SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS (ComNet 2019)
The two day Springer International Conference, “Communication Systems & Networks 2019” (COMNET 2019), was held on 12 and 13 December 2019. It was jointly organized by the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering of Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology and University of Dayton, USA.
The conference was inaugurated by Dr. V. K. Dadhwal, Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST). Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Dadhwal spoke of the evolution of communication systems from the era of postcards and plain old telephone systems (POTS) to the era of 5G and the much-anticipated 6G systems. With the advent of remote sensing and satellite communication, data handling and storage also pose challenges of their own. Issues like data security and privacy, e-governance and transparency are some of the areas that can be taken up by the next generation of researchers. The first day of the conference featured keynote addresses by Dr. Sharul Kamal Bin Abdul Rahim (Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia), Dr. Varun Jeoti (Universiti Teknologi, Malaysia), and Dr. Sujesh Sreedharan (SCTIMST). “Communication Systems and Networks have played a significant role in the dissemination of information giving the users an enriching experience providing access to a world of integrated services.”, Principal Dr. T. M. George mentioned in his welcome address. He added that as the fifth industrial revolution, Industry 5.0, approaches, smooth communication between man and machines is the need of the hour. “Issues like data security and privacy, e-governance and transparency need to be taken up by the next generation of researchers”, Dr. Dadhwal added, as he welcomed young researchers to take up the challenges in making seamless communication a reality. The Souvenir of Springer ComNet 2019 was released by Rev. Fr. John Vilayil in the august presence of Chief Guest Dr. V. K. Dadhwal, Director, IIST.
Dr. Ajit Kumar Panda (NIST, Odisha), and Dr. T. Shanmuganantham (Pondicherry Central University) delivered the keynote sessions on the second day of the International Conference on “Communication Systems and Networks” on 13 December 2019. The conference concluded with a valedictory session presided by Dr. Ajit Kumar Panda. Eminent educationists, research scholars and representatives of the industry participated in the conference. The Conference provided an opportunity for budding researchers to gain exposure to the current trends in research and development in the areas of Communication Systems and Networks.
IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS (ICCS 2017)
IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems (ICCS 2017) organized by IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) India chapter in association with IEEE India Council was conducted successfully at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram during 20th and 21st December 2017.
The inaugural function was held on 20th December 2017 at 9: 30 am. Dr. Jayakumari J., Chair, IEEE CASS India chapter welcomed the gathering. The Conference was inaugurated by Dr. K. Giridhar, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering. Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Dr. Rominus Valsalam, Former Director, Electronics Research and Development Centre of India Institute of Technology, Thiruvananthapuram delivered the Chief Guest address. Dr. T. M. George, Principal, Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram released the ICCS 2017 Conference Proceedings.
On 20th December 2017, Dr. K. Giridhar, delivered a keynote address on the topic “How will 5G be useful to India” and Er. T. Ananthavelavan, Principal Engineer, Microchip, Chennai delivered a keynote address on the topic “Array Signal Processing – Adaptive Beamforming using array of MEMS microphones”. These keynote sessions were followed by technical paper presentations in 5 parallel sessions.
All the technical sessions were chaired by experts in the field. The conference received a good response from wide spectrum of scholars and there were four tracks-Communication & Networking, Signal Processing, VLSI & Embedded Systems and Power & Energy Systems. On 21st December 2017, Dr. Saman Halgamuge, Professor and Director of Research School of Engineering, ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, Australian National University delivered a keynote address on “Smart Mini Grids: Exploring Near Off-Grid Solutions” and Er. Sudalaimani C., Scientist D, Health and Software Technology Group, CDAC, Trivandrum delivered a keynote address on the topic “Brain Signal Processing and it’s applications”. These keynote sessions were followed by Technical paper presentations in 5 parallel sessions. Best paper Awards were constituted to recognize the best paper contributions received in various tracks for this event. The awards were based on general quality, originality, contributions, subject matter and timeliness. Totally four best papers were chosen for the award. The conference concluded with a valedictory function on 21st December 2017 at 3: 00 pm. Dr. Saman Halgamuge, delivered the valedictory address and distributed the Best Paper awards and certificates.
IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS (ComNeT2016)
The Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering organized 2016 International Conference on Communication Systems and Networks (ComNeT2016) during 21-23 July 2016 jointly with University of Dayton, USA, and was technically sponsored by IEEE.
The Conference was inaugurated on 21st July 2016 by Dr K Sivan, Director VSSC. This was followed by motivating addresses by Dr K Kesavasamy, Head, Academic Interface, TCS and Dr K Suresh Nair, Chair, IEEE Kerala Section.The Keynote Address was delivered by Dr. Vijayan K. Asari, Senior Member IEEE and Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Dayton on 22nd July 2016. In addition to the Keynote, there were four technical presentations by eminent personalities, Dr S. Raghavan, Professor, Dept. of ECE, NIT Trichy; Dr. Sriram N. Kizhakkemadam, Senior Chief Engineer, Samsung R&D Institute, Bangalore; Dr. Krishnaraj M. Varma, Senior Hardware Engineer, Qualcomm, USA, and Mr Raja Duraisamy, Solutions Architect, Telecommunications, Singapore.
The conference included a technical program with three parallel tracks in the areas of Communication Systems, Signal Processing & Networks. It attracted over 162 papers, which were meticulously reviewed and 47 papers were finally chosen for presentation in the conference. There were 14 sessions under 8 different themes.
IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GREEN TECHNOLOGIES (ICGT12)
International Conference on Green Technologies (ICGT12) was organized by Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum, jointly with University of Dayton, USA during 18-20 December 2012 at Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum. The Conference was technically sponsored by IEEE EDS India Chapter and IEEE Kerala Section. The Conference was inaugurated by Honorable Minister for Education Sri. P. K. Abdu Rabb and was presided by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Trivandrum. During the three days of the Conference, the Research and Development activities in all Engineering fields viz. Civil, Computer Science and IT, Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering related to Green Technologies were discussed. The Keynote Address ‘Alternative Energy Sources: A Practical Perspective” was delivered by Dr. R. Unnikrishnan, Dean, California State University, Fullerton, USA.
About 200 papers were received and about 69 papers were finally chosen for presentation in the Conference on 19th and 20th December. The Conference concluded with a panel discussion involving experts in the relevant areas. The discussion was moderated by Prof. V. K. Damodaran, International Energy Consultant to UNIDO. This was followed by a valedictory function presided by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, the Major Archbishop of the Malankara Catholic Church.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND NETWORKS (ComNeT2010)
Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, one of the premier engineering colleges in Kerala in association with IEEE Kerala Section, CSI Trivandrum Chapter and IETE Trivandrum Centre organized a National Conference on Communication Systems and Networks during 21-22 December, 2010 – CoMNeT 2010. The Conference aimed at bringing academicians, researchers and professional engineers together on a common platform to share their views, research pursuits and experiences through paper presentations and tutorials. Dr. Surendra Pal, the Distinguished Scientist, Prof. Satish Dhawan Professor & Senior Adviser, Satellite Navigation, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore inaugurated the conference and delivered an invited lecture.
Technical Keynote Address “Spatiotemporal Analysis of Brain Signals for the Identification of Emotional States of Mind” was delivered by Dr. Vijayan K. Asari, Professor in Electrical Engineering and Ohio Research Scholars Chair in Wide Area Surveillance, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA. The pre-conference tutorial sessions had presentations by Dr. Lillykutty Jacob, Professor, NIT – Calicut, Dr. S. Raghavan, Professor, NIT- Trichy, Mr. Balamuralidhar P., Head, TCS Innovation Lab, Bangalore and Dr. M. K. Radhakrishnan, Director, NanoRel, Singapore.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES (BROADBAND ‘08)
Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology, Trivandrum, in association with IEEE Kerala Section and CSI Trivandrum Chapter organized a National Conference on Broadband Technologies during 27-28, March 2008. The Conference aims to bring academicians, researchers and professional engineers together on a common platform to share their views, researches and experiences through paper presentations, invited talks and industrial exhibitions. Mr. Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO and MD of Infosys Technologies Pvt. Ltd. inaugurated the conference and delivered the keynote address. Dr. Ajay Kumar IAS, Secretary, Dept. of Information Technology, Govt. of Kerala presided over the function. The National Conference assumed a lot of significance at a time innovative technologies and solutions were being sought after to cope with the customer demand for access to information at high bandwidth anytime, anywhere. The demand for high bandwidth communications continued to explode, with a need to access ever-increasing amounts of data, video and voice. This had been vindicated by the boom in Broadband Technologies both in the wired and wireless domain. A Pre-Conference Seminar was also organized. A host of technical experts had been invited to deliver talks on state-of-the-art as well as futuristic topics related to Broadband technology.
About 200 delegates from all over the nation attended the conference. The conference provided a great opportunity to listen to the experts in the field and share views with the researchers who presented their research work. Dr. M. K. Ramachandran Nair, Vice-Chancellor, University of Kerala will be the chief guest for the valedictory function. Mr. G. Vijayaraghavan, President, V M A Consultants Pvt. Ltd., and Former CEO, Technopark will preside over the function.