Kochi, Dec 4 (IANS) Kochi will play host to the largest conference of the Institution of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) - Indicon 2012 from Dec 7 to 9.
The conference will bring together about 500 delegates from different parts of the world, including some of the most distinguished professionals in computational sciences and engineering.
The event is jointly organised by IEEE India Council, IEEE Kerala section and IEEE Kochi sub-section.
IEEE is a 125-year old global fraternity of engineering professionals, with its headquarters in the New Jersey, US, having sections in over 160 countries.
IEEE has over 400,000 members around the world, and over 30,000 members in India.
IEEE is mandated with a number of technical activities including development and maintenance of a number of global standards in computing, communications and other branches of engineering (such as standards for mobile telephony and wireless networking); technical and research publication.
Indicon 2012 will be inaugurated by Peter Staecker, president-elect, while the keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Gangan Prathap, director, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, Delhi.
"The event has received an overwhelming response from the academic and research communities in India and abroad. Besides technical paper presentations, the conference also hosts a number of side events," said A. Unnikrishnan, chair organising committee, IEEE Kochi sub-section.
The conference is supported by the Kerala State IT Mission.