"Application of ICT technologies for complex defence systems"

Speaker: Dr K Ajith Kumar, Director, NPOL, Min. of Defence, Govt. of India.

Present day defence systems require autonomous and intelligent capabilities for successful completion of missions. Technologies like AI, ML, Deep learning and data analytics are being explored in sensors and weapon systems for tactical advantage. Deterrence through surveillance is being employed successfully by our services through indigenously developed sensor systems. A quick overview of some of the developments in defence research is presented here.


The International Conference on Recent Advances in Intelligent Computational Systems (RAICS) will be held in Kothamangalam, Kerala, India from May 16 to May 18, 2024. The theme of RAICS 2024 is Intelligent Computational Systems for Humanity. The conference is open to researchers, practitioners, and industry professionals from all over the world. RAICS will focus on the interdisciplinary nature of intelligent computational systems, encouraging participants to present their research contributions and pioneering concepts that transcend traditional boundaries within the realms of Electrical, Electronics, Computer, and Information sciences. It aims to attract participants of international repute, thereby fostering trans-cultural collaboration and knowledge exchange on a global scale. The conference will feature keynote addresses by leading researchers in the field, as well as paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials. It is also poised to serve as a catalyst for fostering robust collaborations between industry stakeholders, academic institutions, and research communities. The conference will provide opportunities for networking and discussion between participants from different sectors, with the goal of accelerating the development and deployment of intelligent computational systems.

About MACE

Mar Athanasius College of Engineering pioneered engineering education in central Kerala with a history of excellence and innovation since 1961. Managed by the Mar Athanasius College Association, aided by the Government of Kerala, the college was one of the earliest and the topmost engineering colleges in Kerala. MACE, as it is popularly known, was the first engineering college in Asia under Christian management. The college offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in various branches of engineering and computer applications, affiliated to KTU and approved by AICTE. The NBA accredited full-fledged departments, namely Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, and Computer Applications, apart from the two auxiliary departments of Mathematics and Science and Humanities has been consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in Kerala and India by various agencies and surveys. The college is the first in Kerala to be accredited by the NAAC with an A+ grade. The college has a very active IEEE Student Branch which is currently the largest in the Kerala Section. MACE has the vision to be a center of excellence in engineering education and research that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, and social responsibility. MACE has a mission to provide a quality education that meets the needs and expectations of the stakeholders; to create an environment that promotes research, development, consultancy, and extension activities; to nurture creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and ethical values among students; to collaborate with industry, acadgemia, government, and society for mutual benefit; and to contribute to the advancement of technology and the welfare of humanity.

About IEEE Kerala Section

IEEE Kerala Section is a vibrant and dynamic community of engineers, professionals, and students who are passionate about Advancing Technology for the benefit of Humanity. Established in 1983, IEEE Kerala Section is among the largest IEEE Sections in the world with over 16,000 members across various domains and disciplines. IEEE Kerala Section offers its members numerous opportunities for networking, learning, volunteering, and collaborating on various projects and initiatives. IEEE Kerala Section also organises and supports various events, workshops, conferences, and contests to keep its members updated with the latest trends and developments in technology and the industry. IEEE Kerala Section has two Subsections, 17 technical Society Chapters, one Technical Council Chapter, four Affinity Group Chapters, nearly 100 active Student Branches, 250+ Student Branch Chapters, 60 + Affinity Group Chapters and SIGHT Community groups. IEEE Kerala Section is committed to fulfilling the vision and mission of IEEE by serving the society and the profession with excellence and integrity. To learn more about IEEE Kerala Section, please visit

About Kothamangalam

Nestled in the pristine landscapes of Kerala, India, Kothamangalam is a town where nature and culture harmoniously coexist. As you explore this enchanting destination, you'll find a treasure trove of experiences catering to diverse interests. Nature enthusiasts will be captivated by the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary's 500+ bird species and the serene beauty of Bhoothathankettu, a picturesque dam site. Kothamangalam also boasts architectural gems like the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and the ornate Kothamangalam Mar Thoma Cheriapally, steeped in history and architectural splendour. But the allure of Kothamangalam extends beyond its borders. Just 80 kilometres away lies the breathtaking hill station of Munnar. Surrounded by rolling hills, tea plantations, and lush greenery, Munnar is a paradise for nature lovers. You can visit tea estates, trek to scenic viewpoints, and indulge in the region's renowned tea culture. The Eravikulam National Park, home to the endangered Nilgiri Tahr, is another highlight. Munnar's cool climate and serene ambience make it a perfect escape from the city. Back in Kothamangalam, don't miss the opportunity to savour local delicacies and the ever-popular banana chips. Kothamangalam and Munnar together offer a diverse range of experiences, making them memorable destinations for travellers with varied interests.

