to be held on 6th & 7th November 2020

29th February 2020 Bengaluru, India


Request you all to let us know if you have traveled recently to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Italy and Australia, and had 'first degree contact' with anybody infected with COVID-19 or H1N1, and have got cold, cough and fever. If yes, then we would request you to kindly exclude yourselves from attending this conference, and take preventive measures as we do care for you and other participants of the event.

Select participants get an opportunity to present their unique ideas and obtain professional feedback as well as Mentoring , thus enabling them to submit their ideas to the main conference (IEEE CCEM - 6th & 7th November 2020).
Participants stand a chance to win awards under each of the three categories (Early Stage Research Paper track, Student Project Showcase track & TechnoBizPlan Showcase track) with an internship opportunity in select organisations!

CCEM Overview

Conference Scope

The Ninth IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets (CCEM) continues the highly successful CCEM conference series which was originally launched in 2012.

Cloud computing has emerged as a dominant and transformational paradigm in information technology over the last few years and is beginning to effect a multitude of industries such as government, finance, telecommunications, education, retail, energy and utilities, and transportation. Research in this field has become very active and spans a number of areas including virtualization, networking, storage, security, management of cloud services, efficient cloud architectures, massive multi-tenancy, and design of cloud applications and services. Cloud computing continues to be the way of the future and many studies indicate that more than 50% of all information technology will be in this new paradigm within the next five to ten years. This transformation has great implications for emerging markets which have the potential to leap frog mature markets in their adoption of cloud computing, combine cloud computing and mobile technologies to introduce unique services that can transform the lives of billions, drive a much larger scale of adoption and challenge existing price points, while presenting unique challenges in areas such as security and user interfaces to cloud computing.

The goal

This research driven innovation conference has established itself as a unique conference that combines top notch peer-reviewed research papers (acceptance rate less than 10%), invited talks from renowned industry and government leaders, posters and demos showcasing latest innovations, a startup showcase highlighting the vibrant and fast growing business ecosystem around cloud, tutorials on cutting edge topics, and a doctoral symposium featuring some of the deep research topics being pursued by academic leaders.

Conference Format

The conference will be a two-day event that spans invited talks, peer reviewed paper presentations, tutorials,technology showcase followed by panel discussion.


Topics of Interest

We invite both paper and demo submissions on relevant topics, including but not limited to:

  • Design of Cloud Computing services, especially for emerging markets – infrastructure, platform, database, software, network, storage, e-governance, and business process
  • Utilizing/enhancing the Cloud for Big data & Predictive analytics
  • Social & Mobile computing advances leveraging the Cloud
  • Internet of Things enabled by Cloud, Big Data & AI
  • Big Data Analytics & AI driven predictive computing
  • Intersection of Cloud with Cognitive Computing and Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning in Cloud Environments
  • Conversational AI & Multimodal Interactions
  • AI Infused Automation
  • Advances in virtualization of hardware & software services, Cloud Networking
  • Security, privacy, governance, and compliance management in cloud
  • DevOps, Monitoring, management, & maintenance in Cloud Computing environments
  • Performance optimization in Hybrid Cloud Environments
  • Cloud Computing Solutions for different Industries & verticals
  • Legal Aspects & Service Level Agreements in Cloud Computing & Data Privacy

Important Dates for Pre Conference Workshop - 2020

10th February 2020

Extended Deadline for PCW Submissions

20th February 2020

Acceptance Notification

29th February 2020

Pre Conference Workshop

Important Dates for Main Conference - 2020

Technical Research Papers

23rd August 2020

Deadline for Submission

15th September 2020

Acceptance Notification

21st September 2020

Early Bird Registration

30th September 2020

Camera Ready submissions

TechnoBizPlan Showcase Submission

20th September 2020

Deadline for Submission

5th October 2020

Acceptance Notification

Student Project Showcase

20th September 2020

Deadline for Submission

5th October 202

Acceptance Notification

6th &7th November 2020:

9th IEEE CCEM Conference

IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets (CCEM)

Pre-Conference Workshop

29th February 2020, The Oterra, 43, Hosur Road, Electronics City Phase 1, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100


