Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, organized the IEEE 8th International Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies (ICOSST-2014), associated workshops and competition i.e. Open Source Series Workshops (OSSW-2014), BRAINIAC 2014 with technical sponsorship from IEEE UET-ACM Student Chapter and UET-IET chapter and in collaboration with Higher Education Commission, National ICT R&D Fund Islamabad, on Thursday-Saturday, December 18-20, 2014.
Vice Chancellor UET Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Mr. Waqar Ahmad Head Cooperate Sales PTCL, Jahanzeb Sarfraz, CEO, Komkonsult, Mr. Nasir Hameed GM Business Zone Central and Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood Director KICS has attended the conference with the other dignitaries from all over Pakistan.
Vice Chancellor UET Lahore admired the efforts and team work in successfully managing and hosting this unique event of ICOSST 14. The Chief Guest of opening ceremony Mr. Waqar Ahmad talked about the telecom sector and highlighted the challenges which Pakistan telecom industry is facing currently. He appreciated the collaboration of academia and industry in mobile communication, open source and technology field. Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood, Director of KICS apprised the audience of KICS services in Open Source for last many years. He highlighted contribution by KICS in Open Source in the domain of Enterprise solution, multi-core programming software radios, energy invoicing etc. The distinguished guests also highlighted importance of Open Source Technology.
Later on Shield distribution is done by the Chief Guest and Chief Guest receives shield from the Vice Chancellor UET Lahore. Dr. Waqar Mahmood Director KICS thanked the honorable dignitaries presented them shields as token of appreciation. Later on the Opening ceremony ended with a group photograph.