Important Dates

Deadline for abstract submission:

Response to abstract submission:

Deadline for paper submission:
Response to paper submission:
Deadline for camera ready manuscript:

October 1, 2019
October 15, 2019 (extended)

October 19, 2019
October 22, 2019 (extended)

November 2, 2019

November 9, 2019

November 15, 2019

Program Committee

  • Shalabh Bhatnagar, Indian Institute of Science
  • Chiranjib Bhattacharyya, Indian Institute of Science
  • Sajal K. Das, Missouri Institute of Science and Technology
  • Deepak D'Souza, Indian Institute of Science
  • Raj Jain, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Krishna Kant, Temple University
  • Yadati Narahari, Indian Institute of Science
  • Nageswara S. V. Rao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Shirish Shevade, Indian Institute of Science
  • Y. N. Srikant, Indian Institute of Science
  • Anil Vullikanti, Virginia Tech

Symposium on

Emerging Computing and Networking

Celebrating IISC CSA Department's Golden Jubilee

on Friday, January 4, 2019 at MRC Auditorium, IISc Campus

January 4, 2019 In conjunction with

20th International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2019)

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

The Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA), Indian Institute of Science (IISC) will be celebrating 50th Anniversary (Golden Jubilee) in 2019. To kick-off, the contributions of CSA alumni and faculty will be celebrated at the Symposium on Emerging Computing and Networking with presentations and proceedings volume in broad areas of computing and networking algorithms, systems and applications.

Invitation to Submit Abstracts and Full Papers

Abstracts for presentations are solicited from current and past CSA students, faculty and staff members in all areas related to computing and networking algorithms, systems and applications, and everyone is welcome to attend. The presentations are expected to provide broad overviews of the areas, summaries of technical contributions, foundational contributions and results, and future emerging directions. The main purpose is to inform general audience about these technical contributions and their role within a broader context, by highlighting the technical depth and significance. At least one of the authors and presenters must be a past or current CSA student, faculty, or staff member.

Authors are also encouraged to submit a technical, overview, or visionary paper based on their abstract to be included in commemorative proceedings. A full paper is limited to 10 pages in standard ACM double column format including figures, tables, and references, and a short paper is limited to 5 pages in standard ACM double column format including figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts must be prepared in standard ACM format (see

All submissions are to be made at ICDCN2019 workshops website under tag CSA50:

Submission of abstract requires both text entry and pdf file with additional information on authors' CSA association. The pdf abstract file may be replaced by a full or short paper before the deadline.

Selection of abstracts and full papers

Program Committee will select the abstracts to be presented.

Agenda - “Road to CSA50” Symposium + Celebrations

The Department of Computer Science and Automation (CSA) came into existence as the School of Automation in 1969 and will be celebrating Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary) from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020. As a precursor to the official Golden Jubilee Year, the Department is organizing this one-day program “Road to CSA50” in conjunction with the International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDCN 2019) held at IISc on January 4-7. The program consists of two parts: a technical symposium (Event I, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM) themed “Emerging Computing and Networking” followed by Alumni Celebrations and Get-together (Event II, 5:00 - 8:30 PM).

Event I: 09:30 am - 4:30 pm: “Road to CSA50” Symposium

  • 09:30 am - 10:00 am: Tea/Coffee Break (Meet and Greet Session)

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am: Inaugural Session (Chair: Y. N. Srikant)
    • CSA History - N. Viswanadham (CSA Emeritus Faculty)
    • CSA50 Plan - S. Bhatnagar (CSA Chair)
    • Symposium Welcome - Theme: “Emerging Computing and Networking”
      • Deepak D'Souza (CSA Faculty) and Nageswara Rao (Oak Ridge National Lab)

  • [Each Session will start with a “Distinguished Talk” for 25 mins, including 5 min Q&A, followed by contributed/invited talks for 15 mins each, including 3 min Q&A.]

