IoT Cloud For Societal Applications

ACM/CSI/IEEECS Research & Industry Symposium in honour of
Shri. F.C. Kohli, Father of Indian Software Industry


ACM/CSI/IEEECS Research & Industry Symposium on 

IoT Cloud For Societal Applications (IoTCloud’21)

(In honour of Shri. F.C. Kohli, Father of Indian Software Industry)



3rd May 2021


Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kottayam


Organized by: ACM, CSI & IEEE CS Chennai, IEEE SB, ACM SC of IIIT Kottayam


Patrons: Prof. Rajiv V. Dharaskar (Director-IIIT-Kottayam), Dr. M. Radhakrishnan (Registrar)


Dr. Shajulin Benedict, IIIT-Kottayam

Mr. H.R. Mohan, Chair, ACM Chennai




Aim and Scope: The symposium on IoT Cloud for Societal Applications aims at bringing online together specialists and researchers who propose innovations in the field of the recent trends of technologies such as IoT, Cloud, Edge, Fog, Blockchain, AI and so forth. The symposium will include invited lectures and research paper presentation from industries and academia covering the recent trends. 

The key topics of the symposium include (but not restricted to)

  • IoT Cloud, CPS
  • IIoT, Consumer IoT
  • Performance Analysis Tools 
  • Green Technologies for Clouds/Grids/IoT/Mobile Clouds
  • Smart City Applications
  • Smart Mobility 
  • Cognitive IoT Services and IoT Analytics
  • Federated Learning and Blockchain

All are winners (in principle) as YOU NEVER STOP TRYING...
However, the reviewers, session chairs, and jury members have selected a few articles as per the requirements of IoTCloud'21 !!!

Inaugural & Felicitation: 

Inaugural Address: Prof. Dr. Rajiv. V. Dharaskhar,
Director - IIIT-Kottayam and Chairman - AIC-IIITKottayam. ,

Felicitation: Dr. Parasuram Balasubramanian,
He has been a Consultant, Group Leader, CIO, CEO and Profit Centre Head in Information Technology industry in his career spanning four decades. He has played a note-worthy role in establishing analytics practice in India and India as a premier offshore service destination. He was instrumental in introducing high quality standards for software delivery services and in building up the skill sets of thousands of employees. He has worked in India, Jamaica and USA.
He is a member of the Enterprise Integration Consortium at Penn State University USA, Board of studies at RVCE and MSRIT in Bnagalore and CIT in Coimbatore. He has Engineering and Management degrees from IIT, Madras; and a Doctorate from the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University in 1977 specializing in Operations Research. He has been recognized as an Outstanding Industrial Engineering Alumnus by Purdue University in March 2001; Fellow at Infosys Technologies Limited in 2002 and made a Honorary Fellow of the Indian Institute of Materials Management in 2005.

Keynote Speakers: 

Mr. Sunderasa Subramanian,
Director - NextGen QA Services (Americas), Infosys Limited, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, USA.
, Mr. Sundaresa has 20 years of Industry Experience in Embedded Systems Development and Testing, Automotive OEM Validation and is currently Director of Sales - Quality Assurance at Infosys Limited. Sundar is based out of USA in his current role and focuses on Digital Transformation, Cloud Modernization, Big Data and IOT specific Quality Assurance solutions to his customers. He is a certified Cloud Practitioner across 2 Hyperscalers and has authored whitepapers for National/International conferences on various aspects of Quality Assurance.

Title: IoT Trends and Applications

Dr. Debanand Singdeo,
Engineer - Mathworks India Pvt. Ltd, India.
, Debanand Singdeo works as part of Education Team at MathWorks India Private Limited. In this role, he collaborates with researchers with the aim of accelerating the pace of innovation in science and engineering. Also, he works closely with academic institutions for effective utilization of MathWorks resources in education. He has a Bachelor’s degree in physics from Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, followed by MSc-PhD degree from the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay. His prior research experience is in the area of modelling and simulation of renewable energy systems. In previous roles, he has worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Title: Deep Learning and IoT using MATLAB and ThingSpeak


Online/Virtual Mode: The symposium will take place online/virtual at the AIC IIIT Kottayam, an incubation centre of the Indian Institute of Information Technology Kottayam. IIIT-Kottayam is an Institute of National Importance declared under an act of parliament.

Program Schedule: CLICK HERE !!!  Be attentive for the program starting from 8:45 AM on 3.5.2021.

