Message from the General Chairs
2020 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets (CCEM)
The IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing in Emerging Markets (CCEM) has evolved into a respected channel to publish research on Cloud Computing and AI in the context of emerging economies. The 2020 edition reinforced this with absorbing submissions from across the world ranging from India, China and Algeria to Greece, Saudi Arabia and the United States. Application of Cloud-based AI and deep learning techniques to solve problems in medical diagnosis, disease prediction and
... e were the dominant themes. There are two tracks in the CCEM that are practitioner-centric: "Technobiz" track and the student proofof-concept track, each in their 5th year. The technobiz track is complimentary to the research paper track since it brings together people who are at the forefront of client engagements in new, niche and emerging technology spaces. This is where one gets to see experiments that are succeeding and the ones that are failing in market context. The student proof-of-concept track brings new faith in the ability of young minds to innovate and improvise to solve problems whose nature is influenced by realities of emerging markets. Student proof-of-concept ideas typically solve engineering problems unlike paper submissions that seek to progress solutions to research problems. Needless to say, due to the pandemic, this year's edition of the CCEM was a virtual event. The conference was inaugurated by Prof. Alex Waibel, whose is globally renowned for his contributions to speech recognition and translation. Over the four days of the conference, five keynote addresses were delivered by leaders of international repute. The tutorial track saw academicians and industry experts from India, Singapore, Europe and Australia hold the audience spell bound with their narrations on the working of transformative and cutting edge technologies. We thank the spirited 2020 CCEM leadership team for their indefatigable energy that went into organizing this event. We are grateful to the dynamic student volunteers whose efforts made this conference successful. We hope that you find the 2020 CCEM conference proceedings beneficial. We look forward to seeing the CCEM grow and succeed in its mission of serving the cause of using technology to solve problems that have mass impact.