ComSoc Saudi Chapter represented by its chair Dr. Abdullah AlMuttiri has held an event in Qassim University. This event consisted of three consecutive lectures, in the central theatre, for faculty members and students from different faculties of the university.
The first lecture was entitled “Insight of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)”, the largest professional association in the world dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence to facilitate the life of mankind. IEEE and its members inspire the global community through its scientific publications, scientific conferences, drawing specifications and technological standards, and professional and educational activities. The mission of the Organization is to promote technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Its vision is to be an essential reference for the global technical community and technical professionals everywhere, and to serve as a global basis for technology contributions and technical professionals in improving global technical conditions. The organization has more than 450,000 members in more than 160 countries, over 50% of whom are from outside the United States, more than 117,000 student members, 334 branches in 10 geographical regions worldwide, 2116 specialist technical branches, In more than 100 countries, 1481 specialized technical branches for students, 486 convergence groups are non-technical subdivisions of more than one department or board. Entities involved in patenting the convergence group are IEEE-USA, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering (WIE), Permanent Members (LM), and Entrepreneurs. IEEE has 39 specialized associations and seven technical councils representing a wide range of technical disciplines. The organization has the largest and most famous digital library in the world and is a reference to scientists, researchers, academics and professionals in the world called IEEExplore®. The library has more than 4 million scientific documents, with more than 8 million downloads and downloads every month. It has more than 1300 specifications and active technical standards and more than 500 specifications and standards under development. Published approximately 200 specialized scientific journals, Transaction, Journal and Magazine. It also sponsors more than 1,800 conferences in 95 countries around the world, attracting more than 485,000 participants annually. It also has partnerships with more than 1,300 global technical and industrial entities. It also publishes more than 1500 sessions through the digital library.
The second lecture was entitled “The activities of IEEE for Communications Society in Saudi Arabia”, a technical community specialized in communications and information technology and subsystems of Internet, cloud, The Society’s branch in Saudi Arabia is a community composed of various industrialists and professionals in the industrial, private and government sectors of professionals and academics with a common goal in advancing ICT technologies. The Telecommunications Association is a non-profit organization working closely with public and private organizations, educational institutions and universities. The objectives of the association are to enhance and provide WISA’s technical and information services to its members in Saudi Arabia, to strengthen the global and regional technical activities in Saudi Arabia, to cooperate with the branches of the Telecommunications Association in other countries in the region to organize joint technical events, And other sister technical communities in Saudi Arabia.
The third lecture entitled “The Internet of things and connected technologies, definition and empowerment”, in which Dr. Abdullah AlMuttiri on what the term Internet means and what the accompanying technologies will bring about by enabling and changing the world of electronics and smart communications. The term “Internet Things” first appeared in 1999 (Kevin Ashton). The Internet is connecting people to each other, but the Internet is to connect things to each other and connect them to the infrastructure in such a way that these things can capture information, process and take action on behalf of humans. It is estimated that there will be nearly 100 billion devices connected to a total economy of US $ 3.9 trillion to US $ 11.1 trillion by 2025. Consumers are accelerating the acquisition of smart devices due to the potential advantages of Internet products and applications and things because of the benefits and convenient services they receive . However, when these devices send information and receive them in large quantities, there is a huge amount of huge data gathered in quantities can not be able to small and medium devices, and here comes the term of data is huge, which means analyzing data and extract the most useful and sent to the beneficiary. Massive data is one of the technologies that will enable Internet things to work with high efficiency, a smart new technology. When there is huge data and smart devices that receive and transmit information at high speeds and large quantities, there is a need to provide the appropriate place to save and distribute them as quickly as required to keep pace with the speed of smart devices and processing large data. The technology that will allow this is cloud computing and cloud computing, which will be able to handle the high demands of high-volume data and distribute it efficiently, allowing things to share information more effectively than the intelligence of these devices.