Being organised by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur, the 8th International Conference on Digital Information Management was inaugurated on Tuesday in Islamabad.

The conference was inaugurated by Minister of State for Privatisation & Commerce and Textile Khurram Dastagir Khan. The IUB is organising the three-day moot in collaboration with IEEE Technical Management Society USA, Digital Information Research Foundation UK and the local Organising Committee ICDIM 2013 from 10 -12 September 2013.

The inaugural session was also attended by Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, executive director of the Higher Education Commission, the vice chancellors of the Allama Iqbal Open University and the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Agriculture University Rawalpindi. Delegates from across the globe and young scientists from every corner of the country will be presenting their research work in the field of Digital Information Management at the three days conference.

Addressing the attendees, the minister said the government was very well aware of the important role of science & technology in bringing transparency in governance and economic development. He further said that current federal cabinet comprised two engineering graduates who obtained their degrees from top ranked universities of the World. He praised VC Mukhtar and his team for organising the conference in Pakistan.

The conference is highly technical in nature and sessions comprise various lectures, workshops including recognition technologies used in everyday life like searching Google, Facebook, tweeting or using smartphones; robotics and its use in various industries in Pakistan like leather, defence and educational activities; improving engineering education and buildings infrastructure; e-Commerce & Marketing; developing mobile phone voting system and getting real-time public opinions about various issues of the country.

Besides, there are lectures devoted to modeling and predicting land utilisation and its potential in producing various crops, waste water treatment and its utilisation. The main conference workshops will also be offered by the University of Auckland, New Zealand to promote various IT-based software development in Pakistan and their marketing potential in rest of the World; security of data and web usage in promoting education all across the country.

Scientists all across the country have appreciated the efforts of the Islamia University in bringing such a prestigious conference in Pakistan. Prof Sohail Naqvi, Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, in a message to organising team said, “It is heartening to see such high quality activities organised by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur.” Dr Mukhtar also congratulated the organizers including General Chair Dr Imran Sarwar Bajwa for organizing this momentous scientific conference in Pakistan.