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Volume No. 40 | Issue No. 6 | September 2016   

MEDICAL IMAGE
PROCESSING

RESEARCH FRONT
A Framework for
Hyperspectral
Image
Segmentation 28

COVER STORY
Medical Image Processing:
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ARTICLE
An Overview 7
Engineering
Education In India
TECHNICAL TRENDS – A Roadmap to the
Trend in Medical imaging 26 Future 35
Know Your CSI
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CSI COMMUNICATIONS VOLUME NO. 40 • ISSUE NO. 6 • SEPTEMBER 2016

Chief Editor
DR. A. K. NAYAK Contents
Cover Story
Editor
DR. VIPIN TYAGI Medical Image Processing : An Overview 7
Jyothi Shetty and Niranjan N Chiplunkar
Medical Imaging and Processing 10
Published by Dushyant Kumar Singh
MR. SANJAY MOHAPATRA Pathological Brain Detection Systems : A Review 13
Deepak Ranjan Nayak, Ratnakar Dash, Banshidhar Majhi and Pankaj K. Sa
For Computer Society of India
Overview of Medical Image Segmentation in MR Human Head Scans 17
R. Siva Shankar and K. Somasundara
Design, Print and Medical Ultrasound Imaging 20
Dispatch by A. R. Anil and N. K. Ragesh
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Medical Image Retrieval using DICOM Format 23
Amol Prakash Bhagat and Mohammad Atique

Technical Trends
Trend in Medical imaging 26
Nityesh Bhatt and Abhishek Agrawal

Research Front
A Framework for Hyperspectral Image Segmentation 28
B. Ravi Teja and K. Venkatarao
Model Based Approach for Effective Diagnosis of MS-Lesions 31
K. Naveen Kumar and Y. Srinivas

Articles
Engineering Education In India – A Roadmap to the Future 35
N. J. Rao

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Editorial

Dear Fellow CSI Members,


Medical Image Processing deals with the techniques and processes of creating visual
representations of the body for medical analysis. It helps in extracting useful information
from various body parts for diagnosis and treatment. It helps in identification and analysis
of body parts that may not be visible by human eye. It includes the enhancement and
analysis of images captured using various techniques like x-ray, ultrasound, MRI, optical
imaging. Computer algorithms can provide analysis in 2-dimensions or 3-dimensions to
identify patterns and characteristics which are indicative of various ailments.
Medical Image Processing is an interdisciplinary area consisting of Computer science,
Information Technology, Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics,
Psychology etc. The recent advances in medical image processing will help in making
significant advances in understanding of life and disease processes, and ability to deliver
quality healthcare.
Keeping in mind the importance of Medical Image Processing in today’s context, the publication committee of Computer Society
of India, selected the theme of CSI Communications (The Knowledge Digest for IT Community) September 2016 issue as “Medical
Image Processing”.
Cover Story contains first article “Medical Image Processing: An Overview”, J. S. Niranjan and N. N. Chiplunkar that explains
various steps in medical image processing Next cover story “Medical Imaging and Processing” by D. K. Singh gives an overview of
medical imaging with the help of an example of brain tumor detection. Next article in this category “Pathological Brain Detection
Systems: A Review” by D. R. Nayak, R. Dash, B. Majhi and P.K. Sa provides an overview of system used to detect abnormalities in
the brain correctly with the help of MRI scanning. In next cover story “Overview of Medical Image Segmentation in MR Human Head
Scans”, R. S. Shankar and K. Somasundara provide an introduction to segmentation technique in medical image processing.
Cover story “Medical Ultrasound Imaging “ by A. R. Anil and N. K. Ragesh discusses the ultrasound imaging and image quality
enhancement. The article “Medical Image Retrieval using DICOM Format” by A. P. Bhagat and M. Atique provides information
about a widely used format in medical imaging called DICOM.
Technical Trends contains “Trend in Medical Imaging” by N. Bhatt and A. Agrawal that provides advantages of digital processing
in medical applications and discusses imaging market in India and world.
Research Front category contains “A Framework for Hyperspectral Image Segmentation” by B. R. Teja and K. Venkatarao that
gives a framework to handle hyperspectral image segmentation. Next article in this category “Model Based Approach for Effective
Diagnosis of MS-Lesions” by K. N. Kumar and Y. Srinivas addresses a methodology for identification of MS lesions from the brain
MRI images.
We are thankful to Prof. N. J. Rao for sharing his article “Engineering Education In India – A Roadmap to the Future” that reviews
the challenges of engineering education and provides a roadmap to tackle these challenges.
This issue also contains Crossword, CSI activity reports from chapters, student branches and Calendar of events.
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N. Hoda for their continuous support in bringing this issue successfully.
On behalf of publication committee, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all authors and reviewers for their contributions and
support to this issue.
I hope this issue will be successful in providing various aspects of Medical Image Processing to IT community. The next issue of
CSI Communications will be on the theme “Bioinformatics”. We invite the contributions from CSI members who are working in
the area of Bioinformatics.
Finally, we look forward to receive the feedback, contribution, criticism, suggestions from our esteemed members and readers at
csic@csi-india.org.
Wishing a very Happy Teachers day to all Teachers,

Dr. Vipin Tyagi


Editor

Dr. Vipin Tyagi, Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, Guna - MP, dr.vipin.typagi@gmail.com
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President’s
Message 01 September 2016

Dear CSI members,

From the beginning of this year, we have been trying to increase our reach both
in India and abroad. We are trying to attract professionals to CSI from all parts of
India and trying to motivate existing members to spread a word to their friends
conveying the benefits of CSI Membership.
The different avenues (like IFIP, SEARCC etc.) where our members can participate,
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in the final stage. CSI representatives to BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) have
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members about ICANN57 to be held in Hyderabad during November 3-9, 2016. ICANN is a very important conference
and the deliberations will be useful for our members involved in network administration. The MOU between IEEE and
CSI for CSI-IEEE CS Education Award is in the final stages and will be announced soon.
I started the month of August, by meeting Ms. Bernie Scott of British Computer Society (BCS) and explored conducting
certification programs of BCS. I was invited to inaugurate an International Conference at Jaipur during August 6-7.
I was invited to deliver a keynote address at NITC 2016 at Colombo during August 8-10, 2016. Glimpses of the
conference have been given separately in this issue. During my visit to Colombo, I had the privilege of meeting and
interacting with Office Bearers of Computer Society of Sri Lanka during the conference and was convinced that there
is enormous scope for cooperation between the two countries. On August 18-19, I was closely involved in organizing
an International Conference on “Internet of Things” at Bangalore which was attended by leading experts including
Prof Raj Buyya (Australia), Prof Sitharama Iyengar (US), Prof Shikharesh Majumdar (Canada), Prof Ernest Cachia
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Preparations for the Annual Convention of CSI (CSI 2016) to be held in Coimbatore during December 8-10, 2016 is
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I am sure with the support and cooperation of all our Members, CSI will continue to play an important role in building
a strong Digital India.
With best wishes.

Dr. Anirban Basu


President, CSI

Dr. Anirban Basu, Bangalore, president@csi-india.org


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Vice President’s Desk
Welcome to the 71st year of Indian Independence!
I feel proud and take this opportunity to remind you that Computer Society of India
(CSI) is serving the nation for more than 50 years in the field of CS&IT out of 70 years
of Independence. Information and Technology (IT) has played a vital role in the nation
development from last three decades. The significance of IT for development was noticed
earlier by CSI and CSI took various initiatives such as IT literacy campaign to rural youth,
disabled and elderly. This has been eventually termed as digital movement from the last few
years. Now a days the governments are keen in promoting this digital literacy as it fetches
or increases the quality of living and other basic necessities of life. CSI step ahead leaves no
stone unturned for promoting the digital mission at the grass-root level.
I hope our esteemed Members of society have experienced the quality of the CSI
Communications July & August, 2016 edition/s. Active steps have been taken with the support
from Esteem Executive Committee of CSI and dedicated staff of CSI to increase the reach
and impact of the journal. CSI is very much active in various social networking sites, I request
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focus on the CSI membership growth in these states and UT’s.
“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart”
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necessary guidance for a vibrant Computer Society of India (CSI).
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Sanjay Mohapatra
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Medical Image Processing : An Overview


Jyothi Shetty and Niranjan N Chiplunkar
NMAM Institute to Technology, Nitte, Karnatka

Introduction be avoided. Maximum information properties of hair like density, diameter,


Over the years, medical must be extracted. length, level of oiliness etc., These
practitioners have made remarkable ƒƒ Medical image processing algorithms can be used to study hair
contributions to a human’s ability to techniques do not decide, they just properties under various levels of
view inside the body. Medical imaging help to decide. illumination [2].
techniques allow medical practitioners ƒƒ Algorithms must be robust and There is also extensive work going
to take medical images of the parts of safe. Algorithms are expected to on in the field. With image processing
human or animal. Doctors can view the give no answer or a conservative one can define the skin’s health, by
interior parts of the body, which makes answer, rather than a wrong analyzing skin texture image acquired
diagnosis easier. In the last decade, answer. using a UV camera.
there was a tremendous change Image processing may involve Medical image processing
in the imaging techniques, which images like 2D X-ray image of bone, methods are also helping to increase
enabled a transition from qualitative to Complex CT and MRI images of the of IVF implantation success rates [3].
quantitative diagnosis. The significant head or abdomen etc. The use of 3D, The researchers have applied embryo
changes in the imaging techniques 4D images from advanced imaging image processing techniques to implant
have been observed because of advance modalities have made medical image the embryo with the best chance of
in Quantum physics theory (e.g. processing more challenging. Now a success by analyzing the embryos using
NMR), tremendous increase in speed day’s image processing methods even new image segmentation techniques.
and capacity of integrated circuits, support multicore processors and
Different stages of medical image
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processing
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use are X-ray imaging, Computed processing took off with a lot of hype
processing involves stages such
Tomography (CT), Ultrasound Imaging and now the technology is also maturing
as image acquisition, image pre-
(US), Magnetic Resonance Imaging and good things are emerging from
processing, image segmentation,
(MRI), functional MRI (fMRI), Positron it. Medical image processing is quite
feature extraction and image
emission tomography (PET), Single- helpful in cases where images obtained
registration.
photon emission computed tomography from PET, MRI, CT etc, .
(SPECT) etc. Many researchers have applied Image acquisition
Advances in imaging have initiated image processing algorithms on brain Medical image acquisition can be
a lot of technological innovations in images to analyse brain tumor. A brain specified as the method of retrieving
the field of image processing. Medical tumor is nothing but the abnormal growth an image from the different medical
image processing includes the of cells inside the skull. Different image imaging modalities. When the initial
analysis, enhancement and display of processing techniques can be applied CT scanner was invented in 1970’s,
images captured via different imaging on the brain image to find the tumor it took lots of time to acquire one
modalities. Modalities used for medical size, position, etc. Similar liver studies slice of image data and more than 24
imaging produced a list of modern have been done in liver disease. With hours to get a single image out of the
methods for finding the information liver damage too, the tissue undergoes acquired data. Today, this acquisition
about tissue composition, tissue change. This can be studied well using and reconstruction occur in less
detection, analysis of tumor, etc. With medical image processing techniques. than a second. In image processing,
such details, doctors feel diseases In fact, Medical image processing has image acquisition must be always
can be treated at an early stage and simplified a lot of complex issues in accomplished as the first step because,
holistically. Today medical image medical images. Apart from these well- without an image, no processing is
processing has evolved as a field of inter characterized diseases, recent studies possible. The image that is acquired
and multidisciplinary activities, which have increasingly suggested image is completely unprocessed. Enhanced
has become very important in recent processing techniques on DNA, skin image can be obtained by using image
years. Specificities of medical image and hair. processing techniques. Figure 1 shows
processing are, On hair, image processing studies the images obtained from popular
ƒƒ Data are rare and expensive. As far have found that more accurate therapy modalities like MRI, PET and CT
as possible approximations must can be suggested by assessing the scanner.

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prostate by segmenting the areas. The results of segmentation
acquire one slice of image data and more than 24 hours to get a single image out of the acquired
and MRI image of the knee is as shown in Figure 3. Thresho
data. Today, this acquisition and reconstruction occur in less than a second. In image processing,
clustering are some common method used in segmentation. Re
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processing is possible. The image that is acquired is completely unprocessed. Enhanced image can
images. Fuzzy techniques are very effective in the segmentatio
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regions of these images are not well defined.
popular modalities like MRI, PET and CT scanner.

prostate by segmenting the areas. The results of segmentation

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Segmentation is defined as a method, where image is partitioned or segmented into several parts
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registration has been widely used in directly match the features. The information. The days are not far, when
the medical imaging, but that need to feature based registration approaches a mirror at home may give medical
be very accurate. The aim of the image like current and varifold based image warning regarding the changes in our
registration in medical image processing registration are used in the recent face or a person gets an alarm on some
is to integrate the information acquired literature to perform registrations serious medical conditions such as
from different sources to accomplish of MRI and Lung CT images. Image seizures, depending on her/his walking
more complex and detailed data. registration can also help to measure style, which are captured using imaging
how the tumor changes during or after devices. This type of perfect decision
treatment. A long term research goal is possible when advanced image
in the field of image registration is real processing algorithms are in place.
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CT image registration has become very
& Engineering, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, Karnataka.
important for several observations like
She has published more than 10 papers in reputed journals and
tracing lung motion over the breathing
conferences. Her research interests include cloud computing, Web
cycle, observe anatomical changes
services and image processing. She can be reached at jyothi_shetty@
over time and detecting abnormal
nitte.edu.in.
mechanical properties of the lungs.
Medical image registration can be Dr. Niranjan N. Chiplunkar [CSI-00006602] is currently principal
done using intensity-based or feature- of NMAM Institute of Technology. He has completed DST funded
based approaches. Intensity based research project as a principal investigator. He is also associated with
approaches use differences between AICTE-RPS(B) funded research project as co-principal investigator.
intensities between the various images, He can be reached at nchiplunkar@nitte.edu.in.
whereas feature based approaches

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Dushyant Kumar Singh
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engg., Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad (UP)

The visual presentation of internal tissues. The delivered energy is the number of heart valves and the
body parts is required when those body absorbed by the biological tissues. The sac of the heart to be seen. The echo-
parts are difficult to be visible from eyes heat formed leads to transient wideband cardiography uses 2D, 3D and Doppler
in normal. In such case, images are ultrasonic emission that generate imaging to create pictures of the heart
captured by some means or instruments ultrasonic waves which are then and shows the blood flowing through
to perform the clinical analysis and detected by the ultrasonic transducers the each valves of the heart. It is widely
medical intervention. Use of images and analyzed to produce images. used in chest pain, shortness of breath,
for clinical analysis and diagnosis is Thermography: It’s an example cancer treatment etc.
termed as medical imaging. Medical of medical infrared imaging. The most Positron Emission Tomography
imaging attempts of uncovering the widely used area of thermography is
(PET): Positron Emission is a nuclear
internal structures of body hidden by like pain diagnostics, breast imaging in
medicine, functional imaging technique
bones and skin. A number of imaging case of breast cancer, and various early
which is used to observe metabolic pro-
techniques has now been evolved which stage disease screening.
phenomenally works well in study of Tomography: Tomography is a cess in the body. The system detects
complex medical diagnosis. Some of medical imaging procedure that uses pair of gamma rays emitted indirectly
those are Gamma-Ray Imaging, X-Ray special X-Ray equipment to create by a positron emitting tracker, which is
Imaging, Ultrasound etc. detailed image or scans of area introduced into the body on biological
In Gamma-Ray imaging, patient inside the body. This technique uses a active molecules. 3D images of tracker
is injected with radioactive isotope tomographic optical system to obtain concentration within the body are then
emitting gamma-rays. With the decay, tomographic images of a specific cross constructed by the computer analysis.
images are produced from the emission section of a scanned object allowing the After a brief note on available
collected by the gamma-ray detectors. user to see inside the object without imaging techniques, the next part
X-rays are electromagnetic radiations making any changes in the actual of discussion follows processing of
and are generally used for bone object. images generated as a result of medical
identification in medical imaging. The Electrocardiography (ECG): ECG imaging. The study or analysis of
Ultrasound imaging uses high frequency is used to record the electrical activity behavior present in images can be done
sound waves (approx in MegaHz) to of heart by using electrode placed on manually by the experts and doctors.
create an image. It is safe and painless human skin. The electrodes by observe
the experts and with
While doctors. While withofthe
the orientation orientation of technolo
technology
and it does not ionizing radiation. The and detect the tiny electrical changes
images for some
towarddiagnosis is done with
automation, the computers.
task of For this, ima
ultrasound scan is an event and the in the human skin that arises from The
diagnosis. analyzing
processingimages for some
of medical diagnosis
images is with an exam
is detailed
sonogram is the image produced when heart muscles. It is a very commonly
done with computers. For this, images
an ultrasound scan is performed. Some performed cardiology test. The graph
Image Processing on MRI Images
are processed for particular objective
other imaging techniques that have of voltage and time is generated by the
of diagnosis. The processing of medical
their promising role in medical domain non-invasive medical imaging process
Here we will images
see how isimage processing
detailed can example/
with an be done to detect tumor
are next discussed. is referred to electrocardiogram.
Tactile Imaging: It is a medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging
from MRI in two
case ways,
of MRIeither darker
images. in color than brain tissue shown
imaging technique that uses touch figure
(MRI): MRI machine emits the radio 2. Image Processing on MRI Images
or sense of touch to convert to digital frequency pulses at the resonant
image. It is a function of P(x, y, z), frequency of the hydrogen atoms in the
where P is the pressure and x, y, z are water molecules. The radio frequency
point coordinates. It is used to map the antenna sends the pulse to the area
pressure or sense of touch on the soft of the body to be examined. The
tissues. Breast, prostate, pelvic and MRI creates a 2D image of thin slice
muscle are application location of this body which is later examined by the
type of imaging. tomographic technique.
Photoacoustic Imaging: is a non- Echocardiography : The ultrasound
invasive medical imaging technique of heart is referred to the echocardio-
which allows structural, molecular and gram. It allows detailed structures of
functional imaging. It delivers non- the heart including the chamber size of
ionizing laser pulses into biological the heart, function of the heart, shows Figure
Fig. 1 1: T1weighted
: T1 weighted scan
scan

