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Two day International Conference on Engineering and Applications at KCET

AMRIK SINGH | April 11, 2024 08:41 PM

AMRITSAR: A two-day-International Conference on "IoT Based Recent Trends in Engineering and Its Applications" was organized at Khalsa College of Engineering and Technology (KCET) here. The conference aimed to address the rapidly evolving world of IoT and its myriad applications across various engineering areas such as Smart cities; Healthcare; Environmental monitoring; educations; various business models and many more.

In the inaugural session Dr. Dipankar Banerjee, Director, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, presented a talk on Aditya-L1 mission starting from its assembling till launching. He threw light on the importance of studying the dynamics of Sun and its atmosphere. He said that this study would help to predict the environment of outer space and help in safe launching of satellites.

Dr. Ajay Sharma, Director, National Institute of Technology, Delhi who is former Vice Chancellor of IKG Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar; said that one of the most compelling aspects of IoT is its ability to drive innovation and efficiency across various industries. By harnessing the power of sensors, actuators, and connectivity, organizations can optimize processes, reduce costs, and enhance productivity. He said that, with great power comes great responsibility. He said that with the proliferation of connected devices, the volume of data generated is staggering, raising significant questions about ownership, consent, and misuse.

Moreover, the interconnected nature of IoT ecosystems creates vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors, posing serious risks to individuals, organizations, and even entire economies. So he motivated students to be responsible engineers and citizen and stand against the any misuse of the technology, said he motivating the students insights of working of launching space vehicles as well as satellites. He also made students about various training sessions and programmes at ARIES and ISRO which they can join to pursue career in astrophysics.

He said that scientists and engineers must join hands together for the successful space missions. The resource persons were welcomed earlier by Dr. Manju Bala, Director, KCET who said that applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) are vast and ever-expanding, promising a future that revolutionizes various aspects of our lives. From smart homes to health sectors and sustainable environment solutions, IoT technologies are already permeating numerous industries including agriculture, transportation, education and many more. Other experts Dr. Preet Kanwal Bains from The Boeing, Seattle, USA, and Dr. Amardeep Singh Multani, Associate Professor, CIT, Jiangsu, China, were main highlights of the sessions.

International and national delegates from various institutes and industries participated: University of Milan (Italy), IIT Delhi, NIT Delhi, NIT Jalandhar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Chandigarh University, Desh Bhagat University, Amity University (Bangalore), Malla Reddy University (Hyderabad) Punjab Technical University, DAV College, Amritsar Group of Colleges, Global Group of Colleges, and many more. 52 research papers were presented. Sessions were chaired by Dr. Arvind Bhardwaj (Professor, Industrial and Production Engineering, NIT Jalandhar), Dr. Geeta Sikka (Professor and Head, CSE, NIT Delhi), Dr. Harsh Verma (Professor, CSE, NIT Jalandhar), Dr. Jyoteesh Malhotra (Professor, ECE, NIT Delhi), Dr. V S Pandey (Associate Professor, Applied Physics, NIT Delhi), Dr. Harish Kumar (Associate Professor, ME, NIT Delhi), Dr. Ajay Kumar (Associate Professor and Head Civil Engineering, NIT Delhi) and Dr. Karan Verma (Associate Professor, CSE, NIT Delhi).

Among all the presentations for Track CSE two papers were selected for best oral presentation: titled Advancing Precision in Heart Disease Detection and Prediction: Leveraging Cutting edge Classification by Ms. Sonam Nagar, Dr. Karan Verma, Dr. Sachin Singh and Dr. Shaswat Kumar; Integration of Bloch chain and AI in SCM: A Bibiliometric and Network Analysis by Dr.Ashutosh Verma. From the track of ECE paper titled Preparation and Characterization of Cellulose based Aerogels using cross-link techniques for spillage clean up by Dr. Varinder Kaur, Dr. Pawandeep Kaur, Dr. Sukhdeep Kaur and Ms. Haramandeep Kaur was selected as best oral paper.

From Civil Engineering; IoT and Advanced Analytics Integration in Biogas Modelling by Er. Rakesh Chaudhary, Dr.Ajay Kumar and Mr. Deepak Sharma was given the award of best oral presentation. The Impact of Submerged Arc Welding conditions on Hardfacing of Mild Steel with Diverse Alloy mix Ratios by Er. Navin Kumar and Dr. Atul Agnihotri was selected as best oral presentation in Mechanical Engineering. The Best poster presentation award was given to paper titles Enhancing wireless Communication for IoT through MgTiO3, Based Dielectric Ceramic: Path to Low Loss Connectivity by Dr. Jasdeep Singh and his team. Dr. Bala appreciated Conveners of the conference Dr. Atul Agnihotri and Dr. Maalti Puri for the successful organizations.

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