Indo – Israel International Joint Conference on

Sustainable Cities

A joint conference in partnership between Tel Aviv University (TAU),
Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center (ARO),
PSG College of Technology (PSGCT) and Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT)

29-30 January 2020 | PSGCT and Kumaraguru Campus,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India


Tel Aviv University, Israel (TAU), Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel (ARO), PSG College of Technology(PSGCT), India and Kumaraguru College of Technology(KCT), India have come together to hold a two day Bi-National Conference on Sustainable Cities.The conference will host scholars/experts from India and Israel who have done significant research on sustainable cities.

Disruptive technologies such as IOT, Big Data, Blockchain, AI, VR/ AR are changing our lives in inordinate ways. These technologies will transform the way we consume, travel, exercise, relax, feed, house and clothe ourselves. This two day Bi-National Conference will explore how disruptive technologies will impact the infrastructure, commutation of resources and services, economic transactions and overall functioning of the cities.


The objectives of holding this international conference are the following:

  • To promote India- Israel research partnership between academic institutions in the area of Sustainable Cities
  • To bring in the best of Israel’s Sustainable Cities technologies to India and identify research opportunities that localizes the research and makes it relevant for Indian stakeholders.
  • To allow government officials from various cities selected under the Smart Cities initiative in India to utilize the expertise of globally available technologies.
  • To promote connections between Israeli and Indian industry in the area of Sustainable Cities and other technologies.

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Track 1 Smart City Applications
Track 2 Smart Transportation
Track 3 Remote Sensing
Track 4 Big data & machine learning
Track 5 Sensors & Controls
Track 6 Energy
Track 7 Urban Agriculture
Track 8 City modeling
Track 9 Smart Cities
Track 10 Water recycling and Water quality in cities
Track 11 Human Comfort and sensors
Track 12 Urban (micro) Climate
Track 13 Food losses & effective use of food waste in cities
Track 14 Waste management technologies
Track 15 Satellite application for agriculture & environment
Track 16 Robotics & Automation

Important dates

Date Activity
oct 15, 2019 Deadline for abstract submission
Nov 30, 2019 Deadline for full paper submission
Dec 15, 2019 Full Paper acceptance notification
Dec 31, 2019 Early bird registration deadline
Jan 15, 2020 Registration Closes
Jan 29 and 30, 2020 Conference

Guidelines to authors on publications

Please prepare the manuscript in accordance with the IEEE Template and submit papers through Easy Chair link:

Peer reviewed, Accepted papers can also be presented through Skype.

Accepted papers will be submitted for possible inclusion into

  1. Peer reviewed and accepted manuscripts will be published either
  2. As conference proceedings in CRC Press’s Taylor and Francis – for free or In the following Scopus indexed journals with publication charges between Rs. 6000 to Rs. 10000 per paper. Based on their preference, authors will need to bear the cost of publishing in these journals.
S.NO Journal Name ISSN
1 International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE) E-ISSN:2277-3878
2 International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT) ISSN: 2249-8958
3 International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE) ISSN: 2278-3075
4 International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems ISSN: 0975-3060

Registration details

Domestic Delegates

Author Registration Rs 3,000
Attendee Registration Rs 2,000
UG/PG Students Rs 1,000
Agri/Water Workshop Rs 500

International Delegates

Author Registration $ 100
Attendee Registration $ 50
UG/PG Students $ 50

Steering Committee

Prof.Yosi Shacham

The Bernard L. Schwartz Chair for Nano Scale Information Technologies, TAU

Prof.Eyal Ben Dor

Head, Remote Sensing Laboratory, TAU


Prof.Eyal Ben-Dor

Professor, Dept of Geography and Human Environment, TAU

Chief Patrons

Shri L Gopalakrishan

Managing Trustee, PSG Institutions

Dr.B. K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar

Chairman, KCT

Shri M.Balasubramaniam

Correspondent, KCT

Shri Shankar Vanavarayar

Joint Correspondent, KCT



Principal, PSGCT


Principal, KCT


Director, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies

Steering Committee

Dr.S.Subha Rani

Professor & Head, Dept. of ECE, PSGCT


Professor & Head, Dept. of Biotechnology, PSGCT


Professor & Head, Dept. of ICE, PSGCT


Professor & Head, I/C Dept. of EEE, PSGCT

Dr.Manivel R

Head, R&D and Professor, Mechanical Engineering, KCT

Dr.Saraswathi N

Professor & Head, Bio-Technology, KCT

Dr.Ram Sundaram N

Associate Professor & Head, Civil Engineering, KCT

Dr.Cynthia J

Professor & Head, Computer Science and Engineering, KCT

Dr.Thirumoorthi P

Professor, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, KCT

Prof.Umesh M.V

Associate Professor, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, KCT

Advisory Committee Members

Dr. P A Manoharan

Chairman, IEEE Madras Section

Dr.Mukul Chandorka

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Mumbai


Professor Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT, Calicut.

Dr.Gautam Poddar

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur

Dr.K Chandrasekaran

Professor and Dean, Dean - R &Consultancy, Professor, CSE, NIT, Surathkal

Dr.Masilamani V

Professor, IIITDM, Kanchepuram

Dr.Vineeth N Balasubramanian

Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad


Dr.L.Ashok Kumar

Professor & Associate Head, Dept. of EEE, PSGCT

Mr.Ravi Kandasamy

Head, PMO, KCT

Tel Aviv University (TAU)

Tel Aviv University (TAU) - Israel’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher learning - is home to over 30,000 students studying in nine faculties and over 125 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and the arts.

PSG College of Technology (PSG)

PSG College of Technology, an ISO 9001:2000 certified institution is one of the foremost institutions founded by the PSG & Sons’ Charities Trust (1926). The College was established in the year 1951 and the Founders wisely decided to locate it in the same campus as the PSG Industrial Institute for effective industry-institute interaction.

The Agricultural Research Institute (ARO)

Israel’s Gene Bank for Agricultural Crops is also located on the ARO Volcani Center campus., responsible for Plant Sciences, Animal Science, Plant Protection, Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, and Postharvest and Food Sciences. ARO also operates four research stations, in various parts of the country, and serves as a testing center for agricultural produce and equipment.

Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT)

Situated in the city of Coimbatore, a part of Nilgiri biosphere, KCT, with 35 years of illustrious service continues to be the destination institution for students who seek challenging academic programmes and co-curricular experiences, engaged faculty, and a vibrant campus culture that will sustain them by the love of learning and a commitment to responsible stewardship.