International Conference on “Artificial Intelligence and Applications


New Delhi. The inauguration of International Conference on “Artificial Intelligence and Applications” (ICAIA 2020) was held on 6 Feb, 2020 at 9.30 am in MSIT auditorium in presence of eminent personalities from across the globe. Prof. K.P Chaudhary, Director MSIT and Organizing Chair ICAIA 2020, briefed the audience about the Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology and its Achievements. Prof. Poonam Bansal, Dy. Director MSIT and Convener ICAIA 2020, addressed the gathering about the objective of the conference. She expressed her gratitude towards the authors, researchers and all who have contributed towards the organization of the event. The welcome address was delivered by Sh. Kaptan Singh, President, Surajmal Memorial Education Society. The Guest of Honor Shri Karnal Singh (IPS former Director, Enforcement Directorate) briefed us about the importance of AI in different phases of life. The General Chair of the conference Prof. S.K. Garg, Pro-Vice Chancellor, DTU and General Chair ICAIA 2020 told about the term “AI”, its use and importance in day to day life. Its impact on medical field. The chief guest of the event was Prof. K.K. Aggarwal, Chairman (National Board of Accreditation) and founder Vice Chancellor of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. He enlightened us about the pros and cons of using and over-using any technology and thereby making the technology useless.Vote of Thanks by Dr. MeenaTushir, Co-convener, ICAIA2020

The inauguration was followed by Keynote speech from Prof. Sankar K. Pal who is INSA Distinguished Professor and former Director of Indian Statistical Institute, and a former Chair Professor of Indian National Academy of Engineering. He received the 1990 S.S. Bhatnagar Prize (which is the most coveted award for a scientist in India), 2013 Padma Shri (one of the highest civilian awards) by the President of India, and many prestigious awards in India and abroad including the 2000 Khwarizmi International Award from the President of Iran, 2000-2001, 1993 NASA Tech Brief Award (USA), 1994 IEEE Trans. Neural Networks Outstanding Paper Award, 1995 NASA Patent Application Award (USA) and has won many more awards from India and Abroad. 

The title of talk is Granular Data Mining in Video Analytics. The talk first described the Components of granular computing and information granules, the significance of fuzzy sets and rough sets in granular computing and the relevance of defining the generalized rough sets and entropy in providing a stronger paradigm for uncertainty modeling. Then, the problem of Video tracking (unsupervised) in ambiguous situations was considered, as an example application of granular mining. The application demonstrates the roles of different kinds of granules, rough lower approximation, and various information measures. Granules considered range from crisp, fuzzy, 1-d, 2-d and 3-d to regular shape and arbitrary shape. Concept of rough lower approximation in temporal domain provides an initial estimate of the object model in unsupervised tracking, while that of lower-upper approximations in granular level, used is designing a neighbourhood rough filter, estimates the location and colour model of objects for handling overlapping and occlusion. Several examples and results are provided to explain the aforesaid concepts. The talk concludes mentioning the challenging issues and future directions of research including the significance of Z-numbers, deep learning and Big data analytics.

The next invited speaker was Dr Vassil Vassilev is a Reader in Artificial Intelligenceand Cyber Security and Head of the Cyber Security Research Centre at London Metropolitan University. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the Bulgarian Academy of Science has professionalaffiliation with the British Computer Society and leads industrial partnership with Lloyds Banking Group. In his home country, Dr. Vassilev founded and for a number of years led the Dept. of Informatics of New Bulgarian University, the first non-government university in Bulgaria created after the political changes in the last decade of the previous century. Dr. Vassilev acquired some valuable industrial experience as a Software Developer and Technology Director of one of the first offshore software companies in Bulgaria, Rila Solutions. Since 2000, Dr. Vassilev has been living and working in the UK, initially in industry as a contractor at General Electric Capital Services, and later on in academia.

The Title of the Talk was AI on Demand through Hybridization and Containerization. Prof Vassil delivered his speech on how Artificial Intelligence is almost 60 years old, but these days it is getting a new boost withthe explosion of data analytics projects in academia and industry. He told about how the data-intensive economiesrequire intelligent analysis of the information and this cannot be done effectively without the methodsof machine learning. At the same time, it increases the expectations.

He concluded his speech about AI on demand and its approach, whichextends the reach of AI beyond the pure data analysis by combining the logical inference with dataanalysis, by utilizing the power of contemporary cloud technology for running analytics tasks with theefficiency of knowledge graphs for utilizing the meta data.

The last speaker before lunch was Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Head, Department Chair School of Mathematical Sciences, College of Science & Technology Wenzhou-Kean University, Wenzhou, China. Dr. Gupta’s talk onExploratory Data Analysis (EDA) using R Softwarestarted withthe definition of EDA as an attitude toanalyzing the data that employs a variety of techniques (mostly Data Visualization) and tries to makesome sense of it. He explained EDA and data visualization as the most crucial yet overlooked stage in analyticsprocess.
The first day event was concluded by paper presentation in four parallel sessions.