India can lead the global technology revolution: Prof. Prasad


Bhubaneswar, August 17: India has the potential to lead the global technology revolution as the world stared at mind-boggling possibilities involving developments in the field of information and communication, internationally renowned researcher and Professor of Future Technologies at Aarhus University, Denmark, Prof. Ramjee Prasad said on Thursday.

“We have the wisdom and talent and if we take the leadership in global technology, India can be at the top,” Prof. Prasad said at the inauguration of the two-day 29th GISFI Standardization Series Meeting and IEEE 5G Summit at the SOA University here.

Prof. Prasad, who is also the President of Global ICT Standardization Forum for India (GISFI) and Founder President of CTIF Global Capsule (CGC), said while scientists were working on the fifth generation or 5G cellular communication technology expected to be available for use by 2020, he was looking forward to a global era in future wireless communication which could revolutionize life beyond 2050.   SOA University would have a significant role to play in the development of future wireless communication, he said.

Scientists and researchers from several countries are attending the conference to deliberate on the ongoing developments in communication technology and how it could be used to create intelligent systems in smart cities and ensure efficient governance. The theme of the conference is ‘5G Smart City’.

Prof. Amit Banerjee, Vice-Chancellor of SOA University, presided over the program which was also addressed by Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand, Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Nalco.

While Prof. Seshadri Mohan of the Systems Engineering Department of University of Arkansas, USA, delivered the keynote address, the session had Mr. Tom Sebastian of Innovation Centre, Denmark, Prof. Damodar Acharya, Chairman of the Advisory Board of SOA University and General Chair, Prof. B.P.Sinha of SOA University and Technical Program Committee Chair and Prof. Srikanta Patnaik, Convenor of the Organising Committee as speakers.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between SOA University and CTIF Global Capsule to collaborate in academic programs in instruction, research and faculty development.

Prof. Prasad spoke of a novel concept, known as ‘Knowledge Home’, involving the ability of identifying different human senses and feelings and transmitting them through wireless communication technology.

The Knowledge Home, he said, would enable people to communicate with their five senses which would combine the Human Bond Communication (HBC) technology with Human Feeling Identification and Transmission for processing data and communication effectively. It would be functional beyond 2050, he added.

Dr. Chand spoke about the role communication technology could play in the functioning of smart cities saying it would require to process enormous quantity of data as a huge number of censor elements would be deployed to collect and transmit data. “In fact, I’m  told  we would be using 30 billion censor devices by 2020,” he said.

The Nalco CMD suggested that researchers should opt for people friendly technology with codes and symbols to help the masses to catch up.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Banerjee, said the authorities of the university were willing to establish a bridge between the deliberations of this conference and the government to help in the achievement of the intended objectives towards development of the smart city.


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