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  • Modern technology is considered as backbone for socio-economic development of any country. Government is taking measures to promote technical and high education through many effective projects. It was expressed by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid while speaking to the participants at inaugural ceremony of International Conference on Open Source System and Technologies ICOSST’ arranged by Al-Khawarizimi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. Vice Chancellor said “Research based planning is always efficient and productive for long term strategies and provides vivid way of progress. In this regards, varsities may play role to address the vision of development adequately”. In session, Director KICS UET Prof. Dr. Waqar Mehmood while briefing the audience about, objectives schedule and importance of conference explored that the idea of encouraging for open source is to push the individuals to mainstream of progress to boost up the micro and macroeconomic condition of the country and get benefits with exchange of knowledge and skills. It is also helping organizations both governmental and non-governmental to keep a control on the cost of development and deployment. Keeping in view, more than 200 national and international research papers received from 13 countries including USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Japan, Romania, Canada, India, Malaysia, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Italy out of which 27 top quality papers were selected by the technical committee comprising of experts from 49 countries to present in conference. The conference will have number of technical session headed by IT industry leaders and international delegates. The inaugural session was concluded on the presentation of shields to guests