3rd ISSE National Conference - 2017

National Conference on Complex Engineering Systems of National Importance:

Current Trends & Future Perspective

OCTOBER 12–13, 2017, Indian School of Business, Mohali

Organised by ISSE - Chandigarh Chapter & Semi-Conductor Laboratory, Department of Space

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Indian Society of Systems for Science and Engineering

Indian Society of Systems for Science and Engineering (ISSE) is a professional body for interdisciplinary collaboration of systems science and engineering. Major objective of ISSE is to bring together scholars and practitioners from academia, business, research & development organisations for promoting systems approach. ISSE comprises of ten chapters across the country with its headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram. ISSE National Conference INAC is organised to provide a platform for synergetic interaction amongst practicing professionals & students in the field of systems engineering for utilising future opportunities to contribute towards the technological challenges ahead. INAC is the third National Conference of ISSE jointly organised with Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), Department of Space, Chandigarh.

Theme: Complex Engineering Systems of National Importance - Current Trends & Future Perspectives

Every country is relying heavily on man-made complex engineering systems such as aerospace, railways, energy and water distribution, digital networks, etc. to meet the daily needs and India is no different. As the development is gaining momentum, these systems are becoming increasingly complex and interlinked in unanticipated ways. Tackling engineering systems challenges require system approach and methodologies for managing complex engineering systems. INAC will focus on new and emerging technologies in the areas of complex engineering systems and the future opportunities for strengthening the development efforts in this area using system engineering approach. The two-day national conference will have a keynote address followed by invited lectures from eminent personalities, a few sessions of contributed papers and a student special programme.

Semi-Conductor Laboratory, Chandigarh

Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), DOS, a premier Research and Development organisation, is engaged in the area of microelectronics to meet the needs of the country. SCL specializes in end to end solutions for design, development, fabrication, assembly & packaging, testing and quality assurance of Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) circuits, CMOS and MEMS devices for space and other applications.
The MEMS facility of SCL undertakes the design and development of devices such as temperature, pressure and humidity sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, acoustic sensors, bolometers, RF antennas, switches, resonators and micro-propulsion systems.

Invited Talks by Eminent Speakers

INAC-03 aims to emphasize more on invited talks by eminent personalities of national prominence. This would provide insight to the participants about the latest trends, challenges and experiences involved in planning and realization of complex engineering systems in various fields. This will also provide a platform to share their rich experiences in executing complex projects of national importance.

Call for Papers

Technical papers addressing the issues on subsystems, systems in the areas listed under conference topics are invited for presentation in INAC-03. Extended abstracts with technical details including title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation of the author(s), name of the organisation and address, not exceeding 2000 words with figures, in electronic form need to be submitted. Acceptance of the extended abstracts will be communicated along with the detailed instructions for submitting the final papers. An exclusive student session is planned to encourage students and submit their technical paper. Extended abstracts & Full papers may be sent to: inac2017_papers@scl.gov.in

Template for Extended Abstract

Extended abstracts & Full papers can be submitted at: http://www.inac2017.in:81/

Click Here to view: Accepted Paper List

Important Dates

Conference Topics

  1. Space Systems

  2. Defence Systems

  3. Advanced Avionics Systems

  4. Electronics & Computer Systems

  1. Digital India

  2. Energy and Environmental Systems

  3. Advanced Materials


Participants can register using the registration form on INAC-03 website. Registration Fees:

  1. Delegates: ₹ 5000
  2. ISSE Member Delegates : ₹ 4500
  3. Student Delegates : ₹ 1000

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Conference Proceedings and Souvenir

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and a souvenir will be released during the Conference. Selected papers will also be published as a special issue of an Indian journal.



Prof. (Dr.) Indranil Manna Director, IIT Kanpur


Shri. Rakesh Chopra Indian Railways Service of Engineers (IRSE), New Delhi


Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi Director & Hon. Secretary Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute


Dr Rasik Ravindra Former Director, National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR) Goa


Dr. Anil Bhardwaj Director, PRL, Ahmedabad


Mr. Jaswinder Ahuja VP and MD Cadence Design Systems India


Prof Amol A Gokhale Former Director, DMRL, Hyderabad Professor, IITB, Mumbai


Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair Programme Director, ASTS, VSSC & Project Director, Human Space Project (HSP), VSSC


