ICTAK Conclave: ICSET -2020 ​

(International Conference on Skills, Engineering & Technology)

ICT Academy of Kerala’s International Conclave on Skills, Engineering & Technology- (ICSET) is aimed at bringing closer the Academy Industry, Government and connected stakeholders at large, to discuss, deliberate and exchange ideas about Skills, Engineering & Technology areas.  ICSET 2020 encompasses various technical discussions, group deliberations on the theme: “IR 4.0 in Action”

DAY-1 (06-Mar-2020) Venue: Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur


Inaugural Session

Mr. Santhosh Kurup, CEO, ICT Academy
Presidential Address
Dr. K. Kesavasamy, TCS & Board of Director ICTAK
Inaugural Address
Dr. Chithra S IAS, Director, Kerala State IT Mission
Keynote Address
Dr. Tony Thomas, CIO Nissan Motors & Chairman, ICTAK
Guest of Honor
Mr. Arvind Thothadri, Vice President, Global Training & Certification, Automation Anywhere
Dr. Sheeba, Principal, GEC, Thrissur.
Ms. Bhanu Das Gupta, Salesforce
Dr. Manoj A.S, Conference-Chair, ICSET 2020
(MoU exchange between ICT Academy of Kerala & Automation Anywhere)


Mr. C. Arun, Head, Kerala State Data Infrastructure (KSDI)

Tea Break

IR 4.0 in Action

Startup Perspectives (Panel discussion)

Panelist -1 – Mr. Pradeep Sukumaran, VP, Strategy & Marketing, Ignitarium Technologies Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Panelist -2 – Mr. Jayakrishnan, CEO, ASIMOV Robotics Pvt. Ltd

Panelist -3 – Mr. Archu S Vijay, CEO, Wafer Techno Solution

Moderator – Mr. Arun Balachandran, Chief Ministers Fellow


MAKER SESSIONS (Break-out sessions)

Sales Force (Students) – “Develop a Mobile App”
Ionic 3D (Students) – “Robotics & 3D Printing”
Ui Path (Students) – “Make-a-bot”
Mapathon Keralam



DAY-2 (07-Mar-2020) Venue: Govt. Engineering College, Thrissur

ICT Academy Presentation


TOPIC: “Vision of APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University
Dr. Rajasree M.S, Vice Chancellor, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Trivandrum

IR 4.0 in Action – Enterprise Perspective (Panel

Panelist – 1 – Mr. Ravindra, MD & CEO, Lifeboard, Bangalore
Panelist – 2 – Mr. Prasad Unnikrishnan, Partner KPMG
Panelist – 3 – Mr. Robin Tommy, Head Innovations, TCS
Panelist – 4 – Mr. Rajesh Nambiar, Director, Academic Alliance, UIPath
Moderator – Ms. Labby George, Senior Fellow, Kerala Start-up Mission


Career Opportunities in IR 4.0 (Open forum)

Panelist – 1 – Ms. Limi Rose, DGM – HR, V-Guard Ltd.
Panelist – 2 – Ms. Bhanudas Gupta, Head Student Program, Salesforce.
Panelist – 3 – Mr. Jayaram, Architect, UST Global
Panelist – 4 – Ms. Preethi, Head – Associate Director, EY
Moderator – Mr.Santhosh Kurup, CEO, ICT Academy of Kerala


TOPIC: “Live Life to the Fullest
Ms. Kiran Kanojia, First Women Blade Runner

Presentation of prototypes by the Techathlon

Final Presentations

Concluding remarks
Prize distribution to Techathalon & Paper
Presentation Winners
Guest of Honour : P.M Sasi – Chief Executive Officer Kerala IT Parks

High-Tea & GOOD BYE


Breakout Sessions

Workshop on Oracle Cloud Program

Workshop on Mobile App building using Sales force platform

Make a BOT in 3hrs

Hurry up !!! Only Limited Seats are Available


ICTAK Techathlon is a National Level Technical Fest organized by ICT Academy of Kerala every year. Techathlon is a unique technical contest designed in line with employability skills assessments conducted by Global Organizations. This is an event open to all the undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students across the country where the participants can exhibit and depict their creativity, problem solving, collaboration, communication and prototyping skills. The participants will have to identify a real-life problem from their surroundings/locality and submit a proposal that clearly define the problem and describe the probable solution for the problem. There will be contests that test various skills of the participants.


