Workshop on Advancement in Radio Frequency Identification Systems and Smart RF sensors 

Time: Day 2, Sunday, 20 December 2020, 8:30-10:30 AM BST
Organizer and Chair:

Dr. Nemai Karmakar,
Monsah University, Australia

Abstract: Being an enabling technology for Internet of Things (IoT), RFID has gained momentum to be deployed in many emerging sectors including manufacturing, logistics, supply chain management, retails, healthcare and education. RFID technology has the potential of replacing barcodes due to its large information carrying capacity, flexibility in operations and versatilities in applications. The deployment of RFID has been hindered by its cost. However, with the advent of low powered ICs, energy scavenging techniques and low-cost chipless tags, RFID technology has achieved significant development. With unique features of identification, tracing and tracking capabilities, RFID also gives value added services incorporating various sensors for real-time monitoring of assets, public installations and people from various backgrounds. The workshop will be presented by world leading experts in the fields of RFID, low powered and energy efficient wireless systems, wireless power transmission, middleware and security and finally, RFID enable sensors.


Workshop On Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

Time: Day 3, 21 December, 9.30 AM – 10.30 AM BST
Organizer and Chair:

Dr. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan,
Distinguished Professor, Independent University, Bangladesh

Abstract: Software-Defined Networking (SDN) emerged as a new network architecture which separates the control and data planes. In this workshop and tutorial, we will discuss the fundamental concept of an SDN architecture. We will discuss how SDN can bring programmability and even intelligence to network functions. We will also discuss why virtualization has emerged as a killer application for SDN. For future networks, why and how SDN can become more responsive, automated, and highly secure will also be covered.


IASB Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th IR)

Time: Day 3, Monday, 21 December 2020, 2:00-03:00 PM BST
Organizer and Chair:

Prof. Dr. A.K.M. Baki,
Head, EEE, AUST and Counselor, IASB

Abstract: The technological transformation will bring the revolution that will alter the livelihood of human being and work habits. It is not clear yet how the fourth industrial revolution (4th IR) will be unfolded but one thing is clear that the response must be integrated involving different sectors including, public and private sectors, academia, researchers, and civil society. The 4th IR is an emerging technological breakthroughs in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Autonomous Vehicles, Biotechnology, Internet of Things (IoT), 3-D Printing, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Quantum Computing, and Robotics. The 4th IR could disrupt the labor markets and the net displacement of workers by automated machines might exacerbate the gap between returns to capital and returns to workforce. On the other hand, the displacement of workers by cutting edge technology will result in a net increase in safe and rewarding jobs. The 4th IR is evolving at an exponential rate and has the potential to raise global income levels that will improve the quality of human life. The biggest challenge for the 4th IR is the modification of existing infrastructure. This talks will cover high performance computing, infocom research, microelectronics, 3D-printing, related infrastructure, and challenges.


  • Mr. Sim Han Beng, Senior Manager, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
  • Mr. Hossain Md. Alomgir, Head, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities Management, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore