International Symposium on “Digital Technologies for the Future World”

January 19 – 20, 2022
Venue: COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad-Pakistan
Deadline for Applications: January 07, 2022

Introduction

Digital technologies have advanced more rapidly than any other innovation human history. Since the invention of machines, the capability to perform various tasks grew exponentially. Humans have developed the powerful computer systems in terms of their diverse working domains, their increasing speed, and their time efficiencies. Nowadays, human lives are becoming increasingly reliant on the innovative technologies and digital based technological fields have become the inevitable.

In order to communicate more effectively and securely we need to focus on digital edge. ICT innovation and up-scaling are keys to ensuring business continuity, maintaining customer access to benefits and services, handle the growing demand, and to implement new projects. In the health sector, for instance, AI-enabled frontier technologies are helping to save lives, diagnose diseases, and extend life expectancy. In education, virtual learning environments and distance learning have opened up programmes to students who would otherwise be excluded. Public services are also becoming more accessible through block chain systems. Several discussions show the expansion of digital services in order to alleviate the impact of pandemic on the economy, using ICTs in pandemic exemplifies both the limitations of, and opportunities for ICT use.

Objective

The Islamic world is vast and diverse, comprising of many developing and developed countries, which are still in need of skills and knowledge in scientific research and digital technologies.

The transition towards digital technologies will determine the future path for developing countries to cope up with the global pace in the field of information technology. In this scenario, researchers, scientists, and experts from OIC countries, working in all fields of digital technologies have to indulge themselves in applied research to compete with the global leaders in digital technologies.

COMSTECH international symposium entitled “Digital Technologies for the Future World” will provide platform for participants to learn from global future digital technology trends, scientific breakthroughs in the cutting-edge fields of digital world, etc. Realizing the importance of digital transition for OIC countries, a two-day mega program has been planned in January 2022.

Target Audience:

Scientists, researchers, academicians, graduate students, think tanks, and industry experts from the OIC countries are encouraged to participate.

Key Contents:

The workshop will cover the following thematic areas:

  • Future Technology Trends
  • Educational Technologies 
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Machine Vision
  • Advanced Communication and Networks Techniques
  • Security & Privacy
  • Social Implications of ICT
  • ICT Role in Global health crisis
  • Role of E – governance
  • Pandemic Impact on global Education
  • Virtual Augmented Reality

This international symposium will cover the diversified topics related to the recent global trends in world of Information Technology, including smart applications, embedded technologies, bio-inspired computing, security and privacy, knowledge economy, digital learning and entrepreneurship, smart cities, industry 4.0, cognitive cybernetics, quantum computing, big data and data analytics, augmented reality, and AI infused automation, and crisis management intelligent systems.

About the Resource Persons

The resources persons from academia, and industry will deliver lectures on future digital technology adoption and challenges for future. The list of tentative speakers is appended at the end.

Travel & Local Hospitality:

COMSTECH will arrange local hospitality for all selected participants. Travel support will be provided to the speakers/resource persons only. Participants are expected to get their travel funding from their parent organizations/country of origin.

Registration Process:

Step 1: For Registration:

Physical Participation: Registration is closed for physical participants.

Virtual Participation: https://forms.gle/tzpsnAf9TQy7zc469

Step 2: Read instructions in the application form carefully and submit a properly filled form along with your CV. Foreign participants must submit a scanned copy of passport.
Step 3: Selected candidates will be notified through email; hence, applicants are required to check their emails.

Venue:

The workshop will be held at the COMSTECH Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan. The city with the backdrop of Margalla Hills and National Park was purpose-built as the capital of sixth largest globally and second 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.

Technical Focal Persons

Dr. M. Sadiq Ali Khan
Associate Professor
Chair IEEE Educational Activities, Karachi Section
University of Karachi

Workshop Coordinators

Muhammad Haris Akram
Programe Manager, COMSTECH
Tel: +92-51-9220681-3
Email: haris@comstech.org

Muhammad Haseeb Ahmad
Programe Officer, COMSTECH
Tel: +92-51-9220681-3
Email: haseeb.ahmad@comstech.org

Tentative List of Speakers

  1. Jonathan Andrew Ware
    Professor of Computing
    Regional Director Technocamps,
    Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science,
    University of South Wales, UK
    Proposed Topic: “Intelligent Systems Paradigms for Future”
  2. Prof Zhi Jin
    Department of Computer Science and Technology
    Peking University, China
    Proposed Topic: “Self-Adaptive Software in the Human, Cyber-Physical Systems”
  3. Professor San Murugesan
    Director, BRITE Professional Services
    Adjunct Professor
    Western Sydney University, Australia
    Proposed Topic: “AI in Education: Applications & Impact”
  4. Dr Shahid Mahmood
    CEO Interactive Group
    Pakistan
    Proposed Topic: “Disruptive Future Technologies for Developing Countries”
  5. Hui Wang
    Professor of Artificial Intelligence
    Queen’s University Belfast, UK
  6. Prof. Tim Unwin
    UNESCO Chair in ICT4D
    University of London
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