TIMA 2007

About TIMA

TIMA is a forum constituted by Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) Chennai, Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Chennai, Instrument Society of India (ISOI) and The Instrumentation Systems & Automation Society (ISA), South India Section. The main objective of TIMA since its inception in 1996,is to organize International Conference, to provide a platform for academicians, professionals & industrialists in the areas of Measurement and Instrumentation, Control and Process control, MEMS and Nanotechnology, Real time systems and Automation.

The 5th International Conference on Trends in Industrial Measurements and Automation TIMA2007 organized by National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

TIMA2007 received more than 130 papers of which 66 were accepted. These papers will be presented in five sessions in two parallel tracks.

The conference and tutorial have attracted a large number of scientists, research scholars and educators from India.

Two pre-conference one day tutorials were conducted on

NANO-, NEURO-, BIO- & INFO- TECHNOLOGIES, MEMS, NEMS AND NUEROSURGERY and EMBEDDED SYSTEMS ON CHIP by Prof Vijay.K.Varadan University of Arkansas and Dr.C.P.Ravikumar, Texas Instruments, India


Six invited talks were organized on different topics and delivered by experts from Industries ,Research Organisations and Reputed Educational.

1.The role of nanotechnology and nano and micro electronics in monitoring and control of cardio vascular diseases and neuron logical disorders,

Prof. Vijay K. Varadan
Director, Institute of Nano-, Bio-, Neuro-Electronics, Sensors and Systems
University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville, AR 72701

2. A New data based approach to PID controller synthesis and design.

Prof. Shankar Bhattacharyya
Professor, Texas AM university

3. Robust and reliable wireless sensor networks for industry control and automation applications

Mr.Gourango Biswas
Honeywell, Bangalore

4. A proposal for a new plant system for the 21st century: Advanced integrated control for21st century,

Mr. Sanjeev Chakraborthy
GM- Marketing, Masibus Automation &Instrumentation Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat.

5. The challenge of low power test- just when you thought you had a handle on low power design.

Dr.C. P. Ravikumar
Texas Instruments, India.

6. Affinity cantilever and EIS based bio sensor for Cardiac Diagnostics

Dr. Ram Gopal Rao
Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering,


The generous financial support from the various organizations listed below is gratefully acknowledged.

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Tiruchirappalli
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi
  • Future Techno Designs Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore
  • Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Sethu Institute of Technology, Virudhunagar
  • MAM College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli
  • Saranathan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli
  • Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research, Chennai
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • The ISA, South India Section, Chennai
  • Resurgent Corporate Support Services Private Limited, Chennai
  • Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, Bangalore
  • Bigtec Private Limited, Bangalore
  • Elmack Engineering Services, Chennai
  • EDUTECH India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai
  • Masibus Automation and Instrumentation Pvt. Ltd, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
  • Mookambigai College of Engineering, Pudukottai
  • K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode
  • B. S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Engineering College, Chennai
  • AR-AIRCONS, Tiruchirappalli
  • Micromax Systems Private Limited, Tiruchirappalli
  • Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chennai

Advisory Committee


R.N. Misra, Group General Manager, BHEL, Tiruchirappalli


Dr. A R Upadhya, Director, NAL, Banglore

Dr. Vikram Kumar, Director, NPL, New Delhi

Dr. K Natarajan, Additional General Manager, BEL, Banglore

Dr. M. M. Nayak, Group Director, LPSC, ISRO, Banglore

Dr. Vijay K Varadan, Director, CENNESS, University of Arkansas, USA

Dr. Shankar Bhattacharyya, Professor, Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. Krishnan Balasubramanian, Professor, IIT Madras, Chennai

Dr. S. Ranganathan, Vice Chancellor, BIHER, Chennai

Dr. P. E. Sankaranarayanan, Dean, Sathyabama Engineering College, Chennai

Mr. S. P. Nath, TATA Elxsi Ltd., Banglore

Dr. Vilambi NRK Reddy, Chairman & MD, J and R Business Enterprises, Tiruchirappalli

Mr. P. Bala, CEO, FTD Technology PTE Ltd., Singapore

Dr. Singaram Jayakumar, CTO, Epigon Media Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

Organizing Committee


Dr. M. Chidambaram, Director, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli


Dr.P. Kanagasabapathy, Dean, MIT, Chennai

Mr. K. Subramanyam, Scientist, CEERI, Chennai


Dr. M. Umapathy, Assistant Professor, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Dr. S. Dharmalingam, AGM(C&I), BHEL, Tiruchirappalli

Joint Secretaries

Ms. G. Uma, Senior Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Dr. A. Gopal, Scientist, CEERI center, Chennai


Ms. B. Vasuki, Senior Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Joint Treasurer

Mr. N. Sivakumaran, Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Chairs (Technical Committee)

Dr. T. K. Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Dr. R. Jayapal, AGM, EDN, BHEL, Bangalore

Chairs (Tutorial Committee)

Dr. T. Thyagarajan, Professor, MIT, Chennai

Dr. B. Venkataramani, Professor, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Chairs (Publications Committee)

Dr. J. Prakash, Assistant Professor, MIT, Chennai

Dr. A. Ramakalyan, Assistant Professor, NIT, Tiruchirappalli


Mr. S. Ananthanarayanan, Ex. Scientist, CLRI, Chennai

Dr. Ranganath Muthu, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai

Dr. K. K. Anil kumar, Assistant Professor, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Ms. K. Dhanalakshmi, Senior Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Mr. K. Srinivasan, Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Mr. S. Meenatchisundaram, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal

Mr. A. Seshagirirao, Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Dr. K Sundareswaran, Assistant Professor, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Mr. R. Kumar, Senior Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Dr. S. Kumanan, Assistant Professor, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Dr. J. Sarat Chandra Babu, Assistant Professor, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Mr. K. Pannir Selvam, Selection Grade Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Mr. M. Arivazhagan, Senior Lecturer, NIT, Tiruchirappalli

Mr. S. Jayaprakash, Senior DGM, BHEL, Tiruchirappalli

Mr. E. S. Salaikuberan, Senior Manager, BHEL, Tiruchirappalli

Dr. M. A. Maluk Mohamed, Principal, MAM College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli

Dr. A. Elango, Principal, Sethu Institute of Technology, Virudhunagar

Mr. G Muthuraman, Saranathan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli