Thursday, 19 December 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Instrumentation and Control Systems

Artificial Intelligence in Instrumentation and Control Systems: Felicitation of eminent academicians in the field of Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE)

The International Conference on Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICECON-2019) aims at emphasizing the need for channelizing the research efforts from various streams like sensors and actuators, robotics, biomedical instrumentation, process control, artificial intelligence, etc. for bringing technological advancements, addressing and providing solutions to key engineering issues. It provides a wonderful platform which enables various industry personals, researchers, scientists, academicians and professionals to interact and share the knowledge on recent trends in instrumentation and control research.

The conference includes keynote sessions by the professors from world-class universities, research paper presentations and workshops. The workshops are planned for the first day, in the areas of deep learning, cybersecurity and biosignal processing. The eminent academicians Dr PSV Nataraj, Professor, Systems and Control Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Dr Deepak Joshi, Assistant Professor, IIT Delhi and industry personals Mr Prashant & Ms. Priya from Global Cybersecurity Lab of Schneider Electric have shared their experience and expertise. After meticulous peer-review process about 60% of the papers in emerging areas in Control and Instrumentation Engineering will be presented in the conference.

The conference was inaugurated on 19th December 2019 in EEE auditorium, NITT by the chief guest Prof. Paluri S.V. Nataraj from IIT Bombay, Dr Umapathy, senior professor and Prof. Uma HOD of Instrumentation and Control Engineering. The function was formally started with the welcome address by Prof. Ramakalyan Ayyagiri followed by lighting of the lamp. The presidential address was given by our esteemed Director Prof.Mini Shaji Thomas. She congratulated the department faculties for initiating the postgraduate course on Industrial Automation from July 2020 academic session. Also, she insisted on the faculties, participants from other institutions and industries to actively interact to bring more national and international research collaborations.

The chief guest has delivered the inaugural address and in his inspiring talk, he has suggested using artificial intelligence in ICE to make autonomous learning, modelling of a physical system and better solutions for the complex non-linear control system. In addition, he has also highlighted the importance of ICE in predictive and prescriptive maintenance of the industrial system. Followed by inaugural address, the chief guest has felicitated eminent academicians in the field of ICE, Dr S. Renganathan ((Former Dean, MIT Chrompet, Chennai, Founder Chairman & director, RRASE College of Engineering, Chennai), Dr P. Kanagasabapathy (Professor Emeritus &
Former Dean, MIT Chrompet, Chennai) and Dr S. Dharmalingam (Former General Manager, Bharath Heavy Electricals, Ltd., Trichy.  The eminent academicians have shared their experience, mentioned the basic need of instrumentation for effective and efficient operation in the industry.   Also, they emphasize the future trending fields in ICE such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT (IIOT), pollution-free transportation, etc., Finally, the conference inauguration ceremony has concluded with the vote of thanks by Prof. N. Sivakumaran.

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