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University of Lahore

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FEB
International Conference on Advancements in Computational Sciences (ICACS’18)

Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, The University of Lahore organized the International Conference on Advancements in Computational Sciences (ICACS’18) on 19-21 February, 2018.

The conference is the first one from a series of conferences to be organized by the department. ICACS’18 was conducted with technical support from IEEE Lahore Section and financial support of the University of Lahore, Federal Higher Education Commission and Punjab Higher Education Commission.

Aim of the conference was to bring together researchers, scientists and educationists to discuss the emerging trends in the domain of computer sciences.

The conference started with the name of Almighty Allah. After that Dr. Muhammad Atif (General Chair of the Conference) welcomed the audience and distinguished guests.

Dr. Muhammad Adnan Hashmi, The Head of Computer Science & Information Technology Department appreciated the support from university management, Federal Higher Education Commission, Punjab Higher Education Commission and IEEE Lahore section. Prof. Dr. Amjad Hussain, Chair IEEE Lahore Section described the emergence of IEEE sections in Pakistan. He appreciated the hard work of ICACS’18 team for organizing the conference.

Chief guest Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nizam-ud-din (Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission) appreciated the efforts of The University of Lahore management towards quality education and fostering research culture. He emphasized the importance of research that focuses on solving Pakistan’s problems. He mentioned many areas of interest like job creation, preparing human resources for CPEC, establishing small enterprises etc.

First two days of conference comprised six keynote speeches and eight parallel sessions of research paper presentations. Prof. Dr. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni (Sorbonne University, France), Prof. Dr. Yasar Ayaz (National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan), Prof. Dr. M.R. Mousavi (University of Leicester, UK), Prof. Dr.ir. J.F. Groote (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Ashiq Anjum (University of Derby, UK) and Dr. Mark Hoogendoorn (Vrije University, The Netherlands) were the keynote speakers.

Day 2 had a delight in the form of Gala Dinner and Musical Night. Guests were presented with eastern culture and Sufi songs reflecting the soul of East.

The third day of conference was reserved for tutorials. Dr. Suleman Shahid (LUMS), Dr. Waqar ul Qounain Jaffry (PUCIT), Dr. Adnan Abid (UMT), and Mr. Zain Asif (CybexTech) conducted hand-on training sessions in state-of-the-art technologies.

Closing ceremony was held on the third day, after the tutorial sessions. Chief guest of closing ceremony was Prof. Dr. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni from Sorbonne University, Paris, France. She highly appreciated the technical quality of the conference as well as atmosphere at the University of Lahore.




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