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)

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.

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REGISTRATION FEE:

150 EUR

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:

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!

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

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CORE GROUP

Milan Z. Bjelica, General Chair
Ivan Kastelan, TPC Chair
Sandra Ivanovic , Publications Chair
Stefan Pijetlovic , Young Professionals Chair
Jelena Gajic , Local Arrangements Chair
Vera Teslic
Djordje Vasic
Igor Pilipovic
Aleksandra Krsic
Eleonora Cveticanin

CTSoc Officers

Wen-Chung Kao, CTSoc President
Stefan Mozar, Vice President, Operations and Planning
Nobuo Funabiki, Vice President of Conferences
Charlotte Kobert, Administrator

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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

YOUNG LIONS COMMITTEE

Mia Stepanovic
Jelena Jovicic
Mila Kotur
Marko Dragojevic
Stevan Stević
Vladimir Lazic
Robert Sandor
Stefan Nicetin
Milan Djokic
Natasa Vukota
Jelena Gajic
Vojkan Stefanovic
Sebastijan Novak
Dejan Popov-Tapavicki
Gordana Velikic
Nives Kaprocki
Filip Baba
Dejan Bordjoski
Branislav Gamf
Damjan Glamocic
Vesna Isic
Dusan Kenjic
Milorad Markovic
Marko Milosevic
Srdjan Usorac
Robin Brase
Phillip Zimmermann
Thilo Müller

YOUNG LIONS COMMITTEE

Mia Stepanovic
Jelena Jovicic
Mila Kotur
Marko Dragojevic
Stevan Stević
Vladimir Lazic
Robert Sandor
Stefan Nicetin
Milan Djokic
Natasa Vukota
Jelena Gajic
Vojkan Stefanovic
Sebastijan Novak
Dejan Popov-Tapavicki
Gordana Velikic
Nives Kaprocki
Filip Baba
Dejan Bordjoski
Branislav Gamf
Damjan Glamocic
Vesna Isic
Dusan Kenjic
Milorad Markovic
Marko Milosevic
Srdjan Usorac
Robin Brase
Phillip Zimmermann
Thilo Müller

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Welcome to IEEE CTSoc and ZINC 2024

Wen-Chung Kao is a chair professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan Normal University, New Taipei, Taiwan. Before he joined academia in 2004, he was a department manager with SoC Technology Center, ITRI, Taiwan, an AVP with NuCam Corporation, Foxlink Group, and the co-founder of SiPix Technology Inc. His research interests include system-on-a-chip (SoC), embedded software design, flexible electronic paper, machine vision systems, and digital camera systems.He is the president of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Societyand a fellow of IEEE.

Towards Responsible and Trustworthy AI - Global Initiatives and the Outlook for Serbia

Responsible and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a critical topic in policy, industry, and the sciences, as it is crucial for the adoption and acceptance of AI systems in various applications such as healthcare, business, government, and education. A trustworthy AI requires a range of properties such as safety, justice, explainability, human-centeredness, beneficence, autonomy, robustness, fairness, transparency, non-discrimination, promotion of social and environmental well-being, non-maleficence, and sustainability. Global initiatives put the aspect of responsible AI development at the focus of their efforts, and Dubravko will provide an overview of these initiatives and Serbia’s role in AI.

Dubravko Ćulibrk is a Full Professor and Acting Director at the Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Institute of Serbia, with research focused on biologically-inspired machine learning, particularly in computer vision and multimedia understanding. His career includes a postdoc in Italy, a sabbatical at a Montreal startup foundry, and he is an NVIDIA ambassador and member of Serbian Entrepreneurs.

Overcoming challenges in the European automotive industry: The role of systems engineering and continuous integration and verification.

The presentation will delve into the challenges faced by the European automotive industry, highlighting the lack of software expertise and complex supplier interdependencies. It will propose continuous software integration and verification (CX) as a solution to improve software KPIs and enhance competitiveness in the Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) race. The insights are drawn from Pickhard’s extensive practical experience rather than academic theory.

Friedhelm Pickhard, born in 1959, holds Dipl.-Ing. degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Paderborn and in Electrical Engineering from Ruhr University Bochum. With over 30 years of experience in software-intensive product development and system engineering, gained from roles in the military and automotive sectors, has held prominent positions at Bosch, including President and Managing Director in India and CEO of ETAS. Currently, he serves on the board of TTTech-Auto AG, continuing his professional growth and leadership.

Infrastructure for the Age of Software

We live in a world being redefined by software. In the past, connecting endpoints over a distance was the big challenge. The telephone system is the high point of that generation. The endpoints were just microphones and speakers, which are dependent upon the network to preserve the waveform.

Today we live in a very different world in which our devices are smart, and we no longer depend on a network provider’s smarts. In fact, those smarts create problems such as buffer bloat. We now implement systems as a collection of devices and are no longer confined to a single box. The components can be scattered across the world and can be part of multiple systems.

This new way of thinking is at odds with an infrastructure that puts barriers in the path (subscriptions) and second-guesses innovation by trying to “add value”. This is even more the case as AI has accelerated the pace of innovation.

Bob Frankston (born June 14, 1949) is an American software engineer and businessman who co-created, with Dan Bricklin, the VisiCalc spreadsheet program. Frankston is also the co-founder of Software Arts. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York City in 1966. He earned a S.B degree in computer science and mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a Master of Engineering degree in computer science, also from MIT. Following his work with Dan Bricklin, Frankston later worked at Lotus Development Corporation and Microsoft. Frankston became an outspoken advocate for reducing the role of telecommunications companies in the evolution of the Internet, particularly with respect to broadband and mobile communications.