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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

Call for Papers for the

Special Session & Humanitarian Technologies/Educational Activities Forum

Educational Activities and Digital Technology for Humanity and Life-Long Learning

The mission of IEEE is “Advancing Technology for Humanity”. One of the focuses of the IEEE Strategic Plan 2020-2025 is “IEEE will be a trusted source of educational services and resources to support Life-Long-Learning”. Life-Long-Learning (LLL) can be defined as an “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons”. 

In the past years, many projects on humanitarian technologies (HT) and educational activities (EA) have been successfully executed within the IEEE Asia Pacific Region with the support of local organisations and IEEE operating units (OU). Many of them have fulfilled the educational and learning objectives with long lasting impacts. 

This special session aims to invite submission of papers to share and showcase success, and with particular focus on LLL. This is intended to serve as inspiration and model for students, academics, researchers and the community. The best submission in this session will receive a Certificate of Recognition. Submitted papers must follow the required format of the conference publication and undergo a peer review process.


SPECIAL SESSION 1:
Life-Long-Learning with Humanitarian Technologies (HT) and Education Activities (EA) for the Benefits of Humanity

The world has witnessed rapid advancements in technologies during the past decades. One of the implications is the shortening of the life-span, and ease of access to knowledge. This poses a requirement for everyone to embark a “Life-Long-Learning (LLL)” practice to maintain the currency of one’s knowledge and professional practices. In addition, research also suggests continued cognitive activities in a lifetime of learning has positive effect on the body and mind of the citizens.

The IEEE Humanitarian Activities are instrumental to inspire and enable IEEE volunteers to carry out and support projects with impactful and sustainable developments at the local level. IEEE also provides programs and resources specifically intended to serve the educational pursuits of IEEE members, the engineering and scientific communities, and the general public. It is worth noting that a combination of these three – LLL, HT and EA will bring benefits to the project team and humanity.

This proposed forum will invite speakers and leaders in the IEEE community and government to discuss and sharing of the opportunities, and examples of past success in the implications of humanitarian technology (HT) and educational activities (EA) while meeting the LLL objectives for those involved. Audience will be able to learn from the experience of the speakers and have the opportunities to make any suggestions and raising of concerns.

Session Chair:
Professor Emeritus Lance Chun

Special Session 2:
IEEE MY CNAG ON Integrating Humanity into Industry 4.0

The advancement of technology for Industry 4.0 sets a challenge to the human aspect in its deployment and implementation.  Humanity here is defined as the quality of being humane and human, in which the technology for Industry 4.0 implementation itself should show evidence of moral and intellectual advancement, motivated by concern with the alleviation of human suffering and difficulties.  In other words, it is important to integrate the concept of easing the pain of the human users into the implementation of technology.  This can be performed by making the supply chain and smart industry and manufacturing more humane.  One way to look at it can be in terms of knowledge and human intelligence being transferred and integrated into the system, as well as having a good human-computer interface that ease the daily tasks in the supply chain.  Up to one extend, the technology can be developed to be considerate as humans do, with belief, desire and intention (BDI), like how robotics and artificial intelligence are designed for.  Nevertheless, the challenge in integrating humanity into Industry 4.0 varies at different level of its implementation, from the original source to the end users.

This special session welcomes original and unpublished contributions on all aspects of Integrating Humanity into Industry 4.0, including but not limited to:

  • Human-based computer solutions for business in Industry 4.0
  • Humanity in big data analytics for Industry 4.0
  • Human-computer interaction in software engineering for Industry 4.0
  • Humanity in artificial intelligence for Industry 4.0
  • Human intelligence in manufacturing, operations and logistics systems
  • Human knowledge integration in Industry 4.0
  • The design and development of technology for humanity in Industry 4.0
  • The use of technology for humanity in Industry 4.0
  • Issues and Challenges in integrating humanity into Industry 4.0

Session Chair:
Dr. Haroon Rashid

Special Session 3:
Technology for Ageing Population

The whole world is ageing where it can be seen every country is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in their population. According to World Population Prospects: the 2019 Revision, by 2050, one in six people in the world will be over age 65 (16%), up from one in 11 in 2019 (9%). Population ageing is assured to give impact to the social transfiguration in this century, with implications on almost all sectors of society and community, including financial, health, demands of goods and services (such as housing, transportation and social protection), as well as family structures and intergenerational ties. The challenges of this demographic shift can be overcome with the use of technology. Growing researches/works can be seen on how technology can support and empower ageing population to lead happy and healthy life.

This special session aims to invite submission of papers to share related work with focus on technology for ageing population. This include (but not limited to) assistive/wearable devices, Internet of Things, healthcare, and artificial intelligence in how they can improve/ maintain the quality of life. This is intended to serve as inspiration and model for students, academics, researchers, and the community.

