ARCS 2024

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.

Highlights Of

ARCS 2024



Paper registration link for poster presentation

Register (https://forms.gle/bY1SE9XEyTAXzDZbA) your paper for ACM ARCS 2024. If you are a PhD student in India, working in any area of Computer Science, and have a paper accepted/published in a conference/journal — please enter the details of your publication here. We will select a subset of these papers for poster presentation at ARCS, co-located with ACM India Annual Event, to be held in NISER Bhubaneshwar February 2024.

We are only looking for accepted/published work for this venue, as the goal is networking with fellow PhD students in India and research mentors in academia and industry. The selected students will be given limited travel and accommodation support to attend ARCS and the ACM India Annual Event. Deadline for paper registration is Oct 31, 2023. Decisions will be sent by Dec 15, 2023.

ACMI-W Annual Summit

ACMI-W Annual Summit for Women in Computing

ACM Annual Summit for Women in Computing every year celebrates the incredible achievements and contributions of women in the field of computing. This annual summit is a testament to the remarkable progress we have made in promoting gender diversity and inclusion in the world of technology.

Co-located with ACM India Annual Event and ARCS, the summit creates a platform for sharing the knowledge, ideas and experiences, thereby facilitating the career growth of women in computing. The summit creates a forum for recognizing the immense talent and potential of women in computing and also provides an opportunity for the participants to interact with the experienced researchers from academia and industry across the globe. The main highlight of the summit is the keynote address by the Outstanding Contribution in Computing by a Woman (OCCW) award winner.

This year’s edition of ACM-IW Annual summit houses a keynote by the OCCW award winner of year 2022 and a panel discussion aimed at providing a comprehensive exploration of the role of collaboration and confidence in women’s leadership, providing both insights and actionable advice for attendees, by binging the correct mix of industry and academia leaders across the country.

PhD Clinic

ACM India PhD Clinic at ARCS 2024

ACM India’s PhD Clinic was launched in Sept 2020, facilitates CS PhD students from all over the country to obtain inputs and advice from diverse expert mentors located in premier academic institutions and industry. The PhD Clinic has been very successful in helping students, with some representative feedback from students:

“The way she answered the questions was so good! She shared personal experiences as well and that made me connect to her.”

“He guided me in such a nice way about how to find a research topic, what areas can be there and how I should align my research in a proper manner.”

In ARCS 2024, you will get to meet fantastic mentors, we will have 1-n-1 in-person Clinic sessions for PhD students. Selected students will get travel support to attend ARCS and interact with mentors. It is mandatory to attend all days of the conference and the Clinic sessions for students who are getting supported by the conference.

Below we list mentors along with their areas of work and affiliation; if you are interested in getting feedback, and having a discussion with any of them, please register at https://forms.gle/1Lxsrc8gySKDwYQt9 to interact.

  • Dr. Siddhartha Asthana, MasterCard – Human Computer Interaction/ML
  • Prof. Anirban Chakraborty, IISc – Computer Vision, Machine Learning
  • Prof. Ayon Chakraborty, IIT Madras – Wireless Networks, Mobile Computing, IoT
  • Dr. Lipika Dey, NLP, ML, AI, Healthcare – TCS Research
  • Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru “PK”, IIIT Hyderabad – NLP, LegalNLP, Code-Mixing, Responsible AI, Social Network Analysis
  • Prof. Radhika Mamadi, IIIT Hyderabad – Computational Linguistics
  • Prof. Mainack Mondal, IIT Kharagpur – Social Networks, Cybersecurity, Usable Privacy and Security
  • Prof. Prerana Mukherjee, Jawaharlal Nehru University – Computer Vision
  • Dr. Niharika Sachdeva, InfoEdge – Information Retrieval
  • Dr. Sougata Sen, BITS Pilani, Goa – IoT, Mobile and Wearable Health (mHealth), Ubiquitous Computing

Registration: https://forms.gle/1Lxsrc8gySKDwYQt9

Registration form open: Sept 25, 2023
Registration close: Oct 24, 2023
PhD Clinic accepted students notification: Nov 7, 2023
Confirmation by students to attend PhD Clinic: Nov 21, 2023
Clinic sessions: February 8 & 9, 2024



Chaya Ganesh, IISc
Sikhar Patranabis. IBM Research
Mainack Mondal, IITKgp
Arindam Khan, IISc
Ramprasad Saptarishi (TIFR)
Akshay, IIT Bombay


Kaustubh Beedkar, IIT Delhi
Mukulika Maity, IIIT Delhi
Rinku Shah, IIIT Delhi
Harish Doraiswamy, MSR India
Srinivas Karthik V, Huawei, EPFL
Vinu E Venugopal, IIIT Bangalore


Nipun Batra, IIT Gandhinagar
Anusha Mujumdar, Ericsson Labs
Uma Sawant, LinkedIn
Shikhar Vashishth, Google Research

Dr. Arpita Patra, Associate Professor, CSA, IISc https://www.csa.iisc.ac.in/~arpita/

Dr. Karthik Ramachandra, Principal Group Engineering Manager, Microsoft http://www.karthikramachandra.in/

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