Cynosure 2011, a national conference on communication, antenna and signal processing (CASP), was jointly organized by Department of Electronics and Telecommunication at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere and Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Navi Mumbai during 23rd and 24th of December, 2011.
The main objective of the conference was to provide a platform for discussion regarding the development of the systems which are interdisciplinary with respect to Communication, Antenna and Signal processing. The first Cynosure was organized in 2004, the Concept and Name of which was developed by Prof. S. V. Khobragade.
The preparations for Cynosure 2011 began well within advance. Various committees were formed under the guidance of convener of the conference Prof. S. V. Khobragade. The plan of action was drafted by Prof. Amit Naik, the faculty coordinator of the conference, keeping in mind the available time and deadline for preparations. As the conference was organized in association with IETE, invitations were sent to members of IETE all over the India. The invitations were accompanied by The Call for Papers. Publicity plays a vital role in making any event successful, so a team of event coordinators was sent to various colleges in Maharashtra and calls were made to the institutes outside Maharashtra. 5th October 2011 was the deadline for submission of abstracts. We received huge response and a screening committee was set to review the abstracts and select the papers for the conference. Of all the abstracts, 120 papers were chosen fit for the participation and confirmations were sent accordingly. Response to both, paper as well as poster presentation was overwhelming. From home university as well students participated in large number. Accordingly the acceptance notifications were sent before 30th October. The deadline for submission of full length paper was 30th November.
The crucial task was to make schedule for the two days. So it was decided to make a minute to minute schedule of the event. A team comprising of the student coordinators of the event Ms. Pranali Janabandhu, Mr. Nitish Pathode, Mr. Sanchit Goel and Ms. Aarti Mohite drafted the minute-to-minute schedule. The next big task was to contact all the participants coming from different places and make arrangement for their accommodation and stay. The university guest house was chosen as the venue for accommodation of delegates and participants.
Dr. Raju Mankar Inaugurate the conference. He bless the conference with his inauguration speech. He congratulates Dr. S L Nalbalwar and Prof. S V Khobragade for successfully organizing and managing the activities for the national conference.
Prof. Dr. K.T.V. Reddy, council member IETE Delhi, principal, Terana Engineering College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai and an eminent personality in the field of antenna design spoke on new trends in the microstrip antenna. He also emphasized on the importance of analytical quality of results in the field of communication. He also gives the informative speech on the IETE. He focused and highlights the quality maintain by the Department for the National conference specially proceeding.
Prof. V. N. Pawar delivered presidential address. He spoke of the association of IETE and the university and encouraged us to organize more such events. He also stated that such conferences help researchers in India to present their work before larger audience of national engineering community. He focused on the activities of IETE Navi Mumbai center. He also focused on the future relationship of department and IETE center.
The conference finally at the peak by informative and amusing keynote address by Prof. Dr. S. R. Bhonsle. He was supportive of increasing importance and interdependence of antenna and signal processing, saying it offered new horizons for the development of communication field. He added that today the difference between various branches of engineering is vanishing rapidly and it is the high time to undertake the development of systems which are all encompassing and the widespread of which will result in the betterment of living standards. Dr. Bhonsle also speaks on the issue that why and how India can be a superpower.
The inauguration speech by Prof. S. V. Khobragade emphasized on the efforts that went into making this event successful. It was an account of all the preparations as well as the schedule for next two days. Moreover the objectives behind organizing this event were made clear. The two days event was organized in six sessions. Two paper presentation and one poster presentation session each day. Each session was conducted in three different halls, Conference Hall, EDUSAT Hall and LH-23. The poster presentation was organized near LH-23.
At the end of day 1, a beautiful program of folk music and songs was organized prior to dinner. Group of singer and artist under Mr. Milind More performs in the University campus. The guests were mesmerized by the scintillating performances. Day 1is ended with the musical note.
Day 2 started with some of very good presentations on signal processing and speech recognition. The judges especially admired the research work of Prof. Sanghmitra Arora and Prof. Hanumante. The poster presentation session on day 2 was divided in pre-lunch and post- lunch sessions. Due to very large number of participants, the session was conducted in two parts.
The conference is sponsored by State Bank of India Mangaon Branch. Shri. Gedam Sir and his Team delivered presentation in the session related with the different products. The conference was co-sponsored by ANSYS technologies, a firm which develops simulation software for microwave simulations. Mr. Unni from ANSYS made a presentation on HFSS antenna design with his colleague Mr. Khare. The valedictory function was organized to felicitate the participants who won the best paper award. At this function Prof. Dr. S. L. Nalbalwar, HOD, Department of electronics and telecommunication congratulated all the organizers for successful completion of the event and encouraged everyone to come forward and organize more such events.
