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Instructor

Recent Internet of Things Trends in Smart Agriculture Faisal Karim Shaikh
The Nexus of Beyond 5G and 6G Networks: Opportunities and Challenges Syed Ali Hassan

 

Recent Internet of Things Trends in Smart Agriculture

 

Length of the Tutorial: Half-day (3 hours: 2 sessions of 1.5 hours each with a coffee break in between)

 

Smart agriculture integrates key information communication technologies with sensing technologies to provide effective and cost-efficient agricultural services. Smart agriculture leverages a wide range of advanced technologies, such as wireless sensor networks, Internet of things, robotics, agricultural bots, drones, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. The adoption of these technologies in smart agriculture enables all stakeholders in the agricultural sector to develop better managerial decisions to get more yield. We differentiate between traditional agriculture and smart agriculture based on the deployment architectures along with a focus on the various processing stages in smart agriculture. The talk presets various types of sensors that are playing a vital role in enabling smart agriculture. It will also focus on integrating sensing technologies with emerging technologies and computing infrastructures to make agriculture smarter. Open research challenges that must be addressed to improve the adoption and deployment of smart agriculture in the future are also part of the talk.

Targeted Audience
Our target ordinance includes academics and companies, postgrad students, and other researchers and engineers. The tutorial will be a great venture especially for students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels to pursue research/development in this area.

Expected Plan
To have 30-40 students and 20 professional members.

Instructor: Faisal Karim Shaikh

Faisal Karim Shaikh (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt, Germany, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Neeraj Suri (DEEDS Group). He is currently working as a Professor and Head of Department with the Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro. He is investigating energy efficient communication protocols in wireless sensor networks (WSN) for mobile, ubiquitous, and pervasive applications. He is interested in environmental monitoring, vehicular adhoc networks, smart homes, telehealth (body area networks), and the Internet of Things. He has published more than 40 refereed journal, conference, and workshop papers. His research is financially supported by several grants and contracts, such as MUETRnD, ICTRnD, and PSF. He is a member of PEC and ACM.

 

The Nexus of Beyond 5G and 6G Networks: Opportunities and Challenges

 

Length of the Tutorial: Half-day (3 hours: 2 sessions of 1.5 hours each with a coffee break in between)

 

The demand for wireless capacity is continuously growing with the advent of the Internet-of-Everything system, connecting millions of people and billions of machines. To date, the fifth generation (5G) wireless networks are being rolled out in the world, providing a new vision to mobile communication. While 5G is still in its commercialization phase, the research on Beyond 5G (B5G) and sixth generation (6G) communication has already started ground work on innovative technologies that support the capacity growth of future networks with lower cost, energy consumption, and hardware complexity. In order to meet the stringent demands on spectral and energy efficiency, B5G and 6G will rely on new and advanced technologies ranging from cell-free massive MIMO, Terahertz band communication, pervasive artificial intelligence, ambient backscatter communications, to smart radio environments. In this talk, we discuss the basic concept of these technologies and overview the research challenges that are seen to address their inception.

Targeted Audience
Our target ordinance includes academics and companies, postgrad students, and other researchers and engineers. The tutorial will be a great venture especially for students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels to pursue research/development in this area.

Expected Plan
To have 30-40 students and around 20 professional members

Instructor: Syed Ali Hassan

Syed Ali Hassan received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, USA in 2011. He received his M.S. Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2011 and M.S. Electrical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2007. His broader area of research is signal processing for communications with a focus on 5G/B5G/6G Networks in general. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor at SEECS, NUST, where he is the director of the Information Processing and Transmission (IPT) Lab, which focuses on various aspects of theoretical communications. He was a visiting professor at Georgia Tech in Fall 2017 and also holds senior membership of IEEE. He also held industry positions in Cisco Systems Inc. CA, USA.

Venue

BUITEMS Takattu Campus, Quetta, Pakistan

Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), has given a new vision and distinct meaning to education. BUITEMS is located in Quetta, also called the fruit basket of Pakistan. Quetta is one of the most beautiful cities of Pakistan distinguished by the unique backdrop of mountains, beautiful lakes and fruit orchards in the outskirts.

Nearby Locations

  • Quetta International Airport (2.0 miles)
  • Serena Hotel (4.5 Miles)
  • Quetta Railway Station (5.0 Miles)

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