ADCOM 2015 Speakers

Dr. Raj Jain
Computer Science and Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

Keynote Title: Smart Cities: Technological Challenges and Issues

Abstract: Smart Cities enhance the quality of life of its citizen by building an eco-system for health, environment, and business. Broadband technologies provide the foundation for sensors, smart meters, and smart environments that provide large amounts of data that can be analyzed by big data analytics techniques and used to provide an open and user driven eco system. Smart cities use the latest technologies for economy, infrastructure, and governance. This talk covers the technological developments required for smart cities as well as new research challenges, and issues.

bhaskar-ramamurthiDr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi
IIT Madras.

ACCS-CDAC Foundation Lecture


kamakotiDr. V. Kamakoti
Department of Computer Science
IIT Madras.


s-sadagopanProf. S. Sadagopan
IIIT Bangalore



Saragur M. Srinidhi
President, Advanced Computing and Communications Society
Chief Executive Officer, Prometheus Consulting



Dr. S. Jabez Dhinagar
Vice – President
Advanced Engineering Group
TVS Motor Company Ltd.


Keynote Title: Future Mobility for 2W and 3W Industry in India and its Challenges

Abstract: India is reaching a tipping point in its economic growth story. Stable government and geo political environment are pointers in the right direction that are triggers for a huge economic opportunity. India’s growing young working population armed with modern smart phones and willingness to spend rather than save mindset provides a unprecedented opportunity for businesses to start and grow and grow rapidly.

India’s vibrant two wheeler industry is a unique in the world of automotive industries that makes all right emotional connect and freedom to move both in urban and rural settings.  Motorcycles and scooters being the first mobility product that most of the Indians first tool for commute, to do business with and of late have fun.  This industry is growing faster than all other forms of transport and is expected to reach about 30 million vehicles per annum by 2020.  The total number of powered two wheelers on road by them is expected to be around 200 million. The entire eco-system to manufacture and service and use them for business or personal and to connect them to the users provides a good opportunity for multiple businesses to start and grow.

Indian government’s initiative on National Mission for Electric Mobility 2020 provides direction to make 30 percent of these two wheeled vehicles to have some form of electrical energy use in their mobility.  This initiative provides a umbrella of ideas, incentives and support for wide spread adaptation of this new technology.  The opportunities that arise out this are new focus will be the first real opportunity for two volume driven industries to have synergy.  Automobile and internet and mobile communications all striving to provide a seamless service to make millions of electrically powered small vehicles  to get connected to grid for electrical energy transfer and get billed for energy consumed or distance driven and get diagnosed remotely on each and every fault in massive millions of cells and controllers and motors.  Users can and will connect to these small but smart machines on a regular basis for data upload, download for improving their cost of transportation, efficient routing and fun filled games.

This presentation provides a small snapshot of this interesting opportunity that is unfolding in front of us.


Aneta Vulgarakis Feljan
Senior Researcher
Ericsson Research, Sweden

Keynote Title: 5G Network management of Intelligent Transport Systems

Abstract: The Fifth Generation Mobile networks (5G) will be a key enabler for the Internet of Things by providing a network platform to connect a massive number of devices with heterogeneous sets of network quality requirements (i.e., latency and bandwidth). In this environment, 5G network operators will need to address the problem of simultaneously managing network services for multiple customer segments  (such as automotive, health or energy) with different requirements throughout their lifetime (from creation, to operation and eventual decommissioning).
This talk will provide a glimpse of what is possible when Intelligent Transport Systems get connected in the 5G world. More specifically it will highlight challenges and opportunities in automating the network service lifecycle management using knowledge management techniques.

prashanth-vishwanathanPrashant Viswanathan
Group Engineering Manager
Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore

Keynote Title: Smart Spaces – Trends, Technologies and Opportunities

Abstract: Smart Spaces are enabled by the “Internet of Things” where things and systems are moving from being connected to becoming intelligent. These spaces range from homes to office to complete cities and are touching the lives of increasing number of people as they rapidly become ubiquitous. This talk will focus on the industry trends and key players in Smart Spaces including technologies, products and solutions. We will also touch upon the possibilities and opportunities that Smart Cities may offer in the future, in the context of Digital India. 

rishi-mohan-bhatnagarDr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar
Global Head – Digital Enterprise Services
Tech Mahindra

Keynote Title: Challenges for IoT Growth In India


balaraman-ravindranBalaraman Ravindran
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Keynote Title: Making Sense of a Connected World: Data Science for Smart Cities


balamuralidhar-pDr. Balamuralidhar P
Principal Scientist & Head
TCS Innovation Labs, Bangalore

Keynote Title: Drones, Smart Cities and People

Abstract: Smart City is an integration of technology, infrastructure and people. Real time intelligence is a key capability required for the efficient functioning of a Smart City. Providing sensor systems for exploring and monitoring large smart city systems are many times difficult with static sensors alone due to high cost of deployment and maintenance with adequate coverage. The use of mobile gateways such as ground robots, drones, and handhelds for surveillance and exploration as complementary options are attracting attention. Some of the applications and research challenges of robotics & computer vision relevant to Smart Cities are discussed with a few case studies from our research work.


Prof. K. Ganapathy
President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation
Director, Apollo Tele Health Services

Keynote Title: Smart Health Care


anurag-mittalAnurag Mittal
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Keynote Title: Crowd Sensing and Crowd Control Techniques


sanjay-sahaySanjay Sahay
IPS – ADGP Karnataka Police

Keynote Title:Challenges in Cyber Security and Smart Policing



T.K. Ramachandran
IAS – Principal Secretary, IT[Government of Tamilnadu]

Inaugural Address