ACM India Annual Event 2014
(Saturday, Feb 15, 2014)
Dogra Hall, IIT Delhi

The entire proceeedings of the ACM India Main event of February 15, 2014 will be available live online at the ACM India Channel starting from 9:15AM! This included great talks by Vint Cerf, Shafi Goldwasser, Dave Patterson, Radia Perlman and others. Please join the channel and take advantage of this facility. Join ACM today! ACM is the largest and most significant professional association in the computing areas. Be a volunteer and be part of all that ACM stands for!

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society for the Computer Science/IT community. ACM is recording a healthy growth in India, and ACM India was launched in 2010 to increase the focus on the country. ACM India has been organizing annual flagship events to discuss trends in science and technology, and to celebrate ACM’s spirit and India’s accomplishments in computing. This event is attended by ACM Turing Award winners, ACM Office Bearers, researchers and IT professionals. The past events have witnessed keynote speeches by Tony Hoare (Turing Award 1980), Raj Reddy (Turing Award 1994), Barbara Lisskov (Turing Award 2008), Charles Thacker (Turing Award 2009), Eric Brewer (Infosys ACM Award  2009), Franz Kaashoek (Infosys ACM Award 2010) Ravi Kannan (Knuth Prize 2011), Vinton G Cerf (Turing Award 2004), and Joseph Sifakis (Turning Award 2007).

Continuing this tradition, we have a glittering set of speaks lined up for the forthcoming event.


 08:30 - 09:15 AM
 09:15 - 09:50 AM  Inauguration and Welcome -- ACM India Report (PJ Narayanan), ACM CEO Speak (John White), ACM Presidential Address (Vint Cerf)
 09:55 - 10:05 AM
 Presentation of ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award
 10:05 - 10:15 AM
 Presentation of Best ACM Student Chapter Award (Vint Cerf)
 10:15 AM
 Vote of thanks by M. Balakrishnan
 10:20 AM
 10:40 - 11:40 AM
 Keynote 1: The Cryptographic Lens  (Shafi Goldwasser)
 11:40 - 12:40 PM
 Invited Lecture 1: Myths about MOOCs and Software Engineering Education (Dave Patterson)
 12:40 - 01:40 PM  Lunch Break
 01:40 - 02:20 PM
 Invited Lecture 2: Recent Technical Advances in IBM's Jeopardy! winning IBM Watson System (Ramesh Gopinath)
 02:20 - 03:20 PM
 Keynote 2: Myths, Missteps, and Mysteries in Network Protocols (Radia Perlman)
 03:20 - 03:40 PM
 Tea Break
 03:40 - 04:50 PM  Panel on Promoting Computer Science Research in India: Enhancing Quality and Quantity (moderated by Pankaj Jalote)
 04:50 - 05:10 PM
 Interactive Quiz
 05:10 PM
 Closing Remarks