MACS 12 dawn over the national horizon

Science and Technology for Research and Development

Continuing with its mission to disseminate scientific ideas and information, the College of Computer Science and Information Systems (CCSIS) at the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi organized its 12th consecutive International Conference on Mathematics, Actuarial, Computer Science and Statistics (MACS 12) according to IoBM Public Affairs Section. IEEE Karachi Section was the technical sponsors for MACS 12. This Conference invited papers related, but not limited, to the contemporary trends and issues in the fields of Computer Science, Management Science and Media Science. In this regard, scientists, industry experts, researchers, academicians and research students from around the world presented original research initiatives at MACS 12. It also provided opportunities for researchers and participants to bring and exchange new ideas, ground-breaking practices, unique solutions and application experiences in respective fields.

Gracing MACS 12 with their inspiring presence from IoBM were Mr. Talib Syed Karim, President, Ms. Sabina Mohsin, Executive Director, Administration, Admissions and Finance, Dr. Ejaz Ahmed, Dean CCSIS and Dr. Syed Irfan Hyder, Dean CBM and CES. This Conference was well-attended by IoBM Deans, HoDs, faculty and students. In their message for MACS 12, Mr. Talib Karim said, “This Conference is expected to discourse and deliberate upon strengthening links between industry and academia in research and development to harmoniously develop at the regional, national and international levels such unique ideas and innovative practices that add value to professionals working in academia and industry.” Ms. Sabina Mohsin said, “It is heartening to see CCSIS, IoBM organizing a series of international conferences that bring to fore such findings that project work of academicians, faculty and researchers from home and abroad.” During the inaugural session, Prof. Dr. S. M. Aqil Burney, HoD Actuarial Sciences, Risk Management and Mathematics, IoBM delivered the Welcome Address and the historical importance of this Conference and Prof. Dr. Ejaz Ahmed presented the Conference Objectives. Prof. Dr. M. Shahid Shaikh, Section Chair IEEE was the Technical Partner while Dr. Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui, Professor and Vice Chancellor, Sukkur IBA, was the Academic Partner and the Guest of Honor. Mr. Talib Karim presented the Institution’s introduction. Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro, HoD, Computer Science and MIS, IoBM delivered the Vote of Thanks.

International speakers invited to MACS 12 were Dr. Syed Ejaz Ahmed (Canada), Dr. Ghassan Al-Qaimari (United Arab Emirates), Mr. Iqbal Khowaja (USA), Dr. Eiad Yafi (Malaysia) and Dr. Sharfuddin Ahmed (United Arab Emirates). National speakers invited were Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Muhammad Saleem Vighio, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Dr. Muhammad Saleem Chandio, University of Sindh, Dr. Ahmad Waqas, Sukker IBA University, Dr. Waseem Asghar Khan, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Syed Haider Abbas, Indus University, Dr. Shakeel Khoja,  IBA,  Dr. Muhammad Shahid Shaikh, Habib University, Dr. Muhammad Rafi, NUCES-FAST and Dr. Aqeel ur Rehman, Hamdard University.

Comprising MACS 12 team amid the inspiring guidance of Dr. Ejaz Ahmed were Dr. Aqil Burney, HoD, Actuarial Sciences and Risk Management, Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro, HoD Computer Science and MIS, Dr. Syed Iftikhar Ali, Sr. Fellow and Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Massarrat Ali Khan, Sr. Fellow and Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Tajuddin Islamuddin, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Statistics, Dr. Muhammad Mansoor Alam, Associate Professor, Computer Science and MIS,  Dr. Sumaira Khan, Dr. Muhammad Danish, Dr. Fatima Raiz, Mr. Laiq Muhammad Khan, Mr. Khalid Bin Muhammad, Engr. Muhammad Asghar Khan, Coordinator, MACS 12, Mr. Sohail Ahmed Khan, Mr. Steve James, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Khan Barakzai, Mr. Asim Iftikhar, Mr. Wajahat Ali, Ms. Hina Samreen, Mr. Rizwan Ahmed, Mr. Muhammad Waqar Khan, Mr. Shaikh Muammad Ali, Mr. Azam Hashmi, Ms. Attra Ali, Syed Mubashir Ali, Ms. Najmus Saher Shah, and Ms. Saadia Karim.

Also part of team MACS 12 from IEEE Karachi Section were Dr. Mohammad Shahid Shaikh, Section Chair IEEE, Dean of Dhanani School of Science and Engineering, Habib University and Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Habib University, Dr. Muhammad Shahab Siddiqui, Section Vice Chair and TISP Coordinator IEEE, Professor Computer Science and Information Technology Department, and Dean, Faculty of Science, Jinnah University for Women, Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Chair, Professional Activities and Conference Coordinator IEEE, Professor and Dean of Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro and Dr. Tariq Rahim Soomro Section Secretary IEEE, Professor, Computer Science and MIS Department, IoBM. From IBA Sukkur, Dr. Nisar Ahmed Siqqiui, Professor and Vice Chancellor and Dr. Pervaiz Ahmed Memon Professor and Director ORIC. From Sindh Agriculture University, Tando Jam, Dr. Mujeebuddin Memon, Professor and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Mubina Pathan, Associate Professor and Researcher at IT Centre and Dr. Muhammad Yaqoob Koondhar, Assistant Professor, Information Technology Centre.

Topics included SC Performance, Blockchain technology Document Classification, E-commerce application, IoT and Smart Agriculture. Research papers included Hadoop Parameters in SDN-enabled Clusters, Neural Network Framework to Predict Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Indoor Positioning Applications based on different Technologies, Virtual Reality in Multiplayer Carrom Game with Artificial Intelligence, Pakistan General Election 2018: Predictive Power of Social Media, Gini’s Mean Difference for Data with a unit Standard Deviation, Seabed Logging Validation in a Lab Scale Setup for Hydrocarbon Exploration, Model Assisted Regression Estimators for Population, Non-Linear Associations with Oil Price, Gold Price and Stock Market Returns, A Vector Error Correction Model, Virtual Gaming, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) Technique, Conflict Handling In Project Management, Location-free Voting System with the help of IOT Technology, Three Stage Operational Transconductance Amplifier in 90nm CMOS, Deterministic Formal Modeling of Smart Lightening System, Engineering Process for Web Application Development,  Applications of IoT: Mobile Edge Computing Perspectives, Detection and Monitoring of Water Quality and Flow, Comparative Analysis of Astrophysical Data by Different Nonlinear Regression Strategies, Component Based Software Integration Testing Using Data Mining Technique, Requirement Management Techniques for Safety Critical Systems, Non Deterministic Formal Modeling of Registration System towards Smart Campus, Optimized Numerical Investigation of Heat And Mass Transfer in Porous Media.

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