Special Sessions

16th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST2023) | December 17 to 20, 2023

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, Hyderabad, India


Bio-med research assists diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. Along with the improved treatment of existing health conditions, Bio-med applications are used for adding-up prognostic and prophylactic measures to discover new therapies using innovative medical devices. Precise surface functionalization is a foundation for the ground-breaking biomedical discovery using a diverse range of bio nanoparticles, aptamers, antibodies, tumoral biomarkers, PEGs, dendrimers, carbohydrates, fluorescent dyes, ssDNA, drugs, siRNA, peptides on biosensors, culminating in advanced biomedical devices. Currently, non-invasive Point-of-Care biomedical devices are in trend for advancement in biomedical sensing. The Internet of Things (IoT) provides an additional supportive platform to add home-based, remote diagnosis, long-distance, easily accessible, rapid yet simplified healthcare features to biosensing medical devices. IoT enhances connectivity between a medical practitioner and their patient.

Session organizer:

Dr. Sumedha Nitin Prabhu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Cincinnati, Office address: 905EAA, Rhodes Hall, 2851 Woodside Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 45221- 0030.

Mailing address: 812K Mail Room, Rhodes Hall, 2851 Woodside Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 45221-0030.

Email: prabhusi@ucmail.uc.edu  

Links: Sumedha Prabhu (0000-0001-7782-7514) (orcid.org)


The special session seeks submissions in the area of applying deep learning techniques to different aspects of Wi-Fi including but not limited to physical, MAC and network layer enhancements. Deep/machine learning techniques to maximize through-put, spectral efficiency, quality of service (QoS), reduce latency, and improve reliability. AI/ML approaches that optimizes parameters for better connectivity, overhead traffic, and/or battery lifetime. Applications of reinforcement learning, imitation learning, active learning, semi-supervised learning for improved channel access, link adaptation, spatial re-use, among others. AI/ML approaches to address transmitter and receiver non-linearities/artifacts, and handles other RF interferences sources from Bluetooth, radar, 5G, etc. AI/ML techniques to enable WLAN-based human Sensing, i.e. presence, activity recognition, gesture sensing, vital sensing. 

Session organizer:

Dr. Avik Santra, Principal Machine Learning System Engineer, Prof. Amit Kumar Dutta, Assistant Professor, 

Infineon Technologies, Irvine, USA. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.  

Email: avik.Santra@infineon.com   Email: amitdutta@gssst.iitkgp.ac.in  

Links: Avik Santra (0000-0002-8156-3387) (orcid.org) Links: Amit Kumar Dutta | IIT Kharagpur


Sensors are an integral part of the automotive, health, security monitoring, and space industry. They are used for various purposes such as communications, autonomous driver assistance systems, security checks,  vital signs monitoring, surveillance, weather monitoring and execution etc.  In the recent past, sensors have accomplished goals beyond the targeted objectives as a result of continuously evolved technologies used for realizing the sensor's hardware. The state of art miniaturized sensors are designed and developed using advanced electronics and photonics integrated circuit design technologies.  

This application-oriented special session invites submissions in the area of electronic (RF, Analog, and Digital)/photonic IC design for sensor systems.  However, manuscripts addressing the dual-mode applications are also welcome for submission. 

The broad scope of the session includes: 

Sensor interface circuit 

Radar sensors

IR sensor and interface circuit

Sensor communication system

THz sensors

Session organizer:

Dr. Vijay Kumar Agarwal, SMIEEE, Prof. Abhishek Kumar, Assistant Professor, 

Defence Research and Development Organisation, India. Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India.  

Email: vijay.kumar@ieee.org    Email: akumar@iith.ac.in 

Links: Vijay Kumar Agarwal | DRDO Links: Abhishek Kumar | IIT Hyderabad

Dr. Subhradeep Pal, Assistant Professor,

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India.

Email: subhradeep@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in  

Links: Subhradeep Pal | BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus