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For technical activities the society is divided into 5 divisions as given below :
The Computer Society of India (CSI) has decided to adopt the mechanism of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in order to take up research, promotion, and dissemination activities for selected domains, both established and emerging. While CSI has had thematic areas in the form of Divisions since its inception, the prevailing view was that these were too heavy weight to be responsive to the rapidly changing developments in different domains within the field of Information Technology. SIGs are intended to be lightweight structures that are constituted and dismantled on an as-needed basis, endowed with sufficient flexibility and functional autonomy to carry out its activities while being under accountable to the CSI Executive Committee. SIGs are organized on selected domains of significant academic, research, industry and societal importance.

SIG-eGovernance

www.Csi-Sigegov.Org

President
  • Convener
  • G S N Prabhu
  • Membership No: 01082025
  • Contact No: 9849983946
  • Email: snp.gollamudi@gmail.com
e-Governance Award

The Computer Society of India (CSI) has constituted Special Interest Groups (SIGs) in order to take up research, promotion, and dissemination activities for selected domains. Domains are selected based on significant academic, research, industry and societal importance Special Interest Group on e-Governance (SIG eGov) is one such group.

As per one of the UN reports, “e-Governance can have a profound impact on wellbeing of the citizens in the society and economic output and growth of a country. Current and timely Information acts as a revolutionary force in taking quick decisions, ultimately helping citizens”.

Governments are under pressure to deliver a range of services in a timely, efficiently, economical, equitable, and transparent and corruption free manner to its citizens. Over these years, several initiatives have been taken by Governments both at the Centre and in many States, that helped in achieving good governance. India has established itself as a leader in the Information Technology sector in the world . The ‘Digital India’ initiatives of Government of India continue to significantly contribute towards this ‘transformation’, with the moto “Minimum government Max governance.

SIG e- Governance group came into existence during the early years of eGovernance initiatives in the country, it has a distinct track record of recognizing coveted eGovernance initiatives in the country for last 15 years, publishing compendiums on best practices in the domain of eGovernance and conducting Knowledge sharing summits. The SIG eGovernance group acts catalyst for building a knowledge hub on successful eGovernance initiatives to facilitate, promote and thereby compliment the efforts of the Government departments, Institutions, agencies in the country at the State, Centre and local administrative levels.

SIG eGovernance group’s main activities are:

  • Contribute to creating a repository of successful e-Governance initiatives of India for reference by researchers, academicians, Industry and practioners.
  • Identify and recognize successful eGovernance initiatives by way of e-Governance Awards. These awards, known as “CSI Nihilent eGovernance (CNeG) Awards” have gained National traction, as one of the unbiassed and reputed awards
  • Build knowledge on e-Governance best practices based on ‘Results-Enablers’ frame work, articulated for eGovernance projects assessment
  • Conduct National / International conferences in e-Governance individually or by joining hand with other reputed institutions, active in this area.
  • Participate in various State and Central Government eGovernance initiatives on invitation.
  • For more information visit: www.csi-sigegov.org


Special Interest Group On “Innovation And Entrepreneurship

OBJECTIVE :

The SIG will help drive awareness programs, offer venues for learning and information exchange and create forums/seminars for interacting with thought leaders and industry practitioners.

The SIG will help the innovator into developing the idea into business model.
The SIG will also act as facilitator for providing venture capital.
As a prerequisite the innovators will be trained to protect their intellectual property rights.
This SIG will also be responsible for creating publication with articles and review papers from world-renowned technocrats.
It will also provide a platform for interaction, exchange of ideas, mentoring, training and education

MEMBERS :

Academicians, researchers, working professionals, students and anyone who wants to become entrepreneur can be a member of the SIG- ICT.

