Invited Speakers

Title: Socially-Aware Networking: Towards Efficient Data Delivery in Mobile Social Networks
Feng Xia
Dalian University of Technology, China                                        
Title: Online Advertising under Internet Censorship
Ahmed E. Kamal
Iowa State University, USA                                        
Title: New empirical techniques for infallible 3D Face recognition in harshly environments
Sadi Vural
Ayonix Corporation, Japan                                        
Title: The role of AI methods in medical infrared thermal imaging
Ricardo Vardasca
Universidade do Porto, Portugal                                        
Title: Artificial Intelligence (AI) assisted Self Organizing Networks for 5G
Muhammad Zeeshan Asghar
University of Jyväskylä,Finland                                        
Title: Development and Demonstration of Lane Departure Warning System using GPS technology and vehicle to vehicle communication
Imran Hayee
University of Minnesota, USA                                        
Title: Mining for Data’s Golden Nuggets
Andrew Ware
University of South Wales, UK                                        
Title: Integrating IoT/Edge Devices with Cloud Systems for Real Time Sensing & Data Analytics
Omer Rana
Cardiff University, UK                                        
Title: Quality Education at the fraction of current cost: Using the right mix of Pedagogy and Technology?
Ashraf Iqbal
University of Central Punjab, Pakistan                                        
Title: Higher Education Opportunities and Programs.
Arshad Ali
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan                                        
Title: Development of a Multi-Input DC-AC Inverter using Hybrid Renewable Energy Sources
Nor Zaihar Yahaya
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia                                        
Title:  Enabling Communication Technologies for the Internet of Things
Waleed Ejaz
Ryerson University, Canada                                        
Title:  Side-Channel Information Leakage in Computing Systems -Attacks & Mitigation
Khurram Bhatti
Information Technology University, Pakistan                                        
Title:  Pak-China OFC Connectivity Via Khunjerab Pass
Avais Kamal
Optiwave Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Pakistan                                        
Title:  Implementation of Real Time Processing Pipelines for Big Data Analytic Applications
Fan Zhang
IBM Massachusetts Labratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA                                        
Title:  Blockchain enabled Distributed Systems: A Healthcare Perspective
Ashiq Anjum
University of Derby, UK                                        
Title:  Enabling Extreme Energy-Efficiency through Brain-Inspired Computing Trends: From Approximate to Neural Processing
Muhammad Shafique
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria                                        
Title:  Green Internet of Things - An Energy Harvesting Perspective
Faisal K. Shaikh
Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan                                        
Title:  Smartening up with advanced vision
Rana Hammad Raza
Navy Engineering College National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan                                        
Title:  Entrepreneurship “How to start a Start-up”
Tahir Chaudhry
Tahir Chaudhry, Pakistan Institute of Entrepreneurship, Falcon Consulting Group, Pakistan                                       
Title:  Software Engineering Challenges in Safety Critical Systems
Uzair Khan
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan                                       
Title:  Software Defined Networks (SDNs) and their Potential Utilization in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs)
Amir Qayyum
Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad , Pakistan                                       
Title:  Digitize or Die: How to go about doing the magic of digitization?
Shoab A. Khan
Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering, Pakistan                                       
Title:  Towards Future Internet Architecture through Named Data Networking
Rasheed Hussain
Innopolis University, Russia                                       
Title:  Lessons from University of Life
Wahaj Siraj
Nayatel, Pakistan                                      
Title:  Harnessing Technology through Pakistan’s resource centres Mapping (Reverse Linkage) & Reaching the Islamic Ummah with the yields of technological achievements
Tanveer Ahmed
Higher Education Commission, Pakistan                                      
Title:  Big Data and Use of Big Data
Mudasser Wyne
National University, San Deigo, USA                                      
Title:  Towards Financial Inclusion: ID Verification Algorithms for the Forgotten 85%
Monis Rahman
Chairman & CEO, Naseeb Networks, Inc. and Rozee.pk, Pakistan                                      
Title:  Building a market driven software product: Insights and lessons learned
Abdul Aziz
CEO and Co-Founder of LumenSoft Technologies, Pakistan                                      
Title:  Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities
Sohail Asghar
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan                                      
Title:  Modeling & Analysis of Real World Complex Systems Using a Complex Networks Approach
Muaz A. Niazi
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan                                      
Title:  High-value digitalisation - Enabling University-Industry commercial platform development.
Arsalan Ghani
University of Cambridge, UK                                      
Title:  TBA
Zartash Afzal Uzmi
LUMS, Pakistan                                      
Title:  Meri Kahani Meri Zubani – A Success Story
Aijaz Shahid
CEO, Mohenjoz, Pakistan                                      
Title:  Meri Kahani Meri Zubani – A Success Story
Waqar Azeem
CEO, D4Interactive & Co-founder ContentStudio, Pakistan                                      
Title:  Meri Kahani Meri Zubani – A Success Story
Barkan Saeed
CEO, Vizteck, Chairman Pakistan Software House Association (P@SHA)                                      
Title: Meri Kahani meri zubani – A Success Story
Adnan Arif
Country Head, RDX Sports                                      
Title: Meri Kahani meri zubani – A Success Story
Haider Altaf Janjua
Founder & President Jtelemarketing, Vice Chairman Pakistan Software House Association