ICWiCOM 2019

The IETE-SF of D.J.Sanghvi organised the second year of ICWiCOM (International conference on wireless communication) held in the institution for the year 2019. The conference was held across two days on the 11th and 12th October. 100+ papers were presented across eight sessions including, for the first time, 2 Skype sessions, which was the highlight of this conference.

Sessions were where authors from various engineering colleges across India presented their papers and a  chairperson judged them. The papers presented were placed throughout the two days with the sessions going on simultaneously along with other events. The sessions in which researchers presented their papers were titled 1) microwave devices and antenna design (I,II,III) 2) embedded and communication systems 3) signal processing and machine learning (I,II) 4) wireless communication and networks (I,II).

Expert: Dr.Debatosh Guha

Association of the expert: Professor at the Institute of Radio Physics and electronics, university of Calcutta, published over 200+ technical papers, written a reference book on microscripting. Receiver of the IETE RAM LAL WADVANI AWARD (2016)

Plenaries: Dr.Taskeen Nadkar, Dr.Nadeem Akhtar

Date/s of the event: 11th and 12th of October, 2019

Participants: 100+ papers presented

Objectives of the activity:

  • The review and selection of technical papers on wireless communication
  • To give students a deep insight into the field of various fields such as microwave devices, antenna design, signal processing etc.
  • To give interested students direction and guidance into these fields.

On the first day, the Keynote speaker, Dr. Debatosh Guha, a professor at the Institute of Radio Physics and electronics, university of Calcutta was welcomed and he gave his views on “Wireless- In the eyes of an Antenna engineer”. Dr. Guha started by emphasising on being proactive, being ambitious and having set goals. Guha sir started his speech with talking about the university of Calcutta and a few of the notable alumni from there. He explained the history and evolution of communication started in 1831 by Michael Faraday. People consider Graham Bell’s telephone to be the next revolutionary invention, but more credit must be given to Antonio Meucci for inventing the radio in 1884. The first aerial telegraph was sent and many more discoveries were made. Even so, the scientists at the time found it difficult to shape theoretical knowledge into a practical dimension. But the experiment of Michaelson and Morley changed the game. This experiment demonstrated what Maxwell missed. This gave an indirect inspiration to Bose who was researching on mechanical operations by wireless communication in Trans-Atlantic communication. Dr. Guha finished with talking a little about John Fleming, Marconi and Bose’s Coherer and all the controversies attached to it. After Dr.Guha, the plenary on the first day was Dr.Taskeen Nadkar who has worked on the Jio project for 7 years. Dr.Nadkar’s speech aimed at giving an insight on Cognitive radio and why cognitive radio is the future. She explained the concept, it’s scope and limitations. A briefing regarding “Game Theory” was conducted. The objective of the excercise is to achieve “Nash equilibrium”, a condition where all players converge at a point making it steady state. She ended by telling some of her experiences as an individual app developer, working in Jio and how the future in cognitive Radio depends on policy regulation. Before the valedictory function, the plenary on the second day consisted of Dr.Nadeem Akhtar on the topic of Wi-Fi 6 (a.k.a AX-Wi-Fi). The origins and history of WiFi was explained by him. The drawbacks and limitations of WiFi over cable internet and the advantages. Dr.Akhtar explained his job profile and what his company does in the area of WiFi 6 through a presentation.

The conference concluded with the valedictory function, in which a vote of thanks was given to the chief guest, SVKM management, the principal and  the vice principal. The guidance of HOD sir, efficiency of the OC and systematic execution of events made this conference a huge success.

Outcomes:

  • A platform for judging research papers was channeled by by the IETE-SF of D.J.Sanghvi CoE
  • Ideas and concepts were discussed in depth during seminars giving students an opportunity to explore the industry.

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