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Tutorial

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 Universität 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)

 

One of the main focus of modern research is to reduce the size of the devices and improve their performance. In this context, the demand for miniaturizing the technology to micro and nano level is a hot topic of research now a days. Additionally, while realizing miniaturized devices and sensors, theoretical modeling and simulation becomes significant at different stages of experimentation and characterization, since it saves time, effort and resources. Designing and development of such technologies and solutions is impossible without involvement of computer aided design and powerful simulation tools.
The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce and demonstrate an open source numerical simulation platform named meep (MIT Electromagnetic Equation Propagation). Meep is based on Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) simulation technique which computes the propagation of electric and magnetic fields in time and space using Maxwell’s equations. FDTD technique is one of the most widely used simulation method to compute and resolve EM boundary value problems and EM field distribution inside the complex optical structures with non-uniform refractive index.

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 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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