International Conference on High-capacity Optical Networks & Enabling/Emerging Technologies concludes at NUST
In collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), USA, and under the technical sponsorship of Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and IEEE Communications Society, NUST School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS) held “15th International Conference on High-capacity Optical Networks & Enabling/Emerging Technologies (HONET-ICT)” from October 8-10. HONET-ICT annually takes place at renowned destinations around the world. The conference’s theme this year was“Smart Cities – Improving quality of lives using ICT, IoT and AI” and brought together renowned scholars and scientists from across the globe. Foreign & national researchers, academicians, industry experts & students attended the conference.
Addressing the closing session, the chief guest, Federal Minister for Science & Technology Mr Azam Swati, said the theme of conference has been aptly chosen, being so relevant to the present age, adding it would go a long way towards bringing a positive global change through the use of technology. He viewed that the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is most essential for improving the quality of life, no matter where we live and which profession we adopt. He hoped that scientists, academics and government functionaries, who attended the three-day conference, would have reaped maximum benefit from it and enhanced their know-how to contribute towards addressing the socio-economic issues faced by the society at large.
Earlier in his remarks, Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, said NUST is cognizant of the benefits ICT can bring to societies and is committed to extending the fruits of its creative R&D to all sectors of society. He also congratulated University of North Carolina at Charlotte for being a partner in pioneering the idea of HONET. He hoped the conference have had a great educative value for all the participants and would augment improvements in the life around us.
The focus areas of the conference included: Optical Networks, Cloud Computing, Virtualisation Technologies, Big Data, Energy and Enabling Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Cyber Security, etc.