Keynote Speakers

Dr. Akhtar Kalam
  • Professor at Victoria University, Australia
  • Distingusihed Professor at UNSW, Australia

Research interests: - Power System Analysis, Communication, Control,
- Protection, Renewable Energy, Turbine Design, Smart Grid, IEC61850
- Implementation and Cogeneration Systems.

Professor Kalam is a Fellow of EA, IET, AIE, a member of IEEE and CIGRE AP B5.

Dr. Imran Hayee
  • Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

Research interests: Communication Systems, Optical Fiber Communication, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Digital Signal Processing and Medical Instrumentation

John Bessant
Professor John Bessant
  • Professor, Chair & Research Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Exeter University
  • Advisor to various national governments and to international bodies including the United Nations, The World Bank and the OECD.
  • co-Director of the EPSRC/AIM collaborative programme with Cambridge, Cranfield, Loughborough and Liverpool Universities: the Innovation and Productivity Grand Challenge
  • Professor Bessant is the author of over 20 books and monographs and many articles on the topic of innovation. His most recent books include Managing innovation (now in its 4th edition) and High involvement innovation (both published by John Wiley and Sons).

Research interests: - Management of discontinuous innovation
- Sustainability and innovation
- High involvement innovation
- Learning networks to facilitate diffusion of innovation

Professor Bessant's research is concerned with the process of technological innovation and its management

Dr. Kamran Iqbal
  • Professor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA

Research interests:- Biomechanical Models for Investigation of Postural Stability, Motor Control, and Movement Regulation
- Linear Systems, Industrial Process Control, Networked Control Systems
- Dynamic System Modeling and Simulation, Discrete-event Simulation
- Computational Intelligence, Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems

Prof. Robert F. Murphy, PhD
  • Professor of Computational Biology and Head of the Computational Biology Department in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon,
  • Honorary Professor of Biology, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
  • Dr. Murphy has served as President of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry and as a member of the NIH National Advisory General Medical Sciences Council,and the NIH Council of Councils

Research interests: - Dr. Murphy's current research interests include machine learning of image-derived models of cell organization, automated detection of protein location changes during oncogenesis, and active machine learning approaches to experimental biology.
- His group pioneered the application of machine learning methods to high-resolution fluorescence microscope images depicting subcellular location patterns, and was the first to demonstrate superior machine performance in interpreting diverse patterns in biological images.

Dr. Rui Neto Marinheiro

    "Rui Neto Marinheiro is a tenured Assistant Professor, at ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute, Portugal and a researcher at Instituto de TelecomunicaƧƵes.

    He obtained a PhD in the field of Multimedia Information Systems, at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Professor Dame Wendy Wall. He was graduated, with the highest rank of his class, in M.Eng in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering with a minor in Telecommunications at the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Portugal.

    Dr. Marinheiro has an extensive experience in teaching and researching in the fields of Telecommunications, Computer Networks and Hypermedia. Dr Marinheiro has coordinated and participated in many national and international research projects."

Research interests: - Telecommunications
- Computer Networks
- Hypermedia

Dr. Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
  • Professor at Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Director of the Health Informatics Graduate Program
  • Leads the NICHE (kNowledge Intensive Computing for Healthcare Enterprises) research group
  • Recipient of the VHK International Award for Innovation in Medical Informatics

Research interests: Semantic Web, Health Informatics, Knowledge Management, Information Personalization & Intelligent Systems

Invited Speakers

- Dr. Abdul Aziz Bhatti
- Dr. Amir Qayyum
- Dr. Jawwad Shamsi
- Dr. M Abdul Qadir
- Dr. M Shahid Shaikh
- Dr. Sharifullah Khan
- Dr. Waqar Saleem