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SPECIAL MERIT AWARDS
Due to the numerous requests, we extend the deadline for ZINC 2021 conference submissions until March 19th April 2nd 2021 (HARD DEADLINE). We are looking forward to your participation!
Due to the pandemic situation, this year's ZINC conference is hybrid! All papers will be peer-reviewed, and all accepted papers would be set up for either digital presentation and Q&A - or live event, depending on the situation and author preference.
WHERE ARE THE 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 2021. is our sixth anniversary.
CLOSER THAN EVER!
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 2021 (ZINC 2021), which is sponsored by IEEE Serbia and Montenegro Section - Consumer Electronics Chapter; University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department for Computer Enginnering and Computer Communications and RT-RK Institute for Computer-Based Systems.
This year’s edition is collocated with the 7th Conference on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems ECBS 2021 for the most powerful program ever.
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.
02. APRIL 2021.
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 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.
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.
Overcoming healthcare challenges by means of technology - can we prevent future pandemics?
Autonomous driving - all the promises and failures
Digitizing consumers - dangers of social media, fake news and censorship - can we now go back?
Digitizing and connecting the world with IoT and 5G - is this really a must?
Consumer technology, a controversy around planned obsolescence and environmental concerns
Securing Industry 4.0+ - trends and caveats
Success stories from consumer technology - helping and saving lives
COMMITTEES & TEAMS
Milan Z. Bjelica, General Chair
Ivan Kastelan, TPC 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
Prof. Majida Alasady, Iraq
Prof. Ezendu Ariwa, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Prof. Ilija Basicevic, Serbia
Prof. Francisco Bellido-Outeiriño, Spain
Prof. Concettina Buccella, Italy
Prof. Chi-Yuan Chen, Taiwan
Prof. Chih-Peng Fan, Taiwan
Prof. Jose-Maria Flores-Arias, Spain
Prof. Konstantin Glasman, Russia
Prof. Marijan Herceg, Croatia
Prof. Antonio Navarro, Portugal
Prof. Istvan Papp, Serbia
Prof. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Bangladesh
Prof. Nebojsa Pjevalica, Serbia
Prof. Miroslav Popovic, Serbia
Prof. Gulistan Raja, Pakistan
Prof. Snjezana Rimac-Drlje, Croatia
Prof. Dragan Samardzija, USA
Prof. Pierluigi Siano, Italy
Prof. Ramayah Thurasamy, Malaysia
Prof. Ratko Grbic, Croatia
Prof. Andrea Tonello, Austria
Prof. Milan Vidakovic, Serbia
Prof. Mario Vranjes, Croatia
Prof. Milena Vujošević Janičić, Serbia
Prof. Yin-Tien Wang, Taiwan
Prof. Shingo Yamaguchi, Japan
Dr. Marija Antic, Serbia
Dr. Ismail Butun, Sweden
Dr. Thomas Coughlin, USA
Dr. Nikola Djuric, Serbia
Dr. Eugenie Grinenko, Russia
Dr. Wenlin Han, USA
Dr. Gwo-Jiun Horng, Taiwan
Dr. Ercan Kalali, The Netherlands
Dr. Björn Krüger, Germany
Dr. Momcilo Krunic, Serbia
Dr. Zeljko Lukac, Serbia
Dr. Alak Majumder, India
Dr. Petar Maric, Serbia
Dr. Bojan Mrazovac, Serbia
Dr. Alessandro Mengarelli, Italy
Dr. Andrea Monteriù, Italy
Dr. Paolo Napoletano, Italy
Dr. Bogdan Pavkovic, Serbia
Dr. Thinagaran Perumal, Malaysia
Dr. Goran Petrovic, Germany
Dr. Marija Punt, Serbia
Dr. Xuebin Ren, China
Dr. Luca Romeo, Italy
Dr. Sudip Roy, India
Dr. Claudio Savaglio, Italy
Dr. Ioan Tache, Romania
Dr. Alessandro Tonacci, Italy
Dr. Pang-Wei Tsai, Taiwan
Dr. Dmitry Vavilov, Russia
Dr. Denis Vranješ, Croatia
Dr. Tom Wilson, Canada
Dejan Bokan, Serbia
Teodora Novković, Serbia
Vukota Pekovic, Serbia
Kousik Sankar, India
Pravin Kumar, Venkatesan USA
Jelena Vlaovic, Croatia
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