Conference Program

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Javier Martinez Rodrigo, ISOM, Spain
Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya, IoE, TU, Nepal
Prof. Dr. Danda B. Rawat, Howard University, USA

Invited Speaker

Dr. Ved P. Kafle, NICT, Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Dr. Javier Martinez Rodrigo

Technical University of Madrid in the Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Micronanotechnology (ISOM).

Title: Graphene Device for Green Energy

Brief Biography:

In 1996, he obtained a graduate degree in Physics from the Universidad de Valladolid. In 2002, he received a PhD degree in Physics. His PhD research activity was supervised by Prof. Jose Antonio de Saja Sáez, head of the department of Condensed Matter Physics. From the same University, he also obtained a graduate degree in Electronic Engineering. From March 2003 to January 2005, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA). The research activity was supervised and financed by Prof. Carlos Bustamante and Prof. Alex Zettl, from University of California, Berkeley. His post-doctoral research was the development of ultra sharp atomic force microscope tips based in carbon nanotubes. The main objective of this research was to improve the resolution in the image acquisition of biological systems (DNA, molecules).
In 2005, he starts as a Juan de la Cierva researcher at the Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid (CSIC). He joined the group of Prof. Ricardo García for learning nanolithography techniques by AFM. To complete his technical formation, in 2006 he spend three months of postdoctoral stage at the National Research Council of Italy, in Bologna. Under the supervision of Prof. Fabio Biscarini, head of the department of the Intitute for Nanostructured Materials, he learned microcontact printing technology and others soft lithography techniques. Back at the Instituto de Microelectronica de Madrid, he developed a new prototype of parallel nano-oxidation machine. This prototype can perform oxidation motives of a few nanometers along large areas of mm2 in less than a minute.  Also, the strong background obtained in AFM and microelectronic techniques has led him to create silicon nanowire transistors with channels of few nanometers. The silicon nanowire transistors can be used as sensors for molecular recognition at the nanoscale. This technology was patented with the MIT (US Patent 8,154,063).
In April 2011 he moved to the Technical University of Madrid as a professor I3 in the Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM). His research interest is focus in the development of nanoelectronic devices fabricated with graphene for energy applications.  This technology has led to another patent with the MIT and the creation of an Spin off company.Since 2013 has been the coordinator of several National research programs about graphene energy devices and also the Coordinator of the ISOM node in the Spanish Network of Clean Rooms (ICTS Micronanofabs). In June 2019 has been elected as the Vice Principal of the Institute of Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology at the Technical University of Madrid.


Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya

Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering
Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University

Title: The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Integration in E-Learning Education in Nepal: Case Study of Higher Learning Institutions

Brief Biography:

Prof. Dr. Subarna Shakya holds Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukraine. He is Professor of Computer Engineering at Dept. of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Pulchowk Campus, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University and also Visiting Professor in Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. He served as Executive Director at National Information technology Center, Government of Nepal and also head of Dept. of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Director of Center for Information Technology and Chairman of Electronics and Computer Engineering Subject Committee, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University. He has also served as coordinator of EURECA
(European Research and educational collaboration with Asia) IDEAS (Innovation and Design for EuroAsian Scholars) and LEADER (Links in Europe and Asia for engineering, education, Enterprise and Research exchanges). Project is financed by the European  Commission through the Erasmus Mundus Program. He is the advisor member of National Information Technology Committee, Government of Nepal. He has delivered over 30 Keynotes and invited speeches at international conferences and workshops. He has published over 150 scientific/technical articles and 5 books. He has been serving as an Editor/Guest Editor for over 15 international journals. He is the expert member of Board of studies in South Asian University, India.
He is the Life Member of Indian society for mathematical modeling and Computer Simulation, IIT, Kanpur, India, Member of IEEE, member of the Society of Digital Information and Wireless
Communications, Senior Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, fellow member of Scientific Society of Advanced research and social change and Senior member of science and engineering institute, (SCIEI), He has supervised more than 80 Masters Thesis, 10 Ph.D. thesis and 5 Ph.D. thesis are in progress. He was awarded by Nepal Education Leadership awards 2017, 18 Dec 2017 and outstanding contribution to education, 17 Dec 2018 by World CSR Day and World Sustainability.
He was awarded 100 most dedicated professors, 4 th July, 2019 and also awarded best professor in Computer Engineering studies, 10 th Dec 2019 by World education congress. He is Chief Editor of journal of artificial Intelligence and capsule Networks (AICN). He has served as Chairman, technical committee chairman and committee member in many International conferences such as Springer and IEEE related to Computer Science and ICT as chairman. He is keen interest in research and development of ICT, e-government system, Information security for e-Government system, multimedia system, Computer Systems simulation and modeling, Cloud computing & Security, Energy Efficiency in cloud computing, Information system, computer architecture and software engineering.