07.30 AM - 08.30 AM Breakfast
08.30 AM - 09.00 AM Welcome & Inauguration
Track 1
HALL 2 & 3 (09.00 AM - 10.30 AM)
Track 2
HALL 1 (09.00 AM - 10.30 AM)
09.00 AM - 09.35 AM Inaugural Keynote by the Guest of Honour
- Archana Vemulapalli, General Manager, Infrastructure Services & Multicloud Offerings, IBM.
Mentoring Session I
09.30 AM - 10.00 AM ‘Advancing Natural Language Understanding: Opportunities for India’
- Raj Tumuluri, Principal, Openstream
10.00 AM - 10.30 AM ‘Computing Futures’
- Mohan Parthasarathy, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
10.30 AM - 11.00 AM Tea Break
Track 1
HALL 2 & 3 (11.00 AM - 12.30 PM)
Track 2
HALL 1 (11.00 AM - 12.30 PM)
11.00 AM - 11.30 AM 'Building an AI-for-Healthcare startup in India: the mTatva and experience'
- Baljit Singh, Co-Founder, mTatva &
Mentoring Session II
11.30 AM - 12.00 PM ‘Innovation & Technology as Inseparable Twins to Power Ideas’
- Naveen Lakkur, Chief Innovation Coach, Institute of Inspiring Innovation.
12.00 PM - 12.30 PM Talk: ‘Understanding Author-Stylised Rewriting and Language Models’
-Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Principal Scientist, Adobe Research.
12.30 PM - 01.30 PM Lunch + Networking
Track 1
HALL 2 & 3 (01.30 PM - 02.30 PM)
Track 2
HALL 1 (01.30 PM - 02.30 PM)
01.30 PM - 02.00 PM Selected Presentations to the entire audience. Mentoring Session III
02.00 PM - 02.30 PM ‘AI Infusion in Applications’
-Geetha Adinarayan, Executive IT Architect, AI Applications, IBM.
02.30 PM - 03.00 PM Tea Break
03.00 PM - 03.30 PM Selected Presentations to the entire audience
03.30 PM - 04.30 PM Panel Discussion: ‘Challenges applying AI ubiquitously and at Scale - What can we do?’
Panelists - Naveen Lakkur, Balu Masti, Dr. Mydhili Nair, Dr. Prakash Raghavendra, Rajesh Dangi, and Dr. K. V. Subramaniam.
04.30 PM - 05.00 PM Concluding the Workshop & AwardsDistribution

IEEE CCEM 2020 Pre Conference Workshop Award winners

1. CCEM 2020 - PCW Best Proposal - Early Stage Research Paper Submissions

Aiswarya Sriram, Advithi Nair, Alka Simon, Subramaniam Kalambur and Dinkar Sitaram

2. CCEM 2020 - PCW Best Proposal - TechnoBizPlan Showcase Submission

Roshan Wathore, Sijoy Joseph and A Vaidyanathan

3. CCEM 2020 - PCW Best Student Project Showcase

Thrivikraman V, Animesh N D and Taran Singhania


IEEE CCEM Pre-Conference Workshop-2020

A Prelude to the IEEE CCEM 2020 Conference & a followup of IEEE CCEM 2019

Call for Early Stage Paper,Student Project Showcase & TechnoBizPlan Showcase Proposals

Date: February 29th, 2020 between 9 AM & 6 PM
Venue: The Oterra (Formerly Crowne Plaza), 43, Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore /+91-80-30030303


This highly focused pre-conference workshop of IEEE CCEM-2020 is targeted at potential Participants planning to submit Technical Papers as well as Student Project / TechnoBizPlan Showcase Entries to the Main Conference in Nov 2020, which is in its ninth year now. Through Early Paper cum Showcase proposals, these participants get an opportunity to present their ideas which might not be fully thought through and obtain professional feedback as well as mentoring in an encouraging and nurturing environment for their submissions to the main conference. We encourage submissions for innovative cloud-based systems that address emerging market problems, with a special focus on utilizing/enhancing the Cloud

Certificates and cash awards will be given for the most innovative and substantiated proposals in each of the three areas submitted to the CCEM Pre-Conference Workshop.

This workshop has two concurrent tracks: Track A, consists of invited talks by eminent technologists & academics on the theme of the conference AND Track B, private presentations by Early Paper cum Student Project Showcase cum TechnoBizPlan Showcase proposal submitters to experts for review & professional feedback on what will surpass the selection criteria of the Conference Technical Programme Committee. All participants will attend Track A even as they await their turn to present & take feedback in Track B. Eminent Technologists delivering invited talks in Track A work for companies like IBM, Nutanix, Amazon, Openstream, RedHat etc.

We invite prospectives planning to participate in IEEE CCEM 2020 to submit their three-page proposals, strictly adhering to the given template, using/enhancing Cloud Computing, BigData Analytics, Deep Learning and Internet of Things. Confidential aspects of any proposal are not encouraged, discussed or shared

Call for Early Research Papers

The Early Research Papers submissions focus on building up researchable ideas and innovations leading to breakthrough results not reported professionally. These submissions are mentored by expert teams to enable them complete or revisit their experimentation or redouble their modeling or uncover areas of work not addressed thusfar. These submissions are mentored into being either short research papers focused on a solidary idea in its entirety or a full research paper which is more comprehensive.

