The 9th edition of International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Infocom Technology and Business Operations(ICQRIT-2018) was organised by Dept. of Operation Research, the University of Delhi from 27th to 29th December 2018 at Conference Centre, University of Delhi.
ICQRIT-2018 has been organised in collaboration of Society for Reliability Engineering, Quality and Operations Management (SREQOM), Luleå University of Technology(LUT), Sweden and Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO). This 9th edition the Conference focused on cutting-edge Research and Development in the area of Quality, Reliability, Infocom Technology and Business Operations, Artificial Intelligence, Bio-Statistics, Data Science and Analytics, Innovation and Start-Ups. Eminent delegates, researchers, industry experts, scholars and students from more than 15 countries across the globe participated, enriched and broaden the horizon of the knowledge of research community, said Dr Ompal Singh, Conference Secretary.
The Conference was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Prof. Krishan Lal, Vice President, Association of Academies and Science Societies of Asia (AASSA) who discussed the relevance of Quality, Reliability in present-day experiments. Guest of Honour, Dr A.K. Garg, Director of Innovation & IPR Division, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) highlighted the need for the quality reliability framework of Innovation and Startups. Other eminent Researchers and Industry Experts from India and Abroad in the conferences include Prof. Uday Kumar, LUT, Sweden, Prof. A. K. Verma, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway, Prof. P. K. Kapur, Director, ACIDR, Amity University, Prof. Yuri Klochkov, Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, Prof. V. S. Sarma Yadavalli, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Prof. S. R. Subramanya, National University, San Diego, USA, Marcus Sørensen, Master Black, Belt Storm – House of Six Sigma, Kongevejen, Denmark, Dr. Rajesh Karki, Power System Research Group, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, Said Sachin Kumar, programme committee member and Assistant professor, Cluster Innovation Centre. Conference programme encompassed the knowledge frontier mainly on Mathematical Modelling & Optimization, Bio-Statistics, Quality management, Software Reliability, Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence for Business Analytics and Advancements in Infocom Technologies, said, Dr Manoj K Varshney, Conference Co-Chair.
Research work presented will be peer-reviewed and will be published in the conference proceedings by Springer and International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management(IJSAEM), Springer, said by Dr Jagvindra Singh, Co-Chair, programme committee. In the Valedictory session, Chief Guest, Dr Saibal K. Pal, Director, Cyber Security, DRDO enlightened the participants about the recent technological developments and challenges of the future such as Fake News, Data security and privacy and mining Big Data etc. Guest of Honour, Mr Pankaj P Shreyaskar, Director, Ministry of Statistics Planning and Implementation, highlighted the importance of Data and Data analytics in the governance processes and systems in today’s time for efficient and effective governance. The Next edition of the conference will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal.