About ARCS ARCS 2023

Academic Research and Careers for Students (ARCS) is an annual symposium organized by ACM India where research scholars of Computer Science and allied areas in India are invited to showcase their recent (accepted) work. ARCS provides a much needed forum for PhD students to interact with one another and with other experts in the area.

Apart from the contributed talks and poster presentations, ARCS comprises talks by the ACM-India Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient (DDA), Early Career Research (ECR) Awardee and an invited Keynote Speaker. Finally, we will also have several panel discussions.

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.

Industry Panel Discussion

Topic : Startup Innovations in India


  • Shweta Agrawal, IIT Madras
  • Nishanth Chandran as Moderator, Microsoft Research India
  • Mukta Paliwal, AI Research Lab CTO, Persistent Systems
  • Prahlad Sampath, Mathworks
  • R. Venkatesh, TCS Research

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 - 09th February 2023

09.00 - 09.05 AM

Opening Remarks

Speakers : Rijurekha Sen (IIT Delhi)

09.05 - 09.30 AM

Invited Papers Spotlight Talks - 1

09.30 - 10.30 AM

Poster Session 1:

Invited papers and PhD Clinic

10.30 - 11.00 AM

Break + Sponsor Cafe + Poster (contd)

11.00 - 11.45 AM

ECR Awardee Talk

Inclusive Language Technologies: From India to the World

Partha Talukdar (Google Research and IISc Bangalore)

11.45 - 12.30 PM

Early Career Talk

Title: Journey in the field of graph algorithms

Keerti Chaudhary (IIT Delhi)

12.30 - 02.00 PM


02.00 - 03.00 PM

Keynote Talk

Title: Sensing for Societal Scale Impact

Venkat Padmanabhan
(Microsoft Research India)

03.15 - 04.00 PM

Early Career Talk

Title: Pixels and Strings: The Excitement of Vision and Language Research

Anand Mishra
(IIT Jodhpur)

04:00 - 04.30 PM

Break and Sponsor Cafe

04.30 - 05.30 PM

Doctoral Dissertation Award Talks

Siddharth Bhandari

Deepika Yadav

05.30 - 06.00 PM

PhD Clinic, Anveshan Setu, PhD students
{Workshops & Meetups}

Ponnurangam Kumaraguru (PK)

06:30 - 20.00 PM

Cultural event and Dinner @ OIST

Day 2 - 10 th February 2023

08:30 - 09:00 AM

Invited Papers Spotlight Talks - 2

09.00 - 10.00 AM

Doctoral Dissertation Award Talks

Pritish Mohapatra

Sruthi Sekar

10.00 - 11.00 AM

Industry Panel

Moderator: Kiran Deshpande (Former CEO, TechM)


Naganand Doraiswamy (Ideaspring Capital)

Aditi Vaidya (Quanfluence)

Sorav Bansal (CompileAI, IIT Delhi)

11.00 - 11.30 AM

Break + Sponsor Cafe + Poster

11.30 - 12.15 PM

Early Career Talk

Title: The Making of a Researcher

Nishant Sinha
(OffNote Labs)

12.15 - 12.30 PM

Poster Session 2:

Invited papers and PhD Clinic

12:30 - 14:00 PM

Lunch + Posters (contd until 13:30)

02.00 - 04.00 PM

Seminar on Effective Technical Writing

Title : Effective Technical Writing

Karthik Ramaswamy (IISc)

04.00 - 04.30 PM

Break + Sponsor Cafe

04.30 - 05.30 PM

Seminar on Effective Technical Writing

Karthik Ramaswamy (IISc)