Venue: Indian School of Business (ISB), Knowledge City, Sector 81, Mohali

Day 1: 12th October 2017

Start End Auditorium Nalanda LH JalTarang MPH
8:00 9:20 Registration of participants
9:30 9:46 Invocation & Light Lamp
9:46 9:49 Welcome Address by Chairman, Organising Committee
9:49 9:53 Introductory Remarks by National President, ISSE
9:53 10:00 Presidential Address by Chairman, ISRO
10:00 10:10 Address by Hon᾿ble Chief Guest Sh. Y. S. Chowdary, MoS for Science and Technology & Earth Science, Govt of India
10:12 10:15 Release of Souvenir & Pendrive by Chief Guest
10:15 10:20 Address by Dr. B. N. Suresh, Former Director, VSSC & Hon. Professor, ISRO HQ
10:22 10:26 Address by Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, SA to RM & DG, MSS-DRDO
10:28 10:35 ISSE Awards through Chief Guest & Chairman ISRO
10:35 10:37 National Anthem
10:37 11:08 Key note address by Prof Indranil Manna, Director IIT Kanpur
11:09 11:13 Vote of thanks by President ISSE Chandigarh Chapter
11:13 11:30 Tea + inauguration of Exhibition and Poster
11:30 13:30 Dr. S. Albert Rabara (St. Joseph᾿s College, Tiruchirappalli) ECS Papers(9) ECS-3,4,6,10,12,13,14, 15,17 Dr. R Rudramoorthy ( PSG College of Technology) AM Papers (10) AM-3,4,5,7,8, 11,15,16,17,18 Dr. Preet Yadav (NXP Semiconductor) SS Papers (10) SS-8,10,11,13, 14, 15,16, 17,18,19, Prof T Sundararajan (Mech Dept, IIT, Madars) AAS, SS Papers (10) AAS-1,2,3,4,6 SS-1,3,4,5,6
13:30 14:30 Lunch
15:00 15:30 Plenary Talk by Dr. Anil Bhardwaj - Space Sciences and Planetary Exploration
15:30 16:00 Plenary Talk by Mr. Jaswinder Ahuja on Internet of Things
16:00 16:30 Tea break
16:30 17:00 Talk by Dr. Assaf Lahav, TSL on CMOS Image Sensing Dr. Kota Harinarayana (Former Project Director, LCA, DRDO) DS & EES Papers (7) DS-4 EES-6,7,8,10,11,12 Sh. B H V Narayana Murthy (Director RCI/DRDO) SS Papers (8) SS-20,21,22,23,24, 25,26,27 Dr. S. Sankaran (DGM, SDSC-SHAR) ECS Papers(6) ECS-18,19,21,23,24,25
17:00 18:00
18:00 18:30 AGM
19:00 21:30 Cultural programme + Dinner

Day 2: 13th October 2017

Start End Auditorium Nalanda LH JalTarang MPH
9:00 9:30 Plenary Talk : Dr. Anil K Rajvanshi S3 Inauguration by Dr. B. N. Suresh
9:30 10:00 Plenary Talk by Dr. Rasik Ravindra - Antarctica Missions Keynote Talk
10:00 10:30 Plenary talk : Dr S Unnikrishnan Nair on Humans Space Missions Session Chair - Sh. S Ramakrishnan
Student Session (Schedule)
10:30 11:00 Plenary Talk : Prof Amol A Gokhale on Structural Materials used in Engineering System Student Session (Schedule)
11:00 11:15 Tea break
11:15 11:45 Talk by A-Gas Material by Dr. Benjamin Mogg Student Session (Schedule)
11:45 12:15 Talk by Dr. David Lishan & Mr. Sean Green, Plasma Therm, USA on "Etch and Deposition Processes for GaN Power Device Fabrication" Sh. M N Namboodirippad (Group Director, Control Electronics, VSSC) SS Papers (8) SS-28,29,30,32,34, 35,36, 37 Sh. R. Umamaheswaran (Dy. Director, VSSC, ISRO) ECS Papers (9) ESC-26,27,31,32,33, 36,37,38,39 Student Session
12:20 13:30 Shri PJVKS Prakasha Rao (Project Director, GSAT, ISAC, Bangalore) DI Papers (5), DI-3,8,9,10 , EES-9 Dr. V. I. George (Professor, MIT, Manipal) SS Papers (6) SS-38,40,42,44,45,46
13:30 14:00 Lunch Awards Student Session
14:00 15:00 Dr V Ashok (Dy. Director, VSSC (AERO), Thiruvananthapuram) SS Papers (8) SS-47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54, Dr. V Ranganathan (Deputy Director, SDSC-SHAR) SS Papers (8) SS-55, 56,57,58, 59,60, 61,62 Dr. Sudhir Varadarajan (Dean, IIITDM) ECS Papers (11) ECS-5,40,41,43,50,51, 52, 57,60,62,64 Dr. V. I. George (Professor, MIT, Manipal) SS Papers (8) SS-64,65, 66,67,68,69,70,71 ( Students Lunch)
15:00 16:15
16:15 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 16:35 Chief Guest Arrival & Welcome
16:35 17:04 Panel Discusion
17:04 17:15 Awards Distribution
17:15 17:20 Closing Remarks
17:20 17:27 Vote of thanks
17:27 17:30 National Anthem



