23rd & 24th October 2020

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Institute of Eminence



Founded in 1984, VIT has made a mark in the field of higher education in India imparting quality education in a multicultural ambience, intertwined with extensive application oriented research. VIT was established with the aim to provide quality higher education on par with International Standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis. VIT was established by well-known educationalist and former parliamentarian, honorable Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder and Chancellor, a visionary who transformed VIT into a Centre of excellence in higher technical education. The Government of India recognized VIT as an Institution of Eminence (IoE). The ARIIA, Govt. of India recognized VIT as a No. 1 Private University for Innovation. The MHRD, Government of India ranked VIT at No.15 among the Engineering Institutions (NIRF-2020 ranking).


VIT Chennai is a globally engaged, competitive, comprehensive and research-enriched university campus strategically positioned in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, to respond to major industrial, social, economic and environmental demands and challenges. VIT Chennai is ably spearheaded by Dr. Sekar Viswanathan, Vice President, Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy, Executive Director, Dr. Rambabu Kodali, Vice Chancellor and Dr. V. S. Kanchana Bhaaskaran, Pro- Vice Chancellor. They have a common mission to make VIT a global center. The focus is to:


VIT Business School (VITBS) is a Premier Business School that adapts to cater to the evolving needs of the industry by providing determined and innovative curriculum to the BBA (Hons.) / MBA / Ph.D. graduates. VIT Business School focuses on developing thought leaders, who are innovative, socially sensitive, ethically strong and globally competitive. We lay emphasis on fundamental business courses incorporating advanced and contemporary knowledge with a global mindset. At the same time, we nurture students to be sensitive to local and regional business dynamics. We employ the latest technology to deliver knowledge that enhances our teaching learning process and also complement it through collaborative research with reputed Universities abroad and the Industry. Industry relevant curriculum that imparts finest skills which include critical thinking, data crunching and analytical ability, crisis management, intelligent data driven decisions, business insights and best practices, cross-cultural management, team work, diversity management and few courses to suit the current Industry requirements. Apart from building students’ IQ (Intelligence Quotient), VIT Business School kindles EQ (Emotional Quotient). The School’s graduates are prepared to be people-friendly managers, with emphasis on team work and business ethics. VIT Chennai has the most modern facilities to groom the future industry leaders. While we emphasize on incorporating world-class knowledge delivery methods that are technology enabled, we equally emphasize on knowledge creation through collaborative research with international researchers and Indian Industry.


Since 1947, India has achieved remarkable progress in raising growth, income levels and standards of living. India’s economy has experienced tremendous growth in urban industries such as services and information technology. The economic growth has been driven by the expansion of the services that have been growing consistently faster than other sectors. The emergence of a dynamic indigenous entrepreneurial class and a progressive spread of industries away from their traditional locations are also noteworthy features of the post-Independence industrial transformation. The agriculture sector in India is expected to create better energy in the next few years due to increased investment in agricultural infrastructure such as irrigation facilities, warehousing and cold storage. However, around 600 million Indians continue to live in poverty 2020. India has to go for a transmission in promoting employment opportunities, controlling poverty, population and other basic economic problems to make India, a hunger free nation. Globally, experts viewed about New Normal, Paradigm Shift, Creative Destruction, VUCA 2.0 will predict a big change between before and after COVID. E-Commerce (Amazon, Reliance), Productivity (Microsoft) have increased the market capitalization by more than $ 100 million during COVID. This is a true example for Opportunity Amidst Adversity. Cyber Physical System is one example of technology making an impact in Economy. IoT in agriculture will enhance the productivity and identify plant diseases. But transformation in government policies and welfare measures alone will promote Indian as a hunger free nation.


Topics include but not limited to the following

Track 1: Trends in Management
E-Commerce and Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development, Technology Transfer and Management, Disaster Management, Intellectual Property Brands and Branding, Quality Management, Productivity and Business Excellence, Creative Destruction, Blue Ocean Strategy, Design Thinking & Innovation 2.0, Internet Banking, Networking and Outsourcing, Business Analytics, Closed loop Supply Chain, Impact of Digital Business, Impact of COVID on Business.

Track 2: Disruptive Technology in Economic Growth Industrial IoT, Cyber Physical System, Fog and Cloud Networking, Quantum Computing, Data Science, Affective Computing, Edge Computing, Reinforcement learning,4D Printing, Swarm of Drones , Swarm of Robots, Semantic Web, Human Machine Interface, Augmented/Virtual Reality, Wireless Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, Natural Language Processing, Blue Brain Technology, 5G Technology, Data Analytics and Visualization, Big Data Management and Applications, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Digital IC Design and Testing, Artificial Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems and Hybrid Systems, Computational Intelligence and Evolutionary Computation, Impact of COVID on Technology.

Track 3: Agriculture in India Traditional Farming in India 2020, Agricultural Innovation, Water war, Contribution of Agriculture to GDP, Agriculture in 2050?, Agricultural Issues, Government Support to Indian Agriculture, WTO, NABARD AND Agriculture, Research in agriculture, IoT in Agriculture, Agricultural & Rural Sustainable Development, Agribusiness Management, Organic Greenhouse Horticulture, Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in Food Security, Agriculture 5.0, Vertical Farming, Smart Farming, Impact of COVID on Agriculture.