Although radiologists have all these MRI images, but due to lack
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with the orientation of technology toward automation, the task of analyzing
with computers. For this, images are processed for particular objective of
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ng can be done to detect tumors in brain. Tumors appear on images obtained
n color than brain tissue shown in figure 1 or lighter than brain tissue shown in

obtain image of brain without affecting contains two stages: preprocessing and
physical qualities of the main image. enhancement of image in first stage
Histogram equalization is used in this and segmentation and classification in
technique for the enhancement of image second stage.
and edge detection and segmentation We can also use machine learning
for getting patterns of brain tumor. In for segmentation of MRI scanned
image segmentation whole image is images of brain in various ways. Most
divided into parts or regions based on commonly used machine learning for
similar features. Another technique these images is a classifier to calculate
hted scan Fig.Figure 2: weighted
2 : T2 T2 weightedscan
scan that can be used for the purpose of weights using training data sets.
segmentation is threshold technique Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) is
MRI images, but due to lack of any standard process for tumor detection,
in which all adjacent pixels having grey then used for segmentation of new data.
Here we will see how image
ary from doctor to doctor. There are various techniques that can be used in
level, texture, color value etc. lying Neuro fuzzy segmentation process
processing
rain. The basic flow can inbefigure
of process is shown done
3. to detect
between certain ranges belong to same can also be applied for segmentation
tumors in brain. Tumors appear on
class. of images to detect various tissues in
images obtained from MRI in two ways,
Histogram thresholding can also brain like white matter, gray matter,
either darker in color than brain tissue
be used for segmentation which is Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and tumor.
shown in figure 1 or lighter than brain
somehow different from one explained This method classifies images layer
tissue shown in Fig. 2.
above. This technique uses the concept by layer and thus high value of tumor
Although radiologists have all
that the backgrounds of images are pixels can be obtained.
these MRI images, but due to lack of any
uniform on which objects are placed If images are colored then
standard process for tumor detection,
irregularly. Thus we can use the traditional techniques cannot fulfill
conclusions based on these images vary
histogram of an image for delineation the segmentation problem completely.
from doctor to doctor. There are various
techniques that can be used in image of object and finding an appropriate Thus for colored images one of
processing to detect tumor in brain. The threshold between object and the latest technology in computer
basic flow of process is shown in figure background for object identification. In science known as soft computing
3. this technique to achieve segmentation is used. Soft computing combinely
input image we can take all pixels having intensity uses fuzzy logic, neural networks and
larger than threshold in one group and genetic algorithm for segmentation
those having smaller in another group. process. Soft computing mainly deals
If we use more than one threshold with approximate models and after
preprocessing
value then technique is called multi processing it gives solution for complex
gure 3: Basic flow of processing MRI image thresholding. problems.
ing tumors is the edge detection technique which can detect boundaries and If we use combined method of
MATLAB based image processing
d also for segmentation. Edges of an segmentation region growing and edge detection for
image are mainly those parts where there of MRI images for tumor detection is
olor present. Hence by using edge based segmentation technique we can obtain the segmentation of image, we can shown below. Following are the steps
ysical qualities of the main image. Histogram equalization is used in reduce this the errors in segmentation performed:
characteristics arise due to separate 1. Input an MRI Image of brain
detection use of region growing and edge 2. Change it grayscale
detection. We can use boundary 3. Apply high pass and median pass
smoothing for ensuring more realistic filters respectively
region boundaries. 4. Compute threshold segmentation
analysis 5. Compute morphological operation
Genetic algorithm can also be
used for classification of brain tissues 6. Get image of tumor as output
in MRI. It uses a special method called Figures numbered from 4 to 9 are
output image spatial gray level dependence in which the image results of the operations
optimal texture features are extracted performed above.
Fig. 3: Basic flow of processing MRI image from normal and tumor regions and Conclusion
show the location of tumor in brain. Imaging adds up to the effective
The mostly used technique in Simple clustering algorithm can also be medical treatments by eliminating extra
detecting tumors is the edge detection used to detect the location and shape surgical operations which are required
technique which can detect boundaries of tumors in the brain. This technique to uncover internal body organs. Imaging
and discontinuities present in an image uses two algorithms for segmentation being non-invasive makes diagnosis
and also for segmentation. Edges of an using computer aided methodology. easier and more flexible. It also prevents
image are mainly those parts where Clustering algorithm such as Fuzzy the many medical risks, especially
there is a rapid change in the grey tone C and intelligent optimization tool when very sensitive/caring organs
of color present. Hence by using edge like genetic algorithm can combine such as brain, back-bone, heart etc
based segmentation technique we can together for this process. This method are considered. Generated images are

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A Review
Deepak Ranjan Nayak, Ratnakar Dash, Banshidhar Majhi and Pankaj K. Sa*
Department of CSE, National Institute of Technology Rourkela
* pankajksa@gmail.com

1. Introduction Figure 1. These diseases cause severe of protons per unit tissue. In general,
Medical image processing has problems and sometimes lead to death. T2-weighted images have been utilized
encountered striking development Therefore, it is essential to develop for detecting abnormal brain. The most
and has been a vital field of research an early diagnosis system to arrive at discriminating features of a human
in the last few decades. Experts from correct clinical decisions. This process brain are the symmetry which is clear
various disciplines like mathematics, of detecting diseases in the brain is in the axial and coronal brain magnetic
computer science, statistics, biology, usually dubbed as pathological brain resonance (MR) images. In contrast,
and medicine find motivation in this detection (PBD). Magnetic resonance asymmetry in the axial images strongly
area of research. Various medical imaging (MRI) being a non-invasive designates the abnormality/disease.
imaging modalities such as Computed and faster medical imaging technique Hence symmetry in axial MR images
Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance produces rich information about the is an important feature that needs to
Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission soft tissues of the human brain and be considered in deciding whether the
Tomography (PET), Electrocardiography thus has been used in solving many MR image at hand is a normal or an
(ECG), X-ray, Ultrasound etc., have PBD problems. The MR images are of abnormal brain.
been developed where digital image different types, namely, T1-weighted, 2. Pathological Brain Detection
processing algorithms are applied T2- weighted and proton density (PD) Systems (PBDS)
to improve the image quality. These weighted MR images as shown in The enormous volume of
imaging techniques provide the Figure 2. T1-weighted MR images are information about MRI makes the
visual representation of the internal used for visualizing normal anatomy, manual interpretation process
structure of the human body which whereas, T2-weighted is useful for troublesome, costly, and time-
has potential applications in noise visualizing pathology. PD weighted consuming. This motivates the
filtering, 3D visualization, registration, images give information on the density researchers to model computer-aided
segmentation, and classification.
Different modalities have their own pros Categories Disease name
and cons over different organs of the
body and no such generalized modality Cerebrovascular
exists to extract relevant information 1. Chronic subdural hematoma
diseases (stroke)
from all the organs. Therefore, it is
necessary to know the suitable type of
modality before designing an algorithm
for a specific disease. 1. Meningioma
The rate of growth of brain diseases Neoplastic diseases 2. Glioma
across all corners of the earth has been (brain tumor) 3. Sarcoma
exponential in the past decade. As per
the estimation provided by the National
Brain diseases
Brain Tumor Foundation (NBTF) in the
United States, it is found that brain 1. Alzheimer’s disease (AD)
tumors are the cause of one-fourth of Degenerative 2. AD plus visual agnosia
all cancer deaths in children. In 2014, diseases 3. Pick’s disease
World Health Organization (WHO) 4. Huntington’s disease
reported that around 2, 50,000 people
were diagnosed with primary brain
tumors in each year across the world. 1. Cerebral toxoplasmosis
The brain diseases can be classified Inflammatory or
2. Multiple sclerosis
into four types, namely, cerebrovascular Infectious diseases
3. Herpes encephalitis
diseases (stroke), neoplastic diseases
(brain tumor), infectious diseases, and Fig. 1: Types of brain diseases
degenerative diseases as outlined in

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Fig. 1: Types of brain diseases

Fig. 2: Types of MRI scans


(a) (a) Before pre-processing
Before pre-processing (b) Afte
The enormous volume of
Fig. 2: Types of MRI scans information about MRI makes the manual interpretation
Fig. 4:the Pre-processing using CLAHE
diagnosis (CAD) systems with the goal costly,
process troublesome, ƒƒ Imageand acquisition
time-consuming. This motivates researchers to
ogical Brain model
Detection
of assisting computer-aided
radiologists Systems diagnosis
(PBDS)
to take correct (CAD) systems with
ƒƒ ROI segmentation 2.2.the goalsegmentation
ROI of assisting radiologists
and fastertodecisions over unknown MRI
take correct and fasterƒƒ decisions over unknown MRI data. CAD
data. CAD systems have received much Feature extraction Segmentation of systems
an imagehave or defining the
received
more attention much more
in detecting various attention in detecting various diseases with the assistance of
ƒƒ Feature reduction , and crucial and the most time consuming stage
different
diseases with modalities.
the assistance In fact,
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features are
Measures Definition
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learning algorithms perform classification utilizing
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classifier. features.
and the most important stage of any
There are common feature extractionWithtechniques
the advent ofavailable in the literature.
complex features, image analysis task. Table 2 lists some
many classifiers have drawn attention publicly available datasets and their
(b) After segmentation
entation (b) After segmentation among researchers, namely, k-Nearest links which are often used in this field of
Fig. 5 : Segmentation using PCNN Neighbors (KNN), Naïve Bayes, Feed research. All these datasets include MR
ntation using PCNN forward Neural Network (FNN), Support images of the human brain; however,
Vector Machine (SVM), and Random some contain other modalities like PET,
2.3 Feature Extraction Forests. Each class has their own pros CT etc.
Feature can be defined as the
d as the individual measurable
individual measurablepropertyproperty of of the process Table 2 : List of some publicly available datasets
the process being observed. Feature
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Dataset Name URL

an image efficiently
as a compact
representsfeature
interestingvector.
parts Any machine
Harvard Medical School Data http://www.med.harvard.edu/aanlib/
of an image as a compact feature
perform classification utilizing
vector. Any machine the extracted
learning algorithms Openfeatures.
Access Series of Imaging http://www.oasis-brains.org/
Studies (OASIS)
eature extraction techniques available in the literature.
perform classification utilizing the
extracted features. There are common Alzheimer’s Disease http://adni.loni.usc.edu/
feature extraction techniques available Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)
in the literature. Some of them are
BRATS http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/projects/BRATS2012/
Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG),
Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF), Internet Brain Segmentation https://www.nitrc.org/projects/ibsr
Local Binary Patterns (LBP), Gabor Repository (IBSR)

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4. Existing PBDS purpose of the research for automated 6. Conclusion


minute abnormality detection without Pathological brain detection
In the past decade, researchers
human error is lost. This paves the path systems (PBDSs) aim at predicting
have developed various PBDSs. Existing
PBDSs could be categorized into two for in to face the certain challenges in abnormalities in the brain correctly
types based on the data dimension. this area of work which needs to be kept with the help of MRI scanning. Because
First one includes three-dimensional in mind for any research advancements. of the vital advantages of PBDS, it
data which require scanning of the ƒƒ The first and foremost challenge has gained much more popularity in
whole brain, and the second category we face is, the features extracted medical society in past decades. PBDS
selects slices (2D) from the 3D data. from the images of the brain are will help shift the focus on cure rather
In 2006, Chaplot et al. [3] have first not translational and rotational than diagnosis results. PBDS will
developed a PBDS on 2D MR images invariant. As a solution, focus provide fast detection of the stage of
where 2D Discrete Wavelet Transform should be made on those feature the disease and suggest the physician
(DWT) has been used for feature extraction techniques which are with the pre-conditions and present
extraction. They used Harvard Medical rotation or translation invariant. symptoms of the patients from where
School Data (HMSD) for their experiment In addition, these techniques must on, further diagnosis can be made more
and applied SVM for classification of provide more directional selectivity. efficient. PBDS has unraveled the new
the unknown samples. Later, many ƒƒ As mentioned above, the size era of diagnostics of human diseases,
methods have been developed based on of a small dataset may give giving intricate insight into human and
2D DWT and different classifiers. Wang us satisfactory result, but its animal brains and may give a solution
et al. [4] in 2015 have proposed a PBDS robustness is questionable. Finding to our evolution theories which are still
based on Stationary Wavelet Transform a standard and large dataset in under debate. Moreover, these systems
(SWT) which is a translation invariant itself a big challenge. Collection can be used to further identify diseases
technique and has potential advantages of scanned photocopies from in other organs of the human body.
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Overview of Medical Image Segmentation in


MR Human Head Scans
R. Siva Shankar K. Somasundara
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Applications, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Applications,
National Institute of Technology, Trichy, Tamil Nadu Gandhigram Rural Institute-DU, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu

Image is a collection of pixels with numerical values to represent visual perception of a physical object,
from which the knowledge of a particular object is understood or analyzed. Providing a depiction of
any object or anatomical structures gives more application possibilities. Medical image processing
involves capturing the images, apply filtering in them, enhance them at requirement, segmentation on
interested region, compression with very low level of loss or lossless etc. The goal of medical image
processing is to enable a physician to make a good understanding of information from the images,
quick decision about the nature of disease that afflicts a human organ. Capturing images, processing,
storing and sharing them is a huge pipeline process, but by a finest team work, this will give a giant
leap for India in Future.

