WHERE ARE FRONTIERS?
We cordially invite you to come and join the ZINC Events.
The main drive behind the ZINC – We are not another conference! continues.
The ZINC events have started as a desire to create events that are extending the borders to bring the spirit of big CE conferences and events. In 2018. is our third anniversary. First two years we have focused on successful individuals from the region. This year we are focusing on the world leaders.
LETS GALVANIZE THE FUTURE!
The events will provide symposiums, forums, seminars, talks, workshops, tutorials, product and prototype demonstration, for researchers and engineers from academia and industry to exchange experience and results on their recent work. This includes but is not limited to all academy and industry members active in the fields of electronics, software engineering, hardware design, consumer applications and devices, new services and platforms, communications and connectivity as well as various enabling technologies and interdisciplinary forms of research with consumer benefit.
The ZINC events include the Zooming Innovation in Consumer Electronics International Conference 2018 (ZINC 2018), which is sponsored by IEEE Serbia and Montenegro section and CE chapter and RT-RK Institute and RT-RK department at University of Novi Sad.
The events will be hosted by RT-RK Institute for Computer Based Systems Novi Sad, R&D company and national research institute, with strong ties to the University of Novi Sad. The host town Novi Sad is a regional center of youth and education, also known as Serbian Athens due to its rich cultural heritage and influence.
Prospective authors are invited to participate in any or all of the following categories:
- 1. Lightning talks -a short description or 5 slides long ppt file.
- 2. Papers - submit either a 2 or 4 page paper. All papers must comply with IEEE format specifications, and have signed the IEEE copyright form to be submited to IEEE Xplore database.
- 3. Keynote - submit your biography and content with short description.
- 4. Tutorial - submit your biography and content with short description.
ZINC venue: Rectorate of the University of Novi Sad, Dr Zorana Djindjica 1.
Only electronic submissions via the web will be accepted.
|Blind bird by March, 19||Early bird by April, 15||Last chance discount by May, 15||Regular / On-Site after May 15|
|IEEE Member/ CE Society Member||€ 100||€ 150||€ 200||€ 250|
|Non-Member||€ 150||€ 200||€ 250||€ 300|
|IEEE Life Member||€ 100||€ 150||€ 200||€ 250|
|Student IEEE Member / CE Society Member||€ 70||€ 80||€ 100||€ 120|
|Student Non-Member||€ 100||€ 120||€ 150||€ 200|
|ONE-DAY IEEE Member / CE Society Member||€ 50||€ 50||€ 60||€ 70|
|ONE-DAY Non-Member||€ 60||€ 70||€ 100||€ 150|
Boundaries between disciplines are breached and CE is a perfect example of multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and cross-technology work in action. The seed starts in fundamental sciences, nurtured via tools, management, units and empowered by services and systems, tailored by needs and desires, until it matures to off the shelf products. In this light topics include, but are not limited to the following:
Papers and presentations presenting devices which are to be used or leased by consumers. Devices shall have a clear consumer use case in mind (to the likes of smart phone, TV, STB, radio, home automation equipment etc).
Papers and presentation presenting software stacks, software architectures and software implementation solutions which are used or could be used in consumer devices.
Papers and presentations presenting hardware architectures which are applicable in devices serving consumers.
Papers and presentations presenting solutions which are specific to current problems in Internet of Things.
Papers and presentations presenting solutions which are used in contexts of virtual and augmented reality.
Papers and presentations presenting specific HW and SW solutions used in gaming and entertainment systems and applications
Papers and presentations covering use cases and solutions for smart environments, including smart spaces, smart homes and smart cities.
Papers and presentations covering HW and SW solutions and applications for consumer healthcare.
Papers and presentation presenting software stacks, software architectures and software implementation solutions which are used or could be used in cars.
Papers and presentations dealing with specific aspects on how to improve user experience and human-device interaction.
Papers and presentations covering aspects of image processing, video processing, including algorithms and systems which help visual information be acquired, processed, transmitted and presented.
Papers and presentations presenting solutions which are specific to protocols, implementations and use cases of various communication technologies connecting consumer devices or participating in use cases serving consumers.
Papers and presentations on artificial intelligence solutions, helped by big data mining technologies, which help develop new intelligent use cases for consumers.
Papers and presentations presenting broad topics on how we can engineer software better: practices, stacks, methods.
Papers and presentations presenting broad topics on how we can engineer computer-based systems better: practices, stacks, methods.
Papers and presentations covering broad areas of hardware and software solutions for sensing and MEMS technologies.
Papers and presentations covering aspects of energy management in consumer devices.
Papers and presentations covering security and privacy aspects and giving solutions to improve these aspects in consumer technologies.
Papers and presentations presenting a technology which can be utilized in the consumer context, therefore being an enabler.
Papers and presentations addressing topics on how consumer technologies impact societies, and solution proposals in that regard.
Papers and presentations covering practices of development, project management and organizational aspects when designing and deploying consumer technology.
