About The Symposium

The National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium was launched by the INAE in 2006 as one of its annual flagship events. It brings together young and outstanding engineering professionals (aged ~30-45 years) from industry, universities, and research organizations to deliberate upon emerging and leading-edge research and development work in the domain of engineering and technology. Convening engineering professionals and technologists from various fields and providing a platform for braintorming the contemporary and futuristic issues related to frontiers areas translational research and innovation. The desired mode of interaction may include collaborative work, complementary development of new techniques and approaches, and establishment of contacts among the next generation of leaders in engineering. The format of the symposia encourages both formal and informal discussion in groups as well as one-on-oneformat. Speakers may be advised to focus their talks on current cutting-edge research in their respective disciplines to colleagues outside their field and to address questions such as: What are the major research problems and distinctive tools used? What are the current limitations in advancing and possible ways to overcome these limitations?

SymposiumFormat

The 12th National Frontiers of Engineering (12NatFoE) Symposium will be held for 2 days (17-18 September 2018) conducted through evenings. There are three segments to the Symposium.

Talks

It will consist of four sessions. The 12NatFoE draws attention on the following four technology challenges of India:
Remote Sensing and Image Processing(e.g., Remote Sensing of the Ocean Surface, Image Classification, Data Fusion, SAR Technique)
Cyber Security(e.g., Application security, Endpoint security, Data security, Identity management, Database and infrastructure security, Cloud security, Mobile security and End-user education)
Additive Manufacturing(e.g., 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Direct Digital Manufacturing, layered manufacturing and additive fabrication)
Medical diagnostics and therapeutics(e.g., Devices for Diagnostics and Treatment, and Therapeutics)
Each session will consist of four talks of 30 minutes each followed by 10 minutes of discussion. Therefore, each session will take about 2 hours 40 minutes.

Panel Discussion

Topic: Technology as the bridge between science and society.

Pre-dinner Talks

Two pre-dinner talks will be given by Distinguished Engineers of the country, one each in the evenings.

Agenda Book is available here.

Organizers

speaker
Prof. Sukumar Nandi

Prof. Computer Sc. & Engg.

HoC, CLST, IIT Guwahati

Symposium Chair

speaker
Abhishek Kumar

Civil Engg., IIT Guwahati

Session Co-Chair: Remote Sensing and Image Processing

speaker
Moumita Patra

Computer Science & Engg.

IIT Guwahati

Session Co-Chair: Cyber Security

speaker
Poonam Kumari

Mechanical Engineering

IIT Guwahati

Session Co-Chair: Additive Manufacturing

speaker
Cota Navin Gupta

BSBE, IIT Guwahati

Session Co-Chair: Medical diagnostics and Therapeutics

INAE Steering Commitee
speaker
Dr. B.N. Suresh

President, INAE

Chancellor, IIST

speaker
Prof. Indranil Manna

Vice President, INAE

speaker
Brig. Rajan Minocha

Executive Director, INAE


Session :Remote Sensing and Image Processing

Since Newton’s discovery of composite nature of white light in 1664, remote sensing in all ranges of wavelength has been used to study the properties of terrestrial/ extra-terrestrial surface and environment. Conventional techniques of surface/ sub-surface investigation involve detailed field mapping, sampling and extensive chemical and mineralogical analyses. However, remote sensing techniques offer quick, non-destructive, up-to-date and accurate information from spaceborne/airborne sensors. In earth science, remote sensing has been widely used for lithological mapping, structural interpretation and to aid in prospecting for ores and hydrocarbons. In addition, remote sensing has been proven an important source of information in developing a decision support system for susceptibility, preparedness and mitigation during the event of a natural disaster.


Session Chair


Speakers

speaker
Abhishek Kumar

Session Co-Chair

Assistant Professor

Civil Engg., IIT Guwahati

speaker
Dr. C. T. Dhanya

Session Co-Chair

Associate Professor

Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi

speaker
Dr. Rama Rao

Associate Professor

Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Indian Institute of Space and Technology

speaker
Dr. Ajanta Goswami

Assistant Professor

Department of Earth Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee.

speaker
Dr. Rinki Deo

Assistant Professor

Department of Regional Water Studies

TERI School of Advanced Studies.

speaker
Dr. Uttam Kumar

Assistant Professor

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore


Session :Cyber Security

Cyber security is an essential requirement in the digital world. How well secured are one's personal data on the Internet is the most pressing question by users today. Cyber security is responsible for protection of data on the Internet from attack, damage, misuse, and economic espionage. India ranks third in terms of the number of Internet users in the world and this number is expected to increase manifold by the year 2020. It is expected that by the year 2020, the number of online shoppers, e-commerce transactions, and travel transactions will increase exponentially along with the inclusion of a large number of new rural users. With such increase of users, the number of cyber crimes is also increasing dramatically. Hence, it is becoming necessary to provide solutions for protection of users' data from its inherent vulnerabilities over the Internet.