The contests will be evaluated and assessed by industry experts drawn from various and multiple technology domains.  The event offers a unique opportunity for the participants to interact with the industry experts during the evaluation process, which will help them to augment their skills and knowledge on their respective areas. The contest is open to students from various institutions and Universities across India coming from general and professionals streams and also from all levels which includes undergraduates, graduates, and post graduates.

Objectives of the Conference

ICT Academy of Kerala’s International Conclave on Skills, Engineering & Technology- (ICSET) is aimed at bringing closer the Academia, Industry, Government and connected stakeholders at large, to discuss, deliberate and exchange ideas about Skills, Engineering & Technology areas.  ICSET 2020 encompasses various technical discussions, group deliberations on the theme: “IR 4.0 in Action”

  • To make people aware about the 4 IR in action.
  • To understand the speed of change in Engineering and Technology with respect to 4IR.
  • 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 by giving them a feel through hands-on-sessions.
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 based on the latest Technology (IR 4.0) domains of your interest. 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. Please click the link: www.cmt3.research.microsoft.com for submitting the papers.

Important dates for Paper Presentation

Paper Submission Open

01st Nov 2019

Last Date for Paper Submission

15th Dec 2019

Acceptance Notification to Author

05th Jan 2020

Registration date

15th Jan 2020

Camera Ready Paper

15th Jan 2020

Conference date

7th & 8th Feb 2020

About the theme: “Fourth Industrial Revolution in Action”

The Fourth Industrial Revolution heralds a series of social, political, cultural, and economic upheavals that will unfold over the 21st century. Building on the widespread availability of digital technologies that were the result of the Third Industrial, or Digital, Revolution, The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be driven largely by the convergence of digital, biological, and physical innovations.

Like the First Industrial Revolution’s steam-powered factories, the Second Industrial Revolution’s application of science to mass production and manufacturing, and the Third Industrial Revolution’s start into digitization, the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s technologies, such as artificial intelligence, genome editing, augmented reality, robotics, and 3-D printing, are rapidly changing the way humans create, exchange, and distribute value. As occurred in the previous revolutions, this will profoundly transform institutions, industries, and individuals. More importantly, this revolution will be guided by the choices that people make today: the world in 50 to 100 years from now will owe a lot of its character to how we think about, invest in, and deploy these powerful new technologies now.

It’s important to appreciate that the Fourth Industrial Revolution involves a systemic change across many sectors and aspects of human life: the crosscutting impacts of emerging technologies are even more important than the exciting capabilities they represent. Our ability to edit the building blocks of life has recently been massively expanded by low-cost gene sequencing and techniques such as CRISPR; artificial intelligence is augmenting processes and skill in every industry; neurotechnology is making unprecedented strides in how we can use and influence the brain as the last frontier of human biology; automation is disrupting century-old transport and manufacturing paradigms; and technologies such as blockchain and smart materials are redefining and blurring the boundary between the digital and physical worlds.

The result of all this is societal transformation at a global scale. By affecting the incentives, rules, and norms of economic life, it transforms how we communicate, learn, entertain ourselves, and relate to one another and how we understand ourselves as human beings. Furthermore, the sense that new technologies are being developed and implemented at an increasingly rapid pace has an impact on human identities, communities, and political structures. As a result, our responsibilities to one another, our opportunities for self-realization, and our ability to positively impact the world are intricately tied to and shaped by how we engage with the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This revolution is not just happening to us—we are not its victims—but rather we have the opportunity and even responsibility to give it structure and purpose.

This conference will provide the participants an opportunity to discuss and deliberate on the various developments in the IR 4.0 and also the speed of change in Engineering and Technology with respect to 4IR. The conference will also give the participants an opportunity to groom them with respect to Fourth Industrial Revolution through hands-on-sessions.