Call for Student Project Showcase

The Student Project Showcase offers an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to do more effective and impactful student projects as part of their requirements of an academic degree in areas of applying these technologies in assuaging problems in contemporary emerging markets. They can also seek to convert these projects into papers

Call for Techno-Business Plans Showcase

The Techno-Business Plans showcase session at CCEM enables start-up companies, established companies, professionals, students, and faculty to demonstrate cutting edge new capabilities and ideas in the field of cloud computing being taken into the world of product and/or service offerings. Reviewed and accepted proposals will have dedicated space for presentation and demos

IEEE CCEM PreConference Workshop Proposals Template – Early Stage Research Paper Submissions

IEEE CCEM PreConference Workshop Proposals for EarlyPaper or Student Project Showcase Template : 3 Pages IEEE CCEM PreConference Workshop Proposals for TechnoBizPlan Showcase Template : Three Pages TOPICS: Emerging Market Challenges utilizing Cloud/ Big data/Deep Learning/IoT including, but not limited to:
Title (One Line only) & Author Names with, Email Ids, Mobile & Company/College Name Title (One Line only) & Author Names with, Email Ids, Mobile & Company/College Name Affordable Healthcare & Ayushman Bharath: Eco-systems, Devices Management, e-Health Data
Overview: 100 words – Two Paragraphs Executive Summary: 100 words – Two Paragraphs Swacch Bharat: Clean & Green Environments
Technical Innovations to be presented – 5 Bullet Points Tech Innovations to be used in BizPlan – 5 Bullet Points Leveraging IndiaStack & digital payment solutions
Early Stage Ideas with Proof of Concept Framework / Demo with Diagrams: 1 Page Offerings: Tech-Proof of Concept Framework / Demo with Diagrams: 1 Page Smart cities - Intelligent management of Resources, Transportation, Energy & Services
Theory Framework & Modeling & Experimentations: 250 Words Four Paragraphs with data on: 1) Core Value Proposition 2) Market Analysis & Sizing 3) Competitive Landscape 4) Financial Projections Affordable Security and Privacy of data in the cloud, sensor networks and IoT
Conclusions & Validation of Claims: 60 words + References used Conclusions & Validation of Claims: 60 words + References used Intelligent Automation of IT Systems & Processes

All proposals will have to be submitted using the following link

Click to Submit using EasyChair for Pre Conference Workshop

The following is the timeline schedule for this workshop:

  1. Proposals Submissions Deadline: 10th February 2020
  2. Acceptance Notification: 20th February 2020
  3. Pre-Conference Workshop: 29th February 2020

Registration is by submission of a proposal for which there is no registration fee for this pre-conference workshop. However, participants without proposals are required to register – Registration fee is Rs 1500/- (Students Rs 750/-) Register & pay at the Workshop webpage in

Admission to the workshop is strictly by invitation after successful proposals submission, & review only. Only two members per team of a selected proposal are allowed to be registered for free. Others if any have to be paid registrants Papers are encouraged to be submitted even otherwise to the main conference without prejudice.

Technical Program Chairs & Some Mentors for CCEM PCW 2020

Dr. T S Mohan, Pragyan Datalabs; Dr. Gopal Pingali, IBM; Prof. D. Janakiram, IIT-M;
Sreekrishnan Venkiteshwaran, IBM; Raj Tumuluri, OpenStream; Dr. Sanjay Chitnis, DSU;
Dr KV Subramaniam, PESU; Dr P Rambabu, IBM;Dr M Subramanya Sarma, Infosys;
Sridhar Chitaraju, IBM; Balu Masti, Independent Advisor & Ex Intel; Balu Masti;Intel; Dr Sekhar Babu, Amrita University;
H Sharath, Red Hat


Register for Pre Conference Workshop IEEE CCEM 2020.