Session Chair


Speakers

speaker
Moumita Patra

Session Co-Chair

Assistant Professor

Computer Science & Engg.

IIT Guwahati

speaker
Dr. F. A. Barbhuiya

Session Co-Chair

Assistant Professor and Head

Computer Science & Engg.

IIIT Guwahati

speaker
Mr. Mohan Dhawan

IBM Research Staff Member

India Research Laboratory IBM

New Delhi, India

speaker
Dr. S. Krishnaswamy

Assistant Professor

Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

IIT Guwahati

speaker
Dr. Souradyuti Paul

Associate Professor

Computer Science and Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai

speaker
Shuvabrata Deb

Software Senior Principal Engineer

RSA Security

Bengaluru Area, India


Invitees

speaker
Ashok Singh Sairam

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics

IIT Guwahati

speaker
Manas Khatua

Assistant Professor

Computer Science & Engg.

IIT Guwahati


Session :Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is used for manufcturing three dimensional parts with the help of computer technology by adding layer-upon-layer of material. Different parts were made from plotymer, melattic, material with soft robots, flexible materual, ceramis, and concrete etc. AM technique can be used to develope very complex parts which is difficult through conventional manufacturing processes. As per ASTM standard, AM techniques are classified in seven groups as
Stereo-lithography (SL)
Stereo-lithography (SL)
Powder Bed Fusion (PBF)
Material extrusion (Fused deposition modelling FDM)
Material jetting (MJ) 3-D Printing
Binder Jetting (BJ) 3-D Printing
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) or SLM (selective laser melting )
Directed energy deposition (DED)
During the session, basic idea of additive manufacturing is explanied and detailed information about selective laser melting (SLM ) and FDM type additive manufacturing with industrial robotics technology is presented. Digitial file writing or coding for additive manaufcaturing required is also discussed. Application of 3-D Printing in medical device development with example are presented.
SLA
Very high end technology utilizing laser technology to cure layer-upon-layer of photopolymer resin (polymer that changes properties when exposed to light). The build occurs in a pool of resin. A laser beam, directed into the pool of resin, traces the cross-section pattern of the model for that particular layer and cures it. During the build cycle, the platform on which the build is repositioned, lowering by a single layer thickness. The process repeats until the build or model is completed and fascinating to watch. Specialized material may be needed to add support to some model features. Models can be machined and used as patterns for injection molding, thermoforming or other casting processes.
FDM
Process oriented involving use of thermoplastic (polymer that changes to a liquid upon the application of heat and solidifies to a solid when cooled) materials injected through indexing nozzles onto a platform. The nozzles trace the cross-section pattern for each particular layer with the thermoplastic material hardening prior to the application of the next layer. The process repeats until the build or model is completed and fascinating to watch. Specialized material may be need to add support to some model features. Similar to SLA, the models can be machined or used as patterns. Very easy-to-use and cool.
MJM
Multi-Jet Modeling is similar to an inkjet printer in that a head, capable of shuttling back and forth (3 dimensions-x, y, z)) incorporates hundreds of small jets to apply a layer of thermopolymer material, layer-by-layer.
3DP
This involves building a model in a container filled with powder of either starch or plaster based material. An inkjet printer head shuttles applies a small amount of binder to form a layer. Upon application of the binder, a new layer of powder is sweeped over the prior layer with the application of more binder. The process repeats until the model is complete. As the model is supported by loose powder there is no need for support. Additionally, this is the only process that builds in colors.
SLS
Somewhat like SLA technology Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) utilizes a high powered laser to fuse small particles of plastic, metal, ceramic or glass. During the build cycle, the platform on which the build is repositioned, lowering by a single layer thickness. The process repeats until the build or model is completed. Unlike SLA technology, support material is not needed as the build is supported by unsintered material.


Session Chair


Speakers

speaker
Poonam Kumari

Session Co-Chair

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

IIT Guwahati

speaker
Dr. Sushmee Badhulika

Session Co-Chair

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad

speaker
Dr. Arvind Kumar

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

speaker
Dr. K. A. Desai

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering, IIT Jodhpur

speaker
Dr. Prashant K. Jain

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering, IIITDM Jabalpur

speaker
Dr. Sankha Deb

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur


Invitees

speaker
Manas Das

Assistant Professorr

Department of Mechanical Engineering

IIT Guwahati


Session :Medical diagnostics and Therapeutics

Increasingly, interdisciplinary engineering skills, clinical knowledge and practical perspective are required to solve healthcare challenges. To support diagnosis and therapy, it is necessary to research and develop both the theoretical potential of clinical data and wearable medical devices. Clinical decision support systems help physicians make sense of clinical big datasets obtained from patients. These systems would analyze and provide physicians with meaningful reports so that appropriate therapies can be implemented. Another requirement in today’s fast paced world is the requirement of self-health monitoring, mobility and preventive medicine. Wearable medical instrumentation can enable this by reducing monitoring cost, providing reliable biomarkers and tools for long-term health monitoring.


