ICTAK Conclave: ICSET -2017closed

(International Conference on Skills Engineering & Technology)

Theme –  Fourth Industrial Revolution: Promises & Perils of Next Gen. Transformation

ICSET 2017 – Curtain raiser 

ICT Academy of Kerala’s International Conclave on Skills, Engineering & Technology- (ICSET) is aimed at bringing closer the Academia, Industry, Government and connected stake holders at large, to discuss, deliberate and exchange ideas about Skills, Engineering & Technology areas. The conclave stands out as a platform to explore the multiple facets of emerging technologies and recent trends. ICSET comprises panel discussions, speaker sessions and paper presentations on various subjects under a common theme. The programme will be useful for researchers, academicians, Industrialists and practitioners across the globe and pave ways to explore the subject areas in a collaborative environment

In its second edition of ICT Academy of Kerala’s International Conclave ICSET 2017, we are putting together a theme on the greatest disruptions happening in the field of Technology – “Fourth Industrial Revolution: Promises & Perils of Next Gen. Transformation”. The advancements in the field of interoperability between physical and virtual world has resulted in the experts commenting about the arrival for Fourth Industrial revolution! The confluence will deliberate on the opportunities our country has in this unique moment of rapid changes in Technology.

The conference will provide immense opportunities for Faculty Members & Research Scholars of Engineering & Management discipline in showcasing their research work to Industry and academic experts. In the era of fast developing world of technology, there is something which put you one step ahead, is generation of ideas. ICSET 2017 comprises various technical discussion, panel discussions and paper presentations which uplifts the competence and skill of the individuals.

Objectives of the Conference:

  • To make people aware of the fourth Industrial revolution.
  • To understand the speed of change in Engineering and Technology.
  • To understand the fusion of technologies straddling the physical, digital and biological worlds.
  • To understand new phase rather than a prolongation of the current revolution — velocity, scope, and systems impact.
  • To present a holistic picture about “the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance”.
  • To discuss, deliberate and understand the opportunities and challenges of fourth industrial revolution.
  • To groom professional and technocrats in tune with the fourth industrial revolution.


About the Theme:Fourth Industrial Revolution: Promises & Perils of Next Gen. Transformation.

The first Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the last quarter of the 18th century with the mechanization of the textile industry, harnessing of steam power, and birth of the modern factory. The second revolution began roughly a century after the first and peaked at the beginning of the 20th century, embodied in Henry Ford’s creation of the moving assembly line that ushered in mass production. Factories could produce countless numbers of identical products quickly and cheaply — Ford’s famous line was about being able to sell customers cars of any colour they liked, so long as it was black (Electricity Driven).

The third industrial revolution, beginning of 1970, was digital — and applied electronics and information technology to processes of production. Mass customization and additive manufacturing — the so-called ‘3D printing’ — are its key concepts, and its applications, yet to be imagined fully, are quite mind-boggling.

The fourth industrial revolution builds upon the third, which is primarily converging the physical & virtual world. There were no bubbles during the first two industrial revolutions, but there have been far too many in the third. A lot of the models are just not sustainable — or are waiting for a big disruptor to come along. For instance, the music industry turned on its head with the Apple iPod, and the chances are the smartphone industry could be wiped away by the next big thing in tech, which could be just about anything.

You will see seamless interpretations between these worlds to further the benefit of production & economic growth. More and more routine tasks will get outsourced to machines and human will continue to operate in higher Intellectual space. This also brings in a lot of socio-economic challenges. Our life styles, our relationships and our competencies would change! The conference will attempt to deliberate on these opportunities and challenges.

With device and product cycles being so short, it is becoming increasingly difficult to predict anything which has anything to do with technology. For all you know, the currently buzzy ‘fourth industrial revolution’ could be a very short interlude before the fifth one comes along. The current expectation is that driverless cars will be the disruptor that will put millions of drivers out of work and change everything from the taxi sector to the automobile industry.

Date & Venue

The conference will be held on 22nd, 23rd June 2017 at Travancore Hall, Technopark, Trivandrum.

Target Audience/Delegates

This conclave is targeted for College Management, Industry Professionals, Principals, Professors, HoDs, Faculty Members, Parents & Students.

Paper Presentations & Publications

We invite papers from faculty members and research scholars on the above theme which has been divided into further sub-themes. The paper presentation will be conducted in two tracks, Track – 1 will be on Skills and Track – 2 will be on Technology. The sub-themes for each tracks of subjects. The papers will be peer reviewed by an expert committee and selected papers will be given an opportunity to present during the conference and those papers will be published in respective journal. The selected and presented papers  will be published in the ICTAK International Journal Convergence (ISSN: 2454-5848) . Only online submission is allowed. All papers should be submitted through Conference Management Tool. click here for submitting the papers. Note: The papers have to be submitted in IEEE format only.

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Important Dates              

Submission Deadline

25th May 2017 – 10th June 2017 

Acceptance Notification

5th June 2017 – 15th June 2017 

Final Manuscript Submission

10th June 2017 – 18th June 2017


10th June 2017  – 18th June 2017

Conference Dates

22nd & 23rd June 2017





Student (B.Tech/B.E/ Other UG’s)

USD 50

INR 1000


USD 60

INR 1250

PhD/Research Scholar

USD 60

INR 1500


USD 60

INR 2000


USD 75

INR 2000





Student (B.Tech/B.E/ Other UG’s)

INR 400

INR 600


INR 400

INR 600

PhD/Research Scholar

INR 750

INR 1000


INR 750

INR 1000



INR 1000


venue           closed

Travancore Hall, Park Centre, Technopark

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581


Places to Visit

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Visa Information

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Paper Submission


Contact us

      Dr. Manoj A S

      Conference Chair

      ICT Academy of Kerala

Mobile No- 9895788699