International conference on “Mathematics and its Applications (ICMA 2017)” began at the Government College University Lahore. Targeting to give a platform to present their research in the field of Mathematical Sciences to scientists, academicians and industry professionals from all over the world.

At the 3 day conference, 11 foreign and 38 national scientists presented their papers University’s Mathematics Department in collaboration with the GCU Chawla Mathematical Society, Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) and Higher Education Commission, Pakistan has organized the conference.

GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Hassan Amir Shah chaired the inaugural session of the conference. University of Malakand, KP Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr. Gul Zaman, Prof Vasile Berinde from Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Romania, Prof Ljubsia Kocianac from University of Nis Serbia, International Islamic University Islamabad Dean Dr. Arshad Zia and GCU Dean Faculty of Science and Technology Prof Dr. Islam Ullah Khan has also addressed the conference.

Prof Vasile Berinde said there were two major objections against mathematicians are publishing too much and doing less practical and more theoretical research. “We mostly prefer to generalize and extend existing theories rather than considering application of theories,” he added.

Prof Berinde said he had attended this conference because of some extraordinary research work by the students and faculty of GCU Abdus Salam School of Mathematical Sciences in last few years and I want to personally congratulate them,” he added University of Malakand VC Prof Dr. Gul Zaman strained on establishing research linkages saying that “universities in Pakistan need to pool their resources for the promotion of research and higher education.”

VC Prof Dr. Hassan Amir Shah said that GC Mathematics Department had been the most elderly place of learning and imparting knowledge of Mathematics in Pakistan. “It was the only center of teaching Mathematics in this part of the subcontinent until 1920 when Punjab University established its Department of Mathematics,” he added. Prof Shah hoped that the conference would also provide opportunities for the participants to exchange new ideas, share knowledge and experiences to establish research relations and to find global partners for future collaborations.

Prof Dr. Mujahid Abbas, the conference chairman, said the conference cover all the major areas of Mathematical Sciences and public numerical issues such as Fixed Point Theory and its Applications, Fuzzy logic, Topological Vector Spaces and Nonlinear Operator Theory, Best Approximations, Soft Set Theory, Convex Optimisation Theory. He said that foreign mathematicians from South Africa, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Italy are also participating in the conference spread over technical session.