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Conference on “Technologies for Future Cities”

8th, 9th January, 2019, organized by Pillai College of Engineering (PCE)

Humanity expects more inflow to cities in near future. Technologies need to evolve to keep pace with the anticipated urbanization to support a sustained increase in standard of living. Needs are diverse, from simple basic to complex sophisticated desires. A collective solution demands merger of cutting edge technologies through collaborative engineering. The problems are bound to be multidisciplinary and the required approaches need to be interdisciplinary. This conference aims at providing a common platform for experts and novices to meet, present their work and exchange ideas on the diverse fields possibly aiding the subject cause in near future. The conference would consist of contributory papers and invited talks.

About Pillai College of Engineering

Pillai College of Engineering (Erstwhile Pillai Institute of Information Technology until April 2016), established in 1999 under the patronage of Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai, has always sought to develop in its students a sound technical foundation while encouraging their natural curiosity and believes the true success of engineering in complementing theory with practice. The institute is affiliated to the University of Mumbai, approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and is recognized by Government of Maharashtra and DTE, Maharashtra.

The institute strives to provide state of the art facilities conducive to effective teaching-learning, research and consultancy. It further takes every effort in inculcating in the minds of students the respect for the environment. PCE is approved Research Centre of Mumbai University, which offers PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering. Pillai College of Engineering has successfully undertaken and completed urbanization studies for UN office project on ‘Urban Expansion’ in collaboration with New York University and continues to provide consultancy in similar fields to Tata Consultancy Engineering (TCE) and CIDCO.

About Panvel, Navi Mumbai

Panvel is the first Municipal Corporation of Raigad, has been the oldest municipal council of Maharashtra. The city is also famous for its heritage of lakes, temples, nearby sanctuary and forts. The authority of City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) has been the backbone in the development of Panvel. Located on the outskirts of Mumbai, Panvel has been all set to become the new transportation hub of Maharashtra serving the major trade and passenger routes by road, rail and air.

International Advisory Committee

Dr. Leisa Armstrong, Edith Cowan Univarsity, Perth, AustraliaDr. Saurabh Nagar, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Matrialien und Energie, Germany
Dr. D. K. Aswal, Director, CSIR-NPL, DelhiDr. Shyam Karode, Himarn Tech. Ltd., UK
Dr. Santanu Chaudhury, Director, CSIR-CEERI, PilaniDr. Rakesh Kumar, Director, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur
Prof. S. L. Dhingra, IIT Bombay (retd)Prof. Prashant Waghmare, University of Alberta, Canada
Mr. Udayabhaskar Gullapalli, Sr. V. P. & Head Enviroment, Reliance IndustriesProf. Joshua Taylor, University of Toronto, Canada
Mr. Patrick Lampson Hall, New York University, USADr. P. K. Tewari, Associate Director (Retired) Chemical Group, BARC, Mumbai
Padam Shri. S. P. Kale, BARC (retd), Mumbai

