Dr. B.S. Chowdhry

Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) Jamshoro

“Embarking on WSN- Moving Towards Smartness of Everything (SOE)”

Wireless Sensor Networks have revolutionized the concept of sensing physical quantities. There has become a famous saying “Internet has network the world- WSN will Instrument the whole world”. A Wireless Sensor Network consists of a group of connected nodes, each of which is capable of performing some sensing operation and relaying it to a central node. This arrangement has found applications in many industrial, military, home and other situations. Currently, with the advent of Smart Cities, WSNs have found new applications utilizing the ICT infrastructure already present in cities especially with the commercialization of the Internet of Things (IOT) concept. The concept of Smartness of Everything (SOE) envisages smart and safe cities, smart civil structure, smart highways, smart railways, smart grids, smart campuses, smart information systems, smart irrigation system and so on.
This presentation touches the basic idea of smartness of everything, detailing the technologies that serve as the enabler of the Smart City phenomenon and creation of job opportunities for ICT graduates . Furthermore, it also presents current initiatives that are going on in the country and across the world to highlight the diversified approaches to tackle the problems that modern cities face. Lastly, we point out the challenges that communities, councils and academics are facing in the implementation of the Smart City concept.

Renowned Scientist and ICT expert, Prof. Dr. BS Chowdhry is a Dean, Faculty of Electrical, Electronics, & Computer Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) Jamshoro. He has varied experience in diversified fields such as Electronics, Telecommunication, Microprocessor Technology, Internet of Things, Telemedicine, Wireless sensor networks etc. After completing his first degree in Electronic engineering discipline in 1983, he did PhD in the field of Microprocessor Based Intelligent Instrumentation from the school of Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton, UK in 1990. He is also actively serving national and international professional and scientific bodies in various capacities including: Chairman IEEE Communication Society (COMSOC), Karachi Chapter, Region10 Asia/Pacific, Fellow IEP, Senior Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Inc. (USA), SENIOR Member, Association of Computer Machinery (ACM), USA, Member IEEE Industrial Electrical Society, Member IEEE Communication Society, Member IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, Member IEEE Education Society, Member IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society, Member, The International Society for Telemedicine & e-Health (ISfTeH), Switzerland, Member, World Federation of Engineering Organization (WFEO), France, Member, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), Member Engineering Accreditation Committee PEC, Member Governing Body PEC (2012-2014), Expert reviewer ICTR&D, and various HEC reviewers/experts Committees, Honorary Consulting Editor “Engineering Review” and “Wire and Wireless” Magazine. He has organized many International conferences in Pakistan including IMTIC08, IEEE SCONEST, IMTIC12, IEEE PSGWC 13, WSN4DC13and IMTIC13 and proceedings of these conferences have been published by Springer Germany.