A two day National Seminar on "Emergence of Cloud Computing and Big Data in New IT Perspective" was organised at The Bhopal School of Social Sciences by the Department of Computer Applications on 7th & 8th September 2018. The Seminar was sponsored by MP Council of Science & Technology. A total of 80 delegates from various institutes in and around Bhopal participated in the Seminar. Cloud Computing technology is the latest emerging field that has made computing power easy for every organisation. It is a method for delivering information technology (IT) services in which resources are retrieved from the internet through web-based tools and applications, as opposed to a direct connection to a server. Rather than keeping files on a proprietary hard drive or local storage device, cloud based storage makes it possible to save them to a remote database. As long as an electronic device has access to the web, it has access to the data and the software programs to run it.
In the inaugural session held on 7/9/2018, Dr. Shraddha Masih, Reader, DAVV was the Chief Guest. Dr. Fr. John PJ, Principal, BSSS, welcomed the experts and the participants after which Mr. Zeeshan Ahmed Siddiqui, Convener and HoD of Department of Computer Applications, gave a brief introduction about the seminar and how the cloud enabled applications help the users, industries and also the environment. In her keynote address, Dr. Shraddha Masih introduced the concept of Cloud Computing and Bog Data in her address said that to gain knowledge is our duty and students be ready for the future technology. She also added that students should dirty their hands while gaining the practical knowledge instead of limiting themselves to theoretical knowledge. Dr. Sr. Lissy Jose was also present on the occasion. The dignitaries also released the IX Volume of 'BSSS Journal of Computer'
Later during the day, two technical sessions were conducted Dr. Astitva Bhargav, Assistant Professor, NLUI, Dr. P. Sasikala, Professor, Department of New Media Technology, Makhanlal University, Dr. G Kumar, Professor, LNCT and Dr. Anurag Seetha, Professor, Makhanlal University. The technical sessions were followed by very interactive question and answer sessions. Papers were also presented by the delegates during the Technical sessions.
The technical sessions held on 8/9/2018 had Dr. R.B.V. Subramaniyam, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, NIT, Warangal, and Dr. M.A. Rizvi, Associate Professor, NITTTR, Dr. Deepak Singh Tomar, Associate Professor, MANIT, and Mr. Madhur Malhotra, CRISP, as the the experts. Delegates presented their papers during the technical sessions.
Dr. Astitva Bhargava introduced virtualization, its types, purpose of Big data, Cloud based services and essential characteristics of Cloud Computing.
Dr. Sasikala explained about the role of media in cloud computing and elaborated about various cloud service providers.
Dr. G. Kumar spoke about the new global perspective of IT, essential needs for cloud management, TELCO Cloud and major challenging research areas.
Dr. Anurag Seetha introduced interesting facts about Environmental effects of Cloud computing and green computing.
The delegates presented papers on the following topics:
- Journey towards future web technologies
- A study on Fog Computing
- Emergence of Cloud Computing in Education System
- Impact of Cloud Computing on Education
- Privacy issues in Big Data
- Cloud Computing Security: Issues and Best Practices
- Big Data management and Analytics
- Cloud Computing Security by integrating it with COBIT
- Research on Cloud Computing and Big Data in New IT Perspective
- Critical Analysis on Green Cloud Computing
- Embedding the Cloud Technology as CMS in Higher Education: Case Study
- Awareness of Cloud Computing in students
- Cloud Computing Security issues and Counter measures
- Integrating Cloud Computing and Big Data to enhance the efficiency of Internet of Things
The Seminar concluded with the Valedictory program, in which Dr. R.B.V. Subramaniam was the Chief Guest. He emphasized that students must explore the research areas and make themselves market ready. His addess was on hadoop and the concept of distributed systems and how Big Data is different from cloud computing. Map & reduce were the main focus area of his address. Dr. Fr. John PJ spoke about the relevance of such seminars and praised the efforts of the Department of Computer Applications and the need of cloud computing as the data is growing day by day to maintain such big data, the amount of energy consumed for its processing is also alarming, Green cloud computing is the future. Ms. Kretika Tiwari presented the Seminar Report and Ms. Prabha Biju proposed the vote of thanks to conclude the seminar.