  • Shri A. S. Kiran Kumar, Secretary, Department of Space /Chairman ISRO

National Advisory Committee

  • Dr B. N. Suresh, Hon. Distinguished Prof. ISRO - Chairman
  • Dr P. S Goel, Former Secretary, MEOS
  • Dr K. Sivan, Director, VSSC, ISRO
  • Shri P. Kunhikrishnan, Director, SDSC SHAR & National President, ISSE
  • Shri Tapan Mishra, Director, SAC, ISRO
  • Shri S. Somnath, Director, LPSC, ISRO
  • Dr M. Annadurai, Director, ISAC, ISRO
  • Dr Y.V.N. Krishnamurthy, Director, NRSC
  • Dr V. K. Dadhwal, Director, IIST
  • Shri Rakesh Sasibhushan, CMD, ANTRIX, DOS
  • Dr Lakshman Singh Rathore, DG, IMD
  • Dr Satish Kumar, Distinguished Scientist CAIR, DRDO, HQ
  • Shri H.M. Nerurkar, MD, TISCO
  • Prof. Anil K. Gupta, Executive Vice Chairman, National Innovation Foundation
  • Dr Manjit Singh, Director, TBRL/DRDO
  • Prof. R. K. Sinha, Director, CSIO/CSIR
  • Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi
  • Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee
  • Prof. Sarit K. Das, Director, IIT Ropar
  • Prof. N. Sathyamurthy, Director, IISER Mohali
  • Prof. Timothy A. Gonsalves, Director IIT Mandi
  • Shri Surinder Singh, Director, SCL - Secretary

Organising Committee

  • Shri Surinder Singh, Director, SCL - Chairman
  • Shri H. S. Jatana, Group Head, DPG, SCL, President, ISSE Chandigarh - Vice-Chairman
  • Shri Sukhbir Singh, Controller, SCL
  • Shri R. Umamaheswaran, Dy. Director, VSSC
  • Shri Vivek Singh, Branch Secretariat , DOS, Delhi
  • Shri S. K. Ambardar, Group Director, TSSG, SCL
  • Shri M. K. Mathur, Group Director, ESG, SCL
  • Shri Sanjay Bhatnagar, Group Head, PPG, SCL
  • Shri Vikas Trikha, CSSD, SCL
  • Shri Manoj Wadhwa, Group Head, VMFG, SCL
  • Shri Paritosh Jain, Head, ISC, SCL
  • Dr Pravendra Kumar, Associate Director, TBRL, Vice President, ISSE-Chandigarh
  • Shri Surender Singh, Principal Scientist, CSIO
  • Dr S. Sankaran, SMP & ETF, SDSC SHAR
  • Dr Amol Bhondekar, Principle Scientist, CSIO
  • Shri Vijay Kumar, Scientist, TBRL
  • Shri Gurvinder Singh, Head, VTD, SCL
  • Shri Avinash Singh, Tresurer ISSE-Chandigarh
  • Smt U. Sreerekha, Dy. Head, TT&IC, MSA, VSSC
  • Dr Manish Hooda, Dy. Head, TDD, SCL - Secretary

Important Contact Details

Venue & Accommodation

INAC-03 is to be held at Indian School of Business (ISB), Knowledge City, Sector 81, Mohali. Chandigarh is the nearest railway station, which is around 14km from ISB. Chandigarh is well connected by road, rail and air. Accommodation will be available for delegates at multiple hotels on payment basis in and around Mohali. Weather in the month of October will be pleasant.

Entertainment & Tour

Chandigarh is located near the foothills of the Sivalik range of the Himalayas in northwest India . It is also known as “The City Beautiful”. Chandigarh features beautiful lakes, well-maintained garden and dense greenery. Some of the city’s main tourist attractions include Rock Garden, Sukna Lake, Rose Garden, Garden of Fragrance, Butterfly park and International Dolls Museum. Chandigarh is situated 114 km Southwest of Shimla, 45km (28 miles) northeast of Ambala, 228 km (143 miles) southeast of Amritsar and 250 km (156 miles) north of Delhi.

Semi-Conductor Laboratory
Department Of Space
Sector 71, S.A.S. Nagar, Near Chandigarh
Punjab- 160071

Address for Correspondence:

Dr. Manish Kumar Hooda, Dy. Head, TDD
Organising Secretary, INAC-2017
Semi-Conductor Laboratory,
Sector 71, S.A.S. Nagar, Punjab-160071
Telephone : +91-8146798524, 0172-2296084
Email: inac2017@scl.gov.in , manishk@scl.gov.in

Conference Website & Email