LAHORE: Al- Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore launched the 14th ICOSST (Intel Conference On Open-Source Systems & Tech), a flagship event initiated in 2006.
This year’s conference inspired researchers, academics, industry experts and public sector and private organizations from within and outside the country, the UET Spokesperson said.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar graced the opening ceremony as a Chief Guest. Minister for Higher Education, Government of Punjab, H.E. Raja Yasir Humayon Sarfraz and Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission, Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid also present. Vice Chancellor UET Lahore, Prof. Dr. Syed Mansoor Sarwar welcomed the guests, invited speakers, industrial experts and public and private institutes.
The virtual conference featured 176 research papers from various countries including Pakistan, India, China, Italy, Lebanon, USA, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Philippine and Nigeria. The Technical Evaluation Committee accepted 35 papers qualifying the merit-based criteria, the UET Spokesperson informed.
Speakers were invited from prestigious universities of Pakistan and other countries like Italy, United states, Amsterdam, Germany and China to deliver talks on Network Security and IOT, Software and System, Cloud Computing and Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and COVID’19 pandemic.
A virtual exposition was designed in a 3D environment where products from different research labs of KICS were displayed for the visitors to have a live demo experience in a virtual reality-based environment.
Representatives from various resource centres in agriculture, agro based industries, pharmaceuticals, information and communication technologies (ICTs) participated in the sessions.