Prepared by: Khan Bahadar Khan, General Secretary for IEEE Bahawalpur Subsection

 The 23rd IEEE International Multitopic Conference (INMIC 2020) was held at the Islamia University of Bahawalpur (IUB), Pakistan from 5th to 7th November 2020, sponsored by IEEE Bahawalpur Subsection and IEEE ComSoc Lahore Section, and in collaboration with IEEE Lahore Section. INMIC 2020 is the flagship annual conference of IEEE Pakistan mainly focused on multidisciplinary topics in the field of electrical & electronics engineering, computer systems engineering, computer science, and other related fields. We received an overwhelming response with around 450 submissions from industries, academia, and research institutions on twelve tracks. 165 papers were accepted (acceptance rate of 40%) for oral presentations and inclusion in conference proceedings.

Day 1 of the conference started with the opening ceremony at the Main Auditorium, IUB. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, Patron for INMIC Prof. M. Amjad and Conference Chair Dr. M. Ali Qureshi expressed sincere gratitude to the distinguished keynote speakers, guests, conference participants, peer-reviewers, as well as to the authors. Prof. Zainal Bin Salam, distinguished keynote speaker from Centre of Electrical Energy Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia delivered his talk on “Building the Solar Photovoltaic Systems Industry Ecosystem”. Prof. M. Ali Imran, Dean of University of Glasgow, UESTC, UK delivered a talk on “Overcoming digital divide by connecting the unconnected – technology enablers and future overview”. Day 1 also featured four virtual parallel sessions on Renewable Energy, Image Processing, Intelligent Systems & Applications, and Machine Learning.

Day 2 of the conference started with four virtual parallel sessions on Power Systems, Smart Systems, Biomedical Image Processing, and Information & Software Technologies. Prof. Anouar Belahcen, Aalto University, Finland then enlightened the audience on “Numerical Analysis of Synchronous Machines by Coupled Circuit and Static Field Equations”. Prof. Azeddine Beghdadi, University Paris 13, France delivered his keynote talk on “Image Quality in the Context of Medical Imaging and Diagnosis”.

The last day of the conference started with four virtual parallel sessions on Signal Processing, Control Systems, Antenna & Microwave Communications, and Internet of Things. In the closing ceremony Conference Chair Dr. M. Ali Qureshi, Patron Prof. M. Amjad, and Patron-in-Chief and Vice-Chancellor IUB Prof. Athar Mehboob presented their closing remarks and thanked all dignitaries, authors, keynote speakers, participants, and volunteers. The conference was concluded with award distribution and a group photo.