2019 SPICSCON, BECITHCON, PEEIACON, RAAICON, SympSIST and Industry Forum
Prepared by: Celia Shahnaz, Chair for IEEE Signal Processing Society Bangladesh Chapter and S.M. Saiduzzaman, Secretary for IEEE Signal Processing Society Bangladesh Chapter
IEEE Bangladesh Section organized 9 co-located conferences/symposium/events from 28th November to 1st December 2019 at FARS Hotel and Resort. Among them, there were 4 co-located conferences, 1 symposium and 1 Industry Forum which were successfully organized along with 5 technical society chapters. These new initiatives were led by Dr Celia Shahnaz, Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section. The conferences are listed as below-
2019 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Information, Communication & Systems (SPICSCON): It was organized along with IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Bangladesh Chapter from 28th to 30th November 2019. There were 2 Keynote Speakers – Dr. KVS Hari, FIEEE from India and Dr. Norliza Mohd Noor from Malaysia. There was 1 invited talk by Dr. Debashis Sen, SMIEEE from India. Notable volunteers for IEEE SPICSCON were Dr. Celia Shahnaz (General Chair), Dr. Shaikh A. Fattah (TPC Chair) and S. M. Saiduzzaman (Conference Secretary).
2019 IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Computer and Information Technology for Health (BECITHCON) – It was organized along with IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Bangladesh Chapter from 28th to 30th November 2019. 2 keynote talks were held in the conference which was delivered by Dr VR Singh, LFIEEE from India and Dr Ricardo Armentano, SMIEEE, IEEE EMBS DL from Uruguay. Notable volunteers for IEEE BECITHCON were Dr. Shaikh A. Fattah (General Chair), Dr. Celia Shahnaz (TPC Chair) and Shajib Ghosh (Conference Secretary).
2019 IEEE International Conference on Power, Electrical, Electronics and Industrial Application (PEEIACON) – It was organized along with IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Bangladesh Chapter from 29th November to 1st December 2019. There were five keynote talks and one invited talk in the conference. The keynote speakers were Dr. Saifur Rahman, FIEEE from USA; Dr. Ronghai Qu, FIEEE from China; Dr. Syed Islam, FIEEE from Australia; Dr. M. Rezwan Khan, SMIEEE from Bangladesh and Dr. Ruomei Li, SMIEEE from China. The invited speaker was Ahmed Y Saber from USA. Notable volunteers for IEEE PEEIACON were Dr. Celia Shahnaz (General Chair), Dr. Shaikh A Fattah (TPC Chair), Md Mahinur Rahman & Mohammad Muntasir Hassan (Conference Secretaries).
2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation, Artificial-intelligence and Internet-of-things (RAAICON) – It was organized along with IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Bangladesh Chapter from 29th November to 1st December 2019. Notable volunteers for IEEE BECITHCON were Dr. Shaikh A Fattah (General Chair), Dr. Celia Shahnaz (TPC Chair), Abul Al Arabi & Abdul Rakib Hossain (Conference Secretaries). During RAAICON, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS)-Funded Hackathon was also organized.
2019 International Symposium on Social Implications of Sustainable Technology (SympSIST) – It was organized along with IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology on 1st December 2019. There were 5 speakers of the event who were from different countries, Dr Albert Ko from Hong Kong; Dr Yoshinori Soshino from Japan; Prof Shivakumar Mathapathi from USA; Dr Shaikh A Fattah & Dr Celia Shahnaz from Bangladesh. Renowned researchers gathered in the symposium to discuss the most recent innovations, trends, practical challenges encountered, and solutions adopted to implement sustainable projects for the welfare of society.
Industry Forum: To facilitate these events and to develop interaction and collaboration between industry and academia, an Industry Forum was also organized during these conferences. Speakers of the forum were Mike Foley, CEO, Grameen Phone; Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, CEO, Robi Axiata Limited; Md Oli Ahad, CEO, Intelligent Machines Limited; S.M. Ashraful Islam, Vice Chair, eGeneration Ltd; Farrukh Imtiaj, Sr. GM, Summit Communication Ltd; Md. Azmal Huda, CPTO, bKash Ltd; Dr Reduan Hasan Khan, Head of IoT, Grameen Phone andZafir Shafee Chowdhury, Director, Bondstein Limited.
Overall, the events were attended by 300 participants. There were 124 papers accepted and presented with total number of authors being 581. 18 keynote and invited speakers from 10 different countries namely Bangladesh, India, USA, Japan, Malaysia, Uruguay, Hong Kong, China, Canada and Australia contributed to the event.