Session Chair


Speakers

speaker
Cota Navin Gupta

Session Co-Chair

Assistant Professor

BSBE, IIT Guwahati

speaker
Dr. Varadhan SKM

Session Co-Chair

Assistant Professor

Applied Mechanics, IITM

speaker
Dr. Ramesh K. Sonkar

Assistant Professor, EEE Department, IIT Guwahati

speaker
Dr. Deepak Joshi

Assistant Professor

Centre for Biomedical Engineering

IIT Delhi

speaker
Dr. Anup Singh

Assistant Professor

Centre for Biomedical Engineering

IIT Delhi

speaker
Dr. S. Kanagaraj

Professor

M. E. IIT Guwahati


Invitees

speaker
Dr. Nelson Muthu

Assistant Professorr

Department of Mechanical Engineering

IIT Guwahati


Panel Discussion

Panelist
speaker
Prof. Sankar K. Pal

Moderator

Distinguished Scientist and former Director

Indian Statistical Institute

speaker
Dr. Sushmee Badhulika

Panelist

Associate Professor

Electrical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad

speaker
Dr. Dipanjan Gope

Panelist

Assistant Professor

Electrical Communication Engineering

IISc Bengaluru.

speaker
Dr. Aparna Dixit

Panelist

Assistant Professor

Molecular Neurobiology

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research

speaker
Dr. S. Chakravarthy

Panelist

Technology Entrepreneur

Co-founder of Mimyk

IISc Bengaluru


Pre-dinner Talks

Speaker

Valedictory Speech

Speaker
speaker
Dr Gulshan Rai

17th September, 2018

National Cyber Security Coordinator

Prime Minister's Office

Government of India, New Delhi

speaker
Mr V P Pathak

18th September, 2018

Director General Railway Stores

Ministry of Railways

Government of India. New Delhi

speaker
Prof. Sankar K. Pal

18th September, 2018

Distinguished Scientist and former Director

Indian Statistical Institute


Event Schedule

Tentative

  • Time
    Speaker
    Subject
    Venue
  • 8.00-9.30 AM
    Registration
    and
    Refreshments
    Conf. Hall Lobby
  • 9.30-10.00 AM
    Speaker
    Inaugural Session
    Conference Hall 2
  • Session 1: Remote Sensing and Image Processing
  • 10.00-10.10 AM
    Dr. Abhishek Kumar
         Dr. C. T. Dhanya
    Overview of Session
    Conference Hall 2
  • 10.10-10.50 AM
    Dr. Rama Rao
    The advancements in the classification, data fusion of high spatial resolution active (LiDAR) and passive remote sensing data
    Conference Hall 2
  • 10.50-11.30 AM
    Dr. Ajanta Goswami
    Urban heat island characterization and heat wave analysis over Gujrat, India.
    Conference Hall 2
  • 11.30-11.45 AM
    Tea
    Conf. Hall Lobby
  • 11.45-12.25 PM
    Dr Rinki Deo
    Synthetic Aperture Radar
    Conference Hall 2
  • 12.25-01.05 PM
    Dr. Uttam Kumar
    Subpixel Learning Algorithms for Estimating Global Land Cover Fractions from Satellite Data Using High Performance Computing
    Conference Hall 2
  • 1.00-1.15 PM
    Session Co-Chairs
    Concluding Remarks
    Conference Hall 2
  • 1.15-2.30 PM
    Lunch
    Conf. Hall Lobby
  • Session 2: Cyber Security
  • 2.30-240 PM
    Dr. Moumita Patra
        Dr. F. A. Barbhuiya
    Overview of Session
    Conference Hall 2
  • 2.40-3.20 PM
    Mr. Mohan Dhawan
    Analyzing Safety of Smart Contracts using Zeus
    Conference Hall 2
  • 3.20-4.00 PM
    Dr. Srinivasan Krishnaswamy
    Various 'avatars' of Pollycracker
    Conference Hall 2
  • 4.00-4.15 PM
    Tea
    Conf. Hall Lobby
  • 4.10-4.55 PM
    Dr. Souradyuti Paul
    Lottery on the Internet: A Fairy Tale?
    Conference Hall 2
  • 4.55-5.45 PM
    Shuvabrata Deb
    Emerging Significance of Enterprise Endpoint Security
    Conference Hall 2
  • 5.45-5.55 PM
    Session Co-Chairs
    Concluding Remarks
    Conference Hall 2
  • Pre-Dinner Talk
  • 7.30-8.15 PM
    Dr Gulshan Rai
