Keynote 1: Implementation of Body Area Network and Its Application

Prof. Chankya Kumar,


Dean- Admin & Research

ISB &M School of Technology, Pune, India

(Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering)


Abstract: Nowadays the concept of First aid treatment is required to be changed, instead of initial treatment for patients some kind of continuous surveillance is advisable due to some kind of acute diseases like – Heart Attack, effects of High Blood Pleasure, attack of Migrant even Body Area Networks offers smart ways to connect Human body within infinite verities of application even in the infinite level of distance.

The meaning offers smart ways to connect humans and/or objects anywhere, anytime, within an infinite variety of applications. Body Area networks include three levels of communications: inter body, body-intra body and body outer interface communication. Instead of high advancement of Body Area networks the research in this area is still in its infancy. The Green, Reliability and to maintain power efficiency is the big hurdle during the body area networks. We can say that these are the important factors should keep in mind while all these factors make it difficult to opt for an appropriate technology to optimize communication performance, which predominantly depends on the given application. Indeed, for Inter body communication, by using the IEEE 802.15.6 standard (which is specifically designed for inter body communication), while operating at low transmission power under realistic conditions, the connectivity can be significantly low, thus, the transmission power has to be tuned carefully. Similarly, for intra body communication in an indoor environment, WiFi IEEE 802.11n also has a high threshold of end-to-end disconnections beyond two hops (approximatively 25 m). Therefore, these facts promote the use of novel technologies such as 802.11ac, NarrowBand-IoT (NB-IoT) etc. as possible candidates for body-to-body communications as a part of the Internet of human concept.


Speaker’s Biography:

  • VICE CHAIR, IEEE PLC(Power Line Communication) IEEE STANDARED ,India Council 2016-18
  • Coordinator of IEEE Smart Village in Maharashtra
  • IEEE SIGHT Subcommittee member of IEEE USA 2016
  • Executive Committee Member of IEEE Bombay Section
  • Outreach Chair of IEEE IBSS – Bombay, India 2017




Keynote 2: The Paths to Build Technologies That Give More Meanings in Industry 4.0

Mr. Azhar Kassim Mustapha, CEO of Nervesis


Abstract: It is not enough to build Industry 4.0 technologies that only touches measurable impacts such as R&D Return on Investment, number of jobs created etc. We need to go beyond that by imprinting more meanings into our technology such as building technologies that can close the gap between rich and poor, that can maintain work-life balance while growing productivity, that can preserve environment while creating more jobs and more. 

To give more meanings, one of the paths is to leverage on technology strength to redefine processes that give significant improvement on our lifestyle and working environment.  For example, instead of a normal process where a customer calls to complain, can we build a technology that call a customer first before the customer knows there is a problem?

The other path is building research and technology that incorporate number of experts in multiple disciplines from the area of engineering, psychology, social study, business development and more. In a university for example, there should be a research product that comes from collaboration of an engineering faculty, business faculty and humanities faculty.

Growing Research Contract under Industry 4.0 is another revenue segment for research and academic institutions as well as a way to build meaningful technologies in Malaysia. I am advocating to have a national policy that any Government Contracts related to Industry 4.0 should have up to 20% of local technology. We should also build forward-looking research and technology that looks into national and human problems in the next 10 years to come.

Speaker’s Biography: As a graduate of the highly prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA, Azhar received his Bachelor of Science and Master in Engineering degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Azhar has a total of two Patents to his name – one in the US ( with COMSAT Laboratories (now part of Lockheed Martin) and the other is in Malaysia (MY-145512-A) – in the areas of underwater and space communication and compression, speech recognition and hardware interpreter/translator.

Azhar current role is the CEO of Nervesis ( Azhar builds Zygy, a platform that draws out summaries of opportunities and threats using Artificial-Intelligent-crafted Processes Across Web and Social Media. Apart from Zygy, he oversees the business development of Zygy. He passes Google Challenge Level 5. He was a speaker for World Islamic Economic Forum 2015 on Artificial Intelligence.

He was also a Research Specialist at Multimedia University of Malaysia (MMU), where he led a team conducting advanced research and development (R&D) work funded by the Matsushita Corporation of Japan. Azhar has written and published numerous scientific papers at the International level.