BHUBANESWAR: A three-day International Conference on Microwave, Optical and Communication Engineering (ICMOCE 2015) kicked off at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar here on Friday.
Associate Director of Naval Research Laboratories, USA Dr BB Rath was the chief guest on the occasion while the inaugural programme was presided by IIT-Bhubaneswar Director Prof RV Raja Kumar.
With the domains of microwave and photonics merging, new areas such as terahertz technology, photonic radar and microwave photonics have emerged. In this backdrop, the conference holds significance as the year is being observed as the International Year of Light. The conference, the first by the School of Electrical Sciences at the IIT this year, is being technically co-sponsored by IEEE Kharagpur section.
The conference has elicited huge response from all over the country and abroad. More than 900 online registrations for paper submission have been received by IIT Bhubaneswar.
The conference includes a series of state-of-the-art invited talks presented by internationally renowned experts, breakout sessions of oral and poster presentations. Oral sessions have been organised in 15 areas of interest. A set of special sessions on bio-sensors and biomedical imaging, energy and the environment and speech and image processing has also been integrated in the conference.