Papers and presentations covering insights into how branding and marketing affect consumer technology designs and development.
Q: How do I know that my submission is with the scope of the ZINC?
A: If you can write a paragraph with a consumer in mind – then yes, by all means, you are at the right place!
IN ALL TRACKS
The ‘Industrial Categories’ is meant for papers that are submitted by non-academic, such as for example, but not limited to engineers working in industry. These papers focus more on practical oriented contents such as implementation of related topics. Papers for the Industrial Tracks will be reviewed by qualified industry reviewers for industry relevancy for its content. Authors of these papers may retain their copyrights.
To support the experience sharing and to popularize the applied sciences, we are introducing lightning talks – 5 to 10 minutes presentations of best practices, techniques, ideas, and tricks. For lightning talks no associated academic paper is required.
ZINC 2018 has received approval for a Journal Special Issue, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine (impact factor 1.153)
Extended version of selected papers will be considered for publication in two special issues entitled Intelligent Consumer Robotics for the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems and Artificial Intelligence Applications for Consumer Electronics for Soft Computing journal.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Often we have a feeling that our research is not matured enough to submit the results at the conference. This is in particular true for students. Rather, we keep postponing to publish, thus missing the opportunities to get a valuable feedback through every stage of our work. In addition, there are ideas that would rocket if authors have brainstormed them with peers.
The ZINC Team wants to be true to the name - Zooming Innovation in Consumer Technologies, and to encourage all to share the initial research and in the between stages. In that name we are introducing the Research in Progress in all tracks. Submit half to three pages of your concepts and preliminary results by March 30. Insert a tag in title - research in progress - and learn what community thinks or advices for your ideas, concepts, or preliminary results. With the feedback you will get the opportunity to submit the final writings closer to the conference dates and to decide where and how to publish.
Expansion of technology is based on visions and funding. Many funding institutions support development of the cutting edge technologies. We invite you to present your projects at ZINC. Send us short description of your project by March 30.
COMMITTEES & TEAMS
Gordana Velikić, General Chair
Branislav Todorović, General Co-Chair
Stefan Mozar, General Co-Chair
Jelena Gajić, Technical Coordinator
Dragan Satarić, Ministry of Science, Serbia
Aleksa Zejak, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Branislav Todorović, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Stefan Mozzar, CCM Consulting, Australia
Tom Wilson, Platomics GmbH, Austria
Snježana Rimac-Drlje, CRO
Konstantin Glasman, Publicity Chair, St.Petersburg State University of Film and Television, RU
Vera Teslić, Publicity Chair, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Marko Bodiroža, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Nataša Vukota, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Miloš Mandić, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Bojan Košić, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Dejan Popov Tapavički, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Sebastian Novak, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Nevena Jovanov, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Nikola Đurić, FTN, University of Novi Sad
Vojkan Stefanović, Official Conference Photographer
Milenko Berić, finance chair, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Stevan Djurović, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Milan Bjelica, TPC Chair, University of Novi Sad - Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Lucio Ciabattoni, TPC Co-Chair, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Supavadee Aramvith, General Co-Chair, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Mario Vranješ, TPC Co-Chair
Florina Almenares, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Francisco Bellido Outeiriño, University of Córdoba, Spain
Thomas Coughlin, Coughlin Associates, USA
Soumya Kanti Datta, EURECOM, France
Goran Dimić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Ivan Kaštelan, Publication Chair, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Björn Krüger, Bonn University, Germany
Chao-Hsien Lee, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Petar Maric, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Bogdan Pavkovic, RT-RK Institute, Serbia
Vukota Pekovic, RT-RK Institute, Serbia
Thinagaran Perumal, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Vesna Petrović, The Higher Education Technical School of Professional Studies, Serbia
Nebojša Pjevalica, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Marija Punt, University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
Eduardo Quevedo, Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, Spain
Kousik Sankar, CISCO Video Technologies, India
Helena Sarmento, Inesc-ID/IST/TU Lisbon, Portugal
Euiseong Seo, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Pierluigi Siano, University of Salerno, Italy
Su-Lim Tan, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
Andrea Tonello, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Dmitry Vavilov, T-Systems RUS, Russia
Milan Vidakovic, University of Novi Sad - Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Milena Vujošević-Janičić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Majida Alasady, University of Tikrit, Iraq
Marija Antic, RT-RK, Novi Sad, Serbia
Carsten Dolar, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Laurent Herault, CEA-LETI, France
Thinagaran Perumal, University Putra Malaysia
Jelena Vlaović, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
Kaikai Xu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Đorđe Sarić, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Zoran Vukobrat, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Žarko Kulić, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Ivan Nemet, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Vladimir Njegomir, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Miroslav Knežević, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Marjan Bogdanov, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Jovan Čegar, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
IEEE Serbia and Montenegro Section Chair
IEEE CE Society Chair
IEEE President and CEO
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