IEEE ISTAS 2016 is scheduled to take at the Uday Samudra Leisure Beach Hotel (UDS), Trivandrum, Kerala, India, during 21-22 Oct 2016.

About the Venue

UdayaSamudra Hotel

UDS (, located at the famed beach of Kovalam, is an exclusive leisure beach hotel, offering the best combination of work and leisure. UDS has been the venue for multiple IEEE Conferences including the first HTC Conference in 2010. UDS is located less than 30 minutes from the Trivandrum International Airport.

About Kerala

Kerala, historically known as Keralam, is a state in South India on the Malabar coast. Kerala’s maritime linkages stretch well back to the second millennium BCE, with spices, sandalwood, and teak being some of the exports. Kerala has had a tolerant and multicultural, multireligious history. Due to a variety of historic reasons, Ker01KovalamBeach&Keralaala leads the country in several demographic indicators including literacy, health and education. Kerala is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in India, and is well known for its beaches (including Kovalam, where ISTAS 2016 is located), hills, backwaters, biodiversity and cuisine.For more information on Kerala’s pre-eminence as a tourist destination, please see Kerala’s tourism page.

Trivandrum(also known as Thiruvananthapuram), the capital of Kerala, was the the seat of the historic Travancore kingdom (whose erstwhile treasury, at the Padmanabha Temple in Trivandrum City, was recently valued at US$ 18 billion according to Wikipedia). It is located in the lower south west of the Indian peninsula, and is well-known for its architecture and culture. The Trivandrum International Airport is connected to all prominent destinations in India, and also to the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Singapore and Malaysia.