The 1st International Conference on Advanced Engineering and ICT-Convergence 2018 (ICAEIC-2018) was held at Kwangwoon University in Seoul, Korea, on July 12-14.
Delivering a welcoming speech, Jaesoo Yang, chairman of ICT-Advanced Engineering Society, said, "We are living in the era of the 4th industrial revolution where intelligent information and communication technology (ICT) such as IOT, 5G Networks, cloud, Big data, AI and security are converged.
"Thus we have chosen the theme of Advanced Engineering and ICT Convergence which is also an emerging and helpful for 4th industrial revolution."
Noting that this conference has become one of the major events of the year in the field of Advanced Engineering and ICT Convergence, he said, "As you know, recently, a blockchain has been attracting attention as one of methods for constructing a distributed transaction system in a distributed network environment. A new security consensus block approach by adding a forward secure signature scheme is required."
Chairman Yang also said, " In this conference, we have categorized 6 Tracks, and received 72 papers from academics and research institutes, however we only accepted 48 papers for this conference."
Yang retired from KT and also served as a professor at Kwanwoon University. He also served as a governor advisor in the information field of the Gyeongi Province for five years.
Meanwhile, Prof. Jongyoung Lee, conference chair and dean of Institute of Information Technology, Kwangwoon University, said in his greeting address, " This conference will be conducted in various countries in the world in the future, greatly contributing to the development of Advanced Engineering and ICT-Convergence."
He also said, " The ICAEIC-2018 is dedicated to a broad range of Engineering and ICT-Convergence related topics, with aspects of theory, simulation, design, realization, measurement, and applications. I sincerely hope that the technologies presented at this ICAEIC-2018 will contribute to the fields of Engineering and ICT industry as the enabling force for realizing the affluent society."
As the next phase, the 2nd International Himalayan Conference on Advanced Engineering and ICT Convergence will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on January 8-11, 2019.