International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) conference series have been providing a platform for researchers and industry practitioners to share complex problems and their solutions, and to shape new trends in Computer and Information Technology (CIT). The conference provides fertile ground for cultivating multifaceted aspects of CIT and also helps the CIT professionals, scientists, engineers, educators, researchers and students from all over the world to meet and exchange their scientific ideas. The willingness of practitioners to collaborate can be influenced by the goals of ICCIT. The researchers can share their knowledge and research tools, their available resources, and that provides the opportunities to the practitioners to link and work together.
AIUB is well known for their innovation & success in hosting many national and international workshops and conferences. To fulfill the above ICCIT conference objectives, the 14th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2011) was successfully organized and hosted by the American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) as a part of the university’s 16th anniversary.
The inaugural session was held on the 22nd December 2011 at 11:00 AM in the AIUB Auditorium, Campus-1, AIUB. The Chief Guest, Architect Yeafesh Osman, Honorable state minister, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Special Guest, Dr. Carmen Zita Lamagna, Honorable Vice Chancellor, AIUB, the Chairman Organizing Committee, Prof. Dr. Tafazzal Hossain, Vice President, Academics, AIUB and the Chairman IEEE Bangladesh Section, Dr. Md. Aynal Haque, were present to grace the occasion.
This year’s conference received 353 submissions of which 310 were reviewed and 126 were finally accepted. This amounts to an acceptance rate just under 36%. 24% of the paper reviewed and 35% of those accepted originated from outside of Bangladesh. A team of 92 reviewers -100% from outside Bangladesh evaluated these manuscripts. There are twenty one (21) separate technical sessions, four (4) eminent keynote speeches, and more than hundreds high-quality papers were presented during the whole conference. Starting last three years, ICCIT papers are also being included in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library for world-wide disseminations. Selected enhanced versions of conference accepted papers, upon further exhaustive reviews, will be included in one of four archival journal special issues -Journal of Communications, Journal of Computers, Journal of Multimedia and Journal of Networks.
The closing ceremony of the conference was held on the 24th December 2011 at 6:30 PM in the Ball Room of the Hotel Westin, Gulshan 2, Dhaka. The Chief Guest Professor Dr. A. K. Azad Chowdhury, Chairman (State Minister), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, the Special Guest Dr. Carmen Zita Lamagna, Honorable Vice Chancellor, AIUB, ware present to grace the convention.