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  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • CIIT

  • ORIC-PD

Structural Equation Modeling using AMOS (28th – 29th September, 2017)

ORIC-Professional Development is organizing a two-day training workshop on " Structural Equation Modeling using AMOS ", on 28th – 29th September, 2017 at the CIIT, Islamabad Campus.

The workshop has been designed to provide comprehensive training on Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) using AMOS, a popular tool for analyzing data. The objective of this course is to train students, faculty members and researchers in fundamentals of using AMOS for typical data analysis and it is highly suitable for students, faculty members and researchers specifically from social and management sciences department.

Workshop registration fee is Rs. 12,000 per participant, however, we are pleased to offer 50% discount for students. Workshop brochure is attached herewith.

The last date for registration is 25th September, 2017.

Interested persons may register online by clicking “REGISTER” on the ORIC-PD website http://ww3.comsats.edu.pk/oric-pd/ and submit their fee in advance or email oric-pd@comsats.edu.pk for further details.

For further inquiries please email Uzair Alvi uzair.alvi@comsats.edu.pk or call 0340-0505570.

  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • CIIT

  • INIT

The Inter Islamic Network on Information Technology (INIT) in collaboration with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), and the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology/National Space Research and Development Agency (FMST/NASRDA), Federal Republic of Nigeria convened the 4th 3-Day International Workshop on ‘Applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture’, in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, on July 25 – 27, 2017. The venue of the Workshop was National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Workshop was aimed at expanding knowledge and strengthening capabilities of the participating researchers, academics and professionals belonging to participating countries regarding the cutting edge innovative ICT-based technologies and techniques used in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture sectors.

The Workshop was inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Federal Republic of Nigeria on July 25, 2017. During his keynote address, the Hon’ble Minister stated that the major difference between the developed and the developing countries is the effective utilization of science, technology and innovation. He considered the information and communication technologies (ICTs) an effective tool for creation of wealth, strengthening economies, and achieving sustainable prosperity. The Hon’ble Minister highlighted the recent initiatives of the Nigerian Government for the promotion of science, technology and innovation for achieving economic progress, including Nigerian Economic Recovery Roadmap (2017-2030). He thanked INIT, ISESCO, and COMSATS for selecting Nigeria to host this important event and pledged that the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Science and Technology will continue collaboration with these organizations in future. 

Before the keynote address of the honourable Minister, Mrs. Belema Wakama, Permanent Secretary, FMST, Nigeria, warmly welcomed the local and foreign speakers and participants of the Workshop. She emphasized that it would require a collective vision and commitment to transform the socio-economic landscape in the developing countries. She stated that the internet and mobile penetration is constantly increasing in Nigeria as well as other developing countries. In this regard, she recognized the transformative power of ICTs and their potential contribution towards achieving the sustainable development goals.

The message of the President INIT, Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, was delivered by Dr. Khalid Latif, Associate Professor, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan. In his message, Prof. Qamar stated that today’s era is the pinnacle of human evolution, which has witnessed the zenith of technological advancement and modernity. He informed that INIT has always been mindful of all necessities for the achievement of this ambition and the present workshop is a transpiration of a series of efforts by INIT focusing particularly on the needs of Education, Healthcare, and Agriculture sectors.

Mr. Farhan Ansari, Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes), COMSATS Headquarters, conveyed the Message of Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi, Executive Director COMSATS wherein he stated that during the last five decades, ICTs have brought a revolution in every sphere of life and applications of ICTs, including e-Government, e-Commerce, e-Education, e-Health and e-Environment, are considered as enablers for socio-economic development providing an efficient channel to deliver a wide range of basic services in remote and rural areas. ICT applications can facilitate in achieving the sustainable development goals. He thanked ISESCO, INIT and NASRDA (FMST) for joining hands with COMSATS to organize the workshop.

