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, said
internationally renowned researcher and Professor of Future Technologies at
Aarhus University, Denmark, Prof. Ramjee Prasad.
“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 Standardisation
Series Meeting and IEEE 5G Summit at the SOA University here.
Prof. Prasad, who is also the President of
Global ICT Standardisation 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,
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
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