The 2nd International Conference on Computing Mathematics & Engineering Technologies-2019 (iCoMET) concluded at the auditorium of Sukkur IBA University on Thursday. The theme of the conference was “Sustainable Technologies for Socio-Economic Development” in which numerous national and international speakers presented their work on a wide array of topics. Guest speakers, researchers and students expressed their satisfaction over two-day deliberations and brain storming at the conference which included a number of parallel sessions, where different ways and means were carved out to deal with the concurrent problems in the fields of computing and engineering technologies.

Sukkur IBA Vice Chancellor Prof Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui in his address welcomed the international and national participants. He said from the very first day it is our endeavor to encourage culture of research and innovation at our university. “This international conference is second of its kind with the purpose to not only find ways and means to take up the challenges of the change, but provide sustainable solutions, as well”, he said. Moreover, he added ten international guest speakers, along with 12 local speakers have participated in iCoMET this year. 

He said the participants have gathered to find solutions to our socio-economic problems for sustainable development and now  Pakistani universities do not follow leading international universities. “I am not saying this as a show off gesture, rather I mean it that, now we are going to compete in the fields of info-tech, bio-tech and artificial intelligence”, he added. Later, the vice chancellor gave away souvenirs and traditional Sindhi clothing to the guest speakers.    We have gathered here to find solutions to our socio-economic problems for sustainable development”, Siddiqui said in his opening address. He said n

The 2nd International Conference on Computing, Mathematics & Engineering Technologies 2019 focused on “Sustainable Technologies for Socio-Economic Development” and included numerous international and national guest speakers, who shared their views and ideas on different topics including reliability of modern engineering systems and engineering students and learning/teaching issues just to name a few.

National speakers in the conference included Prof. Dr Shakeel Khoja from IBA Karachi who talked about massive online open courses (MOOC), a possible solution for popularizing tertiary education in Pakistan. Other prominent speakers included Prof. Dr Shoaib Ahmed Khan from NUST Islamabad who shared his views on aligning research & development for artificial intelligence powered digital transformation of Pakistan.

International speakers in the conference included Prof. Andrei Gurton from Linkoping University Sweden who gave a brain storming lecture on intelligent services and security for ambient assisted living. Other prominent speakers included Engr. Prof. Dr Ahmed Shuja Syed from International Islamic University who talked about Micro and Nano Scale Engineering of Devices and Systems, Dr. Bhawani Shankar Ch. from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro who talked about Smart Sensors and Intelligent Instrumentation Challenges and Opportunities, Prof. Dr. Vuorinen Matti from University of Turku who spoke on the metric properties of quasiconformal mappings, Prof. Dr Siraj-ul-Islam of UET Peshawar who spoke about meshless method coupled with finite element method for structural optimization, and Dr. Darko Bozhinoski from Jeunesses Musicales International who talked about verification of cyber physical systems.

A number of research papers were presented at iCoMET including solar power systems, advanced grid systems, energy systems and management, power systems, electrical machines and drives, advanced signals processing and communications, software engineering, soft computing, human computer interaction and artificial intelligence just to name a few.

In  concluding remarks Sukkur IBA University registrar Engr. Zahid Hussain Khand thanked the participants and said more than 400 research papers were presented on different themes including engineering, mathematics and computing by national and international participants. He said he hoped the deliberations at the conference will prove fruitful for the researchers and students.

The chief guest of the event, Justice Muhammad Shafi Siddiqui, addressing the conference said it is heartening to see that Sukkur IBA University, has developed at par with some of the leading universities across the globe. He said “being a judge, mathematics is not my cup of tea, but I am much impressed with the energy and passion of students and teachers that I have witnessed at iCoMET.”


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