SocProS 12

Report
A
Report
on
2nd International Conference
on
Soft Computing for Problem Solving
(SocPros 2012)
(December 28-30, 2012)
Organized by
Institute of Engineering & Technology
JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur, India
Inaugural SESSION
The Conference was inaugurated by
Chief Guest
Dr. Madhukar Gupta,
(Divisional Commissioner, Govt. of Rajasthan)
on December 28, 2012 at 10.30 AM with
lighting of the holy lamp and invoking
blessings of Goddess Saraswati.
Inaugural SESSION
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Dr. Upinder Dhar, Patron of the Conference
and Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, JKLU, Jaipur
delivered the welcome address.
In his address, he shared his happiness that in a
short span of time JK Lakshmipat University
has Successfully organized two International
Conferences.
He also said that with the advancement of
Computational Techniques and Computational
Intelligence, organizations are now having
better control over their processes and
phenomenon.
Inaugural SESSION
Dr. B.V. Babu, General Chair, SocPros 2012
and Director, IET, JKLU delivered opening
remarks for the conference.
 He shared with the audience that how the
idea of SocPros 2012 was generated.
 He also said that Soft Computing is going to
play an important role not only in Science
and Engineering, but its influence will be
extended farther.
 He briefed that about 313 papers were
received amongst which 200 papers were
accepted for presentation.
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Inaugural SESSION
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Dr. Kusum Deep, General Chair, SocPros 2012 and
Professor, IIT Roorkee, extended warm welcome to the
delegates and participants to the conference.
Along with thanks to the committee members, She
acknowledged that her decision to conduct SocPros
2012, 2nd in its series at JKLU was a wise decision. She
also proposed next edition of the conference to be
organized at IIT Roorkee, Noida Campus.
Dr. Millie Pant, Programme Committee Chair and
Associate Professor, IIT Roorkee briefed about division
of the accepted papers in 20 sessions. She requested
participants to attend sessions and strengthen their
knowledge about Soft computing approaches.
Inaugural SESSION
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Dr. Kanad Ray briefed about special sessions scheduled
during the conference.
Inaugural SESSION
Chief Guest of the Occasion, Dr. Madhukar Gupta,
IAS, Divisional Commissioner, Govt. of Rajasthan
shared his pleasure over the progress that the
university has made in short span of time.
 Dr. Gupta shared that technology is changing lives and
world has become a global village. He lightly shared
that conferences are not only for fun, dinner and
lunch but mainly for knowledge crunch. He shared
that he has problem with word ‘problem’ as problems
need to seen as opportunities.
 He shared that we need to demystify the problems in
the country so that simpler and cost effective
solution can be developed.
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Release of Conference Souvenir
Inaugural SESSION
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The Inaugural session concluded with
Vote of thanks by Dr. Umesh Gupta, local
organizing chair.
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The Master of the Ceremony was Dr.
Sanjay Kumar.
Key NOTE Address 1
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The Keynote Address was delivered by Dr.
Dipankar, University of Memphis, USA. He
put forward lot of opportunities in different
areas like cloud computing, usage of mobile
devices in health informatics, pervasive
computing and social networking and
covered latest advances in immunological
approaches.
Brief Review of Participation
Full Papers Received
Papers Accepted for
Presentation
312
200
No. of Registration
128
No. of Papers Presented
120
(During 20 Technical Sessions)
Technical Sessions
8 Technical Sessions were conducted post
Lunch on 28th December 2012.
 The sessions were chaired by Dr. Millie
Pant, Dr. Ashu Sharma and Dr. Amit Jain,
Dr. Sandeep Tomar, Dr. Vipin Jain, Dr.
Ashwini Sharma, Dr. Sonal Jain.
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Workshop on “The Game Design
and Game Development”
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The workshop was conducted by Arijit
Bhatacharya, CEO,Virtual Infocom.
Key note address 2
The Keynote Address was delivered by
Prof Anirban Bandopadhyay, National
Institute of Material Sciences, Japan. He
introduced brain inspired and bio-inspired
computing with very interesting 3
dimensional clips.
Cultural Evening
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The evening was made pleasant by
melodious performances of faculty and
students of JKLU.
Key note address 3
By Prof. Ravindra Guddi, IIT Bombay
 He discussed challenges of process system
approaches and explained how fuzzy
reasoning helps to make smart decisions
for efficiency and productivity.
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Key note address 3
Invited Talk
The invited talk was delivered by Dr. P. C.
Jha, Delhi University.
 He shared strategies for an optimal
advertising media planning for multiple
products of a firm operating in diverse
regions based on mathematical modeling.
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Technical Sessions
11 Technical Sessions were conducted on
Dec. 29, 2012.
 The sessions were chaired by Dr. S. S.
Handa, Dr. P. K. Kapoor, Dr. M.K. Soni, Dr.
Santosh Dhar, Dr. R.C. Mittal, Dr. P.C. Jha,
Dr. Kannan Govindan, Dr. G.S. Dangayach,
Dr. Sandeep Tomar, Dr. D. Nagesh Kumar
and Dr. Kapil Arora.
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Key note address 4
The Key Note Address 4 was delivered by
Dr. D. Nagesh Kumar, IISc Bangalore.
 He discussed soft computing applications
in Water Resources Management and
demonstrated Ant Colony Adaptation for
Reservoir Operations.
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Special Tutorial on “Fundamental Aspects of
Microtubule in Brain like Computing” by Dr.
Anirban Bandopadhyay
Doctoral Thesis Presentation
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Three Doctoral Thesis were presented
for the award.
Gala Dinner at Amber Vatika
Technical Sessions
Technical Session 20 was conducted on
December 30th 2012.
 The session was chaired by Dr. Millie
Pant.
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Key note address 5
Delivered by Prof. Ajoy Ray, Bengal
Engineering and Science University,
Shibpur.
 He talked about understanding and
Controlling the uncertainty in engineering
and medical systems- Soft Computing
based approaches.
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Invited Talk by Dr. Kanan Govindan,
Associate Professor in Operations and
Supply Chain Management at University
of Southern Denmark. He talked on
“Application of metaheuristic for reverse
supply chain management”.
Thanks

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