Special Sessions


SS01: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
SS02: Power Electronics and Drives
SS03: Computer Vision and Machine Learning
SS04: Wearable Medical Devices and Healthcare Computing
SS05: Smart and Ubiquitous Computing for Vehicle Navigation Systems
SS06:Women in Engineering (WIE)
SS07: Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging
SS08: Privacy and Security Challenges in ICT for Smart Nation
SS09: Methodologies for VLSI System Optimization and Recent Advances
SS10: Electrical Power Distribution Analysis towards a journey to automation












 Special Session 1 : Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology provides wireless identification and tracking capability that is more convenient than the use of bar codes and optical scanners. The RFID uses wireless and semiconductor-based technology as a means of identifying and tracking items, it is an exciting multidisciplinary field with numerous applications. In this session, we target to invite both academic and industry peers to interact the new progress in development and market of RFID technologies and applications.












 Special Session 2 : Power Electronics and Drives

Power Electronics and Drives












 Special Session 3 : Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Session Organizer

 

Prof. Sudhanshu S. Gonge, Department of Information Technology,
Marathwada Mitra Mandal's College of Engineering,
Pune, India

         

Computer Vision and Machine Learning

Transfer learning, domain adaptation and multi-task learning methods are emerging topics in machine learning, intelligent systems, computer vision and heterogeneous data analysis. Heterogeneous data is often caused by many factors such as sensing devices (e.g. image sensor parameters), sensing principle (e.g. angles or views), sensing environment (e.g. illumination), etc. In vision applications, the (target) domain of interest contains very few labeled samples with limited knowledge, while an existing (auxiliary or source) domain is often available with a large number of labeled examples and useful knowledge but lying different distribution from target domain. This special session serves as a forum for researchers all over the world to discuss their works and recent advances in machine learning techniques and applications in heterogeneous data analysis.

Topics and Areas of Interest

Scope and Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Transfer learning and domain adaptation for large-scale multimedia analysis
  • Supervised/semi-supervised/un-supervised adaptation methods
  • Transfer/cross-domain deep learning methods for multimedia analysis
  • Multi-view/Multi-task transfer learning for vision analysis
  • Heterogeneous olfaction/electronic nose data analysis
  • Transfer learning for concept drift compensation
  • Structured semantic transfer for multimedia understanding
  • Knowledge transfer based representation learning
  • Cross-domain subspace learning
  • Sparse/low-rank representation for subspace transfer learning
  • Face recognition/object recognition/image classification/action recognition













 Special Session 4 : Wearable Medical Devices and Healthcare Computing

Wearable Medical Devices and Healthcare Computing

This special session aims to establish an international forum for academic, industry and medical professionals to present their research experiences and the recent technological and scientific developments in this area, and to explore and discuss various developmental issues of wearable medical devices, medical cyber physical systems, internet of things, medical imaging system technologies and their applications. This special session will provide excellent opportunities for the presentation of interesting new research clinical and experimental results, leading to knowledge transfer and the generation of new ideas. The authors are invited to submit full papers describing original, previously unpublished, not currently under review by another conference or journal, addressing state-of-the-art research and development in the areas emerging and developing in the field of wearable medical devices and healthcare computing. All submitted papers will be judged based on their originality, technical and/or research content, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability through peer-review process.

Topics and Areas of Interest

Scopes and topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Biosignal Processing: Noise Removal, Signal Quality Assessment, Event Detection and Classification, Delineation and Parameter Extraction, Compression and Encryption
  • Medical Image Processing: Image Enhancement, Segmentation, Registration, Watermarking, Compression, Quality Assessment
  • Biomedical Circuits: Compressive Sensing, ASIC design and System-on-Chip (SoC)
  • Applications of Physiological Signals: Human Physical Activity, Biometric and Affective Recognition
  • Body and Personal Area Networks
  • Embedded Medical Systems
  • Mobile and Pervasive Healthcare Computing
  • Security and Privacy Issues in Wearable Medical Devices
  • Point-of-Care Devices
  • Assisted Living and Rehabilitation Systems
  • Cloud Computing in Healthcare
  • Bigdata Analytics in Healthcare
  • IoT for Healthcare
  • Healthcare ICT- m-Health and e-health, Telemedicine
  • Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality
  • Robotic Surgery











 Special Session 5 : Smart and Ubiquitous Computing for Vehicle Navigation Systems

Session Organizer

 

Dr. Thangakumar Jeyaprakash, School of Computing Sciences, Hindustan University, Chennai.
-“Top 10 popular Award Winner”, NASA Tech Brief, USA.
-“Best Faculty Award 2016 “, Nehru Group of Institutions, India.
-“Mentor Award”, Texas Instruments, HTBI Gold Medalist.
- 4 Patents, 50 + Publications, 10+ Awards.
- Bronze & Silver Partnership Award, Infosys Ltd, Chennai.
- Expertise: Network Security, Adhoc Networks.

         

Smart and Ubiquitous Computing for Vehicle Navigation Systems

Smart and Ubiquitous computing touches on a wide range of research topics, including distributed computing, mobile computing, location awareness computing, mobile computing, context-aware computing, Wireless sensor networks, human-computer interaction, and Artificial intelligence. Some of the research challenges in systems design and engineering, in systems modelling, and in user interface design, Contemporary human-computer interface models, whether command-line, menu-driven, or GUI-based, are inappropriate and inadequate to the ubiquitous case.