05.30 - 05.45 PM


Partha Talukdar

06:00 - 20.00 PM

Excursion and Dinner @ OIST

Invited papers

Feb 9 Presenters

Area Paper Title Link Venue Name Institute Presentation Date
AI Escaping Saddle Points for Effective Generalization on Class-Imbalanced Data https://openreview.net/pdf?id=9DYKrsFSU2 NeurIPS 2022 Harsh Rangwani IISc Bangalore Feb 9
AI Maximum Common Subgraph Guided Graph Retrieval: Late and Early Interaction Networks link NeurIPS 2022 Indradyumna Roy IIT Bombay Feb 9
AI Learning Recourse on Instance Environment to Enhance Prediction Accuracy link NeurIPS 2022 Lokesh Nagalapatti IIT Bombay Feb 9
AI Master of All: Simultaneous Generalization of Urban-Scene Segmentation to All Adverse Weather Conditions link ECCV 2022 Nikhil Reddy IIT Delhi Feb 9
AI Multi-modal Extreme Classification link CVPR 2022 Anshul Mittal IIT Delhi Feb 9
AI FairFoody: Bringing in Fairness in Food Delivery link AAAI 2022 Anjali Gupta IIT Delhi Feb 9
AI DeepPS2: Revisiting Photometric Stereo using Two Differently Illuminated Images https://arxiv.org/abs/2207.02025 ECCV 2022 Ashish Tiwari IIT Gandhinagar Feb 9
Systems Designing Virtual Memory System of MCM GPUs https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9923857 MICRO 2022 B. Pratheek IISc Bangalore Feb 9
Systems Certified Mergeable Replicated Data Types https://kcsrk.info/papers/certified_mrdt.pdf PLDI 2022 Vimala Soundarapandian IIT Madras Feb 9
Systems Satisfiability Modulo Fuzzing: A Synergistic Combination of SMT Solving and Fuzzing https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3563332 OOPSLA 2022 Sujit Kumar Muduli IIT Kanpur Feb 9
Systems Heuristic Algorithms for Co-scheduling of Edge Analytics and Routes for UAV Fleet Missions https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=9488740 Infocom 2021 Aakash Khochare IISc Bangalore Feb 9
Systems Minimizing the Sum of Age of Information and Transmission Cost under Stochastic Arrival Model https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=9488746 Infocom 2021 Kumar Saurav TIFR Feb 9
Theory On the Satisfiability of Context-free String Constraints with Subword-Ordering https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3531130.3533329 LICS 2022 Soumodev Mal CMI Feb 9
Theory Synthesizing abstract transformers https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3563334 OOPSLA 2022 Pankaj Kumar Kalita IIT Kanpur Feb 9
Theory Proof-Guided Underapproximation Widening for Bounded Model Checking https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-13185-1_15 CAV 2022 Prantik Chatterjee IIT Kanpur Feb 9
Theory Improved Pattern-Avoidance Bounds for Greedy BSTs via Matrix Decomposition   SODA 2023 Akash Pareek IIT Gandhinagar Feb 9
Theory Separations between Combinatorial Measures for Transitive Functions   ICALP 2022 Chandrima Kayal ISI Kolkata Feb 9

