ACM India Annual Event

ACM India announces its annual event for the year 2023, hosted by the Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, Bhopal, on the 11th of February 2023. ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery is the world’s largest educational and scientific society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM recognizes excellence in computer science and information technology through a host of prestigious awards, including the Turing Award (aka Nobel Prize in Computing). ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking. ACM India was launched in 2010 to increase ACM’s presence in the country, and has been recording a healthy growth in India over the last decade. ARCS 2023 and the ACM-W India Decade Celebration event are co-located with ACM India annual event.

Institutional Partners

Platinum


Silver


Speakers

Shafi Goldwasser
Yannis Ioannidis
Arjun Jain
Gabriele Kotsis
Satya Lokam
Tulika Mitra
Venkatesh Raman
Natarajan Shankar

Event Schedule

Session

Welcome and opening remarks


Time (IST)

09:30-09:35

Session

ACM report by Yannis Ioannidis (President, ACM)


Time (IST)

09:35-09:45

Yannis Ioannidis

Session

ACM India report by Venkatesh Raman (President, ACM India)


Time (IST)

09:45-10:00

Venkatesh Raman

Session

Fireside chat (virtual) with Shafi Goldwasser (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley) hosted by Satya Lokam (Microsoft Research India)


Time (IST)

10:00-11:15

Shafi Goldwasser

Satya Lokam

Session

Computing at the Edge: Specialize or Generalize?

Tulika Mitra (National University of Singapore)


Time (IST)

11:45-12:45

Tulika Mitra

Session

ACM India Awards Ceremony


Time (IST)

14:00-15:00

Session

Autonomy at Scale: Where Are We Headed?

Arjun Jain (UAVIO Labs)


Time (IST)

15:00-16:00

Arjun Jain

Session

Interactive Proof and Code Generation with PVS

Shankar Natarajan (SRI International, CA)


Time (IST)

16:30-17:30

Shankar Natarajan

Venue

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.