Knowledge Engineering is the task of gathering and inputting info for use in Knowledge based computer systems. These systems can solve problems or answer questions without the help of a human expert. Knowledge Engineers use a variety of knowledge acquisition techniques tailored to collect specific types of information.
The field of Knowledge Engineering is developed when computer memories become large enough to accommodate huge amount of information around 1970, this caused a shift in AI Technology. In addition to create AI software that could solve the problems and use logic, programmers were able to give the AI a huge database of information to draw from.
Thus Knowledge Engineering is an Engineering discipline that involves integrity Knowledge into computer systems in order to solve the complex problem normally requires a high level of expertise.
Being still more art than Engineering, Knowledge Engineering process might be iterative and many challenges could appear.
Considering the importance of Knowledge Engineering our department decided to take an international conference in the same area to make we all aware about this new technology in this era.
The Department of CSIT brought together the academicians, researchers and scientist from various countries to discuss the current status and future trends that have highlighted pioneering advances in this area of knowledge engineering. The dates of the conference where chosen to coincide with the superannuates of our senior professor Dr. S. C. Mehrotra. The conference received an overwhelming response and after peer review 47 papers where selected for presentation.
The key area on which the papers where received were web mining, Data Mining, Data Mining Security, Image Processing and Data Mining, Data Warehousing and HCI. According the proceeding of the conference was published. The contents of this book are segregated in 7 sections. The split topics were as follows:
Track I: Data Mining-Image Processing
Track II: Data Mining Applications
Track III: Biometrics, Human Computer Interactions
Track IV: Web Mining
Track V: Data Mining Algorithm
Track VI: Security
Track VII: Other Allied Topics
The book published is thus covering the major areas regarding this issue and thus it will be useful for researchers, industry, delegates and academicians to augment their knowledge in this area.
The conference was held from 21 December to 23 December, 2016 at the vast University Auditorium, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
The first day Saturday 21 December, this was started by the inaugural session. Dr. Pankaj Koinkar, (Institute of Technology & Science, The University of Tokushima,Tokushima) Japan was the chief guest at this function the two honorable guests were Dr. Stephen Githinji Karungaru (Institute of Advanced Science & Technology, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan ) and Dilip K. Pithadia (Chairman), Pithadia Foundation, USA. The special Guest was the Registrar of our University, Professor P.V. Jabde, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad and the inaugural session was chaired by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of our University Professor B.A. Chopade.
The function started with the rememberness of the almightily God that means Deep Prajwalan and Felicitation of all dignities on the dais. The inaugural speech on the theme of the Conference was given by Dr. R. R. Deshmukh. It ended with the concluding remarks given by the chairman of Inaugural session.
First day started with the most intellectual talk of Prof. Magne Jogersen, Simula Research Center, Norway. He talked on the Topic entitled “Evidence Based Software Engineering”, He highlighted the (EBSE), the EBSE was to improve decision making related to software development and maintenance by collecting the best evidences from research studies. This intellectual talk reports from the experience for applying the EBSE principles in the research, in the context of systematic reviews to impact the software industry to adopt a more evidence base and less optimum based practice.
This intellectual keynote was followed by the second keynote talk by Dr. Pawan Lingras, from Saint Mary’s University, Canada. He talked on the topic entitled “Clustering of set valued non ordered discreet data” he covered the areas of clustering and its different types in his talk.
In the track 1, the first session was chaired by Prof. Magne Jogersen and was Co-ordinated by Dr. C. Namrata Mahender in which 8 participants presented their paper covering the various areas of image processing, text document reconstruction, face recognition etc.
The second session started at 4:30pm, by the invitee talk of Dr. S. K. Gupta on the topic of intension mining. He made us introduced with a new concept called as opinion mining and its various applications, he made us introduced with the next generation data mining and the corresponding modeling changes evolved in it, he also told about the mature usage of KDD Technology which leads to periodic mining, this session was chaired by Dr. K. V. Kale, Professor and Head, Dept of Computer Science & IT, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad and was Co-ordinated by Dr. Vikas Humbe, in which three papers were presented covering the areas of Data Cleaning, Distributed System for Weather Data collection etc.
The second day started by the invitee talk of Mr. Dilip K. Pithadia from USA, he talked on the topic entitled “Disruptive Innovation” in which he covered the areas of Business Management Consultancy, the strategy for disruptive innovations and identifying the high potential opportunities today, he further told that the potentials at large to grab today are regarding areas in microfinance, healthcare, tourism and green engineering, this intellectual talk was followed by the second keynote talk of Mr. Vinay Chawla, from Reliance Communications, Mumbai. He talked on the topic of “Next Generation Datacenters”. He mentioned specially that the next generation datacenters are the key enabler for cloud computing today, he told that it was found that the disciplined companies achieved an 18 reduction in their IT budget from cloud computing through the use of next generation data center, who are capable of hosting the large clouds of computing, storage and applications. This dynamic talk was followed by track- III covering the areas of biometrics and HCI. This session was chaired by Dr. Pawan Lingras from the Canada and it was Co-ordinated by Dr. Bharati Gawali, seven papers covering the areas of HCI, brain computer interface and biometrics were presented in this session.
