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Digital India Event sponsored by

In conjunction with VLDB 2016 conference, we are also hosting a one-day Digital India event. Though it is not an official part of the VLDB conference, it is co-located with the VLDB conference and is open to VLDB attendees. We are very excited by the opportunities presented by the ambitious Digital India program launched by Hon. PM Narendra Modi. It is a grand vision of uniting a large nation like India via high-speed digital highways. 1.2 billion Indians will be connected together and will have access to open information. Data takes the center stage in this vision due to the sheer size of India’s population. With ~1 billion Aadhar cards, 200+ million Jan-Dhan Yojna accounts, the magnitude of India-scale data is humongous. Such large data processing will need specialized big data and analytics expertise.

Digital India event aims to address these India-scale data problems and how technology can be instrumental in solving those. It will also facilitate an innovation showcase for Indian startups especially working in big data area.

Proposed Event:

Digital India Event, 5th Sept Schedule
Time Venue Activity
9:00 am – 10:30 am Pearl 2 Session 1: India Stack
10:30 am – 11:00 am   Tea Break
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Pearl 2 Session 2: Data and India Scale Challenges
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm   Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Pearl 2 Digital India Hackathon Finale
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm   Break for Judges' decision
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Pearl 2 Hackathon Winner announcement and prize distribution
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm   High Tea Break
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Pearl Digital India - Keynote and Panel Discussion
8:30 pm onwards   Mini Dinner

ACM India:

ACM, (Association for Computing Machinery – the world's largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. ACM provides the computing field's premier Digital Library and serves its members and the computing profession with leading-edge publications, conferences, and career resources.

ACM brings together computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and address the field's challenges. As the world’s largest computing society, ACM strengthens the profession's collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.

Founded at the dawn of the computer age, ACM’s reach extends to every part of the globe, with more than half of its 100,000 members residing outside the U.S. Its growing membership has led to Councils in Europe, India, and China, fostering networking opportunities that strengthen ties within and across countries and technical communities. Their actions enhance ACM’s ability to raise awareness of computing’s important technical, educational, and social issues around the world.

About the ACM India Council:

The ACM India Council is an effort of ACM aimed at increasing the level and visibility of ACM activities across India. The ACM community in India is growing in membership, number of chapters, sponsored conferences and symposia.

The ACM India Council comprises a cross section of the computer science and information technology community committed to increasing the visibility and relevance of ACM in India. The council is focused on a wide range of ACM activities including:

  • serving as a professional network for individuals who are involved with the science and technology of computing
  • encouraging students to take an active interest in the emerging and exciting world of computing
  • facilitating the organization of high-quality ACM conferences in India
  • providing logistical support to grow more ACM professional and student chapters
  • enhancing access to the ACM Digital Library and publications for ACM members in India
  • increasing the participation of ACM members in India across all dimensions of ACM