IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) activities in Kerala were formally initiated on 17 February 1975 as a subsection under the then India section. Kerala subsection became part of the Bangalore Section in 1976 upon formation of India Council, and later, it became a full Section in 1983. From the outset, IEEE Kerala Section has been noted for its vibrant activities. Several innovations from IEEE Kerala Section in organizing activities for students as well as professionals were appreciated and replicated by the global IEEE community. Winner of Region 10 (Asia Pacific) Outstanding Large Section Award in 2004, 2009 and 2015. IEEE Kerala Section has been organizing high quality, high impact technical events including several international conferences in the recent past. IEEE Kerala Section maintains active volunteerism through its student activities board, 10 chapters and 4 affinity groups.
The International Conference on “Signal Processing, Informatics, Communication and Energy Systems (SPICES)” is to be held at Kollam, Kerala, India. It is expected to be a platform for technical exchange amongst researchers from academia, research laboratories, and industries in various emerging fields of Signal Processing, Communication, Computer Science, Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Instrumentation and Control Systems spanning across five tracks. The technical program includes keynote speeches, plenary talks, regular technical sessions, and special sessions.
Thangal Kunju Musaliar College of Engineering (TKMCE) is one of the premier institutions of national importance in higher technical education and research (http://www.tkmce.ac.in). It was established in 1958 as the first grant-in-aid engineering college in the state of Kerala by the late Janab A Thangal Kunju Musaliar, an industrialist, philanthropist and a great visionary who played a pivotal role in providing the much needed momentum to the state’s economy. Started with three branches and 120 students, the college now admits more than 740 students in the 8 under graduate programs. The college also offers post graduate programs in engineering, management and computer applications. The institute has organized several symposia, seminars, conferences and workshops of national and international importance. The campus is located 5 kms away from Kollam aside NH 744 and 70 km from international airport.