Track 4: Circular Economy Green Economy, Industrial Ecology, Eco-Design or the Economy of Functionality, Sustainable Procurement, Ecodesign, Industrial and Territorial Ecology:, Economics of Functionality, Responsible Consumption, Benefits of Circular Economy, Environmental and Social Impact of Circular Economy, Challenges and Barriers of Circular Economy,

Track 5: Economic Growth and Future Predictions India and Welfare Economic Principle, MSMEs and Indian Government, Inclusive Growth, UNDP -2030 Agenda, Bottom of Pyramid and Economic Living, Development Planning and Policy, Emerging Economies and Economic Development, Evidence-Based Policy Analysis, Tax Heaven and other related areas, Economy and Law, Millennium Development Goals, Economy 5.0, COVID and Globlisation, Indian Economic Problems, Practical applications of Economic Theories in Real life, Game Theory, Post COVID and Indian Economy.


Dr. G. Viswanathan

Dr. G. Viswanathan
Chancellor, VIT

Mr. Sankar Viswanathan

Mr. Sankar Viswanathan
Vice-President, VIT

Dr. Sekar Viswanathan

Dr. Sekar Viswanathan
Vice-President, VIT

Mr. G V Selvam

Mr. G V Selvam
Vice-President, VIT

Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy

Dr. Sandhya Pentareddy
Executive Director, VIT

Ms. Kadhambari S. Viswanathan
Ms. Kadhambari S. Viswanathan
Assistant Vice-President, VIT
Dr. Rambabu Kodali

Dr. Rambabu Kodali
Vice Chancellor, VIT

Dr. V. S. Kanchana Bhaaskaran
Dr. V. S. Kanchana Bhaaskaran
Pro Vice Chancellor, VIT Chennai

ICTMEG 2020 Inauguration and Valedictory Experts

Inauguration Valedictory

Chief Guest

Dr. Pramod Kumar Joshi

Dr. Pramod Kumar Joshi
Superannuated Director - South Asia
International Food Policy
Research Institute
South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi

Guest of Honour

Dr. Arpan Pal

Dr. Arpan Pal
Chief Scientist &
Research Area head
Embedded Systems &
Robotic Research
TCS Research & Innovation
Tata Consultancy Services

Chief Guest

Mr. P. N. Vasudevan
Mr. P. N. Vasudevan
EQUITAS Small Finance Bank

Guest of Honour

K. Vaitheeswaran
K. Vaitheeswaran
Co-founder, AGAIN Drinks
Father of ecommerce in India

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ir. Bedir Tekinerdogan
Dr. Ir. Bedir Tekinerdogan
Chair, Information Technology Group
Wageningen University, Netherlands

QS Rank No. 1 (Agriculture)

Dr. Martin Törngren
Dr. Martin Törngren
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

QS Rank No. 43(Computer Science)

Dr. Sian Lun Lau

Dr. Sian Lun Lau
Head, Department of Computing &
Information Systems
Associate Dean,
School of Science & Technology
Sunway University, Malaysia

Mr. Derek Cheshire
Mr. Derek Cheshire
Business Creativity &
Innovation Specialist
Head of ReThinking
Creative Business Solutions, UK

Dr. V. B. Athreya

Dr. V. B. Athreya
Professor of Economics (Retd)
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli

Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar
Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar
Aeris Communications India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sushil Kumar

Mr. Sushil Kumar
Dy. Director General (IoT) at TEC
DoT, Government of India

Mr. M. P. Saravanan
Mr. M. P. Saravanan
Director - HR & CSR
KONE Elevators India

Organising Chairman

Dr. Sudarsanam S K

Dr. Sudarsanam S K
Sr. Professor & Dean
VIT Business School


Mr. Rajkumar Murugesan
Industry Liaison Officer
VIT Chennai


Mr. Kevin Varghese
IVth Year
School of Electronics Engineering
VIT Chennai
Mr. Girish Kumar
IVth Year
School of Electronics Engineering
VIT Chennai
Mr. Santhosh Kumar . K
Business School
VIT Chennai
Mr. Archit Dehloo
IIIrd Year Student
School of Electronics Engineering
VIT Chennai
Ms. Ahona Saha
School of Electronics Engineering
VIT Chennai


Dr. Siti Khairunniza Bejo
University Putra Malaysia
Dr. Gang Li
Associate Professor
Daekin University, Australia

Dr. Raghava Rao Mukkala
Associate Professor
Copenhagen Business School,

Dr. Nabin Sharma
CoDirector of Intelligent Drone Lab
UTS ,Sydney, Australia
Dr. S.A. Senthil Kumar
Professor & H.O.D
Pondicherry University
Dr.Vandana Ahuja
Amity University

Dr. M.A. Sanjeev
Associate Professor
Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow

Kaushal Kishore
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University,
Gujarat, India

Associate Professor
Indian Academy School of Management Studies,Bangalore
Dr. Renju Mathai
Programme Leader International Business And Management Studies
Stenden University, Qatar

Lead College of Management, Kerala

Mr. Binu
Certified Financial Planner & Senior Process Associate
UST – Global, Cochin
Mr. Rajeev
Head -AI Lab & Enterprise Architect
TCS, Cochin

Dr. S .Madhavan
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamilnadu

Dr. Mohamed Rafiq
Nizwa College of Technology Sultanate of Oman.


Abstract Submission: 28th September, 2020
Acceptance of Abstract: 30th September, 2020
Full Paper Submission: 15th October 2020
Last Date of Registration: 17th October 2020
Date of Conference: 23 rd & 24th October 2020

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