Tutorial 1: Fake News Detection
- Mehul S Raval (Ahmedabad University, India)
- Mohendra Roy (Pandit Deendayal Energy University, India)
The spreading of fake news can cause immeasurable loss to individuals, society, and the country. It is imperative to arrest the spread of fake news in its infancy. Early detection is a significant challenge in the limited observation period of the data and finding tell-tale patterns to classify it as counterfeit. The digital technology used for content generation and distribution makes it extremely easy to spread hoaxes and disinformation online using social media platforms.
If the fake news spreads like wildfire, it may make a large section of the population believe in false content and be used to promote ideologies. It will become challenging to separate the truth from the pseudo-truth or inaccurate information for the ordinary person. As a result, society will lose the element of trust and will fall into the traps of misinformation. Therefore, detecting fake news is crucial so the truth can prevail.Register Now
Tutorial 2: How AI and Robotics are Transforming Healthcare Sector
AI is seemingly inseparable today. Healthcare using AI is amongst the fastest growing research area across the globe. A massive amount of heterogeneous data generated in healthcare sector offers enormous opportunities for data analytics using AI models. Such analysis transforms data into real and actionable insights to healthcare practices, thus provide new understanding and ways for better and quicker treatment, and improve overall individual and population health.
Recent advancements in AI are proving beneficial in development of applications in various spheres of healthcare such as microbiological analysis, discovery of drug, disease diagnosis, Robot- assisted surgery, genomics and proteomics, medical imaging and bioinformatics. Due to increasing availability of electronic healthcare data (structured as well as unstructured data) and rapid progress of data analytic techniques, a lot of research is being carried out in every area of healthcare including Robot-assisted surgery. Popular AI techniques include machine learning/deep learning for structured data and natural language processing for unstructured data. Robot-assisted surgery gives doctors better vision, precision, flexibility and control when they are performing complex minimally invasive procedures.
Robots have been used in medicine for more than 35 years. They range from simple laboratory robots to highly complex surgical robots. Surgical robots can either aid a human surgeon or execute operations by themselves. In addition to surgery, robots are used in hospitals and labs for repetitive tasks, in rehabilitation, for physical therapy and to support patients with long-term conditions. Hence, many countries are spending a lot of money today into developing these technologies.
The topic of this session is emerging and demanding. Discussion on this topic is need of the hour. It connects four contemporary areas of research: AI, Data Science, Healthcare and Robotics. It will help conference to attract a significant number of attendees from more than one sector such as Engineering & Technology, Medical, and Industry. This session will provide attendees a collective update on developments in healthcare using AI & Robots, challenges, opportunities and future research directions.Register Now
Tutorial 5: 6G Wireless Communication Systems: Applications, Requirements, Technologies, Challenges, and Research Directions
Sixth Generation (6G) research has already begun in academia and industry since 2019 which is considered as „year zero‟ for 6G research. The technology is expected to be available for commercial deployment from 2030. Communication plays a significant facet in binding global connectivity. Global communication has encountered rapid generational modification every decade because of the increased demand for high-speed data and faster data transfer. Although 5G communication systems are slowly leading toward business reality, foreseeing further population growth in the near future, an advanced communication system is needed beyond 5G. The forthcoming 6G wireless technology is anticipated to provide an unrivaled data rate and be affordable for a wide variety of applications.
Ever since the establishment of 1G mobile communication, wireless technology has evolved faster in the past few decades. The ongoing 5G technology fulfills the promise of faster data rate, and low latency by utilizing the mmWave spectrum efficiently. Beyond 2030, newly evolving application such as Artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT). Blockchain, etc. often referred as high data consuming applications and the extensively spread of wireless cellular networks demands for the research in 6G technology. mmWave technology come into picture for today‟s scenario (high data rate and high data transmission speed) which uses frequencies in mmWave spectrum typically between 30GHz and 300GHz that is higher than traditionally used frequencies i.e., 900 MHz to 5GHz. In 6G networks, mmWave technology will play a crucial role for fulfilling the proposed communication tasks and network performance.
Mobile networks are also developing rapidly to meet the skyrocketing subscriber needs of high data rate and channel bandwidth. Going through the recent statistics, monthly global mobile network data traffic touched around 108 EB in 2022. The network traffic has doubled in just 2 years from 55 EB per month in 2020. The three crucial factors must be considered for designing the channel model for the 6G communication system. Firstly, for the upcoming 2-3 decades, the mobile traffic network will grow exponentially. Secondly, the channel model needs to be researched extensively before being practically implemented. Thirdly, sustainable and thorough 6G research from various countries and research institutes.
6G networks are an upgraded system of 5G network architecture. It needs the urgency to develop 6G, which will help overcome the limitation of 5G and implement various new enticing features. The essential requisite for 6G wireless networks lies in their potential to handle huge amounts of data with low latency and enable high-speed device connectivity. 6G systems increase QoS (Quality of Service) and are expected to provide a 1 Tb/s per user bit rate in the near future. It is also foreseen to provide less than 1 ms latency in ultra-long-range communication.
This tutorial on 6G will discuss the technical requirements needed to enable 6G applications primarily in healthcare, education and agriculture. It will focus on key technologies for channel modeling providing low latency with high reliability. Further tutorial will provide attendees the vision of future 6G wireless communication and its network architecture focusing on some fundamental research issues like higher system capacity, higher data rate, lower latency, higher security, and improved quality of service (QoS) compared to the 5G system.Register Now
Tutorial 6: Bringing Design Thinking Approach into Education
Design Thinking is a paradigm-shifting approach in human-centric designs. However, its applicability is not limited to product development but to almost all fields. Many new studies and research emphasize using design thinking principles in Education. This tutorial will discuss those basic principles and methodologies to use them in designing courses, labs, and administrative work. The speaker will share his experiences designing and implementing many such initiatives in this tutorial.Register Now
Tutorial 9: Safety Measures in Two-Wheeler Mobility in Developing Countries
- Hrishikesh Venkataraman (Associate Professor, and Head: Smart Transportation Research Group, IIIT Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India)
- Maryam Kaveshgar (Assistant Professor and Member, Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Cluster, Ahmedabad University, India)
- Mazad Zaveri (Associate Professor, and Cochair, Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Cluster, Ahmedabad University, India)
- Mehul S Raval (Professor, and Chair Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Cluster, Ahmedabad University, India)
As per World Health Organization, the number of lives lost in India in road accidents is nearly 150,000 yearly. Of these, around 50% of them are caused by two-wheelers accidents. This is because, in R10 (India, South Asia), a two-wheeler costs less than 1000 USD and is necessary for everyday earnings and daily activities rather than being a luxury vehicle for biking. Being a thin-profile vehicle, the inherent safety mechanisms in two-wheelers are significantly less. Also, being cost-sensitive, computationally extensive devices such as GPUs cannot be installed in two-wheelers. Given the chaotic/less-disciplined traffic on the roads, ensuring two-wheeler safety in the increasing traffic scenario is extremely important. Safety is a primary mission that must be addressed at any stage. Therefore, this tutorial promotes two-wheeler safety in developing countries (especially R10). This includes demonstrating technical features, identifying research challenges, and bringing social awareness about its importance in society.Register Now