ICECST-2021 – A two-day International Conference was inaugurated on 18thof June2021, at 9 am in the Mangala Hall, Hotel Srinivas by Mr.Sucheth D’Souza, Chief manger& Branch Head of Bank of Maharashra, Mangaluru. Dr. A. Srinivas Rao, Pro-chancellor of Srinivas University and Vice-President of A.Shama Rao Foundation, Mangaluru was the president of the function and delivered the presidential address. Dr.P.S. Aithal, Vice chancellor of Srinivas University spoke about the conference and its importance. The international speakers Dr.Steven Fernandes, University of Central Florida, USA, Dr.AliReza Alaei, Southern Cross University, Australia, Dr. Shivakumar, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Dr.Prakash Kumar Udupi from Oman joined virtually to the inauguration and spoke about the conference. Prof.Subramanya Bhat, Dean of CCIS briefed about the research activities of the conference. Dr.Nethravathi P.S, Professor of CCIS and the Convener of the conference welcomed all the dignitaries. Dr.Krishna Prasad K, Associate professor and co-convener of the conference gave the vote of thanks. The Abstract Book was released by the dignitariesduring the formal function.
Soon after the inauguration of ICECST-2021, the keynote session from the international speakers started. The Session 1 begun at 11.30 am by Dr.Ali Reza Alaei, Southern Cross University, Australia on the topic “Measuring Human Satisfaction based on Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Approach: Application in tourism” further at 12.30 pm Session-2 by Dr. Shivakumar, University of Malaya, Malysia on the topic “Forged Text Detection” and the Session-3 was delivered by Dr.Prakash Kumar Udupi from Oman on the topic “Lean IT and FOSS-Towards new way of using IT in Business”. Afternoon from 3 pm to 5 pm the researcher presented their work and it took place with four parallel sessions by the session coordinators and eminent research professors from various places of Karnataka were the session chairs for the presentations.
Day -2, i.e 19th June 2021, begun at 9 am with the keynote session -4 by Dr.P.S.Aithal, Vice chancellor of Srinivas University on the topic “Anticipated Developments in Student-Centred, Faculty-Focused Higher Education System Based on Indian National Education Policy 2020”. Further the Session -5 delivered by Dr.Steven Fernandes, University of Central Florida, USA on the topic “Deep Learning & Computer Vision” and the session-3 was taken by Dr.Manju Jose, Middle East College, Oman on the topic “Offline Cursive Handwriting Recognition using State of the Art Deep Convolutional Neural Networks”. From 2 pm to 4 pm, the researcher presented their work and it took place with four parallel sessions by the session coordinators and eminent research professors from various places of Karnataka were the session chairs for the presentations.Around 65 research articles Selected for the presentations and the same papers will be published in the Conference proceedings and Book Chapters of New Delhi Publishers.