Ajay Rana, Volunteer for IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section

Amity Institute of Information Technology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India organized the 8th International Conference on “Reliability, Infocom Technologies and Optimization (ICRITO’2020) (Trends and Future Directions) during 4th to 5th June 2020 in association with IEEE UP Section, India completely on virtual platform. The conference was inaugurated on 4th June 2020 by Chief Guest Dr S Radha Chauhan, Principal Secretary, Vocational & Technical Education, Uttar Pradesh, Guest of Honours Prof SN Singh, Vice-Chancellor, MMM University, Gorakhpur & IEEE India Council Chair and Dr. Chitra Rajgopal, Distinguished Scientist & Director Gen. (RM & IMPL.), DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Chancellor Dr Atul Chauhan, Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla, Dean & Conference Chair, Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Rana and Conference Co-Chair, Prof. (Dr.) S K Khatri. The valedictory function was graced by the presence of H.E. Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Kiran Bedi.

The 2-Day conference witnessed participation of top scientists, researchers, scholars & corporate leaders from across the globe, assembled on the virtual platform to share their piece of work and to acknowledge the outstanding work done by others.

Industry engagement is a very challenging section which needs to be clubbed with students’ need & scope for future research. Therefore, to create a bridge between the Academia and Industry, a Mega Leadership Conclave was also conducted over two days of conference by the Institute in association with Amity Technical Placement Centre (ATPC), Amity Education Group’s strongest corporate division which performs market analysis and responsible for optimum recognition & absorption of students of Amity in the corporate world.

Large number of academicians, researchers, industry experts and young professionals assembled on one platform and deliberated on different areas based on conference themes. More than 1600 papers were submitted in this conference out of which after rigorous review process 263 research papers were accepted, with the acceptance rate of around 18% only. The accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore Digital Library for publication. Authors from 16 Countries (Romania, Oman, Dubai, US, Italy, Russia, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Bahrein, Australia, UK, Norway, Uzbekistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan etc) submitted their research works. Authors of these research papers are from different universities and institutions, research organizations as well as corporate sector of global repute. 22 keynote/invited talks were delivered over the 2-day virtual conference. All the speakers were well renowned academicians and researchers in their respective domains. Speakers were from UK (4), Argentina, Malaysia (2), Australia (2), Oman (3), Japan, Uzbekistan, Italy (2), Jordan, Bangladesh, Iran, USA and Morocco. In total, there were 16 technical tracks in ICRITO’2020. Technical presentations of these research papers were covered under 22 parallel technical sessions. To evaluate and improve quality of technical paper presentations 72 researchers and domain experts from different academic institutions were engaged as session chairs.