Second edition of the International Conference on Internet of Things (ICIoT) was held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur from 17 to 21 February 2020. The event was organized by Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
The chief guests for the event were Dr. Vidhyacharan Bhaskar, Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Francisco State University, USA and Dr. Raghavendra Belur Jana, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Skoltech, Department of Civil Engineering, Moscow, Russia. The conference proceedings, printed in the form of a book of abstracts, were released on the inauguration.
Registrar of SRMIST, Dr. N. Sethuraman, said that this conference will help to discuss various issues related to the Computer Science Department and other Department, making it interdisciplinary. He then urged students to explore other avenues for further research. “There are several challenges and this conference can help you find solutions for the same. It will be a win-win situation where, participants and speakers will get benefited,” he said and added, “By understanding the need of IoT, progress can be achieved. But you will face challenges. Any invention that is not useful for the society will lose its charm and this conference will throw light on the prevailing challenges.”
Dr. Raghavendra Belur Jana in his chief guest address said, “This is a chance to see what others are doing and learn from it. It is important to become interdisciplinary, so don’t restrict yourself to a particular subject. Expand your horizon and flourish in other fields also.”
Dr. Vidhyacharan Bhaskar gave a detailed presentation on IoT definition, its characteristics, physical design, logical design, protocol and level and development templates.
Also present for the inauguration were Dr. B. Amutha, HOD Department of CSE and General Chair ICIoT and Dr. R.S. Ponmagal, Associate Prof, Department of CSE and Organising Chair, ICIoT 2020. Technical Experts and Scientist from different countries were invited to present at the conference are Mr. Alagiri Govindasamy, Principal Consultant PMC Global Systems India & UAE, Mr. Pranav Kumar, Scientist, DRDO, Ms. Radhika, Scientist, DRDO, Dr. Debajyoti Mondal, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA, Washington, Dr. Paul Manuel, Professor, Information Science Department, Kuwait University.
The aim of the event is to provide an outstanding opportunity for both academic and industrial communities to address new trends and challenges in loT. Over 300 student groups from different educational institutions showcase their innovations at the conference. Dr. S.S. Sridhar, Professor, CSE, SRMIST gave the vote of thanks for the Inaugural event.