Karachi—Bahria University Karachi Campus concluded 1st National Conference on “Emerging Trends and Innovations in Computing & Technology” (NACTICT ‘16) on Wednesday 16th March, 2016. The Chief Guest of the Closing Ceremony of conference was Rector Bahria University, Vice Admiral (Retd) Tanveer Faiz HI (M).
While addressing the audience, Rector Bahria University, Vice Admiral (Retd) Tanveer Faiz HI (M) said that we need to enhance such innovating platforms for encouraging our researchers and academicians so that they can learn and share their experiences at large.
Further, they can contribute their efforts and expertise at bigger forums. He further said that being the Rector Bahria University, it is incumbent upon me to promote research culture. He also elaborated various initiatives in motivating faculty members and students to initiate research activities. These include providing funds and mentoring to the students of Final Year Projects so that they can put up good projects, and encouraging faculty members for higher studies at University expense.
Various national speakers spoke during plenary sessions. Dr. Syed Nasir Mehmood Shah, Head Department of Computer Science, KICSIT, Dr. Hammad Raza,
Assistant Professor National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Dr. Imran Ahmed Siddiqui, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science Bahria University Islamabad Campus and Dr. Tariq Mehmood, Assistant Professor, PAF-KIET Karachi, Dr. Najam-ul-Islam, Dean Engineering Department, Bahria University were the key notes speakers at the conference.
Research papers were presented under the themes of Software Engineering, Autonomous Computing and Communication and Networking. The conference, a joint-venture between HEC and Bahria University, aimed at providing an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their contributions and exchange ideas related to various challenges in the domain of Autonomous Computing, Communication and Networking and Software Engineering.
The purpose was to bring together researchers from academia and industry to exchange their ideas and results, and to discuss the state of the art research in the Emerging Trends in Computing and Technologies. Large number of academicians, researcher and students attended.