1. Introduction: diseases if found. We concentrate here X-rays and suitable formations applying
1.1 Influence of Images in Medical about MRI from imaging modalities tomography method.
Field and few most used methods in the 1.2.2. M
 agnetic Resonance Imaging
Images are used in almost all areas Segmentation of brain images.
(MRI)
in human life cycle. From historical 1.2 Existing Imaging Modalities Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses
period, images are used to denote the Image of tissues in human body internal energy generated by the protons
paths and borders. Each and every one is obtained by a variety of techniques, found in the human body. Protons in
in the world is influenced by images. depending on the nature of the organ the human body will be excited by an
Images of any individual object are to be imaged. The human body consists external RF energy in the presence of
used for identification and to know the of water, fat, bones and other biological a strong static external magnetic field
characterization and properties of the items. Each and every parts in the human in the range of 2 to 4 Tesla. The human
Object. For medical image processing body reacts to external stimulations like body consists mostly of water molecules
we need information in a format which X-rays, radio frequency (RF) radiation,
(H20) with hydrogen atom. The different
computations can be understood and micro waves, ultrasonic waves. Images
tissues found in the human body
done by the experts. Not only that, the are captured by using external energy
produce various order of energy release
diagnosis part is completely with the sources or from internal energy. Some
and that energy is captured as values for
medical practitioners, surgeons and imaging energy sources are harmful
images by different characteristics. The
neurologists. we can’t capture the when exposed to the organs, such as
characteristic of these images depend
information from all the anatomical Gamma rays. Based on the biological
parts of Human or living things in the characteristics or properties such as on the proton density. Fig.1 shows the
same method or technology. Based like fat, calcium, water can be converted human head scan images obtained
on the anatomical properties and into images when imaging modalities from MRI method. MRI is used to get
the participation of the elements or are employed to obtain the images of high contrast and high resolution three
materials influenced in the anatomical the human organ. Imaging modalities dimensional (3D) images of human
part will decide which modality can be also differ, depending on the nature of organ. MRI technique is also used for
used to capture information from the information needed and anatomical, blood flow measurement. MRI called is
part or tissues of the Human Body or physiological or functional [1], [2]. captured and processed with specific
other living things. Images are used in Some of them are X-Ray which can conditions and situations in the name of
basic research, in biological studies, penetrate into the tissues but scattered functional MRI (fMRI) which is used for
and in medical field like monitoring by bones. Computer Axial Tomography studying neural activities. MRI is widely
the growth, finding abnormalities and which is obtained by N number of used for imaging brain tissues.

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portion in Human head scans has the preprocessing methods like filtering
possibilities of having errors. They are and enhancement. Filters like median
also slow and are operator biased [3], filters, binary filters and so are in list of
[4]. There are some semi automated maximum used filters around medical
works [5], [6] are based on finding the field.
tumor in the brain portion and brain 2.2 Clustering and Morphological
structures and portions in human operations:
head scans. But these methods have
2.2.1 Clustering Technique
a need of human interaction between
Clustering concept is used in
Fig. 1.a
the processes of segmenting the brain
images for classifying the same type of
portion. Fully automatic methods like
intensity pixels. We are using clustering
[7], [8] were developed to overcome
because the properties of the brain
problems like human interaction and
portion and head scan images are
reduced time of the process. These
having intensity values within a certain
automatic methods give high accuracy
known limit. The numerical values
and new way of automation too.
are involved in any form clustering
There are many other methods
and morphological operations [9]. In
used for segmentation of brain portions
Clustering there are many works based
based on region of interests like region
in it. Few notable clustering worked so
growing, largest connected component,
far are K-Means Clustering which could
binarization, etc. There are some refined
Fig. 1.b be used for grey scale images. K-Means
methods like watershed algorithm,
clustering will add the pixels into a
snake algorithm are some based on
Fig. 1: Fig.1.a and Fig.1.b gives cluster when the pixel property satisfied
edge based segmentation methods.
T1 and T2 weighted Axial view of the a condition or it will purely avoid the
Mathematical based works are there to pixel. Fuzzy C means [10],[11] could be
Human Head Scan images. support and give some more accuracy used for clustering the complicated
2. Need for Segmentation of Brain in segmentation like using graph theory, tissues and analysis with more number
Medical segmentation can be exponential functions [9]; Figure 2 of clustering options based on the
done by the physicians. But in not all shows two set of original images and weight or ranking system in Brain
the cases the physicians can fix a good their segmented images. set properties portion of Human head scans.
successful rate. In another case, less are basically used directly and indirectly
number of operations segmentation in many image processing methods in 2.2.2 Morphological operations
can be done manually. Each and every current scenario. But each method has Morphological operations [2] are
part of human body has its own method its own merits and demerits too. used for processing images based
to segment and not all the time the on the shape. Basic operations in
physician can risk in lives. There meets morphological operations such as
the requirement between the physicians Dilation and Erosion are used either
and Brain segmentation methods. Brain to separate or join regions by specified
Image segmentation is a unavoidable structuring elements as shown in Fig.3
clinical image processing technique are used in these operations. The other
for image analysis and diagnosis morphological operations are opening,
Fig. 2 : Fig 2.a Fig. : 2.b closing, and top-hat and bottom hat
with visualization and quantitative
assessment of the anatomy or tissues which are derived from the basic dilation
in human body. After an image of a and erosion operations.
human head scan is obtained, the
neurologist try to understand the image 0 1 0
features, such as intensity variations,
edges, structure etc. From the image 1 1 1
features a neurologist is able to identify
the location of the tissues which he is Fig. : 2.c Fig. : 2.d
interested to analyses and diagnose. 0 1 0
For that image analysts are trying to Fig.2.a and 2.b shows original
reduce the unwanted parts in the image T1 weighted coronal image and its Fig.3 : A Structuring Element of size 3X3
and give him exactly the region which is segmented image. Fig 2.c and 2.d
intended to look around. shows Original T2 weighted Axial image Erosion operations are mostly
2.1 Existing methods in Segmentation and its segmented image. performed to disconnect weakly
of Brain: Every segmentation method is connected regions. Erosion removes
Manual segmentation on brain having its own requirements and pixels on the object boundaries and it

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4. Conclusions:
In the field of Medical Image
Processing, Image Segmentation About the Authors:
leads a crucial role and it needs new Dr. R.Siva Shankar [CSI - I1504021] is currently working as
techniques based on new requirements.
It’s not about only new method or Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Applications,
algorithm; we can try to do more National Institute of Technology-Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. His
research on hybrid methods too. Very areas of research are Medical Image Segmentation, Distributed
few basic concepts are just reported computing in real time applications. He can be reached at
here, to have basic awareness of the
arjhunshankar@gmail.com.
field. There are many things to be
achieved. We can find a good pipeline of
capturing, pre-processing, segmenting, Dr. K. Somasundaram is working as Professor in the Department of
compressing and storing in future Computer Science and Applications, Gandhigram Rural Institute-
research. Parallel processing may lead DU, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India. He was a visiting research
a good path towards all the things said
fellow in 1987 in International Centre for Theoretical Physics,
above.
Trieste, Italy. His research areas are Medical Imaging, Image
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Medical Ultrasound Imaging


A discussion on the ultrasound imaging and image quality enhancement
A. R. Anil N. K. Ragesh
Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, TataElxsi, Trivandrum
Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Alapuzha, Kerala

1. Introduction
Ultrasonic imaging plays very imaging mode, (2) m-mode, suitable to go until we get a crisp image as in CT
important role in Medical diagnosis for assessing moving objects such as or MRI. Most of these studies focus on a
because of its low-cost, non-invasive blood flow using Doppler analysis, and typical noise type called speckle noise,
and real-time imaging properties. (3) Colour mode, with pseudo colouring which is a typical noise that affects
An ultrasound machine transmits to the b-mode image based on the all coherent imaging systems. This is
high frequency sound wave (in 3 to 20 cell motion detected through Doppler particularly due to the excessive and
MHz range) through human body. The analysis. inseparable reflection and scattering
Ultrasonic transducers convert pulses The advantage of ultrasound of the waves from cell locations which
of electrical signals to ultrasonic waves, images being non-invasive, low-cost, are not in focus. The speckle noise
which travel through the body tissues harmless and painless, also has to pay degrades the fine image details and
and some of them get reflected back a price in the image quality. By nature, limits the contrast, which will make
from boundaries where tissue type ultrasound image contains more noise small lesions difficult to detect.
changes – fluid and Soft tissue, Soft contents – especially speckle noise Removal of noise from ultrasonic
tissue and Bone etc. these reflected – due to the flood of reflected waves image can be addressed in two stages
back signals are received at the from all around the subject body. These – (1) noise removal during image
transducers and converted back as noise components have to be removed acquisition and (2) noise removal after
electrical pulses. The delay between to generate a legible image suitable for image is generated. In first case, the
transmission and reception of these diagnosis. Also the skill of the technician imaging system is equipped with extra
pulses are computed to assess the using the transducer probe is also very processing stages to minimize the error
position information. This analysis will important in generating a good image. induced in the image and in the second
be a complex process through which, the The presence of air between subject case, advanced image processing
tissue changes are computed line by line and probe as well as within the subject techniques are applied on the generated
based on the delay in signal reception. will have very bad impact on the image image to suppress the noise and boost
The process of generating the scan generated. Fig. 1 shows the process of information content.
lines (from actuating the transducer ultrasound imaging.
till the generation of scanline) is Ultrasound Image Acquisition process
called beamforming. These scanlines 2. Understanding and removing To discuss the possibilities of noise
generated are then passed through noise from ultrasound image reduction during image acquisition,
different signal conditioning steps to As we discussed, there are different we need to understand how the image
remove the noise as well as to boost the sources of noise in ultrasound imaging. is formed in the acquisition process.
cell information. The processed scan This starts with the loss of contact or air Fig. 1 shows an overview of this process.
lines are then combined to form the final gap between the body and ultrasound Let us discuss this in some more detail.
cross sectional image through a process transducer probe. The beamforming The first stage in ultrasound image
called scan conversion. The final Image process may introduce noise due to acquisition in beamforming, where, the
generated is called ‘Ultrasonogram’ or the excessive scattering of ultrasonic ultrasound transducers are activated
simply an ultrasound image. The choice waves. The signal processing stage with pulses of ultrasonic wave, and
of ultrasonic frequency affects the also introduce data loss while trying then listens to the reflected waves to
quality and depth of the scan. Higher to boost some desired information. generate the scan line. This is repeated
frequencies provide better image There could be noise introduced in for each scan line by adjusting the
resolution but limits the depth to which the scan conversion stage also due to signal strength of the transducers.
the image can be captured, whereas, interpolation. Generation of a scan line is happening
lower frequencies allow to penetrate Analysis of noise in ultrasound in different steps, where in each steps,
to more depth but at a lower image images as well as the techniques to signal pulses are transmitted focussing
resolution. remove them have been subject of at each discrete position (let us call it
There are typically three modes many studies. This study started from as a pixel in final image context) this
of ultrasound imaging – (1) b-mode, the inception of ultrasonic imaging and focussing is done by adjusting the
the basic two-dimensional intensity still continues as there is still long way delay in activating different transducer
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subject will have very bad impact on the image generated. Figure 1 shows the process of
ultrasound imaging.
the image. For example, changing
the image brightness or contrast or
altering the shape through geometric
transformations. There could be a
variety of basic operations as well as
their combinations to generate different
effects like quality enhancement, object
detection etc. Here in our case, we need
to improve the quality of the image by
removing the speckle noise present in
it.
The speckle noise is typically a
type of multiplicative noise, which are
generally addressed by 2-dimensional
image filters like Median filter, Lee
filter etc. However, the process is not as
simple as applying a single filter. When
the noise is removed, a considerable
amount of the information content is
also will be lost. To avoid this, we need to
find an efficient combination of different
Figure 1: Ultrasound Imaging System Overview linear and non-linear image processing
Fig. 1 : Ultrasound Imaging System Overview
operations, so as to supress the noise
while retaining the image information
2. elements
Understanding in the
andtransducer
removing noise array.
fromThe
ultrasoundImage
imageQuality Enhancement During
delay is computed based on the distance Acquisition content.
Asfrom
we discussed,
transducer there are to
array different
the focus sources
pointof noise in Theultrasound
qualityimaging. This starts
of generated withcan
image the Active research is happening in
loss of contact or air gap
and the velocity of sound. between the body and ultrasound transducer probe.
be improved during the acquisition by The beamforming this area considering the advantages
processWhen may introduce noise duethe
passing through to human
the excessive scattering
using (1) high of ultrasonic waves. The signal
quality transducers, (2) of the ultrasound imaging techniques
processing stage also
body, a portion introduce
of the data loss
ultrasound while trying
waves to boostthe
ensuring someproper
desired contact
information. There
without over other medical imaging modalities.
could
get be noise introduced
absorbed by the body in the cells,
scan conversion
which stage anyalso airduebubble
to interpolation.
using gel medium Different solutions are proposed,
will get
Analysis accumulated
of noise in ultrasound andimagesthe waves as well as between
the techniquesthe transducer
to remove them and thehavebody,
been producing variable results mostly
travelling
subject of manydeeper willThis
studies. become weakerfrom (3)
study started the appropriate axial and imaging
inception of ultrasonic lateral and
filters
still context sensitive – or in other words,
and weaker.
continues This
as there signal
is still long wayattenuation
to go untiliswe getwhile
a crispdoing
imagethe as insignal processing
CT or MRI. and
Most of these suitable for a particular imaging
compensated
studies focus on a by applying
typical noise type a distance
called speckle (4)noise,adaptive
which is interpolation
a typical noise thattechniques
affects all scenario or requirement. A generic
(time) varying
coherent imaging gain value
systems. to isthe
This reflecteddue towhile
particularly doing the
the excessive scan conversion.
and inseparable reflection andA quality enhancement solution, to
signal. This
scattering of theprocess
waves from is called Time Gain
cell locations which aredetailed
not indiscussion of thesenoise
focus. The speckle techniques
degrades produce ultrasound images of quality
theCompensation
fine image details (TGC).
and limits the contrast, whichare will out
make ofsmall
scope of this
lesions article.
difficult to detect. similar to CT or MRI, is far from reality.
Finally, thefrom
intensity at a particular This keeps ultrasound image de-
Removal of noise ultrasonic Image Quality
image can be addressed in twoImprovement
stages – (1) noiseAfterremoval
pixel image
is the delayed sum noising an open and attractive area
during acquisition andof (2)
thenoise
reflected Acquisition
removal after image is generated. In first case, the
soundsystemwavedisproduced for new research scholars. We are not
imaging equipped by with allextra
the active
processing stages Once the image
to minimize is generated
the error induced in by the
transducers. The summed signal is then discussing these techniques in detail
the scanning system, the quality can
passed to the Signal processing block, here as that is outside the scope of this
be further enhanced by computer
where the signal envelope is extracted, article.
processing using advanced digital
decimated and then log compressed to image processing techniques. This is 4. Performance evaluation of
fit the dynamic range to that required addressed in the next section. different Ultrasound image de-
by the system to generate the image. noising techniques.
Different axial and lateral filters are 3. Digital Image Processing
The performance of different image
applied on the signals at different stage for Quality Enhancement of
quality enhancement techniques is
to improve the image quality. Ultrasound images
compared using different image quality
The processed signal will then be Digital Image processing is
metrics. There are subjective image
given to the Scan conversion module as the study and application of various
quality metrics as well as objective
scan lines, which will actually generate 2- dimensional signal processing
methods. The objective metrics
the image from the scan lines by doing techniques to modify the properties
provides statistical information which
a geometric mapping as shown in Fig. of the digital image. A digital Image is
are good indicators of signal quality,
1. The final image is generated by nothing but a 2-dimensional signal,
however, these metrics treat images as
interpolating the image pixels from the which can be visualized as spatial
signals and does not include the human
mapped scan lines. distribution of luminous intensity and
factor into it. Human perception of
Once a complete scanline is colour information. Different image
image is not just its statistical property.
processed, the same is repeated for processing techniques are used
Methods considering how human brain
next scan line and then the complete depending on what type of alteration
is interpreting the image are more
image. or transformation is required on
suitable in cases like this.

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Objective methods are easy Conclusion researchers as attract them to share


to implement and have lesser Ultrasound imaging and enhancing their contributions to this demanding
computational complexity. However, the quality of the generated image are area.
subjective image quality metrics in focus of different research scholars References
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About the Authors:


Mr. A. R. Anil [CSI-1124860] is currently working Mr. N. K. Ragesh is currently working at TataElxsi. He
as Associate Professor, Department of CSE at is also doing PhD in Computer science at Bharathiar
Sree Buddha College of Engineering, Alapuzha, University, Coimbatore. His research interests
Kerala. He is also doing PhD in Computer Science include Image Processing and Visualization.
at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. At present he
is serving CSI as CSI Student Coordinator,Kerala
state. He can be reached at anilar123@gmail.com.

