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DBCE holds national conference


Department of computer engineering at Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fatorda organised a two-day national conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Computer and Electronics Engineering (NCETCE).

The conference was inaugurated by founder and director, Ideaz Limited, Kishore Shah along with chairman, Computer Society of India (Goa Chapter), Abhay Bhamaikar. Also present for the ceremony were director of Don Bosco College of Engineering, Fr Kinley D’Cruz; principal of Don Bosco College of Engineering, Neena Panandikar; convenor (NCETCE) and head of computer department, professor Gaurang Patkar and professors Amrita Naik and Shweta Morajkar.

In his speech Shah urged students to develop a sense of curiosity, and to explore and re-invent the normal things of life. He advised faculty members to inspire students by following new teaching methodologies.

During the inaugural ceremony, the dignitaries also released the Conference Proceedings CD which contained all the research papers to be published as part of the conference.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by a seminar on ‘Digital Manufacturing-Changing lives’ by founder and director of Infinyt 3D, Verna, Ryan Vaz.

The conference had paper presentation sessions in image processing, data mining, Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and electronics. Alongside these presentations, keynote sessions were conducted by assistant professor IIT Goa, Sharad Sinha; Venkatnaresh Babu Kuppili and assistant professor from NIT, Goa, Damodar Reddy Edla.

The seminar by Sinha focused on emerging paradigms in computing hardware design. The talk highlighted the increasing role of software-based hardware design methodologies and the need for them. This brought out the intersection between principles from computer science (compilers, architectures, programming languages, etc.) and electronics design.

Edla delivered an informative session on nature inspired algorithms. Participants were given insight into various optimisation techniques.

A total of 14 technical papers were selected for presentation at NCETCE. All the selected papers will be published in UGC Approved Journal.

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