Chairperson of The Centre for Intelligent Cloud Computing (CICC),
Multimedia University, Malaysia
His core research interest is in the area of Biometrics, big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, information security, image and signal processing, pattern recognition and classification. He has published over 60 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings as a result of his research work. His research works have been published by high ranked peer- reviewed journals such as IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRI), Expert Systems with Applications, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society (DDNS) as well as several peer- reviewed International journals. Several of his findings have been presented in a number of well recognized IEEE conferences as well. He has been appointed technical paper reviewer for Journal of Pattern Recognition Letters, IEEE Transaction on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine and International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering. He has also been invited to review technical papers for several international conferences. In recognition of his professional contribution, he has obtained recognition as a Senior member of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communication Society and International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT).
Dr. Shohel has invited as a Chief Guest and keynote speaker at the second International Conference on Advanced Computing (ICAC 2019). Apart from the ICAC 2019, Dr. Shohel was also invited as the keynote speaker for several international conferences such as the International Conference on Recent Trends and Challenges in Healthcare Informatics (RCHI- 2019), International Conference on Recent Trends in Advanced Computing (ICRTAC 2019) and International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Applications (lCCIA 2019). Furthermore, Dr. Shohel was also invited as the keynote speaker for the International Conference on Modern Research (Multidisciplinary) 2019, International Conference on Advanced Computing (ICAC 2015), International Symposium Innovative Management, Information & Production (IMIP 2015) and International Conference on Innovations in Computer Science and Technology (ICICST 2016), respectively.
Tutorial Title: The Fourth Industrial Revolution – A Global Revolution in Science, Technology and Society Towards a Better Life
The major technological advancements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, are revolutionizing industrial production. The First Industrial Revolution was based on mechanization and steam engines; the second on the use of electricity energy and mass production; and the third on electronics and information technologies, resulting in a high level of automation in manufacturing. Industry 4.0 takes automation of manufacturing processes to a higher level with smart autonomous systems capable of self-cognition, self-optimization, and self-customization.
Industry 4.0 includes concepts, tools and applications that complement a smart embedded system of machines able to communicate with each other and people and perform autonomous tasks in industrial production processes. The main tools include cyber-physical systems (CPSs), the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and cloud computing, autonomous robots, simulation and visualization models, and additive manufacturing. Automation and robotics are perceived as key components – the arms and legs – of Industry 4.0; cameras and other sensors are perceived as the senses; data and connectivity are compared to the nervous system; and artificial intelligence (AI) is the brain. AI enhances industrial processes by enabling the synergetic collaboration between humans and robots in smart factories for mass customization.
Industry 4.0 will affect all sectors and disciplines, bringing about a structural transformation in the global economy and leading to a new division of labour, which will have a huge impact on developing countries. A new wave of outsourcing and in-shoring will be triggered, with new technologies, such as additive manufacturing using innovations such as 3D printing, rendering some outsourcing unnecessary. In-shoring could become a new trend in industrialized countries, depriving developing countries of job opportunities.
Industry 4.0 will also contribute to realizing the circular economy, in which end-of-life products are reused and recycled, and to facilitating the reaping of benefits and opportunities from this. This transformation will also bring with it a change in the nature of jobs, requiring not only increased technical competencies but also interpersonal skills, and will feature remote, flexible and on-demand work.
It is the goal of 4th Industrial Revolution to create a human-centric society in which both economic development and the resolution of societal challenges are achieved, and people can enjoy a high quality of life that is fully active and comfortable. It is a society that will attend in detail to the various needs of people, regardless of region, age, sex, language, etc. by providing necessary items and services. The key to its realization is the fusion of cyber space and the real world (physical space) to generate quality data, and from there create new values and solutions to resolve challenges. Hence, the main objective of the 4th Industrial Revolution is to realize a society where people enjoy life to the fullest.