About Kochi

Kochi, the Queen of the Arabian Sea, situated on the Kerala coast, is a city that seamlessly weaves together its rich history and its vibrant cultural heritage. Kochi's historical narrative is a reflection of its past as a bustling port city, which has influenced its cuisine over centuries. The arrival of traders and colonists brought a fusion of flavours, making Kochi a culinary melting pot. The city is renowned for its spice trade history, and these aromatic spices play a starring role in its cuisine. Exploring Kochi's culinary scene is a gastronomic adventure in itself. It is a delightful adventure encompassing a seafood extravaganza featuring fish curries and Kerala fish fry, the iconic Appam and Stew breakfast, local delicacies like Karimeen Pollichathu, and the sensory explosion of flavours in the traditional Kerala Sadya feast. The liberal use of spices infuses dishes with aromatic richness, as seen in Biryanis, Curries, and Stir-fries, while the bustling streets of Kochi offer authentic street food experiences with snacks like Banana chips and Samosas. Pairing meals with toddy, a locally brewed palm wine, enhances the culinary journey, and concluding with sweet treats like Kerala halwa and Payasam adds the perfect finishing touch to this gastronomic exploration. Explore Fort Kochi's colonial charm, visit the Dutch Palace and Paradesi Synagogue, and savour Kathakali performances. Stroll along Marine Drive, discover royal heritage at the Hill Palace Museum, and shop at Jew Town. Cherai Beach offers relaxation, while houseboat cruises unveil Kerala's backwaters. Kochi, a captivating blend of past and present, promises a multifaceted travel experience.


  • 25th Sep2023

    Call for Paper Opens

  • 20th Jan 2024

    Full Paper Submission Deadline

  • 1st Mar 2024

    Notification of Acceptance

  • 20th Mar 2024

    Registeration and Camera Ready Submission

  • 16th May 2024

    Conference Date

Paper Submission

The RAICS 2024 aims to provide the most relevant opportunity to bring together researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to exchange their knowledge and discuss their research findings. The theme of the conference - Intelligence Computational Systems for Humanity covers a wide range of topics related to intelligent computational systems, including but not limited to: Artificial intelligence and machine learning, Highperformance computing, Big data analytics, Cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Cybersecurity, Natural language processing, Computer vision, Human-computer interaction, Quantum computing, Bioinformatics and Robotics.

Topics of interest also include, but are not limited to:
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Data Analytics
  • Communication and Computer Networks
  • Distributed Generation and Smart Grid Technologies
  • Electrical Machines, Power electronics and Drives
  • Guidance & Navigation control and Control systems
  • Signal Processing and Communication
  • VLSI and Embedded System
  • IOT and Machine Learning
  • Paper Submission Guidelines

    Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished papers are solicited in all areas described above. The template for the conference is available at:

    Authors are invited to submit papers through Microsoft’s Conference Management Toolkit (CMT). All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed based on their quality and relevance.

  • Guidelines for Authors

    The authors are invited to submit full papers up to 6 pages through:
    br After logging to the Conference Management System, please click on the “Create new submission” tab and follow the instructions. The Title of the paper and the Abstract are to be entered separately, along with the full paper. paper.

    Accepted and presented papers of RAICS 2024 will be submitted for publication in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library .
    In order to be acceptable for publication submissions must make a new contribution to the scientific community. All submissions are processed through Crossref Similarity Check (iThenticate) to screen for plagiarism.
    Foreign authors will be permitted to present in online mode.

    Once the authors receive the acceptance notification, log on to Microsoft CMT Website and upload the Camera ready paper, generate e-copyright form and then upload the e-copyright form. Authors also need to do the registration in the link provided in the conference website. 

  • Instructions for Camera ready paper Submission RAICS 2024

    • Step 1: Final Camera-ready paper preparation

      1. Please follow the IEEE two-column A4 size standard conference format for preparing your final manuscript. For more details, please visit the IEEE Templates page: IEEE Templates .
      2. Revised Version: Revise your paper based on reviewers’ comments/suggestions. The reviewer’s comments are available on the same Microsoft paper management site: Reviewer Comments
      3. The maximum page limit is six pages, including references. Do not include an author biography at the end. If additional pages are necessary, up to 8 pages are permitted subject to an extra payment of Rs. 500 ($25) per additional page.
      4. Similarity with other papers should be low (a similarity index below 25% is acceptable for publication). The maximum file size allowed is 3 MB, and the file format should be PDF (.pdf) without encryption or passwords.
      5. Authors are responsible for ensuring that the reviewers’ and meta-reviewers’ comments have been addressed in the final manuscript.
    • Step 2: IEEE Copyright Notice

      An appropriate copyright notice is to appear at the bottom of the first page of each paper. Replace the copyright notice in the camera-ready paper template with the correct copyright notice as follows:
    • Step 3: PDF eXpress check

      After revising your paper, pass it through PDF eXpress using conference ID (61201X) at the following URL: PDF eXpress. If you do not have an account, click on the link “New Users – Click here” and provide your information (email address and password).

