June 2022 Issue

Message from Editor

Dear Readers,

Thank you so much for making these 6 Months wonderfully marked for IEEE India Council Vaani 2022-23 with your continuous feedback/suggestions on each newsletter issue. We are grateful to direct connect with you and happy to share new resources every month for enhancing your member experience! 

To make this issue special, we are initiating a new segment – IEEE IC Awardees Segment where we are going to feature past recipients of IEEE IC Awards 2021. Along with that, covering the diverse volunteers from each section through – Volunteer Segment which is always being a personal favorite segment for me to showcase volunteers’ ground member experience at the Council Level.

We welcome your views/feedback from the link shared in the last of newsletter from which we can improve further and make your reading experience more smoothen.

Thanks & Regards
Ramneek Kalra
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramneekkalra/ 

IEEE India Council Announcements

IEEE R10 EA Sponsored Capacity Building Workshop on "Cyber Physical System"

IEEE India Council organized the IEEE R10 EAC supported capacity building workshop on CYBER PHYSICAL SYSTEM MODELING, SIMULATION AND ANALYSIS in association with IEEE SRM Student Branch, IEEE Pune Section, IEEE Educational Society, Hyderabad and IEEE WIE, Madras Section during June 3rd to 4th 2022 in hybrid mode.  The inaugural session of the programme started on June 3rd, 2022 Dr. D. Devaraj, Vice chair, Educational activities welcomed the gathering and he highlighted the initiatives taken by the IEEE IC Eductional activities team.

Dr. K. R. Suresh Nair, Chair, IEEE India council delivered the presidential address highlighting the importance of cyber physical system in different areas of technology. Dr. C. Muthamizhchelvan, Vice Chancellor, SRMIST delivered the inaugural address and highlighted the deeper insights of cyber physical systems in different streams of science and engineering. Dr. J. Preetha Roselyn briefed the two days programme and Dr. M. Sangeetha delivered the vote of thanks.

The technical session started with the presentation by  Dr. N. Sivakumaran, NIT, Trichy on “Understanding cyber physical systems” followed by a session on  “Sensors and Actuators for CPS” by Mr. K. Prakash, Edutech Ltd.  The session on “Communication technologies for CPS” was handled by Dr. S. Bose, Professor, Anna University. The session was followed by Dr. Botre,  Scientist, CSIR, Pilani on the topic “Design aspects of CPS”.  Dr. M. Sangeetha, IEEE SRM SB Branch Counsellor presented the report of the event highlighting the various topics which were covered during the two days programme.  In his address the different aspects and perspectives of cyber physical systems were explained and he motivated the participants to implement these tools in their areas of research.

DELCON 2022

We would like to thank all the reviewers and authors for their active participation and making this conference a huge success. In the three days from 11th to 13th Feb’2022, 338 papers were Registered and 302 were presented in presence of session Chairs who have interacted with the authors for betterment of their research. We would like to thank everyone who have deliberated in the form of organising committee, session Chairs, Reviewers, Authors in this covid -10 pandemic. Throughout these days, we maintained five virtual rooms, with three student volunteers coordinating within each room, enabling the delegates and students to present their papers and listen to distinguished engineers and speakers through Plenary Sessions.

The inauguration ceremony was on 11th February at 9am with gracious presence of Hon’ble IEEE President-Elect, Prof. Saifur Rehman, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, NSUT, Prof. JP Saini, Patron, Prof. Bhim Singh and Prof Rachana Garg, Patron, General Chair, Prof. Prerna Gaur, the Publication Committee Chair, Prof Subrata Mukhopadhyay, Technical Program Committee Chairs, Prof. D K Jain and Dr. Ashu Verma, Chair Organizing Committee Prof Rajnish Sharma and Dr Shruti Jain and the members of the organising committee, distinguished delegates, from 15 countries. In these times calling for the social relevance of scientific activities, it is very fortunate to see a conference like DELCON with some remarkable submissions. We hope the conference will help learn about technological advancements from distinguished domains and grow the professional network.

