Guest Editorial

Syed Mahfuzul Aziz, Mohammad S. Alam, Manoranjan Paul, Mustafizur Rahman, Shuqun Zhang, Mohammad Ataul Karim

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Computers and information technology (IT) have continued to significantly influence and drive all areas of human endeavour for many years. This trend will continue for a long time to come. From weather forecasting to satellite missions, from automation in agriculture and livestock production to graphical imaging of vast areas of ocean floor thousands of meters deep, we cannot think about achieving the success we have had without today's smart computers and software programs. They enable us to communicate with numerous sensors and exchange vital information. Miniaturised computers embedded seamlessly in applications throughout our environment promise to usher in the 'Internet-of-Things', where our interactions with the world around us will surely be different from what it is today. Consequently, continued investment, research and development in new areas of computer and information technology are of paramount importance. Continued collaboration and dissemination of latest findings are also equally important. With this in mind, the first International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) was held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1998. Since then the annual ICCIT conference has grown into one of the most prominent computer and IT related research conferences in the South Asian region, with participation of academics and researchers from many countries around the world. The conference is hosted every year by a public or private university in Bangladesh, and has been successful in bringing together researchers, IT professionals and IT managers to discuss and disseminate state of the art research activities and outcomes. A double blind review process is followed whereby each paper is reviewed by at least two independent reviewers of high international standing. The acceptance rate of papers in recent years has been around 35% or less. This is an indication of the rigor applied to the review and selection of papers for presentation at the conference. The proceedings of ICCIT have been included in IEEExplore since 2008, enhancing the visibility of research activities of the participating researchers with possible citations in a wider sense.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1739-1742
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computers
Volume9
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Aziz, S. M., Alam, M. S., Paul, M., Rahman, M., Zhang, S., & Karim, M. A. (2014). Guest Editorial. Journal of Computers, 9(8), 1739-1742.
Aziz, Syed Mahfuzul ; Alam, Mohammad S. ; Paul, Manoranjan ; Rahman, Mustafizur ; Zhang, Shuqun ; Karim, Mohammad Ataul. / Guest Editorial. In: Journal of Computers. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 8. pp. 1739-1742.
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In: Journal of Computers, Vol. 9, No. 8, 2014, p. 1739-1742.

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Aziz SM, Alam MS, Paul M, Rahman M, Zhang S, Karim MA. Guest Editorial. Journal of Computers. 2014;9(8):1739-1742.