The healthcare industry is developing rapidly with large volumes of data and increasing challenges in cost and patient outcomes. Artificial Intelligence (AI) with its wide applications in the healthcare systems for e.g. internet of things (IoT) for healthcare, gathering of data for AI applications, Intelligent health platform, intelligent hospital management, diagnostic and predictive systems, health care programming paradigms and software architecture, smart medical devices, and security & privacy for medical health care. The developed countries are already reaping the benefits of AI by integrating it into their healthcare systems. However, in low resource settings, its applications are very limited. In such settings, AI can play a tremendous role in improving the efficiency of healthcare systems. 

Realizing the importance of AI in the healthcare systems, COMSTECH has planned a three-day workshop focusing on the subject in November 2020. The workshop will be followed by a sightseeing visit on the fourth day. 


The workshop will be held at the COMSTECH headquarters in one of the most modern and scenic capital cities of the world, Islamabad. The city was purpose-built as the capital of 6th largest globally and 2nd most populous (in OIC) country Pakistan in the year 1966. Pakistan, according to the Forbes magazine, is a hidden treasure for tourists. with rich cultural diversity, ancient history, diverse landscape, cuisines, modern cities, and locally produced items.

Objectives of the Workshop: 

The objective of this International Workshop on "Artificial Intelligence in Health Care" is to bring together the researchers, industrials partners, and practitioners interested in the specification, design, and development of AI to cultivate smart healthcare systems that will improve personal healthcare in a better way.

Key Contents:

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  1. Intelligent Hospital Management
  2. Health Software Architecture, Framework, Design & Engineering
  3. Internet of things for healthcare
  4. Intelligent technologies for healthcare (smart homes, cloud-based, etc.)
  5. Programming paradigms and tools for health applications
  6. Automated Diagnosis and Prediction
  7. Data discovery

Poster Presentation

Get your work known and appreciated through poster presentation of research activities and projects. Top three presentations will be awarded after the judgment process"

Workshop Organizing Committee:


Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman (FRS., N.I., H.I., S.I., T.I.)
Chairman Prime Minister Task Force on Information Technology


Prof. Dr. Iqbal Chaudhary (H.I., S.I., T.I.)
Coordinator General COMSTECH/Director ICCBS/ Distinguished National Professor


Prof. Dr. Shoab A. Khan

Technical Focal Person

Dr. Shafaat A. Bazaz
Vice Chancellor, Sir Syed CASE Institute of Technology, Islamabad

Resource Persons:

  • 2. Prof Amir Hussain
    Edinburgh Napier University,
    Scotland, UK
    Founding Head of the Data Science and Cyber Analytics (DSCA) Research Group
    Founding Head of the Cognitive Big Data and Cybersecurity (CogBiD) Research Lab
    Profile of the speaker is available here

  • 3. Dr. Atif Mashkoor
    Senior Researcher,
    LIT Secure and Correct Systems LAB
    Institute for Software Systems Engineering,
    Johannes Kepler University,
    Linz, Austria
    Profile of the speaker is available here

  • 4. Dr. Usman Akram
    Associate Head of Department,
    College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering,
    National University of Sciences and Technology,
    Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • 5. Dr. Ahmad Raza Shahid
    Assistant Professor
    COMSATS University,
    Islamabad, Pakistan

  • 6. Dr. Muhammad Salman Khan
    Assistant Professor,
    University of Engineering and Technology,
    Peshawar, Pakistan

  • 7. Dr. Sadia Shakeel
    Assistant Professor,
    Institute of Space Technology,
    Islamabad, Pakistan

  • 8. Mr. Khurram Ilyas
    Director Techlogix
  • Profile of the speaker is available here

  • 9. Mr. Muhammad Usama
    Senior Data Scientist,

  • Coordinators:

    Mr. Haris Akram, Programme Manager, COMSTECH
    Ms.  Shumaila Asif Manager HR, SS-CASE-IT

    Target Audience:

    Healthcare professionals, students, researchers and policy makers from the OIC countries are encouraged to apply.

    Registration Fee:

    There is no registration fee for participation limited to 35.  

    Travel & Local Hospitality:

    COMSTECH will arrange complete local hospitality, internal transportation, and sightseeing visits for all registered participants. Travel support will be provided to the speakers only. Participants are expected to get their ticket funding from their parent organizations.

    Registration Process:

    Step 1: Fill online from Here

    Step 2: Read instructions in the online application form carefully and share the link (Example: OneDrive, Google Drive etc..) of your CV . Foreign participants must share the link of a scanned copy of the first three pages of their passport in the online application form.

    Step 3: Selected candidates will be notified through email; hence, applicants are required to check their emails regularly.

    Workshop Coordinators:

    Haris Akram
    Programme Manager, COMSTECH
    Tel: +92-51-9220681-3
    Fax: +92-51-9205264, +92-51-9220265

    Shumaila Asif
    Manager HR, SS-CASE-IT
    Tel: +92-51- 5203473
    Fax: +92-51-5203472


    COMSTECH Secretariat, 33-Constitution Avenue, G-5/2, Islamabad Phone: (+92 51) 9220681 - Fax: (+92 51) 9211115 - COMSTECH Email