SeminarsFollwowing seminars/talk will be held in ICRAI-2019 Conference.
Seminar-1 : Robots in Nuclear Industry
Dr Abdur Rehman Abbasi Associate Professor Karachi Institute of Power Engineering (KINPOE), PIEAS, Karachi email@example.com
Talk: Historically, automation in general and robotics in particular, are considered uninvited regimes to interact with, for an extremely conservative nuclear industry. However, unavoidable nature of human error presence and rare but disastrous occurrence of nuclear accidents like Fukushima, have attracted the much needed attention of designers and emergency planners of nuclear and allied facilities.
Seminar-2 : Pakistan Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Dr. Azhar Zia ur Rehman I4r.Tech Website
Speaker: Azhar Zia-ur-Rehman is a very experienced consultant with more than 40 years in manyverticals like telecommunications, health, manufacturing, petroleum, construction, law,education, government and retail. He is presently dedicated to helping enterprises succeed inthe fourth industrial revolution by adopting and implementing standards. He has devised hisown methodology for this : the DIGI4MATION Methodology. He has authored the first andthe only book yet on the subject of technology governance. The book is titled "TechnologyGovernance - Concepts and Practices". It is published from London and is available at Amazon.
Talk: "We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before". Daily DAWN reported on August 20, 2019, quoting Pakistan Bureau of Statistics that large-scale manufacturing shrank by 3.64 per cent against a growth projection target of 8.8 per cent. Furthermore, "big industry posted a negative growth of 5.05 per cent on a year-to-year basis". These figures are likely to aggravate in the coming years due to a total lack of response in Pakistan to the challenges posed by the fourth industrial revolution. While most countries have strategized their response to the fourth industrial revolution, there is need to have a short- and long-term strategy in Pakistan also. This paper lays down the need for such a strategy and analyses the inputs needed for the strategy. It identifies the key stakeholders for the fourth industrial revolution in Pakistan, the capabilities needed, the methodology to be adopted, the key principles to be followed. This paper also lays down the elements of the strategy and gives the roadmap for implementing it. The recommendations in this paper are based on the 40 years of rich and diverse experience of the author in many verticals in about 20 countries.
Seminar-3 : Sustainable Projects for Sustainable Cities
IEEE Nominated Organizer Projects related to SIGHT activities
IEEE SIGHT: IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) provides IEEE members with the opportunity to work with a large network of volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful humanitarian activities on the local level. IEEE SIGHT focuses on sustainable solutions that make a long-term difference in the lives of people. SIGHT operates through local volunteers and partners working with local communities.
Seminar:The seminar is focused on promoting the importance of the sustainable and feasible solutions to overcome the growing problems of large cities and communities and considering the dire need of the sustainable new projects in the local region as it faces many challenges in the form of hunger, poverty and water scarcity the demand grows further to deploy resources and use them optimally to solve problems of the community. The scope of seminar is centered towards the problems arising in the Twin cities as case studies.