Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & IoT Paris, France.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Ali Alouani

Tennessee Technological University, USA

Keynote: Hybrid Navigation System for Minimally Invasive Surgery -Phase I: Offline Sensors Calibration

Time : 09:30-10:15

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Ali T. Alouani works as a Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Tennessee Technological University. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in the year 1986.Dr. Alouani developed and taught many undergraduate and graduate courses in the Systems and Signals areas. To date, he has published 120 technical journal and conference papers. He holds 4 patents. He has been active in many areas of Electrical & Computer Engineering. His theoretical research includes Stochastic Systems, Sensor Data Fusion, Artificial Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems, Robust Control, Power Systems Stability & Control, Independent Component Analysis.


Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is not currently widely used by surgeons due to its cost and complex training requirement of surgeons.
As a first step toward making MIS a more accessible technology to use is to provide the surgeon with quality images inside the patient as well as the surgical tool location automatically in real time in a common reference frame. Then provide real-time suggestions of how to navigate inside the human body in order to follow the pre-operation (pre-op) path.
The objective of this paper is to build a platform to accomplish this goal. A set of three heterogeneous asynchronous sensors is proposed to help the surgeon navigate surgical tools inside the human body. The proposed system consists of a Laser Range Scanner (LRS) to emulate the CT/MRI whose image is used to generate the pre-op path by the surgeons, an Electromagnetic Tracking System (EMTS) that provides three dimensional position and orientation of the surgical tool inside the human body, and a small size camera attached to the EMTS to provide real-time images. This set of sensors provides all the necessary information needed for MIS navigation.
The sensors have a different data rate, different reference frames, and independent clocks. A prerequisite for successful navigation is to represent all the sensors data in a common reference frame. The focus of this paper is on offline calibration of the three sensors, i.e. before the surgical device is inserted in the human body. This is a pre-requisite for real-time navigation inside the human body.
The proposed off-line calibration technique was tested using experimental laboratory data. The accuracy of the calibration process was promising with an average error of 0.1081mm and 0.0872mm along the x and y directions, respectively, in the 2D camera image.
The next phases of this work will be highlighted in the presentation.

Keynote Forum

Falah Ali

University of Sussex, UK

Keynote: 5G The Next Frontier in Wireless Communications

Time : 10:15:11:00

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Falah Ali is currently a Reader in Digital Communications at the University of Sussex. He leads the Communications Research Group in the Department of Engineering and Design. He received his PhD from the University of Warwick, and his MSc and BSc from Cardiff University, in the UK. He also held a postdoctoral position at Lancaster University focused on advanced multiple access techniques for wireless communications. He published over 100 papers in reputable journals and conferences and has served as a chair and member of technical programme committees in several conferences. His research interests are in 5G wireless communications systems. He is a Fellow of IET, a Senior member of IEEE, and a Chartered Engineer.


5G is much more than just evolution of the mobile technology. It will empower new functionalities for people, society and enterprise. 5G is expected to provide fibre like data rate with massive system capacity, and ultra-reliable and extreme real-time communications. These are vital in the advancements of many new applications including the Internet-of-Things, driverless cars, virtual reality, tactile internet and more. In this talk, I will provide an overview of 5G vision and performance targets followed by some key enabling technologies and examples of the research work at the University of Sussex.

Keynote Forum

Eduard Babulak

Fellow Member, Royal Society,UK

Keynote: Future Robotics and Automation for the Third Millennium

Time : 11:20-12:05

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Professor Eduard Babulak, is accomplished international scholar, researcher, consultant, educator, professional engineer and polyglot, with more than thirty years of experience. He served as successfully published and his research was cited by scholars all over the world. He serves as Chair of the IEEE Vancouver Ethics, Professional and Conference Committee.

He was Invited Speaker at the University of Cambridge, MIT, Yokohama National University and University of Electro Communications in Tokyo, Japan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sungkyunkwan University in Korea, Penn State in USA, Czech Technical University in Prague, University at West Indies, Graz University of Technology, Austria, and other prestigious academic institutions worldwide. 


The future research, innovation and development in the field of Automation and Robotics, in conjunction with the ubiquitous access to Internet, Information Communications Technologies (ICT), Smart Computational Devices (SCD), and Ultrafast Global Communication. The third millennium is a new era the Smart Cyberspace that is becoming pervasive in its nature while connecting the next generation of Ultra-smart Robotic Devices with the computationally powerful SCDs accessible to anyone, anywhere and at any time.

IN support of Automation and Robotics, the telecommunications networks providers and SCDs developers, are working together to create much faster transmission channels with provision of higher quality of service for any multimedia content for anyone, anywhere at any time. The Human Machine Interface with high definition audio and video, facilitates seamless control of Smart Robotics & Computational Devices (SRCD), which are becoming a common technology in family homes, business, academic, and business, and industry worldwide.

Today, SRCD are communicating via Robotic Internet and may be accessible to public and private customers, while storing important and to some extend confidential information in their memory. In case that SRCD may be lost, stolen or hacked into, the information stored in the memory could be abused, compromised or used for malicious purposes. In near coming future we may see the SRDC be used to aid, or to protect family residential areas, private homes, schools, hospitals, manufacturing plants, as well as, Cyber Physical Critical Infrastructures (CPCI) such as, atomic power and chemical plants, and large cities.

The further research, innovation and development of Future Ultra-SRCD side by side with Future Ultrafast Robotic Internet, will require even more research, innovation and development in the field of Cyber Assurance and Security. Proper Safety and Security mechanisms and policies will become critical to protect the SRCD and COIP from any form of intrusion or cyber threads from anyone, from anywhere at any time.

The author discusses the current and future trends of research, innovation and developments in SRCD, CPCI and Cyber Assurance, in conjunction with the Future Ultra-Fast Internet and Ultra-SRCD. The author promotes creation of multidisciplinary multinational research teams and development of Next Generation SRCD and Fully Automated Environment while utilizing Ultra-Smart Robotic & Computational Devices, in conjunction with the critical Cyber Safety and Assurance challenges for today and for tomorrow.