National Advisory Committee

Dr. Milind Akarte, NITIE, MumbaiDr. Sunil Kumar Kopparapu, Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai
Dr. Dibyendu Sekhar Bag, Joint Director, DMSRD (DRDO), KanpurDr. Vijai Kumar, Director, J. N. College of Technology, Bhopal
Dr. Sanjiv Bavishi, Director IBM, BengaluruDr. Abhishek Mahajan, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
Mr. Jitendra Bhambure, Blue Star, MumbaiMs. Sulakshana Mahajan, Freelance Urban Planner, Thane
Dr. Satyanarayana Bheesette, TIFR, MumbaiProf. S. S. Mahapatra, NIT, Rourkela
Dr. Suryasarathi Bose, IISc, BangaloreDr. Bernard Menezes, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Dr. Suprotim Das, Senior Manager, R&D, Tata Steel, JamshedpurProf. Sushil Mishra, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Dr. Ajay Deshpande, Asian Development BankDr. G. N. Rathna, IISc, Bangalore
Dr. V. Susheela Devi, IISc, BangaloreProf. M. V. Rane, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Mr. K. R. Ghorpade, Chief Planner, MMRDA (Retd), MumbaiProf. M. R. S. Reddy, IIT Madras, Chennai
Prof. Ajay Gupta, Amity University, NoidaProf. Avik Samanta, IIT Patna, Patna
Prof. S. J. Gupta, Computer Society of India, Mumbai ChapterDr. Sasikumar M., Director CDAC, Mumbai
Mr. Pankaj Joshi, Urban Planning, Heritage Conservation Committee, MMRDA, MumbaiDr. Munir Sayyad, Asst. Vice President, Reliance Jio, Mumbai
Ms. Pritika Hingorani, IDFC Institute, MumbaiDr. P. Shrivastava, PADECO, Mumbai
Dr. Sourabh Jain, Global Foundries, MumbaiProf. A. K. Singh, IIT Bombay, Mumbai (Retired)
Dr. A. R. Kambekar, S. P. College, MumbaiProf. A. Srinivasan, IIT Guwahati
Mr. Prashant Khankhoje, Director, Global Energy Pvt. Ltd., MumbaiProf. Radha Srinivasan, University of Mumbai, Kalina, Mumbai
Dr. Vijay Kulkarni, Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure, MumbaiProf. S. N. Talbar, SGGS, Nanded
Dr. Jainarayan Tripathi, ST Microelectronics, MumbaiProf. Vikram Vishal, IIT Bombay, Mumbai
Prof. S. K. Ukrande, Dean Science and Technology, MU, Principal, KJSCE


Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai, CEO, MES
Dr. Daphne Pillai, Secretary, MES
Mr. Franav Pillai, Dy CEO, MES
Prof. Munawira Kotyad, PHCET


Dr. S. M. Joshi, Principal, PCE


Dr. P. S. Goyal, Dean R&D, PCE

Joint Secretaries

Dr. Onkar S Sahasrabudhe, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PCE
Dr. Avinash Vaidya, Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, PCE
Dr. Mahendra Khandkar, Department of Physics, PCE

Organising Committee

Dr. Madhumita Chatterjee, PCEDr. Lata Menon, PHiMSR
Dr. Sharvari Govilkar, PCEDr. Chelpa Lingam, PHCET
Dr. Dhanraj Tambuskar, PCEDr. Arif N. Merchant, PiCA
Dr. Divya Padmanabham, PCEDr. Satish Nair, PIMSR
Dr. R. H. Khade, PCEDr. Sally Enos, PCER
Dr. Arun Pillai, PCEProf. Amar Mange, PHCP
Mr. P. Kumaran, PCEDr. P. S. Lokhande, PCE
Dr. Satishkumar Varma, PCEDr. M. D. Nadar, PHCET

Our Reviewers

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Tracks and Sessions

Tracks and Sessions for the Conference on “Technologies for Future Cities”

Software Technologies
Coordinator: Dr. Madhumita Chatterjee, PCE
Systems for Future Cities
Coordinator: Dr. Priam Pillai, PCE
Software for Urban Planning, 3D modeling, Urban Land Management, Urban UtilitiesCommunication Systems
GIS and Remote Sensing Power Generation and Distribution Systems
Crowdsourcing DataEmbedded and Automation Systems
Digital Image and Video ProcessingTransportation Systems
Use of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Analytics and Information SecurityDisaster Management and Early Warning Systems
Use of Information and Communication (ICT) TechnologiesWater Supply, Sanitation, Pollution Control, Healthcare, Infrastructure
Waste Management
Real Time Monitoring
Supply Chain Management
Hardware Technologies
Coordinator: Prof. Monika Bhagwat, PCE
Policies and Governance for Future Cities
Coordinator: Dr. Satish Nair, PIMSR
Home AutomationUrban Planning
Electric Vehicles, Self-driving CarIntegrated Water Management System including Sewage
Controls, Instrumentation and RoboticsMass Transport Links and an Efficient and Environment Friendly Transport System including Maintenance of Roads
Smart Devices, VLSI, Sensors and ActuatorsServices such as Power Supply, HVAC&R, Waste Management, Disaster Management, Efficient Police, Cyber Security
Non-conventional Energy Sources, Energy Storage, AC and DC SuppliesInfrastructure Management and Facilitation of Good Healthcare, Education and Sports
Smart StructuresFinancial Inclusion
Green Buildings
Materials for Future Cities
Coordinator: Dr. Divya Padmanabhan, PCE
Smart Materials
Environmental Friendly Materials
New Construction Materials
Recycling and Efficient Use of Materials

