Keynote Speakers and Invited Talks
Topic: Innovative Applications Powered by Next Generation Networks
Ravikiran AnnaswamyPreviously Head of Media applications and Value Added Services,
Nokia Siemens Networks India
Telecommunication and Mobile networks have evolved in the last decade connecting more than 5 billion users and bringing
in a new experience based on enhanced data speeds and fuelled by the innovation from the Internet world. The consumer
usage has moved from using a phone to a new world where the mobile phone is the first computer in hand, opening up
infinite possibilities of applications for real world problems.
The wireless technologies have leapfrogged the fixed telephone in many countries and lead to widespread adoption of 2G
and now 3G/4G technologies. The wireless LAN standards have become synonymous with data and broadband networks. The
next generation IMS based IP network rollout is picking up in most countries. The advances in optical networking have
made transport of all these data extremely fast with 100G commercial networks.
The next generation networks will open up a new possibility of applications and services than will be rich in media
with real-time feedback. The network security will enable financial transactions on the go, quick means of payments
and micro transactions. These applications will have long lasting impact on Education, Health, Agriculture, Small and
large enterprises, Personal entertainment, Life organization and many more. It is interesting and a challenge to make
these innovations meaningful to every one.
What impact does all these advancements in technologies have on the common user and society? This talk tries to delve in
to this topic and explore the new and innovative means by which the next generation applications and services are
transforming society. New technological advancement generates rich ideas for applications. Innovators need to solve the problems and hide the complexities of technology.
Ravikiran Annaswamy, is a senior industry practitioner with rich experience in managing global technology business, leading value based solution sales and strategic management of innovations and new business models. He has over 16 years of experience at Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens AG with general management skills and demonstrated business results.
Till recently, he was the Business Head for Applications, Media and Security Solutions for India. He was instrumental
in defining the vision for 3G applications and innovative solutions in Indian market. He has a proven track record of
achieving sales growth, profitable turn around of businesses, setting up successful product management, large product
development & agile service delivery organizations and creating a culture of innovation with in his teams.
He has worked very closely with CXOs in the telecom operators, top leaders in technology and system integration
companies across India and Asia pacific. He is a thought leader and speaker at various prestigious international
He has done his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and has graduated from UVCE Bangalore.
He is an engaged Professional volunteer, currently the Membership development head for IEEE Bangalore section. He was
the past Chair for IEEE Communication Society for Karnataka and was on Global core team for IEEE Wireless certification.
He has been recognized for his work by several awards: Siemens Director’s award for Innovation, Customer management and
Project Execution, IEEE Bangalore - Best volunteer award, Runner up at AIMA’s National Contest for Young Managers and
Asia finalist at Global Social Venture Competition conducted by Berkley Haas school of business.
Topic: ICT Development in Nepal: Problem and Prospects
Dr. Subarna ShakyaAsst. Dean ( Academic) , Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University
Governments of developing countries attempt to provide a better quality of life to citizens through information and communication technologies (ICTs). The e-readiness index of Nepal is found to be low as compared to other countries. There are various problems for the implementation of ICT in Nepal. These problems are like low literacy, low per capita income and limited financial resource. This talk primary focuses on ICT development in Nepal on problems and prospects. The challenges and problems of ICT development in Nepal are investigated. Four SWOT-analyses are presented, with a focus on political, social, economic and technological aspects.
Dr. Subarna Shakya holds Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the State University "Lviv Polytechnic", Ukraine. He served as head of Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Director of Center for Information Technology and Chairman of Electronics and Computer Engineering Subject Committee, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He is an associate Professor and currently serving Assistant Dean (academic administration) at institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He worked as an Executive Director of National Information Technology Center, Government of Nepal and also involved as a member secretary in steering committee headed by Chief Secretary and also project director , project management unit (PMU) of ICT development project under the Office of the Prime Minister and council of ministers(OPMCM),Government of Nepal. He is the founder president of Association of Computer Engineers Nepal (ACEN) and he is also currently president of Association of Computer Engineers Nepal (ACEN).He has published more than 50 technical and policy related articles in national as well as international journals. He has supervised more than 40 in master level student related to ICT, MIS and e-Government. He served as steering committee member in School on Internet (SOI), Kieo University, Japan. He has delivered his key note speech in Seoul National University, South Korea and United Nations University-International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST), Macao. He is advisor, subject committee chairman/member and faculty board member in some national & international Universities. He has served as advisor, coordinator, chairman in National and International Conferences related to ICT. He also worked as coordinator in Erasmus Mundus EURECA (European research and educational collaboration with Asia) Project from Nepal. He is now involving as coordinator in Erasmus Mundus project IDEAS(Innovation and design for euro scholars).He is keen interest in research and development of ICT and education, e-government, multimedia system , Simulation and modeling and e-Learning.
Topic: To be provided
Prof. Dr. Sashidhar Ram Joshihead of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Nepal
S. R. Joshi (B.E’84–M.Sc. Engg’92–Research Fellow’98, Ph. D-2007) The author passed his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Sardar Ballavbhai Regional College of Engineering, South Gujarat University, Surat, India in 1984 with first class first with distinction. He passed his Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada in 1992. He was Research Fellow in Osaka Sangyo University, Japan for one year from 1998 to 1999. He did his Ph. D. in Electronics and Computer Engineering in 2007. His research topic was “Improvement of the algorithm in the Particle Tracking Velocimetry”. He has published several papers in the peer reviewed international journals. He has joined Institute of Engineering in 1985 and presently he is a professor and head of department in the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Nepal.
Topic: Algorithms for Particle Tracking Velocimetry
Sanjeeb Prasad Panday (Ph.D.)Assistant Professor Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University
Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is a widely used tool for the measurement of the different
kinematic properties of the fluid flow. PIV is a multi-disciplinary research field. The spectrum of
research includes biomedical engineering, electrical, electronics, flow visualization, heat flow
visualization, coastal & off-shore engineering, combustion, engine measurements, environmental
studies, turbines, vehicle and ship aerodynamics and hydrodynamics and nuclear engineering.
In this measurement technique, a pulsed laser light sheet is used to illuminate a flow field seeded
with tracer particles and at each instance of illumination, the positions of the particles are recorded
on digital cameras. The resulting two camera frames can then be processed by various techniques to
obtain the velocity vectors. One of such techniques involves the tracking of the individual particles
so as to identify the displacement of the every particles present in the flow field. The displacement
of individual particles thus determined gives the velocity information if divided by known time
interval. The accuracy as well as efficiency of such measurement systems depends upon the
reliability of the algorithms to track those particles. This talk program focuses on the review of
various particle tracking techniques. The primary focus will be on the genetic and ant colony based
optimization algorithms for particle tracking.
S. P. Panday (B.Sc. 2001, M.Sc. 2006, Ph.D. 2011)
Sanjeeb Prasad Panday was born in Kathmandu, Nepal. He passed his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Electronics and Communication Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan in 2001. He passed his Masters of Science in Information and Communication Engineering from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2006. He passed his Doctor of Engineering (Ph.D.) in Production Systems Engineering from Osaka Sangyo University, Japan in 2011. The title of his thesis is “Particle tracking velocimetry algorithms based on stereoscopic and digital holography techniques”. He has attended several international conferences and has presented papers in those conferences. He has also published papers in various international peer reviewed journals. He has been working as an assistant professor in the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal since 2002. His research interests include image processing, digital holography, optimization algorithms and their applications to flow field measurements. In addition, he is currently also involved in Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave related projects in Nepal. Mr. Panday is a member of IEEE.