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IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2020

DECEMBER 1 - 3, 2020 | KUCHING, SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

8TH IEEE R10 HUMANITARIAN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 2020

DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM FOR HUMANITY

About THE

IEEE R10 HTC

IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10 HTC) is the premier annual cross disciplinary conference that provides a common platform for engineers, technologists, scientists, investors, representatives from NGOs, governments, academia and the industry to discuss recent advances in Humanitarian Technologies. The conference promotes discussions and presentations from the fields of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Computing & IT, Security, Disaster Management, Smart Cities & Villages, Industrial Revolution 4.0, Digital Commerce, Education, Healthcare and relevant areas of research.

IEEE R10 HTC 2020 will be held in Kuching, Malaysia from December 1 to 3, 2020. The conference is hosted by IEEE Sarawak Subsection with the theme “Digital Ecosystem for Humanity”. We invite you to submit your original papers and join us in Kuching, a city on the island of Borneo.

CALL FOR PAPERS

All papers will be published in IEEE R10 HTC 2020 Conference Proceedings, which are expected to be included in IEEE Xplore and indexed by Scopus. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts in the respective field. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Opens – Dec 1, 2019
Special Session & Workshop Proposal – Jan 1, 2020
Full Paper SubmissionJul 31, 2020 @ 11.59PM +8GMT (Extended)
Notification of Acceptance –  Aug 31, 2020 (Extended)
Final Camera-ready Paper SubmissionOct 25, 2020 +8GMT (Extended)
Author’s Registration –  Oct 25, 2020

Submission Opens Dec 1, 2019 Special Session & Workshop Proposal Jan 1, 2020 Full Paper Submission Jul 31, 2020 (Extended) Notification of Acceptance Jul 31, 2020 Final Camera-ready Paper Submission Aug 31, 2020 Author’s Registration Sep 30, 2020

MEET OUR

KEYNOTE & Special Session SPEAKERS

Associate Professor
Dr. Sye Loong Keoh

Programme Director

University of Glasgow,
Singapore

Associate Professor Dr. Sye Loong Keoh

Dr. Sye-Loong Keoh is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow (UofG, Singapore campus) and the Director of Research Programmes in UofG Singapore. He holds a Ph.D. in computing science from Imperial College London and worked on secure mobile ad-hoc networking to facilitate secure interaction and communication among entities from different administrative domains in infrastructure-less scenarios.

Prior to joining UofG, he was a Senior Scientist at Philips Research Eindhoven, The Netherlands. His areas of expertise include cyber security for Internet of Things (IoT), lightweight security systems for cyber-physical systems, and innovative IoT solutions to enhance urban mobility. He pilots the use of IoT technology to improve urban mobility in Johor Malaysia, in which his team has deployed a non-GPS based public bus tracking system – myBusz, to provide estimation of bus arrival time using Bluetooth and machine learning. Such a deployment can be further expanded to other cities and rural areas to improve accessibility and mobility.

In addition, he leads the cyber-security research activities in UofG Singapore where he has designed several lightweight authentication protocols and key management schemes for IoT, building management and industrial control systems. More recently, he is researching on new techniques for securing end-to-end communication and ensuring data provenance in IoT environment to protect smart cities applications.

DR. Surapa Thiemjarus

Senior Researcher

A-MED, NSTDA,
Thailand

Dr. Surapa Thiemjarus

Dr. Surapa Thiemjarus is currently a senior researcher from Health Innovation and Information Research Team (HII), Assistive Technology and Medical Devices Research Center (A-MED), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA). Supported by the Ananda Mahidol foundation, she received her PhD degree in Computing from Imperial College, UK in 2007.

Dr. Surapa is experienced in intelligent data analysis of multimodal data types including text, speech, image, video and sensor. She has been involved in various research projects for building innovative technologies and solutions for health industries, elderlies and people with disabilities.

Prior to joining NSTDA, she was an assistant professor at the School of Information, Computer, and Communication Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University. Dr. Surapa has supervised/co-supervised 12 master and 3 PhD students, authored/co-authored over 70 scientific publications and 3 book chapters, and filed 11 national/international patents.

Dr. Surapa served as a managing editor and an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) and a reviewer for several national/international grants, conferences and journals. Dr. Surapa has received several research awards, including Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), True Innovation Award: Inno Tree, Distinguished Service Award from IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Mid-Career Research Award from Newton Fund and Thailand Research Fund and FWIS: L'Oréal-UNESCO - For Women in Science - Thailand National Fellowship (Physical Science).

Dr. Jiong Jin

Senior Lecturer

Swinburne University
Australia

Dr. Jiong Jin

Dr. Jiong Jin received the B.E. degree with First Class Honours in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2006, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2011. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Software and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Prior to it, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne from 2011 to 2013. His research interests include network design and optimization, fog and edge computing, robotics and automation, and cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things as well as their applications in smart manufacturing, smart transportation and smart cities.

