About the Conference

The triennial International Conference series on Smart Materials, Structures and Systems (ICSMSS) organized by the Institute of Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS) began in 1996 and is continuing since then. As a result of this, there has been a spurt of activity in India in the area of Smart Structures and Systems in general and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) in particular.  

National Programme on Smart Materials (NPSM) and the National Programme on Micro and Smart Systems (NPMASS) funded by the Govt. of India has facilitated product-oriented research in India in many areas of interest to ISSS. The evolution and maturing of these research and developments are clearly seen over the years. The ICSMSS2020 conference, which is the ninth in the triennial conference series, will continue to extend this evolutionary thread and will aim to provide a forum to academicians, researchers and technologists to not only assess the current status in these technologies but also to steer towards a more effective utilization of these technologies.

The ICSMSS2020 conference is jointly organized by ISSS, Indian Institute of Science (IISc). Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) and PES University are co-organizers of this event that will be held at the campus of PES University, Bengaluru.


General Topics

Multiphysics: Theoretical and computational advancements and industrial applications of mechanics, acoustics, electromagnetics, magnetics, electrics, fluidics, chemistry, thermodynamics, structures, materials science, biology, etc.

Fabrication technologies: Tools, processes, and materials, vacuum technologies, new fabrication and integration techniques for both silicon and non-silicon materials, top-down and bottom-up approaches, low cost approaches, packaging.

Electronics: Integration of interface circuits with micro-and nano-scale devices, reliability and sensitivity enhancement.

Bio-nanotechnology: Bio-photonics, bio-mechanics, bio-manipulation.

Sensing and actuation: Electric, magnetic, acoustic, electromagnetic, infrared, optical, chemical, inertial, mechanical, biological etc.

Smart Materials: Conducting, electroactive or chiral polymers, smart ceramics, smart composites, memory materials, energy harvesting materials, micro-and nano-structured materials, self-assembled materials, liquid crystals, biomaterials, etc.

Smart Structures & Control: Smart aerospace structures, civil infrastructures, transportation vehicles, structural acoustic control, real-time implementation, stability of adaptive structures, morphing structures, energy harvesting structures, self-sensing and self-healing structures, human-machine communication and control interfaces.

Structural Health Monitoring: Damage assessment, alleviation, and health monitoring of composites, aerospace structures, civil infrastructures and transportation vehicles, structural health monitoring system design, verification and validation.

Applications: Smart materials and sensors in defense, agriculture, aerospace, automobile, biomedical, wearable, IoT and photonics industries; Field implementations of sensor networks; RF MEMS switches, phase shifters, reconfigurable antennas; MOEMS, tunable optics integrated optics, optical fibre technology; energy harvesting devices

Special/Focus Sessions

Focus Sessions: Focus sessions will be organized on the following tracks

  • Sensors for IoT
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Photonics
  • Wearable technologies

There will be keynote and invited talks on these areas which will be followed by contributed papers in these areas.

Mentoring Session: A mentoring session for students will be organized where a student participant will be paired with a senior researcher before the conference event. They will meet to discuss mentee’s career options and discuss on a topical problem in a one-on-one setting during the conference, as previously organized by ISSS successfully.

Design Contest: A smart system design contest will be held at the conference. (please visit website for further details).

Industry Panel: Industry experts will be invited to join panels to discuss and share their views and ideas on various issues and future directions on the thematic areas of IoT, Smart Manufacturing, Wearables Technologies and Photonics.

Smart Systems in Action: Student team and Start-ups are invited to demonstrate their invention/product in action. The session will be a single-track event where each team will demonstrate their invention/product in 15 minutes and the event will be broadcasted live on the internet. (please visit website for further details).

Award Session: ISSS Annual Student Awards Contest will invite shortlisted student participants to present their paper. There will be also best paper and best poster awards. Best Smart System in Action and best Smart System Design will receive awards.


Masterclass Lectures

There will be several Masterclass Lectures organized at the campus of organizing institutions for the beginners. The topics will be announced shortly. These will be followed by ISSS Foundation Courses which will be a 30 hours long course after the conference. Separate registration fee will be required for attending Masterclass Lectures and Foundation Courses. Please visit the conference website for more details. 

Conference Format

There will be Plenary/Keynote Lectures, Tutorials, Invited Talks and Industry Panels specially formulated by the Technical Program Committee to ensure an intellectually benefitting experience for the participants.  All contributed papers will be presented as short presentations followed by an optional interactive/poster session. The presentation format will be communicated to the authors of the selected contributed papers. All the presenters will have chance to publish their presentation via video recording optionally.

Public Lecture

A public lecture on a contemporary topic will be included as part of the conference program, and it will be open for the general public. Attendees of the event are welcome

to register for the conference or become members of ISSS. The speaker and topic will be announced at the conference website.

Awards & Felicitations

ISSS encourages students, young scientists and technologists by giving them special annual awards. Please visit the ISSS website for more details and guidelines for nomination.

