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December 3, 2019

Moot on emerging technologies commences


December 3, 2019

PESHAWAR: The 15th International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET) commenced at FAST-NUCES Peshawar on Monday under the body of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). It is focusing on the technical papers, workshops and poster presentations, national and international talks with a panel discussion.

A total of 290 research papers were received of which 60 papers were accepted and are to be published with a total acceptability rate of 20.7 per cent. Dr Muhammad Tariq, Director of FAST-NUCES, in his address stated that “FAST-NUCES Peshawar was one of the best institutes for providing quality education and was a pioneer in terms of employment rate. He said it was an honour for us that FAST-NUCES Peshawar was the first institute to arrange the IEEE conference.

Dr Ayub Alvi, Rector, FAST-NUCES Peshawar, said the FAST-NUCES Peshawar campus was one of the prestigious universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa because the students who had graduated from here were either mostly successful employees working in multinational organizations or successful big business tycoons.

Several government officials, representatives of NUST, CUST, COMSATS, KPITB, NRTC, KPEZMC, KPCERC, FAST-NUCES Peshawar, PIEAS, AIT Austria and the Michigan Tech University of USA attended the conference.

Kamran Khan Bangash, special assistant to the chief minister was a keynote speaker who stressed the importance of policymaking to improve the quality of life for citizens intending to solve problems related to Information Technology. After the opening ceremony, three parallel sessions took place. Three talks are delivered along with presentations of different research papers.

The specified invited speakers included Chee-Wooi Ten (Michigan Tech University, USA), Keith Loeber (Microsoft, USA), Gautam Srivastava (Brandon University, Canada), Dr. Gerhard Zucker (Senior Scientist, AIT Austria), Dr Yasir Ayaz (Dept. of Robotics, NUST, Pakistan), Dr. Shoaib. A. Khan (NUST), Suhail Khan (Scientist, Energy Dept. AIT, Austria), Dr Zohaib Zafar Iqbal (FAST-NUCES Islamabad) and Dr Asifullah Khan (PIEAS, Pakistan).

The last speech was delivered by Dr Amir Qayyum, Chairperson, IEEE Islamabad. He said the FAST-NUCES Peshawar arranged a well-organised and successful conference.

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