ICETEAS 2018:Editor's Preface

The International Conference on Emerging Trends in Expert Applications & Security (ICETEAS 2018) has been held at Jaipur, India, during February 17-18, 2018. The ICETEAS 2018 has been organized and supported by the JECRC Foundation, Jaipur, India. The conference addressed innovative advancements in Expert Applications & Security Issues therein with specific reference to the area of Computing.

Nowadays globalization of academic and applied research is growing with great pace. Computer, communication, and computational sciences are hot areas with a lot of thrust. Keeping this ideology in preference, JECRC Foundation, Jaipur, India, has come up with international event. The ICETEAS 2018 is an international opportunistic forum and vibrant platform for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge gained from their original research work and practical develop.

The Expert Application concept of the conference focused on current advances in the research and use of Expert system with particular focus on the role in maintaining academic level while sharing novel research and cutting-edge developments in the fields of Computer System Security using cryptographic algorithms and other security schemes for system as a well as cloud. The outcome of the conference significantly contributes to the society by serving the expert community seeking to stimulate the development to improve lives throughout the world by providing innovative results.

ICETEAS 2018 has a foreseen objective of enhancing the research activities at a large scale. ICE-TEAS, first of all, it is an abbreviation of the full name of the Conference i.e. "International Conference on Emerging Trends in Expert Applications & Security". Another meaning breaks it into ICE and TEAS, wherein ICE represents the Hurdles, Challenges, Problems, and Limitations being faced by the Researchers in the pursuance of their Research Practices & Implementation of Innovations, and TEAS are the Knowledge Dissemination and Exchange of Ideas to Melt the ICE. Through ICETEAS 2018, all the concerned people will be provided a genuine platform of all possible solutions, and opportunities to find ways to come out of their research problems and limitations. 

One more idea to keep this name ICE-TEAS is that, this conference is conducted mostly in the winter season (here ICE denotes Cold), and this Cold ICE is melted during the various TEA Sessions and TEA Breaks (TEAS) wherein the participants finds many opportunities to collect Knowledge, Explore more, establish strong Networking, and platform for Sharing each other’s ice melting ideas.  In true sense, ICE-TEAS 2018 is an International ICE Breaking & Melting Platform through the TEAS of Great Knowledge, Innovations, and Networking Opportunities.Technical Program Committee and Advisory Board of ICETEAS include eminent academicians, researchers and practitioners from abroad as well as from all over the nation.

Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer after whom the city is named. As of 2011, the city has a population of 3.1 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India.Located at a distance of 260 km from the Indian capital New Delhi, it forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra (240 km). Jaipur is a major tourist destination in India forming a part of the Golden Triangle.Visitor attractions include the Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Galtaji, Govind Dev Ji Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, Sri Kali Temple, Birla Mandir, Sanganeri Gate and the Jaipur Zoo.

JECRC Foundation is an informal body consisting of JECRC Group Educational Institutional and Industry, which is recognized as one of the leading and most preferred higher education groups in North India. Set up in 2000, JECRC has a state-of-art Campus set up in serene environment, well-qualified & experienced faculty; excellent management and infrastructure, to ensure academic excellence & overall development of its students. .All programmes are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and affiliated to the Rajasthan Technical University, Kota. The institutions of the JECRC Foundation have a very strong research orientation and culture.  What sets apart JECRC Foundation is its commitment to high quality; industry recognized delivery of education along with cultural and social enrichment of its students. Equipped with modern education infrastructure, the institutions of JECRC Foundation are spread over 1 million square feet of constructed area. Currently about 9000 students are enrolled of which over 1500 reside on the campuses.

ICETEAS 2018 received around 367 submissions from around 639 authors of 10 different countries such as UK, US, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwanand many more. Each submission has been gone through the plagiarism check. On the basis of plagiarism report, each submission was rigorously reviewed by at least three reviewers with an average of 2.07 per reviewer. Even some submissions have more than three reviews. On the basis of these reviews and presentation during the conference, 120 high quality papers were selected for publication in this proceedings volume, with an acceptance rate of 17%.

We are thankful to the speakers, delegates and the authors for their participation and their interest in ICETEAS 2018 as a platform to share their ideas and innovation. Also, we extend our heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the Reviewers and Technical Program Committee Members for showing their concern and efforts in the review process. We are indeed thankful to everyone directly or indirectly associated with the conference organizing team, leading it towards the success.

We hope you enjoy the conference proceedings and wish you all the best.

Prof. Vinay K Chandna
Prof. Vijay Singh Rathore
Ms. Shikha Maheshwari
May 31, 2018