The book includes papers on a wide range of emerging research topics spanning theory, systems and applications of computing and communication technologies viz. Nonlinear Dynamics in Cryptography, Discrete domain Swarm Robotics, Machine Learning, Facility Layout Problem, Crowdfunding Projects, Deep Learning, MHD Nanofluid Flow, Medical Diagnostics, Human Computer Interface, Social Networking, System Performance, Wireless Sensor Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks, Antenna Design etc.; presented at the 11th International Conference on Advanced Computing and Communications Technologies (11th ICACCT 2018) held on 17-18 February, 2018 at Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Panipat, India.
Jyotsna Kumar Mandal is former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Management, and a senior professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Kalyani, India. He obtained his Ph.D. (Engineering) from Jadavpur University, India. He has co-authored six books: Algorithmic Design of Compression Schemes and Correction Techniques-A Practical Approach; Symmetric Encryption-Algorithm, Analysis and Applications: Low Cost-based Security; Steganographic Techniques and Application in Document Authentication-An Algorithmic Approach; Optimization-based Filtering of Random Valued Impulses-An Algorithmic Approach; Artificial Neural Network Guided Secured Communication Techniques: A Practical Approach and Handbook of Research on Natural Computing for Optimization Problems (2 Volumes). He has authored more than 350 papers on a wide range of topics in international journals and proceedings. His areas of research include coding theory, data and network security, remote sensing and geographic-information-system (GIS)-based applications, data compression, error correction, visual cryptography and steganography, and distributed and shared memory parallel programming. He is a fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, and a member of the IEEE, ACM, CRSI and the Computer Society of India.
Dhananjay Bhattacharyya, Head of the Computer Sciences (CS) Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta, India, obtained his Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a postdoctoral fellowship from National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Dr. Bhattacharyya's research interest is in understanding the structure-function relationship of biological macromolecules, particularly nucleic acids. In order to understand different structural features of nucleic acids, the CS Division at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics has developed a number of software tools under his guidance, such as NUPARM, BPFIND and PyrHB Find. Using some of these tools, the CS Division has classified structures of different non-canonical base pairs appearing in RNA crystal structures. Dr. Bhattacharyya has successfully guided several doctoral candidates on computational biology and bioinformatics.
Nitin Auluck is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Rupnagar, Punjab, India. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at Quincy University, Illinois, USA. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 2005. He has published in IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (PDS), Transactions on Computers and Intelligent Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Programming 2012, Taipei, Taiwan, etc. His current areas of research are real-time systems, scheduling, and parallel and distributed computing.