We would like to really appreciate the tireless efforts of the student organising committee that includes volunteers from Netaji Subhas University of Technology, the research scholars and student volunteers from the IEEE NSUT Student branch and IEEE Delhi Section SAC. We got website updates, posters brochure and continuous engagement in sorting out various issues with authors, of course under guidance and supervision of members of DELCON2022 organizing committee. I appreciate the efforts of reviewers for the quality review that helped us to maintain the standard of this maiden Conference. This has been the vision of IEEE which aligns with the ideology that prevails in NSUT and is our motto behind DELCON 2022.

Overwhelming participation in this Conference is in a way a testament to this.

IEEE Women in Engineering Project Based Learning Camp 3.0

This camp is mainly initiated to encourage pre-university students to have hands-on experience with emerging technologies. We created this program as a motivational tool for pre-university students to give them some insight into the professional world.

This initiative was started by Ramneek Kalra (IEEE Impact Creator) along with collaboration of IEEE Women in Engineering India Council along with AGs including Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Madras, Pune & Bombay. Along the way, it’s being extended to other regions with more partnership with global entities like Raspberry Pi Foundation, Junior Einstein Track (IEEE YESIST12), Youth for Sustainability, Bhumi Foundation, Infinite Engineers & IEEE TryEngineering.

Third Edition was hosted in Hybrid Mode at Manav Rachna University, Faridabad, Haryana, India. The camp was organized from 18th June to 25th June 2022. It included the inauguration ceremony, Session talks, hands-on sessions, followed by the presentation round and the closing ceremony. The event witnessed the participation of 200+ students from various countries.

IEEE INDICON 2022

24-26 November 2022, at Cochin University of Science and Technology

Theme: Transformation of future through interdisciplinary research and smart technologies

The 19th edition of IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON2022) is organized by IEEE Kerala Section at Kochi.

Due to many requests received from prospective authors, the paper submission deadline of INDICON has been extended to a final deadline of July 15.

Please check the conference website https://www.indicon2022.org/ for more details on the tracks, keynote sessions and paper submission link.

Important Dates:
Paper acceptance notification:  01 September 2022
Camera ready paper submission: 15 September 2022
Registration opens:  21 September 2022
Early bird registration closes: 15 October 2022

The INDICON 2022 organizing team invites researchers from academia and industry to propose special sessions in the broad areas of the conference. The objective of these special sessions is to provide a forum for focused discussions in cutting-edge emerging research areas or application level topics in existing areas. It is envisaged as an opportunity to researchers in special areas to present their recent findings and network for future collaborations.

Call for papers to special sessions shall start after closing the paper submission to the regular tracks of INDICON 2022. Prospective authors will be able to submit papers in approved special sessions, which will go through normal review process and it will be managed by the Chairs of the respective special sessions. For every five accepted and registered papers in a special session, one complimentary registration to the conference will be provided to the respective session organizers.

Prospective organisers are invited to submit proposals for special sessions by email to the conference chairs at [email protected]

Proposal Submission Deadline : 20th July,2022

Notification of Acceptance of Proposal : 31st July,2022

Call for papers for the special sessions: Aug 1 – Aug 30, 2022

Contact:

For Paper Submission related queries: [email protected]
For General and Sponsorship related queries: [email protected]
For special session related queries: [email protected]

IC Awardees Segment

LTA - IC Chair

Deepak Mathur
Former Chief General Manager ONGC
IEEE Gujarat Section

Technologist of the Year

Vinod Karar
CSIR – Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Chandigarh
IEEE Delhi Section

Outstanding Volunteer

Narasimhan Venkatesh
Silicon Labs
IEEE Hyderabad Section

Outstanding WiE Volunteer

Yarlagadda Padma Sai
VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad
IEEE Hyderabad Section

Call for Participation | IEEE VoLT 2022

Announcing the 2022 Volunteer Leadership Training Program

The VoLT Program invites volunteers who have a desire to continue growing as IEEE volunteers and lead their local units to complete the program’s prerequisite courses, and apply for the program. To date, over 430 volunteers representing all ten IEEE Regions, and over 150 Sections, have graduated from the VoLT Program. As a testament to its success, graduates are taking positions of leadership with their local operational units and beyond.

