Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Launch of Indian Conference-Abstracting Database (ICon-AD) [Beta]

Dear all,

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

We deem it our privilege to launch ICon-AD (Indian Conference-Abstracting Database) [beta], one of the non-profit national projects of our Library and Information Centre.

The ICon-AD archives abstracts (of the papers) submitted to various Indian conferences. The database is built on DSpace with the ICon-AD's official website. 

Indeed, we got an overwhelming response to our project even before the launch of the same!!. Seventeen colleges/universities have already shared their conference abstracts with ICon-AD. The list of Participating Institutes comprises the institutes like TISS, University of Mumbai, Tripura University, National Law University, MET, etc. So far, we have archived 615 abstracts (of 17 Indian conferences) penned by 872 authors. More than 30 Project-Volunteers have directly and indirectly helped us in archiving the abstracts. 

Any academic/non-academic institute can participate in this project by sharing the abstracts received at the time of organising the conference/s. So join us as Participating Institute or Project Volunteer. 

For more details, please visit and to access the database directly click on 'Access ICon-AD' (

You may please share your constructive feedback and help us make ICon-AD as single portal for conference abstracts.

Best regards,

Santosh C. Hulagabali
Project Head, ICon-AD