Research Paper Competition to be held during
September 27-28, 2012



Amity is a leading education provider in India with 29 campuses across India and offers 240 programmes. It has more than 4,000 faculty and 95,000 students studying in various disciplines from school to Post-Doctoral levels. Its campuses are spread across National and International locations such as London, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, Dubai, Romania, Taiwan and Mauritius.

Amity has to its credit prestigious National and International recognitions and accreditations which are the testimony of Amity’s adherence to global standards. It has received the ACBSP (USA), a global business accreditation for management degrees. Amity University, Noida which became the first Indian University to become the IET’s Academic Partner and to receive the prestigious IET UK Accreditation for its B.Tech programmes, is now accredited with Grade ‘A’ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) India.

Amity is focused on pursuing and strengthening its relationship with the industry. The goal is to groom the students into industry ready professionals by giving them an extra edge with the knowledge of cutting edge technologies, trainings on the latest market trends and imbibing them with rich human values to make them socially responsive. Amity has provided 10,000 on campus placements this year and over 40,000 placements over the years. Distinguished academicians of Amity comprise of leading professionals from corporate world, researchers, and scientists who have filed over 304 patents, authored over 250 books and published 3,000 papers. Amity faculty has developed 300 case studies in just last one year. Amity has Research Collaboration and Partnership with 80 Global Universities. Because of the extensive research focus, Amity has also been recognized as “Scientific and Industrial Research Organization” by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Amity School of Engineering and Technology (ASET), Amity University Uttar Pradesh is one of the pioneer institutions in the field of Engineering, Research and Technology and has been ranked 4th in North Zone by Times Of India (Education Times). Amity School of Engineering and Technology is organizing “International Confluence 2012 - The Next Generation Information Technology Summit” on 27th -28th September, 2012 to be held at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Sector-125, Noida-201303.

In January 2010, ASET successfully organized Confluence 2010 which focused on strategies for ‘Information & Storage Management’ in different sectors and looked for new directions in the changing business scenario. In January 2011, ASET organized Confluence 2011 which focused on ‘Data Storage, Information and Compliance for Business Excellence’ and was a huge success. And this year, 3rd in the series, ASET is organizing “International Confluence 2012 - The Next Generation Information Technology Summit”. Confluence 2012 intends to bring together professionals, academicians, industry experts, students and enthusiasts to discuss various emerging trends and innovations, share research results and new directions in the field of Cloud Computing and other next generation technologies. 

Authors are invited to submit original technical papers in any of the following topics but not limited to: 

• Content Management 
• Information and knowledge Management 
• Data Optimization 
• Information & CRM Data Mining and Business Intelligence 
• Web Mining 
• Network Security & Cryptography 
• Cyber Threats & Security 
• Software Security & Risk Management 
• Security Audit, Compliance and Standards 
• Green ICT and Clouds – theory, practice and experiences 
• Cloud security, privacy and compliance challenges 
• Experiences with existing cloud infrastructure, services and uses 
• Interaction of mobile computing, mCommerce and Clouds 
• Standardization activity in Clouds – proposals and experiences 
• Data mining & Ontology 
• Advance mathematics/methods for data acquisition 
• Data analysis 
• Soft Computing 
• Evolutionary Algorithm 
• Autonomic Computing 
• Grid Computing 
• Pervasive Computing 
• Quantum Computing 
• Network architectures and protocols 
• Virtual and overlay networks 
• Ad hoc and sensor networks 
• Network Storage management 
• Big data 
• Wireless Communication 
• Ubiquitous Computing 
• Business Clouds 
• Service-Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing 
• Cloud Computing Consulting Methods 
• Design Tool for Cloud Computing 
• Economic and Business Models for Cloud Computing 
• Cloud Computing Architectures 
• Innovative Cloud Applications and Experiences 
• Software Engineering 
• Image Processing 
• Pattern Recognition 
• Natural Language Processing 
• Software Testing 
• Artificial Intelligence 
• Intelligent Information System 
• System knowledge management 
• and the other relevant topics are also welcomed. 

Instruction for Authors:
Original papers based on theoretical or experimental works related to the above mentioned sub themes are solicited for presentation in the conference. The paper should begin with title, short abstract and a list of keywords. Simultaneous submissions (papers already submitted to other conferences/journals) are not allowed. All papers must follow strict IEEE formatting instructions. Please do not submit plagiarized papers. Strict actions will be taken against the authors of those papers. . The total length of the paper must not exceed Six A4 size pages including bibliography and appendices in IEEE Format. Paper must be in .DOC/.DOCX.

Paper should be sent as an email attachment to with SUBJECT –“PAPER SUBMISSION-‘Title of paper’”.

Copy right form:
In order to publish paper in the conference proceeding, the authors are required to submit a signed copyright form for each accepted paper during registration.

Selected and registered papers will be published in the Proceedings of the International Confluence 2012 - The Next Generation Information Technology Summit. Extended version of selected papers will be published in International Journal of Computer Applications (IJCA) (USA) Digital Library with initial indexing in Google Scholar, CiteSeerX, UlrichsWeb, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) and Scientific Commons Index, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. International Journal of Computer Applications is a voting member of CrossRef, USA and each of its research articles is allotted a unique DOI reference. The papers will also be indexed with SAO/NASA ADS Physics Abstract Service supported by Harvard University and NASA, Informatics and ProQuest CSA Technology Research Database. 

The award for best research paper will be given in the concluding award ceremony of International Confluence 2012 - The Next Generation Information Technology Summit.

Kindly note the important dates: 

Paper Submission deadline                            : 10th August 2012 
Notification of Acceptance                            : 20th August 2012 
Camera ready Paper Submission Deadline : 30th August 2012 
Registration                                                       : 30th August 2012

Registration Fees:

S. No. Category Fee
1. Academic / Research Scholars Rs. 2000/-
2. Industry Rs. 3000/-
3. International Scholars 200 USD
4. Attendee-Indian Rs. 2000/-
5. Attendee-International 200 USD

Registration amount will include registration kit, hi-tea and lunch for both days. Traveling and stay during the conference is not included in the registration. Registration fee is non-refundable. Registration fee can be paid online or by draft in favor of “Amity Sponsorship Account” payable at Noida .

Accommodation can be arranged in the Amity Guest House/ nearby as per the availability on payment basis for which the organizers shall provide necessary assistance, if informed well in advance on first-come-first serve basis.

For further communication please contact:

S. No. Contact Person Mobile No. Email
1. Mr. Abhishek Singhal +91-9953320277
2. Mr. Vikasdeep +91-9911425666
3. Ms. Arashdeep Kaur +91-9654021541
4. Ms. Parul Kalra Bhatia +91-9312602955

We look forward to a mutually rewarding and long lasting association with you and your esteemed organization.

With sincere regards,

Prof. (Dr.) Abhay Bansal
(Organizaing Secretary, Organizing Committee, Confluence 2012)
Professor & Head (Computer Science & Engineering)
E3-Block, Third Floor,
Amity School Of Engineering & Technology
Amity University
Sec-125, Noida-201303







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