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Vice Chancellor UET Inaugurates IEEE COMSOC Summer School 2017 at FAST University



The opening ceremony of IEEE COMSOC Summer School 2017 took place at FAST NU Lahore on 11th July 2017. It is for the second time that this summer school took place in Pakistan. Last year it was conducted by both Punjab University and Al-Khawarazmi Institute of Computer Science of University of Engineering and Technology Lahore and this time once again KICS UET participated in conducting this event. With a joint collaboration of KICS UET and FAST University, this year’s event was launched, which opening ceremony witnessed a large number of participants and guest speakers from around the world.

Vice Chancellor University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Prof. Fazal Ahmad Khalid was the honorable chief guest. Other guests included Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood (Director KICS UET and Sultan Qaboos IT Chair), Prof. Dr. Noor Muhammad Shaikh (from Electrical Department, GC University Lahore) and Dr. Sayyed Aaun Abbas. Dr. Amjad Hussain, Director FAST University, hosted the event and welcomed the guests.


VC UET said that IEEE COMSIOC was a good initiative and would surely bring lucrative results. He also mentioned that it would be beneficial for both the industry and academia. He appreciated the technological advancements in the country and emphasized on the efforts and contributions of our students who were the active parts of the smart world and smart technologies.


Other guests too shared their views on IEEE Society and COMSOC Sumer School and how brilliantly it was being done in Pakistan.

The event will last till 14th of July. First two days program is conducted at FAST University whereas the remaining two days’ activities will be done at KICS UET Lahore.


The opening day was comprised of various presentations of the topics like Case Studies of ISPs, Fullbright Scholarships Programs’ Overview, An Overview of Core Smart Grid Communication Technologies and Internet of Things.

Opening ceremony concluded with the distribution of shields to the guests by Vice Chancellor UET Lahore, Prof. Dr. Amjad Hussain (Director FAST University) and Kashif Bashir (Chair IEEE COMSOC Lahore Section and HUTIC Manager). VC UET, the chief guest of the event, was conferred with a special souvenir by Dr. Amjad.  The guests were also taken for a tour of the city locations.