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PRESIDENT’S MES SAGE 01 December 2015 Dear Members, Greetings! As you are aware, Computer Society of India is organizing its “50th Golden Jubilee Annual Convention” on the theme “Digital Life” from 2nd to 5th December, 2015 at Bharati Vidyapeeth Educational Complex, New Delhi. Golden Jubilee celebrations will be inaugurated by Shri R. S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI in the august presence of Shri J. S. Deepak, Secretary, DEITY on 2nd December at FICCI Auditorium, New Delhi. The organizers have put their sincere and untiring eff orts to make this convention a great success. I wish them a grand successful convention. The convention programme is well organized in which renowned IT leaders, scientists and academicians from industry and academia are delivering their talks. The paper presentations of more than 500 papers, coverings all the tracks and special sessions are well planned. During the convention, it will be great opportunity for the CSI fraternity to recognise the signifi cant contribution by the members for CSI and in the fi eld of Education, Research and Innovation, by honoring them with awards. The Awards Committee of CSI under the Chairmanship of Shri H. R. Mohan, immediate Past President, CSI and the committee The election process for election of ExecCom and Managing members fi nalised the awardees for Honorary Fellow, Life Time Committee of Chapters is initiated. I humbly request members to Achievement and Fellow Awards. These prestigious awards will come forward and take some responsibility and leadership role be given away during the convention inauguration. Besides these at national level and chapter level for the professional growth of awards, CSI – Nihilant e-Governance Awards, Chapter level CSI. I request members to participate in the election process by and Student Branch level awards will be given away during the using your right to vote. convention. My congratulations to all award winners. I am sure they will continue to serve CSI with same zeal and passion. You will be happy to note that CSI Bangalore Chapter is organising 10th National Conference on IT for Defense 2016 On behalf of ExecCom, I invite CSI members to attend this with a special theme “Trusted Computing in Defence” at mega convention and also inform other members, professionals Bangalore during 11-12 January, 2016. The Special Interest and academicians for their participation in convention. The Group of CSI on Information Security & Formal Methods is convention gives a platform to Fellows, Members, Student holding this Conference every year. Branch Coordinators, Student members and Delegates from chapters to interact, networking and participate in various With best wishes, meetings being organized during the event. In the recent visit to Singapore, our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi signed a bilateral agreement between India and Singapore for enhanced cooperation in the area of Cyber Security. Such Bipin V. Mehta agreements will help the country in enhancing its security measures. CSI can play an important role in the area of Cyber Security through CSI-SIG on Security. One more signifi cant step taken by Facebook is expanding the reach of its Internet.org, now called Free Basics, platform in India. This will help India in transformation into Digital India. Prof. Bipin Mehta, Director, School of Computer Studies, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, president@csi-india.org C CSI Communications | December 2015 | 5SI Communications | December 2015 | 5
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