1. Title: Food-based sensors and their applications in biomedicine
Speaker: Prof. Goran Stojanović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
With the growth of the global economy, and the development of science and technology, a massive assortment of electronic devices has been widely used in human society, which plays an important role in many fields of our life particularly in healthcare sector. Moving towards a more circular economy is essential to create and test new types of materials and sensors. This will push the development of the concept of green or food-based electronics, which means that materials which we used comes from sustainable sources, and that they do not impact the environment at its end of life. The progress in this emerging field of electronics may benefit from development of bioresorbable and edible electronic materials derived from nature or food-based materials as substrates in flexible or wearable electronics. LC passive edible sensors will be presented. Sensors for detecting human bite force as well as temperature sensors in oral cavity will be shown. Different electronic components manufactured on chewing gums as a substrate will be presented, as well.
2. Title: Leveraging Intelligent Fog/Edge Computing for Delay-sensitive Applications: Advantages and Limitations
Speaker: Dr Mithun Mukherjee, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
We are witnessing the unprecedented growth of mobile devices with seamless connectivity and high-speed mobile broadband Internet in almost every aspect of the digitalized world. In the coming years, we envision the next form of cyber-physical systems with an advanced and sophisticated tele-operation, termed as zero latency and hundred percent reliable internet, Tactile Internet. The Tactile Internet aims to enable the skill delivery and thereafter democratize the specialized skills for many emerging applications (e.g., remote medical, industrial machinery, remote robotics, autonomous driving). We are now familiar with ultra-reliable and low-latency, massive connectivity, and machine-type communications in 5G communication systems. Tactile Internet will take a step forward to perform nearly real-time teleoperation and manipulation of remote physical or virtual objects while delivering human and machine skills.
3. Title: 6G and sustainability – who needs to act and how?
Speaker: Prof. Marja Matinmikko-Blue, University of Oulu, Finland
6G R&D has identified sustainability as the key driver. Concrete actions that translate the triple bottom line of social, economic and environmental sustainability into 6G R&D criteria and requirements on the systems and services are not yet clearly defined. Reducing the environmental footprint of the mobile communication sector and other sectors while improving social sustainability in an economically feasible manner presents many new interrelated challenges to be tackled in the 6G R&D. Global 6G vision building work is on going and sustainability considerations face challenges from conflicting stakeholders’ agendas. This
talk presents a connection between 6G and sustainable development and highlights open topics and required actions for different stakeholders towards realizing sustainable 6G that can contribute to solving major sustainability challenges.
4. Title: The 6G Wireless Networks: What to Expect and How to Incept?
Speaker: Prof. Syed Ali Hassan, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan.
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, covering the "expectations" part, and then overview the research challenges that are seen to address their "inception".
5. Title: Industry 5.0 and Self-Adaptive Software Systems
Speaker: Dr Nadeem Abbas, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Abstract: Industry 5.0, the fifth industrial revolution, is a European vision to integrate digital and physical worlds through technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and cyber-physical systems. It complements the existing “Industry 4.0” approach by putting research and innovation at the center to transit to sustainable, human-centric, and robust industrial manufacturing and production. Self-adaptive software systems, systems with abilities to adapt at runtime with minimal or no human intervention, can play a critical role in achieving the vision of Industry 5.0. The keynote will highlight and discuss how
the vision can be realized using self-adaptive software systems. The speaker will present results from a recent study that systematically surveys the current state of use of self-adaptive software systems in the industry, identify gaps to emphasize what more is needed to exploit the use of self-adaptation in the industry. The presented results will be based on data collected from 184 practitioners from 21 countries. Overall, the keynote aims to discuss possibilities of collaboration and working together to transform
Industry 5.0 into a reality.
6. Title: Renewable Energy: The Whole Education Process
Speaker: Prof. Dil Muhammad Akbar Hussain, Aalborg University, Denmark
Abstract: There is always some part of the society in every corner of the globe, some how does not complete their education. The reason cloud be simple, student not interested or the focus of the student is some where else, could be family issues, single parent case similarly, there could be more reasons. Most countries have some kind adult education, for example vocational program, but they are generally given to students with more or less the same background. One could imagine that the adult education is very important and Denmark is very fortunate that the government put lots of effort and facilitation and with the major difference that
these courses templates for very diverse background.
The Danish education system gives high priority to adult education and has established a “folkeuniversity” for the management of these courses, Tutorial and Training, it is infact a Non Governmental Organization (NGO). Round the clock courses are offered by the “folkeuniversity” and professors from entire Denmark are invited for such courses. The teachers every year give lectures,
seminars, workshops at all levels and it could be some time targeted training to some individual, for example a very basic programming to build an AI Robot. Some time it is demanded by the customers to have a course whose topics are fixed.
The whole agenda regarding my presentation is providing a kind of template for such courses. I am very fortunate that I have given some lectures in this context and today I have selected Renewable Energy Template. It is a copy write material, copy or modification of the phrases are also not allowed.
7. Title: Some ideas about 3D digital image processing.
Speaker: Dr. Enrique Nava Baro, University of Malaga, Spain
Abstract: 3D digital image processing techniques are now routinely used in many applications: medical imaging, environmental assessment, remote sensing, etc. In this paper, we will present some new trends, involving the use of new technology depth cameras with a very broad range of new applications, including gesture recognition and hand tracking, 3d modeling, metaverse, underwater video processing and hyperspectral remote sensing. The aim of this talk is to present some basic and new ideas to inspire new research in this area, as well to present actual research projects in this field.
8. Title: Swarm Robotics and AI-on-the-Edge
Speaker: Prof. Muhammad Haroon Yousaf, University of Engineering & Technology Taxila, Pakistan
Abstract: Swarm robotics and AI-on-the-edge are two emerging technologies that can revolutionize the way robots are designed and operated. Swarm robotics aims to coordinate a large group of robots to perform tasks collaboratively, while AI-on-the-edge refers to the deployment of artificial intelligence algorithms on edge devices such as robots. In this talk, we will explore how these two fields can complement each other and enable new capabilities in robotic systems. I will discuss the challenges associated with integrating swarm robotics and AI-on-the-edge and present some recent advances that have enabled the seamless combination of these technologies. Various real-world applications of swarm robotics and AI-on-the-edge, including environmental monitoring, agriculture, and disaster response will also be discussed in the talk. Through this talk, the audience will gain an understanding of the potential of swarm robotics and AI-on-the-edge, and how they can be used to create more intelligent, efficient, and adaptable robotic systems.