The broad theme of Athenaeum 2023 is Society 5.0 and Sustainability. Industry 4.0 technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence,robotics, etc, are significantly contributing to the cyber-physical connectivity and digital transformation. Digital transformation is inevitable for industrial and economic growth. However, digital evolution substantially impacts human values,societal lives, and environment in the real world. It is crucial to strike a balance between the real and digitalworld. Therefore, the concept of Society 5.0 promotes a human-centered society in a digital era. Further, the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)strive to achieve an inclusive, sustainable world where all nations work towards economic development and solutions to societal issues.