The kickoff meeting of AsiaConnect Project titled “Distributed and Cloud-based Network Defense System for NRENs” was held at IICT, BUET on 3rd – 4th September, 2018. Honourable Vice Chancellor of BUET Prof. Dr. Saiful Islam was present in the opening ceremony of the meeting held on 3rd September as the Chief Guest. In the opening ceremony, Dr. Wan Tat Chee from USM was the Special Guest and Prof. Dr. Md Saiful Islam from IICT, BUET was the Chairman.

During the 2-day event, the collaborators discussed different issues, challenges and upcoming events of under the scope of the project.

About the Project

This project is funded by AsiaConnect/TEIN-CC and European Union (EU). There are 2 Principle Investigators (PI) of this project:

  1. Wan Tat Chee, Associate Professor, PhD,
    National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAV6),
    Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia
  2. Md. Saiful Islam, Professor, PhD,
    Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT),
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
    West Palashi, Dhaka, Bangladesh

There are 12 collaborators from BUET, BdREN, USM, MyREN, Universitas Brawijaya/IdREN, ASTI/ PREGINET, University of Hamburg, and FIWARE Foundation. The duration of this project is from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2020.