    One Cyberspace: Future and Challenges
    Conference Hall 2
  • 8.15-10.00 PM
    Dinner
    Conf. Hall Lobby
  • Time
    Speaker
    Subject
    Venue
  • Session 3: Additive Manufacturing
  • 9.00-9.10 AM
    Dr. Poonam Kumari
        Dr. Sushmee Badhulika
    Overview of Session
    Conference Hall 2
  • 9.10-9.50 AM
    Dr. Arvind Kumar
    Metal Additive Manufacturing: Transition From Prototyping to Production
    Conference Hall 2
  • 9.50-10.40 AM
    Dr. Kaushalkumar A. Desai
    Application of 3-D Printing in Medical Device Development
    Conference Hall 2
  • 10.40-10.55 AM
    Tea
    Conf. Hall Lobby
  • 10.55-11.45 PM
    Dr. Prashant K. Jain
    Additive Manufacturing, its Application and Data Preparation
    Conference Hall 2
  • 11.45-12.25 PM
    Dr. Sankha Deb
    Scope and challenges in implementation of robotic additive manufacturing
    Conference Hall 2
  • 12.25-12.35 PM
    Session Co-Chairs
    Concluding Remarks
    Conference Hall 2
  • 12.35-2.00 PM
    Lunch
    Conf. Hall Lobby
  • 2.00-3.00 PM
    Prof. Sankar K. Pal
         Dr. Sushmee Badhulika
         Dr. Dipanjan Gope
         Dr. Aparna Dixit
        Dr. S. Chakravarthy
    Panel Discussion
      Topic: Technology as the bridge between science and society.
    Conference Hall 2
  • Session 4: Medical diagnostics and therapeutics
  • 3.00-3.10 PM
    Dr. Cota Navin Gupta
        Dr. Varadhan SKM
    Overview of Session
    Conference Hall 2
  • 3.10-3.50 PM
    Dr. Ramesh K Sonkar
    Non-Invasive Measurement of Vital Physiological Parameters of Human Blood Using Photonics
    Conference Hall 2
  • 3.50-4.30 PM
    Dr. Deepak Joshi
    Wearable instrumentation integrated with machine learning for gait analysis in neuromuscular disorder diagnosis and rehabilitation
    Conference Hall 2
  • 4.30-4.45 PM
    Tea
    Conf. Hall Lobby
  • 4.45-5.25 PM
    Dr. Anup Singh
    Multiparametric MRI for Diagnosis and Grading of Brain Tumors
    Conference Hall 2
  • 5.25-6.05 PM
    Dr. S. Kanagaraj
    Design and development of passive polycentric knee joint and dynamic ankle joint for trans-femoral amputees
    Conference Hall 2
  • 6.05-6.15 PM
    Session Co-Chairs
    Concluding Remarks
    Conference Hall 2
  • Pre-Dinner Talk
  • 7.30-8.15 PM
    Mr V P Pathak
    Challenge of keeping Skill Development Relevant in Changing Times
    Conference Hall 2
  • 8.15-8.45 PM
    Valedictory Function
    Conference Hall 2
  • Time
    Speaker
    Subject
    Venue
  • 9.00 AM
    speaker-thumb-one Samanta Doe
    Introduction to Wp
    Auditorium A
  • 10.00 AM
    speaker-thumb-two Zerad Pawel
    Principle of Wp
    Auditorium B
  • 12.00 AM
    speaker-thumb-three Henry Mong
    Wp Requirements
    Auditorium C
  • 2.00 PM
    speaker-thumb-four Baily Leo
    Introduction to Wp
    Auditorium D
  • 3.00 PM
    speaker-thumb-five Lee Mun
    Useful tips for Wp
    Auditorium E
  • 3.00 PM
    speaker-thumb-six Lee Mun
    Useful tips for Wp
    Auditorium E

Information

Venue and date

The twelveth National Frontiers of Engineering Symposium will be held for two days in the month of September 2018( on 17th and 18th September 2018). The event will be held at IIT Guwahati.

Location

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is located just on the outskirts of the city of Guwahati and is well connected to other parts of the country by road, rail and air. It is around 20km from the heart of the city and around 40 min. drive from the airport. To reach the institute from the city , there is an institute bus service that runs regularly to and from the city.

How to Reach

Visitors information is available here.
Campus map is available here.