REV2019 03–06 February 2019, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India

REV2019 03–06 February 2019, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India

Padma Shri. Prof. B Dattaguru

The Speaker

Photo of Padma Shri. Prof. B DattaguruDr. Dattaguru continued his association with the IISc by joining its faculty in the aerospace engineering department in 1964. He worked there as an assistant professor, associate professor and a professor, before retiring as Chairman of the aerospace engineering department in June, 2004. He took a PhD in 1973 and he is honored with Emeritus fellow During his long stint at the IISc, Dr. Dattaguru worked with the space technology luminaries, including the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Kota Harinarayana, Kasturi Rangan and R. Chidambaram. As a faculty, Dr. Dattaguru guided a number of research scholars. He visited the US, Australia, Hong Kong and several other countries as visiting professor. An untiring scientist, Dr. Dattaguru became an emeritus professor of the IISc after his retirement and now he is a visiting professor at jain university, Bangalore.

Awards and Honours:

  • Sri Tamma Sambayya medal - Andhra University, Waltair, 1959
  • Senior Resident Research Associateship of National Research Council (USA)
  • Aerospace Gold Medal for best paper - Institution of Engineers, 1988
  • Biren Roy Trust Award of the Aeronautical Society of India, 1993
  • ARDB Silver Jubilee award for best sponsored research project, 1996.
  • IISc Alumni Award: Prof. Rustom Choksi award for Excellence in Engineering Research
  • DRDO Academic Excellence Award 2002
  • Padma Shri Award for Science & Engineering for the year, Government of India, 2005
  • Aero Society Awards: Excellence in Aerospace Education Biren Roy Trust Award
  • Institution of Engineers: Gold Medal for best paper
  • Distinguished Engineer, Recognised on 37th Engineers Day by the Institution of Engineers, 2004
  • Lifetime Achievement Medal will be awarded by International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering & Sciences (ICCES), Changwon, Korea, 2014 for seminal contributions to damage tolerance methodologies and to education of generations of students in India
  • Lifetime Service Award by Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies & Industries (SIATI), 2012 for the outstanding contributions in the field of Education and Research in Aerospace
  • Award of Senior Scientist by the World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) and Asia Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics (APCOM), Australia, 2010–11

Shyam Diwakar

Keynote Topic

”Remote Engineering and Virtual Laboratories in India: Learners and Teachers beyond traditional classrooms”

The Speaker

Photo of Shyam DiwakarShyam Diwakar is the Lab Director of Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology Laboratory, a Faculty fellow at the Amrita Center for International Programs and an Associate Professor at the School of Biotechnology. He is the Institute Integration Coordinator and Co-investigator of VALUE (Virtual and Accessible Laboratories for Universalizing Education); a major virtual labs initiative supported by Sakshat mission of MHRD, Government of India, and Principal Investigator of few other projects funded by Department of Science and Technology.

He was awarded the Young Faculty Research Fellowship under the Sir Visvesvaraya PhD scheme by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India in April 2016. He also serves as a executive committee member for Indian Academy of Neurosciences since October 2014.

Prof. S. Asokan
FNASc. Professor Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 560012, KA, India

Keynote Topic

“Fiber brag grating sensors and their applications“

The Speaker

Photo of Prof. S. AsokanPh.D. Physics, IISc., Bangalore
M.Sc. Materials Science, Anna University, Madras
B.Sc. Physics, Madras University, Madras


  • I Rank, M.Sc. Materials Science, Anna University, Madras, 1983
  • The Martin J. Forster Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Science, for the best Ph.D. thesis in the Division of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, for the year 1986-87
  • Young Scientist Medal, Indian National Science Academy, 1990
  • Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Visiting Scientist, Dept. of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Gifu University Japan, 1991
  • Young Scientist Research Award of the Department of Atomic Energy, India, for the year 1995
  • INSA-Royal Society Visiting Scientist, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (1998)
  • Visiting Scholar, Lyman Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (1999)
  • General Secretary, Instrument Society of India (2000-2004)
  • Vice President, Instrument Society of India (2004-2008)
  • Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, 2008

Dominik May
Assistant Professor at University of Georgia College of Engineering, Athens, Georgia Area, University of Georgia College

Keynote Topic

“Remote Experimentation in the light of Engineering Education Research and Practice”

The Speaker

Photo of Dominik MayDr. May is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Education Transformations Institute and conducts research on online as well as intercultural engineering education. In his work, he focuses on developing broader educational strategies for the design and use of online engineering equipment, putting these into practice and provide the evidence base for further development efforts. Moreover, he is developing instructional concepts to bring students into international study contexts so that they can experience intercultural collaboration and develop respective competences. Dr. May is Executive Committee Member of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE), which is an international non-profit organization with the objective of encouraging the wider development, distribution and application of Online Engineering (OE) technologies and its influence to the society. Furthermore Dr. May serves as associate Editor-in-Chief for the ‘International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)’ with the aim to promote the interdisciplinary discussion of engineers, educators and engineering education researchers around technology, instruction and research. At his former institution Dr. May was research scientist and project lead of numerous extra-mural funded research projects in the area of Engineering Education Research with focus on distance education as well as remote experimentation and with this he gained extensive experience in developing, integrating, and evaluating innovative learning experiences combining the engineering and didactic perspective. Dr. May has organized several conferences in the Engineering Education Research field and is current program committee member for the annual International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation (REV).

