Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), East West University (EWU) and Japan-Bangladesh Robotics and Advanced Technology Research Center (JBRATRC) are collaborating to organize the First International Conference on Advances in Science, Engineering and Robotics Technology 2019 (ICASERT 2019) and International Robo-Fest 2019 at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 3-5, 2019, technical co-sponsored by the IEEE Bangladesh Section and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Bangladesh Chapter. The opening ceremony of ICASERT 2019 was held on May 3, 2019 (Friday) at 10:00 a.m. ICASERT 2019 is one of the largest technical events on Advances in Science, Engineering and Robotics Technology in Bangladesh. This conference aims to provide a unique opportunity for professionals, scientists, engineers, educators, researchers and students from all over the world to exchange their scientific ideas, views, and thoughts with fellow researchers and participants. Approximately 800 papers were submitted from all around the world (such as, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States). All the papers have undergone a thorough and rigorous double-blind review process. Senior IEEE Fellow, Professor Dr. Vincenzo Piuri, Italy served as General Chair of the Technical Program Committee.

Dr. Dipu Moni, MP, Hon’ble Minister of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest. Mr. Syed Manzur Elahi, Chairperson, Board of Trustees, East West University attended the opening ceremony as the Special Guest. Dr. Mohammed Farashuddin, Founder Vice Chancellor and Chief Adviser, East West University attended the opening ceremony as the Chief Patron of the conference. Professor Dr. M. M. Shahidul Hassan, Vice Chancellor, East West University attended the opening ceremony as the Conference Chair. Professor Dr. Fakrul Alam, Pro-Vice Chancellor, East West University attended the opening ceremony as the Guest of Honour. Professor Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Department of EEE, BUET and Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section attended the opening ceremony. Dr. Ahmed Wasif Reza, Chairperson of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, East West University and Organizing Chair of the conference attended the opening ceremony. Approximately 300 enthusiastic participants (guests, researchers and participants from home and abroad) attended the opening ceremony session.

The International Robo-Fest 2019 in conjunction with this conference will be a great opportunity for the participants to know the recent advances in robotics and Bangladeshi participants will be able to innovate new ideas to use robot-based technologies for the national development. This conference will help participants to do better research, to find and understand new ideas, and to disseminate their own research of evolving technologies relating to the Science, Engineering, and Robotics among participating national and international researchers, academia and industrial professionals. This international conference and Robo-Fest will elevate the academic image of the Computer Science and Engineering Department of East West University as well as of our country to another step up and it will further help to transform the country into Government’s vision of “Digital Bangladesh”.