneous and out of vocabulary speech, and noise. Applications of detecting keywords by monitoring speech communication include directing a telephone caller in an emergency to appropriate services, homeland security, and monitoring of telephone calls made by prison inmates.

Although it is a subset of speech recognition in general, keyword recognition in unconstrained speech poses unique challenges due to the continuous nature of speech, co-articulation, word contraction, etc. Word boundary detection, feature extraction and feature matching are the steps generally employed in recognizing selected words in a stream of speech. This talk will provide an overview of the applications and difficulties of detecting keywords in continuous speech, independent of speakers, and outline a few feature sets and techniques under development for meeting the challenge..

Dr. Gopalan received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from P.S.G. College of Technology (University of Madras), Coimbatore, India, Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IITK), India, and Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, U.S.A. From 1974 to 1979, he was employed as a research engineer at IITK developing research instrumentation systems. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree in 1983, he taught at Lafayette College, Easton, PA as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Since 1985, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN, currently holding the positions of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Coordinator of Engineering Graduate Program. From 1987 to 1995 he conducted research in the areas of signal and image processing for nondestructive evaluation of advanced materials at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, U.S.A., first as a summer faculty research participant and later as a consultant. In addition, he has been a summer faculty research associate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, U.S.A., and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Rome, New York. His research activities in the areas of speech analysis, speaker recognition, audio steganography, and keyword recognition have been funded by AFRL. He has been granted three U.S. patents, all on audio steganography.

Gopalan is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is the author of two textbooks, Introduction to Digital Microelectronic Circuits (McGraw-Hill, 1996), and Introduction to Signal and System Analysis (Cengage, 2009). He was the recipient of the Purdue University Calumet Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award in 2001 and 2010.

Migrating to Clouds
Dr. Chandra Sekaran, Department of Computer Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), India

Dr. K. Chandra Sekaran is currently serving as Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Mangalore, India. He has 24 years of teaching and research experience. He specialises in distributed computing, computer networks and software systems. He has authored two books and published more than 100 papers in reputed journals and conferences. He has organised several international and Indian national events such as ADCOM 2006, ADCOM 2007, BioAdcom 2010, and ICRATEMS 2011. He is serving in the editorial board of many international journals and is a senior member of many academic bodies such as IEEE, ACM, ACS, and CSI. .

Network Management: Current Trends and Future Perspectives
Dr. Ankur Gupta, Joint Director, Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu, India

This talk will focus on the current state-of-the-art in the domain of network management. It will also touch upon the challenges that persist and require the attention of the research community. Lastly, some potential solutions to these issues will also be discussed.

Dr. K. Ankur Gupta is the Joint Director at the Model Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jammu, India. Prior to joining the academia, he worked as a Technical Team Lead at Hewlett Packard, developing software in the network management and e-Commerce domains. He has two patents pending at the US Patents and Trademarks Office, two patents filed at the Indian Patents Office, besides having a defensive publication to his name. He obtained his B.E (Hons) Computer Science and MS Software Systems degrees BITS, Pilani and his PhD from the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur. His main areas of interest include peer-to-peer networks, network management, software engineering and cloud computing. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals and conferences and is a recipient of the AICTE’s (All India Council for Technical Education) Career Award for Young Teachers, awarded to promising researchers under the age of 35 on a nationally competitive basis. He is the founding managing editor of the International Journal of Next-Generation Computing.

Software As A Service: A Cloud Enabled e-Governance Application
Dr. Elizabeth Sherly, Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K), Trivandrum, India

Cloud computing is an emerging paradigm where computing resources are offered as on demand, scalable by pooling of resources over the Internet. Many of the work on cloud concentrated on infrastructure, platform and software as services in order to improve the performance, resource sharing and scalability and cost effectiveness, and to the service providers, and cloud providers. On the other hand, before deploying a service in to a cloud, suitability of existing hardware, database and application is a major issue. In Software As a Service (SaaS) category, clients focus will be more on use of software without any problem and the overall performance of the system, rather than virtualization, on-demand deployment and other benefits. Therefore, a study of cloud on application software is depicted here. Personnel and Payroll Management System (SPARK), is an e-Governance application, which requires huge amount of resources during the peak period of computation. Cloud is a better option for such software, the application level changes required for enabling it as cloud is described.

Prof. Elizabeth Sherly is the Director of Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITM-K). Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Kerala and her research interest includes Datamining, Artificial Neural Networks, Grid and Cloud Computing, Software Engineering and Object Oriented Design. Having more than 20 publications to her credit, she is the recipient of European Research and Education and Collaboration Fellowship for the year 2009.

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