Topics and Areas of Interest

Scopes and topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Smart and ubiquitous computing for intelligent environments
  • Human-object interaction using ambient and IoT in smart cities
  • IoT and Ubiquitous Sensing in eTransportation
  • Ubiquitous computing in industrial application.
  • Smart computing for analysing traffic pattern
  • RFID based ubiquitous vehicle navigational systems
  • IoT-based cloud computing for secure and faster transmission of information











 Special Session 6 : Topics and Areas of Interest

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE)

IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) special session is dedicated to promoting the profile of women scientists and engineers for better recognition in the work place and empower them for career advancement to contribute in the technological developments in science and engineering. We would like to invite Women engineers, scientists, educators, students and policymakers from academic sector, government, industry and non-governmental organizations to discuss, share and promote current works and recent accomplishments across all aspects of electrical, electronic, computer engineering and information technology as well as women empowerment in workforce.

Topics and Areas of Interest

Scope and Topics of interest of this special sessions are aligned with the conference theme:

  • Power, Energy and Power Electronics (PEPE)
  • Signal and Image Processing (SIP)
  • Communication Systems (CS)
  • Computational Intelligence (CI)
  • Computing Technologies (CT)
  • Devices, Materials and Processing (DMP)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BE)
  • Emerging Technologies (ET)
  • Transportation Technologies (TT)













 Special Session 7 : Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging

Session Organizer

 

Prof. Sudhanshu S. Gonge, Department of Information Technology,
Marathwada Mitra Mandal's College of Engineering,
Pune, India

         

Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging

The recent advances in cancer detection and allied areas of Computer Graphics and Visualization in conjunction with Computer Vision and Imaging are an important facet of today’s research in Health-care. Many methods of imaging and vision will help us to understand the behaviour and process of cure in health care. Computer Graphics, Vision and Imaging increasingly rely on one another in Computer Science and real world applications. High Quality Research papers are solicited in Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Geometry Processing, Virtual Reality, Machine Vision and Imaging Technology under this Special Session.

Topics and Areas of Interest

Scope and Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Graphics: Modeling, Rendering, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Games, Scientific Visualization, Information Visualization, Computer-aided design, Animation, Virtual/Augmented Reality
  • Computer Vision: Motion and Video Analysis, Stereo Vision, 3D Shape and Structure Analysis, 3D Modeling and Visualization, Pattern Analysis and Recognition, Satellite Data Analysis and Interpretation, Stereo and Structure from Motion, Illumination and Reflectance Modeling, Shape Representation and Matching, Early and Biologically-Inspired Vision, Computational Photography and Video, Robot Vision
  • Imaging: Image and Video Retrieval, Imaging Model and Simulation, Image Security, Biometric Image Processing, Image Forensics, Video Forensics, Image Reconstruction, Image Compression













 Special Session 8 : Privacy and Security Challenges in ICT for Smart Nation

Session Organizer

 

Dr. Thangakumar Jeyaprakash, School of Computing Sciences, Hindustan University, Chennai.
-“Top 10 popular Award Winner”, NASA Tech Brief, USA.
-“Best Faculty Award 2016 “, Nehru Group of Institutions, India.
-“Mentor Award”, Texas Instruments, HTBI Gold Medalist.
- 4 Patents, 50 + Publications, 10+ Awards.
- Bronze & Silver Partnership Award, Infosys Ltd, Chennai.
- Expertise: Network Security, Adhoc Networks.

         

Privacy and Security Challenges in ICT for Smart Nation

A Smart Nation means individuals and companies are authorized through increased access to data, more participatory through the involvement of pioneeringdesigns and solutions, and a more anticipatory government that employs technology to better serve residentsrequirements.Security and privacy will be one of the biggest challenges have to deal for adding technological aides and devices in Smart Nations. Safe Cities and Cyber Security are hot key issues, in both the public and private sector. It is confirmed that data security is one of the most significantchallenges facing by smart nation’s organizations today.

Topics and Areas of Interest

Scope and Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Information Security
  • Data Privacy
  • Knowledge Mining
  • Big Data Privacy and Security
  • Issues and Challenges for ICT Implementation













 Special Session 9 : Methodologies for VLSI System Optimization and Recent Advances

Methodologies for VLSI System Optimization and Recent Advances

VLSI circuit optimization is a multi-dimensional problem. Circuit design techniques and methodologies are also often constrained by the product application in question. With geometries shrinking towards the picometre realm and mobile devices becoming mainstream, the circuit optimization problem is now more critical than ever. Main parameters like power, delay, and area are inherently interdependent, requiring design engineers make tradeoffs during optimization. Process variations further complicate the optimization process. Numerous techniques have been published and used by designers for VLSI system optimization at various levels. This special session provides a platform for researchers, designers and engineers involved at different stages of the design chain to share and discourse their works and findings with colleagues in the research ecosystem.

Topics and Areas of Interest

Scope and Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Optimization methods for system design, logic design, circuit design, physical design
  • Analog/digital circuit optimization, gate-sizing problem, discrete gate-sizing problem, portioning for optimization, power optimization, leakage optimization, timing-based placement, buffer insertion and driver sizing (BIDS), timing and area optimization, delay detection circuit, timing yield and performance optimization, STA, SSTA, statistical optimization
  • Process variation-aware optimization
  • Fuzzy based optimization, FMP, FGS, nonlinear/programming/piece-wise problem based optimization, piece-wise linear formulation based optimization, statistical optimization methods
  • Uncertainty in critical path delay, variation compensation, timing failure causes, remedies and optimization, green computing and optimization
  • Probability theory based optimization techniques
  • Look-up table based techniques, prediction techniques
  • Clock stretching technique, circuit optimization techniques
  • Routing congestion in VLSI circuits: estimation and optimization
  • CAD capabilities, challenges and optimization













 Special Session 10 : Electrical Power Distribution Analysis towards a journey to automation

Electrical Power Distribution Analysis towards a journey to automation

Session Organizer

 

Dr./Prof. Dharmasa Pawar, Oman
         



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