STAFF REPORT IBD: The utilisation of modern technology is vital to overcome the challenges being faced by the society especially economic and security issues. The challenges being faced by Pakistan are global in nature and greater collaboration and sharing of technological advancements is needed to overcome these challenges.
“Modern researches regarding security softwares and cloud computing in addition to other relevant applications are there across the world which could accurately deliver ensuring zero rated malfunctioning of the IT systems,” speakers expressed these remarks while addressing the recently held 15th International Multi-Topic Conference (INMIC) here in islamabad. The three-day event was organized by the Riphah International University in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The event was aimed at providing an opportunity to national and international researchers and practitioners to present the state of the art, state of the practice and the future directions on the multiple relevant topics.
Over 600 national and local delegates including and representatives from industry, academia, and government sector participated in the event.
The speakers were of the view that Pakistan desperately needs a future line action regarding multiple topics including Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Security, Biomedical Technology, High Performance Computing and Cloud Computing. Strong coordination between academia and industry is a must to put the research activities on the path towards coping with the practical fields rising demands in the fast changing entrepreneur world.
They highlighted practical and real world studies on the related topics to the academic world and focused on promoting Research and Development (RandD) culture and become part of nation-building effort.
Federal Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. In his remarks, he said that lack of research is one of the reasons behind less development in Pakistan and there is a need to find innovative solutions to the problems being faced by the nation.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Anis Ahmad, also addressed the inaugural session and highlighted the aim and objects of the conference. He said that the idea behind the holding the conference was to highlight practical and real world studies on the related topics to the academic world.
During various working sessions, the participants discussed in threadbare the modern challenges in the wake of rising requirements of the IT world and the possible means to overcome the same with the coordinated transnational efforts.
In the first working session, four key note speakers addressed the conference. They included Prof. Dr. Abdul Hannan bin Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of Ufone (CEO), Dr. Mahmood Niazi, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals from Saudi Arabia, Angela Tuffley, Director of the Systems and Software Quality Institute (Pvt) Ltd, Australia, Prof. Emilia Mendes Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
During the three-day working sessions, the participants including speakers from, Australia, Sweden and Saudia deliberated upon various topics relating to Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Security, Biomedical Technology, High Performance Computing and Cloud Computing.
Pro-Chancellor of Riphah International University Hassan, Muhammad Khan, also spoke about the achievements of the University in imparting the standard professional education. He hoped that the conference will provide a platform for exchange of ideas, solutions and best practices between research and industry.
He remarked, “It is our big achievement to spread awareness about the subject of information security and highlight practical and real world studies on related topics to the academic world focusing on promoting research culture.”
On the occasion, a series of interest groups meetings were also designed to help develop future linkages, partnerships with the national and international experts present at the workshop.
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