Submissions: IoTCloud’21 invites submissions that have not been published and that are not under review by another conference or journal. All submissions will be reviewed for their technical soundness, originality, and the interests of the symposium. Submissions must use IEEE format for online proceedings (max.6 pages). 

Participant Registration STEPS:

Steps: 1. Pay Rs. 200 per participation (other than authors) to the bank details (non-refundable).
Name of the Bank: Canara Bank
Name of the Account: IoT Cloud
Account Number: 4674101002893
IFSC Code: CNRB0004674
Steps: 2. Register with the Google Form along with the Fee receipt. .

Author Registration STEPS:

Step: 1. Write an article (as per IEEE conference template available here -- 4 to 6 pages
Step: 2. Pay Rs. 500 per submission to the above mentioned bank details (Non-Refundable):
Step: 3. Register and Submit your paper at (as ROLE=Author) in the submission portal.
Step: 4. Fill up the Google Form along with the Fee receipt and paper in PDF .


Step: 1. Prepare the final version strictly as per IEEE conference template available here -- 4 to 6 pages
Step: 2. Rename the file to paper id (For e.g., 301.pdf for paper ID 301).
Step: 3. Only the authors of ACCEPTED PAPERS are asked to register and submit your final version of the paper at Google Form .

Others: NOTE: The authors of conditionally accepted papers have to revise the paper and send the revised versions via. Google Form.

Proceedings:  For full proceedings, Please click here!!!
For Web interface, Please click here!!!.


Awards Top three papers presented will receive cash prize of Rs. 10000, Rs. 7500 & Rs.5000 respectively.

Other Benefits: All Papers will be published in our proceedings.
Certificates for all presenters from the sponsors (ACM/IEEECS/CSI) and AIC-IIITKottayam;
Additionally, selected papers will be invited to the ongoing special issue of Elsevier (edited by the organizer).


Important Dates: 

Full Paper Submission (Extended)             18.3.2021

Notification of acceptance                            10.4.2021

   Final version in IEEE format        25.4.2021

Deadline for Registration              30.4.2021


Advisory Committee

Shri. R. Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, India

Dr. P. Balasubramaniam , Theme Work Analytics Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Dr. Bijoy A. Jose, CSI, Kochi Hub, Kerala

Mr. Bindhumadhava, CDAC, Bangalore

Dr. Deepti Sasidharan, CSI, Kerala

Dr. John Prakash, Anna University Chennai

Dr. Deepthi Sasidharan, CSI, Kerala

Dr. Michael H. Gerndt,  TUM, Germany

Mr. H.R. Mohan, ACM Chennai

Dr. Priya Vijay, Chair, CSI Chennai

Dr. A. Akila, MC Member, CSI Chennai

Dr. P. Sakthivel, Chair, IEEE CS Madras

Mr. P. V. Subramanian, Imm Past Chair, CSI Chennai

Dr. Radu Prodan, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

Dr. Rajkamal, Ex-VC-Indore University

Dr. Riduan M Abid, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

Mr. Sabarinath G. Pillai, IEEE IC

Dr. P. Sakthivel, IEEE CS Madras

Dr. Sameer S. Shende,  University of Oregeon, US

Mr. P.V. Subramanian, CSI Chennai

Dr. V. Vasudevan, KLU, Srivilliputhur

Dr. Ventsislav Petkov, Deloitte, Germany

Prof. V. Ramakrishnan, ex-Director (IISER-TVM)

Prof. G. Giridhar, Dy.Director, SRRA

Prof. P. Mohanan, Dean-Academics, IIITKottayam


Local Organizing Committee

Dr. Arun Cyril Jose - Finance 

Dr. Brintha S., Assoc. Prof., KLU. - Technical

Dr. Benifa Bibal J.V - Technical

Dr. Absa S., Asst.Prof., SXCCE - Technical

Dr. Bini A.A - Technical 

Dr. Ebin Deni Raj. - Technical 

Mrs. Teresa Joy – Publicity

Dr. Jayakrushna Sahoo - Publicity

Dr. Kala S. - Resource Person

Dr. Panchami V. – Finance

Mr. Siju K.S. – Local Logistics

Dr. Victer Paul - Publication

All faculties/Staff (AIC & IIITK)


For further details…

Contact:  Dr. Shajulin Benedict

Phone No: 0482-2202155, 9443543746 (Whatsapp)


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