Advanced Computing and Communications Society




Internet of Things (IoT) - Embedding Intelligence into Everyday Life

At 9:30 AM On 21th September, 2014

Tutorial Instructors:
Anil Kumar Gupta and Anand Singh, Indrion Technologies

Abstract: World is increasingly automated, efficiency conscious, needing to face new realities of security, optimal resource utilization and consumer centric – making cost-performance balance more essential than ever. One time tested approach to new solutions is through more efficient data processing and it continues to be pursued by many. The paradigm shift that will not only make this data processing more effective but importantly, heralds an inflection point in solution realization is through intelligent control – and this will be the game changer, rainmaker for the next wave of development.

What determines how effective ‘how to achieve’ a goal is the awareness of context - what to do, why, under what conditions, in what ecosystem, to achieve what. This is most effectively realized by intelligent embedded control . The game changing technology that is the heart of intelligent control is Wireless Sensor Networks.

This tutorial introduces the domain, details the engineering aspects, discusses some of the solutions, future challenges and opportunities and is intended for

  • Embedded Solution developers /Embedded HW developers / Embedded SW developers
  • Application, backend programmers
  • Service Providers – Board, system
  • Supply Chain Players – Semiconductors, SW packages, Board Developers

The tutorial covers the following topics:

  • Evolution into WSN
    • Associated Technologies – Wired, Wireless topologies
      • Communication – MAC, Zigbee, WiFi, PLC etc.
      • Connection – UART, SPI, SDIO
      • Semiconductors - Micro controllers/Interfaces
    • Boards, solutions supply chain
    • Opportunities / Market players
  • Initiation into the domain
    • Background
    • WSN as catalyst for automation
    • Standards – 1451, 802.15.4
  • WSN – Solution Development
    • Design of WSN
    • HW
    • Embedded SW - Protocol Stacks
    • Middleware
    • Application SW
    • Associated – GUI, Analytics
    • Solutioneering - Platform
  • Application Development case studies
  • Crucial WSN Technologies
    • TinyOS, Contiki, MS
    • NesC
    • Routing - Data Centric, Node Centric, Multipath
    • WSN MAC
    • Smart Sensors - 1451
  • Important WSN aspects – Background perspective
    • Localization
    • Data Fusion
    • Data Aggregation
    • Synchronization
    • Protocols
    • Processors
    • Simulators – ex: NS2
    • Operating Systems
    • Development Kits
    • Embedded SW
  • Decision Making Points
    • Defining the Problem – what is WSN suitable and how to make it so?
    • What processors to chose
    • What Communication, network protocols
    • What HW – Board, System, interfaces
    • What SW – environment, OS, SDKs
  • Emerging areas in WSN solution development
    • QoS
    • Security
    • Mobility
  • Discussions – Q&A, Case Study

Bioinformatics; Decoding Molecular Alphabets

At 9:30 AM On 19th September, 2014 (Half day tutorial)

Tutorial Instructors:
Amita Kahsyap, Principal Investigator - CRRAO AIMSCS

Abstract: Recent years have witnessed an explosive growth in biological data and gave birth to the pacemaker of biology called Bioinformatics. More than 350 fully sequenced genomes are publicly available, and more than 780 are in the pipeline. The expansion of publicly available information resulting from the Human Genome Project has justified the role for bioinformatics capabilities worldwide. With the regular increase in the Biological data scientists started focusing on challenges like- where to store the data?, how to analyze them? Do we have enough expertise and manpower to manage the massive data coming out of different genome projects across the globe? The only answer was application of information technology to Biology. Bioinformatics is not only data testing and creating databases on computer but it is hit since its crucial capability of easy and quick hypothesis testing without costing the money and the time. Today the buzzing words are Computational Biology, Immunoinformatics, Forensic Bioinformatics, Chemiinformatics, Medical Informatics, Structure based drug discovery, Proteomics, Genomics, Metabolomics, Transcriptomics etc. Bioinformatics started reaching the hearts of experts on Computational Intelligence, Neural networks, Hidden Markov models, Support vector machines etc. Second generation Bioinformatics Research has driven MATLAB applications to bioinformatics and it is being utilized to discover the algorithms which are quite helpful in better understanding of Protein and DNA Sequences, Protein-protein Interactions, Protein folding, Mutations, Structural Biology and the most important medical diagnostics. Bioinformatics has already thrown various novel insights on many disorders like AIDS, Cancers, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Downs etc. It has brought down the cost and timeline of Research to bring new drugs into the market. Bioinformatics provided accuracy by minimizing failures at the advance stages in Drug discovery pipeline.

This tutorial is intended for both molecular biologists and computer scientists and students desiring to understand the major issues concerning analysis of genomes, sequences and structures. The event will discuss the strengths and limitations of various existing methods of Bioinformatics in CADD (Computer Aided Drug Designing).

Topics include Disease selection, target identification, target protein analysis, Chemical compound library generation, screening of the chemicals for drug likeliness and toxicity, docking.

Amita Kahsyap is Principal Investigator at CRRao AIMSCS, University of Hyderabad Campus. Prior to this she was Head of Academic Operations at BioAxis DNA Research Centre (P) Ltd since 2006. After completing her Masters degree in Molecular Biology at Patna Science College, she joined BioAxis DNA Research Centre Pvt Ltd Hyderabad. She has wide experience of handling various corporate R&D and service based Projects related to Molecular Biology, DNA Fingerprinting and Bioinformatics. She was one of the members of the BDRC Team in 2008 when the company delivered DNA Based Evidence collection training to Andhra Pradesh Police in various DTCs and PTCs Andhra Pradesh. Her work on Forensic Bioinformatics was awarded the best Paper award at IEEE Conference ICACT in 2013 also for her novel work on Reverse vaccinology she received Gold Medal at Biotech 2007 at Indian institute of Toxicology Research, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Lucknow. Amita has delivered more than 40 invited talks at various academic organizations and organized special session on Bioinformatics at PRIB Conference at Singapore 2007. She has guided more than 150 student projects of various post graduate levels and has 11 peer reviewed International publications to her credit. Her Research Interests includes molecular interactions, primarily those between regulatory proteins and their DNA/RNA targets, protein-protein interactions, protein-peptide interactions, DNA Fingerprinting and Profiling and Drug discovery.