Program Schedule

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Call for Papers

The manuscripts should be submitted latest by 15th October, 2018.
Manuscript Template is available in the 'Downloads' section of this website.
Authors are requested to adhere to the guidelines for smooth processing of the manuscript.
Manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism prior to the commencement of peer review process.
The comments of the reviewers will be communicated to the authors by 30th November, 2018.
Selected manuscripts will be hosted online with a highly renowned group. (hosting details)
Mahatma Education Society will also publish the conference proceedings of the selected manuscripts in the form of a book with an ISBN.
The ISBN would bear the reference on the online hosting page.
It is mandatory that at least one of the authors registers and presents the paper at the conference.
Manuscripts should be sent by email to ctfc@mes.ac.in.

Important Dates

Last Date of Submitting Paper
31st October, 2018
Communication to authors on acceptance of their Paper
30th November, 2018
Registration Opens1st December, 2018
Last Date of Submitting Full Camera Ready Manuscript15th December, 2018
Last Date for Registration2nd January, 2019


Accommodation on request basis could be made available to registered participants on individual or sharing basis subject to availability. During registrations, participants are requested to opt for the need well in advance to enable us to make the necessary arrangements.
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The conference will also host the workshops on following topics:

  1. Remote Sensing and GIS
  2. Machine Learning using Python

Experts from Urban Expansion Observatory (UXO) of the institute would provide hands on to the participants. Participants can opt for one of the workshops at the time of conference registration (Option available on Registration Form)

Registration Fees

CategoryAuthorsAttendance Only
Faculty₹ 2500/-₹ 1000/-
Delegates from Industry₹ 5000/-₹ 4000/-
Students (UG / PG / PhD)₹ 1500/-₹ 750/-
Foreign DelegatesUSD 100------

The registration fees include conference kit, conference proceedings in a CD, refreshments and lunch at the conference venue and a complementary workshop.

Manuscripts should be sent by email to ctfc@mes.ac.in.
Regarding Accommodation: Contact Person
Please contact Prof. Yogesh Kene regarding your accommodation requests on following mobile numbers: +91 9960821181 and +91 8369129689
Please note that accommodation will be made available with nominal charges of Rs. 500/- per person.


8th January, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Parallel Sessions

Introduction to Remote Sensing & GIS

Data acquisition about an object without physical contact through satellite or drone based sensor technologies, has diverse application domains which involve surveying. Remote sensing data relies on its spatial, spectral, radiometric and temporal resolutions. GIS processes the data and aids in more precise and fact based decision making.

Workshop Contents:

  1. Introduction to ArcGIS & remote sensing
  2. Exposure to Open source application ‘QGiS’
  3. Hands-on training followed by Case Studies

Machine Learning Using Python

Is a subset of artificial intelligence which advocates cognitive learning of the computing machine through data processing using statistical algorithms which aids in data driven predictions.

Workshop Contents:

  1. What is Machine Learning
  2. Introduction to pandas, numpy and matplotlib
  3. Performance measures
  4. Classification
  5. Clustering
  6. Regression
  7. Application of Machine Learning

Proceedings on Conference on Technologies for Future Cities (CTFC) 2019

CTFC-2019 Proceedings published by Mahatma Education Society and distributed by Pillai College of Engineering with ISBN: 978-93-82626-27-5 (click to download the PDF)
CTFC-2019 Proceedings hosted online by SSRN (click to subscribe to this e-Journal)

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