Twenty fifth National Conference On Communications (NCC) 2019

Silver Jubilee Edition
Indian Institute of Science
20-23 February 2019

Welcome to NCC 2019!












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It is our pleasure to welcome you to the twenty fifth edition of the National Conference on Communications (NCC). NCC is now widely acknowledged to be a premier conference in India covering the fields of signal processing, communications, and networks. It is run by the Joint Telematics Group comprising Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and IISc.

NCC 2019 is very special since it is the Silver Jubilee edition of the conference. It is a great milestone for the conference to have run continuously and successfully for 25 years. This is a tribute to the vision of the faculty who founded this conference and to all those who conducted it all these years. To commemorate this historic occasion, we have put together a special “Silver Jubilee Reminiscences” event. It will be held on February 22 evening. A web page to commemorate this has also been set up – it features thoughts and comments from eminent researchers from India and abroad who have participated in NCC. Do look around the conference for surprise banners and other items related to this.

In this year’s edition of NCC, we have come up with a program that blends high-quality contributed papers with invited talks, tutorials on cutting-edge topics by both academia and industry, and plenary talks by eminent researchers. NCC 2019 will feature three plenary talks, two industry keynotes, and five tutorials. Our goal has been to expose our participants from academia and industry to world-class, cutting-edge research and development.

We have also introduced a new Graduate Students Day event, in which several selected senior PhD students will present a short summary of their research work. This event will be held on February 22 afternoon. We hope that this will be appealing to students, faculty, and prospective employers. NCC 2019 will also feature cutting-edge demos from the 5G testbed project that is funded by the Department of Telecommunications and is a joint effort of several IITs, IISc, and SAMEER.

The plenary talks and industry keynotes will be held in the spacious and historic faculty hall in the main building of IISc. All other events will take place in the ECE department. We welcome you to check out our airy and bright new building in ECE. The recently inaugurated new lecture halls in this building will host several sessions and tutorials of NCC 2019. We hope you will enjoy the serene and green ambience of the ECE department. The conference proceedings will be available via download from the internet. The proceedings will also be accessible via IEEEXplore. In addition, three best paper awards and two best graduate student day talks have been instituted.

The success of NCC is due to the untiring efforts of its organizing committee and the army of volunteers from among the students and staff at IISc. We sincerely thank all the committee members for doing a wonderful job in putting together this major conference and ensuring that it runs smoothly. We thank the technical program committee for burning the midnight oil and putting together an exciting technical program.

Finally, we extend our thanks to the sponsors whose financial contributions made this conference possible. These sponsors will be exhibiting their cutting-edge products in their respective booths, and we encourage you to visit them.

We invite you to participate in and thoroughly enjoy NCC 2019.

Neelesh B. Mehta and A. Chockalingam


The NCC 2019 Graduate Student Day workshop will be held at IISc Bangalore, India, as a part of NCC 2019. It will be a forum for PhD students to showcase their work in the areas of communication, networking and signal processing. The presenters will benefit from lively discussions and critical feedback on their work.

The following are the list of candidates that are shortlisted to present their work at the workshop:

Speaker Thesis Title Affiliation Slot
Shikha Gupta Deep CNN-based SMN Representation for Scene Recognition IIT-Mandi2:15-2:26 P.M.
Nazil Perveen Spontaneous Facial Expression Recognition in WildIIT-Hyderabad2:27-2:38 P.M.
Gowdham Prabhakar P G Comparison of Ocular Parameters for Distraction Detection of Drivers in CarsIISc2:39-2:50 P.M.
Sumit Datta Efficient Compressed Sensing Magnetic Resonance Image Reconstruction for Clinical ApplicationsTezpur University2:51-3:02 P.M.
Anu Shaju Areeckal Early Diagnosis of Osteoporosis Using Metacarpal Radiogrammetry and Texture AnalysisNIT-Suratkal3:03-3:14 P.M.
Sweta Sharma Large Scale Twin Support Vector Machine and its applications in Human Activity RecognitionSouth Asian University3:15-3:26 P.M.
Rajendra Nagar Multidimensional Reflection Symmetry: Theory, Algorithms, and ApplicationsIIT-Gandhinagar3:27-3:38 P.M.
Tasleem Khan Low Complexity Distributed Arithmetic based Pipelined VLSI Architectures for LMS Adaptive FiltersIIT-Guwahati3:39-3:50 P.M.
Coffee Break3:50-4:14 P.M.
Praveen Jaraut Digital Predistortion Linearization for Multi-band/Multi-channel Software Defined TransmittersIIT-Roorkee4:15-4:26 P.M.
Jinesh Jacob Low Complexity Transmission in Few Mode Fibers using Limited Feedback of Principal ModesIIT-Bombay4:27-4:38 P.M.
Karan Gumber Low Cost RF Predistortion for Carrier Aggregated Ultra-Wideband SignalsIIT-Roorkee4:39-4:50 P.M.
Satish Kumar Tiwari Estimation and Optimization of Design Parameters in Diffusive Molecular NanonetworksIIT-Indore4:51-5:02 P.M.
Shaifu Gupta Online Multivariate Resource Usage Prediction in Cloud DatacentersIIT-Mandi5:03-5:14 P.M.
Om Jee Pandey Small World Models for Development of Wireless Sensor Network ServicesIIT-Kanpur5:15-5:26 P.M.
Priyanka Naik libVNF: Library to build Virtual Network FunctionsIIT-Bombay5:27-5:38 P.M.
Rohit Kumar Channel Selection in Dynamic Networks of Unknown SizeNIT-Delhi5:39-5:50 P.M.
Vaibhav Kumar Gupta Fair Subchannel Allocation Algorithms for the Inter Cell Interference Coordination with Fixed Transmit Power ProblemIIT-Bombay5:51-6:02 P.M.


The National Conference on Communications (NCC) is the flagship conference of India in the area of Communications, Signal Processing and Networks. It has been organized every year, starting from the year 1995, by the Joint Telematics Group (JTG) of the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science. More information on the history and previous editions of NCC can be found on this page.

NCC 2019, the silver jubilee edition, will be held at the ECE department (Golden Jubilee Hall) on the Indian Institute of Science campus.

Previous editions:

NCC 2018, NCC 2017, NCC 2016


Professor Neleesh B. Mehta,
Department of Electrical Communication Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012