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Bhubaneswar emerging as major IT destination-Naveen

Posted on Dec 22, 08:35AM | UNI

The Odisha government is taking several initiatives to build Bhubaneswar as a number one IT destination among the Tier-II cities in the country, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said today.

Inaugurating the International Conference on Swarm, Evolutionary and Memetic Computing (SEMCCO) and Fuzzy and Neural Computing (FANCCO) here, Mr Patnaik said the IT sector is today at the top of the government's agenda and the state of Odisha has always been in the forefront of the IT revolution.

He said synchronising the vision for an all-round development in IT sector and growth of IT exports, the government has taken a lot of initiative to accomplish this mission.

The chief minister said it is a matter of pride that the IT exports from the state is reported to be more than Rs.1410 crore during 2011-12 and achieved national prominence in the IT map of the country.

'We have witnessed a remarkable growth in both large, small and medium IT industries in Bhubaneswar in the last 6 to 7 years,' Mr Patnaik said. All the four major IT players-Infosys, TCS, Wipro and Mahindra Satyam have established their development centres in Bhubaneswar.

The state, he further said, has equally made good progress in IT SEZ sector and established two IT SEZs at Infocity and Infovalley.

In recent years, Bhubaneswar has emerged as a major education hub of eastern region. Institutions of national and international repute, including IIT, NISER and Triple IT, are running their academic centres producing a vast number of engineering and MCA graduates every year.

Mr.Patnaik said the conference aimed at bringing together researchers from academia and industry to report and review the latest advancements in the cutting edge research with Neuro Computing, Fuzzy computing and Neuro-Fuzzy hybrid computing.

It would also explore new application areas and design new hybrid algorithms for solving different real world application problems, and finally create awareness on these domains to a wider audience to practitioners.

Intelligent computing tools such as artificial neural network (ANN) and fuzzy logic approaches are proven to be efficient when applied individually to a variety of problems,he said.

The Chief Minister said there has been a growing interest in combining both these approaches and as a result, neuro-fuzzy computing techniques have evolved.

This approach has been tested and evaluated in the field of signal processing and related areas, but researchers have also begun evaluating the potential of this neuro-fuzzy hybrid approach in hydrologic modeling studies, he remarked.