National Conference on Information Sciences - 2009

National conference in information sciences 2009 at School of Information Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

October 01, 2009

"Information Science domains such as Healthcare IT, Embedded Systems and VLSI have huge potential" declared the chief guest Dr. Prashanth B. Bhat, CTO, Manipal Dot Net after inaugurating the National Conference on Information Sciences (NCIS-2009) here, at the AC Seminar Hall, MIT recently. Sharat Shreedhar introduced the chief guest at the function.


Addressing an august gathering here on high computing technologies, Dr Bhat stressed on the need for quality in order to have better performance of computing systems. He concluded his speech by stating "Design of high computing architecture with good performance and flexibility will yield better results in these booming domains".


The event was organised by Manipal Centre for Information Science (MCIS), Manipal Academy of Higher Education and jointly sponsored by Microsoft Corporation. About 120 scholars from premier institutes participated in this mega event. In a series of presentations on information sciences, the scholars discussed about the ongoing researches in the area of Health Care IT, Embedded Systems, and Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI). 


Majority of the scholars were of the opinion that India had miles to go in these unique areas however with proven local talents in information sciences there was much better scope to conquer newer heights in the said areas, they felt. They were able to bring their unique research ideas and insights into the discussion.

In his presidential address Dr. G K Prabhu, Registrar, Manipal Academy of Higher Education firmly asserted "The application of Information Technology, Embedded systems and VLSI has proven to have tremendous growth and scope in the Healthcare Industry."


Prof. Harishchandra Hebbar, Director, MCIS welcoming the gathering pointed out "In this age of information science, it is important to have an integrated approach to any solution. It is essential to provide a common platform for the young minds to discuss innovative solutions for the future generations," he added.


Around 100 scholars from premier institutes presented papers in diverse domains during this conference.  It was a platform for many of them to exchange their innovative ideas and discuss future trends. One of the enthusiastic participants Sumit Singh, from RV College, Bangalore, expressing his view stated "This conference has given me an exposure to new upcoming technologies and (helped) in networking with people from various domains".
Mohan Kumar J, the conference coordinator briefed on the overview of the conference.  Ravikala Kamath delivered the vote of thanks.