Prof. Dr. Danda B. Rawat

Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Founder and Director, Data Science & Cybersecurity Center
​Graduate Program Director, Howard-CS Graduate Programs
Director, Cybersecurity & Wireless Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Lab
Howard University, Washington, DC, 20059, USA.

Title: Blockchain Technology: Emerging Applications and Use Cases for Smart Systems

Brief Biography:

Dr. Danda B. Rawat is a Full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS), Founder and Director of the Howard University Data Science and Cybersecurity Center, ​Director of Cyber-security and Wireless Networking Innovations (CWiNs) Research Lab, Graduate Program Director of Howard-CS Graduate Programs and Director of Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Program at Howard University, Washington, DC, USA. Dr. Rawat is engaged in research and teaching in the areas of cybersecurity, machine learning, big data analytics and wireless networking for emerging networked systems including cyber-physical systems, Internet-of-Things, multi battle domain, smart cities, software defined systems and vehicular networks. His professional career comprises more than 15 years in academia, government, and industry. He has secured over $6 million in research funding from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US National Security Agency (NSA), US Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), DoD Research Labs, Industry (Microsoft, Intel, etc.) and private Foundations. Dr. Rawat is the recipient of NSF CAREER Award in 2016, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scientific Leadership Award in 2017, ​Researcher Exemplar Award 2019 and Graduate Faculty Exemplar Award 2019 from Howard University, the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Summer Faculty Visiting Fellowship in 2017, Outstanding Research Faculty Award (Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity) at GSU in 2015, the Best Paper Awards and Outstanding PhD Researcher Award in 2009. He has delivered over 20 Keynotes and invited speeches at international conferences and workshops. Dr. Rawat has published over 200 scientific/technical articles and 10 books. He has been serving as an Editor/Guest Editor for over 30 international journals. He has been in Organizing Committees for several IEEE flagship conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE CNS, IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM and so on. He served as a technical program committee (TPC) member for several international conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE CCNC, IEEE GreenCom, IEEE ICC, IEEE WCNC and IEEE VTC conferences. He served as a Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Savannah Section from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Rawat received the Ph.D. degree from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Rawat is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, a member of ASEE and AAAS, and a Fellow of ​​the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


Invited Speaker

Dr. Ved P. Kafle

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Title: ITU Standardization Progress for Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning Based Network Control and Management

Brief Biography:

He received a B.E. degree in Electronics and Electrical Communications from Punjab Engineering College, India, an M.S. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea, and a Ph.D. in Informatics from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan. After finishing Ph.D., He joined the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Tokyo in 2006 as a researcher, and am currently a research manager. Since 2013, He concurrently hold a visiting associate professor’s position at the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, where he supervises graduate students. He has been serving as a Co-rapporteur of ITU-T Study Group 13 since 2014. His research interests include network architectures, 5G networks, Internet of things (IoT), information-centric networking (ICN), network virtualization, software-defined networking, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), cyber security and privacy protection. He has published more than 110 research papers in referred journals, magazines and conferences. He has also edited ten ITU-T Recommendations and Supplements related with the Next Generation Network (NGN), Future Networks, IMT-2020 or 5G networks, and submitted many contributions for building these and other Recommendations. He is a Fellow of ITU-T Study Group 13, life member of Nepal Engineers Association, senior member of IEEE, and member of IEICE. He received the ITU Association of Japan’s Encouragement Award and Accomplishment Award in 2009 and 2017, respectively. He received three Best Paper Awards at the ITU Kaleidoscope Academic Conferences in 2009, 2014 and 2018.


August 13, 2020, Korean Time 


  • Introductory address (10:00-10:10 AM)
  • Welcome from the Conference Chair (10:10 -10:20 AM)
  • Congratulatory message from the chairman of ICT-AES, Korea (10:20-10:30AM)
  • Congratulatory message from the chairman of SECEN, Nepal (10:30-10:40AM)
  • Congratulator message from the Dean of IoE (10:40-10:50AM)
  • Keynote Speech_1 (Spain) (10:30-10:55AM)
  • Keynote Speech_2 (Nepal) (10:55-11:20AM)
  • Keynote Speech_3 (USA) (11:20-11:45AM)
  • Invited Speech_1 (Japan) (12:10-12:35PM)
  • Break Time (11:45-12:00PM)

Parallel Presentations (12:00 – 16:00PM)

Note: This is tentative schedule for the virtual video conference. The time can be changed according to number of papers.