10th National IT Seminar on Recent Trends in Software Technologies (RTST-2012) in I.T.S., Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad
April 07, 2012
A one-day 10th National IT Seminar “Recent Trends in Software Technologies (RTST-2012)” was organized by Department of IT (NBA Accredited MCA Programme) in association with CSI-GZB Chapter & ACM Delhi-NCR Chapter at I.T.S., Mohan Nagar Ghaziabad on Saturday, 07th April, 2012. Dr. Pankaj Jalote, Director-IIIT, Delhi was the Chief Guest in this Seminar. Sh. Sunil Asthana, General Manager & Global Delivery Partner, CSC, Noida, India was the Key Note Speaker in the inaugural session of the Seminar. Seminar formally began with Lamp Lighting by above Guests, Director General, I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad Dr. A. K. Puri and Director – IT, Dr. Vineet Kansal.
In his welcome address, Director General – I.T.S, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad, Prof. A.K. Puri welcomed the Chief Guest, Key Note Speaker, Invited Guests, & delegates from various institutions and spoke about the emerging trends in software technologies and its future directions. Prof. Puri said that gradually computers and their applications have started taking important place in our day to day life: be it mobile, laptops, smart-phones & may other daily appliances and it is becoming a necessity for all of us. In his address, Chief Guest Dr. Pankaj Jalote discussed the definition of engineering and differentiated it with software engineering & explored the skills required in this profession. He discussed the role of science based researcher and engineering researcher, abilities of researcher, difference between research & research manager. He also made aware the delegates the research opportunities in India and motivated them towards research career. He said that now India has been recognized by the rest of the world as an IT Power. Addressing as the Key Note Speaker, Sh. Sunil Asthana Ji spoke about the latest developments taking place in the IT Industry and covered various aspects of Mobile Commerce, Mobility, and Mobile Applications & Cloud Computing. Sh. Sunil Asthana, in his address, said that in true sense to make any technology available, is the availability of its benefits to the masses, i.e., to a common man. He further said that in present almost everybody has the access to Mobile Phones / smart-phones and if we can exploit these mobile phones as the vehicle for enabling these services and make them available, it would be really useful.
After inaugural session the seminar was divided into two technical sessions Emerging Trends & SIG Role in Software Developments and then Recent Advances in Software Testing, maintenance and quality assurance. In pre-lunch session Mr. Amit Goenka, Co-founder & CEO, Ariose Software Pvt. Ltd., Noida, Ms. Swati Mehra, Business Analyst, NIIT Limited, New Delhi and Ms. Vibha S. Sinha, Manager-Productivity Tools, IBM Research Lab India, Delhi addressed the gathering and expressed their views on related issues including Emerging Trends in software developments, agile methodologies, mobile computing, smart-phone applications and how SIG are playing an important role towards achieving the same.
In post-lunch session, Mr. Navneet B. Gupta, Program Manager - Aviva Testing Services, CSC, Noida, Mr. Virendra Singh Karakoti, Project Manager, Amdocs, Gurgaon and Dr. Ruchika Malhotra, Assistant Professor, Department of Software Engineering, DTU, Delhi talked about recent advances in software testing, maintenance & quality assurances related issues and disclosed the fact that software testing has now become a challenging profession as equivalent to software development.
The technical sessions were followed by the concluding session. In the concluding session, Sh. Rakesh Misra, Sr. Project Manager, CSC, Noida & Author, The eMedha Paradigm delivered a talk on the development of emerging trends in software engineering and shared the audience some hidden facts of Industry applications of new technologies related to software development.
While delivering his concluding remarks, Dr. Vineet Kansal, Director – IT thanked to all the speakers, invited guests, delegates present and participated from various institutes and organizations of far off places in the seminar. He also thanked the Computer Society of India (CSI) – Ghaziabad Chapter & ACM Delhi-NCR Chapter for promoting the event & for providing the support in their capacity. Dr. Kansal said that this seminar must have provided enough inputs to identify, explore and carry out meaningful research in the area of Software developments, mobile applications, cloud computing, software testing, maintenance & quality assurance.
After the Concluding Session, all the delegates/ participants were issued with the certificates of attending the seminar. The event was organized by Dr. Rabins Porwal as convener along with Prof. Ashish Seth and Prof. Saurabh Saxena.
The seminar was attended by the delegates from far end institutes such as I.M.S., Dehradoon, Vira College of Engineering, Bijnor, K.L.S.I.T., Bijnor, NIMS University, Jaipur, D.I.M.S., Meerut, SRM University, Modinagar, Vaibhav Institute of Mgmt & Technology, Bulandshahar, Ch.N.S. Group of College, Gothany, Khurja, V.I.T., Dadri and guests & delegates from nearby institutions such as Jamia Hamdard, Delhi, KEC, AKGEC, RKGIT, ABES, MIPS Morta, Suderdeep Engineering College, Ghaziabad, IILM Gr. Noida etc. and faculty members & students of ITS, Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad approximately more than 250 persons.