Inaugural Report

By Prof. D. K. Sahoo




Good Morning to all the distinguished delegates, eminent Professors, guests, Colleagues, students and representatives of media present here. 

I am D K Sahoo, Convener, SCOPES-2016, and faculty of Centurion University   welcome you to the International Conference, SCOPES 2016 organized by Centurion University, Odisha, and Technical Co-sponsored by IEEE from 3rd to 5th Oct 2016. The theme of Conference is “Signal Processing, communication, Power and Embedded systems”. 

Centurion University is a Multi Faculty State Private University. Its focus is on Skill Integrated Higher Education. It is a community outreach focused University. 


As many know Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers is the world’s largest Technical Professional Society—promoting the development and application of Electro Technology and Allied Science for the benefit of humanity, the advancement of the profession and the well-being of our members.


Centurion University submitted the proposal to conduct this International Conference to IEEE on 12th April 2016 and got the approval on 3rd June 2016. As a Convener, I sought support from the Professional Group of Conference, Vishakhapatnam and their kind support for the conference is acknowledged. 


The conference is fortunate to have 1107 paper submissions. Out of these we accepted 629 papers. 425 papers will be presented in this conference. The conference has attracted participants from 22 countries such as BANGLADESH, BHARAIN, BOTSWANA, CHINA, EGYPT, ETHOPIA, GERMANY, IRAQ, MALDIVES, MEXICO, NIGERIA, NORWAY, PAKISTAN, POLLAND, SLOVAKIA, SOUTHAFRICA, SRILANKA, TAIWAN, TURKEY, UAE, UGANDA, USA and many parts of INDIA. The papers are from the areas of Signal Processing, Communication, Power System, Embedded Systems, Image Processing, Soft Computing, Robotics, Data Mining and Electric Drives.

We have eminent key note speakers for the three days of conference. They are

Prof. Zainal Bin Salam, Professor, Centre of Electrical Energy System, University Technology, Malaysia;

Prof. P. K. Dash, Director Research, Siksha O Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar;

Prof. L. M. Patnaik, Senior Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore;

Prof. Sivaji Chakraborty, Director NIT Calicut;

Prof. Subir Kumar Sarkar, Prof. and Head Dept. of Electronics & Telecommunication Engg, Jadavpur University;

Prof. Ganapati Panda, Professor, School of ELectrical Science, IIT, Bhubaneswar;

Prof. Radha Kanta Padhy, Professor, Aerospace Engg, IISc, Banagalore; 

Prof. K. Chandrasekharan, Professor, Dept of Computer Sc, NIT, Surathkal, Karnataka;

Prof. Suresh Shanmugasundaram, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Botho University, Botswana;

Prof. Sanjeeva Witharana, University of Peradeniya, Srilanka;

Prof. V. N. Mani, Scientist-E, Centre of Materials for Electronics Technology, Dept. of Information & Technology, Govt. of India;

Prof. Tan Cher Ming, Professor in charge of Gung University, Taiwan and Director of Reliability Science and Technologies;

Prof. Chandrashekhar Narayan Bhende, Professor. IIT Bhubaneswar;

Prof. Babita Majhi, Professor, Central University, Bilaspur.


The presence of such eminent researchers in this conference will provide a learning platform to all of us. The Key note sessions will be held in this auditorium on all the 3 days. The Submitted papers will be presented in 10 parallel sessions from 2:30 pm onwards at CSREM building.


I thank all the well-wishers for encouraging us and supporting us throughout.


I hope that the conference will be a memorable one for all of us. 


I express my gratitude to the President, Vice-President, Management, faculty members and staffs of Centurion University for organizing this conference. 


I acknowledge the Technical Sponsorship by IEEE. I am blessed to have Professor Ganapati Panda as our Mentor. I express my sincere thanks to Prof. Pradipta Kumar Dash and Prof. Lalit Mohan Patnaik for their constant support and encouragement.  I look forward to his continued support.


As convener of this conference, I request all the participants to contact me in case of any help. I wish a happy stay for all the participants.


Thank you.