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Transforming Academic Conferences: The Digital Evolution of IMMUNOCON-2024 at IISc Bengaluru

Executive Summary

IT Cart led a landmark digital transformation initiative for IMMUNOCON-2024 at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. This case study details the strategic implementation of digital solutions that significantly enhanced the conference’s global accessibility and academic interaction. 

About IISc, Bengaluru

The Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, hosting IMMUNOCON-2024, is an apex institution in India renowned for its scientific research and educational excellence. Hosting this significant event required sophisticated digital support to manage its complex logistics and international audience. 


  • Global Accessibility: Ensuring participation from international delegates virtually. 
  • Engagement: Facilitating real-time academic exchange and interaction. 
  • Integration: Seamless integration of various digital tools with existing systems. 
  • Scalability: Handling large volumes of data and user interactions without performance lag. 

Digital Solutions Provided

IT Cart developed a custom digital platform tailored to the unique needs of IMMUNOCON-2024.

  • Enhanced Registration Portal: An advanced registration system that could handle various categories of participants and adapt to fluctuations in real-time.
  • Interactive Agenda Planner: A dynamic tool that allowed participants to customize their schedules, integrate them with personal calendars, and receive updates on sessions of interest.
  • Real-time Streaming and Engagement: Implemented cutting-edge live streaming technology with interactive features such as live Q&A, polls, and virtual networking rooms.
  • Comprehensive Web/Mobile App: A robust Web/Mobile application that provided access to event materials, real-time notifications, and location-based services.
  • Data Analytics Module: A back-end analytics tool that tracked participant engagement, provided insights into session popularity, and facilitated post-event analysis for continuous improvement.

Implementation Process

  • Pre-event Testing: Rigorous testing phases to ensure scalability and security. 
  • Training and Workshops: Training sessions for the IISc staff to manage the platform effectively. 
  • Feedback Loops: Regular feedback mechanisms were established to promptly address any technical issues. 

Impact and Outcomes

  • Increased Participation: The event saw a 50% increase in international participation due to the robust digital tools. 
  • Enhanced Participant Experience: Over 90% of attendees rated their digital experience as excellent. 
  • Operational Efficiency: Streamlined event management processes reduced the administrative burden by 30%. 


The digital transformation for IMMUNOCON-2024 exemplifies IT Cart’s capability to integrate advanced digital solutions in an academic setting, enhancing both global reach and operational efficiency. This project not only supported a prestigious event but also set a benchmark for future academic conferences worldwide. 

Future Recommendations

Continuing to leverage digital advancements will ensure the Indian Institute of Science remains at the forefront of global academic interactions. Sustained investment in digital infrastructure and training will further enhance its capability to host large-scale international events. 

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