• Nigel Jefferies Chairman, Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF)
  • Dharmendra Kumar Singh Director, BIT Sindri




We are glad to introduce you to this special issue of the Journal of Mobile Multimedia: CONASENSE. This special issue is published in collaboration with the International Symposium on 5G & Beyond for Rural Upliftment, jointly with BIT Sindri, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad, the IEEE 5G summit and 35th GISFI Standardization Series Meeting (GSSM) held on 8-9 February 2020 at IIT (ISM) Dhanbad and BIT Sindri, Jharkhand-India. The Symposium included special sessions organized by WWRF and provided a platform for global networking as it brought together renowned speakers, scientists, researchers, practicing engineers and industry leaders from across the globe. Participants collaborated to discuss critical issues in advancing technologies and their applications in varied areas such as agriculture, health and education for India. Overall, it emphasized the amalgamation of 5G technologies, artificial intelligence, smart platforms and the Internet of Things.


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Author Biographies

Nigel Jefferies, Chairman, Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF)

Dr Nigel Jefferies is the Chairman of the Wireless World Research Forum, a global partnership between industry and academia to develop a research agenda for mobile communications. He is a Senior Wireless Standards Consultant at Huawei Technologies, and was previously Head of Academic Relationships for Vodafone Group Research & Development and a Principal Mathematician at Racal Research Ltd. He has led a number of research projects including the European-funded IST project SHAMAN, which studied the security of future mobile systems, and ran the Secure Applications Steering Group for Mobile VCE. Other collaborative research projects on various aspects of security for mobile communications include 3GS3 in the UK-funded LINK programme, and ASPeCT and USECA in the European ACTS programme. His research interests include cryptography, security of systems and applications of mathematics to telecommunications. He was a member of the UK government’s 5G advisory committee. He received a PhD in functional analysis from Goldsmith’s College, London, and an MA in mathematics from the Queen’s College, Oxford. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and a Chartered Mathematician.

Dharmendra Kumar Singh, Director, BIT Sindri

Dr. Dharmendra Kumar Singh is presently working as Director, BIT Sindri since Jan. 2017. Before joining the present position, he was Professor at Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, NIT Patna from Aug. 2011 to Jan. 2017. He worked Head of Departments ECE, CSE & IT at NIT Patna, from Nov. 2011–March 2014. He was the Dean (Research & Consultancy) from April 2014–March 2016 at NIT Patna. Prior to joining NIT Patna he was Head Electronics & Comm Engg and Information Technology, BIT Sindri, since 2002–11. He started his career as Asstt. Professor at BIT Sindri in year 1992 and was also In charge Vice Chancellor of BBMKU, Dhanbad from NoV. 2017–May 2018. He was on Board of Director, Bihar State Electronics Corp, Patna from 2013–2016, Member of BoG, NIT Mizoram from 2013–15, Chairman, BOG, UCET, VBU Hazaribag, etc.

He has incredible contribution at academic and Research & Development level. He was instrumental in starting the curriculum on information technology at BIT Sindri and other institutes of Bihar and Jharkhand and also MCA and B.Tech program at VBU Hazaribag through UGC and Govt. of Jharkhand. He has published more than 70 papers in journals and conferences. He supervised 7 Ph.D. in computer Science & Engg and Electronics Communication Engineering. He was the member and convener of various computerization programs of BIT Sindri, Vinoba Bhave University, Ranchi University, Dhanbad district and IT department GOV. of Jharkhand and NIT Patna. He is Member of various professional societies at National Level. He has Chaired many National Seminars and Conferences and has been invited for special talk by Academic Staff College Ranchi, IIT BHU, ISM Dhanbad, Kalinga Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Central University Bihar and many colleges of India and other Universities of repute.

He was felicitated by Deputy Commissioner, Dhanbad on the eve of Independence day for his contribution in teaching and social welfare of Jharkhand.






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