Saurabh Chandra
Co-Founder, Ati Motors, Bengaluru Area, India

Keynote Topic

"Autonomous Vehicles – Challenges and Opportunities."

The Speaker

Photo of Saurabh ChandraIs an entrepreneur who has worked in multiple startups and founded an IT company that he ran for 11 years before exiting it after it was acquired by Publicis.

Computer Software

Current: Ati Motors

Previous: 1. Razorfish Neev, 2. Neev Information Technologies Pvt Ltd, 3. Pi Corporation

Education: Indian Institute of Technology, BHU, Varanasi

Recommendations: 2 people have recommended Saurabh Chandra

Websites: 1. Company Website, 2. Blog: Bootstrap in Bangalore

Prof.Vasanthi Srinivasan
Professor, IIMB

Keynote Topic

"Automation and HR"

The Speaker

Photo of Prof.Vasanthi SrinivasanHer research interests are in the field of Multi-generations in the Workplace, Women in Management and Boards, Ethics Teaching in Business Schools, HRM in Rapid Growth Organizations and Ethics, and CSR in Micro, Small and Mid-sized enterprises.

At IIM Bangalore, she teaches the core course on Managing People and Performance in Organizations and also offers an elective in Human Resource Management. She has designed and delivered sessions on leadership development and career management on Executive Education programmes. She was an Indian Council for Cultural Relations Chair Professor for Corporate responsibility at the HHL Graduate School of Management Leipzig, Germany for the period 2012-13 on deputation. She was also a British Council Visiting Scholar at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Nottingham University Business School.

She has consulted extensively for both Indian and multinational companies in the field of leadership development. She has designed, developed, and delivered programmes to build the leadership pipeline for organizations. She has worked with technology and R&D organizations to build their technical leadership talent. She has also designed and delivered “Tanmatra: Women in Leadership” – a leadership development programme exclusively for senior women leaders in business in collaboration with Catalyst India and IBM.

Professional Leadership

  • Board of Advisors – National HRD Network Bangalore Chapter
  • Chairperson Fourth Wave Foundation, Bangalore
  • Board member of Enable India Bangalore
  • Member of the India leadership team of, a Geneva based organization
  • She runs a website, which has about 900 members and promotes teaching in Business Ethics and CSR in India.

Prof. Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos

Keynote Topic

"Collaborative Virtual Environments for Work and Learning"

The Speaker

Photo of Prof. Thrasyvoulos TsiatsosThrasyvoulos Tsiatsos is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a member of the Multimedia Lab. He obtained his Diploma, his Master's Degree and his PhD from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of Patras University (Greece). His research interests include:

  • Networked Virtual Learning Environments
  • Internet Technologies in Education
  • Assessment in Online Educational Environments
  • Game Based Learning Using New Technologies
  • Mobile Learning
  • Cognitive Training Using Information and Communication Technologies
  • Development of Bio-Feedback Interfaces to Support in The Educational Process and Learning:
  • Design and Development Internet Environments for the Management and Support of Education and Training
  • Open and Distance Education Using Multimedia and Internet Technologies
  • Collaborative learning
  • Distance learning

He has published more than 160 papers in Journals and in well-known refereed conferences and he is co-author in 3 books. He has been a PC member and referee in various international journals and conferences. He has participated in R&D projects such as OSYDD, RTS-GUNET, ODL-UP, VES, ODL-OTE, INVITE, EdComNet, VirRAD, SAPSAT, E-internationalization for Collaborative Learning (EICL) and Education of oreign and Repatriated Students (NSRF – National Strategic Reference Framework, 2007–2013). Also he is member of IEEE and Technical Chamber of Greece

Important Dates

30 Sep 2018Submission of structured abstracts for full and short papers;
Submission of proposals for special sessions
10 Oct 2018Invitation to submit a full paper or short paper
12 Nov 2018Submission deadline for complete full and short papers and all other submissions (Special sessions papers, Work in Progress, Demos, Poster, Tutorials, Workshops)
22 Nov 2018Notification of Acceptance
15 Dec 2018Camera-ready due
Late Paper submission
21 Dec 2018Submissions for GOLC OnlineLabAward 2019
15 Jan 2019Author registration
03 Feb 2019Conference Opening


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