ECT 2024

10-12 July 2024, Singapore

The 6th International Conference on

Electronics and Communication Technologies


Keynote speakers:

Keynote Speaker I



Prof. Gang Feng
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China


Biodata: Gang Feng received his BEng and MEng degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), in 1986 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. degrees in Information Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998. He joined the School of Electric and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor and an associate professor in 2000 and 2005 respectively. At present he is a professor with the National Key Laboratory of Wireless Communications, UESTC of China. Dr. Feng has extensive research experience and has published widely in wireless networking research. He is the recipient of  IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Transmission Access and Optical Systems (TAOS) Best Paper Award (2019)ICC 2019 best paper award , and the Best Paper Award of IEEE Internet of Things Journal 2022. He is currently serving as a Distinguished Lecturer in VTS IEEE.  His research interests include AI Enabled wireless networking, distributed and collaborative machine learning, next generation cellular networks, etc. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.


Keynote Speaker II


Prof. Maode Ma
Qatar University, Qatar


Speech Title: Batch Message Authentication with Edge Server Supports in IIoT


Abstract: Within the domain of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), as showcased by smart factories, resource-constrained smart devices generate large amounts of privacy-sensitive data during operation, which enters vulnerable networks. When malicious entities within the network compromise this data, it can result in operational disruption and even incapacitate the entire IIoT ecosystem. For the seamless operation of intelligent production, data recipients must authenticate the incoming data before use. Traditional message authentication methods in the IIoT context often authenticate each message. This approach leads to repetitive processing and added computational costs. Addressing this issue and fortifying data security among smart devices, we've introduced an innovative batch authentication technique anchored in edge computing principles. This method incorporates a robust batch message authentication algorithm and capitalizes on the strengths of edge servers for smart device verification. The proposed protocol not only markedly alleviates the computational load on smart devices but also enhances the efficiency and validity of message verification.


Biodata: Prof. Maode Ma, a Fellow of IET, received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999. Now, Prof. Ma is a Research Professor in the College of Engineering at Qatar University in Qatar. He has extensive research interests including network security and wireless networking. He has over 500 international academic publications with more than 10,800 citations. Prof. Ma is a senior member of the IEEE Communication Society and a member of ACM. Prof. Ma has been a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Communication Society from 2013 to 2016 and from 2023 to 2024.


Keynote Speaker III



Prof. Dr. Zuriati Ahmad Zukarnain

Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia


Speech Title: Post-Quantum Cryptography (Pqc) Algorithms For A Secured Quantum Key Distribution (Qkd) Authentication


Abstract: Mobile communication changes transmission capability and speed every year with the passage of time and generation. 5G is the modern way of mobile communication which is using across the world. As 5G is being used by different numerous people, it is required to implement security mechanisms that safe the transmission of data to the client. The 5G Mobile communication utilize various nodes to offer secure and on-demand connectivity to other devices. The authentication of nodes in 5G networks based on classical cryptography, are exposed to eavesdropping in communication. The emergence of quantum authentication has attracted significant interest and has become active research in the Post-quantum Cryptography (PQC) area. The PQC is strengthened by the unconditional security in quantum mechanics law as proven by the non-cloning theorem and Heisenberg Uncertainty theory.

Quantum key distribution (QKD) is a method of securely exchanging encryption keys between communicating parties. Communication in QKD involves two different channels: the Quantum Channel for photon transmission and the Classical Channel for post-data processing. However, the post-processing stage requires authenticated classical communication to thwart security threats like eavesdropping and man-in-the-middle attacks. Currently, classical channel authentication relies on classical cryptographic methods which are inefficient and vulnerable to quantum attacks. Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) can solve encryption and authentication issues in the classical channel due to its quantum-safe nature and strong computational security.



Biodata: Zuriati Ahmad Zukarnain has received her Doctor of Philosophy in the area of Quantum Computing from University of Bradford, UK in the year 2006. She has been appointed as the head of department for the department of Communication Technology and Networks from 2006 until 2011. She became an Associate Professor in 2011 and a full professor in the year 2017. She has been appointed as the deputy dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology in the year 2017. Subsequently, she has been appointed as the deputy dean of School of Graduate Studies UPM in the year 2019. Dr. Zuriati has pursued an in depth research in the area of Quantum Communication and Wireless Networks. She has carried out her research work including the Authentication Multi photon over secured direct communication,  Authentication of Single photon for multi party Quantum Key Distribution Protocols,  Quantum Key Distribution for Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Communication, Cashless Payment System using Blockchain Technology, Quantum Processor Unit for Quantum Computers and Intra-domain Mobility Handling Scheme for Wireless Networks. Her research has been given recognition in its significance and impact with her publications in high impact journals. Dr. Zuriati has extensive research experience and has published widely in Quantum Communication and wireless networking research. Most of the research conducted are supported by Ministry of Higher Education(MOHE) and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation(MOSTI). She managed to extend her Science fund project into the Prototype Research Grant Project(PRGS). The research involved a basic setup Quantum experiment which aims to produce a software designing tool for Quantum Communications known as the Quantum Communication Simulator(QuCS). Apart from doing research, she has also involved as a member of the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed and cited journals.  At the international level, Zuriati has been awarded as the Distinguished Woman In Computer Science award at the 4th Venus International Women Awards(VIWA), 2019. More importantly the software, QuCS that she developed won a gold award and a special award at the 2016 International Invention Innovation, Canada.


Invited Speaker I



Dr. TEO Tee Hui

Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore


Speech Title: Incorporating Sustainable Design Thinking in Designing and Delivering Electronics and Communication Technology Engineering Courses


Abstract: Engineers engage in a wide array of roles, spanning product administration, manufacturing, maintenance, research, design, and more. This diversity underscores the unique challenge of training engineers: providing comprehensive coverage while maintaining depth in a rapidly evolving industry, especially in electronics and communication technology engineering arena which is the main battle field of artificial intelligence (AI). In response to this challenge, the integration of sustainable design thinking has been introduced into select undergraduate engineering courses, encompassing everything from curriculum development to instructional delivery. This paper aims to share experiences and offer practical recommendations for the seamless incorporation of sustainable design thinking into engineering curricula.


Biodata: T. Hui Teo earned his Master of Engineering and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in 2000 and 2009, respectively. He worked at industries such as Sharp, ST-Microelectronics, Intelligent Micro-Devices (Matsushita), Institute of Microelectronics and etc. Currently, he is heading the Electrical Power Circuits & Systems Laboratory and Electronics Design Laboratory at the Singapore University of Technology & Design. T. Hui Teo is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). He was a council member of IES, and Vice-President. He was the chairperson of the Engineering Education and Capacity Building Workgroup in the ASEAN Federation of Engineers Organization (AFEO). He has also chaired various international conferences and served as a journal guest editor for IEEE Multicore System On Chip (MCSoC), World Engineering Summit, MDPI, US-China Education Review, and more. T. Hui Teo was a member of the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) and serves on the Board of Directors of IES-Academy Pte. Ltd. He is also the co-conveyor for household appliance safety standardization Technical Committee. He has been honored with several awards, including the SP top 10% Best Teaching Award 2010, SUTD Best Teaching Award 2017, EnterpriseSG-SSC/SAC Commendation Award 2022, Singapore National Day Award (NDA) 2022 Commendation Award, and others.