PAF-KIET held its 2nd International Conference on Computing & Information Sciences (ICCIS-2018) from 26 to 27 March 2018 at Main Campus..
International researchers Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi, Director, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia, Dr. Ibrahima Faye, Head of the Intelligent Medical Imaging Research Group, Universiti Teknologi Petronas and Dr. Tahir Riaz, Data Architect, Sleeknote ApS, Denmark participated in the conference. Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder, Dean CBM and CES, IoBM, Dr. B. S. Chowdhry, Dean, Faculty of Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering, MEUT and Dr. Hasina Khatoon, Director, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, were among the national keynote speakers.
Mr Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Transport & Mass Transit, Labor, Human Resource and Information was the Chief Guest of the opening ceremony. He took keen interest in the conference proceedings and praised the efforts of the distinguished researchers and students.
More than 15 universities from across the country participated in the conference including IoBM, IBA, NUST, NED University, MAJU and Bahria University from Karachi. In the two-day conference 73 research paper abstracts were submitted whereas, only 24 research papers on different subjects were selected for the final presentation.
In his opening address, Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Tubrez Asif, President PAF-KIET, welcomed all guests and participants. He said he was confident that the forum would help provide a bridge between the academia and the industry. He also thanked the chief guest for his presence.
The conference ended with a graceful ceremony on 27 March 2018, where Mr. Ovais Habib Khan, Chief Operating Officer, TPS Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd. was the chief guest of the occasion. Closing ceremony was attended by guests from Academia, Industry, Pakistan Air Force and students of the Institute.
A panel discussion on “Industry-Academia Relationship – A way forward” was also held during the closing ceremony, where different researchers, teachers, students and many scholars interacted with National and International speakers and discussed about various topics related to the Industry-Academia Relationship.