National Conference on Recent Trends in Communication, Computation and Signal Processing
The Fifth edition of National Conference on Recent Trends in Communication, Computational and Signal Processing (RTCSP) was organized by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore Campus during February 26 – 27, 2014. The conference was organized in association with Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) Coimbatore centre and ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu (ICTACT) as a knowledge partner. This annual conference has emerged as one of the most popular conferences in India in the field of electronics.
Over 250 participants from industry, academia and students participated in the deliberations of the conference, which delved into cutting-edge topics in the field of signal processing, communication and computation.
On 26 February, Dr. Jayakumar M., Chairperson and Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore campus inaugurated the conference. Dr. Mohandas V. P., Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering and Chairman of IETE Coimbatore center presided over the inaugural ceremony.
Dr. Bharat Jayaraman, Dean, PG Programs, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore campus appreciated the organizing team for successfully conducting this series of conference for the fifth time consecutively. “This conference will definitely promote all innovations and advancements in the field of Engineering and Technology on one platform and provide a valuable forum for interaction for industry, academia and researchers,” he noted.
Inaugural session was followed by keynote address in the cutting edge area Recent Advancements in Computing: Internet of Things and Multimedia Processing by Rupesh W. Kumbhare, Head of Semi Software, DSP & Multimedia Practice, Wipro Technologies, Bangalore. “Computers and intelligent systems are almost depends on human for information. But we have only limited time, attention and accuracy. This situation means the systems are not very good at capturing data and things in the real world. If we had computers that know about things and data gathering without any help, then we would be able to track and count everything and greatly reduce the time and cost. Recent advancements and innovations in technology and science is striving to achieve this,” he added
V. K. Bhadran, Associate Director, C-DAC, Trivandrum gave a key note on Towards Smart Systems; the role of Computer Communication & Signal Processing, in which he highlighted the importance and requirements of intelligent systems in our day to day needs.
A couple of concurrent cutting-edge workshops were held as part of the conference. The workshop on Mbed NXP LPC1768 Based on ARM Cortex – M3 was conducted by K. P. Peeyush, Assistant Professor,Department of Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbaotore. The workshop on Software Defined Radio (SDR) for Realtime Communication and Signal Processing conducted by Dr. K. P. Soman, Head of Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN) and R. Gandhiraj, Assistant Professor, Department of Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus.
The conference presentation tracks included Communication, Image Processing, Speech Processing, Soft Computing, Wireless Networks, Microelectronics, Instrumentation and Biomedical Engineering. Many research papers were received from all over India. All papers went through an elaborate scrutiny and peer review process by experts and 60 were earmarked for presentation. 95% papers among the registered scholarly papers were presented by industry experts, faculty, students and researchers in this field from leading research labs, companies and universities all over India to name a few, NIT Silchar, Madras Institute of Technology etc. Selected conference papers of the conference were published in the following ICTACT Journals and other accepted and registered papers were published in Proceedings, Volume 5 Issue 1 of ELECTRON with ISBN Number [ISBN 978-81- 921211-3-0] which was released during the inaugural function by Dr. Bharat Jayaraman.
“Papers received from 16 states across the country shows the conferences wide reach” noted Krishna Shastri, Joint Director, Corporate and Industry Relations, Amrita University, Coimbatore.
Prof. K. Gangadharan, Chairperson, Department of Information Technology, Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore delivered the felicitation address and N. Mohankumar, Organizing Secretary of the 5th edition of RTCSP and Assistant Professor, Department of Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering proposed the vote of thanks.