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CSI National Convention 2003 to be held in December at IIT, Delhi

Mega event to be inaugurated by the Hon'ble President of India

The XXXVIII CSI National Convention 2003 will be held at the IIT, New Delhi, from December 11-13, 2003. Organized by the Computer Society of India (CSI)—India's premier body of IT professionals, the mega event, to be attended by over 1,200 professionals and delegates, will be inaugurated by the Hon'ble President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

The theme of the 38th National Convention, "ICT for Prosperity of Mankind", is to reflect on the technological gains India has secured in the field of information technology.

Mr. Anand Pathak, President, CSI, commenting on the theme said, "India, having made a significant presence in the area of Information Technology in the international arena, is yet to harness the full capabilities of Information Technology for the prosperity and overall development of our people. Information, Computers and Telecommuni-cations (ICT) are considered as technology enablers in the country's endeavour to ameliorate problems of masses, especially in villages and other remote areas of the country. It is in this context that we have finalised this year's theme for the Convention."

The Convention's inaugural session is to be addressed by Mr. R. A. Mashelkar, Director General of CSIR and Prof. M. S. Swaminathan of MSSRF. CSI has put together a fine team of thought-provoking speakers to address the various plenary sessions at the National Convention. The list of speakers include Mr. K N Gupta, CCA, Ministry of Communications and IT; Prof. S Chandrasekhar, FORE School of Management; Prof. R Sadananda, AIT, Bangkok; Prof. C R Muthukrishnan, IIT, Chennai; Dr. Y S Rajan, VC, Punjab Technical University; Dr. Yong Fook Seng, GNEE N Polytechnique Singapore; Dr. Gary Sager, USA; Dr S.S Krishnan, USA and Prof K.K Paliwal, Brisbane University, Australia.

Apart from showcasing the latest and cutting edge technologies to the user communities, the convention shall focus on issues and challenges in taking ICT to the masses. The various exhibition theme areas include Distributed and Network Based Computing, VLSI, Database Management Systems, Computer Vision and Robotics, Microprocessors and Computer Architecture, Multimedia Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Weather Forecasting, Remote Sensing, Mobile Computing, Image Processing, Digital Signal Processing, Bio-Informatics and Biotechnology and Bilingual Computing.

For more details on the National Convention, log on to You may also contact the persons listed below.

Deepak Shikarpur, Executive Director, Computer Society of India, (M) 098220 44533
Ashish Arora, Prana Public Relations (ADFACTORS Group), Tel: 91-22-22884046 / 48 / 49;
(M) 098213 78443.
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Founded in 1965, the Computer Society of India is the largest association of information technology professionals in India, with over 25,000 members on its rolls. Today it has 61 chapters and 70 plus student branches spread across the length and breadth of the country. The purpose of the society is scientific and educational advancement of the theory and practice of computer science, computer engineering and technology, systems science and engineering, information processing, related arts and sciences. CSI also represents India in international bodies such as the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) and South-East Asian Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC).
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