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Number of Participants : 32
Date : January 5,6
Societies Involved : IEEE Consumer Electronics Society
IEEE Computer Society.

The IEEE International Workshop on Internet of Things and Smart Cities (IW-IoTSC) was held at College of Engineering Trivandrum from January 5 to 6 January 2016. It was a 2 day technical workshop which introduced participants to the intricacies of the IoT devices.This was followed by a Rapid Prototyping Session to provide a hands on experience for the participants.The event was held in association with Future Tech Labs.


To bring together key players in IoT and Smart City domains into a platform to examine key and critical innovations in IoT and Smart City initiatives.

Targeted Audience

  1. Junior Researchers.
  2. Industry Professionals
  3. Academicians
  4. Decision making Government
  5. OfficialsStudents


The event started on January 5,2016 and had participants joining in from around the country.There was also a provision for international participants to join in through Remote Participation as webinar.



  • Introduction to Internet of Things and Smart Cities


Speaker:Soumya Kanti Datta- Research Engineer in Eurecom, France and a Co-Founder of Future Tech Lab


  • The IoT Standardization Conundrum: The Way Forward


Speaker: Vishwas Lakkundi- Technical Architect at Altiux Innovations India


  • Keynote by Thinagaran Perumal


Speaker:Thinagaran Perumal- Assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia


  • Keynote Speech by Nahum D. Gershon


Speaker:Nahum D. Gershon- Principal Scientist at The MITRE Corp


  • Talk by Dhananjay Singh


Speaker: Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering at Hankuk (Korea) University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea


  • Keynote Speech by Roberto Minerva


Speaker: Chairman, IEEE Internet of Things Initiative


  • Panel Discussion on IoT and Smart Cities
  • Rapid Prototyping Session



IEEE Orientation for First years

DATE – 20TH november 2015                                      Session by Ranjith r nair
Number of participants-150

An orientation session for first year students of the college was conducted to bring them into light of the benefits of IEEE membership. The session was handled by Mr. Ranjith R  Nair, MD Chairman IEEE Kerala. Students were acknowledged during the event about the benefits of being part of a technical society in common and how IEEE stands out among them. The session received good response from the students. The session was commented to be an inspirational one.


Android App Development workshop

DATE : 15TH November 2015
Number of participants : 56

The workshop was primarily aimed at introducing freshers to the world of Android App Development. Android app development requires a basic knowledge of Java, which was new to most of the participants. The one-day workshop started with a brief overview of the basics of Java including concepts like class, inheritance, interfaces, threads, etc. The morning session also included a hands-on session on java using net beans. The installation of the android IDE (Android Studio) was also done in parallel with this session.

The afternoon session started with an introduction to the Activity Lifecycle and the basic structure of an android application project.  The participants were guided through the development of a simple “Hello World!” App, following which two more apps were built to familiarize them with widgets like textviews, edittexts and buttons. The second app also served the purpose of introducing the participants to the concept of the Intent class and how to use it to switch activities. This was followed by a session on error detection using the adb logging provided by Android Studio.


Ignite 2015

IEEE IGNITE 2015 is a novel venture initiated by IEEE Women In Engineering Chapters of College of Engineering Trivandrum and Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology to address the problem of gender disparity that exists in the field of engineering by honing the managerial and entrepreneurial skills of the students. It all started with a proposal prepared by the IEEE WIE CET Chapter for 2015 R10 WIE Support Fund under the section Congress/Forum. A fund of 400 USD was granted for the same. By this, we intended to inspire women engineers to explore the avenues of entrepreneurship and research available to them.It is also intended a platform for students from across the state to exchange ideas, interact and tap into an extensive network of professionals and thus kindle the fire within.


Venue : College of Engineering Trivandrum, Sarabhai Institute of Technology

Date : 2-4 October,2015

Theme : Re-kindle the fire in you

DAY 1:


  • Group Discussions and symposium


    • Does gender affect skill development in campus life?” was conducted by the representatives of Society for Promotion of Alternative Computing and Employment (SPACE) ; moderated by Sri. Arun, representative from SPACE Kerala, Miss Grace Tylor an MIT graduate and currently a student at Harvard University.
    • Kickstarting the Entrepreneur in You” by Srivalli Krishnan, Founder and CEO of eFar
  • “What do recruiters look for in an engineer” ; Session by A. S. Girish, HR Head at Apollo Tyres

DAY 2:

  • Workshop on Product Design by Manu T., Assistant Director of Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC)
  • Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship by Ganesh Gopal and Abhilash, Kerala Startup Mission
  • Industrial visit to FABLABS (FABrication LABoratory – small scale workshop offering digital fabrication) and M-Squared

DAY 3:


  • Talk by Pratheeksha A. K., Director Marketing at BFonics, on Women Entrepreneurship – Roles and Challenges


  • Session on Business English by Oommen Varghese, Senior Lecturer in Communicative English, Kerala State Civil Service Academy

Googly Quiz

Date : 16TH September, 2015
Number of participants : 38

Google quiz was conducted on 16 September 2015. The quiz was intended as the first program of IEEE ComSoc SB College of Engineering Trivandrum. The participants were required to cancel the questions specific time limit. However they were allowed to use Google to find the answers. The questions were accessed through the internet. The exercise was to show how hard finding specific information using Google is.

38 students attended the Quiz. There were 14 volunteers. The quiz was conducted in the MCA computer lab.


Google App Engine Workshop

DATE-12TH September 2015
Number of participants-25

IEEE Computer Society CET chapter successfully conducted a half day workshop on Google app engine on 12th September. Three speakers from GDG Trivandrum presided over the session which included basics of python and flask and also a basic idea on how to host an app on app engine. The workshop witnessed a participation of 25 students from different SBs.