SOCCER 2020    VIRTUAL Symposium

International Symposium on Control, Communication and
Embedded System for Robotics

  • 03-04 October 2020

National Institute of Technology Silchar, India

Sponsored by SPARC, MHRD, Government of India


National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar, an Institute of National Importance under the NIT Act was established in 1967 as Regional Engineering College (REC) Silchar in Assam. In the year 2002, it was upgraded to the status of an NIT from REC. NIT Silchar is situated on the banks of river Barak and on a sprawling campus spread over 600 acres of land on the outskirts of Silchar. NIT Silchar is a fully residential Institution. At present it offers six undergraduate courses in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science & Engineering and Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering. All the departments of the Institute also offer M. Tech. and Ph. D. programmes.

About Department

The department offers core courses in Control Systems, Power Systems, Electrical Machines, Instrumentation, Switchgear and Industrial Protection, Microprocessors and Microcontrollers etc. The state-of-the-art Lab facility exists in the department like Machine Lab, Microprocessor & Embedded System Lab, Computational Lab and Advance Control Lab, etc. to name a few. Various research and development activities are taken up by the department to put the students on busy schedules enabling them to blend to the modern industrial requirements. The department regularly organizes seminars, workshops, conferences at national and international level.

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Call for Papers

Scope & Objectives
Topics of Interest
Paper Submission

Scope and Objectives

The primary focus for the SOCCER 2020 is the control, wireless communication and development of embedded systems for robotic applications. Robot control technology is widely used for space, surgery, rehabilitation, micro machine, entertainment, underwater, civil engineering, professional and domestic services, security etc. Consequently, control will continue to play an increasingly important role in the areas of robotics including robot-robot and human-robot cooperation in various dynamic scenarios. Subsequently, due to changing communication infrastructure and technologies, it is highly desirable these days to propagate control commands through wireless communication channels/medium. Thus, inclusion of wireless communication for control of robotic systems possess serious challenges to the performance of the control system, thereby the development and testing control algorithms for robotic systems/applications under such communication environment needs cutting edge technologies. Furthermore, for real-time implementation of the control through present day communication networks requires realizable and scalable embedded design. Contributions on basic research of control over networks as well as on relevant robotics applications are included.

This Symposium provides an opportunity to present and discuss research and development work pertaining to intelligent control, deployment of intelligent and nonlinear control and embedded control for robotic system emerging for non-standard operating environment.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to the followings

  • Intelligent control over wireless network: mobile robots, vehicles and UAVs Semi-, highly- and full-automated driving
  • Formation flying and control for defense applications
  • Control of space vehicles
  • Control problems of Haptic devices
  • Control problems of Telemanipulation
  • Control problems of Networked robots

Paper Submission

Final date of submission: 31 July, 2020

Notification Of Acceptance: 20 September, 2020

Submission of the updated paper: 30 September, 2020

Paper submission is open and through Easy Chair. Please follow Easy Chair

PPlease use the following templates (maximum pages 20):    Microsoft Word Template      Latex Template.

Please use the following templates:    Copyright transfer      Permission form for any copyright material used in manuscript.


The papers will be published as book chapters of a Springer book series Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. The tentative outline of the book is as follows:

  • Section 1: Attributed papers on Fundamental Control theories for robotic applications.
  • Section 2: Attributed papers on Communication and Control for robotic applications.
  • Section 3: Attributed papers on Embedded system design for robotic applications.
  • Section 4: Attributed papers on Intelligent Control for robotic applications.
  • Section 5: Attributed papers on Multi-agent system and cooperative control

A best paper award will be given to the study which will be selected by the committee among the presented papers in SOCCER 2020. An award committee will be recommended by the advisory committee and the nominees will be evaluated with blind peer review system. Study’s relevance to the symposium’s scope, its scientific contribution, writing/presentation style will be considered in the evaluation process.

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Keynote Speakers

Dalhousie University, Canada
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Day 1. 3rd October, 2020

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Day 2. 4th October, 2020

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Indian participants have to pay the registration fee via online transfer to the account of the Director, NITSilchar
(A/C No.: 10521277057, Branch: NIT Silchar, IFSC: SBIN0007061).

Registration to be done after your paper is accepted for the conference. At the time of registration please upload scan copy of your online-transaction slip for verification in pdf or jpg format.

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Foregin Participants: Registration procedure to be announced soon.

Registration Fee

Registration Type Early-bird Registration Late Registration
Indian Foreign ( in USD) Indian Foreign ( in USD)
Industry ₹ 1,000 $ 20 ₹ 1,000 $ 20
Faculty ₹ 1,000 $ 20 ₹ 1,000 $ 20
Student ₹ 500 $ 10 ₹ 500 $ 10