Welcome to the JKSC-2018, The J&K Science Congress is organized annually and it provides an ideal forum for knowledge sharing and a vibrant platform for the National and State level experts, policy planners, scientists, scholars, students to discuss issues relating to science and technology in the Jammu and Kashmir state so as to address critical bottlenecks in realising the goal of revitalising the S&T sector for welfare of the society and the State. In this connection, the University of Kashmir is organizing 13th Session of J & K Science Congress.
The 13th Session of the Congress will be held on the focal theme of “Emerging Technologies and Human Society: Applications and Constraints” from 17th March to 19th March 2018. Theme of the congress is apt as the current pace of technological developments bring about profound changes in the societies. It is impacting all facets of life, economies and industries. Breakthroughs in key areas including artificial intelligence, robotics, the internet of things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, cognitive neuroscience, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, information technology, quantum computing, Crisper CAS are revolutionizing the future of human society. However, many of these emerging technologies have yet to realize their full potential and contribution to inclusive global productivity. Unlocking their value will largely depend on the ability of businesses and governments to improve the technical readiness of the technologies, educate the necessary skilled workforce, foster inclusive diffusion and adoption, ensure availability of underlying infrastructure and address issues of data governance and cybersecurity. Emerging technologies are contrasted with incremental innovation processes and seen as more unpredictable, disruptive, and complex. Typical of emerging technologies is that they not only constitute technical, but also social and moral change. The deliberations in the congress will address how to deal with these forms of change at micro-, meso- and macro-level in order to promote responsible embedding of these technologies. It shall help connect academic research to societal stakeholders ranging from lay public to professionals, from philanthropic institutions to commercial companies and from NGOs to governments to foster the chances of successful valorisation of the research results and increasing the realization of societal impact. The congress aims at discussing the import of emerging technologies on human welfare besides identifying and eliminating constraints for their successful and responsible application in the sustainable transition of the society. The congress shall increase the desire for developing not only better technologies but also better societies.
Technical, policy and research papers will be invited for presentations in the congress. They shall be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness and relevance to congress. The proceedings shall be published both as an e-book as well as a printed book with ISBN 978‑93‑5291‑653‑5.

The broad objectives of the Congress are:

  • To focus attention on emerging technologies and discuss their applications and constraint in the context of J & K State.
  • To create knowledge, identify and eliminate constraints for its successful and responsible application to support the transition to a more inclusive and sustainable society.
  • To relate academic research with societal needs for developing not only better technologies but better societies as well.
  • To address social and moral challenges of technological transformation at micro-, meso- and macro-level in order to contribute to a responsible embedding of emerging technologies.

In all Technical Sessions, expert lectures will be delivered by Academic and Industry Professional. Besides, quality research and technical presentations will be delivered by academicians.

The congress will include selected Technical Concepts and Research Presentations. Each presenter will be given a maximum of 15 minutes to present his/her idea  in addition to 5 minutes for discussion. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Animal Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Disaster Management
  • Earth Science
  • Electronic Science and Technology
  • Engineering Sciences
  • Environmental Science
  • Fishery Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Geo-informatics
  • Geography
  • Home Science
  • Management and Information Science
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Medical and Dental Science
  • Molecular Biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Physics
  • Plant Science
  • Science, History and Society
  • Social, Economical, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Science and Technology
  • Statistical Sciences
  • Veterinary Science
  • Any Other

Abstract Submission

Submitted abstracts should be original and contain contributions of theoretical, experimental, review or application nature, or be unique experience reports. Authors can submit their abstracts Online or they may mail it to info@jksc2018.in.

Abstract Format

Each submitted abstract must include, title, author name, author affiliation, address, e-mail address and phone number at the top and include 5 to 8 keywords. Abstracts must be greater than 200 words but less than 500 words. Authors of the selected abstracts will be asked to prepare/proof read the final Camera Ready Copy of their Abstracts and will have to send a MS Power Point presentation before the indicated deadline. Detailed instructions will be given to authors of accepted abstracts.

Attention PhD & MPhil Scholars

Research Scholars are Encouraged – If you are a scholar, submit your Work in Progress for Discussions.
Technical Concepts and Research Presentations are Welcome.

Virtual Presentations

We understand that some presenters will not be able to make the trip to Srinagar, Kashmir to present their paper, case study, work in progress and report. The JKSC-2018 has therefore instituted a virtual presentation system to allow the authors of accepted abstracts to present the paper via video conferencing. The author has to ensure high speed and reliable Internet connectivity and appropriate software and hardware tools for such a presentation. Instructions for video presentation shall be made available to each virtual presenting author individually. However, the conference reserves the right to deny video presentation for any participant without assigning any reason.