5 day FDP on Tech FOSS-Accelerating FOSS Technologies

5 day FDP on Tech FOSS  Accelerating FOSS Technologies
Event Start Date & Time
2021-04-19 10:00:00 AM
Event End Date & TIme
2021-04-23 01:00:00 PM

ICFOSS is organising a 5 day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Tech FOSS - Accelerating FOSS Technologies, exclusively for the FOSS Cells Coordinators from various institutions across the State. The Scheduled FDP aims at organizing and empowering FOSS Cell Faculty Coordinators in the area of FOSS and its Opportunities. This FDP is an effort to organise the FOSS Cells and make them on the track to achieve the mission of promoting FOSS. The FDP will cover major areas of research like IoT, Assistive Technology, Language Technology, Drone Technology, GIS, FOSS entrepreneurship as well as Community activities on FOSS.


About FOSS Cell


To spread the spirit of FOSS technologies and applications among a group of students as well as teachers to encourage them in contributing towards the community development in FOSS. With this objective, ICFOSS has initiated setting up of FOSS Cell in educational institutions in the year 2015 in a voluntarily basis. The research and development using FOSS Technologies is also promoted and mentored in participation with the members of institutions and ICFOSS.

Highlights of the Programme

  • A total of 15-hrs session, exclusively for FOSS Cell Coordinators

  • 19th to 23rd April 2021 from 10 AM to 1 PM

  • e-Certification

  • Facilitated using ICFOSS Virtual Learning platform

  • Covers areas like Language Technology, NLP, Open IoT, GIS, Drone Technology, Assistive Technology, FOSS Entrepreneurship etc.

Program Schedule




Target Speakers

Day 1

10.00 AM - 11.30 AM

Inauguration and Keynote speech

Prof. Kannan M. Moudgalya,

IIT Bombay

11.30 AM - 01.00 PM

FOSS Philosophy and Community Development

Mr. Arun M,


Day 2

10.00 AM - 11.30 AM

FOSS in Machine Learning and NLP

Dr. Rajeev R R,


11.30 AM - 01.00 PM

Open IoT

Mr. Akshai M,

Freie University Berlin RIOT - OS for IoT

Day 3

10.00 AM - 11.00 AM

Assistive Technology

Mr. Akhil S.G,

The New School, Milano, New York

11.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Drone Technology

Mr. Vaishak Anand,

Tata Elxsi

12.00 PM - 01.00 PM


Mr. T Radhakrishnan,

IIITM - Kerala

Day 4


10.00 AM - 11.00 AM

FOSS Entrepreneurship

Dr. Jayasankar Prasad C,

Kerala State IT Infrastructure Ltd.

11.30 AM - 01.00 PM

Panel Discussion
Theme: Myths and Challenges in FOSS

Inauguration and Moderation:

Mr. Nagarjuna G, FSF India

Prof. Elizabeth Sherly, ICFOSS

Mr. T Radhakrishnan, IIITM-K

Mr. Arun M, KSITM

Mr. Anivar A. Aravind, SMC

Mr. Abhas Abhinav, FSFI

Day 5


10.00 AM - 01.00 PM

FOSS Cell Strategies

FOSS Cells from various Colleges (Proposed Plan of Action Presentation)

Session Chair: Dr. Rajeev R.R, ICFOSS


Feel free to contact us at +91 7356610110 during office hours (10.00-17:00 hrs) for any clarifications.

FOSS Cell Coordinators may register at https://applications.icfoss.org