ACM India Annual Event

15-17 February 2018, Nagpur

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery is the world's largest educational and scientific society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field's challenges. ACM awards the Turing Award (aka Noble Prize in Computing). ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking. ACM is recording a healthy growth in India, and ACM India was launched in 2010 to increase the focus on the country.

ACM India has been organizing annual flagship events to discuss trends in science and technology, and to celebrate ACM's spirit and India's accomplishments in computing. This event is attended by ACM Turing Award winners, ACM Office Bearers, researchers and IT professionals. The past events have witnessed keynote speeches by Tony Hoare (Turing Award 1980), Raj Reddy (Turing Award 1994), Barbara Lisskov (Turing Award 2008), Charles Thacker (Turing Award 2009), Eric Brewer (Infosys ACM Award 2009), Franz Kaashoek (Infosys ACM Award 2010) Ravi Kannan (Knuth Prize 2011), Vinton G Cerf (Turing Award 2004), Joseph Sifakis (Turning Award 2007), John E. Hopcroft(Turing Award 1986), Edward Albert Feigenbaum (Turing Award 1994), Susan Rodger, and Kathy Yelick.

ACM India announces its annual event for the year 2018 to be held at Persistent System limited, Nagpur on February 17, 2018. The event is organized by ACM Nagpur Professional Chapter in association with the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur and Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering. CS Pathsala Workshop, iSIGCSE Workshop and IRISS are co-located ACM events with ACM India Annual Event 2018.

Keynote Speakers

Martin E. Hellman is best known for his invention, with Diffie and Merkle, of public key cryptography. He is the 2015 Turing Award recipient. more...


Venue : TBA
15 February 2018 - half day (Parallel session) CS Pathsala Workshop on "Bringing computational thinking to Indian schools"
15 February 2018 - half day (Parallel session) iSIGCSE Workshop on "Computing Curricula for India"
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
16 February 2018 IRISS 2018 (11th Inter-Research-Institute Student Seminar in Computer Science)                          
Persistent System limited, Nagpur
17 February 2018 ACM India Annual Event 2018                                                    

ACM India Annual Event 2018 - 17 Feb

To Be Annouced

CS Pathsala Workshop - 15 Feb

To Be Annouced

iSIGCSE Workshop - 15 Feb

To Be Annouced

IRISS 2018 - 16 Feb

Tentative schedule

9:30 - 10:00 am Inauguration
10:00 - 11:00 am Keynote: Online Scheduling (TBA)
11:00 - 11:30 pm Tea Break
11:30 am - 1:15 pm Paper Presentations by PhD students - 2 parallel sessions (refer IRISS website)
1:15 - 2:30 pm Lunch and Posters
2:30 - 3:30 pm Presentation by Doctoral Dissertation Award Winner (TBA).
3:30 - 4:00 pm Tea Break
4:00 - 5:30 pm Industry Presentations - TBA
5:30 - 6:00 pm Tea Break
6:00 - 7:00 pm TBA
7:00 pm onwards Dinner


16 Februrary 2018 - Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur


17 Februrary 2018 - Persistent System limited, Nagpur


Program Name Cost of Registration Registration Link
15 Feb : CS Pathsala Workshop Free (for invited Heads of Schools & nominated CS teachers) Link
15 Feb: iSIGCSE workshop Free (for curriculum makers, course co-coordinators, faculty) TBD
16 Feb: IRISS 2018 Nominated* Students & Faculty - Free; Others - 1150 INR (with S.T.) TBD
17 Feb: ACM India Annual Event 2018 Nominated* Students & Faculty - Free; Others - 1150 INR (with S.T.) TBD

Last date to register : TBD

Travel & Stay

Where to Stay

Accommodation arrangement for the IRISS participants are made in the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Hostels inside campus, Nagpur from 15th evening till 21st morning. The same may be extended for another day, on request.

Recommended hotels near VNIT/ Persistent Systems, Campus are: Radisson Blu, Hotel Ashok, Tuli Imperial, Centre Point, Oyo Rooms - an indicative list.

How to Reach

By Air

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport is situated at Nagpur, which is about 8.8 kilometres away from the heart of the city. This airport has good connectivity across major cities in India and abroad. From the airport you can take a taxi or a bus to your final destination.

By Train

Electrified broad gauge railway track connects Nagpur to all four major cities and villages of India with Nagpur. Nagpur railway station is an important rail junction on the Central and Southeastern lines. There are two major railway stations in the city – one is located in Main station and the other is Ajni. Most of the trains will stop at main station ensure the details however Ajni(Nagpur) railway station is pretty close to the venue(Request you to confirm the stopages before boarding the train)

Local Transport

VNIT/Persistent Systems Campus - Around 8km away and well connected by local bus/rickshaw (auto rickshaw/Ola / uber would be prefered option expect 30min to reach )

A large number of public transport buses [AC/non-AC]. Taxis / Ola / Uber readily available.


We would love to hear from you!

The Chair, ACM Nagpur Chapter