The Closing Ceremony of the three-day International Conference on Science and Contemporary Technologies (ICSCT) organized by Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) was held on August 07, 2021 in Dhaka, where nearly 200 researchers from more than 20 different countries of the world attended. Through virtual mode, the Conference, was supported by the IEEE Bangladesh section, ICT Division of Bangladesh Govt. and PRAN-RFL Group, with a view to achieve scientific and technological developments in the fields of Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, industry 4 Applications, business informatics, robotics, cyber systems etc. A cultural program was also organized by BUBT Cultural Club after the Closing Session.
As the Chief Guest of the Closing Ceremony Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Hon’ble State Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh stated: “We need more innovations and ideas to make Bangladesh digital. We expect that researchers and scientists will sincerely work for the betterment of our beloved motherland and human civilization in general. Digitization in all sectors is a must for surviving in future. We hope the priorities set by the Bangladesh Government will create thousands of innovative products to meet the demands of time. We will also be able to reach up to 5-billion-dollar export and create 20 million jobs by 2025 in the IT industry.”
The State Minister said, “Universities like BUBT are also our companions. For example, conferences like these are very important for generating new ideas and innovations. Transforming the young generations into skilled manpower with IT knowledge is one of the big challenges ahead of us. Let me tell you information: Higher skilled IT freelancers can make $9 an hour for web programming and up to $40 an hour for more advanced work.
We all are going through a big paradigm shift in business, education and all other sectors after the corona pandemic. This critical situation has taught us to adapt with new technologies.”
I believe that the people who were engaged as organizers, researchers, paper presenters, keynote speakers and session chairs have gone through a very extensive experience. This experience will undoubtedly help them to enrich their knowledge for further development. And I am very delighted that all of you have made the program a grand success. When you develop yourself as a researcher, that ultimately strengthens the development of the country”, He added.
He assured to render all possible help to establish new IT Labs in BUBT for helping to carryout research in emerging fields.
Prof. Dr. Shafique Ahmed Siddique, Chief Patron, ICSCT 2021 & Chairman, BUBT Trust was also present in the program.
Addressing as the General Chair of the ICSCT 2021, Prof. Dr. Muhammed Fayyaz Khan, Vice Chancellor, BUBT, said, “We have successfully completed the all technical sessions of this international conference. I would like to thank the authors for choosing this conference to present their latest research outcomes and all the participants to attend the conference through virtual mode.”
Dr. Ahmed Y. Saber, Technical Program Chair, ICSCT 2021 also spoke in the Closing Session. According to Mr. Saber, The conference received 334 papers from 20 countries. All the papers were peer reviewed and only 126 papers were finally selected for presentation and for subsequent uploading in the IEEE digital library.
Prof. Dr. Ali Ahmed, Management Chair of ICSCT 2021 and Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, BUBT gave the Vote of thanks.
Prof. Dr. Md. Ali Noor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, BUBT, Dr. Md. Harun-or-Rashid, Registrar, BUBT (as the Session Coordinator), Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice Chancellors, Treasurers, notable Professors from different universities, Govt. Officials, Journalists and Teacher-officials of BUBT were present in the Closing Session of the Conference.
Researchers from The United States, The United Kingdom, Vietnam, The United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, Malaysia, and Russia discussed the following topics during the technical sessions:
Multi-Carrier Modulation Techniques for Visible Light, Security and Privacy for the Internet of Things, Role of the Smart Grid in Facilitating the Integration of Renewables, Theory and Practice: A Focus on Data Analytics, IEEE BDS Activity, 2-D Bio-signal Processing for Automation in Disease detection based on Deep Neural Networks, Potential Research Fronts in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Technology, Power System Optimization in ETAP, Impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Textile Value Chain, and Robust Volt-Var Control in Power Distribution etc.
Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest in the Inaugural Session of the Conference on August 05, 2021.