Scope for ICOSAT 2017 includes the following topics

Track 1: Computer Networks and Wireless Communication

• Antennas and propagation
• Cross-layer designs
• Cognitive radio systems and networking
• Green communication
• Distributed resource allocation and scheduling
• Mobile ad-hoc networks
• Coding and Diversity
• Multi-carrier Communication Systems
• Next generation networking and wireless systems
• Routing protocols and QoS
• Cooperative communications
• Secure communications and Cryptography
• Space-Time Codes
• MIMO and Adaptive antennas
• Multimedia Information Systems
• Parallel and Distributed Systems
• Wireless Sensor Networks
• Optical Wireless and Communications
• Acoustic and under water electronics/communication and sonar systems

Track 2: Power System & Power Electronics

• Distributed generation
• Micro-grid and Smart grid
• Power system modelling and simulation
• Power system planning and operation
• Power quality and FACTS Technologies
• Energy conversion techniques
• Power electronics and Drives
• Modelling, Simulation and Control of power converters
• Power converters for Renewable Energy Systems
• Power semiconductor switches and soft switching
• DC/DC converter

Track 3: Theoretical Computer Science & Software Systems

• Algorithmic information theory
• Computability theory
• Cryptography
• Theory of computation
• Analysis of algorithms
• Mathematical logic and Formal languages
• Compilers, Programming languages
• Operating systems
• Database systems
• Computer architecture
• Computer networks & Information security
• Soft computing, Fuzzy Logic and ANN

Track 4: Nanotechnology

• Computational nanotechnology
• Electronic properties and devices
• Nano-biotechnology
• Nano-magnetism and spintronic
• Nano-materials
• Nanometrology and instrumentation
• Nano-sensors and other devices
• Nano-electromagnetical systems (NEMS)
• Photonic structures and devices
• Quantum information
• Surface patterning and imaging

Track 5: Information Security and Cyber Security

• Data Governance and Data Leakage prevention
• Identity management and Authentication
• Network and Endpoint Security
• Incident response management
• Enterprise Risk management Strategies
• Information Security Policies and End-user Awareness
• International Law and cyber security
• Cryptography
• Steganography
• Digital Forensics
• Bio-metrics
• Application Security, Web security
• Mobile Security, Cloud security

Track 6: Energy Efficient System in Communication Network

• Energy- and power-constrained network devices
• Energy Efficient Physical layer concepts
• Design techniques for energy efficient communications infrastructure
• Optimization and analysis in green computing and communications
• Green concepts for future wireless communications, including 5G
• Energy efficient high speed big data processing
• Energy efficient networking, communication and protocols
• Energy efficiency in data centre operation
• Efficient medium access control protocols
• Energy harvesting concepts for network devices
• High speed Energy efficient signal processing techniques
• Energy efficiency in wireless and vehicular networks
• Wireless energy harvesting techniques and protocols
• Measurement and modelling of energy consumption

Track7: Speech and Pattern Recognition

• Audio, Speech, Image & Video signal processing
• Signal processing for communications
• Sparse signal processing
• Human-computer interfaces
• Remote sensing
• Array processing
• Multidimensional signal processing
• Wavelets and Filter banks
• VLSI signal processing
• Non-linear and Biomedical Signal Processing
• Learning theory and Pattern recognition

Track 8: Modern Trends in Electronic System, Control Applications

• Design of Electronic System using Discrete Devices
• Combinational Logic Design process
• Circuit optimization for the area or/and performance
• Electronic design automation (EDA)
• Abstract modelling
• Electronic system level design tools
• Embedded electronic system design
• State-of-the-art integrated circuits design tools
• Advanced Microsystems Packaging
• Adaptive controller design
• RFIDs and Applications
• Feedforward Adaptive Control
• Feedback Adaptive Control
• Nonparametric Adaptive Controllers
• Parametric Adaptive Controllers
• Design of buck-boost controllers
• Sliding mode controller applications for DC-DC converters
• Efficient design of Cyclo-converters