This session was followed by the lunch break which was followed by session IV. This session started by the invitee talk of Dr. Suhas Rautmare (TCS, Mumbai). He talked on the topic of data security and also made aware about the different security threats like malware, malicious insiders, and mobile devices. This session was chaired by him and was Co-ordinated by Dr. M. G. Dhopeshwarkar.
This session was followed by the session-V, in which there was an invitee talk of a renowned technical personality, Dr. Sunil G. Bhirud (AICTE, Delhi). He talked on the topic of “Data Mining Applications in Image Processing”. He covered the areas of preprocessor, data acquisition and the activation model required for it. This session was chaired by himself in which, 2 papers covering the areas of data mining decision support and GIS based data analysis were presented.
These sessions were followed by the dynamic cultural program and a graceful dinner at auditorium.
The third day started at 9:30am with the invitee talk of Prof. Magne Jogersen from Norway. He talked on the topic entitled, ‘Human Judgment in Planning and Estimation of software Project’. He told that inaccurate estimation of software development effort is one of the most important reasons of IT Project failures, for which we require to be very careful. In this keynote he presented the result from his research on judgment based effort estimation. He highlighted about selected changes in the strategies used and also covered about the methods and tools which are needed to improve the effort estimation accuracy. This invitee talk was followed by the second dynamic keynote of Dr. Pawan Lingras on the topic entitled”Dual Rough Support Vector Regression”. This talk described the relationship between support vector regression (SVR) and rough patterns. After the introduction to HCI and rough patterns the talk describe about the approaches to handle it.
These keynotes talk where followed by session-VI. In this session, at first there was an invitee talk of Dr. Bikram Ratha, Orissa. On the topic entitled “Knowledge Structure Visualization”. He talked about the software visualization and its corresponding challenges. He also talked on the concept of scientific visualization and knowledge structure visualization. This session was chaired and coordinated by Dr. S. N. Deshmukh.
After the completion of all the sessions, there was panel discussion in the afternoon regarding about the planning strategies to be more successful in this area. This discussion was chaired by DR. K. V. Kale, Head, Department of CSIT, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad. This discussion involved five more members that are Dr. R. R. Deshmukh, Dr. Pawan Lingras, Dr. Magne Jogersen, Dr. S.N. Deshmukh and Dr. R. R. Manza.
This discussion involved the issues for making the business decision properly for the betterment of the systems for society, these members also stressed on the idea of making the collaboration of students from abroad to India and vice versa for maintaining the communication. They highlighted the issues about the crises and corruption regarding government which has to be improved.
This panel discussion was followed by the valedictory function of this conference. Prof. V. M. Pandharipande presided over this function and Dr. Magne Jogersen, Dr. A. G. Khan and Dr. G. B. Shinde were the Hon’ble Guests. Dr. S. C. Mehrotra gave the concluding remarks for this function.
This valedictory function was followed by the farewell function of our beloved Dr. S. C. Mehrotra Sir. There was opening of a book published by department of CS & IT called as “Smarnika” in this function. This book involves the memories of Dr. S. C. Mehrotra Sir, which are written by the friends and colleagues. Dr. S. N. Deshmukh, colleague of Dr. S. C. Mehrotra and his Ph.D Student and many more students talked about their experiences they had with Dr. S. C. Mehrotra. The way of Guidance, the huge knowledge, the soft nature and the maturity of our sir is having is really dynamic. The presence of such versatile personality, like Dr. S.C. Mehrotra was one of the god given gift to the Department of Computer Science & Information Technology. The function ended with the memories in the brain and tears in the eyes of the audience.
The farewell function was the last event of this conference.
The major features of this conference were that it covered the other allied areas of data mining, knowledge engineering for the application like Customer review, Mobile Adhoc Networks, Technical Education Institute, Agriculture and Security System also.
Through the arrangement of dynamic keynote talks by most technical personalities for this area. Thus this conference was not only useful to the students, but also for the researchers, industry and academicians to update their knowledge of IT sector.
It was matrix of forces who work for the success of this event. Our department would like to acknowledge and thank the contribution of IEEE, UGC, DST, CSIR, IETE, AICTE, MIT, DRDO, ISRO and CSI for making this conference a success. Special thanks to all local organizations and institutions for their sponsorships and support. The thanks are extended to all the reviewers for spending their valuable time for accessing the papers which was one of the major roles to be contributed still if any lacunas are remaining our department regrets for the same and the suggestions are welcomed for making the necessary improvements.
Dr. Ratnadeep R. Deshmukh