Welcome to the SEEDS-2018, “National Seminar on Electronic Devices, Systems, and Information Security” which will be held on 18th March, 2018 at the Department of Electronics and Instrumentation Technology, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, is fourth in its series, with first three successfully organised in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. The seminar comprises of three tracks namely a) Electronic Devices and Systems, b) Signal Processing and Communication Engineering, and c) Information Security. 

In all tracks, expert lectures will be delivered by Academic and Industry Professional.Besides, quality research and technical presentations will be delivered by academicians.

The seminar will include selected Technical Concepts and Research Presentations. Each presenter will be given a maximum of 15 minutes to present his/her idea  in addition to 5 minutes for discussion. The seminar will publish proceedings of expert talks, technical and research presentations in form of a booklet.

TRACK 1: Electronic Devices and Systems

Electronics Engineering is one of the fastest growing fields of engineering. The major driving force for the present day Information Technology revolution is the development in Electronics Engineering. The advancements in microelectronics, satellite and optical fibre technology, analog and digital communication techniques have resulted in developing complex electronics devices, circuits and equipment capable of implementing fast and efficient telecommunication systems. Real time transfer of audio and video signals is now possible with recent trends in broadband technologies. Penetration of electronics has now revolutionised other areas like health care, instrumentation, automation, remote sensing, signal processing etc. The Electronics engineering students thus have huge opportunities in Government and private companies for installation, operation and maintenance of electronic equipment and systems. Defence, space and other large research organisations employ electronics engineers in design and development of complex devices and systems for signal processing and telecommunication. Industries involved in design and fabrication of devices, integrated circuits, embedded systems, electronic equipment, etc. have also provided large-scale placements for engineers with this specialisation.Electronics Engineering offers scope in the field of research, mobile communication, Microwave communication, robotics, defence, radio communication, TV broadcasting, telegraphy & telephony, VLSI design, DSP, nuclear science, wireless communication and biotechnology. Installation and maintenance of electronic equipment used for health care in hospitals, equipment & systems for instrumentation and control in process industries automation systems of assembly line in production industries, etc. are also handled by electronics engineers. Furthermore, knowledge of computer hardware, networking equipment and communication systems enables electronics engineering graduate and help them to annexe an edge in the IT job market.

TRACK 2: Signal Processing and Communication Engineering

Signal Processing and Communication Engineering (SPACE) have been rapidly growing and evolving over the past few years. Multimedia signal processing and Ubiquitous communication is becoming a necessity for the society. The theme of the seminar is designed to cover not only in-depth theoretical knowledge in the area of Communications, Signal Processing, and Wireless Networks, but also system modelling and integration aspects emphasising overall system behavioural studies in a laboratory. Such topics are unique and fall in-line with the requirements from the industries. At the end of the seminar the participants achieve the ability to identify pressing research issues and research directions in Communications, Signal Processing, and Wireless Networks. 

TRACK 3: Information Security

With the advent of digital storage and communication technologies, the entire spectrum of storage and communication system has been revolutionised as digital information can be easily stored, copied, changed, and transported. More and more people and organisations are using digital documents instead of paper documents to conduct day-to-day transactions. These desirable properties of digital information are very useful but owing to easy and almost undetected modification of digital data, they have raised several security concerns. Therefore, digital data is regarded as unreliable in areas where privacy, authentication, and integrity of data are of concern unless some security procedure is attached to it. These are areas like contracts, receipts, approvals and others where users have severe and genuine concerns of unauthorised modification or disclosure of data. The risk of data misuse has increased many folds with the advent of networking and wireless communication as many users can gain access to the data if not secured. In recent years, the scope and dimensions of information security has evolved significantly. The area of information security besides covering security of data and information extends to security of networks and allied infrastructure. It has emerged as a profession across hardware, software and communication technologies for securing applications, apps, databases and websites; security testing; information systems auditing; business continuity planning; digital forensics and crime investigations; network, and web penetration testing; incident responding; security architecture designing; security analysis; intrusion analysis; vulnerability research; disaster recovery; etc.

Mitigating information security threats is an ongoing battle, as unique threats get prevalent swiftly, therefore, security administrators must begin with an understanding of the threats facing the information, and then must examine the vulnerabilities inherent in the systems that store, process, and transmit the information possibly subjected to those threats. Continuous identification of most serious vulnerabilities, possible threats to information and their rapid mitigation can prevent an organisation from falling prey to any such threat. Information security has been the focus of research since decades; however, with the advent of Internet and its vast growth, online information security research has become recurrent. Novel methods, techniques, protocols, and procedures are continuously developed to secure information from growing threats.

Topics of interest include the following:

  • Analogue and digital circuit design
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Sensor technology
  • VLSI technology and device processing
  • Analogue and Signal Processing
  • RF and Wireless Circuits & Systems
  • Bio-medical Circuits & Systems
  • System Architectures and Applications
  • Design Automation of Electronics & Systems
  • Quantum Electronics
  • 3G/4G Network Evolution
  • CDMA/GSM Communication Protocols
  • Signal Processing for Communications
  • Wireless Communications, Wireless & Mobile Networking
  • Ad-hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networking
  • Communication and Information System Security
  • Network and Internet protocols and standards
  • Parallel Processing and Distributed Computing
  • Foundations of High-performance Computing
  • Graph Theory and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Artificial Intelligences and Pattern/Image Recognitions
  • Bifurcation, Bio cybernetics and Bio informatics
  • Image Processing and Image Recognition
  • Speech Processing, Speech Synthesis and Speech Recognition
  • Video Signal Processing
  • Watermarking
  • Cryptography
  • Identity Management Authentication/Authorization Issues
  • IDS/Firewall
  • Anti-Spam mail and Anti-virus issues
  • OTP and Key Management Issues
  • Web Security and Privacy
  • Cyber Threats
  • Proxies and Servers
  • B2B, B2C and C2C
  • Operating System Security
  • Secure Multiparty Computation
  • E-mail Security
  • Database Security
  • Content filtering and tracing
  • Fraud Management
  • Security in Cloud Computing
  • Security Challenges for the Public Cloud
  • Cyber Threats, Web Security and Privacy
  • Digital Forensics
  • Wireless Communications and Networking (WCN)
  • Digital Signature Certificates
  • Data Hiding: Recent Trends and Future Challenges
  • Multimedia Signal Processing
  • Multidimensional and Multireslution signal processing
  • Signal Processing based on Non-linear dynamics and chaotic theory
  • Security and authentication of Health record
  • FPGA implementation of Signal processing algorithms
  • Speech and Audio processing
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Wireless Communications and Networks
  • 3G,4G, 5G communications
  • OFDM and MIMO Systems
  • Smart cities
  • Cellular Internet of Things (C-IOT)
  • Antenna design
  • Transmission Lines
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Stochastic  Signal Processing

Abstract Submission

Submitted abstracts should be original and contain contributions of theoretical, experimental, review or application nature, or be unique experience reports. Authors can submit their abstracts Online.

Submit Abstract to SEEDS-2018

Note: Authors may submit separate abstracts to both JKSC-2018 and SEEDS-2018.