Organizing Committee

CCEM 2020 Steering Committee
  • Dr. Gopal Pingali, IBM
  • Dr. T.S. Mohan, Pragyan Datalabs
  • Prof. Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne
  • Prof. D. Janakiram, IIT Madras
  • Dr. Rong Chang, IBM
CCEM 2020 General Chairs
  • Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran, IBM
  • Raj Tumuluri, Openstream, USA
  • Prof. Sanjay Chitnis, Dayananda Sagar University
Technical Program Committee Chairs
  • Dr. K V Subramaniam, PES university
  • Prof. P Radha Krishna, National Institute of Technology, Warangal
Industry Liaison Chair
  • Sri Chandra, IEEE
Academic Liaison Chairs
  • Dr. Pethuru Raj, RJIL
  • Sudhakar Nagaraja, IBM
  • Akshaj Jain
Big Data Analytics Liaison Chair
  • Kathy Grise, Senior Program Director, IEEE
Technology Showcase Chair
  • Sridhar N Chitraju, IBM
Tutorials Chairs
  • Rambabu Parvatina, IBM
  • Dr.Swati Agarwal, BITS Pilani/Goa
IEEE Liaison Chairs
  • Prof. Sankaran, IEEE
  • Bindumadhava, CDAC
Finance Chair
  • Vaijayanthi B. Desai, IBM
Student PoC Project Competition Chairs
  • Dr. Subrahmanya Sarma, Infosys.
  • Prof. Sekhar Babu
  • Prof Sudarshan, PES South Campus
  • Arunraj Gopalsamy
Conference Digital Chair
  • Prabha Sasikanth, IBM
Local Arrangements Chairs
  • Pramod, IEEE
  • Yathi Tarikere, IEEE
Project Management Committee
  • Vijayalakshmi Govindaraj, IBM
  • Thamaraiselvan Mylsamy, IBM
Technical Program Committee
  • Dr. Byungchul Tak, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Dr. Rong Chang, IBM Research, USA
  • Dr. Deepak P Chandrashekar, IBM
  • Dr. Anandha Gopalan, Faculty of Computing, Imperial College London, UK
  • Dr. Pravati Swain,Faculty of Computer Science, NIT Goa, India
  • Dr. Nandini Sidnal,Faculty of Computer Science, Melbourne Institute of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Shridhar Domanal, IBM
  • Dr. Saurabh Garg, University of Tasmania,Hobart,Australia
  • Dr. Adel Nadjaran Toosi, Monash University, Australia
  • Dr. Mohsen Amini Salehi, University of Louisiana,
  • Dr. J. Lakshmi, IISc, Bangalore
  • Prof. G. Rammohana Reddy,NIT Surathkal.
  • Dr. Yogesh Simmhan, IISc, Bangalore.
  • Prof. Giri Kumar Tayi,University at Albany School of Business
  • Dr. S D Madhu Kumar, NIT Calicut
  • Dr. Ashutosh Saxena,
  • Dr. Pradeep Kumar, IIM Lucknow
  • Prof.Manik
  • Dr R. Krishnan,Dayananda Sagar College Of Engineering
Publications Chair
  • Prof.Krishnan Rangarajan, Dayananda Sagar College


Dr. Gopal Pingali

Dr. Gopal Pingali, Vice President,IBM

Dr. Gopal Pingali is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Vice President of the Global Technology Services Labs (GTS Labs) at IBM. In this worldwide leadership role he is responsible for driving cognitive hybrid cloud solutions for clients and the development of automation, analytics, and cognitive delivery to realize IT as a Service. His team of distinguished engineers, architects, developers, and designers spans the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The GTS Labs has been transforming several thousand enterprises around the globe with hybrid cloud and intelligent automation capabilities. Dr. Gopal is currently playing this role from Bangalore, India while continuing to have a base in New York.

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Dr. T S Mohan

Dr. T.S. Mohan, Director & Founder at Pragyan Datalabs

Dr. Mohan holds a Masters and PhD in computer science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where he worked as a faculty-scientist for about a decade before moving into the industry. He was a young visiting scientist in the Lab for Computer Science, MIT in 1988 and a visiting scientist in NEC Research Institute, Princeton in the summer of 1994. After leaving IISc, he worked for a number of companies including HP. He pursued his entrepreneurial interests in Bangalore in advanced enterprise software systems for about 7 years before joining Infosys. After a five year stint at Infosys, Dr Mohan founded Pragyan Datalabs focused on BigData algorithms and Analytics in Bengaluru

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Prof. D.Janakiram,IIT Madras

Prof. D.Janakiram, IIT Madras;

Dharanipragada Janakiram did his Ph.D from IIT Delhi and is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India, where he heads and coordinates the research activities of the Distributed and Object Systems Lab.

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Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran

Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran

IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO Hybrid Cloud Center of Excellence

Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran is Distinguished Engineer and CTO of the IBM Global Hybrid Cloud Center of Excellence, a world-wide team of client-facing cloud solution architects. He is also an IBM Master Inventor and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. In his previous IBM roles, He was an engineering unit head and a Linux technologist, leading teams working on embedded Linux, 4G telecom, consumer electronics, health care, and networking. He has authored a best selling book on the Linux operating system.

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Raj Tumuluri

Raj Tumuluri


Raj Tumuluri is the principal of Openstream USA and is a coauthor of several multimodal interaction standards at the worldwide web consortium (w3c) and his articles & book chapters were published in ACM & other reputed publications. His current area of research focuses on improving user experience leveraging context in multimodal interaction using machine learning.

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Dr. Sanjay Chitnis, DSU

Dr. Sanjay Chitnis, DSU

Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, DSU Trainer on Deep Learning, Cloud, Analytics, Python, Tensorflow

Dr. Sanjay Chitnis takes care of the Innovation Labs at Dayananda Sagar University where we have partnership with more than 10 industries to provide skill enhancement courses in latest technologies as well as facilities for research and startups. His areas of interest are Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is a passionate teacher, with 31 years of all-round leadership level experience in IT industry as well as academics and research. During his career in industry, he managed projects such as Messaging Subsystem of IRIDIUM, the satellite based communication system in Motorola. Later at LG Soft India, he was responsible for the development of a new generation web Based platform for LG Smart devices. After this, he worked as Principal at the CMR Institute of technology, Bangalore.

