The ICONS 2018 is an international conference to beheld in India, that brings together an international community of researchers from academia, industry, and research laboratories to disseminate new developments, and advances in underwater surveillance technologies.
Naval Physical, and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi, which is a premier R&D establishment of the Defence Research and,Development Organization (DRDO), organized ICONS for the first time in the year 2002. NPOL is a ‘Systems Laboratory’ of DRDO,Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India engaged in the development of SONAR (Sound NAvigation and Ranging) systems, and allied technologies.
The eleven main themes of the conference is broad enough to encompass both theory, and applications in acoustic, and non acoustic surveillance technologies. Papers are invited in various topics.
ICONS 2018 will be held at Kochi, Kerala, India, from 22-24th February 2018. Main sponsor of the event is DRDO.
As a preamble, on February 22, there will be tutorials on emerging, and proven technologies, in different areas of underwater,and coastal surveillance. Formal conference proceedings will be during 22 -24 February 2018. There will be poster sessions, cultural programs.
Participants may arrange visits to tourist attractions around Kochi with the help of Hotel authorities.