Emeritus Prof. Lance
Chun Che Fung

Emeritus Professor

Murdoch University
Australia

Professor Akinori NISHIHARA

Professor Emeritus

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Director, IEEE Region 10

Prof. Akinori Nishihara

Prof. Akinori Nishihara received B.E., M.E., and Dr. Eng. Degrees in Electronics from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1973,1975, and 1978, respectively. He worked for Tokyo Institute of Technology since 1978 in Department of Physical Electronics, International Cooperation Center for Science and Technology, Center for Research and Development of Educational Technology, and Department of Human System Science. His research interests are in signal processing and educational technology, and he published more than 300 refereed papers in international journals and conferences.

He retired in 2016 and is Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology, and at the same time he started working for Human Assets Promotion Program for Innovative Education and Research (HAPPIER), Tokyo Institute of Technology, as a Designated Professor. He currently works for Tokyo Tech Academy for Super Smart Society as Executive Producer.

He served as Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (1995-97), Editor-in-Chief, Transactions of IEICE Part A (1998-2000), Member, IEICE Strategic Planning Committee (2000-13), IEICE Director, Conferences, Student Activities, and Education (2007-09), and IEICE Director, General Affairs (2011-13). He has been a volunteer in IEEE Region 10 Executive Committee since 1995, and now serves as IEEE Region 10 Director (IEEE Board of Directors).

He received IEICE Best Paper Award (1999), IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), Distinguished Service Award for IEEE Student Activities (2006), Tokyo Institute of Technology Best Teacher Award (2009), Radio Day Ministrial Commendation (as Chair of Association for Application Experiments of WINDS) (2012), Tokyo Institute of Technology Best Engineering Teacher Award (2014), IEEE Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award (2015), Excellent Educational Practice Award, and Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2016), and IEICE Excellent Educational Practices Award (2017).

He is IEICE Fellow and IEEE Life Fellow, and a member of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association and Japan Society for Educational Technology.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Supavadee Aramvith

Associate Professor

Chulalongkorn Univeristy, Thailand

 

Prof. Supavadee Aramvith

Prof. Supavadee Aramvith (IEEE S’95-M’01-SM’06, IEICE M’04) received the B.S. (first class honors) degree in Computer Science from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1993. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. She joined Chulalongkorn University in June 2001. Currently, she is currently an Associate Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. She was Associate Head in International Affairs (2007-2016), Head, Communication Engineering Division (2013-2016), Head, Digitial Signal Processiong Laboratory (2017-2018).

Her research specialization is in the areas of video coding and processing, specifically error resilience for wireless video transmission, video analytics for surveillance applications, and embedded computer vision system. She has successfully advised 9 Ph.D., 27 Master’s, and 32 Bachelor’s degree graduates.

A prolific researcher, she published over 130 papers in international conference proceedings and journals along with four chapters in internationally published books. She has also a rich experience in project management, having served as project leader and former technical committee chair to the NBTC and the former MICT of Thailand. In addition, she is very active in the international arena with leadership positions in international networks such as the JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net, and professional organizations such as IEEE, IEICE, APSIPA, and ITU. At present, she is a member of the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) and chair of the IEEE EAB Pre-University Education Coordination Committee. She is also communication chairs, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, IEEE new initiative committee member, and Board of Governors member, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. She is also Thailand Chapter Chair of IEEE Signal Processing Society and Region 10 representative of its chapters committee. She was IEICE Bangkok Section Chair. She led the Educational Activities and Women in Engineering committees for IEEE Asia Pacific (Region 10) from 2011-2016.

Professor Celia Shahnaz

Professor

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
 

Prof. Celia Shahnaz

Prof. Celia Shahnaz, SMIEEE, Fellow IEB, received Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Canada and is currently a Professor, Department of EEE, BUET, Bangladesh since 2015 ( http://www.celiashahnaz.com).

She has published more than 150 international journal/conference papers. She is a recipient of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowship and Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal for her contribution in Science and Technology. Recently, her papers have received best paper awards in Biomedical Engineering tracks at TENCON 2017 and at IEEE WIECON-ECE 2016, in Humanitarian Challenge track at R10 HTC 2017.

She was the mentor of 1st/2nd prize winning projects in IEEE IAS CMD Contests (Robotics, Humanitarian) in 2017-2019, USA. She was the supervisor of 4th/5th rank winning teams in SPCUP competitions, ICASSP 2020 (Spain)/2015 (Australia). She is the recipient of 2019 R10 Humanitarian Activities Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2016 MGA Leadership Award 2015 WIE Inspiring Member Award, 2013 R10 WIE Professional Volunteer Award
She is the Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section, 2020 Member, IEEE New Initiative Committee 2020 Chair, Women in SIGHT Working Group, 2020-22 Member, IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Women in Signal Processing Committee, 2020 Member, IEEE WIE Senior Member Elevation Drive, 2019-2020 Member, IEEE WIE WePower Subcommittee, 2017-2020 IEEE PES Women in Power (WiP) IEEE Region 10 Regional representative, 2017, 2019 Communications Chair, IEEE SIGHT steering Committee, 2017-18 Chair, IEEE WIE Workshops Subcommittee, 2017-18 Member, IEEE Region 10 Subcommittees (WIE, Humanitarian Technology Activity, Education), 2016 IEEE Region 10 WIE Coordinator, General Chair, IEEE TENSYMP 2020, IEEE SPICSCON 2019, IEEE PEEIACON 2019, General Chair: IEEE WIECON-ECE 2019, 2018, 2016, General Co- Chair, IEEE Region 10 HTC 2017 and IEEE WIECON-ECE 2017, Founder and TPC Chair: IEEE WIECON-ECE 2015, IEEE BECITHCON 2019, IEEE RAAIACON 2019, 2018-19 Member, Technical Committee, Image, Video, and Multimedia (IVM), Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), 2018 Editorial board member, IET Signal Processing, Founder & Chair, IEEE SPS, IAS Bangladesh Chapters, Co-founder & Vice-Chair, IEEE RAS, SSIT Bangladesh Chapters, Founder, Adviser, Nominations and Appointments Chair, WIE AG, IEEE Bangladesh Section. She has around 20 years of experience (more than 18 years as an IEEE volunteer) of leading impactful Technical, Professional, Educational, Industrial, Women Empowerment and Humanitarian Technology Projects at national/international levels.