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Medical Image Retrieval using DICOM Format


Amol Prakash Bhagat Mohammad Atique
Assistant Professor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Professor, PG Department of Computer Science,
Prof Ram Meghe College of Engineering and Management, Badnera, Amravati. Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati.

Medical Image Retrieval using DICOM environment using TCP/IP industry can be unambiguously obtained.
Format standard networking protocol. The interoperability of medical
In 1970’s, variety of digital While the ACR-NEMA Standard imaging devices can be enabled by
diagnostic imaging modalities has was applicable only to a P2P specifying the DICOM Standards:
been invented with the emergence environment. For network based 1. A collection of protocols must be
of computed tomography (CT). With operations it requires a Network followed by devices requesting
the emergence of medical image Interface Unit (NIU). conformance to the standards for
modalities increased uses of the 2. Choice of logical file system of communications in network.
computers in clinical applications are physical media or a file format 2. The commands and related
observed. The requirement of standard to be used for storage and information’s semantic and syntax
method for transmission of images and representation were not specified which can be transferred using
allied information among the devices by the ACR-NEMA Standard. PC these protocols must be specified.
manufactured by numerous vendors file system such as NTFS, FAT32, 3. A collection of media storage
has been identified by American College FAT16, logical file systems ISO services to be utilized by devices
of Radiology (ACR) and the National 9960, industry standard media requesting conformance to the
Electrical Manufacturers Association CD-R can be utilized to support standard, file format, a medical
(NEMA). Different types of digital offline operations in DICOM directory structure utilized to
medical images in variety of formats are standard. simplify access to the images
produced by these devices. 3. The transmission of data is the and related information stored on
ACR and the NEMA formed the joint only objective of the ACR-NEMA exchange media must be specified.
committee. This committee specified Standard. While DICOM standard
standards in 1983: generates the semantics of The following are not specified by
1. Independent of device manufacturer commands and linked data using the DICOM Standard:
encourages transmission of digital the terminologies of service 1. The details of implementing any
image information. classes. features of the Standard on a device
4. A least level of conformance requesting conformance.
2. Enable the implementation and
is provided by the ACR-NEMA 2. A system implemented by
extension of picture archiving and
Standard. The provision is given to incorporating a collection of
communication systems (PACS)
the implementer for structuring devices every requesting DICOM
which can also interconnected
the conformance statement for conformance with overall collection
with other components of hospital
selecting required options in of features and functions to be
information systems.
DICOM standard. expected from.
3. Permit the construction of 5. DICOM standards are provided in a 3. For assessing the implementation’s
diagnostic information databases multi-part document. This enables conformance to the standard with a
that can be accessed by extensive advancement of the Standard in testing/validation.
types of devices distributed a quickly changing environment DICOM Communication Model and File
geographically. by easing the inclusion of novel Description
Different standards are suggested features. ISO instructions for The DICOM Standard belongs to
by ACR-NEMA. These standards are structuring multi-part documents the domain of Medical Informatics. In
maintained by years. These standards have been utilized in the creation this domain the transmission of digital
identified a minimum collection of of the DICOM Standard document. information among medical imaging
software commands, a stable set of 6. Explicit Information Objects are devices and other systems is addressed
data formats, and a hardware interface. introduced in DICOM standards for in DICOM standards. Most of the medical
The numerous key improvements to graphics and images as well as for equipment is interoperable with other
earlier versions of the ACR-NEMA printing, reports, waveforms, etc. medical devices; the DICOM standards
standard are suggested by the DICOM 7. Any Information Object can be should cover all the areas of medical
(Digital Imaging and Communications uniquely discovered using specified informatics. The devices requesting
in Medicine) standard. established technique. The conformance must be interoperable as
1. DICOM standard is applicable to association among the Information per DICOM. Specifically, it:
perform operations in a networked Objects transferred over network 1. Specifies the semantics of

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3. Defines the conformance requirements of implementations explicitly for the standard.
Sufficient information must be specified by conformance statement for determining the
functionalities for which interoperability can be estimated with another device requesting
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4. Enables task in a networked environment and it is organized to accommodate the novel
services, thus enabling support for emerging medical applications.
commands and associated data
for devices to communicate. As per Medical Information Application
standards it specifies how devices Application Entity
react to commands and associated Service Class Specifications
data, not only the information which
is to be exchanged among devices. Information Objects Definitions
2. Specifies the semantics required
for offline communications using Data Set Structure and Encoding –Data Dictionary

the information directories, file


formats and file services. Message Exchange File Format

3. Defines the conformance


requirements of implementations DICOM Upper Layer Service Boundary DICOM Basic File Service Boundary

explicitly for the standard. Sufficient DICOM Upper Security Layer


information must be specified Layer (Optional)
by conformance statement for
determining the functionalities Security Layer
for which interoperability can be (Optional)
estimated with another device
Physical Media
requesting conformance. TCP/IP
and Media File
Transport Layer
4. Enables task in a networked Formats

environment and it is organized to


Network Exchange On-Line Communication Media Storage Interchange Off-Line Communication
accommodate the novel services,
thus enabling support for emerging Fig. 1 : Generic communication model.
Figure 13: Generic communication model.
medical applications. in Fig. 2. As it can be observed from followed after this. For example, the
The PACS solutions can be the Fig. 3 for the DICOM format header file meta information group contains
implemented using the DICOM standard the first 794 bytes are used. These the group 0002hex (on the left in the
but it may not guarantee all the bytes describe image dimensions and example) containing three components:
objectives will be achieved by utilizing maintain text information about the the length of group is defined by first,
DICOM standards only. The generic DICOM scan. file version is denoted by second, and
communication model for the standard the transfer syntax is stored by third.
which extents both media storage offline The type of image decides the
communication and networks on-line required DICOM elements as specified
communication is shown in Fig.1. The in DICOM standard Part 3. For example,
following boundaries may cover all the the group:element 0008:0060, the
applications: modality shown is ‘MR’. The MRI echo
1. The independence from protocols time must be described by its element.
such as TCP/IP and networking The DICOM standards will be violated
communication physical support if this information is not present. The
is provided by the Upper Layer presence of many of these elements is
Service. not checked in reality by various DICOM
2. Independent access to storage viewers such as ezDICOM, MRIcro, only
media for accessing files structures the header information is extracted
and storage formats using the Figure
Fig.14: DICOM
2 : DICOM image
image file. file. by them for knowing the required
Basic DICOM File Service. parameters. The 128 byte header
A header The and type
imageofdata are decides the required DICOM elementsinformation
image as specified and in theDICOM
letters ‘DICM’
Depending on the total information
contained in a single DICOM file. A are not present in the NEMA format.
to be stored the size of header varies.
headerstandard
comprisesPart information
3. For such as
example, the group:element 0008:0060, the modality
Multi-frame shown images is 'MR'.
such asThe 3D images
In this case, an image with 109x91x2
image dimensions, type of image scan, cannot be defined by NEMA.
voxels dimensions is defined in the
MRI
patient’s echo time
information, mustID,bescan
patient described by its element. The DICOM standardsThe
header, using 1 byte per voxel data
will “Transfer
be violatedSyntax if this Unique
date, etc. The image data may contain Identification” is defined by the
information is not present. resolution resulting in the total 19838
information in three dimensions. In theThe presence of many of these elements is not checked in reality by
important element “group: element
as image size. After the header image
traditional Analyze format, image data 0002:0010” as presented in table
variousinDICOM
is maintained one file viewers such asdata
(*.img) and
is present.
ezDICOM, The single
MRIcro, only the file header
is information is extracted by 1. The
utilized for storing the image data and structure of the image data such as
the header data in another file (*.hdr)
them for knowing the requiredtheparameters.
unlike DICOM format. Compression or
The 128 Abyte
header information. 128 header
byte information and the letters
whether it is compressed is reported by
preamble, in which all bits are generally this value. Only uncompressed raw data
encapsulation
‘DICM’ canare
be not
applied to DICOM
present in the NEMA format. Multi-frame images
set to zero, is required by DICOM, the such as 3Dbyimages
is handled most of the cannot
DICOM beviewers.
image data for reducing the size of Both schemes lossy JPEG and lossless
letters ‘D’, ‘I’, ‘C’, ‘M’ are available after
DICOMdefined
image but byit NEMA.
is not possible with JPEG can be used to compress DICOM
preamble as shown in Fig. 3. Header
Analyze image format. An example of images. In lossy JPEG compression
information organized in groups is
imaginary DICOM image file is shown
The “Transfer Syntax Unique Identification” is defined by the important element some high frequency information is lost.
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Lossless JPEG scheme is mostly used Table 1: Description of Transfer Syntax bits per sample (65,535 levels), or even
in medical imaging which is basically Unique Identifier. in 12-bit or 32-bit resolution. 16 million
Huffman lossless JPEG not efficient and Transfer Syntax UID Definition colors are described by a RGB image
recent JPEG-LS approach. that stores 3 samples per pixel at 8-bits.
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in 8-bits Authors:
levels) or 16-bits per sample (65,535 levels), or even
Dr. Amol Prakash Bhagat is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer
Science and Engineering, Prof Ram Meghe College of Engineering & Management, Badnera since December
2010. He is also working on some research projects in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Centre.
His research interests include Image Retrieval, Image Processing and Enhancement, Soft Computing, Virtual
Reality, Surface Computing, Network Security and Distributed Computing. He is the author of more than 50
research articles, 3 book chapters and published one patent. He can be reached at amol.bhagat84@gmail.com

Dr. Mohammad Atique [CSI- 0016254], is presently working as Professor in PG Department of Computer
Science and Engineering in Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati since October 2011. His area of
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Trend in Medical imaging


Nityesh Bhatt Abhishek Agrawal
Professor, Information Management, Institute of Management, Gandhi Medical College and Hamidia Hospital, Bhopal, M. P,
Nirma University, Ahmedabad, nityesh@nirmauni.ac.in aagrawal_15@nirmauni.ac.in

Rising aspirations, growing stress, Imaging Market on innovation side too, companies are
changing lifestyle and fast food culture At present, the global diagnostic showing their forte.
have led to unhealthy society across the imaging market is dominated by 4. Imaging Market in India
globe requiring medical intervention North America as a result of growing Diagnostic imaging device sector
from very early stage. On other side; in incidences of chronic diseases and large in India is estimated to register robust
last few decades, inventions in medical chunk of aged population. According to growth rate through 2022, due to low
science have grown phenomenally. One a study by Yole Development, the global market penetration and rising medical
such invention is in form of medical market for medical imaging sensors procedures along with government’s
imaging technology that helps medical is projected to grow to 6.7 million support. Major suppliers of high-end
professionals to see inside the body units in 2019 from 2.1 million units in systems in India are GE Healthcare,
and also allows them to do keyhole 2013, exhibiting a CAGR of 11 percent Toshiba Medical Systems, Siemens
surgeries without opening much of the reaching US$ 142 million by 2019. Asia- Healthcare and Philips Healthcare.
body. Newer techniques like CT Scan, Pacific region is projected to grow at IRIA (Indian Radiological and Imaging
Ultrasound and MRI have overtook the a rate of 6% through 2022, with China
Association) is also promoting the
initial technology of X-Ray imaging by and India witnessing fastest growth
research on various imaging modalities
allowing doctors to visualize the interior because of increasing awareness and
using various platforms. A recent study
of the body in three dimensions. Under healthcare expenditure, high patient
by Decision Resources Group’s (DRG)
this backdrop, this paper provides an ratio, and government’s focus on
on imaging diagnostic market in India
overview of various medical image health. Key players in this market are
suggests three key ingredients for the
processing systems and their benefits. GE Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare,
growth of this segment. These are high
Subsequently, it covers global and Indian Philips, Samsung Electronics, Hitachi,
growth of medical tourism due to a low
market of medical image processing Toshiba Corporation, Carestream
cost; upward trend in acquiring high-
systems. Health.
end and advanced imaging systems;
The BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India
1. Medical Image Processing and increasing demand for refurbished
and China) medical imaging device
Systems devices in order to check on prices.
sector is expected to grow by CAGR of
Various image processing systems As per a trend analysis, large MNCs
10.5 percent reaching US$7.6 billion
used today are: are now looking to modify their products
in 2018. This growth rate is attributed
a) Endoscopy to match the requirements of Indian
to the launch of cost-effective imaging
b) Radiography healthcare facilities. For example, GE
solutions, increasing prevalence
c) Contrast Agents Healthcare launched Discovery IQ, a
chronic disorders, and enhanced
d) Nuclear Medicine PET (Positron emission tomography)/
private and public funding in healthcare
e) Ultrasound CT molecular imaging system designed
infrastructure. A 2013 report of Markets
f) Computed Tomography in India is claimed to be 40% more
and Markets says that analytical
g) MRI affordable. Toshiba Medical Systems
software for diagnostic imaging
h) PACS & DICOM. has introduced Vantage Elan MRI system
devices market is forecast to reach
with optional power-saving mode and
approximately US$ 2.4 billion by 2017
2. Advantages of Digital Processing compact design. Entry of Dabur into
from US$ 1.7 billion in the year 2012.
for Medical Applications imaging segment in Delhi/NCR region
Strategic corporate developments
ƒƒ Digital data remain same after is also an interesting development in
in recent past have further strengthened
multiple copying. this niche marketplace.
the corporate outlook and expectation
ƒƒ It enables displaying images Conclusion
towards this promising market. Some
immediately after acquiring. of the noticeable ones being TowerJazz Growth of diagnostic imaging
ƒƒ Image quality can be enhanced and Panasonic JV in April 2014, equity in India will serve the interest of all
and compared quickly, making funding to CMOSIS by TA Associates stakeholders as introduction of new and
interpretation easier. and China-based Hua Capital’s US$ cost-effective imaging solutions would
ƒƒ It provides a set of images 1.7 billion bid to buy OmniVision be on priority to translate the benefits
for educating the medical Technologies. Investments are not the to the patients. Diagnostic imaging
professionals. only indications towards the prospects sector in India is largely concentrated
3. Global Scenario of Medical and potential this segment offers but in the urban market In future, a major
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country. opportunity/46578863
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A Framework for
Hyperspectral Image Segmentation
B. Ravi Teja K. Venkatarao
Assistant Professor, Dept. of IT, GIT, GU, Visakhapatnam Professor, Dept. of CS&SE, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Introduction :
Remote Sensing technology refers physico-chemical mineral properties), Hyperspectral Image
to gather and interpret information Mineralogy (to identify minerals),
Band 1 Band 2 Band i Band z
about an object on the earth without Hydrological science (to determine
any physical contact. This technology changes in wetland characteristics),
uses sensors to construct an image Agriculture (to classify agricultural Dimension Reduction

by capturing the energy emitted and classes) and Military applications Band Selection
reflected from the surface of the earth. (target detection) [2]. An important
There are two kinds of remote sensing task in hyperspectral data processing
systems, passive systems and active is to segment the spectral image Band x Band y Band k

systems. This differentiation is based without losing any valuable details.


on the source of the energy used in Hyperspectral data set consists of Fusion
remote sensing image acquisition. In stack of images from the same scene
passive systems, Sun’s radiation is on the surface of earth. In earlier Clustering Algorithm
used as a source of energy. The sensors studies, to segment hyperspectral
capture the energy which is reflected data set, the algorithm was operated
Segmented Results
by the earth’s surface due to the sun’s on the few selected spectral channels
Visualization
radiation. This energy measured by the less than five. The efficiency of the
sensor is usually collected in several algorithm depends on the selection
of spectral channels. Some channels Fig. 1: Framework for hyperspectral
spectral bands, with each band having
may contain much information about segmentation
the spectral resolution. Sensors that
collect data of many narrow spectral the scene and some may contain less
bands are called hyperspectral data. information. The performance of any Dimensionality Reduction
In active sensors, the sensor itself segmentation algorithm in terms of The hyperspectral dataset contains
emits energy which is directed towards accuracy will decreases as the number
hundreds of bands with fine spectral
the surface of the earth, reflected by of data channels increases. This high
resolution and spatial information. The
the object and captures the energy by dimensional data will provide data
analysis of this large volume of data
sensor. This article mainly focuses on information content significantly,
causes difficulties in data storage,
but provides a challenge to develop
passive systems, that to hyperspectral processing and transmission. The
algorithms that analyze data more
imaging. dimensionality of hyperspectral data
accurately – A BIG DATA CHALLENGE.
Hyperspectral Imaging In this article, we present a framework strongly affects the performance of any
In hyperspectral imaging systems, to segment the hyperspectral data set segmentation algorithm. Some of the
the sensors are operated from visible by taking the features of all spectral bands in the data set contain redundant
wavelength to infrared wavelength channels. The framework was shown in information and some bands may
capturing simultaneously hundreds Fig. 1. contain less discriminatory information.
of spectral bands (channels) from the The framework for segmentation So it is desirable to reduce the size of
same Earth’s surface area [1]. The data of hyperspectral dataset is done in data set without losing valuable details
collected by sensor is represented in three stages, first- band selection i.e., remove the bands that convey
the form of vector, where each vector (Dimensionality Reduction), second- less information. The band selection
corresponds to specific wavelength. Image fusion of selected bands and methods are classified into two
The hyperspectral images are used third segmentation using supervised/ types, supervised and unsupervised.
in various applications such as un-supervised algorithms. The basic Supervised methods require priori
Ecological science (to study land cover algorithms that are used at each stage information about the object under the
changes), Geological science (to recover are presented in this article. scene, where as unsupervised methods