Prerequisite Courses & Other Requirements
To be considered for the program, candidates are required to complete the eight prerequisite courses that cover the core organizational units of IEEE and provide foundational knowledge of the organization. Log into the https://ieee-elearning.org/CLE/ to access the courses.

Application & Key Dates
Applications will be accepted from 1 June 2022 through 30 July 2022.

Section Events

Sharper Pitches -Resume building and soft skill development workshop

Event Details:

  1. To enhance writing skill, in the student community.
  2. To enhance the creative aspects in making a good resume.
  3. Exploring minor and major mistakes in building a good resume.
  4. Provide insights about good presentation and associated skill set for resume building.
  5. Hands-on session for resume building.
  6. Networking between different SB student members across Karnataka.

Participants: 100

Key Takeaways:

  1. The session mainly focused on how to build winning resumes
  2. The session helped students understand how to build industry standard resumes.
  3. This session also gave emphasis on detailing while building resumes.
  4. Insights on Attitude and Corporate disciplines.
  5. The key takeaway was the hands-on experience.

AI for Social Good -AI Symposium followed by Hackathon

Event Details:

  1. To build strong ideas under AI technology
  2. Team building and Technology awareness.
  3. Providing a platform to showcase creative ideas.
  4. Build a healthy learning chain which leads to overall growth and development.
  5. Educating the insights of competitive spirits.
  6. Explore technology for humanitarian benefits .

Participants: 200

Key Takeaways:

  1. New ideas and innovations under AI tech stack for social good.
  2. Foundation learning for many AI enthusiasts.
  3. Extensive learning on delivering Quality products through innovation.
  4. Learning how to give an effective presentation.
  5. Inspiring student community to involve in Research and Entrepreneurship.
  6. Competition and creative spirits building in the student community.
  7. 50K worth of Cash prizes provided for winners.

Learning Latitudes Webinar Series - Industry Relations Committee initiative

Event Details:

  1. Amol helped the participants in bringing the understanding of Digitization and Digital Transformation. With industry examples including Role of technology & contextual knowledge in Digital Transformation. Traits driving Digital Transformation engagements for most of the IT Companies.
  2. Vinay Tyagi took them through the concept of Advanced Driver Assistance System in the Automotive World, that the world is shrinking and that’s because travel times have reduced. This has been made possible by innovation in Automotive industry. Automobiles today move faster and for longer distances which means that they shall be more comfortable and definitely safer.
  3. Nehal Singh took us through a journey of research in the medical biotechnology field. She took us to how until now finance was driving science in the biopharma industry instead of science driving the finance decisions took us through biopharma industry.
  4. Mr. Prashant Mishra took us through Health Care Industry from the lenses of Cloud technology. According to a recent study, the Healthcare industry stands to save over $60 billion in the long-term by making the right technological investments today.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Business models are changing the expectation of IT Industry customers are changing for IT Consulting companies now where they are looking for solutions which are not bound to simplify the process or automation of repeat work but the overall transformation that needs to be brought in to increase revenue, market share, profitability, brand value etc.
  2. Newer business models of ride sharing, driverless cars for delivery mean the field is wide open for further exploration and ideas.

IEEE Bombay Section EXECOM Induction Meet

Event Details:

  1. To provide an in-depth knowledge on the IEEE Bombay section’s legacies. The guest speaker also gave an overview of the first EXECOM and the history of the Bombay Section.
  2. Providing details of the Section’s structure, including the EXECOM committee, various activities, and chapters and discussion based on section policy, annual meetings, and key section events.
  3. Demonstration of various vTools and described constraints required for them.
  4. Address on how the budget for any event should be planned and discussion over various budget components.

