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Call for participation: ISEC 2019, 14-16 February, Pune
11 January 2019

Innovations in Software Engineering Conference (ISEC) is the annual conference of iSOFT, the India chapter of ACM SIGSOFT under the umbrella of ACM India. The 12th edition of the conference will be held at COEP Pune, India on 14-16 February. ISEC will bring together researchers and practitioners from around the world to share the results of their work. The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share cutting-edge advancements in the field of software engineering.

The program includes many interesting features:

  • Main Research track
  • Invited Talks
  • PhD Symposium
  • StartUps track
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials and Tech Briefings

The keynotes include:

  • "Software Engineering for Smart Cyber-Physical Systems: Challenges and Opportunities" by Holger Giese, Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, Germany
  • "Use-Oriented Design and Software Ecosystems" by Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

For registration, please visit ( Please register soon to avail of the early bird registration discount.

Student Travel Scholarships
We are pleased to announce travel scholarships for students to attend ISEC 2019. This is meant to encourage outstation students studying in technical institutions in India to attend the conference.

Each travel scholarship will consist of: 1. travel expenses against travel booking receipts subject to maximum Rs. 4,000; and 2. free local hostel accommodation in Pune (on a shared basis). Scholarship recipients may be requested to help with volunteering activities at the conference. Tasks may include working at the registration desk, helping session chairs, etc. Overall time commitment will be less than five hours over the entire conference period.

Selection criteria: full-time students enrolled in technical institutions in India. The applicant must have already registered for ISEC 2019 before applying for the scholarship. These scholarships are competitive and only a limited number are available. Preference will be given to students who will be presenting papers either at the main conference or PhD symposium or workshop. Otherwise, students with exceptional research potential will be favoured.

Application for scholarship:

Conference Sponsors: TCS, icertis Applied Cloud, TEQIP COE-Signal Processing, Microsoft

Looking forward to meeting you at the conference.

Thanks and Regards,
C.G. Sahasrabudhe


Reminder: ACM India Industry Webinar on December 1 at 11am IST with Dr. Pandurang Kamat: Blockchain in the Enterprise - Creating Value Beyond the Hype
28 November 2018

If you have not done so already, Register now for the inaugural session of ACM India Industry Webinar series, "Blockchain in the Enterprise - Creating Value Beyond the Hype", to be presented on Saturday December 1, 2018 at 11am IST by Dr. Pandurang Kamat, Associate CTO and Chief Technologist at Persistent Systems Ltd, Goa. All students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note: You can also stream this webinars on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: Blockchain, the distributed ledger and smart contract technology, has now entered the trough of disillusionment as the hype has died down substantially. It first came to fore as the underlying technology that powered the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, but over the last few years has come of its own. The talk will:

  • Introduce and explain what blockchain is and the various flavors of it are
  • Provide insights into the transformations it can bring across industries
  • Give an insight into how enterprise should go about leveraging it to create business value

Duration: 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Dr. Pandurang Kamat is Associate CTO and Chief Technologist at Persistent Systems. Pandurang incubated and now heads Persistent's Blockchain/DLT practice globally, focussed on solving enterprise and government problems with distributed ledger technologies. Prior to Persistent, he was the director of analytics at and has also worked at Bell Labs and HP Labs, building secure communications and digital media products. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers University, New Jersey.
LinkedIn :
Twitter: @pandurangkamat

Dr. Hemant Pande, Executive Director ACM India


Announcing New ACM India Industry Webinar Series
5 November 2018

Dear ACM India Members,

Wishing everyone a very happy Diwali!

Starting November 2018 (after Diwali), ACM India plans to introduce an Industry Webinar Series for its members. Delivered by expert industry professionals and visionary technology leaders from industry and academia, the 60-minute webinars will focus on topics of significant relevance to the computing industry, such as AI and Machine Learning, Security, Blockchain, Networks, and Visual Computing. All students, faculty and industry professionals from India are welcome to attend these webinars aimed at keeping computing practitioners at the forefront of technical trends, professional development and emerging technologies.

Hope you can spare a couple of minutes to respond to this short survey.

I look forward to your input and participation to make the webinar series a success.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the first webinar.


Dr. Hemant Pande
Executive Director, ACM India Council

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