Keynote Speakers of SPAAC'16

Dr. Xavier Fernando
Professor, Ryerson Communications Lab,
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng. 
Ryerson University,350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2KC,Canada
Dr. Vinod A. L
Staff Design Engineer,
Intersil Corporation
Dr. K. J. Vinoy
Department of Electrical Communication Engg.
IISc, Bangalore, India.
Dr.Rajappa Papannareddy
PR Light COM Broadband Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Bangalore, India.
Dr. Elizabeth Elias
Professor & Head,
Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engg.,
NIT Calicut. Kerala, India.
Dr. Praveen Kumar A. V
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engg.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science,Pilani,India


Chief Patrons

Dr C.P Girijavallabhan,
Chairman, BoG
College of Engg Cherthala & Former Director,
International School of Photonics,

Dr. Kuncheria P. Isaac,
Vice Chancellor,
APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University

Dr. J. Letha,
Vice Chancellor,


Dr. V. Gopakumar
SPFU-Kerala,TEQIP Phase II

Dr. K. Vijayakumar

Dr. P. Sureshkumar

Organizing Chair

Dr.Mini M.G.
Principal, College of Engineering, Cherthala

Organizing Secretary

Dr.Jayasree V.K.
HoD, Dept. of Electronics Engg.,
College of Engineering, Cherthala


  1. Dr. Xavier Fernando, Professor, Ryerson University, Canada.
  2. Dr.Octavia A. Dobre, Associate Professor, Memorial University, Canada.
  3. Dr. VINOD A. L. Intersil Corporation,Cambridgge, UK.
  4. Dr.V.P.N.Nampoori, Emeritus Professor, ISP, CUSAT
  5. Dr E Gopinathan, Former Director, NIT Calicut, Kerala,India
  6. Dr Prathapchandran Nair, Mentor, TEQIP-II. College of Engg, Cherthala
  7. Dr.P.Mohanan, Professor, Dept of Electronics, CUSAT
  8. Dr K.J Vinoy, Professor, IISc Bangalore,India
  9. Dr.Elizabeth Elias, HoD & Professor, Dept. of ECE., NIT Calicut, India
  10. Dr.Kailas Nath, Director, ISP, CUSAT
  11. Dr.Rajasree M.S, IIITMK , Trivandrum
  12. Dr.Ajith Prabhu, KSCSTE , Trivandrum
  13. Dr V.P Devassia, Principal, Model Engg college, Thrikkakara, Kochi, Kerala
  14. Dr Meena D, Scientist 'F' DRDO, Bangalore
  15. Dr Sathidevi, Professor, Dept of Electronics, NIT, Calicut.
  16. Dr.Lillikutty Jacob,Professor, NIT Calicut,Kerala
  17. Dr.P.Radhakrishnan, Emeritus Professor, ISP, CUSAT
  18. Dr.Binu Paul, HoD ECE, School of Engg., CUSAT, Kochi
  19. Dr.Praveen Kumar A.V., Asst.Professor, BITS Pilani, India.
  20. Dr.K.S.M.Panicker, Dean, FISAT, Ernakulam, Kerala
  21. Prof.Pradeep M., HoD, Dept. of Electronics Engg., MEC, Ernakulam
  22. Dr.Supriya M.H., HoD, Dept. of Electronics, CUSAT.

Institute level Advisory Committee

  1. Dr. Rajesh V G , HoD, Dept. of Mechanical Engg.
  2. Prof. Muhammed Ilys H, HoD, Dept. of Computer Engg
  3. Prof. Elizwa Laiju, HoD, Dept. of Electrical Engg.
  4. Prof. Sarakutty K J, HoD, Applied Sc. Dept.
  5. Prof. Priyakumar T N, Asso.Professor Maths
  6. Mrs. Greeshma N Gopal, Asst. Professor CSE
  7. Mrs. Janu R Panicker, Asst.Professor CSE
  8. Mr. Rejin Joseph, Asst.Professor CSE
  9. Mrs. Sandhya P Gopal, Asst. Professor ME
  10. Mr. Kannadas, Asst. Professor ME
  11. Mrs. Radha Balakrishnan, Asst. Professor Maths