  • 10:30 - 11:45 am: Session I: Emerging Systems /Applications (Chair: Deepak D'Souza)
    • Privacy - Utility Tradeoffs (Distinguished Talk)
      • H. Vincent Poor (Princeton University, USA)
    • Robust Design and Analysis of Cyber - Physical Systems
      • Pavithra Prabhakar (Kansas State University, USA)
    • Resource Sharing in Challenged Opportunistic Environments
      • Mohan Kumar (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
    • Semantic Web Technologies and Applications
      • P. Srinivasa Kumar (IIT Madras, India)

  • 11:45 am - 12:00 pm: Networking Break

  • 12:00 pm - 01:15 pm: Session II: Network Algorithms (Chair: Shirish Shevade)
    • Tailored Network Design: Building Graph to Specification (Distinguished Talk)
      • David Peleg (The Weizmann Institute, Israel)
    • Configuration Management for Resilient Networked Systems
      • Ravindran Kaliappa (City University of New York, USA)
    • CSA@100: A Future Retrospective
      • Swami Manohar (Microsoft Research India)

  • 01:15 pm - 02:00 pm: Lunch

  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm: Session III: Technology Innovation (Chair: Chiranjib Bhattacharyya)
    • Smart and Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (Distinguished Talk)
      • Sudarsan Rachuri (Department of Energy, USA)
    • Guiding Technology Creation Through the Market Compass
      • Srini Rajam (Ittiam Systems, India)
    • Computer Science and Engineering Education in India
      • C. P. Ravikumar (Texas Instruments, India)

  • 03:00 pm - 03:15 pm: Networking Break

  • 03:15 pm - 04:30 pm: Session IV: Advanced Computing Methods (Chair: R. K. Shyamasundar)
    • Self - managing Network Topologies (Distinguished Talk)
      • Sukumar Ghosh (University of Iowa, USA)
    • Finite - Sample Generalization Theory for Machine Learning Practice
      • Nageswara S. V. Rao (Oak Ridge National Lab, USA)
    • Data Driven High Performance Data Access
      • Krishna Kant (Temple University, USA)
    • Compiler Optimizations for Heterogeneous Architectures
      • Prithayan Barua (Georgia Inst. of Technology, USA)

  • 04:30 pm - 05:00 pm: Tea/Coffee Break

Event II: 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm : “Road to CSA50” Celebrations

[Guest of Honor: Professor Anurag Kumar, IISc Director]

  • 05:00 pm - 05:10 pm: Welcome Address
    • Y. Narahari (Chair, Division of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Sciences)

  • 05:10 pm - 05:30 pm: Quiz on CSA@IISc
    • Host: Arpita Biswas (PhD Student )

  • 05:30 pm - 06:00 pm: CSA Updates and Current Status
    • CSA: Current Status by Shalabh Bhatnagar (Department Chair, CSA)
    • CSA50 Plan by Chiranjib Bhattacharyya (Professor, CSA)

  • 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm: Panel Discussions: “CSA - Next 50 Years”
    • Moderator - Sajal Das (IISc Alumnus, Missouri S&T)
    • Panelists
      • Bhavana Kanukurthi (Assistant Professor, CSA)
      • Swami Manohar (Former CSA Faculty; Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research)
      • Christos Papadimitriou (Donoval Family Professor, Columbia University)
      • Sriram Rajamani (Managing Director, Microsoft Research India Lab, Bangalore)
      • Rajeev Shorey (CSA Alumnus; Principal Scientist, TCS Innovation Labs)

  • 07:00 pm - 07:15 pm: Director's Address (Chair: S. Bhatnagar)
    • Anurag Kumar, Director, IISc

  • 07:15 pm - 07:30 pm: Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks
    • Sajal Das (Missouri S&T)
    • Nageswara Rao (CSA Alumnus; Corporate Fellow, Oak Ridge National Lab)

  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm: Dinner Get-together (CSA Lawn)

To download the CSA50 Symposium schedule, please click here