Track 9: VLSI Design and Systems

• Field-programmable and Re-Configurable Systems
• System-on-a-Chip Design
• Application-Specific Low Power
• VLSI System Design, ASIC
• System Issues in Complexity
• Low Power, Power Awareness in VLSI Design
• Test and Verification
• Mixed-Signal Design and Analysis
• Memory designs, High Speed Circuits, MEMS, FET
• Algorithms for VLSI System Design

Track 10: Instrumentation & Control

• Adaptive/Robust systems and control
• Aerospace / Flight Control and Surveillance systems
• Biomedical instrumentation and control
• Emerging control theory and applications
• Fractional order systems and control, Hybrid systems
• Intelligent control and instrumentation
• Robotics and automation
• Sensors and instrumentation systems
• PID controllers using FPGA Technology
• FPGA-based instrumentation

Track 11: Applied Computing & Big Data

• Image processing, Pattern recognition, Big data
• Data mining, Artificial intelligence
• Computer vision, Computer graphics, Cloud computing
• Distributed computing, Bioinformatics, Semantic web
• Software engineering, Web technologies
• E-Learning and E-Governance, Data/Web mining and Knowledge Discovery
• Data and Information Quality Control

Track 12: Technology Management

• Management of Technology Innovation
• Technologies Clusters and their sustainability
• Technology for growing economies
• Patents and commercialisation
• Entrepreneurship especially in High Technology Segment.
• Environment and Unconventional Energy Development
• R&D management
• Auditing and apprising R&D institutions
• Strategic Management of R&D
• Managing Hi Tech Labs
• Financing of Technology Ventures
• IP issues in Technology is Growing Economies
• Internationalisation of Technology Research
• International technology transfer and licensing
• Emergency of new business models driven by technology
• Internet based businesses and sustainability

Track 13: Natural Language Processing

• Language Translation and Transliteration
• Ontology-driven NLP
• Language Tagging with OCR
• Document Analysis and Understanding
• Character and symbol recognition
• Printed/Handwritten Text Recognition
• Graphics Analysis and Recognition
• Historical Document and Digital Libraries
• Text Linguistics, Document based Forensics
• Camera and video based scene Text Analysis
• Text to speech conversion
• Natural Language Interfaces
• Domain-Specific Translators
• Semantic tagging
• Morphological Analysis
• Text Summarization
• Language Identification
• Information Extraction and Sentiment Analysis
• Opinion Mining
• Information Retrieval

Track 14: Algorithm and Data Structures

• Algorithms and Data Structures (Experimentation and Theoretical)
• Algorithmic Game Theory
• Approximation Algorithms
• Complexity Theory
• Graph theory, Drawing and Information Visualization
• Graph Theory, Communication Networks, and Optimization
• Parallel and Distributed Computing
• Computational Learning Theory and Knowledge Discovery
• Cryptography, Reliability and Security, and Database Theory
• Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
• Computational Algebra, Geometry, and Number Theory

Track 15: Innovative Technologies and Services for Smart Cities

• Enabling wireless and mobile technologies for smart cities
• Intelligent infrastructure
• Smart healthcare and emergency management and Emergency Services
• Smart buildings
• Smart data for social entrepreneurship and community engagement
• Citizen engagement and smart governance
• Data privacy and security issues in smart cities
• Smart city theory, modelling, and simulation
• Sensing and Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities
• Smart environment and policy development
• Open data and big data analytics
• Application, deployment, test-bed, and experiences in smart cities
• Sensors and actuators
• Energy flows, consumption, production and Energy management
• Digital city and smart growth
• Cloud computing and network infrastructures to support smart cities
• Smart economy development
• Smart city for special needs
• Smart E-health systems
• Smart transportation and Pedestrian and bicyclist safety
• Safety and security systems
• Advanced communication systems and approaches for smart cities
• Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies

Track 16: Engineering

• Manufacturing
• Aerospace
• Advanced Energy
• Fluids Engineering
• Heat Transfer
• Design Engineering
• Materials and Energy Recovery
• Applied Mechanics
• Rail Transportation
• Bio-engineering
• Internal Combustion Engines