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Keynote Speaker

Prof. Geetam S. Tomar
THDC Institute of Hydropower Engineering and Technology, Tehri, India

Prof. Geetam Singh Tomar, received his UG, PG, and Ph. D. degrees in electronics engineering from The Institute of Engineers, Calcutta, REC Allahabad and State Technology Univ Bhopal, respectively and Post Doctoral Fellowship from University of Kent, Canterbury U.K. He is Director of THDC Institute of Hydropower Engg & Technology, Tehri (Govt of Uttarakhand), and Prior to this worked as visiting Professor at School of Computing, University of Kent, UK, Faculty at University of west indies, Trinidad & Tobago. Apart from this, has served in IIITM Gwalior, MITS Gwalior and other Institutes of repute. Received International Pluto award for academic achievements in 2009 from IBC, Cambridge UK. He was listed in 100 top academicians of the world in 2009. Listed in who is who in the world for 2008 and 2009 continuously. He is IEEE Senior Member, Fellow IETE and IE (I) member CSI, ACM and ISTE. He is actively involved in research and consultancy in the field of Air Interface and Advanced communication networks. He is chief editors of 5 International Journals and for 08 in past. Has published more than 190 research papers in international journals/conferences and has written 09 books from Springer, CRC, IGI and indian publishers and 02 patents. He is actively involved in IEEE activities and has organized more than 30 IEEE International conferences in India and other countries with which he is associated and delivered more than 10 Keynotes abroad. Hi is member, Working group setup to finalise IEEE Standard; ISO/IEC/IEEE 21451-1-4. Member of Technical committee IEEE SMC and Industrial Electronics. Associated with many boards and committees of Government and currently working for prototyping of the research outcomes in Sensor networks and cognitive radio networks.

Speech Title: Next Generation Communication System Using Cognitive Radio Networks

Abstract: The tremendous success of wireless communication technology has led to an enormous demand for spectrum, and hence a shortage of, bandwidth resources. The shortage problem is primarily due to the inefficient, static nature of spectrum assignment techniques and huge data requirement for services provided on network. The next generation communication is expected to have all connect communication between various types of devices having different protocols connected using common channel. Next-generation wireless (NextG) involves the concept that the next generation of wireless communications will be a major move toward ubiquitous wireless communications systems and seamless high-quality wireless services This will further increase demand of spectrum requirements. As an initial step to solve the shortage problem, FCC allowed the opportunistic spectrum access, which allows unlicensed users to exploit unused licensed spectrum, but in a manner, which should not lead to interference to licensed users. Fortunately, technological advances enabled cognitive radios, which are viewed as intelligent communication systems that can learn from their surrounding environments, and adapt their internal operating parameters in real-time to improve spectrum efficiency. Cognitive radios have recently been recognized as the key enabling technology for realizing OSA. The cognitive radio network As it has already been stated, the next generation networks are a vision of a converged network, meeting all the requirements for a converged universal packet network of the future. The Cognitive Radio Network enhances the utilities of wireless network services by configuring the radio model, dynamically allocates bands to users, and empowers electronic devices to logically adapt to the demands of wireless communication.

Plenary Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Rasdan Ismail
Faculty of Creative Technology and Heritage, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Rasdan Ismail is currently an academician at Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) Bachok Campus. He graduated his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Ergonomics), Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Currently, he is a Head of Occupational Safety Health Environment Management Unit Registrar Office of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. His research interest in the area of ergonomics, human factor and safety. He has been a principal consultant and project leader for many private and government projects from multinational oil and gas companies for many years.
He had translated his research finding in 105 international and local journals and 188 proceedings conferences and managed to publish 1 book as main author, 4 books (as the Editor) as well as 5 chapters in distinguish ergonomics books which were published by Taylor and Francis, CRC. So far he has published more than 200 scientific papers in his field of interest including international scholarly journals and conferences. According to the google scholar, Dr Ahmad Rasdan Ismail's articles have been cited exceeding 374, H index at 10 and i10- index 7.

Prof. Erchin Serpedin
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Erchin Serpedin received the specialization degree in signal processing and transmission of information from Ecole Superieure D'Electricite (SUPELEC), Paris, France, in 1992, the M.Sc. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, in January 1999. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas AM University, College Station. He is the author of 3 research monographs, 1 textbook, 140 journal papers and 250 conference papers, and serves currently as associate editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and as editor-in-chief of EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, an online journal edited by Springer-Nature. He served as associate editor for a dozen of journals such as IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Signal Processing (Elsevier), EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Physical Communication (Elsevier), and IEEE Signal Processing Letters. His research interests include signal processing, wireless communications, bioinformatics, and machine learning. He is an IEEE Fellow.

Speech Title: Timing Synchronization and Node Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks

Abstract: Wireless sensor networks consist of a large number of sensor nodes, capable of on-board sensing and data processing, that are employed to observe some phenomenon of interest. With their desirable properties of flexible deployment, resistance to harsh environment and lower implementation cost, wireless sensor networks envisage a plethora of applications in diverse areas such as industrial process control, battlefield surveillance, health monitoring, and target localization and tracking. This presentation will focus on deriving efficient estimators and performance bounds for the clock parameters in wireless sensor networks. Identifying the close connections between the problems of node localization and clock synchronization, we also address in this presentation the problem of joint estimation of an unknown node's location and clock parameters by incorporating the effect of imperfections in node oscillators. A review of the state-of-the-art results and open research problems will be also presented.

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