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Special Sessions

A. Feature Engineering in Biometrics Recognition and its Security Concerns

In past decades, the biometrical-based systems have witnessed a momentous advancement, allowing for plentiful security and viable applications including forensic, social welfare, forensics, personalized commercial systems, as well as identifying health states. The traditional methods in biometrics systems rely on handcrafted feature engineering, where features are extracted using multifarious image processing algorithms. With the emergence of deep learning models for image classification, the modern biometric systems are able to accurately analyze individuals in controlled scenarios. Besides, the biometrical systems are also susceptible to a variety of attacks such as spoofing or presentation attacks, template tempering, and etc.  A recent challenge to biometrics is due COVID-19 pandemic that hindered its use in many applications. The research is orientated towards development of reliable and accurate systems as well as security mechanism to counterfeit these attacks. Despite this progress, a number of challenges remain open and new directions can be envisioned.  

This special session will focus on such challenges and directions, including related topics of interest (not limited to):

  • Fingerprint, face, iris, hand geometry, and etc.
  • New biometric traits,
  • Image processing algorithms for biometrics
  • Classification algorithms for biometrics,
  • Fusion and multimodal analysis,
  • Deployment of biometrics in realistic scenarios,
  • Security issues in biometric systems,
  • Spoofing or presentation attacks,
  • Template protection,
  • Deep leaning in biometrics,
  • Feature extraction using handcrafted features,
  • Ubiquitous biometrics,
  • Limitations of biometrics (e.g., distinctiveness, permanence),
  • Novel applications such as healthcare, social welfare, as well as forensics,
  • Soft biometrics and attribute analysis,
  • Other application of biometrics,
  • Challenges to biometric s due to COVID-19 and its solutions,
  • Privacy and ethics.

Dr. Arvind Selwal 
Assistant Professor 
Department of Computer Science and Information Technology,
Central University of Jammu,
Jammu and Kashmir, India-181143
Contact: +91-9896262552

B. Sustainable Power, Energy and Robotics

Call for Papers
The rapid increase in the installation of renewable energy sources in electric power systems has given rise to a wide range of problems related to the planning and operation of power systems to maintain quality, stability, reliability, and efficiency. Additionally, there is a growing global environmental concern regarding increasing emissions from the electric power generation required to meet rising energy needs and support sustainable development. Moreover, modern power, energy, and electronics systems have gained immense popularity in dealing with several sustainable renewable energy disciplines worldwide.
Another objective of this conference is to bring the imporatance of robotics for different applications. The field of Robotics has now gained immense popularity in respect of dealing with several problems in different disciplines all over the world. Human-robot collaboration is one of the important trend in robotics. With the ability to work in tandem with humans, modern robotic systems are able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. The range of collaborative applications offered by robot manufacturers continues to expand. The another challanging technology in robotics is motion planning. Motion planning module responsible for generating trajectory from the start position to goal position. The problem is approached as a hierarchical optimisation problem where each layer has the correct level of abstraction to perform motion planning in real-time.

Topics on sustainable power, energy, and electronics system

➢ Methods of optimizing a sustainable and intelligent Microgrid
➢ Economic benefit and technical challenges of forming localized Microgrids
➢ Reliability assessment of a power grid with the sustainable power transportation system
➢ Sustainable energy growth and their potential solutions
➢ Power electronics interfaces for renewable energy applications
➢ Off-grid systems
➢ Protection issues in Microgrids
➢ Electric vehicle charging stations

Topics on Robotics and its applications

➢ Industrial Robots, Path planning and its Control
➢ Biped robots and its control
➢ Motion planning, Localization and its control
➢ Agricultural Robots, design and analysis
➢ Control techniques in robotics
➢ Soft computing algorithms in Robotics
➢ Soft Robots
➢ Under Water Robots
➢ Biologically-Inspired Robots

Venkatesh Boddapati (
B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Rakesh Kumar (
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India.

Ravi Kumar Mandava (
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (M.P), India.

B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Sanjeevikumar Padmanaban (
CTiF Global Capsule, Department of Business Development and Technology,
Aarhus University, Birk Centerpark, Herning, Denmark

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C: Topic: Advance treads in Aerospace and Aviation

NameDr. P. EBBY DARNEY LIPS Research & DL CARD & Dr. JV Muruga Lal Jeyan Lovely professional university- Aerospace - SME
Mail Id, webpage link and contact number of the +91-989-432-0307
Area of Expertise and brief bio-dataArea of Expertise   High Speed Aerodynamics/ Wind tunnel testing, Flight Instrumentation, Energy Storage systems for electric propulsion.   Bio-Data   Dr. JV Muruga Lal Jeyan is presently holding Head of the Aerospace Department position at Lovely Professional University (LPU) since 2 years. He has 13 year industrial/academic experience in India and Singapore where he has handled projects related to High Speed Aerodynamics/Wind tunnel testing, Flight Instrumentation. He has completed doctorate in 2015 and has published volume of research articles in Scopus and SCI journals. He is life member of Aeronautical Society of India, Indian Science Congress Association, The Institution of Engineers-Charted Engineer Aerospace Division (India), IAETSD and IASED and LIPS Research . He has been awarded as Rashtriya Gaurav Award in 2016 for meritorious service, outstanding performance & remarkable role by former governor of Tamilnadu & Assam at a seminar on economic Growth & National Integration at New Delhi. He is the active board member/chief editor for few international journals. He served as coordinator in Smart India Hackathon, 2017 organized by Department of Rural Development, Govt. of India.
AbstractAdvance treads in Aerospace and Aviation   High/Low Speed AerodynamicsElectrical AircraftsRocket Propulsion SystemsAdvanced Aerospace MaterialsAdvanced Flight Instrumentation & Robotics   These are the dynamically shifting moments for power and energy systems that mobilize space and aeronautical vehicles. New paradigms in the propulsion field and operational efficiency are upon us, including in the areas of electric aircraft, hybrid rockets, automation, robotics, and hypersonics.  The implementation of such technologies to a reality is very near as exhaustive research is going on related to proposed areas. High speed aerodynamics is required for high speed rockets and fighter jet testing and simulation purposes. Low speed aerodynamics takes care of passenger aircraft technology and other related fields.Electrical aircrafts is a booming area where attempts have been made to achieve successful technological shift from conventional aviation transportation systems.Advanced material research is always a fascinating area of research where attempts have been made to increase strength to weight ratio.