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

Local Tours

Local tours are being arranged on the 6th of Feb 2019. Interested participants are requested to contact:

R. Ganesh Kumar, Assistant Professor (Contact Number: +91-9591988151, Email Address:

for the details and cost involved for the tours.

Bangalore – As Never Seen Before

A one day sneak peek into the lovely spots of Bangalore also called the silicon city of India. The capital of Karnataka state has its name coined after an old woman served cooked pulses to a lost and hungry Hoysala king. (“Bengaluru” - meaning ‘Town of Boiled Beans’). This city was founded by King Kempe Gowda I when he built a mud fort here. Later this city was ruled by various dynasties and lastly the Britishers who made this their home by moving the Cantonment from Srirangapatna to Bangalore. Post-independence of the Country this City witnessed large scale growth and development mainly due to the climatic conditions. The IT boom in the late 90’s further spurred the growth of this City. Though the growth has been immense, the City still has not lost its golden glories and has retained the classical feel within the modern era.


7 AM – Pick up from the hotel after breakfast
7:30 AM – Start the day with a cup of Strong Filter Coffee at Maiyas Hotel
8:00 AM – Visit to Big Bull Temple and Big Ganesh Temple

Big Bull Temple is situated in Bull Temple Road, Basavanagudi adjacent to a park called Bugle Rock opposite to BMS College of Engineering. The bull referred to is a sacred Hindu god known as Nandi, a close devotee and attendant of Shiva. A stone monolith idol which has been continuously growing since it was installed.

Every year on the last Monday and Tuesday of the Hindu month of Karthika Maasa a groundnut fair is held in the temple premises and groundnut is offered to the deity. This fair is known as 'Kadalekaayi Parishe'.

Big Ganesh Temple is believed to have emerged out of huge monolithic rock; the idol of Lord Ganesha is this temple’s main attraction. It is believed by the locals, that all your prayers are heard and answered here, and your wishes are fulfilled in no time!. Another feather in its cap is its claim-to-fame for being the lucky mascot in most of the Kannada (local language of Karnataka) films!

9:00 AM – Visit to flower market - K R Market

Krishna Rajendra Market, also known as the City Market, established in 1928 is the largest wholesale market dealing with commodities in Bangalore, India. It is named after Krishnarajendra Wodeyar, a former ruler of the princely state of Mysore. It is considered to be one of the biggest flower markets in Asia. The location of the market is said to have been a water tank and then a battlefield in the 18th century during the Anglo-Mysore Wars. From the British era, two buildings remain, at the front and back of the market area. A new concrete 3-story structure was erected in the 1990s between the two older buildings to provide more space for vendors and better overall conditions. At the basement is an underground parking above which stand three commodity-specialized floors: flowers and vegetables on the lower ground floor, dry goods on the upper ground floor and tools and machine-tools accessories on the first floor.

10:30 AM – Visit to Lalbagh

Meaning ‘Red Garden’, Lalbagh is a 240 acres (0.97 km2) garden. It is well known for the flower shows on the Republic Day (26 January) and Independence Day (15 August). The garden has over 1,000 species of flora. The garden also has trees that are over 100 years old. Most of the centuries-old trees are labelled for easy identification. The Lalbagh Rock, one of the most ancient rock formations on earth, dating back to 3,000 million years, is another attraction that attracts the crowds.

12:30 PM – Lunch at iconic vegetarian or a non-vegetarian restaurant

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) Restaurant is a vegetarian restaurant located just opposite to Lalbagh. Founded in 1924, it has featured in various print, online as well as social media including Globe Trekker. The food served at the MTR is a regular, wholesome Karnataka Brahmin food.

Shivaji Military Hotel is one of the oldest military hotels in the city and it was established in 1924. Though many different versions of why the term military came into the hotel’s name exist, it is commonly believed that soldiers who were in Bangalore, both British and Indian used to throng these places for food. Military hotels in Bangalore serve mainly non-vegetarian foods, but they generally don't serve beef and pork.

02:00 PM – Visit to St. Mary’s Basilica and Shivajinagar Market

St. Mary's Basilica is located in the Archdiocese of Bangalore. It is among the oldest churches in Bangalore and the first church in the state that has been elevated to the status of a minor basilica. It is famous for festivities held during the St. Mary's Feast in the month of September.

Shivajinagar is a well-known shopping spot; Commercial Street is the famous place in this region for shopping. Russel Market is the famous market in this place; it was started during the British reign in India (1927) named after then Municipal commissioner T. B. Russell. The main purpose to start this market was to supply the needs of British resident in Cantonment area. This market still supplies the needy to the resident of this area.