Participants: 23 section members and 3 life members

Key Takeaways:

  1. This meet is a step towards providing an exposure about the history of the very first ExCom to the member body.
  2. It will also develop the application skills of the included audience.
  3. Execution of budget related tasks will now become smoother and easier to carry forward.

IEEE Delhi Section Student Network Team 2022-23

Event Details:

  1. Formation of the new IEEE Delhi Section Student Network Team for 2022-2023. The IEEE Delhi Section conducted interviews for the new SSN team on 16th June.
  2. IEEE members from various student branches under Delhi Section actively came forward to take part in the interview stage. Through this process, the Section was able to appraise the applicant’s skill and knowledge to designate the ideal team member for the Section Student Network Team.
  3. The Section witnessed a great deal of expertise in the field and enthusiasm for joining the team.
  4. The process provided IEEE members with an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in various departments.
  5. Out of 200+ exemplary applications, 28 applicants were selected to be a part of the SSN Team 2022-2023. The team in total consists of 30 volunteers, with almost each of them representing different student branches under the Delhi Section.

Participants: 200 Applications from IEEE Volunteers

Key Takeaways:

  1. An event for the IEEE members to ensure that their communication skills evolve and grow.
  2. Make contacts and network with experts across Delhi Section.
  3. Improve one’s professional abilities and advance your career.

Robomania R10 Robotics Competition

Event Details:
Robomania’ – R10 Robotics competition Stage-1, an IEEE Gujarat Section event, hosted by IEEE Student Branch Nirma University on 26th of June 2022 at Nirma University, Ahmedabad where several Student Branches from all over the Gujarat section participated. The theme of the event was Modelling and Simulations for Robots development. It motivated students to develop Robotics for healthcare. ‘Mr. Nirav Patel’ on the subject of ‘Advancements in Robotics for Space Applications’ gave a splendid presentation that exposed students to the field practices. The evaluation was based on various criteria like creativity, understanding of the topic, relevance, presentation, plagiarism, etc. The jury came to the conclusion after various discussions among themselves.5 teams out of 10 were eliminated and the top 5 teams were selected for second round of elimination. The 5 shortlisted team competed in the next round of elimination which was held on google meet on 29/06/2022 out of which 3 were eliminated and 2 were selected for stage 2 of Robomania. Winner team received an amazon gift voucher of Rs.2400 and the runner up team received an amazon gift voucher of Rs.1600. The jury and the speaker were presented with the mementos for the event as a token of gratitude.

Participants: 40

Key Takeaways:
Robotic technology is common in industrial automation for physical tasks and represent an important support for humans to perform heavy repetitive tasks. Students will get Exposure to science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and robotics.

Insighter

Event Details:

INSIGHTER is an initiative of IEEE Kerala Section interns’ team 2022. The project provides a common portal giving concise details on currently active scholarships, grants, funds, and fellowship opportunities which are otherwise scattered across the internet. It encompasses opportunities within and outside IEEE and ensures that all individuals are provided with timely information regarding such opportunities. The project was developed with the funding received from the IEEE R10 Education Activities Award under the category of New Innovation Challenge. It was released on 30th June 2022 and officiated by Mini Ulanat, current Section Chair on 2nd July 2022.

Participants: 30+

Key Takeaways:

The project aims to increase the visibility of various opportunities and bring them under an umbrella where they can be easily accessed by students or professionals.

Datacon’22- An Online Event Themed on Robotics and Data Science

Event Details:

Datacon’22 was organized by IEEE Student Branch, NIT Durgapur on 10th June’22 in MS Teams. The first edition of this event aimed to instigate an aptitude towards technically in-demand realms of the likes of Internet of Things & Machine Learning and hoped to inculcate a scientific awareness among the students regarding the multifarious ways in which these technologies can bring about a paradigm shift in the technological establishments vastly at play in everyday life.