GETTING TO KNOW THE

TENTATIVE PROGRAMMES

  • DAY 1 (1 Dec)
  • DAY 2 (2 Dec)
  • DAY 3 (3 Dec)

0830 - 0900 | Registration
0900 - 1000 | Keynote #1: Emerging Digital Ecosystems for Humanity
1000 - 1030 | Tea Break
1030 - 1230 | Parallel Sessions #1
1230 - 1400 | Lunch
1400 - 1600 | Parallel Session #2
1600 - 1615 | Tea Break
1615 - 1740 | Parallel Session #3

- END OF DAY -

0900 - 1000 | Keynote #2: Recent Trends in Humanitarian Technology
1000 - 1030 | Tea Break
1030 - 1230 | Parallel Sessions #4
1230 - 1400 | Lunch
1400 - 1600 | Parallel Session #5
1600 - 1615 | Tea Break
1615 - 1740 | Parallel Session #6
1800 - 2000 | Conference Dinner

- END OF DAY -

0900 - 1000 | Keynote #3: Humanitarian Technologies for Developing Countries
1000 - 1030 | Tea Break
1030 - 1230 | Parallel Sessions #7
1230 - 1400 | Lunch

- END OF DAY -

THE CONFERENCE VENUE

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

SARAWAK | MALAYSIA

Sarawak, known as Land of the Hornbills, is an amazing place where you can experience the best of “old world charm” with “new world convenience”. Sarawak was once known hundreds of years ago for its fierce headhunting tradition (which is no longer practiced today). Today, it is rapidly gaining ground as a place where Business Meets Adventure.

Sarawak is the largest State of Malaysia’s 13 States, which covers an area of 125,000 sq. km, approximately the size of Greece. The steep interior terrain, luxuriant with tropical rainforests, gives birth to mighty rivers. The population is 2.6 million people, approximately 10 percent of Malaysia’s population. From towering mountains to underwater diving treasures, Sarawak has it all. One of the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site worth visiting is the Mulu National Park covering 55,000 hectares. It is the biggest National Park in Sarawak with mystery and magic of Borneo that lured the cream of the scientific world since it was first discovered

Sarawak is a place rich in natural resources (timber, oil, gas among them), tens of thousands of species of flora and fauna, and a harmonious multi-cultural, multi-racial community population of 28 different ethnic groups.

MOST ATTRACTIVE

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

IEEE Student Member & Life Member

USD150 / person
 USD200 

MYR650 / person

  • Paper Publication
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Conference Kit

Non-IEEE Student Member

USD175 / person
 USD250 

MYR750 / person

  • Paper Publication
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Conference Kit

IEEE Member


USD200 / person Special Rate for Early-Bird
USD200 / person
 USD300 
MYR900 / person
  • Paper Publication
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Conference Kit
  • Conference Dinner
  • Cultural Tour

Special Rate for Early-Bird

Non-IEEE Member


USD250 / person

Special Rate for Early-Bird

USD250 / person
 USD360 

MYR1100 / person

  • Paper Publication
  • Virtual Presentation
  • Conference Kit
  • Conference Dinner
  • Cultural Tour

Special Rate for Early-Bird

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ABOUT R10HTC

R10 HTC is the premier annual cross disciplinary conference that provides a common platform for engineers, technologists, scientists, investors, representatives from NGOs, governments, academia and the industry to discuss recent advances in Humanitarian Technologies. The conference promotes discussions and presentations from the fields of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Computing & IT, Security, Disaster Management, Smart Cities & Villages, Industrial Revolution 4.0, Digital Commerce, Education, Healthcare and relevant areas of research.

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE & REVISED CONFERENCE FEE

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

In view of COVID19 pandemic situation and for safety measure, the organizing committee is delighted to announce that the 8th IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10 HTC 2020) will be held fully online with revised registration fee from USD150 onwards and extended the submission deadline until 31 July 2020 (11.59PM +8GMT).

All presenters will be informed by the committee on the mode of presentation once the paper is reviewed and is accepted.

Please contact or email us at secretariat@r10htc2020.org for more information or enquiry.