ICACCI 2015 Doctoral Consortium

10-13 August 2015, Kerala, India | Venue: SCMS, Aluva, Kochi

Submission Deadline: June 3, 2015 09:29:00 IST (Extended)

The goal of ICACCI Doctoral Consortium is to help PhD students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice in a constructive and international atmosphere. The Doctoral Consortium will run in conjunction with the Fourth International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI 2015), Kochi, India.

Call for Doctoral Consortium

Ph.D. students are invited to make a submission to the Doctoral Consortium. The specific topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bio-Inspired Computing
  • Biomedical Imaging and Sensing
  • Cloud, Cluster, Grid and P2P Computing
  • Cognitive Computing
  • Cognitive Radios and White Space Networking
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Architecture and VLSI
  • Computer Vision
  • Control Systems and Applications
  • Cyber-Physical Systems and Social Computing
  • Data Management, Exploration and Mining
  • e-governance, e-Commerce, e-business, e-Learning
  • Future Internet and Next-Generation Networking Architectures
  • Green Networks and Distributed Systems
  • Homeland Security and Disaster Management
  • Human Computer Interaction and Interface
  • Hybrid Intelligent Models and Applications
  • Information Visualization
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Knowledge Management
  • Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing
  • Mobile Computing
  • Multimedia and Applications
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Parallel and Distributed Algorithms
  • Pattern Recognition and Analysis
  • Personal Information Systems
  • QoS and Resource Management
  • RFID and Sensor Network
  • Satellite and Space Communications
  • Security, Trust and Privacy
  • Embedded Systems
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Social Network Behaviors, Modeling, and Analysis
  • Systems and Software Engineering
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Vehicular, Underground and Underwater Networks
  • VLSI Circuit Design and CAD Tools
  • Web Application Engineering
  • Wireless Communication
  • Health Informatics
  • Music Informatics
  • Business Informatics
  • Applied Bioinformatics and Community Genetics
  • Social Informatics

The format of papers is identical to Springer LNCS series format. You can find useful these formatting tips. Papers that do not follow these format requirements may be rejected without review or may be not included in the journal even if they were accepted for publication.There is no limit to the number of pages.

Submissions should be made via EDAS conference management system. Submissions that do not comply with the instructions will not be considered. By submitting a paper, the doctoral student implicitly agrees that in case of acceptance he/she will register to the conference and present the paper.

Your submission should clearly state:

  • Motivation, problem description
  • State of the art
  • Novelty and significance relative to the state of the art
  • Approach and proposed experiments (where appropriate)
  • Results obtained and work in progress
  • Keywords and key references of the presented work.

All submissions will undergo a thorough reviewing process with a view to providing detailed and constructive feedback. The program committee will select the best submissions for presentation at the Doctoral Consortium and publication in the proceedings. Notification of acceptance/rejection of submitted articles will be sent to the authors by e-mail. The authors of the accepted papers will be allowed to make corrections in accordance with the suggestions of the reviewers and submit final camera-ready papers within the stipulated deadline.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: June 3, 2015 09:29:00 IST (Extended)
Notification of Acceptance: 20 June, 2015
Final Version Due: 30 June, 2015
Consortium: 10-13 August, 2015


Accepted and presented papers will be published in the popular open access journal, Research in Computing Science. This journal is indexed by DBLP and published by National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico.

Who can Submit

The Consortium is open to all Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. graduates.


Doctoral Symposium Chairs

Ding-zhu Du, University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Christian Callegari, University of Pisa, Italy
Shivani Sud, Intel Labs, USA

Review Committee



At least one author is required to register at the full registration rate. The registration fee is INR 9000 (For International Authors: USD160) for all categories of authors. For the registered authors of ICACCI, ISTA, VisionNet, WCI and SSCC, the fee will be INR 5000 (USD 80).


The conference will be held at SCMS Group of Institutions, Corporate Office Campus, Prathap Nagar , Muttom, Aluva, Kochi (Ernakulam), Kerala , India.

Please click here for more information about Hotel and Accommodation.

SCMS School of Engineering and Technology (SSET) is one of the largest technology institutions in Kerala. SSET is consistently ranked as one among the top 75 Engineering Colleges in India, by renowned national survey agencies. The institution is ranked as the Best Engineering College in Kerala by RECCAA- NT. As per the study conducted by “The Week” jointly with Hansa Research Group SSET was ranked as the 64th best in the order of national merit in the year 2011. In another study by the National Research Agency MDRA jointly with “The Outlook” magazine SSET was ranked 59th best engineering college in India again in the year 2011. Yet another survey conducted by GHRDC- CSR and published in the ‘Competition Success Review’ in August 2012 issue, SSET was ranked 11th in the ranking of Top Emerging Engineering Colleges in India.

Affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, SSET offers B.Tech. in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Computer Science, Automobile and Masters (M.Tech.) in all branches.

