Prepared by: Abhay Bansal, General Chair for Confluence 2022
Amity School of Engineering and Technology (ASET) organized the 12th International Conference CONFLUENCE 2022, themed “Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Engineering” in a virtual mode amid COVID-19 in technical sponsorship by IEEE UP Section. The two-day International Conference aimed to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on “Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Engineering”. The context of the conference was to inculcate the research culture among the academics and the industry that is facilitated by the ideas of the intellectuals during the conduct of the conference. It also let the participants acquaint themselves with transcendental growth, recent trends, innovations as per the leadership and vision of Amity’s Founder President Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, Patron in Chief, Confluence 2022, who believes in outcome-based actions with long-term sustainability.
CONFLUENCE 2022 was honored by the presence of over 110 international speakers and guests from across the world including from USA, UK, Australia, Argentina, Canada, New Zealand, France, Ireland, Malaysia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Singapore, Germany, Italy, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Ukraine, Portugal, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Japan, Vietnam, Nepal, South Korea, North Africa, Dubai, Greece, Norway and India. Over 700 technical research papers were submitted to CONFLUENCE 2022 from faculty members and Ph.D. scholars of reputed academic institutions both at the national and international levels. 114 manuscripts were accepted and presented during the two days of the conference. Throughout the conference, the audience experienced innovative ways to cope with the current challenges in cloud computing, data science, and engineering through a broad selection of keynote speakers, tutorials, and special events such as the CEO forum and plenary session. The entire event was partitioned into 8 tracks which are based on various plenary sessions covering the core areas: AI and Soft Computing, Algorithms and Software, Big Data and Data Mining, Cloud Computing and Virtualization, Computer Networks and Sensors, Image/ Video processing, IoT and Automation, and Machine Learning.
Valedictory Session was graced by some eminent resource persons such as David Gries (Cornell University, USA), Mike Hinchey (University of Limerick, Ireland and Past Chairperson, IEEE UK and Ireland Section), Shiaofen Fang (Indiana University Purdue University, USA), Sartaj Sahni (University of Florida, USA), S.N. Singh (IEEE India Council Immediate Past-Chair, India), Peter Robinson (Cambridge University, UK), Samir Shah (Drexel University, USA), Bhiksha Ramakrishnan (Carnegie Mellon University, USA) and Mohamed Ibrahim bin Abdul Mutalib (Vice-Chancellor, UTP, Malaysia). The Guest of Honor, Prof. Peter Robinson addressed the valedictory and talked about how Extended Reality has evolved over the decades. The ceremony came to an end by honoring the Successful Alumni of Amity University with the “Amity School Young IT Achievements Award”. This award was conferred to Piyush Arora (Senior Interaction Designer, Google USA), Shivang Kumar (Operations Lead, ANZ, Australia), Mihir Sardana (Analyst, Goldman Sachs, USA), Saniya Sahdev (Senior Technology Consultant, Ernest and Young, USA) and Piyush Khatreja (Assistant Vice President, Credit Suisse, Singapore).
The conference organizers are thankful to IEEE UP Section headed by Dr. Satish K. Singh and other executive members for their continuous support to make Confluence 2022 a grand success.