Computer Society of India (CSI), founded in 1965 and the oldest andlargest association of IT professionals in India, was formed primarily toshare their knowledge and exchange ideas on what they felt as a fastemerging sector. The purposes of the Society are scienti#c andeducational directed towards the advancement of the theory andpractices of Computer Science and IT. The Society has grown to anenviable size of 100,000 members consisting of professionals with variedbackgrounds working in various sectors. It has spread its branches allover the country. Currently having more than 500 student branches androoted #rmly at 73 di*erent locations.
The Computer Society of India is organizing its 52nd Annual Conventionon the Theme "Social Transformation- Digital Way" during January 18 to21, 2018 at Science City, Kolkata. Pre-Convention Tutorial will be held onJanuary 18, 2018. The convention is planned to be inaugurated onJanuary 19, 2018. Over thousand delegates, from all walks of life, fromacademic institutions, government departments, industry houses andother stake holders are expected to attend the Convention.
The Annual Convention of CSI is always an important and prestigiousevent of the Society being held since the year 1966 when CSI-66 the #rstAnnual Convention with the theme "An Ideal Computer Map for India" washeld at Kolkata. Since then this annul mega event of the Society has beenheld at di*erent cities having infrastructure facilities for organizing suchevents.
The Kolkata Chapter hosted this event eight times in 1966, 1978, 1986,1990, 1994, 2001, 2006 and 2012. One still remembers the success ofthe Silver Jubilee Convention in 1990 held at Netaji Indoor Stadium,Kolkata.
This year this is being held at Science City which provided, as in earlieroccasions, required infrastructure with its ideal environment. As isfollowed every year, there will be invited addresses and general speechesof interest, paper presentations, panel discussions in multiple/tracksessions, covering diverse topics of interest. Proceedings of selectedpapers will be published by Springer. The theme will deliberate on thesocial transformation through di*erent digital way. Connectivity, withgovernments, both at the central and state levels are using technology tomake this transformation to achieve doorstep connectivity with its citizens. There will be exhibition stalls as well where state-of- the- art andemerging products and services will be showcased and demonstrated tothe interested delegates
It may be ensured that extensive opportunities will be available toencourage interacting and build everlasting relationship among all theparticipants in the Convention at all levels and also with the number ofsponsors/partners at di*erent levels. This Convention will be a grandsuccess and contribute actively towards the holistic development of theSociety and make the digital mission and social transformation in theyears to come.