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Dr. K.V.Subramaniam, PESU;

Dr. K.V.Subramaniam, PESU

Dr. K V Subramaniam has over 15 years of experience in both the software and semiconductor industries. Prior to joining PES University, he served as CTO of Indiverein. His areas of interest are in performance aspects of computing aspects. His experience spans various companies like Novell, Andiamo, Cisco, HP and AMD. He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

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Dr. P. Rambabu, IBM

Dr. P. Rambabu, IBM

IBM Distinguished Engineer, Architecture Guild Leader, Cloud Hub (East) at IBM

Rambabu Parvatina (Ram) is an IBM Distinguished Engineer - one of the highest company’s technical honors. Ram is a recognized technical leader for his deep technical expertise in cloud computing, leadership and innovation. Ram has played a lead role in solutioning and winning high-value hybrid cloud engagements that made a huge business impact. He built the Hybrid Cloud Orchestration and Automation practice in Cloud Center of Excellence, a global team that engages with hundreds of clients every year. Ram is currently the Chief Technologist for Cloud Content Factory that drives building and deploying of Cloud Automation solutions for IBM clients. He wears another hat as Cloud Solutioning leader in Service Integration Hub, IBM Singapore and is responsible for reviewing and guiding of hybrid cloud solutions in AP & MEA regions. Ram excels in creating first-of-a-kind solutions, generating reusable assets from them, and aligning them with reference architectures.

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Manthripragada Subrahmanya Sarma

Manthripragada Subrahmanya Sarma

Principal Consultant at Infosys India private Limited

Dr. Subrahmanya Sarma (Subbu)is a Principal Consultant and (Certified Project Management Professional) with 19 years of experience in Software development. Subbu is having expertise in various domains covering Machine Learning, Identity & Access Management, Identity Federation, PKI and Cryptography. Subbu has 10 years of project and people management experience and one year of presales experience of proposing IDAM, IGA and PAM solutions to various customers across the globe.

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Sridhar Chitraju (CSri)

Sridhar Chitraju (CSri)

Program Director,IBM

Sridhar Chitraju is a Program Director at IBM GTS Labs. In his current role as a Hybrid Cloud CoE leader, he is leading cloud architects supporting several IBM GTS Multi-cloud and Hybrid Cloud clients across the globe (in APAC, MEA, Europe and North America) Prior to his current role, he has managed a global team of architects and developers for an IBM’s flagship cloud offering - IBM Cloud Managed Services. He has worked with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for more than a decade, before joining IBM in 2007. At TCS, he has worked in diverse areas - Global Delivery Strategy, managing Large Client Engagements, leading Practice Areas/Competencies, Delivery Center Program Management Office, Strategic Planning for North America Sales Operations and handling of multi-million dollar full software life-cycle Application Development, Offering/Product development, Maintenance and Support projects

Sridhar obtained his master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and he also did an Executive Management Program from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. His passions include building high performance teams and enabling cloud based innovations that help in transforming the businesses worldwide and societies we live in.

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Balu Masti

Balu Masti

Independant Advisor & Ex Intel

IoT Evangelist, Entrepreneur, Startup Mentor, Startup Co-Founder. A Seasoned Software Professional with deep expertise in building scalable software solutions to solve a whole gamut of business problems ranging from software solutions for IOT / low level devices to enterprise platforms. In-depth experience building product and technology consulting business across multiple geographies including India and USA

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Dr. Sekhar Babu,

Dr. Sekhar Babu,

Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, DSU Trainer on Deep Learning, Cloud, Analytics, Python, Tensorflow

Dr. Shekar Babu is the Founding Head of AMRITA School of Business, Bangalore. He started AMRITA School of Business, Bangalore in 2007 in collaboration with SUNY, Buffalo, NY, USA. Mr. Shekar worked as Director, Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, CA, USA for 11 years and 5 years as a Management Consultant at Price Waterhouse, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Mr. Shekar Babu is also an advisor and on board for a few start-up companies in India. Mr. Shekar Babu is also the Principal Investigator (PI) in developing and implementing CSR Projects since 2006. The 5 CSR projects termed as “Village Resource Centers (VRCs)” were implemented in 5 remote locations of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, in collaboration with Microsoft, HP, CTS, CISCO and ISRO. The projects were focused on Education, Healthcare and Agriculture. The results of these projects were presented in a paper “Enabling Rural Transformation through VRCs” at the International Conference “LifeSkills 2010” which was specifically appreciated by then President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Dr. P.V. Indiresan.

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Dr. Prakash Raghavendra

Dr. Prakash Raghavendra

Fellow - AMD

Dr. Prakash Raghavendra completed his MTech(CS&E) from IIT Madras in 1994 and PhD from the Department of CSA, IISc, in the areas of Parallelizing Compilers in 1998. Dr. Prakash has worked the areas of Operating Systems for Hewlett-Packard in Bangalore from 1998 to 2007. He has worked in Adobe Systems between 2007 and 2009 in the areas of Flex IDE.

