Closing Ceremony of International Conference on ‘ICT For Sustainable Development’ Held at BUP
The closing ceremony of a two-day long international conference titled on ‘Information and Communication Technology For Sustainable Development’ organized by the Department of Information and Communication Engineering of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) was held virtually on 28 February 2021. In order 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”. This conference will be a platform for creating and sharing ideas among scientists, engineers, researchers, government officials, industry executives, and policymakers from both Bangladesh and rest of the world will build a strong foundation of networking and collaboration.
In the virtual inaugural ceremony, Hon’ble Minister for Post and Telecommunications Mr. Mustafa Jabbar attended the conference as the chief guest and distributed prizes while Hon'ble Deputy Minister for Education Mr. Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, MP, Ministry of Education will also remain present. Moreover, BUP VC Major General Md Moshfequr Rahman, SGP, SUP, ndc, psc attended the programme as the chief patron and BUP Pro-VC Professor M Abul Kashem Mozumder, PhD. attended the programme as patron. Brig Gen Golam Faruque, psc, Dean, FST, BUP attended the programme as the conference chair.
On the other hand, Prof. Azizur Rahman, Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, City University, London and Prof. 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.
The chief guest in his speech said that 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.