IEEE Symposium on Drone Computing 2017

Oct 6, 2017
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sterlings Mac Hotel Bengaluru, Old Airport Road,

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IEEE Symposium on Drone Computing 2017

organized by IEEE Computer Society Bangalore

Recent technological advances in Internet of Things (IoT), Computer Vision, Big Data Analytics and miniaturization of hardware have made possible several novel applications of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) beyond military use. Use of drones in aerial surveillance, precision agriculture, efficient delivery of services and such other everyday applications is transforming a futuristic vision of autonomous vehicles into a reality. 

Novel applications using the geo-spatial data obtained from Drone cameras are enabling enterprises to enhance their customer value proposition. Drones have been used to help save wild life in South Africa, control the crowd in Kumbhamela, detect diseased crops and so on. It is now time for all technologists and business leaders to come together and discuss these emerging deep technologies, associated business landscape and be ready to ride this New Wave of Drone Computing.

Organizing Committee

Geetha Manjunath, CEO and Co-founder, Niramai Health Analytix
Vasantha Erraguntla, Technology Director, Ex-Intel
Vishwas Lakkundi, Principal Architect, Incedo Technology Solutions
Kartik Muralidharan, Scientist, TCS Innovation Labs
Snehanshu Saha, Professor, PESIT South Campus
Shivashankar, Professor, Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering
Flt. Lt. A T Kishore, Principal Consultant, UTL Technologies
Udayasree Gorantla, Senior Research Engineer, C-DOT
Ramesh Pathak, Associate Director and Chief Architect, IBM
Raghavendra Bhat, System Solutions Architect, Intel
M F Khan, Senior Research Fellow, Central Power Research Institute
Nitin Nagaraj, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies

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08:30   Registration  

08:45   Welcome and Inauguration

09:00   Inaugural Address and Keynote from a renowned Leader in IT Industry 

09:15   Introduction to Drone Computing

10:00   Invited talk 1 –  Drone Platforms

10:25   Invited talk 2 –  Drone-based Services

10:50   Break

11:00   Panel Discussion: Technical, Business and Startup Landscape today

12:00   Lightning talks from 3 Top Poster Submissions

12:35   Invited talk 3 –  Analytics for Drones  

13:00   Lunch /  Demos and Posters on display

14:30   Invited talk 4 – Case Study  of Drone Application

15:00   Workshop  on Deep Learning 

17:15   Closing Remarks 

Call for Poster Submissions

IEEE Computer Society Bangalore Chapter invites poster and demo submissions to the first ever Symposium on Drone Computing to be held on October 6, 2017 at Sterling Mac Hotel, Bangalore

We expect the symposium to offer technically rich discussions, invited talks from experts in the field, workshop on Deep Learning and Drone Applications and peer reviewed poster presentations.The symposium aims to bring together researchers from different interdisciplinary branches of computational sciences and facilitate exchange of ideas to enable Novel Drone-based applications.

We are looking forward to a successful event with enthusiastic participation from researchers, practitioners from diverse disciplines as well as students. We welcome poster submissions on technology topics-related to Drones including but not limited to the following:

• Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• Data Science for Drones
• Machine Learning Algorithms
• Modeling and Simulation
• Computer Vision
• GPU-Optimized analytics
• Drone Startup Ideas

Registration is mandatory for selected posters. Top 3 posters will be given an opportunity to do a lightening talk during the main program of the Symposium.

Poster Submission Guidelines

All posters must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. Authors are requested to send their poster content in Standard A0 Size. Some free templates are available at

Format: A0 (83cm x 119 cm); Background: white; Title: Arial bold 96 pt
Subtitles: Arial bold 80 pt; Text: Arial normal/italic 60

Poster Submission URL:

Important Dates

Timely submission of the posters is critical to the success of the program.The Important dates enumerated below will apply.

Symposium Date : October 6, 2017
Poster Submission Deadline : September 20, 2017
Poster Acceptance decision : October 1, 2017

Jayavardhana Gubbi received the Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore University in 2000, Ph.D. degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2007. For three years, he was a Research Assistant at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, where he was engaged in speech technology for Indian languages. Between 2007 and 2015, he worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow - Industry (APDI) and Senior Research Fellow working on several industry linkage grants in biomedical signal processing, video processing and Internet of Things. He has co-authored more than 75 peer reviewed papers and filed 5 patents. He is currently working as a senior scientist in TCS Innovation Labs coordinating Machine Vision group and Vision for Drones program.

Dr. Ashish Verma is a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and currently serving as Associate Professor of Transportation Engg. at Dept. of Civil Engg., Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation, and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), and Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (RBCCPS) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Further, he was a Visiting Professor at ITMO University, Saint Petersberg, Russia during 2016. Before joining IISc, he has served in IIT Guwahati, and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). His research interests are in; sustainable transportation planning, public transport planning and management, modeling and optimization of transportation systems, travel behaviour, driver behaviour and road safety, intelligent transportation system (ITS), traffic management etc. He has authored more than 100 research publications in the area of sustainable transportation and road safety. He has also authored a book on “Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries” along with Prof. T.V.Ramanayya (Retd. Prof. IIM Bangalore), published by CRC Press. He is Editor of Transport Policy, Elsevier; Associate Editor of ‘Urban Rail Transit’, Springer; and editorial board member of other leading international journals of Elsevier, Springer, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and other publishers. He is the Founding and Current President of Transportation Research Group of India (TRG). He is presently serving as Country Representative from India, Vice Chair (Conference) of Scientific Committee, and Steering Committee Member of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) based in University of Leeds, UK. He is also Co-Chair of Special Interest Group (SIG) H3 and G6 of WCTRS, which are focused on transportation in developing economies and disaster resilience.


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