The participants were introduced to the said topics and their numerous scopes and usages by Dr. Prahlad Vadakkepat, a widely renowned professional in the respective fields who is presently working as a professor and researcher in the reputed National University of Singapore and Prof. (Dr.) Rajesh P Barnwal, who is working as the principal scientist at AI & IOT Lab in Information and Technology group of CSIR. Their talks centered around the growing importance of Robotics and IOT respectively in today’s world and introduced the participants to some of the cutting-edge research areas in these fields. This was followed by an interactive workshop by the hosts and professors of NIT Durgapur which witnessed an exciting QnA session based on these topics.

Participants: 65+

Key Takeaways:

  • The participants had the opportunity to explore some interesting and in-demand technological skills of the modern day.
  • The participants took part in scientific panel discussions to put their knowledge to test and evaluate themselves.
  • The workshop included interactive Q&A sessions, where the participants got the chance to get their questions answered by knowledgeable experts in this field.

Towards Optical Network Beyond C Band – A Technical Lecture

Event Details:

A technical lecture on “Towards Optical Network Beyond C Band” was organized by IEEE Photonics Society Calcutta University Student Branch Chapter and IEEE Calcutta University Student Branch on 20th June, 2022. The Lecture was held at A. N. Daw auditorium, Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics, Calcutta University. The lecture was delivered by Dr. Abhijit Mitra, DST Inspire Faculty in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, IIIT Delhi, India. The talk was very inspiring and informative. A deep understanding of the underlying fundamentals of some of the most pivotal topics of research and technology based on Optical Networks was delivered. The technical discussion also served to develop a deeper and technologically apt insight in the participants.

Mainly departmental teachers and students participated in this lecture event. A Total number of 23 participants attended the session. All the participants were immensely benefitted by the lecture and interactive sessions held thereafter. The organizing members are highly grateful to the speaker for such a beneficial and knowledgeable session.

Participants: 23

Key Takeaways:

  • The participants had the opportunity to explore some of the most interesting technological skills based on Optical Networks.
  • A wider angle of research and development based on Optical Networks beyond C-Band opened through this Technical Lecture.
  • The post-lecture interactive session helped the participants to get their doubts cleared from the knowledgeable and the expert speaker.

IEEE Map Project Presentation Contest 2021-22

Event Details:

The Students of the IEEE Student Branch of Knowledge Institute of Technology were allowed to showcase their talents by creating projects with a product fit valuation within a short period on 27th June. In this regard, Under the guidance of the IEEE SB Immediate Past chairman Mr. Neavil Porus A, and his student mentors, the students showcased 53 projects as 53 different teams and 3 teams were shortlisted as winners with a jury of 9 faculties and 3 reviews-based project evaluation based on their technicality and USP to convolute tech with organic raw materials from scratch. The winners’ list is as follows,

  • 1st Prize – Sanjay M, Rajavijay M, Hari Sundar S

  • 2nd Prize – Sandhya Devi T, Vasanth Kumar, Kiruthikaa S

  • 3rd Prize – Vinoth M, Terrin Susi Rani.

The Prizes were distributed to the winners for their dazzling performance and all participants were encouraged with a participation certificate for boosting their morale to win the upcoming events.

Key Takeaways:

Everyone interacted with Young Professionals and They cleared the Doubts of Young Innovators with Fabulous explanations. They got a lot of knowledge regarding Volunteering, IEEE Passion for the profession, and how to manage time with volunteering being a student member.

Web 3.0 - Decrypting the Future

Event Details:

IEEE VIT Pune Student Branch conducted a seminar about Web 3.0 on 2nd June. The speaker, Mr. Arpit Agarwal is an alumnus of IIT, Bombay. He had founded Cion Digital with an aim to help enterprises adopt web3 technologies and had raised a seed round of $12M (Rs.90 Cr). Prime objective of this event was to expose the young generation to the concept of Web 3.0 and its implication with respect to Web 2.0 from such an eminent speaker. Agenda also included some topics like understanding the importance of blockchain in Web 3.0 technologies among others.

