The faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) successfully organized the 6th International Conference on Electrical Information and Communication Technology (EICT) on 07-09 December 2023 in the KUET campus. EICT has become a very well-recognized international conference of KUET that happens once in every two years since 2013. The main objective is to create an effective platform for researchers, and technical experts to share recent ideas, innovations, and problem-solving techniques in the vast areas of electrical, information, and communication engineering.
This term Mr. Md Shamsul Arefin (Secretary, ICT Division of Gov. of Bangladesh) was present as the Chief Guest in the inaugural ceremony on 7th December. The Chief-Patron of the conference Prof. Dr. Mihir Ranjan Halder (Vice-Chancellor of KUET) has said on the occasion that EICT will play as important role in the advancement of information technology and electronics. The Patron of EICT 2023 Prof. Dr. Sobahan Mia (Pro-Vice Chancellor, KUET), IEEE BDS Chair Prof. Dr. Mohammed Moshiul Hoque, Conference Chair Prof. Dr. Md. Shahjahan, TPC Chair Prof. Dr. MMA Hashem and Conference Secretary Prof. Dr. Md Arafat Hossain were among the others present at the inaugural session. The conference secretary presented a vote of thanks where he acknowledge the initiatives of Bangladesh government in digitization of the country and drives for the sustainable developments ICT industries for the vision 2041 of a smart Bangladesh. He also mentioned that contribution from researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs of this country through activities like EICT and many others happening around.
The 3-days long conference program consists of different technical talks, industry exhibitions from sponsors and site seeing tour for participants. EICT 2023 received submission of 472 technical papers from 13 different countries from where only 138 papers were finally selected for presentation in 27 technical sessions. In addition, there were 8 keynotes, 3 invited and 1 industry-academy collaboration workshop where participants had opportunity for interaction with industry and academic networking and collaboration.
The closing ceremony of the conference was held on 8th December in the conference hall of KUET guest house. Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir, Chairman (additional charge), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, was present as the Chief Guest in the Closing and Award giving ceremony. The UGC Chairman pointed different activities and initiatives taken by the Bangladesh Government in ICT sectors. He has also mentioned the opportunities for research and developments through UGC. Conference Chair Prof. Dr. Md. Shahjahan, Organizing Chair Prof. Dr. Md Rafiqul Islam and TPC Secretary Prof. Dr. Monir Hossen were among the others present at the closing session. The Chief Guest handed over the crest and Best Paper Awards to the winners.