By Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias (University of Malaya)
The first International Conference on Communication, Electrical and Computer Networks (ICCECN 2020) had been successfully organised at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 1st and 2nd February 2020. The conference was co-organised by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, IEEE University of Malaya Student Branch, IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter and Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya.
The objectives of ICCECN 2020 were to share the latest research and development in the field of communication, electrical and computer networks among students and researchers from public and private academic institutions; and to provide a platform for students and researchers from various affiliations to meet and discuss on common research interest.
ICCECN 2020 consisted of four main tracks, which include Communication Systems and Networks, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The conference program consisted of 2 keynote speeches, 2 workshops and 4 presentation sessions.
The conference received a total submission of 60 papers from various academic institutions and industries from all over the world. After a rigorous peer review process, 45 high-quality papers were accepted for publication. However, only 30 papers were published in the ICCECN 2020 conference proceedings.
On the first day of the conference, the Conference Chair and the Counselor of IEEE University of Malaya Student Branch, Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias, gave a welcoming remark during the opening ceremony. Then, the conference was continued with the first keynote speech entitled “The Role of Power Electronics in Providing a Sustainable Energy Supply,” delivered by Professor Dr. Saad Mekhilef from University of Malaya. After that, two oral sessions were conducted, where papers from various themes were presented. At the end of the first day of the conference, a workshop entitled “Learn algorithms: Sorting it out with Python” was delivered by Dr. Raja Jamilah Raja Yusof from University of Malaya.
On the second day of the conference, the day was begun with the second keynote speech entitled “Routing Strategy for Post Disaster Communication Network” delivered by Professor Ir. Dr. Kaharudin Dimyati from University of Malaya. After that, another two oral sessions were conducted, where papers from various themes were presented. Before the conference ended, a workshop entitled “Academic digital platforms and its role on increasing researcher impact” was delivered by Dr. Saif Alsewaidi from Arabic Researcher ID. Finally, the conference was concluded with a closing remark by Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias and award presentation.