About ARCS 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 industry and academia sharing their experiences, perceptions and ground realities of PhD, and the professional life thereafter,
  • 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
  • ARCS Keynote

    Sunita Sarawagi (IIT Bombay)


    Talks by Early Career Researchers

    Experiences of young leaders from academia and industry.

    Gayathri Ananthanarayanan (IIT Dharwad)
    Praphul Chandra (KOINEARTH)
    Kuldeep S. Meel (NUS, Singapore)
    Rijurekha Sen (IIT Delhi)
    Divy Thakkar (Google Research)


    Early Career Researcher Awardee Keynote

    Keynote talks by the winner of ACM India Early Career Researcher Award for 2020.

    Saket Saurabh (IMSc, Chennai)

    Uday Reddy Bondhugula (IISc, Bangalore)


    DDA Awardee Talk

    Talks by Doctoral Dissertation Awardee
    Shikhar Vashishth, CMU, USA
    Roohani Sharma, MPII, Germany


    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, including audience interaction


    Interesting competitions and prizes to be won

    We also have planned interesting virtual competitions for participation and interactions. Register and participate for an active learning experience!


    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

    Rijurekha Sen

    Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi

    Saket Saurabh

    Professor, IMSc Chennai

    Uday Reddy Bondhugula

    Associate Professor, IISc Bangalore

    Sunita Sarawagi

    Professor, IIT Bombay

    Shikhar Vashishth

    Carnegie Mellon University, USA

    Roohani Sharma

    Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany

    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: !!! Submission closed !!!
    Notification to Authors: 1 st December, 2020

    Accepted Papers

    Full Paper

    • Arpita Patra and Ajith Suresh. BLAZE: Blazing Fast Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
    • Arpita Patra, Thomas Schneider, Ajith Suresh and Hossein Yalame. ABY2.0: Improved Mixed-Protocol Secure Two-Party Computation
    • Utpal Bora, Santanu Das, Pankaj Kukreja, Saurabh Joshi, Ramakrishna Upadrasta and Sanjay Rajopadhye. LLOV: A Fast Static Data-Race Checker for OpenMP Programs
    • Dileep Kumar Pattipati, Rupesh Nasre. and Sreenivasa Kumar P. Ontology-based Program Analysis Framework
    • Rajesh Kedia, Shikha Goel, M. Balakrishnan, Kolin Paul and Rijurekha Sen. Design Space Exploration of FPGA Based System with Multiple DNN Accelerators
    • Nikhil Gupta, Chandan Saha and Bhargav Thankey. A Super-Quadratic Lower Bound for Depth Four Arithmetic Circuits
    • Lokesh Siddhu, Rajesh Kedia and Preeti Ranjan Panda. Leakage Aware Dynamic Thermal Management of 3D Memories
    • Tirthankar Ghosal, Vignesh Edithal, Asif Ekbal, Pushpak Bhattacharyya, Sameer Chivukula and George Tsatsaronis. Is Your Document Novel? Let Attention Guide You. An Attention Based Model For Document Level Novelty Detection
    • Aasheesh Dixit, Garima Shakya, Suresh Kumar Jakhar and Swaprava Nath. Egalitarian and Congestion Aware Truthful Airport Slot Allocation Mechanism
    • Sriram Bhyravarapu and Subrahmanyam Kalyanasundaram. Combinatorial Bounds for Conflict-free Coloring on Open Neighborhoods
    • Kartik Sharma, Iqra Altaf Gillani, Sourav Medya, Sayan Ranu and Amitabha Bagchi. Balance Maximization in Signed Networks via Edge Deletions
    • Girija Limaye. Envy-freeness and Relaxed Stability : Hardness and Approximation Algorithms
    • Supratim Shit, Rachit Chhaya, Jayesh Choudhari and Anirban Dasgupta. Streaming Coresets for Symmetric Tensor Factorization
    • Sahil Manchanda, Akash Mittal, Anuj Dhawan, Sourav Medya, Sayan Ranu and Ambuj Singh. GCOMB: Learning Budget-constrained Combinatorial Algorithms over Billion-sized Graphs

