TECH STACK TO RULE US ALL?
WELCOME TO ZINC 2024!
Our tech is developing at an astounding pace. Smart devices and machines powered by artificial intelligence attempt to increase both convenience and autonomy. Researchers and companies gather under the same banner this year to answer one question - is the proliferation of AI and modern, smart, automated tech a Leap of fAIth? We expect your interesting contributions to this exciting topic, including all papers, presentations, keynote, and panel proposals in consumer electronics, computer engineering, automotive engineering, IoT and many other related topics!
THE TRADITION CONTINUES
ZINC 2024 will provide symposiums, forums, panels, talks, workshops, tutorials, product and prototype demonstrations, 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 artificial intelligence, autonomous mobility, automotive engineering, consumer technologies, software engineering, hardware design, electronics, 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 2024 events include the 2024 Zooming Innovation in Consumer Technologies Conference (ZINC), which is sponsored by IEEE Serbia and Montenegro Section - Consumer Technology Chapter; University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Computer Engineering and Computer Communications Group, RT-RK Institute for Computer-Based Systems and NIT Institute. 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. This year we are hosting a full-fledged hybrid event - we expect the exquisite program on site but also digitally-authored online part which would allow all authors to contribute from any location in the world.
We invite prospective authors to participate in either lightning talks, regular presentations, keynotes, and/or tutorials. Regular submissions in the IEEE format are welcome (2-6 pages), and these would be submitted for publication in the IEEEXplore database. We also invite keynote proposals, lightning talk proposals, and industry presentation proposals for inclusion in the program, in the form of a short abstract only. Please note that papers can be submitted to IEEEXplore only if the submission follows IEEE paper submission guidelines.
2 IN 1
INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA COMBINED - TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. A friend of ZINC 2024 is SEE Automotive Conference, a leading regional event gathering automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, and other industry companies from this area. By contributing to ZINC 2024 or registering for the event, you automatically get the ticket for SEEA (21th-22nd of May, 2024 in Belgrade)
MARCH 1st, 2024
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 2-6 page paper. All papers must comply with IEEE format specifications, and have signed the IEEE copyright form to be submitted 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.
IEEE members and students: 100 EUR
Gala dinner ticket (not included with the registration fee): 50 EUR
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 presentations dealing with specific aspects on how to improve user experience and human-device interaction.
Papers and presentation presenting software stacks, software architectures and software implementation solutions which are used or could be used in cars.
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 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 covering aspects of energy management in consumer devices.
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.
COMMITTEES & TEAMS
Milan Z. Bjelica, General Chair
Ivan Kastelan, TPC Chair
Sandra Ivanovic , Publications Chair
Stefan Pijetlovic , Young Professionals Chair
Jelena Gajic , Local Arrangements Chair
CESoc President: Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi
CESoc Executive Director: Charlotte Kobert
CESoc Treasurer: Dr. Branislav Djokic
CESoc VP Conferences: Raed Abdullah
Dragan Sataric, Ministry of Science, Serbia
Aleksa Zejak, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Branislav Todorovic, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Stefan Mozar, CCM Consulting, Australia
Tom Wilson, Platomics GmbH, Austria
Snjezana Rimac-Drlje, CRO
Dr. Ilija Basicevic University of Novi Sad Serbia
Dr. Ismail Butun RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Sweden
Dr. Miodrag Djukic Faculty of Technical Sciences Serbia
Dr. Jovana Forcan University of East Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Miodrag Forcan University of East Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Ratko Grbić University of Osijek, Faculty of Electrical Enginneering Croatia
Dr. Eugenie Grinenko St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television Russia
Dr. Wenlin Han California State University, Fullerton USA
Dr. Ercan Kalali Eindhoven University of Technology The Netherlands
Dr. Alak Majumder NIT Arunachal Pradesh India
Dr. Alessandro Mengarelli Università Politecnica delle Marche Italy
Dr. Dragan Samardzija Bell Labs, Nokia USA
Dr. Alessandro Tonacci Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC) National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Italy
Dr. Pang-Wei Tsai National Central University Taiwan
Dr. Milan Vidakovic University of Novi Sad - Faculty of Technical Sciences Serbia
Dr. Denis Vranješ Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek Croatia
Mr. Boon Chong Ang Intel Malaysia
Dr. Marijan Herceg Faculty of Electrical Engineering Croatia
Mr. Marko Ikić University of East Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Vladimir Marinkovic Faculty of Technical Sciences at University of Novi Sad Serbia
Prof. Nebojsa Pjevalica University of Novi Sad Serbia
Prof.Istvan Papp University of Novi Sad Serbia
Prof. Ioan Tache University Politehnica Bucuresti Romania
Prof. Mario Vranjes University of Osijek, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Croatia
Dr. Jelena Kovacevic University of Novi Sad Serbia
Dr. Marija Punt University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering Serbia
Dr. Milena Vujošević Janičić University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mathematics Serbia
Dr. Marija Antic University of Novi Sad Serbia
Dr. Jelena Šuljug J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek Croatia
Prof. Floriano De Rango University of Calabria Italy
Prof. Thorsten Herfet Saarland University Germany
Prof. Björn Krüger TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences Germany
Prof. Miroslav Popovic University of Novi Sad Serbia
Prof. Gulistan Raja University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila Pakistan
Prof. Snjezana Rimac-Drlje Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek Croatia
Prof. Valentino Vranić Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Slovakia
Prof. Yin-Tien Wang Tamkang University Taiwan
Prof. Wen-Chuan Wu National Ilan University Taiwan
Prof. Kaikai Xu University of Electronic Science and Technology of China China
Dr. Bruno Zorić Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek Croatia