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Conference on digital future, transformative technologies held

By Our Correspondent
May 29, 2021

Islamabad : The National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Huawei organised the Annual International Conference on Digital Futures and Transformative Technologies (ICoDT2).

The organisers said the event was meant to share knowledge and results in theory, methodology, and applications of Intelligence Systems.

Pro-Rector RIC NUST Dr Rizwan Riaz, chair of IEEE Islamabad Chapter Dr. Uzair Khan, general chair of the conference Dr. Osman Hasan (principal SEECS) and Shahzad Rasheed, CTO Huawei Pakistan, were noted among panelists.

The speakers were invited from six countries to participate in the conference where 47 researchers presented their research papers during the two-day session.

The total number of research papers submitted was 17,723 of which were presented by students in the Huawei Poster Competition where the winners and runner-ups were awarded prizes by company.

In the post graduate category, Muhammad Usama Sardar, Sobia Ashraf and Sadaf Iftikhar won 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Usman Siddiqui grabbed the 1st spot in the under graduate category.

Dr. Osman Hasan, Principle SEECS, said, “This is the first flagship and international conference on digital future and transformative technologies. The conference was focused on intelligent systems and have brought together industry-academia to have the open discussion about the industrial needs and how academia can play its role.”

Shahzad Rasheed, CTO, Huawei Pakistan, who was invited as a chief guest, said “NUST is contributing a lot in terms of enabling the future of this country with digital transformative skills. These technologies are the future and Huawei is trying to make sure that we transform this world to a much safer place and make life easier for people.

Nine invited talks and six workshops were also arranged where over 800 participants participated online.

The conference covered significant contributions to all major fields of Intelligence Systems in theoretical and practical aspects. The aim was to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from both academia as well as industry to meet and share cutting-edge developments in the field.