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 2023. Is our eighth 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 2023 (ZINC 2023), 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.



300 EUR

(25% discount applies 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.



Consumer healthcare 1

Digital solutions started to engulf various spheres of life, including medicine. Being that digitized medical equipment, or various wellness-related applications for end-user, serious games for rehabilitation and the application of VR in a Metaverse environment - we have it all. However, is this development sustainable? What about the safety and social implications of this technology?

In this session, we start with the latest innovation in consumer healthcare - VR/AR and Metaverse, opened by Dr. Nemanja Kovacev, an experienced digital health expert with an interesting professional background - Nemanja is a doctor of medicine with a Ph.D. and the IT expert app developer at the same time! Then, the session continues to give you most up-to-date research in the digital healthcare field, with the goal to discuss all the open aspects and worries stemming from this field.

Consumer healthcare 2

In this session, we continue to dissect the newest research in digital consumer healthcare. This time we focus on telecare, with the great opening by our keynote speaker, Dr. Margarita Anastassova from the CEA Institute in France. Then, the session continues with the presentations and discussions with consumer healthcare researchers, pinpointing the frontiers of this field today.

Safer with the technology?

In this session, we discuss the common pitfalls with new developments and solutions in safety-critical industries. Those industries are now increasingly getting digitized and starting to depend on complex hardware/software/mechanical configurations, often with centralized control by a computer. A starting panel and a series of presentations will reveal the current state of the field and provide interesting new insights.

Panelists include experts in the field from both industry and academia, including companies at the forefront of safe solutions development for automotive (TTTech Auto) as well as educators in the field (University of California San Diego).

Autonomous mobility: appropriate tools and verification practices

In this session, we host a panel of distinguished speakers from both industry and academia, to discuss autonomous mobility "from within". What is required to develop autonomous mobility solutions? Which algorithms are needed? Can we rely upon those solutions in realistic environments? Can we simulate the real world so that we can perform adequate laboratory pre-verification and validation?

Institute of Physics Belgrade, SYRMIA LLC, and University of California San Diego discuss together with session presenters to answer the questions above!

Signal processing

In this session, we are exploring various interesting applications of signal processing and the latest research in that regard. We start by a keynote speech by Dr. Christian Bolzmacher, who will show us the science behind the usage of various surfaces to produce sound. Further, we would explore various other signal processing research and discuss it together!

Cloud and IoT

In this session, we discuss the proliferating factors for the digitization of our complete world: cloud technologies and services, and Internet of Things solutions. This session is also going to be a mixture of insights from both the industry (EPAM) and academia (4 paper presentations) with the goal to uncover the following: Which technologies are the best to select today, among the myriad of choices? What are the effects such networking can present to consumers? Should we be too afraid regarding our privacy, but also our safety?

Internet of Things

With new developments, the IoT systems continue to help users worldwide connect with their surroundings, changing the way we live, work, and communicate. IoT solutions intend to make our life easier and more enjoyable, and in this session we consider some of the newest achievements in the industry of smart sensing systems and smart home solutions, focusing on user experience.

We will start with the panel in which field experts, from both industry and academia, discuss the current state of the IoT world. The following series of presentations will then provide some interesting new solutions and results.

Consumer technologies and environmental impacts

In this session, we explore the correlation between environmental impacts and consumer technologies, discussing both repercussions of new technologies as well as how the environment monitoring can aid the improvement of consumer technologies.

We start with a keynote speech by Dr. Nir Kshetri, who will analyze the discourses surrounding blockchains' energy consumption and discuss the actors and actions involved.

Automotive systems

In this session, we host a panel of eminent speakers to discuss automotive systems, from multimedia systems to functional Safety. Following presentations further review the subject of Linux for Automotive, discussing the problems and challenges of such implementations and concluding with a case study that suggests a solution for managing traffic flows!

Adopting autonomous driving: a rocky road?

In this very interesting session we are intersecting the findings from research on driver attitudes toward autonomous driving, and also other factors which may affect the wider adoption of self-driving vehicles on our roads. What can we expect in this regard? Are we anticipating the problems and researching the possible solutions, in case the trust in the technology is diminished by accidents? We are going to assess this through a short presentation by CEA Institute (France) and then a discussion with companies in the automotive industry. Finally, a few research presentations will show us where we currently stand.



General chair: Prof. Dr. Milan Bjelica, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
TPC chair: Prof. Dr. Ivan Kastelan, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Publication chair: Maja Baric, NIT Institute, Serbia
Organizing chair: Jelena Gajic, NIT Institute, Serbia
Local organizing chairs: Stefan Pijetlovic, Sandra Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Marketing and PR: Vera Teslic, RT-RK Institute, Serbia
On-site crew: Bojan Kosic, Djordje Vasic, Igor Pilipovic, Aleksandra Krsic, RT-RK Institute, Serbia
Digital team: Djordje Vasic, Natasa Vukota, Dusan Rikalovic, Dusan Bukvic, Aleksandra Krsic, Bojan Kosic, RT-RK Institute, Serbia

CTSoc Officers

CTSoc President: Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi
CTSoc Executive Director: Charlotte Kobert
CTSoc Treasurer: Dr. Branislav Djokic
CTSoc VP Conferences: Raed Abdullah


Dragan Satarić, Ministry of Science, Serbia
Aleksa Zejak, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Branislav Todorović, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia
Stefan Mozar, CCM Consulting, Australia
Tom Wilson, Platomics GmbH, Austria
Snježana Rimac-Drlje, CRO
Gordana Velikić


Florina Almenares, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Marija Antic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Ezendu Ariwa, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Ilija Basicevic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Concettina Buccella, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Ismail Butun, KTH Royal University of Technology, Sweden
Chi-Yuan Chen, National Ilan University, Taiwan
Thomas Coughlin, Coughlin Associates, USA
Goran Dimić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Chih-Peng Fan, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Konstantin Glasman, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, Russia
Ratko Grbić, University of Osijek, Faculty of Electrical Enginneering, Croatia
Eugenie Grinenko, St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, Russia
Marijan Herceg, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Croatia
Gwo-Jiun Horng, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Ercan Kalali, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Björn Krüger, Bonn University, Germany
Dragan Kukolj, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Zeljko Lukac, RT-RK Institute for Computer Based Systems, Serbia
Alak Majumder, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, India
Alessandro Mengarelli, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Bojan Mrazovac, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Teodora Novković, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Istvan Papp, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Bogdan Pavkovic, RT-RK, Novi Sad, Serbia
Thinagaran Perumal, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Goran Petrovic, BMW Group, Germany
Nebojsa Pjevalica, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Miroslav Popovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia Marija Punt, University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering, Serbia
Gulistan Raja, University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan
Snjezana Rimac-Drlje, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek, Croatia
Luca Romeo, Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche, Italy
Sudip Roy, IIT Roorkee, India
Pierluigi Siano, University of Salerno, Italy
Ioan Tache, University Politehnica Bucuresti, Romania
Ramayah Thurasamy, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Alessandro Tonacci, Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC) National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy
Pang-Wei Tsai, National Central University, Taiwan
Milan Vidakovic, University of Novi Sad - Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia
Jelena Vlaovic, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
Valentino Vranić, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Denis Vranješ, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osije, Croatia
Mario Vranjes, University of Osijek, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Croatia
Milena Vujošević Janičić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mathematics, Serbia
Yin-Tien Wang, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Kaikai Xu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, 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
Đuro Ivanović, RT-RK Institute, Novi Sad, Serbia

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.