Sagnik Chakravartty sagnik8 at rediffmail.com
Mon Aug 11 10:58:54 IST 2003

All India Seminar


"Development Gateway- Information and Communication Technology for All"


Organized by:


The Institution of Engineers (India)




Jointly With

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Division


The Institution of Engineers (India)


In Association with

Department of Science, Technology & Environment,

Department of Information Technology,

Government of Tripura,


Tripura State Council for Science & Technology



 1. Announcement 
 2. The Theme 
 3. Objective 
 4. Call for paper 
   a)  Plenary Session 
   b)  Technical session - I 
   c)  Technical session - II 
 5. Guidelines for papers 
   a) Recommendation 
   b) Communication of acceptance 
 6. Accommodation 
 7. Registration 
 8. Patronage 
 9.Seminar Dinner cum Get-together 
 10.Contact Address 
 11.Tentative Programme 
 12.About Agartala 
   a) For Air Journey 
   b) Climate 






Agartala Local centre of the Institution of Engineers (India) is organising an All India Seminar on "Development Gateway- Information and Communication Technology for All" jointly with Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Division of the Institution of Engineers (India) and in association with Department of Science, Technology & Environment and department of Information Technology, Govt. of Tripura and also State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Tripura.


The Theme


The theme of the seminar is


"Development Gateway- Information and Communication technology for all"




Information and Communication Technology (ICT) wave is sweeping through the world with an unprecedented promise for economic and social development. North eastern region and in particular Tripura is no exception to it. A new economic Age is upon us where technology is the most crucial and decisive factor for improving wealth and competitiveness. ICT is a synergy of multiple advanced technologies with enchanting features like-shrinking geographical distances, speeds, universal flexibility and applicability. In fact ICT has emerged as a modern Midas with golden touch.


Sustainable development of this potentially resourceful region may take place through systematic and appropriate utilisation of the fruits of ICT revolution. This conference is an attempt to formulate some Techno-economically viable policies and strategies for all-round development of these states in this new context. It is expected that distinguished Scientists, Academicians, Professionals and Technocrats representing various Institutions, Governments will assemble at this high level gathering.



Call for paper


Technical papers on the following sub themes are invited for presentation in the seminar.


1. Plenary Session : 


1.Nano Technology

2.IT Space & Society in 21st Century

3.GIS for Agriculture Development

4.Advanced space Communication Technology



2. Technical Session - I : 


1.Multipurpose, multilingual, multimedia scalable ICT for state level governance

2.Information Security

3.Connecting rural Tripura in 21st Century

4. Knowledge based Intelligent Engineering


3. Technical Session - II : 


1.Harnessing IT enabled services

2.Remote sensing for resource mapping




Guidelines for papers


The authors are preferably requested to follow the guidelines to facilitate the organisers for publication of the proceedings in time.

Single spaced on plain white A-4 size (297mm X 210mm) 
Drawings in black ink or translucent paper or acetate material 
Materials to be formatted in MS Word and available in 3.5 inch Floppy 
Papers and the synopsis can be sent as attachment in e-mail address as given. 



The paper/discussion shall not be limited only to the above points, but other relevant aspects may also be incorporated by the author, as found deem fit, so that the outcome of the seminar may be sent finally to the concerned authority as a recommendation for consideration.



Agartala- To be declared later



August 16-17,2003







Last date of submission of paper:
Communication of acceptance:
 30.07.2003 *


* This is not applicable for the Special Speakers to whom confirmation has already been conveyed by the Organising Committee


Communication of acceptance


All accepted papers would be published in the souvenir to be released in the seminar. The authors may take the help of overhead/slide projector for their presentation. The authors interested to use Power Point may inform in advance for LCD Projector.


Time allowed for presentation: - 20(Twenty) minutes per paper per speaker




Free accommodation & food will be arranged for the delegates from outside Tripura State.


However, the registration for the above purpose shall have to be made on or before 10.08.2003.






The registration fee for participation in the seminar is as follows:


a) For members of the Institution of Engineers (India)
 Rs. 175.00
b) For Non members
 Rs. 200.00
c) For Students of Engineering College / Polytechnic
 Rs. 100.00


Delegates of outside state: Free

The names are to be registered on or before 10.08.2003.


Persons without registration may also attend the programme





The All India Seminar is being organized on self-supporting basis as the Institution of Engineers (India) is a voluntary professional body, the organizers request kind patronage from the various companies, organizations, trading houses-both under private and public sector for successful organization of the event.


The contribution thus received would be mainly utilized to conduct the seminar, to bring out the technical proceedings, to arrange hospitality to the participants and the like. The financial supports provided by various organizations would be acknowledged and the Institution would highlight their names.


Payments may be made in favour of the "The Institution of Engineers (India), Agartala Local Centre", payable at Agartala.


Seminar Dinner cum Get-together


One dinner cum family get-together will be hosted by the center for which Outside delegates need not to pay any charge but their names are to be registered on or before 15th August, 2003. The members and engineers of the state have to pay Rs. 150/- per person but for children accompanying below 12 years need not pay but information should be given in advance.


Contact Address


1. Er. S.Choudhury,FIE

Organising Secretary

The Institution of Engineers (India)

Agartala Local Centre

Post Box No. 139, Agartala

Tripura West

Phone: 0381-2304700 (Institution) (1 PM to 8 PM)



Telefax:- 0381-2223641(off)

E Mail: iei_agt at engineer.com

dsusanta @hotmail.com


2. Er. D.K.Chakrabarty,MIE

Chairman, Technical Committee

Care: Deputy General Manager

Bharat sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL)

Doorsanchar Bhavan

Agartala, Tripura West

Phone: 0381- 238-3777(off)


E Mail: dgmtagt at sancharnet.in


3. Er. Abhrajit Das

Convener, Technical Committee

Care: SDO (Electronics)

Power Department, Govt. of Tripura

Phone: 0381- 235-6470/235-3603(off)


Telefax:- 0381- 235-3603(off)

E-Mail: abhraagt at rediffmail.com



Tentative Programme



16 th August
 4.00 P.M.
17th August
 9.00 A.M. to 5 P.M.
 Plenary & Technical Session – I & II

 6 P.M.
 Cultural Programme



About Agartala


Agartala is capital of Tripura, a state in North-East India. The city is connected by Air and road. The city is connected by Air with Kolkata, New Delhi and Guwahati. The railway journey can be availed upto Guwahati and than by road which normally takes about 24 hours through National Highway. Tripura is a historical place and placed in the Nobel of famous poet Rabindranath Tagore. Agartala city is full of temples of all communities which mark no distinction of any religion. Tripureswari temple, a Pithasthan, about 50 KM from Agartala is a special attraction to tourists and on the way, there is a sanctuary at Sipahijala. Many tourists take the advantage to see the countryside of Bangladesh since the border is only 2 KM from Agartala City.



For Air Journey


The outside delegates are requested to book their Air tickets well in advance due to acute crisis of Air tickets throughout the year. In case of emergency the organizing committee may be informed to extend the cooperation. The outside delegates are also requested to intimate about their arrival in details for their reception.





The atmospheric temperature would vary from 25 to 30 degree Celsius.




One souvenir will be released during the programme to commemorate the occasion. Request is made to all concern to come forward for insertion of advertisements in the same as per rates given below.


1) Back cover page
2) 2nd & 3rd Inside cover page
3) Special page (Bi-color)
4) Special page (B/W)
5) Full page
6) Half page



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