On 7th October 2021, the IEEE AIUB Student Branch in collaboration with the IEEE Computer Society AIUB Student Branch Chapter successfully organized the Distinguished Lecture Session titled “Crowdsourcing IoT Wireless Energy Services in Smart Cities” through the virtual platform of the ZOOM Meeting. The prime objective of this session was to enlighten the participants about the primary and brief concepts of Crowdsourcing IoT Wireless Energy, aspects of IoT, and the importance of wireless energy.

The event was inaugurated with a warm welcoming elocution of Dr. Mohammad Hasan Imam, Counselor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Advisor, IEEE EMBS AIUB SB Chapter; Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB. Dr. Imam introduced the speaker after welcoming him in the event of the IEEE AIUB SB and finally requested to start his session. Then, the floor was taken by the esteemed speaker of the session Athman Bouguettaya, IEEE fellow, ACM Distinguished Scientist; IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitor; ACM Distinguished Speaker, WISE Fellow; PhD, Computer Science, University of Colorado; Professor and former Head, School of Computer Science, University of Sydney, Australia. The speaker started the session by showing his gratitude towards the host, organizing committee and the participants to invite him in the event. After portraying a short introduction about himself, he started the profound discussion on IoT Energy Service along with its importance, functional and non-functional attributes. The concepts of IoT capabilities, services of IoT and secured internet connection were also included in the further talk. Later he briefly talked about energy services, leveraging IoT devices and wearables to Harvest. Furthermore, he added his ideas on EaaS (Energy as service), covering the concept of Crowdsourced and Crowdshared EaaS. Bouguettaya also covered the essential concepts of green energy, SOA, and non-functional attributes-Energy capacity. He ended his speech by talking about the Incentive Model and their enriched Website, Published Books, for the further knowledge of the enthusiasts.

An interactive Question-Answer session took place after his presentation where the speaker enthusiastically responded to all the queries of the fellow participants and illuminated their minds with his vast knowledge. Following the Q/A session, Prof. Dr. ABM Siddique Hossain, Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; took the floor to share his ideas as the remarks of the session. He started by thanking the speaker and then shortly shared his thoughts about IoT Wireless Energy and also described the importance of the implementation of IoT in smart cities. Later on, Prof. Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Advisor, IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; took the platform and presented the token of appreciation to the honorable speaker. And then, he conveyed the concluding remarks of the session where he appreciated the initiative taken by the student Branch to organize the event on an emerging topic of IoT.

More than 100+ participants from different universities were present in this session. The session was graced with the presence of Mr. Kawshik Shikder, Motivator, IEEE AIUB SB, Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, Md Ashif Islam Oni, Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, Dr. Md. Kabiruzzaman, Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, Nowshin Alam, Asst. Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB, and other faculty members and students from different universities along with Executive members and volunteers of the Student Branch.