ACTIVITIES :

Organizing workshops, group discussions among different stakeholders.
Organizing seminars/ conferences for knowledge sharing, idea generation and defining current trends.
Setting up farmers call centers
Use of ICT in entrepreneur development in rural areas.
Providing training to entrepreneurs.
Helping budding entrepreneurs.
Short-term courses on project development and intellectual property.
More Entrepreneurs, Employment Generation, Livelihood and Sustainability based on Competency.
Convenor
Convenor Vijay Rastogi
Membership No. : I0010224
eMail : vijayrastogi@yahoo.com
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SIG-DATA
Convenor
Convenor Prof. S Sudarshan
Membership No. : I0174104
eMail: sudarsha@cse.iitb.ac.in
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Convenor
Convenor Prof. N L Sarda
Membership No. : I0004922
eMail: nls@cse.iitb.ac.in
Contact : (022)2576 7900
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The goal of SIGDATA is to support the growth of research in the areas of data and information management in India, by organizing seminars, conferences, workshops, and lecture series for the benefit of researchers, professionals, students, and teachers.

FOSS
Convenor
Convenor   Vishal Mehrotra
  eMail : vishal.mehrotra@tcs.com
  Phone No : +91 9223179275
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SIG-Humane Computing
Convenor
Convenor   Dr. Vishnu Kanhare
  Membership No. : I0070859
  eMail : vkanhere@gmail.com
  Mobile : 9821135711

Humane Computing is a matter of great importance, interest and concern and a significant area of research. The objective is to develop excellence in thought, research and action in the field of humane computing thereby enabling empowerment, environmental sustainability, inclusive growth, promotion of ethical values for improving human life. Great Thinkers and philosophers in the second half of Twentieth Century like Karl Popper and Fritzof Capra have propounded that every technology is a social engineering that has to stand the test of time in society. Technology as it is today and computing as a part of it, blunts our own human mental capacity. Ethics is lame without science, but science is blind without ethics.

We also need to see that computers do not make humans into robots and destroy their individuality and freshness and originality of thought. What we need to prevent is regimented research. In fact computers should be human friendly and human savvy, rather than people being forced to be computer savvy. Computing should be sensitive to needs of old, infirm, illiterate, non-urban, women, economically weaker sections and the like. Humane Computing is an attempt to promote ethics empowerment, empathy, equality, environmental sustainability thereby bridging the digital divide.

Since it involves coming together and study of humans as well as computers, it involves technical as well as soft subjects and diverse disciplines ranging from computing technology to soft disciplines like sociology, psychology, education, medicine, behavioral science and communication theory. A number of international and national events have focused on these issues across the world but primarily there is a need to focus specifically on the subject of humane computing.

There is an increasing need to crystallize the thought in India and take leadership and grow beyond the realms of human computing to humane computing. The SIG on Humane Computing of the Computer Society of India is primarily aimed at achieving this.

The focus areas covered by the SIG include :
Humane Computing
Empowerment, Ethics, Empathy in Computing
Computers in Medicine for Humane patient care and communications.
Privacy, Individuality, Independence & Computing
Computers in education and research.
Computers and their impact on Society and Culture
Computers and Women – Gender Issues in computing.
Environmental Sustainability in Computing.


SIG-e-Agriculture
Convenor
Convenor   Dr. Y.C. Bhatt
  Membership No. : I1101372
  eMail : drycb@hotmail.com
SIG-Information Security
Convenor
Convenor Dr. C R Chakravarthy
Membership No. : I0002081
email : drchakra32@gmail.com
Mobile : 9845045744
Convenor
Convenor Mr. T. Sabapathy
Membership No. : I0015288
eMail : tspathy@hotmail.com

The Security Special Interest Group - Information Security is a body of CSI focusing on security concerns of the users of the net, making the net a safer and a more reliable means of a) socializing with other people who share a common interest; b) conducting transactions on the net; c) conducting business efficiently with organizations and governments, d) sharing knowledge and e) accessing services offered by governments and other enterprises.

