ISLAMABAD: Digital communication, high-end computing, information security and artificial intelligence are the future, President Dr Arif Alvi said on Wednesday at the inaugural session of the International Conference on Communication, Computing and Digital Systems (C-CODE ’19).
The two-day conference has been organised by Bahria University Islamabad. Dr Alvi said its theme rightly manifests its significance and vision towards a secure cyber world.
He added that Pakistan is a country of youth and talented people and he believed that by providing the appropriate resources, guidance and confidence, “our youth will have the ability to demonstrate its capabilities and contribute tremendously for the betterment of the society”.
He said the government was investing in all aspects of human resource development and management.
In his address at the conference, Bahria University Rector retired Vice Admiral Mohammad Shafiq said its main objective was to popularise the idea of global citizenship and provide a catalyst for transition from the era of nationalism to internationalism, which can help students to shape their lives and the environment they live in.
He said the conference’s key focus was cyber security, because the impact of cyberspace on the average person was fast becoming phenomenal.
According to its organisers, the event aims to provide an international forum for academia, research organisations and industry to share knowledge, experience and contributions.
They said that event provides a unique platform to discuss the latest innovations and challenges in the fields of communication, computing and digital systems. The conference has technical sessions, invited talks by speakers and panel discussions.
It is divided into different themes covering challenges and opportunities in the fields of computing, communication and digital systems.
The key note speakers – Prof Dr Jonathan Andrew Ware University of South Wales United Kingdom, Dr Gerhard Zucker from Austrian Institute of Technology, and Dr Jaime Lloret from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain – also shed light on educational institutions for incorporating a globalised curriculum.
Published in Dawn, March 7th, 2019