Between 2009 and June 2012, Dr. Prakash has worked as Associate Professor in the Department of Information Technology, NITK Surathkal. He guided three research students and several MTech/BTech students. He was awarded “IBM Faculty Award” and “Intel Parallelism Content Award” in 2010. Dr. Prakash is currently working as Architect in AMD, Bangalore, in the area of server applications including DNN for AMD platforms. Dr. Prakash has several Intl Conference and Journal papers and two patents to his credit.

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Dr. Mydhili Nair

Dr. Mydhili K Nair

Professor, MSRIT

Dr.Mydhili K Nair is currently working as a Professor in MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology. She has a mixed bag of 8 years Industrial Experience and 14 years of Academic Experience. In the IT Industry she has adorned various roles ranging from Technical Lead to Project Manager in different companies such as Wipro, Hexaware, Asset Corporate Education Partner to IBM and Mahendra Comviva. In Academia she has been working in MSRIT since 2004. Her research interest includes Distributed Computing and Data Science. She has won the prestigious IBM Faculty Award in the year 2011 for her collaborative research association with IBM. She is also in the editorial panel of referred journals & has been a member of the organizing committee, session chair for many annual symposiums, conferences, Women In Engineering (WiE) forums such as Grace Hopper Conference, IEEE ANTS WiE track etc. She is also the faculty mentor for Google Developer Student Club of MSRIT. She & her students have won many project competitions & best paper awards at State & National level, including Smart India Hackathon for two successive years (2018 and 2019). She is passionate about teaching and mentoring student projects, some of which have actual end-users. Noteworthy among them is a suite of three products that have been developed for the blind students under her mentorship, which is being successfully incorporated into the curriculum of a blind school in Yelahanka, Bangalore.

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Mohan Parthasarathy

Mohan Parthasarathy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Mohan Parthasarathy is a Distinguished Technologist in the High Performance Computing and Mission Critical Servers business unit (HPC/MCS) of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). He is the system architect for the Superdome2 and Superdome X platforms, and is based in Bangalore, India. His primary focus currently is on Operating System and Platform/Firmware aspects of scale-up Integrity and x86 servers. He has over 20 years of industry experience, and has worked on multiple areas of operating systems, including networking protocol stacks, drivers, core kernel and virtualization. Mohan did his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and is a co-inventor of 5 US patents.

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Rajesh Dangi

Rajesh Dangi

CTO, NxtGen

Rajesh is the Chief Technical Officer of NxtGen and he has 30+ years of accomplished experience in Information Technology, Infrastructure / Cloud, Application/DevOps Operations and Engineering IT Services. A diversified background in large data centers, IT Infrastructure Operations, Engineering IT, Regulatory & Compliances, Payment Systems, Applications & Release Services and is a certified ISO27K lead auditor and Project management professional

Rajesh has rich blend of knowledge of domains such as Manufacturing, FMCG, BFSI and Core IT/MSP Services and Technology industries. His career spans over three decades catering to solution engineering, customer services, SaaS / IaaS & Site Reliability services for large US multinationals, Indian offshore centers and has run 24x7 operations for high volume transaction businesses. He has played major role in IT leadership in Coca-Cola, Oracle, NetApp, Yodlee (Finapps), Altimetrik before joining NxtGen. Rajesh is well versed with technology landscape in the areas of IT infrastructure, Cloud computing, emerging technologies such as AI/BI and Data Engineering and Open source systems. on personal front he is a social activist, poet and photographer and loves long drives.

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Sougata Mukherjea

Sougata Mukherjea

Program Director, Hybrid Cloud Center of Excellence, IBM

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Dr. Rajath Vasudevamurthy

Dr. Rajath Vasudevamurthy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Dr. Rajath Vasudevamurthy is serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at B. M. S. College of Engineering, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru since January 2019. Previously he served at the Bengaluru campus of Amrita University. Dr. Rajath obtained his B. E. from R. V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru and did his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru under the guidance of Prof. Bharadwaj Amrutur. He was a visiting researcher at KTH, Stockholm and a post-doctoral researcher at the Pennsylvania State University. His interests include VLSI Circuits and Systems and likes to pursue India studies in his leisure

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Gopalakrishnan Balasubramanian

Gopalakrishnan Balasubramanian

Program Director, IBM

Proven leadership credentials with 20 + years of experience, across SDLC phases. Highly experienced in instilling & sustaining a high-performance culture, across teams & individuals. First-class experience in product release aspects, agile development & large-sized team handling. Managed & delivered 40-odd releases overall

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IEEE CCEM - 2020

To be Announced

Conference Schedule - Day 1, 19th September

07.45 AM
08.45 AM


09.00 AM
10.30 AM

Welcome, Inaugural Lamp Lighting, 8th IEEE CCEM Report & Inaugural Keynote Fireside Chat on
“The Latest in IndiaStack – What Indian Innovators can Leverage” with Sharad Sharma, co-Founder, iSPIRT

10.30 AM
10.45 AM


10.45 AM
11.45 PM

Research Paper Track Presentations – Session1: Cloud Data Centers

  1. Disaggregated GPUs in Datacenters for Efficiency, Modularity and Flexibility EMF
    - Anubhav Guleria(IISc), Lakshmi J(IISc) & Chakri Padala(Ericsson Research).

