ISLAMABAD ( MEDIA REPORT )
The importance of Information Technology (IT) has been growing at a tremendous pace in the last couple of decades and in this regard a three-day 13th international conference on ‘Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT-2015)’, organised by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) started on Monday.
This annual conference provides participants a forum where cutting-edge research in the area of IT from around the globe is shared and is considered as a remarkable networking opportunity.
This year’s conference theme was ‘Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)’ for Education. Prof Dr Tayyeb Akram chaired the conference. He welcomed the national and international delegates participating in the international moot that will continue till December 16, said a press release.
The conference Co-Chair Dr Usama Ejaz Bajwa briefed the delegates on technical aspects of the forum. He proudly highlighted that the acceptance ratio of technical papers in FIT which is comparable to that of other renowned international conferences.
Dr Sajal K Das from Missouri University of Science and Technology United States of America in his keynote address highlighted ‘Beyond Cyber – Physical Era: What’s Next,’ and addressed some of the emerging research challenges and opportunities in the cyber- physical-social convergence and presented novel solutions to tackle them.
During three days of the conference, a series of ‘invited talks’ have been organised as part of technical sessions that will be delivered by world-renowned scholars and researchers.
A PhD symposium has been envisioned to provide a forum to some PhD students to present their ongoing research.
These symposiums will be conducted by elite academicians from the arena of IT. Tutorial sessions will also be a part of FIT-2015 in which various topics of interest to the IT community will be organised and delivered.
The hallmark of the conference was the ‘Best IT Innovation Award’ with prize money of Rs 1 Million that would be awarded to the best innovative idea presented during the moot.
On last day of the conference, a panel discussion on “Smart University Myths and realities,” will be focusing on the scope of IT smart universities. On the sidelines of the conference, an exhibition of undergraduate projects has also been arranged which will provide an opportunity to young undergraduate students to showcase their projects for evaluation by a panel of experts.