lobal Conference on Wireless and Optical Technologies held in Karachi

KARACHI:University of Malaga (UMA), Spain, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) Karachi, Pakistan, and Riphah International University, Islamabad, Pakistan, jointly organized online GCWOT’20 (Global Conference on Wireless and Optical Technologies) and universities from Europe, Korea, Malaysia, and India have also contributed to the success of this conference.

Three editions of the Conference have already been jointly organized by the University of Malaga, Spain, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology and Sir Syed University of Engineering and a Technology with travel grant sponsorship support for Pakistani researchers by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The same troika of UMA, MUET, and SSUET is successfully running International European Commission Credit Mobility Programs under Erasmus Plus. This year, the Riphah International University of Pakistan has also been included in the league as the fourth co-sponsor of the conference.

GCWOT’20 is an International forum for researchers to exchange information regarding novel aspects of technology, application and service development within the multidisciplinary framework of Wireless, Optical and Underwater Communications Technologies. GCWOT aims to facilitate a creative environment for the promotion of collaboration and knowledge transfer.

Appreciating the hard work of the organizers for holding this online Global Conference on Wireless and Optical Technologies in view of the new outbreak of COVID-19 globally, he said that it is the year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This tragic circumstance has prevented the Conference from being held in person, as was the wish of the organizers, who are convinced that the live exchange of ideas is irreplaceable in the universe of scientific and technological research.

He informed that 44 research papers have been presented in 8 technical sessions among which 11 were presented by Sir Syed University. The conference had total 119 submissions with an acceptance ratio of almost 37 percent shows the high quality of accepted papers and all presented papers will become part of the I triple E Digital Library.

He advised the authors that they should try to publish extended versions of their contributions in the impact factor journal linked with the conference and that they should continue their hard work after getting published on the IEEE platform.

Recalling the valuable services of Professor Poncela, Chancellor Jawaid Anwar said, “Mr. Poncela had helped us a great deal in achieving internationalization with the partnerships in the European Union Projects and by offering technical support to many Ph.D. scholars from Pakistan. The Conference organizers have rightly dedicated this edition of the Conference in his memory. Credit goes to Dr. Pablo Otero, Prof. Dr. Vali Uddin, Prof. Dr. Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Professor Dr. Enrique Nava and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aamir, for the success of the event.”

Earlier in his opening speech on behalf of the four universities and the Organizing Committee, TPC Chair and Chairman, Telecommunication Department, SSUET, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Amir, said The GCWOT Conference is a scientific meeting between researchers mainly from two countries, Pakistan and Spain. The desire of the organizers is to open the range to other countries; so we would be very grateful to the participants if they could help to spread the conference among their colleagues from institutions in third countries.

He pointed out that the conference was held under the auspices of the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the papers presented at this Conference will be archived in the well-known and prestigious IEEE-Xplore database. Professor Jaime Loret, from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, delivered a lecture on “Group-based sensor networks for underwater monitoring”.