  2. Securing Distributed SDN Controller Network from Induced DoS Attack.
    - Shravanya G(PESU), Swati N H(PESU), Ram P Rustagi(KSIT) & Oshin Sharma(PESU).

11.45 AM
12.15 PM

Invited Keynote

"Applying ML at scale for New User Experiences: Samsung Bixby Voice Assistant"
- Dr Vikram Vij, SVP, Samsung R&D
12.15 PM
12.30 PM


"On IEEE India Activities & the CCEM Conference"
– Harish Mysore, IEEE India
12.30 PM
01.00 PM

Poster Paper Lightning talks - 3 Minutes pitch to the Conference Audience.

  1. Predictive Disaster Recovery for Enterprise workloads
    - Chittigala Jes Kiran(IBM India) and Ravi Shankar (IBM)

  2. Lyrics based Stratification on Universal Music Genre
    - Sneha Raghupati Prabhu and Thenmozhi Sangapillai(PES University)

  3. IT Modernization through Cloud-enabled and native Systems: the Infrastructure Design Patterns
    - Sai Sampath K V L(IBM India) and Pethuru Raj Chelliah (Reliance Jio)>

  4. Virtual drive at extreme conditions in the cloud
    - Sahana M, Premila Manohar (Ramaiah Institute of Technology) Liji Joseph, Ramesh Siddalingaiah & Bapiraju Jampana VVN(ABB Ability Innovation Centre)

  5. A Novel Approach for Privacy-Preserving Big Data Analytics
    - Alissa Gibson, Sathish Kumar(Coastal Carolina University) and Pethuru Raj Chelliah(Reliance Jio)

  6. OpenMDR: A Service Oriented Metadata Registry for Knowledge Reposities Aiding Knowledge Discovery
    - Chirag Mittal Rishabh Mittal, Harshit Sharma, Nandyala D Gangadhar (Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences)

  7. Dhruv: A2A - Automated to Autonomous
    - Hemant Gaikwad, Shashidhar S and Vinutha V, (
01.00 PM
02.00 PM

Lunch (With poster presentation display visits by the Audience)

02.00 PM
03.30 PM

Research Paper Track Presentations - Session 2: HealthCare

  1. Personal Oral Health Advisor using Multimodal Sensing and Machine Learning with Smartphones and Cloud Computing.
    - Lalitha Pingali , Inventure Academy.

  2. Multi Mobile Agent Based Remote Health Monitoring
    - Prapulla S B(RVCE), Dipayan Sinha(RVCE), Guruprasad C(RVCE), Shobha G(RVCE) and Thanuja PC(VTU).

  3. Low Cost Eye Tracking for Foveated Rendering Using Machine Learning.
    - Ashay Changwani & Tanuja Sarode, Thadomal Shahani Engg College Mumbai
03.30 PM
03.45 PM


03.45 PM
05.15 PM

Two 90 Minute Lightning Tutorials in Parallel

  1. TRACK 1 Growing businesses through technical innovation for growth of data, modernization of applications & secure data dissemination.
    - Andrew Haschka, VMware.

  2. TRACK 2 Automated machine learning - How is Machine Learning used for Machine Learning
    - Dev Nadgir, Microsoft.

05.15 PM
05.30 PM


05.30 PM
06.00 PM

Student Project Showcase Inaugural Keynote

Topic: “Innovating in Undergrad Engineering Projects”
- Prof Sajal K Das, Missouri University
06.00 PM
06.30 PM

Top six Student Project showcase Proof-of-Concept presentations (3 min each) &
Best Student Project Showcase prizes announcement

06.30 PM
07.30 PM

Student Project Showcase (At respective tables)

07.30 PM



Conference Schedule - Day 2, 20th September

Morning Sessions

07.45 AM
08.45 AM
09.00 AM
09.30 AM
Research Students Symposium
09.30 AM
11.00 AM
Research Short Paper Track Presentations - Two parallel tracks - 15 min each

Track 1 Cloud, AI and Data Center

  1. Predictive Analytics for Storage Management Using Time-Series Forecasting Techniques
    - Rishika Kedia and Vijay Patidar, IBM .

  2. Cache Characterization of Workloads in a Microservice Environment
    - Sanjith Athlur, Nishant Sondhi, Sachit Batra, Subramaniam Kalambur & Dinkar Sitaram, PESU..

