Semiconductor Physics and Technology

Chair - Nataliya L. Shwartz, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section addresses the following issues: the physical properties of semiconductors, dielectrics, organic materials used in nano- and optoelectronics, semiconductor  nanostructures (quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots), their electronic and optical properties, formation methods and possible applications; spin phenomena, topological insulators, carbon and graphene-like materials; microsystem technology, microelectromechanical systems, technologies for their creation and research, the study of physical phenomena occurring in them.

Keywords: semiconductors, dielectrics, nanostructures, nanotechnology,  organic materials, microsystem technology, microelectromechanical systems, time-series analysis


Microwave Technology and Telecommunications

Chair - Svetlana V. Vorobiova, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.
Co-chairs: Maksim A. Stepanov, Dr.Sc., Associate Prof.; Vera G. Drozdova, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section focuses its interests on the fundamental problems of network technologies for high-speed data transmission, digital methods of forming and processing signals in communication, navigation and radar problems; technologies and devices for encoding and decoding information; the theory and technologies of signal filtering; development and operation of antenna-feeder systems, TV and radio broadcasting, navigation and radar systems.

Keywords: network technologies, satellite communication (SatCom), intelligent communication (iCom), M2M communication, neural network communication, digital methods of forming and processing signals, filtering signals, machine learning, cloud security

Special session on Mobile Systems and Telecom

The session focuses its interests on the fundamental problems of network technologies for high-speed data transmission with strong QoS-requirements; digital methods of forming and processing signals in mobile communication; technologies and devices for encoding and decoding information; development and operation of antenna-feeder systems and beamforming; protocols of multiple access control and dynamic resource allocation.

Keywords: wireless networks, mobile networks, 4G, 5G, 6G protocols, antenna, microwave, precoding, MIMO, encoding, ciphering, air interface, modulation, propagation, wireless media, IoT, D2D, V2X, VoLTE, QoS, beamforming, MAC, optical networks, network core, NFV, network protocols, LANs, SDN, virtualization


X-ray, Sonic and Ultrasonic Devices: Physics, Electronics, Application

Chair - Alexey I. Soldatov, Dr.Sc., Prof.

The section considers the physics of the formation, distribution and control of X-ray, sonic and ultrasonic vibrations in various environments; interaction of sonic and ultrasonic vibrations with various objects; computer simulation, design of X-ray and ultrasound sources and electronic devices; creation of new technologies. Application of x-ray radiation, sound and ultrasonic vibrations in engineering and medicine.

Keywords: sonic and ultrasonic vibrations, electronic generators, machine learning, time-series analysis


Optoelectronic Devices and Systems: Physics, Electronics, Application

Chair - Eugene V. Sypin, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section discusses the physical fundamentals of optoelectronic instrumentation; operation principles of optoelectronic devices and systems (OEDS) for various purposes; methods of signal processing and detection of signals in noise used in OEDS; methods for calculating and designing OEDS; practical application of OEDS; technologies for the design and manufacture of OEDS, the physical fundamentals of functioning, technology of manufacturing and using of modern photosensitive devices.

Keywords: optoelectronic devices, image processing, signal processing, photosensitive devices, detection of optical signals, machine learning, time-series analysis


Power Electronics and Power Engineering

Chair - Gennady S. Zinoviev, Dr.Sc., Prof.

The section considers the qualitative and quantitative rates of electrical energy converting technologies; developing mathematical models and analyzing electromagnetic processes in electrical energy converters; analyzing energy exchange processes between generators and non-linear consumers of electrical energy; mathematical methods for analyzing and synthesizing electrical circuits with semiconductor and electromechanical converters, circuits, devices and systems of power electronics; application features of advanced high-power high-voltage semiconductor devices and modules based on them (IGBT, IGCT, MOSFET); microprocessor control devices for high-power electrical energy converters; simulation of high-power electrical energy converters; construction methods for reactive power compensation and methods for their calculation; algorithms and control devices for power electronics systems; methods of analysis and control of closed nonlinear pulse control systems with various types of modulation.

Keywords: power converters, semiconductor devices, microprocessor control, machine learning, reactive power compensation, microgrids, renewable energy, time-series analysis


Biomedical Electronics and Engineering

Chair - Gennady S. Evtushenko, Dr.Sc., Prof.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to hardware and software for medicine, biophysics, and ecology; research and development issues in biomedical engineering, portable biomedical sensors and systems, medical informatics, telemedicine issues, new medical devices; medical devices and the internet of things (IoT).

Keywords: electronics, biomedical engineering, medical devices and systems, biomedical sensors, medical, biophysical and ecological applications, image processing, intelligent database, machine learning


Robotics, Mechatronics, and Automation

Chair - Oleg V. Nos, Dr.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section provides a platform for young scientists, researchers, and students from a variety of universities as well as practitioners to discuss new research results and perspectives on future developments in the fields of Robotics, Mechatronics, and Automation. The selected reports represent the most promising ideas to address the research issues in design, software, hardware and control of advanced mechatronic systems, intelligent robots and high-performance electrotechnological equipment involving practical aspects for their applications in the areas of industrial automation, and other related sectors.

Keywords: robotics, mechatronics, automation, control strategies, model-driven code automatic generation, optimization of code generation for specific platforms, distributed mobile computations, R&D of OS features for better user experience, requirements formalization, traffic (transportation) modelling and control algorithms


Software Engineering and Cyber-Physical Systems

Chair - Vladimir E. Zyubin, Dr.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section discusses state-of-the-art tools and techniques for software design, specification, verification, and analysis, and practical case-studies in the domain of cyber-physical systems. The topics of interest include but are not limited to the fields of control software, programmable logic controller, reactive and embedded software, Industrial Internet of Things, process control, distributed control, event-driven software, multiprocess and multitasking scheduling.

Keywords: cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, process control, distributed mobile computations, distributed optimization, distributed multi-GPU computing, distributed graph algorithms, high performance distributed Math libraries optimized multi-core CPU/GPU/NPU execution model, Industry 4.0, IIoT, natural language processing, design and implementation of new programming languages, reactive software design, specification, verification and analysis, multi-task learning, neural network optimization for target hardware, core OS tech, model-driven code automatic generation, machine learning, time-series analysis, informational capacity of neural network


History and prospects for the informatics and electronics development in the context of humanitarian problems of society solving 

Chair - Alexander N. Savostyanov, Dr.Sc., Prof.

Within the section, it is planned to discuss the history and prospects of the development of informatics and electronics in the context of solving humanitarian problems of society. Any technology is designed to meet people's needs. At the same time, understanding what people need, what results need to be obtained now, and which will be in demand only in the long term prospects is a non-trivial task that requires combining the efforts of technical specialists with the efforts and knowledge of specialists in various fields of humanitarian science. It is planned to discuss a wide range of issues related to the humanitarian aspects of the development of informatics and electronics within the stated section. The following list is proposed as topics for discussion:

1) epistemological and ontological aspects of technology development: informatics and electronics in the context of ontological ideas;
2) development of informatics and electronics in different historical conditions: role of social processes in the technology development;
3) requests of society as a condition for the development of technology- forecasting requests from society for the future development of informatics and electronics;
4) technology and ethics: how moral norms adopted in society affect the development of technology.

Keywords: humanitarian aspects of technological development, the history of informatics and electronics, gnoseology and epistemology, ethical standards in technology development, issues and challenges in engineering education, future outlook of the engineering profession