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First full virtual confce of IEEE Asia Pacific held in Bangladesh

Published : 16 Jun 2020 09:47 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 10:54 PM

The first full virtual conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Asia Pacific Region, TENSYMP-2020 was held in Bangladesh from 5 to 7 June. 

After being held in various countries over the years, the eighth edition of the annual conference was awarded to Bangladesh.

More than a thousand technologists from different locations virtually joined the conference and presented their recent research outcomes.

IEEE Bangladesh chapter in association with IEEE Asia Pacific Region organised the event, said a press release.

In this virtual conference, researchers from all around the world felt as if attending a face-to-face technical conference, seeing all presenters presenting technical papers with live video and participating in live discussion sessions. 

IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organisation with more than 400 thousand enthusiastic technologist members from 160 countries. 

IEEE Bangladesh chapter is an organisational unit of the global IEEE and Prof Dr Celia Shahnaz is its current chair. It has more than 3500 members and branches in 51 universities. 

In spite of COVID19 pandemic, TENSYMP 2020 received 1,030 valid technical papers involving 2,308 authors from 19 countries. Of them, 446 high-quality papers were accepted.  

The conference hosted 50 keynote/invited/guest talks from  world renowned foreign speakers and 135 session chairs from 15 countries. 

In the conference, research works related to electrical, electronics, power, renewable energy, communication, signal processing, computer, ICT, AI, IOT, security, biomedical, robotics and some cutting edge technologies were presented. 

Apart from technical sessions, there were special sessions on women in engineering, young professional, humanitarian technology, industry-academia, and student activities.

IEEE president Prof Toshio Fukuda and vice-president (MGA) Prof Kukjin Chun joined the inaugural ceremony while IEEE R10 advisory committee member Prof Lawrence Wong attended the closing ceremony. IEEE R10 director Prof Dr Akinori Nishihara was present in both events.  

It was a fully volunteer-driven conference where all the hosts worked day and night from 40 different locations in Bangladesh and made a history of organising the first full virtual IEEE conference in Asia Pacific Region with great applause from all participants.