  3. Cyber Resiliency Automation Using Blockchain
    - Pradeep Chandrashekar(IBM), Tanishq Harman(NIT), P. Mahadevan(NIT), Krishnendu Mukherjee(IIT), Sreekrishnan Venkiteswaran(IBM) and Sougata Mukherjea(IBM)

  4. Outcome Classification in Cricket Using Deep Learning
    - Rohit Kumar, Janet Barnabas, Santha Devi, NIT Thiruchirapalli

  5. Intelligent Meters for Urban Domestic Water Consumption
    - Shubham Phal, Girish Rao Salanke N S, Shobha G and Prapulla S B, RVCE.

Track 2 Analytics, Applications and Security

  1. Deep Learning in Practice: Guidelines for Model Selection
    - Ganesan Ramachandran (Philips) and Vedant Bhatia (Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology)

  2. Compressing Closed Frequent Item sets with Controlled Information Loss
    - Pavitra Bai S, Ravi Kumar and Narendra B K, BGS Institute of Technology

  3. Hash Based Integrity Verification for Vehicular Cloud Environment
    - Nayana Hegde and Sunilkumar Manvi, HKBKCE

  4. An Efficient Two Factor Authentication Scheme Providing Secure Communication in Mobile Cloud Computing
    - R Madhusudhan and K.S Suvidha, NITK

  5. Cloud-Based Water Leakage Detection and Localization
    - Deeksha Shravani, Prajwal Y R, Prapulla S B, Girish Rao Salanke N S & Shobha G, RVCE.

  6. Emotion Extrication and Analysis on Videos
    - Smeeta Hegde and Dr. Thenmozhi S, PESU

11.00 AM
11:15 AM
11:15 AM
11:45 AM

Invited Keynote

Topic: “Cloud at the Edge-of-Things, now what is that?”
- Dr S Ramanathan, Intel
11:45 AM PM
12:15 PM

Invited Keynote

Topic: “Research Areas in AI & Cloud”
- Dr Gargi Dasgupta, Director, IBM India Research Labs
12:15 PM
12:45 PM

Invited Keynote

Topic: "Jio" experience of using Kubernetes at scale
- Mayank Kapoor Reliance
12:45 PM
01:45 PM

Afternoon Sessions

01:45 PM
03:15 PM

Panel Discussion

Topic: “Should CS&AI be mandatory for ALL Undergraduate studies as well as in Industry Reskilling?”


Dinesh SD - SamsungR&D , Raj Tumuluri - OpenStream
Sreekrishnan V - IBM , Dr Sanjay Chitnis - DSU
Dr KV Subramaniam - PES , Rajesh Dangi - NxtGen
Dr. N Bussa - Philips

Panel Moderator:

Dr T S Mohan
03:15 PM
03:30 PM


03:30 PM
05:00 PM
Two 90 Minute Lightning Tutorials in Parallel Tracks

Track 1: Cloud and Crowdsourcing Based Approaches to Environmental Monitoring.

- Sahithi Pingali, Stanford University

Track 2: Building a Hosted AI Platform for Developer Insights,

- Avishkar Gupta and Mitesh Patel, Red Hat
05:00 PM
05:15 PM


05:15 PM
05:45 PM

TechnoBizPlan Showcase Inaugural Keynote

"What VCs look for in a TechnoBizPlan"
- Rahul Chandra, Founder & Managing Director, Helion Ventures
05:45 PM
06:15 PM

Three Top TechnoBizPlan Showcase presentations to Startup-Experts (3 min each) & Prizes Announcement

06:15 PM
07:15 PM

TechnoBizPlan Showcases (At respective tables)

07:15 PM
07:45 PM

Closure Ceremonies including announcement of Best Paper award etc

07:45 PM



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Patronship and Participation

As a Patron, you will be showing your support for advancing cloud computing technology and helping to address the unique challenges and opportunities of cloud computing in emerging markets. You have the opportunity to enjoy extraordinary visibility with our conference audience, build powerful relationships and benchmark your company strategy against key industry players within India and internationally.

Patrons will be prominently recognized both at the events (workshop and main conference) and on the CCEM website.

CCEM 2018 provides a limited number of Patronship opportunities as outlined in the table below. Interested Patrons should contact the Industry Liaisons Chair for the conference – Sri Chandra at

Patronship Type Number of Opportunities Number of Complimentary Full Conference registrations Company Logo placed on conference web site with link Prominent signage identifying company as a Patron at the appropriate level Exhibit space Acknowledgment of Patron at the event
USD $10000 / INR 7,00,000
2 8

USD $7500 / INR 5,25,000
2 6

USD $5000 / INR 3,50,000
2 4

Startup Showcase Patron
USD $5000 / INR 3,50,000
1 4

Tutorial Sessions Patron
USD $2500/INR 1,75,000
1 2

Banquet Dinner Patron
USD $2500/INR 1,75,000
1 2

Professional Mentors Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
15 2

Student Project Competition Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
1 1

Best Paper Awards Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
1 1

Conference Lunch Patron
USD $1000/INR 70,000
2 1

Sponsors & Patrons

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