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 2022. is our seventh anniversary.


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 2022 (ZINC 2022), 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.

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 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.



LIVE participation 200 EUR
Online participation 100 EUR

20% discount for IEEE members and students


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.


Overcoming healthcare challenges by means of technology - can we prevent future pandemics?

Prof. Dr. Saraju P Mohanty
University of North Texas, USA

Kousik Sankar Ramasubramaniam
Svasthiya Technologies Private Limited, India

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Moeller
University of Wuppertal, Germany

Prof. Dr. Himanshu Thapliyal
University of Kentucky, USA

Prof. Dr. Madhavi Ganapathiraju
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Autonomous driving - all the promises and failures

Christian Schlaeffer
SAIC TTTech Auto Technology, China

Joerg Zimmer
Blackberry QNX, Germany

Prof. Dr. Hans Tschürtz
Institute for Safety and Systems Engineering, Austria

Prof. Dr. Vuk Bogdanović
Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Christoph Herzog
Global Head of Portfolio & Product Management, Elektrobit, Germany

Digitizing consumers - dangers of social media, fake news and censorship - can we now go back?

Dr. Tom G B Wilson
Concured Ltd, Canada

Ana Brzakovic
Marketing and communications strategist, journalist and blogger, USA

Prof. Dr. Nir Kshetri
University of North Calorina Grinsboro, USA

Jelena Kanjuh
Digital Circle, Serbia

Julie Ricard
Mozilla Foundation, USA

Digitizing and connecting the world with IoT and 5G - is this really a must?

Prof. Dr. Ištvan Pap
OBLO Living, Serbia

Dr. Marija Antić
Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Prof. Dr. Dragan Samardžija
Bell Labs, USA

Prof. Dr. Snjezana Rimac-Drlje
University of Osijek, Croatia

Dr. Fabio Vignoli
Signify, Netherlands

Consumer technology, a controversy around planned obsolescence and environmental concerns

Kyle Wiens
iFixit CEO, USA

Prof. Dr. Nicolae Dragulanescu
University Polytechnics of Bucharest, Romania

Krsto Lazic
Business Development Manager RT-RK, Serbia

Prof. Dr. Petar Maric
Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia


Securing Industry 4.0+ - trends and caveats

Dr. Bojan Mrazovac
Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
NTT Data, Romania

Prof. Dr. Ezendu Ifeanyi Ariwa
University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Dr. Sergiu-Dan Stan
University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Dr. Anand Deshpande
Founder and CEO, Asquared IoT, India

Miguel Ángel Mancheño
Data Specialist Knowledge Leader at everis - NTT Data, Spain

Success stories from consumer technology - helping and saving lives

Dr. Alessandro Tonacci
Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC) National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy

Dr. Lucia Billeci
Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC) National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy

Prof. Dr. Athanasios Kakarountas
Associate Professor and Director of Intelligent Systems Laboratory Dpt. of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics University of Thessaly

Patricia Gamboa
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, PLUX wireless biosignals S.A., Lisbon, Portugal

Jesús Lozano
Industrial Engineering School of Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain



Milan Z. Bjelica, General Chair
Ivan Kastelan, TPC Chair
Vera Teslic
Djordje Vasic
Aleksandar Subasic
Bojan Kosic

CESoc Officers

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
Gordana Velikic


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


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

Become a partner. There are plenty of opportunities for sponsorship, including several exclusive packages. In addition, if you would like to customize your partnership with ZINC, contact us. We are open and flexible, just as the spirit that we want to invoke.


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