The closing ceremony of a two-day international conference titled ‘Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development’ was held virtually on Sunday.
The Department of Information and Communication Engineering of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) organised the conference to fulfil the aspiration of Bangladesh government of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The theme of the conference was “Shaping a Sustainable Future through Advancement in Information and Communication Technology”.
Minister for Post and Telecommunications Mustafa Jabbar attended the conference as the chief guest and distributed prizes while Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury was also present.
Moreover, BUP Vice-Chancellor (VC) Major General Md Moshfequr Rahman and BUP Pro-VC Professor M Abul Kashem Mozumder attended the programme as the chief patron and patron respectively.
Brig Gen Golam Faruque, Dean, FST, BUP attended the programme as the conference chair.
Professor Azizur Rahman, Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, City University, London and Professor Karl Andersson, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden attended the virtual conference as the keynote speakers.
The conference attracted 310 research papers from 11 different countries in the field of scope of ICT in healthcare, education, business, agriculture, industry, and smart city, among which a total of 97 papers are selected through blind review for oral presentation in the conference and subsequently publication in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.In his speech, Mustafa Jabbar said, “Bangladesh is now known all over the world as Digital Bangladesh. 11 crore people of the country are currently using internet that made us understand how far we have advanced in the digital journey.”
He also stated that 50 percent of the total population of the country is 25 years old. As a result, the challenge for us is to adopt technology and transform it into skilled manpower.
Among others, BUP high officials, faculty members, students and invited guests from home and abroad also attended the conference.