Technical Program Committee

  1. Dr.Gopikakumari, Professor, School of Engg, CUSAT, Kochi
  2. Dr.S.Mridula, Asso.Professor, School of Engg., CUSAT,Kochi
  3. Dr. Gibukumar M.G., Asso.Professor, School of Engg., CUSAT,Kochi
  4. Dr.Rekha K.James, Asso.Professor,School of Engg., CUSAT,Kochi
  5. Dr.Sheeba V.S.,Professor, Dept. of Electronics & Comm. GEC, Thrissur.
  6. Dr.Thajudeen Ahammed V.I., Professor, Dept. of Electronics & Comm Engg.,Govt.Engineering College, Wayanad
  7. Dr.David Solomon George, Govt. Engineering College Idukki, Kerala
  8. Dr.Jyothiraj V.P., Asso.Professor, College of Engineering Chengannoor, Kerala
  9. Dr.Vrinda V.Nair, Professor, Dept. of Electronics & Comm. Engg, CET, Trivandrum.
  10. Dr.Jayachanadran, HoD ECE & Asso.Professor, CE Adoor
  11. Dr.Ramkumar S., Professor, MITS.
  12. Dr.Vinu Thomas, Asso.Professor, MEC, Ernakulam
  13. Dr.Ashokkumar T.,Asso.Professor, MEC, Ernakulam
  14. Dr.Jobymol Jacob, Asso.Professor, MEC, Ernakulam
  15. Dr.Deepa J. Asso.Professor, CE Chengannur
  16. Dr.Nisha Kuruvila, Asso.Professor, CE Chengannur

Institute Level Program Committee

  1. Dr. Laila D, Asso.Professor ECE
  2. Dr. Rajesh M V, Asso.Professor ECE
  3. Mr. Jayadas C K, Asso.Professor ECE
  4. Mr. Sreekumar K, Asst.Professor ECE
  5. Ms. Sreedhu T Sasi, Asst.Professor ECE
  6. Ms. Anaswara V Nath, Asst.Professor ECE
  7. Ms. Anjali R, Asst.Professor ECE
  8. Mr. Ajay Nath S A, Asst.Professor ECE


Le Meridien, Kochi

5-star Hotel and Convention Centre


Air : 34 Kms. from Cochin International Airport
Rail : 5 Kms. from the Railway Station
City Center : 6 Kms. from M.G. Road

Set amid palm-lined grounds on the Kerala backwaters, this upscale hotel occupies a grand, modern building with an annexe. It's 7 km from the Hill Palace Museum.

Elegant rooms and suites feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, DVD players and minibars. Club rooms offer access to a private lounge with free breakfast and drinks, while suites feature whirlpool tubs, balconies and/or living rooms. Room service is offered 24/7.

Breakfast and parking are free. There are 2 restaurants and a cafe, as well as a patisserie and a bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness room, plus yoga and an Ayuverdic spa. Local houseboats are also available.

Kundannoor Junction,
Maradu, Kochi,
Kerala 682304
Phone: (91)(484) 270 5777


Hill Palace


Hill Palace is the largest archaeological museum in Kerala, at Tripunithura, Kochi, near Karingachira area. It was the administrative office of Kochi Rajas . Built in 1865, the Palace complex consists of 49 buildings in the traditional architectural style, spreading across in 54 acres (220,000 m2). The complex has an archaeological museum, a heritage museum, a deer park, a pre-historic park and a children's park. The campus of the museum is home to several rare species of medicinal plants. Presently the palace has been converted into a museum by The Kerala State Archaeology Department and is open to public all days except Mondays from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The palace is about 12 km from Ernakulam Mainland and approachable by road and rail.

Marine Drive


Marine Drive is a picturesque promenade in Kochi. It is built facing the backwaters, and is a popular hangout for the local populace. Marine Drive is also an economically thriving part of the city of Kochi. With several shopping malls it is as an important centre of shopping activity in Kochi. The walkway has two contemporarily constructed bridges, the Rainbow Bridge and the Chinese Fishing Net Bridge. The view of the setting and rising sun over the sea mouth, and the gentle breeze from the Vembanad Lake has made Marine Drive an important tourist destination in Kochi. Hundreds of people, both natives and tourists, throng the walkway during the evenings.