Feb 10 Presenters

AI Unseen Classes at a Later Time? No Problem https://arxiv.org/pdf/2203.16517.pdf CVPR 2022 Hari Chandana K IIT Hyderabad Feb 10
AI Energy-based Latent Aligner for Incremental Learning https://arxiv.org/pdf/2203.14952.pdf CVPR 2022 K. J. Joseph IIT Hyderabad Feb 10
AI Scheduling Virtual Conferences Fairly: Achieving Equitable Participant and Speaker Satisfaction link WWW 2022 Gourab Patro IIT Kharagpur Feb 10
AI A Multitask Framework for Sentiment, Emotion and Sarcasm aware Cyberbullying Detection from Multi-modal Code-Mixed Memes   SIGIR 2022 Krishanu Maity IIT Patna Feb 10
AI MTLVS: A Multi-Task Framework to Verify and Summarize Crisis-Related Microblogs link WSDM 2022 Rajdeep Mukherjee IIT Kharagpur Feb 10
AI Proactively Reducing the Hate Intensity of Online Posts via Hate Speech Normalization link KDD 2022 Sarah Masud IIIT Delhi Feb 10
AI The Inefficiency of Language Models in Scholarly Retrieval: An Experimental Walk-through. https://arxiv.org/pdf/2203.15364.pdf Findings of ACL 2022 Shruti Singh IIT Gandhinagar Feb 10
AI Sentiment and Emotion-Aware Multi-Modal Complaint Identification https://ojs.aaai.org/index.php/AAAI/article/view/21476/21225 AAAI 2022 Apoorva Singh IIT Patna Feb 10
Systems GPM: leveraging persistent memory from a GPU https://doi.org/10.1145/3503222.3507758 ASPLOS 2022 Shweta Pandey IISc Bangalore Feb 10
Systems AccelUPF: accelerating the 5G user plane using programmable hardware. https://doi.org/10.1145/3563647.3563651 SOSR 2022 Abhik Bose IIT Bombay Feb 10
Systems Catch Me If You Learn: Real-Time Attack Detection and Mitigation in Learning Enabled CPS https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9622383 RTSS 21 Ipsita Koley IIT Kharagpur Feb 10
Systems New Wine in an Old Bottle: Data-aware Hash Functions for Bloom Filters https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.14778/3538598.3538613 VLDB 22 Arindam Bhattacharyya IIT Delhi Feb 10
Systems Projection-Compliant Database Generation https://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol15/p998-sanghi.pdf VLDB 22 Anupam Sanghi IISc Bangalore Feb 10
Privacy Tetrad: Actively Secure 4PC for Secure Training and Inference https://www.ndss-symposium.org/wp-content/uploads/2022-58-paper.pdf NDSS 2022 Nishat Koti IISc Bangalore Feb 10
Privacy Secure Auctions in the Presence of Rational Adversaries https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3548606.3560706 CCS 2022 Girisha Shankar IISc Bangalore Feb 10
Privacy Timed speculative attacks exploiting store-to-load forwarding bypassing cache-based countermeasures https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3489517.3530493 DAC 2022 Anirban Chakraborty IIT Kharagpur Feb 10
Privacy Practical, Round-Optimal Lattice-Based Blind Signatures https://dl.acm.org/doi/pdf/10.1145/3548606.3560650 CCS 2022 Anshu Yadav IIT Madras Feb 10

Tentative dates

Papers to be invited listed by PC committee: Dec 25, 2022

Paper list finalized: Dec 31, 2022

Invitations sent to accepted paper authors: Jan 7, 2023

Invitations accepted and travel arrangements: Jan 21, 2023


Area Chairs

Ankit Anand (DeepMind)
Meghna Nasre (IIT Madras)
Abir De (IIT Bombay)
VaanathiSundaresan (IISc)
Anand Mishra (IIT Jodhpur)
Ayon Chakraborty (IIT Madras)
Biswabandan Panda (IIT Bombay)
Syamantak Das (IIIT Delhi)
Krithika Ramaswamy (IIT Palakkad)
Vireshwar Kumar (IIT Delhi)
Sambuddho Chakraborty (IIIT Delhi)
Mukulika Maity (IIIT Delhi)
Rinku Shah (IIIT Delhi)

PC Chair

Partha Pratim Talukdar, IISc

Organizing Committee

Rijurekha Sen (IIT Delhi)
Rajesh Shukla (OIST, Bhopal)
Dr Deepshikha Patel (OIST, Bhopal)
Chandrashekhar Sahasrabhdue (ACM India)

Steering Committee

Rijurekha Sen, IIT Delhi, Chair
Meenakshi D'Souza, IIIT Bangalore
Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, IIIT Hyderabad
Sayan Ranu, IIT Delhi
Hemant Pande, ACM India
Chandrashekhar Sahasrabudhe, ACM India

