Invited Speakers

Title:  Network Function Virtualization: What, Why and How?
Ahmed E Kamal
Iowa State University, USA                                        
Title:  Blockchain-enabled Vertical Workflows: Trust-based Service Enactment & Orchestration Across Edge and Cloud Resources
Omer F. Rana
Cardiff University, UK                                        
Title:  Graph Learning Systems for Large Scale Distributed Analytics
Ashiq Anjum
University of Derby, UK                                        
Title:  The Rapid Growth Of Tech Hubs In Africa
Abid Yahya
Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST), Botswana                                        
Title:  Inferring Visual Contracts from Java Programs
Reiko Heckel
University of Leicester, UK                                        
Title:  Big Data and IoT Applications: Fast and Glorious
Simon James Fong
University of Macau, Taipa, Macau                                        
Title:  The Future of Computer Science is Game Design
Ashraf Iqbal
Lahore Garrison University, Lahore                                        
Title:  ARMHEx: A hardware extension for DIFT on ARM-based SoCs
Guy Gogniat
University of South Brittany (UBS), Lorient, France                                        
Title:  Capacity Optimization for Underwater Video Transmission Services
Javier Poncela Gonzalez
University of Malaga (UMA), Malaga, Spain                                        
Title:  Graph Cut, Convex Relaxation and Continuous Max-flow methods for image processing and computer vision
Xue-Cheng Tai
University of Bergen, Norway                                        
Title:  Machine Learning assisted Wireless Communications
Soon Xin Ng (Michael)
University of Southampton, UK                                        
Title: Aesthetics in User Interface (UI) Design
Shoab A. Khan
Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering, Pakistan                                       
Title: Video Content Analysis: An Insight from Visual Assets
Rana Hammad Raza
Navy Engineering College National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan                                        
Title: Internet Governance and Policy for Technology Innovation
Amir Qayyum
Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad, Pakistan                                        
Title: Building an Inclusive Society: Challenges in Developing Tools for Deaf Community of Pakistan (ICT4D)
Adnan Abid
University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan                                        
Title: Security of LTE and 5G Mobile Networks
Christina Pöpper
New York University, Abu Dhabi                                        
Title: Introduction to printed electronics, printed devices, and their applications
Kyung Hyun Choi
Jeju National University, South Korea                                        
Title: 5G-VINNI, a pan-European project on the 5G enabled verticals innovation infrastructure
Kashif Mahmood
Senior Research Scientist, Telenor Research, Norway                                        
Title: Implementation of Real Time Processing Pipelines for Big Data Analytic Applications
Fan Zhang
IBM Massachusetts lab, USA                                        
Title: Engineering Critical Systems - Challenges and Expectations
Zohaib Iqbal
FAST-NU, Islamabad, Pakistan                                        
Title: Detection-based protection against Cache Side-Channel Attacks
Khurram Bhatti
Information Technology University, Lahore, Pakistan                                        
Title: Is Machine Learning a Real Game Changer for Today’s Smart World?
Fatima Hussain
Ryerson Univerity, Toronto Canada                                        
Title: Towards Cognitive Big Data and Cyber-Informatics: Real world case studies and emerging research challenges
Amir Hussain
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK                                        
Title: The Flexible and Fact-based Technology Risk Management in Public Sector
Tanveer Ahmed
Higher Education Commission, Islamabad                                        
Title: Data Protection & Citizen Privacy
Rafi Us Shan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cyber Emergency Response Center (KPCERC), Pakistan                                        
Title: Cyber Range: A Shooting Range for Cyber Warriors
Muhammad Yousaf
Riphah International University, Pakistan                                        
Title: Made in Pakistan
Barkan Saeed
CEO at Vizteck, Pakistan                                        
Title: Water Resources: Opportunities and Challenges in Pakistan
Bahadar Nawab Khattak
COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbottabad Campus