About the Organizers

Institute of Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS)

Institute for Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS) was registered as a technical society under the Government of Karnataka State of India, to promote the Science and Technology of Smart materials and Systems, MEMS and related areas. ISSS organizes triennial international conferences and annual national conferences, which are the major events providing the platform for dissemination of knowledge and information among the practitioners of Smart Systems technologies. ISSS also conducts training workshops for teachers of engineering educational institutions across the country. ISSS started a biennial technical journal in 2012 which is co-published with Springer Nature since 2017.

Website: http://isssonline.in/


Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Established in 1909, IISc is India’s leading institution of advanced education and research in the sciences and in engineering. From its beginnings, IISc has laid equal emphasis on fundamental investigations and the solution of practical problems.  The faculty of around 500 carries out research across 42 departments in most areas of the basic and applied sciences, publishing vigorously in premier journals. With some of the best students in the country seeking entry into IISc, the Institute ensures that these students are exposed to a strong research training and pursue cutting edge research. IISc has a vibrant and diverse campus in the city of Bengaluru, India’s hub of high-technology companies (in aerospace, electronics, and information technology), educational and research institutions, and numerous start-ups.

Website: https://www.iisc.ac.in/

Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI)

CMTI is a Research & Development organisation focusing on providing Technology Solutions to the manufacturing sector and assisting technological growth in India. CMTI plays a key role in applied research, design and development, technology forecasting, assimilation and dissemination of manufacturing technology to Indian industries. CMTI is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India, governed by a Governing Council which has representation from the machine tool manufacturing and user industries, the Union Government and the State Government of Karnataka. CMTI over the last five decades developed special purpose machines, inspection systems, test rigs for qualification testing of products, tooling, complex machined parts for public and private sectors. CMTI has continuously aligned its facilities and expertise with the fast-changing technology in thrust areas of manufacturing to support and serve the manufacturing sector. Nanotechnology, Precision engineering, Metrology (Micro and Nano), Additive Manufacturing, Mechatronics, Vision and Image processing, Digital Design, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Human Resource Development are the current areas of focus of the Institute.

Website: https://cmti-india.net/

PES University

Peoples Education Society (PES) founded in the year 1972 has strived incessantly for imparting quality undergraduate and graduate education in the fields of science, medicine, engineering and management. The infrastructure, faculty and teaching-learning processes are in sync to make the student capable to the future pursuits of life. The unwavering commitment to the quality education in PES Institute of Technology (PESIT) facilitated easy evolution of PES University as a state private University in the state of Karnataka, India in 2013. PES University has a green campus located right in the heart of Bangalore, providing numerous location-based advantages. In a short span of 5 years since its inception, PES University has achieved the recognition of the number one University from KSURF in the category of young Universities (under 5 years) for two consecutive years.

Website: https://www.pes.edu/

 


Paper Submissions

Prospective authors are requested to submit contributions through the online submission portal EDAS [edas.info]. Articles should be submitted in a prescribed camera-ready format and should highlight important technical contributions to enable a decision on its acceptance. There is a page limit of maximum six pages. Guidelines for submission of research paper can be found here.

Please visit the conference website to find out the detailed requirements regarding paper submission and publication policies related to copyright and plagiarism. The acceptance will be based on the peer review of the manuscript and the decision of the Technical Program Committee will be communicated to the corresponding author.  Subsequent to acceptance of the manuscript, final manuscript in pdf format should be submitted through EDAS portal. At least one of the authors should be registered by the early bird registration deadline, for the inclusion of the paper in the Conference Proceedings. An e-proceedings of the conference containing all accepted full-length papers are planned to be made available to the conference participants. 

 Special Issues in Journal

Authors of all papers who presented their work at the conference will be given an option to submit their full-length paper in one of the following journals:

  • Special Issues of ISSS Journal of Micro and Smart Systems (Co-published by Springer Nature).

Journal website: https://www.springer.com/journal/41683

  • Manufacturing Technology Today (UGC approved monthly e-Journal published by CMTI, ISSN: 0972-7396).

Journal website: https://www.cmti-india.net/?q=MTT%20Journal


Important Dates

Parallel Session/Focus Session proposal submission due: February 15, 2020

Paper submission portal opens: December 10, 2019

Paper submission closes: March 15, 2020

Notification of acceptance of paper: April 15, 2020

Submission of final camera-ready paper: May 15, 2020

Early bird registration closes: May 15, 2020

Smart Systems in Action submission due: June 20, 2020

Design contest application due: June 20, 2020

Mentoring session participation application due: June 20, 2020

Masterclass and Foundation Course registration application due: May 15, 2020

Notification to selected participants for Masterclass, Foundation Course and Mentoring Session: June 30, 2020

 

Final programme announcement: June 30, 2020

Conference date: July 15-18, 2020


Sponsorships & Exhibits

ISSS seeks financial support from various funding agencies in categories such as Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsorships. Sponsors’ details will be displayed at the venues, banners, and various publications related to the event. They will also be given preferential allocation of exhibition space at the conference venue, according to category.

Organizations/Industries are invited to showcase their products during the conference. Exhibition stalls measuring 2m x 3m (typical) will be provided on payment basis. Please contact the organizers for additional details.

 Contact e-mail: isssicsmss2020@gmail.com

Conference website: www.isssonline.in/icsmss2020