Session Chair:
Dr. Siti Anom Ahmad

Special Session Organiser and Forum Convener – Emeritus Professor, Lance Chun Che Fung, IEEE R10 Chair of Educational Activities Committee (2019-2020) BRIEF BIBIOGRAPHY Professor Emeritus Lance Chun Che Fung received a General Certificate in Marine Radiocommunication from the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1974 and a Higher Diploma in Marine Electronics from Brunel Technical College, UK in 1976. After served as Radio and Electronic Officer in the merchant navy, he continued his study at the University of Wales and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Maritime Technology with First Class Honour, and a Master of Engineering in System Test Technology in 1981 and 1982 respectively. He lectured at Singapore Polytechnic in the Department of Nautical Studies and the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering between 1982-1988. Subsequently, he worked in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University, Perth from 1989 to 2003, while completed his PhD degree at the University of Western Australia in 1993. He was an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology, Murdoch University from 2003 and was appointed as Professor Emeritus in 2015. In September 2017, Lance received an Honorary Degree in Information Technology from the Walailak University, Thailand, in recognition of his contributions towards the development and advancement of their research and postgraduate programs.  Lance has been an active volunteer for IEEE for over two decades and is the current Chair of the IEEE Region 10 Education Activities Committee. He is also the immediate past chair of the IEEE New Initiatives Committee, the IEEE Conference Quality Community and the Technical Program Integrity Committee. His research interest is in the development and applications of innovative intelligent technologies to practical problems. Lance has authored and co-authored over 380 articles in referred journals and conference proceedings. He has also supervised over 30 doctoral students to completion. His profile can be found at http://profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/lance-fung/

Session Chairs

  • Professor Emeritus Lance Chun
  • Dr. Haroon Rashid
  • Dr. Siti Anom Ahmad

Special Session Organiser and Forum Convener :
Professor Emeritus Lance Chun Che Fung,
IEEE R10 Chair of Educational Activities Committee (2019-2020)

BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY

Professor Emeritus Lance Chun Che Fung received a General Certificate in Marine Radiocommunication from the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1974 and a Higher Diploma in Marine Electronics from Brunel Technical College, UK in 1976. After served as Radio and Electronic Officer in the merchant navy, he continued his study at the University of Wales and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Maritime Technology with First Class Honour, and a Master of Engineering in System Test Technology in 1981 and 1982 respectively. He lectured at Singapore Polytechnic in the Department of Nautical Studies and the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering between 1982-1988. Subsequently, he worked in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University, Perth from 1989 to 2003, while completed his PhD degree at the University of Western Australia in 1993. He was an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology, Murdoch University from 2003 and was appointed as Professor Emeritus in 2015. In September 2017, Lance received an Honorary Degree in Information Technology from the Walailak University, Thailand, in recognition of his contributions towards the development and advancement of their research and postgraduate programs. 

Lance has been an active volunteer for IEEE for over two decades and is the current Chair of the IEEE Region 10 Education Activities Committee. He is also the immediate past chair of the IEEE New Initiatives Committee, the IEEE Conference Quality Community and the Technical Program Integrity Committee. His research interest is in the development and applications of innovative intelligent technologies to practical problems. Lance has authored and co-authored over 380 articles in referred journals and conference proceedings. He has also supervised over 30 doctoral students to completion. His profile can be found at http://profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/lance-fung/

Session Chair for IEEE MY CNAG ON INTEGRATING HUMANITY INTO INDUSTRY 4.0

BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dr. Haroon Rashid is a Research Fellow & Senior Lecturer at University of Malaya. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Department of Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

He completed his BSc in Mathematics from the University of Punjab, Pakistan and then joined University of Sunderland, United Kingdom to complete his second undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. For his post-graduation studies, he joined Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and received his M.Sc. in Microelectronics Engineering and PhD in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering.

He has over 12 years of working experience in the field of research, academia and industry as researcher, lecturer and engineer with various reputable organisations locally and abroad. He has been a mentor of various undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has given several talks and trainings on different topics at various organizations as invited speaker. He has authored more than 25 research articles and international conference proceedings as well as two books. He has one national patent and two books under review at the moment. His current research interests are in the areas of novel 2D materials for optoelectronic applications, thin films fabrication and characterization, solar photovoltaics, nanotechnology and renewable energy applications.

Dr. Haroon is an active member and volunteer of IEEE – USA, IET – UK and National Academy of Young Scientists - Pakistan. Currently, he is the Chair of IEEE Young Professionals Malaysia, Vice-Chair of IEEE Consultants Network Malaysia and Students & Young Professionals Activities Chair of IEEE Power & Energy Society Malaysia Chapter.

Session Chair for Technology for Ageing Population

BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY

Dr. Siti Anom Ahmad is the Director of Malaysian Research Institute of Ageing (MyAgeing™). She is also an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Siti Anom received a PhD in Electronics in 2009 and MSc in Microelectronics System Design in 2004 from the University of Southampton, UK. She received her BEng in Electronic/ Computer from UPM in 1999.

She is a Professional Engineer of Board of Engineers Malaysia, Chartered Engineer of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Senior Member of Institute of Electrical& Electronic Engineering (IEEE) and member of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). Her research interests are biomedical engineering, gerontechnology and intelligent control system. Siti Anom has been an active volunteer for IEEE for a decade and is the current Chair-Elect of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Malaysia Chapter.

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