Written by Saifullah Baloch, Sectional Student Representative for IEEE Karachi Section

With the theme “Idea to Innovation for Building the Knowledge Economy”, the 3rd International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies (iCoMET2020) was held at Sukkur IBA on 29th -30th January 2020. Technically sponsored by the IEEE Karachi Section, the conference attracted 450 participants and 19 Keynote speakers from more than 30 countries including USA, UK, Italy, Canada, France, Netherlands, Norway, China, Poland, Spain, Korea, Turkey, Malaysia, Pakistan etc. 490 papers were submitted to the conference, with an acceptance rate of 30%.

Day 1 began with the address by the Conference Chair Dr. Rida-e Zenab, followed by a welcome speech from the VC Sukkur IBA University Prof Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui. Prof. Asghar Qadir from Abdul Salam University of Lahore gave the opening talk on Quantum Mechanics. Dr. Paolo Bottoni from Sapienza University of Rome addressed on the model for reasoning on transactions and smart contracts. Dr. Yasar Ayaz, Chairman of NCAI, Pakistan talked about AI for everyone. Prof. Izzatdin Abdul Aziz from UTP Malaysia talked about the applications of AI in oil and gas industries. Dr. Nouman M Durrani gave a keynote on distributed suspicious activity detection using lightweight deep learning models.

Dr. Umer Hayat from QAU, Islamabad shared his research on cubic curves geometry and its applications. Dr. Kijti Rodtes from Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand gave a talk on generalized matrix functions. Mr Roozbeh Aliabadi, CEO of US ReadyAI spoke about AI and the future of higher education. Prof. Dr. Mukhtiar Unar, Dean MUET addressed on swarm intelligence and its engineering and scientific applications. The Chief Guest, the Chair for IEEE Karachi Section Prof. Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhary appreciated the efforts of the VC Sukkur IBA University and said this conference offered help in establishing Sukkur Subsection.

Day 2 started with a keynote speech by Dr. Peter Hines, University of York, UK on inverse semigroups in mathematics and computer science, followed by a talk by Dr. Dil Muhammad Akbar Hussain, Aalborg University Denmark on renewable energy conservation by wind. This is followed by Dr. Woojin Seok from KISTI Daejon, Korea who lectured on government-driven research network for science knowledge. Dr. Zeeshan Bhatti from UOS Jamshoro addressed the current trends and practices in graphics animation and game development. Dr. Sadiq Ali Khan of UOK Karachi delivered talk on security challenges for the future computing systems.

Prof. Dr. Saeid Azam from University of Isfahan, Iran gave his keynote talk on group of lie type in extended affine lie theory. Dr. Imran Ashraf gave his speech on memory and communication profiling for accelerator-based platforms. Dr. Imran Anwer from G.C University Lahore gave his talk on algebraic characterization of discrete geometrical objects. Finally, Mr. S. Suleyman Turnaoglu from Dantec Dynamics gave a keynote on the latest post-processing techniques in experimental fluid mechanics. The conference was concluded with thanking remarks by Registrar SIBA University and Conference Chair Ms. Rida Zehra.