8th International Conference
Intelligent Systems and Control
Welcome to ISCO 2014
Karpagam College of Engineering has been successfully organizing the International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control (ISCO) since 2006. The themes of ISCO in the previous conferences are (i) Emerging Global Technologies in the E-era (ii) Technology Enhanced Learning (iii) Microsystems Technology and its Applications (iv) Robotics and Automation (v) Green Computing and Networking (vi) Intelligent systems for smarter planet and (vii) Green and Sustainable Technologies. ISCO 2006 was conducted in association with Oakland University, U.S.A. with the goal to accelerate the international exchange of ideas and scientific knowledge in the field of technological applications and the positive response shown by academicians, researchers and industrialists for 'ISCO 2006' encouraged us in organizing International conference on 'Intelligent Systems and Control – ISCO', every year. ISCO 2008, ISCO 2009, ISCO 2010,ISCO 2011, ISCO 2012 and ISCO 2013 were conducted in association with University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and University of Wisconsin, University of Arkansas, USA and Louisiana State University, USA, Oakland University, USA and University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia and IEEE Xplore. The conference ISCO 2013 received an overwhelming response from all over the world. Hundreds of abstracts were received on various topics, related to the theme of the conference. The papers were scrutinized by expert committee, which included number of experienced professors. ISCO 2013 was officially sponsored by DRDO, MNRE, IEEE Madras Section and CSI. 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Control (ISCO 2014) is scheduled on 10th & 11th January 2014 and the conference theme is “GREEN CHALLENGES AND SMART SOLUTIONS”. This time it will be conducted in association with Victoria University, Australia, IEEE and Computer Society of India (CSI). The selected papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.
Theme of the conference
The term Green Technology can be broadly defined as technology that has the potential to significantly improve environmental conditions related to other technology. The sole aim of this technology is to use all resources in a more sustainable manner, recycle more of their wastes and products and handle residual wastes in a more acceptable manner than the technologies for which they were substituted. Generally, green technology is more expensive than the technology it aims to replace, because it accounts for the environmental costs that are externalized in many conventional production processes. Since it is relatively new, the associated development and training costs can make it even more costly in comparison with established technologies. The perceived benefits are also dependant on other factors such as supporting infrastructure, technology readiness, human resource capabilities and geographic elements. The conference theme focuses to explore the latest technologies, issues, trends, strategies and the challenges that are faced by the professionals with today's stringent regulations and to turn these issues into opportunities. The deliberations of Researchers, Industrialists and Government officials in this conference aspires to show how technologies or “Smart Solutions” are integral to sustainable green restoration and the way which roll them out for the benefit of our globe.