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Proposals for SoCTA2018 special sessions/workshop should contain the following information:

- Title of the special session/Workshop:
- Names of proposers:
- Affiliations:
- Email addresses:
- Description of the special session/workshop:
- List of 6-10 potential contributors

Proposals should be submitted to
Dr. Millie Pant: millifpt@iitr.ac.in
Dr. Om Prakash Verma: vermaop@nitj.ac.in
Dr. Rajesh Singla: singlar@nitj.ac.in
Dr. Tarun Kumar Sharma: taruniitr1@gmail.com

Special Session #1

Title of the special session/Workshop:
- Medical Image Analytics and Cognitive Computation
Names of proposers:
- Dr.Saurabh Mukherjee and Dr.K.F.Rahman
- Department of Computer Science , Faculty of Mathematics and Computing,Banasthali Vidyapith,Rajasthan-304022.
Email addresses:
- msaurabh@banasthali.in , kfrahman@banasthali.in
Description of the special session/workshop:
- Medical Image Processing has grown from its infant to adolescence stage. Further development can only be facilitated using Cognitive Computing and Data Analytics. The session's prime objective is to bring together scientists, researchers/academicians and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Cognitive Science, data analytics and medical image processing. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Cognitive Science, data analytics and medical image processing.

Special Session #2

Title of the special session/Workshop:
- Blockchain and Decentralised Artificial Intelligence
Names of proposers:
- Utpal Kant (Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and PhD Researcher) and Ludovic Cheviron (Chief Executive Officer (CEO))
- Lifelong Learning International S.A.S ; 54 rue Grenata, 75002 PARIS, France ; https://www.lillup.com/
Email addresses:
- utpal@lillup.com; ludovic@lillup.com
Description of the special session/workshop:
- Distributed Ledger and Artificial Intelligence, Two Disruptive Technology has grown up exponentially in last decade. Central objective of this session is to Expose the potential of these two technologies together. What happens when we start to merge artificial intelligence and the blockchain into a single, powerful prototype? We have blockchain technology with promise of near-frictionless value exchange and artificial intelligence with ability to accelerate the analysis of massive amounts of data. The joining of the two could mark the beginning of an entirely new paradigm. It provides the foremost convention for Students, researchers, Academician and Entrepreneur to present and discuss the most recent Research, innovations and challenges Associated to Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence Together Applied to any Data Rich Industry like Medical Technology, Education Technology, FinTech or any other industry. The Agenda would be:

  • Blockchain Technology an Overview
  • Distributed Digital Ledger
  • Storage, Token and Smart Contract
  • Alliances and Industry Adoption
  • Identity Management
  • Criticism and Challenges
  • Decentralised Artificial Intelligence
  • Disruptive Model of Tech-Startup
  • Application to EdTech Startup
  • Application to MedTech Startup

Special Session #3

Title of the special session/Workshop:
- Recent Challenges in High Performance Computing and Computational Intelligence
Names of proposers:
-Dr.R.M.Sharma (Associate Prof.); Surjit Singh (Assistant Prof.) and Ashish Tiwari (Research Scholar)
-Department of Computer Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana-136119.
Email addresses:
-rmsharma123@rediffmail.com;surjitmehla@gmail.com; ashishtiwari_6160081@nitkkr.ac.in
Description of the special session/workshop:
-The High-Performance Computing Issue intends to act as a forum for research groups and engineers to address and share new ideas, achievements, and promising future directions in Cloud Computing, Grid Computing, Fog Computing and Internet of Things (IoT). This computing environment aims to galvanize the urgent needs of both industry and Academia towards fostering “IoT-revolution”. These domains include agriculture, space, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, water, and mining, which are presently transitioning their legacy infrastructure to support IoT. The aim of the session is to identify R & D framework and current open challenges in the computing industries. The session offers a common discussion ground for the theoretical and practical aspects of modern optimization techniques on computing like evolutionary Algorithms, Swarm Intelligence based, Rough Set Theory and fuzzy based optimization etc. The session also highlights simulations, performance and measures successful applications of optimization in various areas of computing such as:

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Fog Computing
  • Security Issues
  • Big Data Analytics
  • MANETs

Special Session #4

Title of the special session/Workshop:
- Recent Advances in Meta-heuristics and their Applications
Names of proposers:
- Dr Hira Zaheer; Bilal Mirza and Kamanasish Bhattacharjee
- Department of Mathematics and Humanities, Maharshi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be) University, Mullana, Ambala and Department of Applied Science and Engineering, IIT Roorkee
Email addresses:
-hira.zaheer@mmumullana.org;bilal25iitr@gmail.com; kbhattacharjee@as.iitr.ac.in
Description of the special session/workshop:
- The aim of this special session is to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers and academicians on same platform to exchange information and ideas on aspects of Meta-heuristics and their application to solve real world problems. In the past few years, researchers have given much attention to Meta-heuristics which not only give a reasonably good solution but are also computationally fast.The research in this direction is based on the idea of developing an efficient algorithmic framework which can be applied to different optimization problems with relatively few modifications to make them adapted to a specific problem. This special session is organized to explore and examine all the empirical and theoretical advancement in Meta-heuristics for dealing various real world problems encountered in science, engineering, financial, industrial and other domains.Authors are invited to submit their original unpublished work related but not limited to the following topics:

  • Neighbourhood based Algorithms (Simulated Annealing, Tabu Search etc)
  • Swarm intelligence (Particle swarm Optimization, Ant colony optimization, Artificial bee colony algorithm)
  • Evolutionary Computation (Evolutionary programming, Genetic algorithm, Genetic programming, Differential evolution)
  • Nature Inspired Algorithms
  • Neural Networks, Hybrid Methods
  • Multi-objective Optimization
  • Parallel Metaheuristics
  • Applications of metaheuristics in engineering, industry, financial domains etc.

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Important Dates
Paper Submission :
29 July, 2018
Paper Acceptance :
10 September, 2018
Final Submission :
30 September, 2018
Registration :
30 September, 2018
Date of Conference :
21 - 23 December, 2018

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