RCOEM’s 2nd International Conference ICESC-2018

2nd International Conference on Electronic Systems, Signal Processing and Computing Technologies (ICESC- 2018) organized by Department of Electronics Engineering, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur has been inaugurated. The conference is organised in association with University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) & Vigyan Bharati (VIBHA) as knowledge partner on 7 & 8th December 2018.

ISESC-2018 has been inaugurated on 7th December 2018 at Chitnavis Centre, Civil lines, Nagpur at the hands of Chief guest Shri. M. V. Dhekane, Former Director, ISRO Inertial Systems Unit “Satish Dhawan Professor” IIST, Thiruvananthapuram. Mr. Hemchandran S, Deputy Director, ISRO Inertial System Unit, Thiruvananthapuram was guest of honor. Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar, Vice Chairman, RCOEM presided over the function, Shri Govindlal Agarwal, General Secretary, RCOEM, Shri Rajendra Purohit, Secretary, RCOEM, Dr. R. S. Pande, Principal and General Chair, Dr.(Mrs.) A. A. Khurshid and Dr. (Mrs.) M. A. Hasamnis Conference Chair were prominently present.

At the outset ICSEC 2018 has been inaugurated by lighting the traditional lamp. The founder chairman of RCOEM and Hon’ble  Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Banwarilal Purohit expressed his best wishes to the conference through his message that was read by Dr.(Mrs.) A. A. Khurshid. The address sent by Dr. Devdas Shetty, Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA was read by Dr. (Mrs.) M. A. Hasamnis.

Dr. R. S. Pande, Principal, RCOEM and General Chair ICESC 2018 in his introductory remarks highlighted the various sessions, plenary talks and deliberations to be held during the two days conference.The conference delegates are from research organizations, academic institutions in India and abroad and industry personnel. The tracks for the Conference are: Communication System and Signal Processing, Intelligent Systems for Smart Computing, Embedded System Design, Analog /Mixed circuits and system, Micro/ Nano system. The acceptance rate of the papers for oral presentation is 42%. All registered and presented papers are published in HELIX International Journal indexed in Web of Science.

In his presidential address Shri Chandrakantbhai Thakar spoke about the evolution of communication technology from ancient era to modern world. He urged delegates and researchers to work for society and to use their research work for the benefit of common man.

The inaugural function was compared by Prof. Snehal Laddha. Dr. (Mrs.) A. A. Khurshid proposed vote of thanks.

Keynote: In his keynote address Shri. M. V. Dhekane Former Director, ISRO Inertial System Unit “Satish Dhawan Professor” IIST, Thiruvananthapuram said Space Transportation system development is a complex multidisciplinary multi objective task. This requires in depth understanding of almost all branches of science and engineering. He spoke on various aspects like Aerodynamics, propulsion technology, structural engineering, Avionics, Computer science, Material science, manufacturing processes, Integration, testing and reliability engineering as important areas in which electronics system and signal processing is frequently used. He shared his experience  of multiple launch vehicles-PSLV, GSLV, RLV and MKIII development  by ISRO. He also highlighted the need of research to cater the needs of placing the satellites in the near Earth as well as Planetary missions. He discussed the Chndrayaan 2 mission of ISRO in his keynote address.

Plenary Talk 1: Shri Hemachandran S Deputy Director, ISRO Inertial System Unit (IISU), Thiruvananthapuram delivered plenary talk on Space Technology in Navigation. He emphasized the Applications on Global Navigation Satellite System (GPS, GLONASS, GALIEO, COMPASS). He also informed about the NavIC spacecraft dedicated for navigation services configured to be of a class that can be launched by the PSLV launcher.

Plenary Talk 2: Dr. Amit Acharyya Associate Professor Department of Electrical Engineering IIT-Hyderabad delivered plenary talk. The focus was on resource-constrained VLSI systems design using signal processing algorithm-architecture holistic approach and the targeted application is healthcare technology. Several digital arithmetic techniques would be discussed that would enable the advancement in the state-of the-art technologies. This will also be put in the context of the design and development of next generation pervasive health-monitoring systems for the remote healthcare specially to tackle cardiovascular diseases.

Plenary Talk 3: Jih-Sheng (Jason) Lai, James S. Tucker Chair Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia, USA delivered plenary session on Future Energy Electronics Center (FEEC) Introduction and Google Little Box Challenge Experience. In his talk Jih-Sheng discussed on the figure of merit of WBG devices silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) and their selections. A summary review goes to how the teams select inverter circuit topologies, pulse width modulation techniques, double line frequency suppression, design of harmonic and EMI filters, and packaging techniques.

The conference aims to make the academic and scientific fraternity indulge in high end research and discuss on the innovative and intelligent design of engineering products, processes, mechanisms and other advanced systems in the field of Engineering and Technology. The conference provides opportunities for the delegates to exchange new ideas and applications, establish research relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. ICESC-2018 will include technical paper sessions, keynote and plenary talks by eminent researchers from around the world.    


Conference organising committee members Dr. J. P. Kalambe, Dr. R. R. Khandelwal, Dr. R. S. Ochawar, Dr. N. P. Narkhede, Dr. P. A. Dwarnmwar and Dr. S. S. Balpande took pains for the success of ICESC-2018 as informed by Conference chairs Dr. (Mrs.) A.A.Khurshid and Dr. (Mrs.) M.A.Hasamnis.

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