ICSET 2018 at a Glance

The Fourth Edition of ICT Academy of Kerala’s International Conclave on Skills, Engineering & Technology- (ICSET) is aimed at bringing closer the Academia, Industry, Government and connected stakeholders 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

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 2020 comprises various Technical Discussions, Hands-on-sessions including Mobile App Development, Bot Creation, Panel Discussions, Techathlon and Paper Presentations which uplifts the competence and skill of the individuals.

Know more about the Schedule


ICT Academy of Kerala’s International Conclave on Skills, Engineering & Technology- (ICSET) is aimed at bringing closer the Academia, Industry, Government and connected stakeholders at large, to discuss, deliberate and exchange ideas about Skills, Engineering & Technology areas.  ICSET 2020 encompasses various technical discussions, group deliberations on the theme: “IR 4.0 in Action”

Invitation to Submit Papers

ICSET is a premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Skills, Engineering & Technology. The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the globe. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Affordable Technology to reach at remote place
  • Applications of Computer Science in Modeling.
  • Artificial intelligence and its applications including intelligent tutoring systems and computer assisted language learning
  • Bio-informatics
  • Cloud Based Learning
  • Cloud Computing for Education Delivery Services
  • Computer and Intelligent Communication
  • Computer integrated manufacture
  • Computer Vision and Image Analysis
  • Computer-Based Learning and Courseware Technologies
  • Data & Web Mining and Cloud Computing
  • Data and Information Systems.
  • Digital Image and Video Processing
  • Digital Systems
  • Educational Games and Simulations
  • Educational Laboratories
  • E-Learning and E-Governance.
  • Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Wireless Systems
  • Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence Techniques
  • Expert, Agents, Diagnostic and Decision Supporting Systems
  • Geo-informative Systems
  • Graphics and Imaging
  • Grid Computing
  • Hypertext and hypermedia
  • Infrastructure and Technology for Engineering Education
  • Infrastructure and Technology for K-12 Education
  • Intelligent Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Internet and Distributed Computer Systems.
  • Management of technological change on campus and in local education
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile and Optical Communication
  • Mobile and Optical Networks
  • Mobile Learning
  • Natural Language Processing Research for Promoting native languages
  • Network Security
  • Online Study Tools
  • Robotics and Micro-Robotics
  • Semantic Web Technologies and Social Semantic Web
  • Signal Processing
  • Social Network Mining
  • Software Life-cycle Management
  • Software Testing
  • Systems and Institutions to build Skilled and Digital India
  • Use of Localization in Digitization
  • User interfaces to learning systems
  • Uses of advanced technology information systems, networks
  • Video On Demand
  • Virtual Experiments
  • Virtual reality in an educational context
  • Visualization and Multimedia.
  • Web Based Learning
  • Wireless Communication
  • Wireless Sensor Networks


International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Academy of Kerala (ConVergence ISSN 2454-5848) is a multidisciplinary journal attempts to cover the research findings and developments, state-of-the-art research and fundamental advances in all aspects of Skills, Engineering and Technology. It covers outstanding research achievements in a broader area with respect to the latest advancements taking place in the above fields. The international and multidisciplinary nature of this Journal also bears the mission of being the window to many Academicians, Professionals, Scholars to showcase their innovative research and development activities. The subject areas will wrap into varies branches of Information and Communication Technology as well as latest advancements in Engineering and Technology covering theoretical and empirical research as well as technological developments.

Submission of Papers

This journal publishes high-quality empirical research articles, Original Contributions, Review Papers, Case Studies, Articles of Professional Interests as well as Brief Communications. Papers will be accepted only if it is presented in confirmation with the journals accepted style. There will be double blind review of each paper to find its suitability, credibility and authenticity before acceptance and publication.

The paper should be submitted in the IEEE format. Papers reviewed should be free from plagiarism and have not been submitted to any other publications at the same time (double submission), and strictly adhering to the copyright rules.

Authors are welcome to submit their papers at:


Stages of Paper Submission


Important Dates

 Due date for paper submission: 15, December 2019
 Notification of acceptance: 5, January 2020
 Camera ready paper submission & Conference Registration: 15, January 2020