Bangladesh Chapter: IEEE International Conference on Telecommunication and Photonics (ICTP) 2021

By Lutfa Akter - Bangladesh, Md. Saiful Islam - Bangladesh, Mohammed Imamul Hassan Bhuiyan - Bangladesh and Satya Prasad Majumder - Bangladesh

The 4th IEEE International Conference on Telecommunication and Photonics (ICTP) was held at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh during December 22-24, 2021. The Conference was organized by the IEEE ComSoc Bangladesh (BD) Chapter with the support of the Department of EEE, BUET.

Professor Dr. Md. Saiful Islam, Secretary of the Chapter was the Organizing Chair. On the other hand, Professor Dr. Raqibul Mostafa, Workshop/Tutorial Coordinator of the Chapter worked as the Publication Subcommittee Chair and Conference Coordinator of ExCom Professor Dr. Mohammed Imamul Hassan Bhuiyan worked as one of the Technical Co-Chairs. Treasurer of the Chapter Dr. Lutfa Akter contributed as the Treasurer of the Conference.

Around 96 technical papers from different countries, that include not only Bangladesh but also USA, UK, Japan, Australia, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, India etc., were submitted and peer reviewed. Based on the evaluations of the distinguished Reviewers at home and abroad and rigorous cross-checking of similarity with other works, only 37 papers were accepted for oral presentation. The Conference started with an Inaugural Ceremony on the 22nd December.

The Honorable Minister, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Government of Bangladesh and the Honorable Vice Chancellor of BUET Professor Dr. Satya Prasad Majumder (Chair of the Chapter) were the Chief Guest and the Special Guest of the Ceremony, respectively. The Honorable Minister inaugurated the Conference. In addition to the registered authors, participants from various organizations, who provided valuable sponsorship to the conference, joined the Inaugural Ceremony. The accepted technical papers were presented in 07 different sessions where each paper was allotted fifteen minutes for presentation including three minutes for questions and answers. Ten renowned Speakers from reputed universities in USA, UK, Australia, Germany, and India presented Keynotes on different areas in telecommunications and photonics. There were also two Invited Talks by distinguished researchers from reputed universities in China and India on telecommunications and photonics.

A Tutorial Session was organized titled “Network: Technology: Industry Practice in Bangladesh” and was attended by the Conference Registrants as well as interested students. A Panel discussion was also organized on Present Status and Emerging Trends of Telecommunication with attendees from various telecommunication entities in Bangladesh as well the Conference Registrants. The Conference ended with a Closing Ceremony where three best paper awards were given for best papers.