    Short Paper

    • Varshini Subhash, Karran Pandey and Vijay Natarajan. GPU Parallel Computation of Morse-Smale Complexes
    • Koundinya Koorapati, Prem Kumar Ramesh, Sairam Veeraswamy, Rubini P and Usha Narasappa. Cohesive Context-Aware Ontology for IoT Deployed with SDDC
    • Charu Sharma and Manohar Kaul. Self-Supervised Few-Shot Learning on Point Clouds
    • Neeldhara Misra and Aditi Sethia. Fair Division is Hard even for Amicable Agents
    • Stanly Samuel, Kaushik Mallik, Anne-Kathrin Schmuck and Daniel Neider. Resilient Abstraction-Based Controller Design
    • Arijit Nath, Sukarn Agarwal and Hemangee Kapoor. Reuse Distance based Victim Cache for Effective Utilisation of Hybrid Main Memory System
    • Rachit Chhaya, Anirban Dasgupta and Supratim Shit. On Coresets For Regularized Regression
    • Shivangi Singhal, Anubha Kabra, Mohit Sharma, Rajiv Ratn Shah and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru. SpotFake+: A Multimodal Framework for Fake News Detection via Transfer Learning
    • Parwat Singh Anjana, Hagit Attiya, Sweta Kumari, Sathya Peri and Archit Somani. Efficient Concurrent Execution of Smart Contracts in Blockchains using Object-based Transactional Memory

    Poster/Speed Talk

    • Rampriya R S and Suganya R. 3D Point Cloud: Supervoxel Based Segmentation
    • Prakash Babu Yandrapati, Rajagopal Eswari and K Nimmi. Malayalam-English Code Mixed Sentiment Analysis Using Sentence BERT And Sentiment Features
    • Elizabeth B Varghese, Sabu M. Thampi and Stefano Berretti. A Psychologically Inspired Fuzzy Cognitive Deep Learning Framework to Predict Crowd Behavior
    • Saurabh Gupta, Anant Agarwal, Suryatej Reddy Vyalla, Arun Balaji Buduru and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru. #IVoted to #IGotPwned: Studying Voter Privacy Leaks in Indian Lok Sabha Elections on Twitter
    • Saurabh Gupta, Siddhant Bhambri, Karan Dhingra, Arun Balaji Buduru and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru. Multi-objective Reinforcement Learning based approach for User-Centric Power Optimization in Smart Home Environments
    • Saurabh Gupta, Arun Balaji Buduru and Ponnurangam Kumaraguru. imdpGAN: Generating Private and Specific Data with Generative Adversarial Networks
    • Aishwarya Venkatesh, Yamini Agarwal, Yash Patil, Vidhu Rojit and Viraj Kumar. Collaborative Classroom
    • Palash Das and Hemangee K. Kapoor. CLU: A near-memory accelerator exploiting the parallelism in Convolutional Neural Networks
    • Madhu Kumari, Ananya Misra, Sanjay Misra, Luis Fernandez Sanz, Robertas Damasevicius and V.B. Singh. Quantitative Quality Evaluation of Software Products by Considering Summary and Comments Entropy of a Reported Bug
    • Ritwik Mishra, Aanshul Sadaria, Shashank Srikanth, Kanay Gupta, Himanshu Bhatia, Pratik Jain, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru and Rajiv Ratn Shah. Analyzing Traffic Violations through e-challan System in Metropolitan Cities (Workshop Paper)
    • Karthika Veeramani and Suresh Jaganathan. Land Registration: Use-case of e-Governance using Blockchain Technology
    • Jayant Vyas, Debasis Das and Sajal K Das. FedCom: Federated Learning Based Stress-Free Driver Recommendation System
    • Vinita Verma, Sunil K. Muttoo and V. B. Singh. Multiclass malware classification via texture statistics

    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

    09.00-09.30 AM

    Opening Remarks

    Meenakshi D'Souza, IIIT Bangalore
    (Chair, Steering Committee, ARCS)
    Saket Saurabh, IMSc Chennai
    (Chair, Program Committee, ARCS)
    Prof. K. Prakasan
    (Principal, PSG College of Technology)

    09.30-10.30 AM

    Contributed Talks

    Paper presentations of the accepted full papers
    Chairperson: Mrinal Kumar (IIT, Bombay)

    10.30-11.00 AM


    11.00 - 12.30 PM

    ACM-India Early Career Researcher Awardee Presentations

    Chairperson: Anand Deshpande (Persistent Systems)

    Title: Invitation to Multivariate Algorithms

    Saket Saurabh (IMSc, Chennai)

    Title: Building High-Performance Compiler Infrastructure using the Polyhedral Framework

    Uday Reddy Bondhugula (IISc, Bangalore)

    12.30 - 01.30 PM

    Poster via Speed Talks & Lunch Break

    Chairperson: Saket Saurabh (IMSc, Chennai)

    01.30 - 03.00 PM

    Panel Discussion: Diversity and Inclusivity in Research

    Chairperson: Meenakshi D'Souza (IIIT, Bangalore)

    Neeldhara Misra (IIT, Gandhinagar) - Moderator
    Ranjita Bhagwan (Miscrosoft Research)
    R. Ramanujam (IMSc, Chennai)
    Venkatakrishnan Ramaswamy (BITS, Pilani)

    03.00 - 04.00 PM

    Contributed Talks

    Paper presentations of the accepted full papers

    Chairperson: Meenakshi D'Souza (IIIT, Bangalore)

    04.00 - 04.30 PM


    04.30 - 07.00 PM

    Early Career Researchers Talks

    Chairperson: Venkatesh Raman (IMSc, Chennai)
    Gayathri Ananthanarayanan (IIT Dharwad)
    Praphul Chandra (KOINEARTH)
    Kuldeep S. Meel (NUS, Singapore)
    Rijurekha Sen (IIT Delhi)
    Divy Thakkar (Google Research)

    Day 2 - 12 th February 2021

    09.00-10.00 AM

    ARCS Keynote Presentation

    Chairperson: Saket Saurabh (IMSc, Chennai)

    Machine Learning Models: The Challenges of Real-World Deployment
    Sunita Sarawagi (IIT, Bombay)

    10.00-11.00 AM

    Contributed Talks

    Paper presentations of the accepted full papers

    Chairperson: Swaprava Nath (IIT, Kanpur)

    11.00-11.30 AM


    11.30 - 12.30 PM

    Contributed Talks

    Paper presentations of accepted full papers

    Chairperson: Abir De (IIT, Bombay)

    12.30 - 01.30 PM

    Short Talks

    Paper presentations of the accepted short papers

    Chairperson: Saket Saurabh (IMSc, Chennai)

    01.30 - 02.30 PM

    Lunch break & Posters

    02.30 - 04.00 PM

    Institutional Awareness Panel

    Title: Industry Research in the Post Pandemic World

    Chairperson: Hemant Pande (Director, ACM India)

    Manish Gupta (Google Research) - Moderator
    Gautam Shroff (TCS Research)
    Pari Natarajan (Zinnov)
    Shalini Kapoor (IBM AI Apps)
    Sriram Rajamani (Microsoft Research India)
    Suparna Bhattacharya (HP Enterprise)

    04.00 - 05.00 PM

    ACM-India Doctoral Dissertation Awardee Presentations

    Chairperson: Lipika Dey (Principal Scientist, TCS Research)

    Title: Neural Graph Embedding Methods for Natural Language Processing

    Shikhar Vashishth (IISc, Bangalore / CMU, USA)

    Title: Advancing the Algorithmic Tool-kit for Parameterized Cut Problems

    Roohani Sharma (IMsc, Chennai / MPII, Germany)

    05.00 - 5.30 PM

    Group Photo and Break

    05.30 - 6:00 PM

    "Ask Me Anything" Session


    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

    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.
    Registration for ARCS covers attending the entire event virtually and an opportunity to participate in all the competitions. In addition, research scholars who will be presenting their selected abstracts will also receive a complementary one-year ACM membership.

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    Reach Us

    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