Participants: 150

Key Takeaways:

  • Attendees took advantage of his wide array of knowledge since he has worked with over 50 start-ups, half of them in Web 3.0 or blockchain space.
  • Latest advancement in the world of web is Web 3.0 and is primarily based on blockchain technology which includes the concept of decentralization (no governance control) and token-based economy.
  • Gained deeper understanding about the concepts of blockchain and role of Web 3.0 beyond just crypto currencies.
  • Attendees got introduced to an important concept of DeFi.

Volunteer Experience-Sharing

Featuring - Sai Samarpita (IEEE Kolkata Section)

Volunteering is something that is not forcibly put on us. That is the best part for why I love volunteering. It gives a chance to explore the fields we are interested in. Other than quantitative and qualitative values like discipline, punctuality, and leadership abilities that it adds to our personality, what matters the most is the sense of accomplishment, the sense of satisfaction that we get after the completion of every volunteering activity. Also, the time we need to take out for volunteering is quite flexible.

Explore more about Sai Samarpita! 

Volunteering Opportunities

Leader Segment

Prof. Debabrata Das
Chair Elect, IEEE India Council
Director and Professor, IIITB
IEEE Bangalore Section
IEEE ICNL is excited to share the interview snippet with one of the prominent leaders Prof. Debabrata Das. Find the interview questions which were being asked below and “Continue Reading to explore learning and best-practices from his leadership experience:
 
1. What is your “IEEE Mantra” which helped you to be a member till date in IEEE?
2. Share any of your personal experience where IEEE helped you to explore and grow.
3. What’s your vision in spreading awareness about Pre-University Education?
4. As a Leader, what are the different skillset you would like to share with readers as Student/YP Member?
 

Event Bulletin

Nomination, Competition and Awards

Call for Nominations: 2023 IEEE MGA Committee Member and Liaison Positions

The IEEE Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Nominations and Appointments (N&A) Committee is soliciting nominations for 2023 MGA committee member and liaison positions. These include: 

MGA Committee Chair:

  • 2026 Sections Congress Committee Chair

MGA Committee Members

  • IEEE Admission and Advancement Committee
    • Each Region Director appoints one member
  • MGA Awards and Recognition Committee
  • MGA Chapter Operations Support Committee
  • MGA Operations Manual Compliance Committee
  • MGA Geographic Unit Operations Support Committee
  • MGA IEEE.tv Advisory Committee
  • MGA IT Coordination and Oversight Committee
  • IEEE Life Members Committee
  • MGA Member Benefits Portfolio Advisory Committee
  • MGA Nominations and Appointments Committee
  • MGA Potentials Editorial Board
  • MGA Sections Congress Committee
  • MGA Strategic Planning Committee
  • MGA Student Activities Committee
  • MGA Training Committee
  • MGA vTools Committee
  • IEEE Women in Engineering Committee
  • IEEE Young Professionals Committee

MGA appointments to other organizational unit boards/committees

  • IEEE Conferences Committee
  • IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB)
  • IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB)
  • IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee

Each IEEE Region is encouraged to submit nominations to help ensure that MGA is globally balanced.  Self-nominations are encouraged.

 

The deadline to submit nominations is 1 August 2022.

Use the link below to access the nominations portal. Sign in with your IEEE account username and password. If you are on IEEE Awards page, go to “My Nominations” page located under the “Login” tab.

Nominate yourself or a colleague now

IEEE ComSoc Student Competition

The Student Competition 2022 is here! Dedicated to the future leaders in communications and networking, IEEE ComSoc holds an annual student competition, encouraging communications engineering students to expand their knowledge, test and showcase new skills, and inspire innovation. The winning student (or student team) can earn up to US$2,000. The team leader or the individual of the First prize will be invited to receive the prize at IEEE GLOBECOM 2022, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.