International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing
Dr. Ashok Chandra, former Advisor, Ministry of Communication, Government of India and Adjunct Professor, IIT, Mumbai said that the Government of India is committed to provide the broadband facility to all its citizens in a short period of time. He said that the government under its ambitious plan, laid down a national policy to create a broadband spectrum and introduced 2-G and 3-G broadband internet services, and now it is working on bringing the 4-G spectrum in the country.
Dr. Chandra was addressing the inaugural ceremony of International Conference on Multimedia Signal Processing and Communication Technologies (IMPACT-2013) organized by the Department of Electronics Engineering, Zakir Husain Engineering College, Aligarh Muslim University.
Delivering the presidential address, AMU Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah said that there was only print media during his student life but now the country has scaled new heights in the development of Information and Communication Technology in the country. He said that students would be greatly benefited by the spread of multimedia and communication facilities. He hoped that the teachers and students of the Engineering College would extend their full cooperation in materializing his Vision Plan for the University.
Guest of Honour, Brig. (Retd.) Syed Ahmad Ali, Pro-Vice Chancellor, AMU said that with the advent of new arenas in communication technology, we have several challenges before us, and the biggest challenge lies for the national security.
Earlier, welcoming the guests, Prof. Salim Beg, Chairman, Department of Electronics Engineering said that the Department was established in 1988 and despite being relatively younger, it has made considerable progress. He said that several faculty members of the department have got higher degrees from IITs and Indian Institute of Science. It has also collaborative agreements with several foreign universities such as University of Essex, Loughborough University, University of Edinburg, Queen’s University of Belfast and University of Toledo.
Prof. Beg said that a number of eminent scholars and experts participated in the seminar and presented papers on various aspects of the topic. Prof. M. M. Jamali, University of Toledo, USA and Prof. H. M. Gupta from IIT Delhi presented keynote speeches. Dr. Y. C. Chang, Malaysia, Prof. Y. N. Singh, IIT Kanpur and Dr. Shirshu Verma, IIIT, Allahabad delivered invited speeches. A workshop on 4-G was also organized on this occasion in which Dr. Nadeem Akhtar from CeWIT, IIT, Chennai, Dr. Adrish Banerje from IIT Kanpur and Dr. Zafar Ali Khan from IIT Hyderabad delivered lectures.
Prof. Hamid Ali Khan, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Prof. Mohibullah, Principal, Z. H. College of Engineering and Technology also addressed on the occasion. The Vice Chancellor also released a souvenir. Prof. Mohd. Hasan proposed a vote of thanks and Dr. Omar Farooq conducted the programme.