Mattancherry Palace


Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, Kochi, features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas of Kochi.Mattancherry Palace is situated at Palace Road, Mattancherry, Kochi. It was built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537-65), Raja of Kochi, in 1555 AD. The palace is a quadrangular structure built in Nalikettu style, the traditional Kerala style of architecture, with a courtyard in the middle. In the courtyard there stands a small temple dedicated to Pazhayannur Bhagavati, the protective goddess of the Kochi royal family.There are two more temples on either side of the Palace, one dedicated to Lord Krishna and the other to Lord Siva. Certain elements of architecture, as for example the nature of its arches and the proportion of its chambers are indicative of European influence in basic Nalukettu style

Bolgatty Palace


Bolgatty Palace was built by the Dutch in India, and is located on the scenic Bolgatty island in Kochi. One of the oldest existing Dutch palaces outside Holland, this quaint mansion, built in 1744, by Dutch traders, was later extended and lush green gardens were landscaped around it. The building was then the Governor's palace for the Dutch and later in 1909 was leased to the British. It served as the home of the British Governors, the seat of the British Resident of Cochin during the British regime. In 1947, when India gained independence, the palace became the property of the state and later was converted into a heritage hotel resort.

Alappuzha Beach


Alappuzha Beach is a beach in the Alappuzha district of Kerala, India. The beach has a small park nearby. Alappuzha Light house stands near the beach which is also an interesting spot for tourists. Remains of Alappuzha Sea Bridge, which is in ruins, are still there as a memory of the good old days when Alappuzha port was one of the most famous and important ports in Kerala. The Sea Bridge enabled the passage of goods that came via ships. The beach is one of the best beach locations for movies. Movies like Thashan, sura etc. were shot here partially. Alappuzha is referred to as the Venice of the East by travellers from across the world. This Backwater Country is also home to diverse animal and bird life. By virtue of its proximity to the sea, the town has always enjoyed a unique place in the maritime history of Kerala. The beach usually has a good visitor rush from all over India and most of the European countries.

Alappuzha Houseboats


Kettuvalloms or Houseboats (Riceboats) are country boats that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages to the towns. With the advent of roads, bridges and ferry services, gradually the Kettuvalloms went off the scene. Now these kettuvalloms are back again as a major tourist attraction. A ride on a Kettuvallom is a fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters. A glide in a "Kettuvallam" (Houseboat) through the enchanting backwaters of Alleppey is sure to rob your heart. Palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either sides of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of ducks swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this unique land.

Athirappalli Vazhachal Waterfalls


Athirappally Waterfalls is located 78 kms from Kochi (Cochin), located at the entrance to Sholayar ranges, this waterfall is a popular picnic spot. Affording to the onlookers, one of the most bewitching sights, Athirappally Falls is about 80 feet high and located in the forest area. Combined with the greenery, it infuses freshness into any tired soul. The Athirapally Falls join the Chalakkudy River after plummeting a drop of 80 feet. A tranquil and much needed escape from the troubles and stress of life. Let the soothing sounds take you to some of natures most relaxing places - the beautiful waterfalls of Athirampally and Vazhachal (Prounced as vaazhachaal). The charm of the Athirampally and Vazhachal nature cannot be described by words, Starting calmly from the high ranges, and crashing through gorges overhung with trees, these waterfall is one of the best places in India to re-capture a real sense of the classical idea of the 'Picturesque' - not just calm and sweet, but something wild and natural.


About College of Engineering Cherthala


College of Engineering Cherthala is one among the leading technical institutions in Kerala since its venture in 2004. Within a short span of time since its emergence CEC has become successful in establishing itself as a leading premier professional educational institution by providing its excellence in the field of science and technology. The College is affiliated to Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). From 2015 onwards, the college is affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU). It is one among the engineering colleges in Kerala selected by Govt. of India for the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP).

About Department of Electronics Engineering

The Electronics and Communication Engineering Department of CE Cherthala offers premier professional training with an eye on the modern development in Electronics and Communication Engineering. It offers 4 year B.Tech. Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering and 2 year M.Tech degree in Signal Processing. The curriculum is innovatively designed for giving the students a solid base in core Electronics. The students acquire a deep knowledge in Electronic Circuits, Micro Processors, networks and Systems. Apart from core electronics the curriculum includes subjects of wide applications like Digital Signal Processing, Modern Communication Engineering which includes Optical Communication, Micro Wave Communication etc, Embedded System and VLSI Design etc. Curriculum also includes seminars and projects in higher semesters. The admission is done on the basis of the rank list in the state common entrance test conducted by Govt. of Kerala.