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need not require any information. The averaging method of image fusion selection method. These 43 selected
Some of the band selection metrics are is given as: bands are fused into a single image
described below: M
using averaging method of fusion. The
Euclidean Distance [3] is a distance F ( x, y ) = ∑ wk ( x, y ) I k ( x, y )
k =1
fused image is segmented using Fuzzy
measure between any two vectors X and C-means clustering algorithm. The
Y defined as and
M
result is shown in figure 2.
N
ED=
( X ,Y ) ∑(X k − Yk ) 2 ∑ w ( x, y)=
k =1
i 1, ∀( x, y ) Conclusions
k =1
This article presents a framework
Segmentation for hyperspectral image segmentation.
Spectral Angle Mapper [4] is a angle One of the most important research This work is carried out in three stages-
measure between any two vectors X and topics in hyperspectral data sets is Dimensionality reduction, Image Fusion
Y, defined as segmentation. Segmentation refers and Segmentation. At each and every
X T .Y to partitioning the pixels of the image stage there is a lot of scope to develop
SAM ( X , Y ) = arccos( ) into multiple regions, with each region
new algorithms for efficient analysis
X .Y has specific characteristics. Methods
of hyperspectral data sets. As the
used for segmentation are broadly
Spectral Correlation Mapper [5] is hyperspectral data set is very large,
classified into the following categories:
a correlation measure that measures Histogram methods, Edge detection the problem is considered as a big data
the strength of the linear relationship methods, Region based methods and analysis.
between two vectors X and Y, defined as Clustering algorithms. In this article, References
we mainly focus on Fuzzy c-means 1. lp Erturk, et.al.,”Hyperspectral Image
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∑ uijm
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W for the pixel at location (x,y). The [8]. This data set contains 200 spectral 8. http://www.ehu.eus/ccwintco/index.
weights are directly proportional to the bands, with 16 classes. Out of which p h p ? t i t le = H y p e r s p e c t r a l _ R e m o t e _
finer details in the hyperspectral band. 43 bands are selected using ED band Sensing_Scenes

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Indiana pines Data set – Image band 100 Fused Image after Band selection Segmented using FCM

Fig. 2 : Hyperspectral image segmentation


Figure 2: Hyperspectral image segmentation

About the Authors:


Dr. K.Venkat Rao is currently working as Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Andhra University,
Dr.Visakhapatnam.
K. Venkat Rao He hasis16currently working
years of teaching as His research areas include
experience. Mr. Image
B. Ravi Teja [CSI-I1152582]
Processing, , is working
Big Data, Web Technologies and
Professor
other areas. in thebeDept.
He can reached of CSSE, Andhra
at professor_venkat@yahoo.com as Asst. Professor, Dept of IT, GIT, GITAM
University, Visakhapatnam. His research University. Currently doing PhD research
areas include Image Processing, Big Data, work in Department of CS&SE, Andhra
Mr. B. Ravi Teja [CSI - I1152582] , is working as Asst.Professor, Dept of IT, GIT, GITAM University. Currently doing PhD research
Web Technologies and other areas. He can University, Visakhapatnam. He can be
work in Department of CS&SE, Andhra University Visakhapatnam. He can be reached at ravitejabhima@gmail.com.
be reached at professor_venkat@yahoo.com reached at ravitejabhima@gmail.com.

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Model Based Approach for Effective


Diagnosis of MS-Lesions
K. Naveen Kumar and Y. Srinivas
Dept. of Information Technology, GIT, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam

This article addresses the novel methodology for identification of MS lesions from the brain MRI images.
MS Lesion is a brain deformity which is foreseen during the brain injury or disease. Understanding
these images and identifying the disease is the challenging task. In this article, we address the issue
by proposing a model based Multivariate Generalized Gaussian Mixture Model (MGGMM). The results
derived are analysed with respect to benchmark images and the performance is evaluated by using
quality metrics.

1. Introduction: extracted by considering the images Networks, Support Vector Machines,


The brain consists of three major from Brain web imaging site and results Kernel based approaches and Curvelet
tissues namely white matter, Grey derived are tested against performance based approaches [5,6,7,8]. Models
matter and Celebro Spinal Fluid evaluation using quality metrics such based on generative approaches were
(CSH). Among these tissues, whenever GCE, PRI and VOI. The segmentation also highlighted and these models
a deformity is outseen, it is either process is carried by using k-Means are proven to be more effective than
observed in the white matter or grey algorithm. The rest of the article is the generative approaches [S.K. Pal
matter. As a result of these occlusions, presented as follows. In section 2, a brief and N.R. Pal (1993)]. Therefore, many
the damages in the brain tissues cannot review of the related work is presented of the probabilistic models based on
be outratedly witnessed and thereby and section 3 highlights the model. In Hidden Markov approaches, GMM
causes brain deformities to the brain. section 4 of the article, we deal with with Gibb’s sampling, MRF imaging
The various diseases that generally the experimentation and the results with GMM, Gamma distributions are
focussed among the brain diseases derived are subjected to evaluation and mostly focussed in the literature
are Sclerosis, Lesion, Tumour and In- presented in section 5 of the article. The [10,11,12]. However, some literature is
Homogenities. Identification of each of conclusions together with the scope for also available on Pseudo supervised
these diseases is a challenging task. further improvement are highlighted in models such as clustering algorithms.
Most of the cases that are related the last section of the article. However, as it is obligatory to identify
to brain diseases consist of similar 2. Review of Literature on Brain the damaged pixels more precisely, it is
common symptoms which results in Image Segmentation : therefore necessary to understand the
to misguidance and hence in most of As highlighted in the introduction, pattern of the pixels so that effective
the cases, it results in to improper it is a complicated task to identify the modelling can be subjected and thereby
diagnosis. The impact of these diseases deformities of the brain, therefore effective segmentation can be planned
results in to either Parkinson’s diseases many reviewers have presented their such that the deformities can be more
or Alzimers, Brain dead and in most of ideas by considering different types of precisely rooted out. With this basic
the cases, it leads to vitality. Therefore images such as T1- weighted image, assumption, literature is driven towards
proper identification of the diseases T2-weighted image, Flair and Photon the usage of generative approaches [K.
related to the brain is a challenging density based images [1,2,3,4]. Among Srinivasa Rao et.al., (2007), V. Nagesh et.
task. In this article, we try to address these images, the results derived al.,(2011), GVS Raj kumar et.al.,(2011),
the issue of a particular symptom by considering the Flair images are K. Naveen Kumar et.al.,(2015)]. Among
and disease – MS Lesion. In order to mostly producing effective results. Lot the generative models available in the
identify the disease, it is customary to of research work has been presented literature, to have better approach, it
segment the medical image and identify off late on Flair images. Many models is customary to identify the pattern of
the deformities. For this purpose, we based on generative, degenerative the pixels and for which multivariate
have developed and designed a medical and Pseudo generative models were approaches have better approximation
image segmentation algorithm based highlighted in the literature. Among the compared to univariate approaches [K.
on multivariate generalised Gaussian non-degenerative models, lot of work is Naveen Kumar et.al., (2015)]. Also the
mixture model. The results are highlighted based on Artificial Neural anatomy of the brain images is mostly

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image is gi ( x r ,θ ) and the generalized Gaussian



varying in nature andvector thereforeof the for medical
the distribution of D-
ith iteration.
proper identification of the diseases,
more features are todimension be taken
medical image is g x r , θ and the
in to by generalized Gaussiani distribution
is given

( ) of
T 
∑ ti (x r , θ(l) )
A(N,bij )
(x tij )
(l+1) r =1
consideration before segmentation. m =
 (l) A(N,bij ) (4)
D β K(β ) D-dimension  is givenβ by
xj −µj j   ij T
 j j  ∑ ti (x r---
3. Brain Image Segmentationg(x r / θ) =∏ exp (− A(Dβ j )   bj 
, θ (2) )
2σ= b jK(b jσ ) xj −mj 
jexp (−
 r =1
Model: j=1 j g(x r / θ) ∏ A(b j )  (2)
 2σ j   σ j  Such that A(N, bij ) is some
MS Lesion is a disease that can j=1
 
be witnessed whenever where, µ j , σ j takes
an injury , β j are location, scale and shape parameters.
where, m j , σ j , b j are location, scale and function equal to 1 for b ij = 2 and must
1
place within the brain regions. There shape parameters. be equal to b − 1 for bij ≠ 1 , in the case
ij
may be several symptoms that are Γ(3 / β j )1/2 of N=2, it is observed precisely that
witnessed during the Alsoinitial
we have K(β j ) =
stages Γ(3 / b j )1/2
A(N, bij ) be an increasing function in
which include headache, neck pain, ΓAlso
(1/ βwe j)
have K(b j ) =
3/2
Γ(1/ b j )3/2 terms of bij .
vomiting, vision changes, memory β j /2 b /2
 Γ(3 / β j ) and  Γ(3 / b j )  j
loss, behavioural changes and moving A( b ) =  
1
and A(β j ) =   withj Γ(⋅)Γ(1 being
/ b ) the gamma function.    3    bij
difficulties. These symptoms are to  j 
   Γ  
 Γ(1 / β j ) 
 
T  (l)   bij   1

be significantly noted and need to be with Γ(⋅) being the gamma function.  ∑ t i (x r , θ )   . x rij − mij bij 
 r =1 
 b Γ 1    
approximated before β jconcluding
≥ 0 is the parameter the that controls the shape of GGD.   ij  b   
disease. Also different types of lesions b j ≥ 0 is the parameter that controls σij(l+1) =   ij   
 T  (5)
the shape of GGD. ∑
 (l)
t i (x r , θ )
are highlighted which damage the brain 
 r =1


and results into different disease such 



as cerebral infraction, multiple sclerosis  
 
and tumour. Therefore, identification of
the proper disease is a critical task. Most 3.3 Initialisation of Model
of the univariate cases fail to generate Parameters:
effective results because of considering The estimation of initial
a single symptom and may result in to parameters is very much needed for
improper diagnosis. Therefore, to have obtaining the revised estimates of the
a more specific identification approach, model parameters. To obtain the initial
in this article, we have considered a estimates, the clustering algorithm is
multivariate approach wherein we utilized since it gives better estimates.
have considered multiple factors such The most generally used method
as memory loss, vision and moving in initialization is to draw a random
difficulty. These features are considered Fig. 1 : Plot of GGM PDF with shape sample within the medical image from
as inputs to the model considered. Figure 1: Plot of GGMparameters, PDF with
b shape parameters,theβentire data set. Using these initial
estimates, the refined estimates are
3.1 Multivariate Gaussian obtained by simultaneously solving the
Generalised Gaussian Mixture 3.2 Estimation of Model Parameters equations (3), (4) and (5) in MATLAB
Model: 3.2 Estimation of Model Parameters Using EM Algorithm:
Using EM Algorithm: environment.
The features considered
In this section, in thethe model Inparameters this section, are estimated the bymodel considering EM algorithm that
above section are taken in to the 4. Experimentation and Results:
parameters are estimated by
maximizes
proposed model. The cumulative the likelihood function of the model. To obtain the refined estimates In order to depict the proposed
of parameters
considering EM algorithm that
probability density function ofσ each model, we have considered the brain
w i , µij and maximizes the
ij for i=1,2,3,…M; likelihood function
j=1,2,……,D; the expected of the value likelihood or log
of the medical image regions under web images and experimentation is
model. To obtain the refined estimates
conducted by considering brain web
consideration will be of the formfunction is toofbe parameters
likelihood maximized. The wEM algorithm is used for obtaining the refined
i , mij and σij for images. Each of the images is pre-
M estimates. By making use i=1,2,3,…M;
of the stepsj=1,2,……,D;
in EM algorithm, the expected
one can obtainprocessed
the updatedtoequations eliminate the noise and
=

p(x r / θ) ∑

w i gi x r ,θ ( ) (1)
for the parameters w i , µfunction
value likelihood or log likelihood each of the images are enhanced by
i =1 ij and σij as is depicted
to be maximized. below. The EM using edge enhancement techniques.
 algorithm is used for obtaining the Then the processed images are
where, x r = (x rij ) , is a D dimensional
arbitrary vector for j=1,2,3...D values, refined estimates. By making use of considered for the experimentation.
representing the feature vector; i = the steps in EM algorithm, one can Each image is extracted from the MRI
4
1,2,..M represents the regions in the obtain the updated equations for the scan images and each of the images is
medical image and the pixels are parameters w i , mij and σij as depicted normalized to 468X468 pixels. The step
represented with i=1,2,3..T values. The below. by step process of the experimentation
parametric set is θ = (m, σ, b) , wi is the T  w (l) .g (x , θ(l) )
  is presented in the segmentation
1 i r
M
mixing weight such that ∑ w i =1 and the w i(l+1) = ∑  Mi   (3) algorithm in 4.1.
T r =1  w (l) .gi (x r , θ(l) ) 
i =1
probability of i pixel belonging to the
th  ∑ i =1 i 4.1 Segmentation Algorithm:
medical texture feature vector of the ( )
where θ(l) =mij(l) , σij(l) are the estimates at The various steps involved in
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segmenting the Brain MRI images for Description Original Images Segmented Images
analysis of data to extract meaningful
information for medical diagnosis is
shown below.
Step 1: Consider the brain images
normalized to sizes of 468X468.
Image 1
Step 2: Pre-process the images to
eliminate noise.
Step 3: Enhance the images using edge
enhancement technique.
Step 4: Consider the k-Means algorithm
and segment the images.
Step 5: In order to have effective Image 2
segmentation, consider the features
presented in section 3.
Step 6: The segmentation process is
based on likelihood estimate.
Step 7: Evaluate each segment against
the quality metrics GCE, PRI and VOI.
Image 3
4.2 Results:
The segmentation procedure is
carried out where each pixel from
the image is segmented basing on
the maximum likelihood criteria. The
resultant images are as shown in Fig. 2.
5. Performance Evaluation:
A random sample of five images is Image 4
considered from the Brain web images
database and experimentation is
conducted to evaluate the performance
measures namely GCE, PRI and VOI
and compared with that of Gaussian
mixture model. The image performance
measures viz., GCE, PRI and VOI are
computed for the proposed model. The Image 5
GCE metric formulated by Martin. D et
al. (2001), PRI formulated and given by
Unnikrishnan. R et al. (2007) and VOI
given by Meila. M (2007) are computed
and depicted in the table 1. Fig. 2 : Segmentation Results of Brain Image segmentation

6. Conclusion and Scope for Further


Description Model PRI GCE VOI
Improvement:
The present article presents a Optimal Values 1 0 Infinity
innovative methodology for proper GMM 0.739 0.187 1.196
Image 1
identification of the deformities in the MGGMM 0.884 0.132 0.981
brain and in particular about lesions. GMM 0.815 0.15 1.72
The developed work has a potential Image 2
MGGMM 0.825 0.138 1.648
usage in the field of medical domain
which helps for better treatment of GMM 0.834 0.231 1.02
Image 3
the disease. The results derived from MGGMM 0.984 0.182 0.974
this method showcases that it has GMM 0.812 0.468 1.92
achieved good segmentation accuracy Image 4
MGGMM 0.781 0.444 1.768
with respect to segmentation quality
GMM 0.636 0.364 1.192
metrics. The method is considered Image 5
basing on multivariate features and is MGGMM 0.788 0.331 1.161
addressed for a particular disease of Table 1: Segmentation performance Measures of the Brain MRI Images
brain. However, the methodology can
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About the Authors:


Mr. K. Naveen Kumar (CSI-L01141178) is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of the Information
Technology, GIT, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam. His research interests include Image processing, network
security and allied areas. He published good number of papers in journals of repute. He can be reached at
naveen_it@gitam.edu / nkumarkuppili@gmail.com

Dr. Y. Srinivas [CSI-F8001441) is currently Professor and Head of the Department, Department of the
Information Technology, GIT, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam. He had guided more than 10 Ph.D’s in areas of
image processing, software engineering and published papers in Scopus/SCI indexed journals. He also possess
good number of projects funded by UGC, DST etc. He can be reached at drysr@gitam.edu.