04:00 PM – Visit to Bangalore Palace en-route see High Court and Vidhana Soudha

An epitome of great architecture and beauty, The Majestic Bangalore Palace preserves in it the spice of old regal opulence. Currently the central attraction in Bangalore, the palace was built in the year 1878. The palace is extraordinarily vast and spread across 45,000 square feet. A mixture of Tudor and Scottish Gothic architecture has resulted into the grand palace that we see today. The wooden structure of the palace along with the beautiful carvings both inside and outside showcases the royal culture in different ways.

The High Court is located in a building called as Attara Kacheri (meaning Eighteen offices). A two-storied building of stone and brick, painted red, in the Graeco-Roman style of architecture – a structure of vast expanse with Ionic porticoes at the center and at the two ends of the elevation. The construction of the building was completed in the year 1868.

The Vidhana Soudha is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka. It is constructed in a style sometimes described as Mysore Neo-Dravidian and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles. The construction was completed in 1956.

05:30 PM – Coffee at the oldest coffee house in the city

Indian Coffee House is a restaurant chain in India, run by a series of worker co-operative societies. It has strong presence across India with nearly 400 coffee houses. In Bangalore the Coffee House was started in 1936. It is well known for its Coffee sans the chicory and the masala dosa/scrambled eggs on toast.

06:30 PM to 08:30 PM – Visit to the old city of Bangalore by walk and Dinner at Food Street

The old city is spread into 20 plus petes (small areas) each specializing into different business verticals. The small roads and alleys give you the feel of the erstwhile city. Walking through these petes we can sense the sound, smell and sights of the Old Bengaluru's history. With ancient temples, bustling crowds and colorful markets this walk is the highlight of the visit. You can purchase clothing, artefacts and products from the local shops if something interests you.

During evenings the streets start bustling with various food carts serving varieties of fares which can be cherished for the evening.

09:00 PM – Drop back to Hotel

Excursion to Historical Places of Karnataka
(Needs min 20 participants to take place)

Photos of historical places

1) Shravanabelagola (Śravaṇa Beḷagoḷa) is a town located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is 144 km from Bangalore. The Gommateshwara Bahubali statue at Shravanabelagola is one of the most important tirthas (pilgrimage destinations) in Jainism, one that reached a peak in architectural and sculptural activity under the patronage of Western Ganga dynasty of Talakad. Chandragupta Maurya is said to have died here in 298 BCE after he became a Jain monk and assumed an ascetic life style.

2) Halebidu is a town located in Hassan District, Karnataka, India. Halebidu was the regal capital of the Hoysala Empire in the 12th century. It is home to some of the best examples of Hoysala architecture. Most notable are the ornate Hoysaleshwara and Kedareshwara temples. The city got the name "Halebidu" because it was damaged and deserted into "old capital" after being ransacked and looted twice by Islamic forces of the Delhi Sultanate in the 14th-century.

3) The Chennakeshava Temple, also referred to as Keshava, Kesava or Vijayanarayana Temple of Belur, is a 12th-century Hindu temple in the Hassan district of Karnataka state, India. It was commissioned by King Vishnuvardhana in 1117 CE, on the banks of the Yagachi River in Belur also called Velapura, an early Hoysala Empire capital. The temple was built over three generations and took 103 years to finish.[1] It was repeatedly damaged and plundered during wars, repeatedly rebuilt and repaired over its history. It is 35 km from Hassan city and about 200 km from Bengaluru.[2] Chennakesava (lit, "handsome Kesava") is a form of the Hindu god Vishnu. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu and has been an active Hindu temple since its founding. It is reverentially described in medieval Hindu texts, and remains an important pilgrimage site in Vaishnavism.[1][3] The temple is remarkable for its architecture, sculptures, reliefs, friezes as well its iconography, inscriptions and history. The temple artwork depicts scenes of secular life in the 12th century, dancers and musicians, as well as a pictorial narration of Hindu texts such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas through numerous friezes.[1][4][5] It is a Vaishnava temple that reverentially includes many themes from Shaivism and Shaktism, as well as images of a Jina from Jainism and the Buddha from Buddhism. The Chennakeshava temple is a testimony to the artistic, cultural and theological perspectives in 12th century South India and the Hoysala Empire rule.

Terms & Conditions:
  1. The Cost each Registration would be - Rs.4960 /- (~ 62 Euros )
  2. The Plan will be successfully executed only if there are at least 20 Travellers registering for the Social Program.
  3. Payment has to be done in Indian Rupees Only .
  4. Registrations for Social Program should be done on or before 4th February 1:00 p.m. ( IST )
  5. E-mail Confirmations to '' is allowed in case of late arrivals to the conference.
  6. Package Includes Only Travel & Entry Fee to all Three Locations .

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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