‘Anveshana 2019’ : International Conference on Knowledge Engineering at Christ Academy

Bengaluru March 2019. The Department of Computer Science and Applications at Christ Academy Institute for Advanced Studies, (CAIAS), under the guidance of its General Chairs, Dr. M. Hanumanthappa, Professor and Chairman, Department of Computer Science and Applications. Bangalore University, Rev. Fr. Antony CMI, Director, CAIAS and Conference Convener, Dr. Sangeeta Govind, organized a two-day international conference on March 8 and 9, 2019, ‘Anveshana 2019: Envisioning the Future for Knowledge Engineering,’ in its endeavour to invite research papers in this field. Anveshana in Sanskrit means, to explore. Rev. Fr. Joice CMI, Manager, Christ Academy welcomed the Chief Guest, Dr. K. R Venugopal,Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University; the Guest of Honour, Dr. M Hanumanthappa; the keynote speakers Dr. Anand Paul from South Korea and Dr. Madhan Kumar Srinivasan from Accenture, Bangalore.

The day one started with the keynote speakers addressing the delegates and participants as well the students in the plenary sessions. While Dr. Srinivasan elaborated on the latest in the filed of cloud computing and data analytics, Dr. Paul emphasized on the various advances in the field of Knowledge Engineering and its various applications.  This was followed by 23 paper presentations across five tracks that included paper presentations via Skype.

On the second day the audience couldn’t wait to listen to a panel discussion that was moderated by Dr. Kavya Naveen from RNSIT. The members of the panel discussion included Dr. Arun Kumar Thangavelu from VIT, Dr Somashekar from Bangalore University, Dr Manish Kumar from MSRIT and Mr Shailesh Kumar Shivkumar from Infosys. The panel members elaborated on the importance gathering knowledge, imbibing it and sharing it. This is the order today in the age of Knowledge sharing, where in, in order to achieve global objectives in the field of science and technology , the latest findings in the field of Knowledge Engineering  can be  transferred and applied  to everyday life, be it in medicine, engineering or finding solutions to civic problems. ‘Work out loud’ was the main take away from the panel discussion. This was followed by the remaining paper presentations.

A stringent evaluation identified the best paper award that was given to Ms. Shalini Suresh from Bharathiar University.

Anveshana 2019 saw a lot of meaningful and intellectual deliberations resulting in knowledge sharing which will prove to be beneficial in the domain of research in this field, thus envisioning the future for Knowledge Engineering in the years to come.

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