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Editions of ARCS

2022: PSG College of Technology
2021: PSG College of Technology
2020: IIT Gandhi Nagar
2019: Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology - Kochi
2018: VNIT/Persistent Nagpur
2017: Calcutta University/Amity University - Kolkata
2016: Techno Park - Trivandrum
2015: BITS Pilani - Goa
2014: IIT Delhi
2013: IIT Madras
2012: Pune
2011: Hyderabad
2010: Bangalore
2009: IIT Guwahati
2007: IIIT Hyderabad
2006: IIT Madras
2005: IIT Kanpur
2004: IIT Bombay
2003: IIT Delhi
2002: IISc

Reach Us

Oriental Institute of Science and Technology

Bhopal, India

Contact info

Name: Program Committee

Email: acmindia.arcs@gmail.com

About OIST

The Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, at Bhopal was established in the year 1995. Being the trailblazer among the self- financed Technical Educational Institutes of Central India, its founder Dr KL Thakral, worked meticulously with a team of dedicated personnel, to realize its holistic vision. The Institute is approved by AICTE, N. Delhi & Govt. of India and affiliated to RGPV Bhopal.

For the last two & a half decades, the Institute inspires awe in the society, with its rich blend of old & modern infrastructure, veteran & young faculty, academic & extracurricular activities, research & industry focus, with laurels brought forth by its resourceful alumni with startup ventures, aspiring to be unicorns. Many have received funds and recognition from government sector and are hiring Oriental pass out graduates. The professional stint of alumni in the MNCs, public sector and armed forces, has given them top notch positions, putting the Institute on a global map.

The Institute of late, has renewed accreditation for all its major courses, and brought in curricular renovation with courses on Computer Science & Business Systems, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and Data Sciences. The quality is assured at all levels by apt Institutional governance and Quality Assurance Cell. Our USP is the student base, which stands out with a vibrant Student Activity Council that works round the year, conducting events of all nature. The students learn leadership and many traits alongside, to support them on job and in life.

Nestled in the beautiful city of lakes Bhopal, OIST is just few kilometers from Airport, Railway station and Bus stand- an ideal place to hold conference, wherein Academia and Researchers would get a new dimension with the International ACM Conference.

How to Reach Bhopal

Bhopal is the capital city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, known for its various natural as well as artificial lakes. Bhopal, also referred to as the ‘city of lakes’, is situated in- between two man-made lakes.

The city also boasts of major educational and research institutions like IIFM, NLIU, IIIT, IIHM, MANIT, BHEL, IISER and AMPRI.

The city has been selected as one of the first 20 Indian cities to be developed as a Smart City under the PM’s flagship Smart Cities Mission. Some of the main tourist attractions of the city are Upper Lake, Badi Jheel Lake, Van Vihar National Park, Lakshmi Narayana Temple and Gohar Mahal. Being an important travel destination, Bhopal is well-connected to other major Indian cities by air, road and rail.

How to reach Bhopal by Air
Bhopal Airport is well connected with rest of the major cities and towns such as Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi etc. The Raja Bhoj Airport is located at a distance of approx 22 km from the OIST Bhopal. Tourists may hire a taxi or a cab from the airport to reach the place smoothly.

How to Reach Bhopal by Rail
Bhopal is best connected by train on the central and southern railways. You can easily get regular trains to Bhopal from other major cities of the country. It is well connected with trains from Mumbai, Bangalore to Delhi, Trivandrum etc. The Rani Habibganj railway station (Station Code: RKMP), is 12 kms & Bhopal railway station (Station Code: BPL), is 11 kms away from OIST Bhopal. The Rani Kamalapati Railway Station has been designed and built with the ultra-modern amenities like large covered parking area, 24X7 power backup, drinking water, air-conditioned lobby, offices, shops, high speed escalator, lift, anchor stores, automobile showrooms, convention centre, hotels, super specialty hospital, etc.

How to Reach Bhopal by Road
Regular state run and private bus services connect Bhopal to Ahmedabad, Kota, Jodhpur, Nagpur, Shirdi, Pune, Jaipur, Amravati, Vadodara, Surat and Nashik.

Bhopal is well connected with Bus service from Bhopal Transportation and Local transportation.