    • Step 4: Camera-ready Paper Submission

      Submit the final version of the paper (after passing it through PDF eXpress check) through the author console in CMT. Please note that you are expected to retain the original paper’s title in the final version, and the author list cannot be changed in the final manuscript. You should rename this exact file to confirm to the following naming convention: RAICS_paperID.pdf, where paper ID is the Microsoft CMT paper id.

    • Step 5: Submission of the copyright form

      IMPORTANT : Ensure that all authors have registered in CMT with their correct names and contact emails. IEEE e-copyright takes information from CMT, and any discrepancies with the names mentioned in the paper may result in the submission being removed from the conference publication and not uploaded to IEEE Xplore. Submitting e-copyright is a one-time process and cannot be corrected. For corrections, authors must contact IEEE directly; the conference cannot assist in this regard. After uploading the final camera-ready paper (which must have passed PDF Check in IEEE PDF eXpress), click on the ‘Submit IEEE Copyright Form’ link to access the IEEE Copyright Form Submission CMT page. Click on the IEEE copyright website link. You will be redirected to the IEEE eCF site to submit the copyright form. After completing the IEEE copyright form and copyright agreements, you will have the option to download the completed IEEE Copyright Form (the corresponding author will also receive the copyright form via email). Please upload it to the same page in CMT or use the ‘drop files here’ menu. The corresponding author may submit the copyright form for all the authors of the paper.


  • Registration Guidelines

    At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register for the conference for the paper to be included in the conference proceedings and published through IEEE Xplore.

    Full registration includes the registration of one paper. Additional author registrations for the same paper come with an additional fee of 2000 INR/50 USD per head.

    The maximum length of the paper is 6 pages including references.

    Accepted and presented papers of RAICS 2024 will be submitted for possible publication in the IEEE IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. After logging to the Conference Management System, please click on the “Create new submission” tab and follow the instructions. The Title of the paper and the Abstract are to be entered separately, before uploading the paper.

  • Registration Fees

    For authors after getting the acceptance letter, the registration fees is as follows:

  • Delegates Category Fee incl. tax
    (Inclusive of 18% GST)
    Attendee IEEE Member INR 2000
    Non IEEE Member INR 3000
    Indian Student Authors IEEE Member INR 6000
    Non IEEE Member INR 7000
    Indian Academia/Industry Authors IEEE Member INR 8000
    Non IEEE Member INR 9000
    Foreign Student Authors IEEE Member USD 200
    Non IEEE Member USD 225
    Foreign Academia/Industry Authors IEEE Member USD 250
    Non IEEE Member USD 300

    *Exclusive of service tax.

    Online payment gateway UNSTOP is used. The registration process for the conference will be complete only if all the 3 steps are completed.


  • Step 1: Click on the register button available

      Enter the payer details (Email ID, Mobile number, Name, Institute name etc)

  • Step 2: PAYMENT

  • Service tax for different payment methods are

    UPI (Google Pay, BHIM, PhonePe, etc.) 2 %
    Internet Banking (All Major Banks) 3 %
    Indian Credit/ Debit Card (Visa, Mastercard, RuPay, Maestro) 3 %
    Wallet (MobiKwik, Freecharge, etc.) 3 %
    International Credit/ Debit Card 5 % / 3%
  • Step 3: Fill the EXTENDED FORM

      The details to be filled are Salutation, Category of Registrant (IEEE member or not) , If an IEEE Member Provide your Membership Id and Upload Your IEEE Membership Card , If a student, Upload your Student Id , Type of Delegate, Name of the Paper, Paper Id, Track name, food preference

      Submit the data

      An automated mail will be send to the registered email ID once the registration process is completed.

Venue : Mar Athanasius College of Engineering

The RAICS 2024 will be hosted by Mar Athanasius College of Engineering Kothamangalam. The institute has multiple halls for conducting seminars, conferences, and other events. The halls are well equipped with advanced sound systems and projectors that provide a good atmosphere for sessions and lectures. There are five seminar halls provided by our institution in different blocks. The halls are big enough to accommodate the expected crowd. All these seminar halls are air conditioned and spacious, providing a world class facility for the attendees. We have a large men’s hostel with 5 different blocks and can accommodate about 500 people and a women’s hostel which can also accommodate nearly 500 people. We also have plenty of other private hostels and lodging facilities for both men and women within a 2 km span of the college. Besides, The Silver Tips, is a four star hotel which is at a distance of 2 km from the college.


Transportation details from Kothamangalam

  • Nearest Airport: Cochin International Airport (CIAL), approximately 32 km away
  • Nearest Railway Station: Aluva Railway Station (34 km away) & Angamaly/Kalady Railway Station (35 km)

Public Transport Options

  1. Kerala State RTC bus stand 2.8 km away from the college
  2. Private bus stand, nearly 1.6kms away from the college.
  3. Taxis and Cabs for local transportation.


  • The conference attendees will be provided hostels for a nominal charge of Rs 500/-
  • There are many low budget and good hotels available in the Kothamangalam town which is only 2Km radius away from the college.