Students and researchers working on web technologies and online security came together at the fifth international conference on ‘Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies’ organised at PRIST University on Monday.

The conference was held to examine evolving research practices in digital communication and how new practices are changing in the online world, P. Murugesan, chancellor, PRIST University, said.

The global conference, an annual event organised at different universities, was technically supported by the IEEE Communications Society. Participants at the conference discussed digital image processing, internet applications, digital security, communication software, computer networks, digital data mining and innovations in the fields.

Delivering the keynote address, Simon Fong, professor, University of Macau, said it was time schools and universities started imparting training in computer languages that were strong in security. Every individual, he added, needed to take his online security seriously.

R. Ambalavanan, professor (retired), IIT- Madras, who delivered the inaugural address, underscored the need for innovation in web technologies. He also said it was time for individuals to put in more effort in team work.

Representatives from computer science research journals such as Journal of Computer and System Sciences, International Journal of Big Data Intelligence, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems participated in the conference.

A. Ganesan, director-Library, PRIST University, and P. Pichappan of Zhejiang University in China served as the chairs of the conference.

(The Hindu is the media partner)

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