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Open lecture "Publish or Perish: Surviving the Academic Challenge". Speaker Ajith Abraham


In this lecture, the speaker tries to emphasize the importance of timely publication of research work and how to target good quality Journals and improve the number of citations. Focus will be on the quality of research, improving reading and writing skills, collaborating with others etc. More than a typical academic talk, the speaker will share his personal experience from publishing articles, dealing with international collaborations, grant applications, journal editorships, serving technical committees etc.


Dr. Abraham is the Director of Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), a Not-for-Profit Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence connecting Industry and Academia. The Network with Headquarters in Seattle, USA has currently more than 1,000 scientific members from over 100 countries. He also works as a Research Professor in VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

As an Investigator / Co-Investigator, he has won research grants worth over 100+ Million US$ from Australia, USA, EU, Italy, Czech Republic, France, Malaysia and China.

Dr. Abraham works in a multi-disciplinary environment involving machine intelligence, cyber-physical systems, Internet of things, network security, sensor networks, Web intelligence, Web services, data mining and applied to various real world problems. In these areas he has authored / coauthored more than 1,000+ research publications out of which there are 100+ books covering various aspects of Computer Science. One of his books was translated to Japanese and few other articles were translated to Russian and Chinese. About 800+ publications are indexed by Scopus and over 500 are indexed by Thomson ISI Web of Science. Some of the articles are available in the ScienceDirect Top 25 hottest articles. He has 700+ co-authors originating from 40+ countries. Dr. Abraham has more than 25,000+ academic citations (h-index of 78 as per google scholar). He has given more than 100 plenary lectures and conference tutorials (in 20+ countries). For his research, he has won seven best paper awards at prestigious International conferences held in Belgium, Canada Bahrain, Czech Republic, China and India.

Since 2008, Dr. Abraham is the Chair of IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Soft Computing (which has over 200+ members) and served as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computer Society representing Europe (2011-2013). Under his direct academic supervision, 12 students received Ph.D. degrees and is currently supervising 12 Ph.D. students in different Universities in Europe, USA, Africa and India. He has examined over 100+ Ph.D. theses.

Currently Dr. Abraham is the editor-in-chief of Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) and serves/served the editorial board of over 15 International Journals indexed by Thomson ISI. He is actively involved in the organization of several academic conferences, and some of them are now annual events. Dr. Abraham received Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2001) and a Master of Science Degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1998).

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