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Engineering Education In India –


A Roadmap to the Future
N. J. Rao
Vice-Chancellor, Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, Raghogarh, Guna - MP

1. Introduction in creating jobs, difficult and rather poor into practice through good curriculum
The Indian higher education scene engineering curriculum not meeting and teaching – learning process, We are
has gone through a dramatic change the industry needs. Globalization and heading for a technology driven society
in last 1-2 decades with a phenomenal off shore outsourcing, demand for to address to societal issues to bring
increase in engineering institutions, engineering graduates to be updated, sustainability , security and equity with
particularly with private initiatives. flexible and communicative. These are wellbeing as core trait.
It has resulted in several issues and some of the issues. This is compounded The need is for an engineering
challenges as can be seen from the by rather slow and poor response of student to be adaptable to varying
recent report on engineering education. government and academic institutions. cultures, knowledge levels and
Briefly these are – The key challenges in India are poor markets. While delivering the products
ƒƒ Ph.D and PG faculty is very small in proficiency in language, acute shortage and services, engineer is required to be
Indian engineering institutions, of quality faculty, lack of absorbing a ‘Global Citizen’ meeting the specific
ƒƒ Engineering students going for PG capacity of students, lesser exposure local needs with global knowledge.
courses are small. It is dismal when to reality, rapid growth in engineering How to train the engineer is the biggest
it comes to Ph.D programmes. institutions and number of students. challenge .
ƒƒ Indian engineering institutions are 2. The Challenges The convergence of Info-Bio-
small in terms of size, student This is a period of fast development Nano technologies needed for complex
enrollment, and faculty. globally with great change. The mega systems forces engineers to
ƒƒ Curricula is obsolete and exponential growth of knowledge, be trained in multi-disciplinary traits,
employability of almost 25% increasingly connected global society a path completely different from
graduate is not up to the mark. through information and communication current discipline specific engineering
ƒƒ Diversity of governance systems technology is bringing changes fast. curricula. The need will be to look
and too much controls are Several issues are questioning the old for innovative solutions to approach
mindboggling. values and society is in a great flux in economic, social, security and human
ƒƒ Quality of faculty and shortage is the name of modernism. wellbeing issues. This calls for an input
resulting in poor teaching , high This is coupled with increasing in engineering which is “Holistic” and
failure rates and poor employability. global population, particularly an approach away from traditional. Can
Quality and quantity of technical in developing nations like India. we bring such changes?
education in a country is proportional to Sustainability is at stake. In a knowledge Has engineering moved away
GDP which in turn depends on Human driven well connected society, the from closeness to people and society
Capital, Population, Natural capital / search for skill and resources is global. compared to other professions like
resources, and Investment capital or on The buzz words are “Outsourcing”, and law and medicine? The approach of
per capita income. “off shoring”. The thrust is on market traditional economics based decision
With a staggering 900 million driven economy and this is guiding making has lead to lower priorities to
expected to be in working age group by public policies. The need is open societal, environmental and human
2050 in India, we look at this potential to sources and transparent processes. wellbeing issues. Engineers have
get a competitive edge in the community Free market driven philosophies decide become commodities which can be
of nations through proper competence investments. Result is increasing disposed off when they become obsolete
and skill building. The reality today is regional imbalances and tension, social and do not respond to changing needs.
India fares badly in UN Innovation Index, divide and disparity in society. Indeed the fast pace of knowledge
which depends on Human Capital Index The environment promotes growth makes engineering professional
and Technical capability index. competitiveness and this drives obsolete fast. The need is to wake up and
The engineering courses are failing technology growth. All these need to address to these issues in engineering
to attract large number of students due aim at “Human wellbeing”. The need education to make it relevant and
to several reasons. These include better is to create academic systems and responsive to current societal demands.
job opportunities in other sectors, organizations which capture these The world is passing through
relative neglect of manufacturing sector thought processes and translate them a transition. High expectations

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and resource crunch are realities. There are certain harsh realities of ƒƒ Ensure diversity, quality and details
Increasing global tension and societal the developmental process like global are embedded.
divide forces us to revisit engineering warming, climate change, loss of bio-
We need to transform engineering
profession of today to make it relevant diversity, loss of cultural diversity,
education to capture needs of
to 21st century needs. We need changes in moral and ethical values,
tomorrow. The changes taking place
engineering professionals who are increasing life expectancy. The need is
in such spheres like demographics,
competent, dynamic and updated to to ensure that engineers of tomorrow
globalization, society have to be
provide innovative solutions to global must have the skill and knowledge to
adequately captured. It should help
issues. The single minded purpose supplement their technical, analytical
move from natural capital to human
has to be “Human wellbeing” as an strengths with several soft skills
capital to wellbeing.
end result with assured sustainability. related to social, environmental,
The employability of engineering
The curriculum has to develop a new cultural, ethical, moral, communicative
graduates is of prime concern today
mindset in building engineers who and economic domains. We need
which dictates its popularity. With
are capable of sustaining nature, engineers who are ‘Honest Brokers’
relatively low growth in new job creation
conserving natural resources and and true “Global Citizen Engineers”.
and increasing productivity, the situation
creating contentment and wellbeing The engineers of tomorrow need to have
has becomes gloomy. The engineering
among people. We have to move away more innovative skills with technical
education has to focus on this aspect
from the concept of ‘Control nature’ to knowledge, social bent of mind and
by bringing greater industry interaction,
‘Adopt and live with nature’. Technology sustainability approach embedded in
introduction of relevant industry specific
should drive the concept of ‘With nature’ them with the only target of “Human
subjects, creation of greater skills and
rather than controlling it. This paradigm wellbeing” as end result. Innovation
flexibility besides looking at improved
shift is the essence of finding new path is a continuous process of search for
communication skills among graduates.
ways to engineering education. alternate paths. Research provides us
The global challenges dictate
New ways will be found with this the new knowledge to help look at new
the way society conducts itself. The
approach and it will usher in a new products, services , processes, path
challenges include globalization of
world where sustainability will be the ways which ensure capturing the triple
economy, demographics, technological
core motto with contended society and bottom line of 3P’s.
changes, plug and play generation with
economic viability as end results. Indeed Our institutions, most of them ill
innovation.
a great challenge for engineering equipped, with outdated syllabus, below
profession. Engineering profession par faculty resource, marginalized 3. The Drivers
must move on the ‘Triple bottom line’ in terms of industry interaction and The drivers moving the society are
(namely 3P’s – Planet, People and Profit). policy support of governments, have an ƒƒ Knowledge Economy
Capture the societal and environmental uphill task to take up the challenges in ƒƒ Globalization
issues along with economic viability engineering education. They are to be
ƒƒ Demographics
in engineering decision making. restructured, supported and syllabus
Appropriate technology will provide updated. Practice and theory must ƒƒ Technological Change
the right leverages. This will be the be well integrated in a flexible multi ƒƒ Technological Innovation
corner stone of engineering education disciplinary mode with student centric a) The Knowledge Economy
to address to the challenges. We need focus. The engineer of tomorrow, to
to take well calculated, planned risks be a global citizen engineer, has to Products to Ideas

in altering nature to ensure human be technically competent, globally Manufacturing to services


20th C 21st C
welfare with sustainability. exposed, culturally adaptable, has skills Public policy to markets

The new paradigm of engineering to take calculated risks and innovate, A Knowledge Economy Monopoly to Innovation
education will be based on holistic has entrepreneurial ability. The name
approach which will ensure three of the game is “Flexibility” in teaching We are in an era of abrupt changes,
fundamentals, namely (i) Participate engineering. discontinuities in the moral, ethical fabric
with nature and not against it, (ii) ensure The engineering education process and seeing rapid social transformation.
sustainability and account for ‘Natural must fulfill the following: This is an era where technology
capital’, (iii) Ensure societal welfare and ƒƒ Capture inter disciplinary holistic dominates. Knowledge based society
equity. approach of social, economic is emerging and moving away from
The new education recipe for environmental, legal and local agrarian and industrial era. The time of
engineering must capture the principles issues in global perspectives material and labour intensive days are
of sustainable development through ƒƒ Develop and practice relevant and over and the knowledge intensity will
appropriate technology and resource new technologies with human well drive the products and services. The
conservation and management. The being target advent of internet, social media along
education for engineers must focus ƒƒ Combine tera-conventional-nano with standardization dictate the way
on real world issues of tomorrow scale with info-bio-nano systems. products are managed, developed, the
namely increasing population, limited ƒƒ Capture the mega trends of way production and distribution process
resources in a finite world, increasing digitization, sustainability and manifest. The approach is global and
aspirations of people demanding equity. changing world order solution is local friendly.
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b) Globalization conventional scale issue (with emphasis drive change should be the motto.
A global economy on close cycle economic models using Lifelong learning should be the dream,
Rich vs. poor the concepts of green, clean and closed and excellent communications skill a
20th C 21st C
Global Resources (oil, cycle operations), nano scale issues (to pre-requisite.
water,...)
Globalization
Global sustainability
ensure surface area based properties While technical skill is a must,
of materials and bio systems are interdisciplinary approach to systematic
The impact of globalization exploited). Similarly adoption of digital problem solving is essential. The
on economy expresses in terms of technology is the clarion call of the day. engineer should understand “Multi
smart and capable people advancing e-commerce, e-governance, e-learning, Stake Holder” “Multi objective” decision
technology. Any issue is a global issue e-everything will be common activities making and should be an agent to create
and internet creates transparency and in society. We need interfacing, optimal solutions to societal issues.
democracy. There has to be investment interlinking or cyber infrastructure for Global perspective, ability to innovate
in knowledge resources to ensure the knowledge society to survive. They and integration of knowledge across
economic prosperity and social well will be the new disruptive technologies disciplines is the target for tomorrow’s
being. The need is for highly capable, which will try to provide solutions to engineers.
knowledgeable and skilled workforce global issues and ensure sustainable The decision making process will
that can innovate, apply knowledge. The growth. be built on the principles of 3 SPERM
need is creation of human capital with e) Technological innovation (or life) :
skills, competence and entrepreneurial
Society Security Sustainability
strengths. Can engineering education Commodities to innovation

respond to this need? Analysis to synthesis Profit Production Productivity


20th C 21st C
Reductionism to
c) Demographics consillience Energy Environment Efficiency
Technological Innovation
Aging societies Hierarchy to networks
Resource Recovery Recycle
The global teenager
20th C 21st C Innovation, doing things differently, Material Money Manpower
Population mobility

Demographics Cultural diversity


will be the parameter for success These form the cornerstones of
in the current century. Innovation or modern engineering education.
The global demographic trends are Immovation (Imitation + Innovation)
5. The Plug and Play Generation
fascinating. While developed nations will thrive in education and the result
We have moved from oral to
are aging rapidly, the developing will be productivity improvement,
written words to images (films) to TV to
nations, including India has a significant improvement in standards of living,
Computer to Smart Mobiles. The social
proportion of population below 20 years greater transparency and trust or in
aspect probably did not go hand in hand.
of age. Thus the future of knowledge short Human well being. Technological
From write to read to listen to view is
driven economy is clearly in the hands changes will drive not only new
a transition culminating in multimedia.
of the developing nations. This means technology creation, but innovation,
Traditional class rooms are being
technical education in developing decentralization and democratization.
challenged. Probably gone are the days of
nations like India needs immediate The potential is immense. It has to find
blackboard, chalk and duster. Students
attention. The focus should be on a proper place in engineering education.
are born with a phone in the ears or a
paradigm shift in engineering education The result will be Human welfare
mobile picture in front. They are born
to address to social disparities and with sustainable growth.
in a digital world. They are immersed
regional conflicts on one hand, creating 4. The Future Engineers in videogames, home computers.
human well being through sustainable The future engineers have to be smart phones, instant messaging and
development on the other. “Global Citizen Engineer” and “Honest photographing. The demand of young
We must address to this diversity Broker” at heart. This will come from generation is “Interaction”. They do not
in demographic, namely diversity of their training and learning. This process like one sided lectures. They approach
race, culture, region, economic level, to has to be multidisciplinary flexible learning as “Plug and Play” experience.
create quality education base. learning process. While fundamentals Sequential learning is not in their blood.
d) Technological Change are important, skills in communication, Reading manuals is a waste of time to
team work, adaptation, social and this generation. Instead they like to get
Exponentiating technologies
environmental consciousness are immersed and learn by being a part of it.
20th C 21st C
Info-bio-nano convergence
essential for success. Adaptability This approach needs to be introduced.
Disruptive technologies
should be the passion, and ability to Our teachers need to be reoriented
Technology to social change
Technological Change

Economic Competitiveness
IT, Bio, Nano technologies are New Knowledge (Research) Security
seeing exponential growth. Similarly Economic Competitiveness Social wellbeing & Health
TECHNICAL
developments opportunities are in Human capital(Education) Sustainability
INNOVATION
Tera scale issues (related to ecology, Security Emerging Technologies
energy, infrastructure, healthcare, Infrastructure Policies Inter Disciplinary Activities
logistics, transportation, communication) Large Scale Complex Systems

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About the Author


Prof. N. J. Rao is currently Vice-Chancellor of Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, Raghogarh, Guna (MP). A
graduate/PG from IITKGP, he served over 34 years at IIT Roorkee / University of Roorkee at Chemical Engineering Department
and Department of Paper Technology. He worked for several years as Director of Institute of Paper Technology. He was the
Director of Central Pulp and Paper Research Institute, a national laboratory for one year. He has several awards for best
papers and best teacher and is associated with several National and International bodies like UNEP(NIEM), CPCB, NPC,
MOEF, DST, CSE, HNL, CSE, WBCSD, IL & FS and has visited many countries like China, France, UK, Norway, Sweden,
Finland, Germany, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia. He had been a visiting professor at NTH Trondheim (Norway). An
active researcher, a forceful speaker and an excellent teacher Prof. Rao had several publications to his credit. He can be
reached at jrnandagiri@yahoo.co.in.

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Computer Society of India
Academic Awards 2016
Call for Applications
Computer Society of India has been honouring academic excellence through Academic Awards every year. The awards will
be presented during the CSI Annual Convention which is scheduled to be held from 8th to 10th December 2016 at Coimbatore.
Applications are invited for the following awards for the period from July 2015 to June 2016 from the accredited student
branches who meet the criteria and are currently in good standing.

