Engineering Excellence-The 5th IEEE International Symposium On Smart Electronic Systems 2019

Engineering Excellence-The 5th IEEE International Symposium On Smart Electronic Systems 2019

Tanaya Sahoo | Jan 06, 2020

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NIT Rourkela hosted the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems 2019 on 16-18th December 2019, after the conference saw major success in Indore, Gwalior, Bhopal, and Hyderabad. Previously known as the International Symposium on nanoelectronics and Information System, the program aims to give a platform to researchers to present their work before a panel of national and international repute. The conference was sponsored by IC IIT Patna, Ministry of Electronics and Information technology, AGC, JV Micronics, and Embesys Technologies.

The conference primarily focused on developing smart electronics systems that make a global impact and offer solutions to the challenges of energy and efficiency. A total of 91 registrations were received across India and Internationally. The first day of the event marked the inauguration ceremony, graced by Prof. Saraju Mohanty (Steering committee chair), Prof. Srinivas Katkoori (General chair), Prof. Santanu Mishra (IIT Kanpur), Prof. K.K Mohapatra (general chair), Prof. Ritwik Sarkar (Dean SRICCE), Prof. K. C Ray (Technical chair), Prof. B.D Sahoo (Finance chair). This followed the keynote delivery by Prof. Santanu Mishra On Power supplies for consumer electronic devices and sessions on technologies for Smart Agriculture and Hardware for Secure Information Processing. The after-lunch also had Peter Corcoran of the National University of Ireland Galway delivering an address on Rise of the Neural Accelerators.

The second day of the conference was rather a bustling day with presentations for a range of issues like IoT, Cyber-Physical Systems and social networks, ERS, plenary address by Prof. Himanshu Thapliyal (University of Kentucky) on Energy and Cybersecurity constraints in Smart Electronic Systems. This was later followed by a committee meeting in the after-lunch hours. The highlight of the day also consisted of sessions on smart city solutions and Hardware/Software solutions for Big Data. The final day of the conference also saw various presentations on IoT, nano-electronic VLSI and sensor systems, etc and a plenary on Building Super Intelligence through Transfer learning by Prof. Narayan Panigrahy (CAIR, DRDO). A student research forum was also held to discuss innovative smart technological advancements among the large student community that had gathered. The closing ceremony awarded delegates for their outstanding ideas at the end of the conference.

The winners are as follows:

1st Best paper:  USD 150

Hala Hamadeh, Akhilesh Tyagi, Physical Unclonable Functions (PUFs) Entangled Trusted Computing Base, Iowa State University, USA


2nd Best Paper:  USD100

Saswat Kumar Ram; Banee Das; A K Swain; KamalaKanta Mahapatra, Ultra-Low Power Solar Energy Harvester for IoT Edge Node Devices, NIT Rourkela, India,


3rd Best Paper:  USD50

Laavanya Rachakonda, Saraju P Mohanty, Elias Kougianos, Donot-DUEye: An IoT Enabled Edge Device to Monitor Blood Alcohol Concentration from Eyes, University of North Texas, USA


Best Student Research Forum (SRF):

Kanishk Rai, Keshav Thakur, Preethi Mane, Narayan Panigrahi, Designing Low Cost Yet Robust EEG Acquisition System, BMS College of Engineering, India


Best Research Demo Session (RDS):

Devashish Gupta, Jaganath P Mohanty, Ayas Kanta Swain, Kamala Kanta Mahapatra, AutoGstr: Relatively Accurate Sign Language Interpreter, NIT Rourkela, India.

Among the various participating institutes were NIT Rourkela, IIT-Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIIT Delhi, Central Michigan University, IIEST Shibpur, IIT Patna, University of South Florida, USA, DR SPM IIIT Naya Raipur, IITDM Kanchipuram, ISM Dhanbad, NSIT Patna, NIT Warangal, Princeton, University of Essex, University of Calcutta, University of Northern Texas, MNIT Jaipur, University of Texas, Tyler, Amrita Viswavidya Peetham among others.

The success of such conferences is owed to the dedicated community of faculty and student organizers of the institute and the eminent academic and organizational visionaries working diligently to make the work a better and ‘smart’ place to live in!

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