Fields of View Newsletter
December, 2012 - February, 2013

News and Updates

  • Annual Board Meeting: Fields of View organised the annual board meeting on 2nd of February, 2013. Board Members, Members of the Society and Employees attended the meeting.
  • Registration under Section 12A and 80G: Fields of View received its certificate under Section 12A of Income Tax Act, 1961 on 31st of December, 2012 and registered for clearance under Section 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961.
  • UNAOC: CREATE is a global competition co-organised by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the Learning Games Network, and the MIT Education Arcade in search of mobile apps and games that can enable new avenues for intercultural dialogue. Fields of View is a domain partner to this initiative to provide the expertise in dialogue and engagement. Here's the link to website.
  • The Goa Project is a melting pot that harnesses the collective creativity of people from different walks of life. On March 28th and 29th, 350 delegates will come together in an 'unconference', where diverse personalities will discuss and debate various crowd-sourced topics, in order to solve problems, build relationships, and give life to new collaborations. Together, these instances of confluence will ignite our minds and spark our souls. FoV is supporting the event; learn more at
  • We organised a game session of Indian Energy Game with IAS officers at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore on 4th of February, 2013.
  • Vardhan Varma and Bhagyalakshmi Srinivas joined the team in the month of January, 2013.
  • Akhil Sukumaran, Anuj N K, Kunal Vinayakiya, and Nandhakumar S from MSRIT joined the team as interns in the month of February, 2013. They are working on optimising garbage network in Bangalore.
  • Sunil Thulasidasan from Los Almos National Laboratory joined the team as a visiting researcher in the month of January. He will be working on developing models for large scale simulations in the area of Urban Systems for a duration of three months.

Conferences, Workshops and other Events

Events/Meetings attended by
Meeting with Prof.Ramesh Jain from UC Irvine to discuss collaboration and funding on December 4th, 2012. Bharath, Eswaran Subrahmanian, Sruthi
Karnataka Animation Visual-effects, Gaming and Comics Summit - KAVGC organised by ABAI and Government of Karnataka on December 9th, 2012. Harsha, Megha and Murali
Meeting with Airbus Innovation Centre to discuss games for training on December 20th, 2012. Aditi, Harsha and Onkar
Presentation/talk presented by
Presentation of Unforget platform to Mahiti, Hivos, ALF, Breakthrough and PULC on January 24th 2013. Bharath, Niveditha, Onkar, and Sruthi
Presentation to IIHS on work at FoV on January 25th 2013. Bharath and Onkar
Events/Meetings attended by
Consultation at Department of Women and Child Welfare on January 4th, 2013. Aditi
Meeting with Dr.J.A.M.M van Haaren at Philips office to discuss collaborations in the area of games and simulations for healthcare on January 7th, 2013. Bharath and Eswaran Subrahmanian
Meeting with Rajeev Gowda from IIMB to discuss potential collaboration with FoV and Center for Public Policy at IIM-B on January 8th, 2013. Bharath and Eswaran Subrahmanian
Meeting with Dr. Ajay Babu to discuss possible collaborations on January 15th, 2013. Bharath
Meeting with Hugo Vits from Shell Technology Centre India to discuss games and approach for road safety on January 17th, 2013. Bharath and Onkar
Round table conference on Road Safety organised by Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt. Ltd. on January 18th, 2013 Bharath and Onkar
February Game sessions facilitated by
Indian Energy Game with, IAS officers at IIM B on February 4th, 2013. Aditi, Amar, Bharath and Onkar
Events/Meetings attended by
Annual Board Meeting of Fields of View, on February 2nd, 2013. Employees, Board Members and Members of the Society.
Meeting with Vikas Bagri from Planning Commission of India to discuss use of games and simulations for awareness, on February 3rd, 2013. Bharath
Meeting with Stephane Ploix, Dr Sophie-Adelaide Magnier from Grenoble INP and Prof. Poonacha from IIIT-B to discuss the Intelligent campus and Intilligent resource management research and systems on February 5th, 2013. Harsha and Onkar
Second Round table conference on Road Safety organised by Continental Automotive Components (India) Pvt. Ltd. on February 15th, 2013. Harsha and Onkar
Meeting with Bharat Electronics Ltd. to discuss use of games and simulations for training on February 16th, 2013. Harsha and Onkar
Meeting with Safety team at Bengaluru International Airport Ltd. to discuss games and simulations for safety and security on February 18th, 2013. Bharath, Harsha, Onkar and Vardhan
Meeting with Vimochana and ALF to discuss possible uses of the Unforget Platform on February 22nd, 2013. Bharath, Onkar, Niveditha and Sruthi

Proposals and Projects

 U Urban Systems P Public Safety and Security G Games S Simulations V Visualisations

  • Information standards for disaster management - P,S
    In this project we propose to use a multi-agent system to aid decision makers by deriving standards for geo-spatial interoperability to allow them to respond to the disasters effectively. We are currently working with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for this project.
  • Unforget - U,P,V
    The goal of the project is to build a platform that documents the response of our systems to crimes against women. The platform does not focus on either the survivor or the criminal. We have developed the prototype for such system. We seek partners to use the platform, curate data and guide necessary changes.
  • FPS for safety training - G, P
    We submitted a proposal to Bangalore International Airport Limited to develop virtual games for safety training. The proposal aims at developing a virtual game to help train the personnel in safety procedures and to assess their continuous learning.


We submitted a paper to ISAGA 2013.
  • Designing Energy Policy through the Indian Energy Game.


  • In the month of December
    • Prof. Subhro Guhathakurta from Georgia Institute of Technology (GATech), Atlanta
    • Prof. Shivakumar Jolad from IIT Gandhinagar
    • Prof. Robert Pahle from Arizona State University
  • In the month of January
    • Prof. Vinod Vyasulu from IIIT-B
    • Ashuthosh Madhukar from Bangalore International Airport Ltd.
    • Lakshmi Rebecca from 'Chai with Lakshmi'
    • Profs. Heinrich, Diane and Suresh from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia
    • Nik Guruprasad from State Government of Victoria, Australia
    • H S Sudhira from Gubbi Labs
    • Robert Geraci from Centre for Contemporary Studies at IISc
  • In the month of February
    • Arindam Jana and Garima Jain from Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS)
    • Mr. Dirk Jan van den Berg, President of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Profs. Lagendijk, Bijl, Sarro, Russchenberg, Ms. Spiekerman-Middelplaats (TU Delft) and Mr.Vijay, NBSO
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