About ARCS ACM India Annual Event - ARCS 2021

Co-located with the ACM India Annual Event, ARCS (formerly IRISS) is a premier ACM India conference spanning two days. The program features:

  • Research scholars including the awardee(s) of ACM India best doctoral dissertation award talking about their published work,
  • Eminent early career researchers from academia and industry sharing their experiences, perceptions and ground realities of PhD, and the professional life thereafter,
  • Selected organizations and institutions demonstrating their research credentials and recruitment, career development strategies.
  • The audience comprises students, faculty and industry leaders from across India coming together in an interactive environment, such as panel discussions, informal "Ask me Anything" sessions with the ARCS speakers as well as Annual Event invitees like Turing Award laureates.

    Editions of ARCS

  • 2020: IIT Gandhi nagar
  • 2019: Kochi
  • 2018: Nagpur
  • 2017: Kolkata
  • 2016: Trivandrum
  • 2015: BITS Goa
  • 2014: IIT Delhi
  • 2009: IIT Guwahati
  • 2007: IIIT Hyderabad
  • 2006: IIT Madras
  • 2005: IIT Kanpur
  • 2004: IIT Bombay
  • 2003: IIT Delhi
  • 2002: IISc
  • DDA Awardee Talk

    Talk by Doctoral Dissertation Awardee


    Talks by Early Career Researchers

    Experiences of young leaders from academia and industry.


    ARCS Keynote

    Sunita Sarawagi (IIT Bombay)


    Early Career Researcher Keynote

    Distinct researchers/speakers from top notch research institution and industries delivering keynote address.


    Contributed Talks

    Talks spread out across different sessions.


    Lightning Talks

    Short presentations across different sessions.


    Poster Presentations

    Posters will be on display in the foyer area at all times.


    Panel Discussion

    Discussion among eminent researchers and Q&A with the audience


    Institutional Awareness Session

    Conversation with leaders from industry and academia, including audience interaction


    Listen to the Event Speakers

    Divy Thakkar

    Researcher, Google Research

    Gayathri Ananthanarayanan

    Assistant Professor, IIT Dharwad

    Praphul Chandra

    Founder, KOINEARTH

    Kuldeep S. Meel

    Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

    Sunita Sarawagi

    Professor, IIT Bombay

    Get Experience An Opportunity to Connect, Learn, Network

    As a part of ARCS 2021, a large number of technical sessions is being organized on diverse topics where researchers from top-notch universities and scientists from R & D industries expound on various research domains.

    Call for Papers Paper Submission

    ACM India announces the 15th Academic Research and Careers for Students (ARCS) Symposium, Coimbatore, India. Earlier, the event was known as IRISS. ARCS invites research scholars of computer science and allied areas in India to showcase their recent work (either published in 2020 or accepted in 2020 for publication) to a conclave of researchers and potential employers.

    Apart from the contributed talks and poster presentations, ARCS 2021 will comprise talks by the ACM-India Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient (DDA), Early Career Research (ECR) Awardee and an invited Keynote Speaker. Further to this there will be four talks by early career researchers discussing the speaker’s transition from PhD to their career and job, their expectations, disappointments, why they chose what they did etc. Finally, we will also have several panel discussions.

    Submissions will be in electronic form via EasyChair. Submissions must not exceed 2 pages (including the title page, but excluding bibliography). Submissions should begin with a title followed by the names and affiliations of all co-authors. This should be followed by a detailed abstract and the details of the venue where the work has either appeared or been accepted for publication. Submissions should be no more than two pages long. The usage of pdflatex and the ARCS style file are mandatory; no changes to font size, page geometry, etc. are permitted. Because of ongoing pandemic we will accommodate virtual presentations, if needed. Click << here >> to download the ARCS style file.

    Important Dates
    Abstract Submission extended deadline: 1st November, 2020
    Notification to Authors: 1 st December, 2020

    Submit Paper

    Schedule Details Information of Event Schedules

    ARCS is committed to making participation in the event a meaningful experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, in the Computing field.

    Day 1 - 11th February 2021 < will be updated soon >

    Day 2 - 12 th February 2021 < will be updated soon >

    Annual Event - 13 th February 2021 < will be updated soon >


    Programme Committee

    Varsha Apte (IIT Bombay)
    Sorav Bansal (IIT Delhi)
    Arijit Bishnu (ISI Kolkata)
    Sourav Chakraborty (ISI Kolkata)
    Abir De (IIT Bombay)
    Mrinal Kumar (IIT Bombay)
    Neeldhara Misra
    (IIT Gandhinagar)
    Swaprava Nath (IIT Kanpur)
    Biswabandan Panda (IIT Kanpur)
    Arpita Patra (IISc Bangalore)
    Krithika Ramaswamy
    (IIT Palakkad)
    Sayan Ranu (IIT Delhi)
    Saket Saurabh
    (IMSc Chennai), chair
    Mayank Vatsa (IIT Jodhpur)

    Steering Committee

    Meenakshi D'Souza
    (Chair, IIIT, Bangalore)
    Jayant R. Haritsa
    (IISc Bangalore)
    Ponnurangam Kumaraguru
    (IIIT, Delhi)
    Hemant Pande
    (Executive Director, ACM India)
    Shekhar Sahasrabudhe
    (COO, ACM India)

    Organizing Committee

    R. Nadarajan
    Ranga Rajagopal
    (Director & CEO, ACENET Technologies, CBE)
    Suresh Balusamy
    Suresh Kumar

    Frequently Asked Questions

    No. Registration is mandatory and free. Please register using the links on this page.
    No. Please register for both events using their respective registration forms if you only plan to attend these two events (and not ARCS).
    No, as long as you indicated that you would be attending the annual event in the ARCS registration form. If you neglected to do this then please feel free register separately for the annual event.
    ARCS registration covers attendance at the ARCS workshop (including meals) and comes with a complementary one-year ACM membership. The registration does not cover accommodation.
    Please arrive before 9AM and as far as possible, try to occupy a seat by 9:20AM.

    Who helps us Our Sponsors

    Reach us Get Direction to the Event Hall

    PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

    Peelamedu, Avinashi Road
    Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

    Contact info

    Name: Program Committee

    Email: acmindia.arcs@gmail.com

    Local Organising Committee

    Name: Prof. R. Nadarajan

    Email: rn.amcs@psgtech.ac.in

    PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

    Peelamedu, Avinashi Road
    Coimbatore-641 004, Tamilnadu, India.
    Avinashi Road, is an arterial road in Coimbatore, India. Running from east to west, the road starts at Uppilipalayam flyover and ends at Nillambur by-pass junction where it joins NH 47.This road connects Coimbatore to its airport and the east and north-east suburbs. The college location lays on Avinashi main road and it is well connected from Airport, Railway station and Gandhipuram town bus stand.