The inauguration of the three-day International Conference on Emerging Technology in Computing, Communication and Electronics (ETCCE), took place virtually yesterday due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Bangladesh Section and is jointly organized by the Department of CSE of United International University (UIU), Bangladesh and University of Wolverhampton, UK, and Fordham University, USA.
Prof. Dr. Saifur Rahman, 2022 IEEE President-Elect and Professor, Virginia Tech, USA was present as the Chief Guest while Moinuddin Hasan Rashid, Chairman and Managing Director, United Group, Prof. Prashant Pillai, University of Wolverhampton, UK, Prof. Dr. Celia Shahnaz, IEEE WIE Chair-Elect 2022, and Prof. Dr. M. Moshiul Hoque, Chair IEEE Bangladesh Section were present as Special Guests. The inauguration ceremony was chaired by Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of UIU. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Md Arafatur Rahman, General Chair of ETCCE and Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, UK and Technical details were presented by TPC Chair, Prof. Dr. A.K.M. Muzahidul Islam. Prof. Dr. Salekul Islam, Head, Dept. of CSE, UIU is another General Chair of this conference. At the end of this ceremony vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Dr. Abul Kashem Mia, Pro-VC, UIU. The program was anchored by Dr. Swakkhar Shatabda, Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE, UIU.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Saifur Rahman, 2022 IEEE President-Elect, mentioned that research and technological development can ensure the sustainable development of a nation. To achieve Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla and to transform Digital Bangladesh to Innovative Bangladesh it is important that countries like Bangladesh prioritize technology innovation.
ETCCE has received 95 Research Papers from 11 countries e. g. Bangladesh, USA, UK, KSA, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Oman, Iran, India, and China. Other than technical sessions, there are also keynote sessions and invited talks. Each paper was reviewed by expert reviewers to ensure quality of the papers. Finally, only 21 Papers were selected for regular oral presentation at the conference. The rate of acceptance is only 22%. All submissions went through a careful anonymous review process (3 or more reviews per submission). This year’s conference includes 03 keynote speeches and 02 invited sessions. In these two days, the conference continues with 05 technical sessions on scientific research of various topics.
Faculty members, officials, academicians, researchers and other distinguished guests from various universities and institutions in the home and abroad were present in the inaugural ceremony.