Finally everybody shares and discussed various ideas and new prospects in the last session of high tea, where everybody interacted with each other. Prof. V N Pawar assured to give the International conference in December 2012 seeing the well manage, discipline work of the Departmental team for the National conference.
The conference witnessed extraordinary response. 72 papers were presented with 30 poster presentations. The conference provided a platform for discussion on advanced trends in antenna and signal processing. Prof. Sanjay Khobragade take special effort to make the entire conference into reality and successful. The entire team under Prof. Amit Naik, with M Tech Students Jayesh Ruikar, Shailesh Sakpal and Mahesh Kumbhar also Pranali Janbandhu, Aarti Mohite, Nitish Pathode, Sanchit Goal, Umesh Hajare, Mayur Shriwardhankar. Prof. V N Pawar assured us to give International conference also in next academic year. It is a great successful program overall.
In the last week of year 2013, dated 26th and 27th December, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University successfully conducted IETE Cynosure, an International Conference on Computer, Electrical & Electronics Engineering (ICCEEE-2013), in association with the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Navi Mumbai Centre.
It was a year ago, after getting the approval from IETE Navi Mumbai for organizing this international level conference activities were started in the department at initial level through poster, leaflet designing and online paper submissions. Till the last date of paper submission around 300 research papers were received for conference participation. Out of that 150 were selected through double-blind review process for presentation. 93 papers were registered online which gave their confirm participation in conference.
On 26th December 2013, IETE Cynosure, ICCEEE-2013 were inaugurated with lighting of the Lamp by invited Dignitaries which is followed by University Song and felicitation of all Dignitaries. Dr. S. L. Nalbalwar, Convener and Head of E & TC Dept., Dr. B. A. T. University, Lonere gave the welcome speech to all, followed by, address by Dr. Alka Mahajan’s (Chairperson, IETE Navi Mumbai Center) and Dr. K. T. V. Reddy (Zonal Coordinator, IETE Delhi). After that Dr. R. B. Mankar (Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Dr. B. A. T. University, Lonere) addressed the conference and also introduced, Hon’ble Chief Guest Dr. Vijay Bhatkar - Internationally Acknowledged Scientist and Researcher, Architect of PARAM series of Supercomputers, to deliver keynote speech for the conference. Dr. Vijay Bhatkar- India’s Pre-eminence in Supercomputing shared his valuable thoughts and experiences with everyone present over there along with his best wishes for Conference. Dr. V. S. Sargade (Registrar, Dr. B. A. T. University, Lonere), Dr. Raghu Prasad (Mentor, TEQUIP, former Professor of I. I. Sc. Banglore), Dr. Ashwini Kunte (Chairperson, IETE Mumbai Center), EC members Dr. Milind Shah (Head, EXTC Dept. Fr. Agnel’s College, Vashi), Prof. S. A. Patil (Hon’ble Secretory, IETE Navi Mumbai Center), Prof. Baban Rindhe (Hon’ble Treasurer IETE Navi Mumbai Center), Prof. Suchitra Padmanabham (SIES College of Engg. Nerul), Prof. Dilip Aldar (K. B. P. Engg. College of Satara), Dr. A. B. Nandgaonkar (E & TC, Dr. B. A. T. University, Lonere), Prof. N. S. Jadhav (E & TC, Dr. B. A. T. University, Lonere), and Dr. Arnab Das (Naval Officer of DIAT, Pune) were present to convey their best wishes for conference. After that Prof. S. V. Khobragade, Convener, IETE Cynosure, ICCEEE-2013 delivered his vote of thanks to all the dignitaries, organizers, sponsors, committee members and participants of the Conference. After that the inauguration function was ended with National Anthem.
The conference was scheduled into 15 sessions. Out of that 9 sessions on first day, 26th December, 2013 and remaining 6 were conducted successfully on 27th December, 2013 that is on second day of conference.
On 27 th December 2013, which was the last day of conference, after successful conduction of all the sessions the valedictory function was started with the University song and felicitation of invited dignitaries Prof. S. A. Patil, Prof. Baban Rindhe, Dr. Arnab Das along with Dr. S. L. Nalbalwar, Prof. S. V. Khobragade and Dr. A. B. Nandgaonkar. Prof. S. V. Khobragade presented the conference report which was followed by the views about the overall conduction of conference, by dignitaries. After that 15 “Young Researchers Awards” were distributed by Prof. S. A. Patil, Prof. Baban Rindhe, Dr. Arnab Das among the session winners and certificates to volunteers by Dr. S. L. Nalbalwar, and Dr. A. B. Nandgaonkar. Dr. S. L. Nalbalwar delivered his vote of thanks to all the dignitaries, organizers, sponsors, committee members and participants of the Conference. After that the valedictory function was ended with National Anthem.