Our Vision

Educate to Enable Safety and Security in Cyber Space

CSI Special Interest Group - Information Security [SIG-IS] will be well positioned to bring together different groups of stakeholders in the area of Cyber Security. The SIG-IS will work towards being the pivotal group of professionals and experts in the area of Cyber Security, providing a platform for bringing together policy makers, private industry, end users and the academia. We will be a group called to provide expert opinion on matters of cyber security at the highest levels of government. The SIG-IS will also be the natural choice to spread education in cyber security at the grass roots level.

Raison de etre

Educate to Enable Safety and Security in Cyber Space

The world today is ever more connected and intelligent. It has become highly interactive. Societies are irrevocably dependent on the technologies of today. Opportunities abound in this new world. The flip side of this is the undesirable face of the unscrupulous lurking around taking undue advantage of unsuspecting users. The extent of this menace spans criminal activities for financial gain to threatening security of nations.

The endeavor to take advantage of the developments in technology is a constant journey; a race between the bona fide users and the unscrupulous elements. The fight against cyber crime involves users from all walks of life. It is important for everyone to be educated and be alert and watch out for the pitfalls. Today there is no single organization that brings all concerned parties together to face this threat Educating the public on simple measures to reduce the risk will be an on going task. The SIG-IS will be the pivotal organization that will bring together the policy makers on the one hand and the users on the other.

Various governmental bodies need professional input to deal with new issues that arise with rapidly changing technology. These could be formulating legislations to effectively tackle the menace or to formulate strategies to deal with the threat faced by the government in protecting information, citizen safety and confidence.

Most often academic research ends up in some remote shelf in libraries of places of learning. CSI SIG-IS will facilitate convergence of the interests of these groups and help bring the benefits to the end users.

There is a compendium of knowledge and collection of experience residing in private industry. The SIG-IS will also work to bring together private industry, the academia and the government along with the users of the net.



SIG-Cyber Forensics
Convenor
Convenor   Dr. Vipin Tyagi
  Membership No. : I0019760
  eMail : dr.vipin.tyagi@gmail.com
  Mobile : 9826268087
SIG- Modelling And Simulation
Convenor
Convenor Prof. V. P. Saxena
Membership No. : I0028036
eMail: vinodpsaxena@gmail.com
Mobile : 9303131297

In today's fast moving competitive business environment, companies increasingly demand that IT investments demonstrate business value through measurable results.

For most leaders, this will involve three steps: reassessing their information technology plan and approaches; investing carefully to support their IT plan; and mastering the capabilities needed to realize that plan. This is also true for even the outsourcing industry where the customers are increasing demanding the delivery of Business Value by vendors, instead of only quality products. We at Computer Society of India have this unique opportunity of building the knowledge base and disseminating information around ‘Business Value of IT'.

Objectives

Conduct Research
Disseminate Information
Enable Networking of Professionals

Targeted Members

Leaders of Organizations Senior Management and Future Leaders
Board of Directors
Chairmen
Presidents, Executive Vice Presidents
CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, CXOs
Managing Directors
Lean Six Sigma Champions and Master Black Belts
Vice Presidents
Directors
Senior Managers
Lean Six Sigma Black Belts
Quality Heads
Managers



SIG-Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
Convenor
Convenor   M. Sasikumar
  Membership No. : I1202409
  Mobile : 9821165583
  eMail: the.little.sasi@gmail.com
SIG - Formal Methods
Convenor
Convenor   Bhanumathi K S
  “Ganadhakshya” #406, 8 C Main
  H R B R First Block
  Kalyan Nagar
  Bangalore 560043
  Email:bhanushekar@gmail.com
  Mobile:+91 95350 92589
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Formal Methods (FM) has been in existence since 1940’s, when Alan Turing proved the logical analysis of sequential programs using the properties of program states; and Floyd, Hoare and Naur used axiomatic techniques to prove program correctness against the specifications in 1960’s.

These initial successes helped inculcate an interest in applying FM to the field of computer science.

Academia has been instrumental in bringing this field to the forefront, through continued research and development. The use of Formal Methods requires an expert skill-set expertise and therefore, its use is limited to those trained in the field.