The inaugural session was also attended by distinguished guests belonging to universities, R&D organizations and government departments of Nigeria. Mr. Asim Ali Khan, Head of Chancery, High Commission of Pakistan in Abuja, was among the distinguished guests at the ceremony. The session ended with vote of thanks by Mr. Pharm A. Oguntunde, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Over 100 scholars, researchers, subject-experts and academicians from Nigeria, Pakistan, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine participated in the Workshop. 16 presentations were made in the three thematic sessions of the Workshop spread over three days. The presenters focused on the applications of ICTs in Education, Healthcare and Agriculture. The presentations made during the event, inter alia, related to: Optimizing Computer Based Test at all Levels of Education; Graduation Tracking System; Leveraging ICT for Distance Learning and Capacity Utilization; Evaluation of information usage with reference to the evolution of ICT; Using ICTs in Management of Universities; Actualizing Precision Agriculture in the Developing World; Role of Cognitive Automation in Education and Agriculture Sector; Improving the Use of GPS, GIS as Tools to help Agriculture Production; Integration of Satellite and RFID Solutions for Livestock Production and Management; Emerged Wireless Sensor Technologies and Monitoring Systems in Precision Agriculture Field; Environmental Information and Management systems; ICTs for agricultural development; Role of ICT in Malaria Eradication; and Telemedicine and HealthCare Delivery in the South-South.

The event was concluded on July 27, 2017, on the note of commitment to exploit the full potential of ICTs’ applications for improving the day-to-day life of a common man in the developing world.

 


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  • Thursday, August 3, 2017

  • CIIT

  • Shama Munir - ITC Wah

The Department of Electrical Engineering arranged a workshop titled "Outcome Base Education (OBE) System" on July 24-25, 2017 by Assistant Professor, Dr. Ayaz Ahmad and Dr. Mubashir Husain Rehmani. The workshop was attended by the faculty members of all departments, lab staff and students of Electrical Engineering Department.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017

  • CIIT

  • OIRC-PD

The Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization – Professional Development (ORIC-PD), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), is organizing a two day Workshop on “High-Performance Team Culture” on 22nd - 23rd August 2017, at CIIT, Islamabad Campus.

Winning teams with an efficient culture are at the core of progressive organizations. Team work and the challenges poised at work cultures in enterprises are among key issues affecting workplace efficiency in our country. Organizations need to foster an environment where people effectively participate in teams that can contribute to the organizational growth. Organizational leaders are required to design and implement strategies that may empower their teams to put the best of their abilities in difficult circumstances. Therefore, understanding of team dynamics is essential for organization leaders/managers. 

The two day program aims at training the managers to cope up with challenges of the future market and build successful teams at work place. Participants will also explore some of the challenges commonly faced by team leaders and teams, and they will also get to know that how successful organizations are addressing these challenges.

The registration fee for this corporate workshop is Rs. 15,000/participant. A 20% early bird discount is available for participants who will register by 2nd August, 2017 and up-to 25% discount is available in registration fee, for every 3rd participant (and onwards) from the same organization. The last date for registration is 18th August, 2017.

Interested persons may register online by clicking “REGISTER” on the ORIC-PD website http://ww3.comsats.edu.pk/oric-pd/ and submit their fee in advance in order to confirm their seats or email oric-pd@comsats.edu.pk for further details.

For further inquiries please email Abdul Majid Qureshi abdulmajid@comsats.edu.pk or call 0340-0505570.

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017

  • CIIT

  • P&D and HR

A workshop on Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test was arranged on June 5-6, 2017. The venue for the event was COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad.

The objective of the workshop was to familiarize the participants on
the different sections of the GRE General Test. The workshop was conducted by our in house resource persons Dr. Samina Shahid and Mr. Afzaal Hassan.

Dr. Samina Shahid is currently Advisor to the Department of Humanities and heads the English Language Center at the CIIT. Previously she has been Chairman BOS (English) at the Quid-e- Azam University and also held the coveted position of the Director Model Colleges, Islamabad. She earned her PhD from Qauid-e-Azam University in field of Languages and Linguistics. Mr. Afzaal Hassan is Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science. Previously won a fully funded MS scholarship to Northwestren Polytechnical University Xian, China.

The workshop started with recitation of the Glorious Quran. The first day training session was conducted by Mr. Afzaal Hassan. He presented an overview of the GRE test and later detail sessions on Quantitative Strategies, Comparison Strategies and Reasoning Strategies covered. He also talked about key math concepts required for GRE and solved different examples pertaining to the test.

The second day training session was conducted by Dr. Samina Shahid. Her presentation covered sections on Verbal Strategies, Verbal Reasoning and Analytical Writing etc. The learned speaker also shared tips and strategies for attempting each section. Dr. Samina Shahid encouraged the participants to get in touch with her for any further guidance needed to improve English language skills.

The response for the workshop was over whelming and the participants keenly asked questions. The participants acknowledged the usefulness of the information provided at the session. A copy of their presentations is uploaded on the CIIT new blog.

This session was organized by the Directorate of Planning, Development and Human Resource Development.


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