SCEECS’16 was held on 5th-6th March, 2016. The conference was inaugurated by Dr. Appu Kuttan KK, Director of MANIT.
“Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been”, said Dr HC Verma from IIT Kanpur while speaking about the ‘Challenges of Mass Scale Science Education’ in the beginning of SCEECS-16. Dr AS Pillai, CEO and MD, Brahmos Aerospace, talked about the innovations in aerospace technologies. Dr. Richard Stallman (Founder of Free Software Foundation) explained the students what ‘free software movement’ stands for. He said the propriety software is the enemy of the spirit of education, except for reverse engineering and all educational activities should use free software and share free copies of the software.
On the day 1 of the conference, 40 papers were presented in poster and 50 in the conference. A workshop on ‘Internet of Things’ was also conducted. The conference observed a total of 1000 registrations for guest lectures & workshops. Over 400 papers were submitted in the conference, which were reviewed by renowned faculty members of various IIT’s and NIT’s, and 150 papers were selected for the presentation during SCEECS’16. The shortlisted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. The whole campus was buzzing with excitement and enthusiasm during the two day conference.