DAE-VIE 2010 (Department of Atomic Energy - Vision for Information Exchange) is a series of meets of IT Professionals of DAE. It was started on the initiative of Dr. R. Chidambaram then Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India with a vision to provide IT implementers of DAE a platform to share their experiences and apprise themselves of the latest trends in the areas of Information Technology. First meet was held at BARC Mumbai in April 1997. The meets held since inception are as follows:

BARC, Mumbai 1997
ECIL, Hyderabad 1998
IGCAR, Kalpakkam 1999
CAT (now RRCAT), Indore 2000
VECC, Kolkata 2003
BARC, Mumbai 2006
NPCIL, Mumbai 2008

The participants of DAE-VIE are IT professionals from all the constituent units of Department of Atomic Energy. They present their achievements and the planned activities. Experts from various other Scientific and Educational organizations are invited to deliver special talks.

Bird's eye view of Indus 2

DAE-VIE 2010 edition is being hosted by Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore. RRCAT was established by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India to expand the activities carried out at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, in two frontline areas of science and technology namely Lasers and Accelerators.

On February 19, 1984 then President of India, Gyani Zail Singh, laid the foundation stone of the centre. Construction of laboratories and houses began in May 1984. In June 1986, the first batch of scientists from BARC, Mumbai, moved to RRCAT and scientific activities were started. Since then, the centre has rapidly grown into a premier institute for research and development in lasers, accelerators and their applications. The RRCAT campus is spread over a 760 hectare picturesque site on the outskirts of Indore city. The campus encompasses laboratoires, staff housing colony and other amenities like school, sports facilities, shopping complex, gardens, etc.