S. Name of the Award Criteria To be submitted by


No.
1 Best Accredited Student Branch Good standing – during the award year Student Branch Counsellor (SBC)
Award and currently, large student strength & with necessary recommendation
large number of activities as defined in from Regional Student’s Coordinator
the specified form (RSC) and approval from Regional
Vice President (RVP)
2 Largest Student Branch Award Continuous good standing for the past Decided by Awards Committee
3 years with highest 3 years averaged
strength
3 Best CSI International Students Institutional member hosted maximum SBC with necessary recommendation
Event Host Award students competition participated by from RSC and approval from RVP
minimum 10 foreign students
4 Highest Sponsorship of CSI Institutional member extending SBC with necessary recommendation
Events Award maximum support for CSI events during from RSC and approval from RVP
the award year
5 Longest Continuous SBC Award Longest continuous tenure as SBC over SBC with necessary recommendation
the last 3 years from RSC and approval from RVP
6 Faculty with maximum Publishing maximum articles in CSI Self with necessary recommendation
publishing in CSI Publications publications digital library during the from RSC and approval from RVP
award year
7 Paper Presenter at International Presentation of paper at prestigious Self with necessary recommendation
Conference for Faculty International Conferences during the from RSC and approval from RVP
award year
8 Students with maximum Publishing maximum articles in CSI SBC with necessary recommendation
publishing – CSI publications publications digital library during the from RSC and approval from RVP
award year
9 Highest Committed Accredited Most active CSI Volunteer from the SBC with necessary recommendation
Student Branch Activist Award Student Branch during the award year from RSC and approval from RVP
10 Best Ph D Thesis Award CSI member, who submitted a high- Research Scholar (who got the Ph D
quality thesis (Thesis quality to be during the award year) / the Research
evaluated by a panel of eminent research Supervisor / Current Employer
scientists) leading to acceptance for Ph D
degree by a recognized University
The applications for the awards are invited only from the CSI members or from CSI Accredited CSI Student Branches in good
standing during the current year as well as during the Award year. Application Forms are available at http://www.csi-india.
org/CSI_Academic_Awards.aspx
The applications should reach via email – edawards@csi-india.org in specified form latest by 7th October 2016.

Prof. Bipin V Mehta Mr. Raju L Kanchibhotla Prof. M. N. Hoda Mr. Ravikiran Mankikar Dr. S. C. Satapathy
Chairman, Awards Committee Member Member Member Member

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Computer Society of India
TM

Regional Student Coordinators for the year 2016-17


Region Name & Affiliations Region Name & Affiliations
I Mr. Saurabh Agrawal V Prof. C. Srinivas
Head, Marketing and TTH Associate Professor in CSE
Delivery (MEA), TCS, Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science,
Ghaziabad-201010 Warangal, Telangana
Mob : +91-92668 39339 Mob : +91-90300 70247
saurabh1.agrawal@tcs.com csrinivas067@gmail.com

State Student Coordinators for the year 2016-17


Region Name & Affiliations Region Name & Affiliations
I Prof. M. U. Bokhari V Dr. A. Kanaka Durga
Professor & Chairman in CS Professor in CSE and HOD - IT
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Aligarh Stanley College of Engineering and
Pradesh

Technology for Women, Hyderabad


Uttar

Mob : +919412640294
mubokhari@gmail.com Mob : +91- 98493 84247
drakanakadurga@stanley.edu.in

Telangana
Prof. Amarjeet Singh Prof. Srikanth Chintakindi
Professor in CSE and HOD - IT
Himachal

Professor in CS
Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh (HP) University, Shimla Stanley College of Engineering and


Mob : +91-94184 84855 Technology for Women, Hyderabad
aj_singh_69@yahoo.co.uk Mob : +91-98493 84247
drakanakadurga@stanley.edu.in
Dr. Maninder Singh Prof. P E S N Krishna Prasad
Associate Professor in CS & IT Dept. of Computer Science & Engg
Punjab

Thapar University, Patiala Prasad V Potluri Siddhartha Institute of


Mob : +91-98156 08309 Technology, Kanuru, Vijayawada
Andhra Pradesh

msingh@thapar.edu Mob : 91- 94949 55850


surya125@gmail.com
Dr. Anupam Baliyan
Associate Professor Prof. Pritee Parwekar
Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Computer CSE Department
Delhi

Applications and Mgmt. (BVICAM), New Delhi Anil Neerukonda Inst. of Tech. & Sciences.
Mob : +91-98183 27524 Sangivalasa, Vishakapatnam
anupam_hod1976@yahoo.co.in Mob : +91-90002 49712
pritee2000@gmail.com
Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Bhatt
Uttarakhand

Prof. Suman Jayakumar


Dept. of Computer Science
Karnataka

Asst. Professor, Dept. of ISE,


Birla Inst. of Applied Sc. Bhimtal, Nainital
VVIET, Mysore
Mob : +91-94123 27953
Mob : +91- 99721 37917
ashutoshbhatt123@gmail.com
jayakumarsuman@gmail.com
Dr Brijesh Kumar VI Prof. Ramrao Surya Wagh
Dean Academics and Dean SOET
Haryana

Associate Professor in CST


K R Mangalam Univ., Sohna Road, Gurgaon Goa University, Goa
Mob : +91-9811326840
Goa

Mob : +91-94238 82964


muskanbrijesh@gmail.com ramrao@unigoa.ac.in
Dr. Muheet Ahmed Butt Prof. A. R. Anil
PG Dept. of Computer Science
VII
Srinagar

Head & Professor


(J&K)

University of Kashmir, Srinagar (J&K) Sree Budha college of Engineering, Patoor


Kerala

Mob :+91- 94194 26555 Mob : +91-94474 77577


ermuheet@gmail.com anilar123@gmail.com
Dr Jasbir Singh
Jammu (J&K)

Sr. Assistant Professor in CS & IT


University of Jammu, Jammu -180006
Mob : +91-9419115626
jasbir_mca@yahoo.co.in

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BRAIN TEASER

CrossWord Durgesh Kumar Mishra


Chairman, CSI Division IV Communications
Professor (CSE) and Director Microsoft Innovation Center, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology,
Indore.
Test your knowledge on Medical Image Processing
Solution to the crossword with name of first all correct solution provider(s) will appear in the next issue. Send your answer to CSI
Communications at email address csic@csi-india.org and cc to drdurgeshmishra@gmail.com with subject: Crossword Solution –
CSIC September 2016 Issue.

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1. Having ultrasonic frequencies
3. A biomaterial that is made up of polymer chains
3 4 5. An X-Ray imaging technique to detect breast
disease
6. Two photon absorption
7. A measure of strength of magnetic field
8. An standard related to images
5 9. Mathematician whose theory used in signal
processing
10. Device used to protect against radiation
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2. Study and treatment of cancer
4. A small telescope like viewing instrument
8 5. X-Ray of spinal cord
7. X-Ray device movement to view body details

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Report on Colombo Visit of Dr. Anirban Basu


Dr. Anirban Basu, President CSI visited Colombo from August 8-10 at the invitation of Computer
Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) to deliver a keynote talk in their Annual Conference NITC 2016. The
conference was held in Galadari Hotel, Colombo and attended by about thousand delegates including
researchers from Australia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, India etc.. The theme of the Conference was
“Enhancing Sri Lanka Through Digital Disruption”. The Conference was inaugurated by Sri Lanka’s
Minister in presence of Prof Ashu Marasinge, Member of Parliament, Sri Lanka. The delegates were
from Sri Lanka and other parts of South East Asia who did not have a clear idea about the advances
India has made in the field of IT and the changes happening in India. In his talk, Dr. Basu gave a
glimpse of India’s financial prowess, diverse culture and several recent initiatives of the Government
of India. He presented the role of Computer Society of India in catalyzing the growth of IT in India before delivering talk on “IoT, Big Data and
Analytics” which was very well appreciated.
Dr. Basu discussed several areas where India and Sri Lanka can work together as the Government of Sri Lanka was also looking at ways for
growth of IT and taking several initiatives like Smart City project etc.. He also interacted with the President of CSSL, Dr Dayan Rajapakse and
the Vice President Mr Yasas Abeywickrama on how CSSL and CSI can work together and how CSI can play a more effective role in SEARCC.

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ALLAHABAD CHAPTER COIMBATORE CHAPTER

CSI Allahabad chapter conducted an expert lecture on


“Recommender System” by Dr. Pragya Dwivedi on Saturday,
30-07-2016 at 5 PM at MNNIT Allahabad (Venue: Design
Computer Society of India, Coimbatore Chapter
Center Seminar Hall). In this lecture, Dr. Dwivedi focused
organized a seminar on “It’s a ‘polymath’world - success
on recommender system, recommendation techniques are
secrets for an emerging world” on 12.08.2016, 5.00 pm
mainly Collaborative Filtering, content based filtering and
at CSI Hall, Coimbatore. More than 70 participants from
hybrid filtering. She also gave a light on various domains like
various organizations in and around Coimbatore attended
E-learning, multi-criteria and cross domain recommender
the seminar session.
system. The next day of lecture (31-07-2016), chapter
Ms. Devadarshini and Mr. Jelix Johnson from SNS
conducted young talent search programming contest in
College of Engineering (Partner) have addressed the
UPTECH Allahabad where four colleges’ teams of Allahabad
committee members. Mr. Vishnu Potty, Chairman, CSI
were participated.
Coimbatore Chapter welcomed the gathering and also
BHOPAL CHAPTER briefed the session topics of the seminar and introduced the
keynote speaker Mr. Subramaniam to the participants.
The Chief Guest explained about the “Generation of
polymath world” and also he demonstrated the polymath
pattern in the form of wave pattern in three ways such
as Internet connection and their applications, apple, Ios,
apps and Internet of things, automation etc. He explained
in detail structure about the way of Generation changes by
CSI Bhopal Chapter supported two week Faculty the OLA taxi app and he gave us an idea about the android
Development Programme on BIG DATA from 1-10 August development for automation. The session helped the
2016 organized at Sagar Institute of Research and participants to invoke the concept to their future generations.
Technology, Bhopal. The programme was sponsored by The seminar was well received by the participants and
Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India ended with Q&A session. Finally, vote of thanks was given
and technically supported by CSI Bhopal Chapter and ACM by Dr. G. Radhamani, Secretary, CSI CBE Chapter.
Bhopal Chapter.
Eminent personalities like Dr. P K Chande (Former
Professor IIM Indore) from Indore, Dr. S Sampath from
Madras University, Dr. K K Shukla from IIT Rourkee, Dr. R
Bala Venkat Subramanium from NIT Warangal, Dr. Indranil
Mukherjee from ISI Kolkata, Dr. T Vijay Kumar from JNU
New Delhi, Dr. Parag Kulkarni CEO from Pune, Dr. P K
Singh from IIITM Gwalior, Dr D S Tomer from MANIT Bhopal,
Dr. R S Thakur from MANIT, Bhopal, Dr. Vivek Tiwari from
IIIT Raipur and Dr. S Prajapat from IIPS Indore Mr Sunil
Jain from National Informatics Centre Bhopal and others
from different Established Organization of India graced this CSI Coimbatore Chapter monthly seminar was
programme. organized on 18 July 2016. The meeting started with the
Prof. Rajesh Shukla (Coordinator) and vice president welcome address by Mr. Vishnu Potty, Chairman, CSI,
of CSI Bhopal Chapter enlightened that more than sixty Coimbatore Chapter and introduction of the chief guest.
participants from different corners of India like Hyderabad, Mr.Brijraj Singh addressed the audience and discussed the
Bengaluru, Pune , Jaipur, Chennai and different institutions following:
of Madhya Pradesh participated in this prestigious Evolution of Azure, Open Source Initiative in IAAS,
programme. In this momentous occasion Er Sanjeev Open Source Initiative in PAAS, Open Initiative in Tools and
Agrawal (Chairman SGI), Dr Prashant Jain (Vice-Chairman) frameworks
congratulated all the Dr. Akhilesh Upadhyay (Director SIRT) The seminar was well received by the participants and
focused that this kind of programme will be organized in ended with Q & A session. Finally, vote of thanks was given
future also. by Dr. G Radhamani, Secretary, CSI CBE Chapter.

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Computer Society of India (CSI), Coimbatore Chapter CSI Hyderabad Chapter conducted Two day Workshop
and Department of MCA, Hindusthan College of Arts on Analytics using R was organized in CSI Hyderabad
and Science, Coimbatore jointly conducted the first level Chapter (Regd) Office Hyderabad during 2-3 July 2016.
regional competition for “CSI Young Talent Search Computer Twenty participants from different organizations such as
Programming” on 31-07-2016 at Hindusthan College of Arts Indian Statistical Institute. Calcutta, INFLIBNET Centre,
and Science. Dr. A. V .Senthilkumar, Director, Dept. of MCA, Gandhinagar Gujarat, NTT Data Hyderabad, S.V.Subba Rao
Hindusthan College of Arts and Science acted as a Chief Chartered Accountant & Co. Hitachi Consulting, Hyderabad,
Superintendent for the examination, Dr. G. Radhamani, Adama Science and Technology University,Ethiopia,
Secretary – CSI-Cbe Chapter, Mr. A.Sivabalan, CSI-Cbe Thrinaina Informatics Ltd. Secundrabad , VNR Vignana
Chapter, Mr. C. Thirumoorthi, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Jyothi Institute of Engg & Technology, Geethanjali College
MCA , Hindusthan college of Arts and Science were Present. of Engg & Technology, Loyola Academy - Degree and PG
More than 20 school students from various parts in and college, Nalla Malla Reddy Engg.College Hyderabad and
around Coimbatore region participated in the competition. Wissen Infotech, Hyderabad
Valedictory was addressed by Shri Sudhakar
HARIDWAR CHAPTER Chairman and Managing Director ECIL Hyderabad, Mr.
Raju Kanchubatla RVP-V CSI India, Mr. Chandra Dasaka,
Director-Mobile Digiconverse Private Limited, briefed about
the Workshop details and Dr DV Ramana Wissen Infotech,
Hyderabad provided the Workshop Summary and Prof
Krishna Prasad AV, KL University Concluded with the Vote
of Thanks. Resource persons from Prof Sudhakar, Raskey
Software Solutions (P) Limited, Osmania University, Indian
Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad and Prof.Rajesh
Prabhakar Kaila, Visiting Faculty, Symbiosis Institute Of
Business Management - Symbiosis International University,
Hyderabad shared their extensive knowledge on the topics
covered during the workshop were: Introduction to Analytics,
On 22nd August, 2016 a cloud computing workshop Descriptive Statistics – Measures of Central Tendency,
was held at Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Gurukula Measures of Dispersion and Measures of Association.
Kandgri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar by CSI Haridwar Importance of R and Basics of R Data Manipulation & Data
Chapter. The workshop had total 3 sessions started with the Handling, Data Visualization – I- Line Plots, Bar Plots, Stacked
“Introduction of the Cloud Computing” taken by Abhigyan Bar plots, Pie chart, scatter charts, box plots, histograms,
and Vivek Ji. Later the chief guest of the workshop Mr. heat maps, Tabulation of data, Hypothesis Testing – One
Mani Madhukar, IBM India, talked about the block-chain Sample T test, Two Sample T test, One Way Anova, Multiple
technology and method to implement by using IBM Cloud Linear Regression – Procedure, Model Fitting and Predictive
Bluemix, also made us aware about few other technology Modelling, Excel and R Integration.
GLAN, Importance on node.js in cloud. Later he discussed The Workshop was completed successfully with a good
various issues of cloud computing with the students. The rating and the participants were very much appreciated by
third session was the implementation of IBM insights knowledge sessions and the hospitality.
and Bigsheets taken by Mohit. The whole day was very
informative. Total 103 students took part in the workshop KOLKATA CHAPTER
and on this occasion Dr. Krishna Kumar, Chairman CSI
Hairdwar Chapter, Dr. Mayank Aggrawal, Vice-Chairman
CSI Hairdwar Chapter, Mr. Nishant Kumar, Secretary CSI
Hairdwar Chapter and Mr. Manish Aggrawal, Treasurer CSI
Hairdwar Chapter was present. Organizing secretary for the
workshop was Mr. Nishant Kumar.

HYDERABAD CHAPTER

CSI, Kolkata Chapter’s Fifth Lecture of Lecture Series


was held on 06.08.2016 at 4.30 pm in the CSI Kolkata Chapter
office. Mr. Supratik Gupta, CIPSP® CLIP, deliverd his expert
lecture on “Technology in Old Age Care”.

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University. The program has started with the welcome note


by Prof. Dipali Thakkar, Marwadi University by welcoming
Prof. Sunil Bajeja, Immediate Past Chairman, CSI Rajkot
Chapter and guest faculty Prof. Rajesh Nagawade..