SSET is promoted by the renowned SCMS GROUP, nationally acclaimed for its adherence to quality, excellence and ethics in education. Its flagship PGDM programme is internationally reputed among business and industry and is accredited by NBA (India) and ACBSP (USA). SCMS GROUP was established in the year 1976, by the great visionary Dr. G.P.C Nayar, who wanted to redefine educational standards in India by shaping it as a window to the emerging market driven global economy. The Group has campuses in Kerala, Bangalore and London, and offers programmes in the areas of Management, Engineering, Technology, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Genomics, Proteomics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Hospitality, Commerce, Advertising, Public Relations and Journalism.

The SSET is spread over a 30 acre lush green campus with best of class facilities in infrastructure for teaching, learning and recreation. The campus is highly regarded for its ambience and discipline. The team of faculty is highly committed and is an admirable blend of experience and dynamic youth. Upmarket hostel facilities are provided separately for boys and girls. The lab and computer facilities are constantly innovated and upgraded and state-of-the-art equipments and machines are regularly added to provide cutting edge instructional facilities.

SSET has a robust Research Department. Innovation and creativity of the students and teachers across all streams are recognized and nurtured by the Research Department. The Centre of Sustainable Water Technology and Management (CSWTM) at the College is developed as a centre of excellence to solve water and water related problems as an Indo-German Project with the cooperation and technology support from the University of Applied Sciences, Weingarten, Germany (UAS). Regular students and faculty exchange programmes are undertaken between the College and the German University. Prof (Dr.) Johannes Fritsch from UAS is in-charge of the Project and is an adjunct Professor at SSET. German Water Partership(GWP) is a consortium of 350 German companies working on various aspects of water technologies. The water related projects of SCMS under CSWTM caught the attention of several companies who are the members of GWP. They have decided to collaborate with CSWTM in order to fine tune the outstanding German technology on water to be ideally standardized for Indian local conditions for solving the water related problems in the country. CSWTM is envisaged to be a Center of Excellence in water in the coming years.

Department of Computer Science and Enginnering at SSET has always given paramount importance to research. Research areas include Desktop and Mobile Malware Detection, Image Security, Information and Network Security, Security in Mobile Ad- Hoc Networks, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and Natural Language Processing. The Mechatronics Research is an area gaining wide application in industry. A section of the Department is researching into the different aspects of application of electronics in the automotives and other equipments which uses electronics to improve their performance and save cost. The team at SCMS has developed a system by which the efficiency of auto engines can be improved and it is reaching its final stages for making a public announcement.

Recently SSET entered into an alliance with People’s Friendship University of Russia for academic cooperation in research and also for student and faculty exchange. Through this alliance the enormous technology job opportunities in Russia is opened to students of SSET. SSET is the only engineering college in India to have such an arrangement with a top Russian University.

SSET has also entered into tie-ups with industry leaders and reputed trainers for conducting value added courses, personality development programmes and for career preparation. The major tie-ups are Infosys Campus Connect, Wipro Mission 10X, UST Global Campus 2 Corporate, Trident Tech Labs MOU, Cloud Computing Course with Kerala State Rutronix, Red Hat Linux Course. SSET is only Engineering College having tie up with TVS Motors-Harita TechServ and Wipro Mission 10X for knowledge upgradation and placement.

SSET has a vibrant Placement Cell. Every year major recruiters visit the campus when all eligible students get placed. Regular recruiters include Infosys, IBM, HCL, UST Global, Suntech, Wipro, iGATE, Galfar, Tata Elxsi, Godrej Info, L&T, Keane, Siemens, Anglo Eastern etc...

General Information

Kerala is situated on the south-western coast of India. With the Arabian Sea in the west, the Western Ghats towering 500-2700m in the east and networked by 44 rivers, Kerala enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. An equable climate. A long shoreline with serene beaches. Tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters. Lush hill stations and exotic wildlife. Waterfalls. Sprawling plantations and paddy fields. Ayurvedic health holidays. Enchanting art forms. Magical festivals. Historic and cultural monuments. An exotic cuisine... All of which offer a unique experience.

ICACCI-2015 will be held in Kochi (Cochin), the commercial capital of Kerala. Kochi is one of the major port cities located on the West Indian coastal areas. This city of the Ernakulam district of the state of Kerala is situated by the side of the Arabian Sea.

Places to Visit in Kochi and Tourist Destinations near Kochi

  • Fort Kochi
  • Bolgatty Palace
  • Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Cochin Backwaters
  • Mattancherry Palace
  • Marine Drive
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Pareekshith Thampuran Museum
  • St Francis Church
  • Willingdon Island
  • Museum of Kerala History
  • Athirappilly Falls
  • Cherai Beach
  • Kalady
  • Guruvayoor Temple
  • Kumarakom
  • Munnar
  • Wonderla Amusement Park - http://wonderla.com/
  • LuLu International Shopping Mall (Largest Shopping Mall in India) - http://lulumall.in/
  • Nehru Trophy Boat Race (August 8, 2015) - http://nehrutrophy.nic.in/


Technical Matters

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Local Information

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