CSI Kolkata Chapter organized one-day course on


“Research Methodology”, on Saturday, 30th July, 2016.
The lectures addressed issues related to motivation and
approach to research. The course has been conducted by
Dr. Dipti Prasad Mukherjee, Professor of Electronics and The vote of thanks was presented by Prof. Jobi Jose,
Communication Sciences Unit, Indian Statistical Institute. Secretary CSI Rajkot Chapter. He has played a key role in
22 participants attended the course arranging a successful seminar and made all arrangements
related to session.
Certificates were distributed to all the participants by
the founder Chairman of the chapter Dr. R. Sridaran.

VELLORE CHAPTER

Eastern Regional Student Convention has been CSI Vellore Chapter organized a one day Workshop
organized on 20th August at MCKVIE institute of Technology, on “Apps for GRE & TOEFL” on 27/7/2016 at VIT University.
Liluah, Hourah. Prof.(Dr.) A. K. Nayak, Secretary, Computer Ms. Pavithra Srinivasan, MS.,Stanford University, USA.
Society of India was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Conducted a diagnostic test for CSI students and explained
Students from various colleges and universities attended how to solve difficult questions, mapping scores to jog
the convention. Sixteen officials/members CSI of Kolkata opportunities, life culture in US, around 90 CSI life members
Chapter attended the conference. Among the activities, attended the workshop, organized by Prof. G. Jagadeesh
twelve papers were presented by the students of various and Prof. K. Govinda
institute like Jadavpur University, Kalyani University etc.
There was quiz contest and extempore competition. More
than 60 students participated in the convention. Regional
meet was also held on the same day where participants Congratulations
from different chapters of this region participated like
Patna, Kolkata etc.
First level student programming contest was held
on 31st July 2016 at BIT Meshra Campus, Kolkata Center.
Seventeen schools were participated in the competition.
Prof. Jayesh M. Solanki, Chairman - CSI Ahmedabad Chapter has
been appointed as a Technical Advisor in Gujarat University for
RAJKOT CHAPTER implementing online centralised admission process. Currently,
Computer Society of India – Rajkot Chapter, has he has been appointed as an Officer on special duty and Co-
organized a two hour Seminar on ’’Introduction to Linux ordinator for BA/MA programs for implementing this project in
most challenging environment. More than one lakh candidates
Programming Environment” on 30 July 2016. Total 25
have been processed through this online portal successfully.He
participants attended this Seminar. received an honour from the Hon’ble Vice chancellor of Gujarat
The session was taken by a very renowned personality, University on August 15, 2016.
Prof. Rajesh Nagawade, Corporate Manager, Marwadi

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REGION-III
Report Submission
School of Computer Studies, Ahmedabad University

Student branches are requested to send their report to


sb-activities@csi-india.org with a copy to
admn.officer@csi-india.org.
Chapters are requested to send their activity report to
chapter-activities@csi-india.org.
Kindly send high resolution photograph with the report.
Contact Dr. Vipin Tyagi, Editor – CSI Communications at
dr.vipin.tyagi@gmail.com for any query.
30-7-2016 – Prof. Bipin V. Mehta & Dr. Nirav Thakkar during
inaugural session on ICT in Education for Digital India seminar
G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar

8-8-2016 – Seminar on Tips and Tricks for Competitive Coding 12-8-2016 – Event on Qriosity : A General Quiz
REGION-V
Geethanjali Institute of Science & Technology, Nellore Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, Bengaluru

19-8-2016 – Dr. Ch Pradeep Reddy during Guest Lecture on 19-7-2016 to 25-7-2016 – Faculty Development Program on
IOT and Cloud Computing Bridge the Gap-VTU CBCS Scheme
Anurag Group of Institutions, Hyderabad

30-7-2016 – Workshop on Web Development 3-8-2016 – Orientation program

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REGION-V
Vasavi college of Engineering, Hyderabad MLR Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

27-7-2016 - Contest on DIGBUG-DEBUG 16-6-2016 – Awareness program by Mr. Pattabiraman, TCS


CMR Technical Campus, Hyderabad

28-6-2016 - Guest Lecture on Big Data Analytics 28-6-2016 - Guest Lecture on Intellectual Property Rights

Sphoorthy Engineering College, Hyderabad G Pullaiah College of Engineering & Technology, Kurnool

4-8-2016 – Mr. Raju Kanchibhotla, RVP-5 inaugurated the 29-7-2016 – Mr. Anil Kumar, Dr. Nageswara Rao, & Dr. Prem
Student Branch Kumar during Student Branch inauguration
Lendi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Vizianagaram GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women,
Mysuru

13-8-2016 – Workshop on Web Designing 6-8-2016 – Mr. Girish presenting Technical talk on
Architecture and Structure of DMBS and RDMBS

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REGION-V
NBKR Institute of Science and Technology, Nellore Malla Reddy Inst. of Technology & Science, Secunderabad

3-8-2016 - One Day Workshop on Presentation Skills 19-7-2016 – Student Branch 3rd Annual Day Celebrations
REGION-VI
Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune

21-7-2016 & 22-7-2016 - Arduino Workshop 22-7-2016 – Expert Lecture, Best Coding Practices in Data Structure
Institute of Management Research & Development, Zeal Institute of Business Administration, Computer
Shirpur Application and Research, Pune

9-8-2016 – Event on Opportunities in Government Sector for 6-8-2016 – Guests and Participants during National Seminar
Fresh Graduates on Digital Assistance
All India Shree Shivaji Memorial Society’s Institute of Information Technology, Pune

11-8-2016 – One day workshop on Software Testing 12-8-2016 – One day workshop on Latest Trends in Cloud
Computing

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REGION-VII
Knowledge Institute of Technology, Salem Sri Sai Ram Institute of Technology, Chennai

25-7-2016 & 26-7-2016 – Mr. Prateek Gupta during two day 13-7-2016 to 15-7-2016 – Mr Bhaskaran, Past Chairman,
workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) CSI Chennai Chapter speaking on the EDC camp
National Engineering College, Kovilpatti Syed Ammal Engineering College, Ramanathapuram

22-7-2016 – Event on BUG-D (C-debugging contest) 23-7-2016 – One day workshop on Appdhoom-3 -
Internet of Things development
Valliammai Engineering College, Kattankulathur

26-7-2016 – Guest Lecture on Issues in Network Security 29-7-2016 – Dr. Vanathi, Head CSE addressing the gathering
during Seminar on Android Application Development.
VIT University, Vellore Einstein College of Engineering, Tirunelveli

10-8-2016 – One day coding competition on Crackerjack 8-8-2016 – Dr Ramar, Dr Velayutham & Prof Suresh
Thangakrishnan during Motivational Talk

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REGION-VII
Velammal Engineering College, Chennai MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi

20-7-2016 - Student Branch Inauguration 25-7-2016 - CSI Student Branch Office Bearers interacting
with the Freshers during the event on Quiz
Nehru College of Management, Coimbatore

19 & 20-7-2016 - Two Days Workshop on PHP 29-7-2016 - Industry Institute Interaction

CSI Chapter Elections 2017-2018/2019


Chapter Nomination Committee shall invite nominations for the following positions from their respective
eligible voting members. In case you wish to update your details, please write to CSI HQ for updation.

For the term 2017-2018 (April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018)


1) Vice Chairman-cum-Chairman Elect- One Post
2) Nomination Committee (3 members)- 3 Posts.
3) Managing Committee:(4 / 6 / 8 members as per class/category of chapter)
Category A – (Chapters having more than 500 members) – 8 MC Members.
Category B – (Chapters having 250 – 500 members) – 6 MC Members.
Category C – (Chapters having less than 250 members) – 4 MC Members.

For the term 2017-2019 (April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2019)


4) Hon. Treasurer - One Post
Chapter election process must be completed by 15th November 2016 i.e. the election slate/ results must be communicated
to CSI HQ at nc@csi-india.org by chapters by this date. If the chapter opts to go for online voting with National ExecCom
elections, all details of the nominees must be sent to CSI-HQ/ National NC by 31st October 2016.The election process in such
cases would be completed by 31st January 2017.
All queries/ doubts pertaining to chapter elections can be mailed to respective Chapter NC. In case of any difficulty you can
also write to National NC at nc2016_2017@csi-india.org with a copy to CSI-HQ at nc@csi-india.org

National Nomination Committee (2016-2017)


e-mail: nc2016_2017@csi-india.org
Mr. Ved Parkash Goel Dr. Santosh Kumar Yadav Mr. Sushant Rath
Chairman Member Member

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INDIACom-2017
11th INDIACom; 2017 4th IEEE International Conference on

“Computing for Sustainable Global Development”


(01st – 03rd March, 2017)
Organized by
Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Computer Applications and Management (BVICAM), New Delhi
Technically Sponsored by
IEEE Delhi Section
Supported by
Computer Society of India (CSI), Divisions-I, II, III, IV & V and Region-I,
Institutions of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE), Delhi Centre,
Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Delhi Section,
Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Delhi Local Networks and
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi

Paper Submission Deadline: 24th October, 2016 [No Further Extension]

Paper submission Link: http://bvicam.ac.in/indiacom/submitPaper.asp

Conference Website: http://bvicam.ac.in/indiacom/

Announcement and Call for Papers


INDIACom-2017 is aimed to invite original research papers in the field of, primarily, Computer Science and Information
Technology and, generally, all interdisciplinary streams of Engineering Sciences, having central focus on sustainable
computing applications, which may be of use in enhancing the quality of human life and contribute effectively to realize
the nations’ vision of sustainable inclusive development using Computing. INDIACom-2017 will be an amalgamation of four
different Tracks organized parallel to each other, in addition to the 3rd International Workshop on Information Engineering
and Management (IWIEM-2017) and few theme based Special Sessions, as listed below:-
• Track #1: Sustainable Computing
• Track #2: High Performance Computing
• Track #3: High Speed Networking & Information Security
• Track #4: Software Engineering & Emerging Technologies
• Track #5: Theme Based Special Sessions
Instruction for Authors
Authors from across different parts of the world are invited to submit their papers. Authors should submit their papers
online at http://www.bvicam.ac.in/indiacom/loginReqSubmitPaper.asp. New authors should first sign up and create an
account on http://www.bvicam.ac.in/indiacom/addMember.asp to log in and submit paper. Only electronic submissions will
be considered. Paper submission, as E-Mail attachment, will not be considered.
Important Dates
Submission of Full Length Paper 24 October, 2016
th
Paper Acceptance Notification 14th January, 2017
Submission of Camera Ready 23rd January, 2017 Registration Deadline (for inclusion of 23rd January, 2017
Copy (CRC) of the Paper Paper in the Proceedings)
Accepted Papers will be published in IEEE Xplore, which is indexed with world’s leading Abstracting & Indexing (A&I)
databases, including ISI, SCOPUS, DBLP, EI-Compendex, Google Scholar, etc. Further details are available at www.bvicam.
ac.in/indiacom. All correspondences, related to INDIACom-2017, must be addressed to:
Prof. M. N. Hoda
General Chair, INDIACom-2017
Director, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Computer Applications and Management (BVICAM)
A-4, Paschim Vihar, Rohtak Road, New Delhi-110063 (INDIA)
E-mails: conference@bvicam.ac.in, indiacom2017@gmail.com
Tel.: 011-25275055 • TeleFax: 011-25255056, Mobile : 09212022066

www.csi-india.org
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CSI CALENDAR 2016-17

Sanjay Mohapatra, Vice President, CSI & Chairman, Conf. Committee, Email: vp@csi-india.org
Date Event Details & Contact Information

SEPTEMBER Workshop on Analytics using R http://csihyderabad.org


10-11, 2016 Contact : analyticsusingr@gmail.com
16-17, 2016 2016 International Conference on Frontiers of Intelligent Computing: Theory and applications (FICTA), KIIT
University, Bhubneswar. www.fi cta.in Contact : fictaconf@gmail.com
OCTOBER National Conference on “Recent Advances in Computer Science & Technology”, RACST-2016, Department
04-05, 2016 of Computer Engineering, G H Patel College of Engineering & Technology, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat,
www.gcet.in Contact : Dr. Maulika Patel, maulikapatel@gcet.ac.in
06-08, 2016 International Conference on “Computational Systems and Information Technology for Sustainable
Solution [CSITSS-2016]” Organized by CSE & ISE & MCA - R.V. College of Engineering, Bengaluru -560059.
www.rvce.edu.in; Contact : csitss2016@rvce.edu.in; Ph: 080-67178183, 8180;
NOVEMBER Third International Conference on Computer & Communication Technologies (IC3T - 2016) at Devineni
05-06, 2016 Venkata Ramana & Dr. Hima Sekhar MIC College of Technology, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.
http://www.ic3t.mictech.ac.in/
Contact : Dr. S.C. Satapathy, 9000249712, sureshsatapathy@ieee.org, Dr. K. Srujan Raju, 91-9246874862,
ksrujanraju@gmail.com Prof. Vikrant Bhateja, 91-9935483537, bhateja.vikrant@ieee.org
11-12, 2016 International Conference on Advances in Computing and Data Sciences (ICACDS-2016). Proceedings
by Springer CCIS/LNCS Organized by Krishna Engineering College (KEC), Ghaziabad. http://icacds2016.
krishnacollege.ac.in/ Contact : Dr. Mayank Singh, icacds2016@krishnacollege.ac.in. Mob: 09540201130
National Conference on Smart And Innovative Technologies in Engineering And Sciences (SITES 2016)
Gyan Ganga College of Technology, Jabalpur, MP. www.ggct.co.in Contact sites: 2016@ggct.co.in
17-19, 2016 Interntional Symposium on Acoustics for Engineering Applications : Acoustics for Quality Improvement in
Life at KIIT, Gurgaon http://www.nsa2016india.org/ Contact: ​Prof. (Dr.) S. S. Agrawal, Chairman, OC – NSA-
2016, Director General KIIT Group of Colleges, Gurgaon Formerly: Emeritus Scientist CEERI/CSIR,Advisor
CDAC-Noida. Email: nsa2016india@gmail.com
18-20, 2016 2nd International Conference on Communication Control and Intelligent Systems, at GLA University,
Mathura .​ ​www.gla.ac.in/ccis2016 ​Contact: ​ccis@gla.ac.in
22-25, 2016 Special session on “Smart and Ubiquitous Computing for Vehicle Navigation Systems” at IEEE TENCON
2016, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (http://site.tencon2016.focalevents.sg/)
Contact : Dr. P.K. Gupta pkgupta@ieee.org, Prof. Dr. S. K. Singh sks.cse@itbhu.ac.in
DECEMBER National Symposium on “Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS with Special Emphasis on Mountain
07-09, 2016 Ecosystems” and their Annual Conventions at Dehradun. www.isrs2016.iirs.gov.in
Contact: Dr. S. K. Srivastav, Organising Secretary & Group Head, RSGG, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing,
Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Government of India , Dehradun, India - 248 001.
email : isrs2016@iirs.gov.in
08-10, 2016 CSI Annual Convention (CSI-2016): Theme: Digital Connectivity - Social Impact; Organized by CSI Coimbatore
Chapter; Pre-Conference Tutorial on 7th Dec. 2016 Venue: Hotel Le Meridien, Coimbatore
Contact : Dr. Ranga Rajagopal, Convener, 9442631004 convener@csi-2016.org
CeBIT INDIA 2016 – Global Event for Digital Business in association with CSI Venue: BIEC, Bengaluru
www.cebit-india.com   Contact : Mohammed Farooq, farooq@hmf-india.com, +91 9004691833
23-24, 2016 8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Network
CICN-2016. Venue : Gyan Ganga Institute of Technology & Sciences, Jabalpur
Contact : Dr. Santosh Vishwakarma santoshscholar@gmail.com
FEBRUARY International conference on Data Engineering and Applications-2017 (IDEA-17) at Bhopal (M.P.),
11-12, 2017 http://www.ideaconference.in  Contact : conferenceidea@gmail.com
MARCH INDIACOM 2017, Organized by Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Computer Applications and Management
01-03, 2017 (BVICAM), New Delhi http://bvicam.ac.in/indiacom/
Contact : Prof. M. N. Hoda, conference@bvicam.ac.in, indiacom2017@gmail.com, Tel.: 011-25275055
MAY ICSE 2017 - International Conference on Soft Computing in Engineering, Organized by : JECRC, Jaipur,
08-10, 2017 www.icsc2017.com Contact : Prof. K. S. Raghuwanshi, hod.it@jecrc.ac.in, Mobile : 9166016670

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