Student Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technology - SCONEST 2011

04/08/2011 - 7:03pm

Sconest 2011

Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro (MUET) in collaboration with IEEE Inc USA (Karachi Section) and Higher Education Commission organized  two days  Mega event of  “Student Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technology” (SCONEST) on 27-28 July 2011. First day of the conference was dedicated to undergraduate paper presentations whereas on second day postgraduate paper presentations were made.

SCONEST '11 Winners

Undergraduate (1st - 3rd Prize)

  1. E-Fault Detection Using MATLAB
    Faryal Sabir, Faiza Kalhoro and Kehkashan A. Memon (MUET)
  2. Password Security Techniques in Public Places
    Hafza Naseem and Aisha Rasheed (JUW)

  3. Users’ Perception on Facebook’s Privacy Policies
    Zainab Asif and Mamuna Khan (JUW)

Postgraduate (1st - 3rd Prize)

  1. Peer-to-Peer Wireless Sensor Networks for Efficient Data Transport and Management
    Nida Sahar, Faisal Karim Shaikh and Sana Hoor Jokhio (MUET)
  2. Semantic Grids for Social Networks
    Kashif Raffat Shaikh, Farhan Shafiq and Muhammad Shahab Siddiqui (HIIT)
  3. Performance Evaluation of Wireless Networks for Efficient Data Transport and Management
    Samar Akhtar Farooqui, Narendar Parsad Chowdry and Nishat Ahmed Khan ( Shared jointly by MUET and SSUET)

In his inaugural speech, Prof Dr. Muhammad Aslam Uqaili, Pro Vice Chancellor congratulated the organizing committee of the SCONEST 2011 for their hard work to arrange a mega comprehensive technical event devoted exclusively to research issues in the fields of Electronics, Electrical, Computer, Telecommunication, Biomedical and Software Engineering. He further said “I am positive that our young generation will learn a lot from such technical events”. He praised students’ efforts who were presenting their papers in the conference and said that their hard work would bring them good rewards.

Earlier Prof Dr BS Chowdhry, Chairman SCONEST Organizing Committee and Dean FEECE welcomed authors, participants, IEEE EXCOM Members, IEEE Professional and students members, keynote speakers to this remarkable event “IEEE SCONEST 2011”. He mentioned that SCONEST is the most vital series of research paper competition from IEEE, to introduce new scientist and engineer with the field of purposeful research.

Although it has been encouraged to submit research papers in the field of Electronics, Computer, Software, Biomedical, Telecommunication and Electrical Engineering, but at the same time research papers submitted in any other related field were equally appreciated.

In his concluding remarks Engr. Parkash Lohana, Chair IEEE Karachi Section mentioned that a Total 58 papers  from undergrad students and graduate students are submitted for this conference from around the country, which in fact is an indication of its importance and significance. This is very encouraging that MUET has adopted a double blind review process, which produces a quality research work from postgraduate as well as undergraduate students. After rigorous exercise of reviewing by experts committee, 09 postgraduate papers and 09 papers from undergrad student are accepted for oral presentation during two days of conference. He thanked all committee members, faculty, student volunteers, and reviewers for their valuable contributions.

In concluding ceremony Vice Chancellor Dr AQK Rajput said that exposure of such technical events will go long way in developing a confidence amongst students in the subject for which they are making their presentations as well as inculcate a very fruitful discussion amongst the experts from industry and academia attending this event. He hoped that papers presented in the SCONEST event may find direct commercial application and such seminars also gauge status and standard of our engineering education throughout the country.  Earlier Prof Dr BS Chowdhry, Chairman SCONEST Organizing Committee and Dean FEECE congratulated authors who won the cash prizes in this remarkable event  “IEEE SCONEST 2011”.

Students and researchers from NEDUET, Sir Syed UET, NU-FAST, Jinnah University of Women, MUET, IBA Sukkar, University of Faisalabad, Baluchistan university of Information Technology & Management (BUITM), Hamdadrd university, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, CIIT Islamabad  and many other Institution of the country took an active part. Also four key note speakers from Industry and Academia highlighted emerging trends in technological innovation. Meanwhile experts/Judges from various universities evaluated the paper presentations in terms of Scope, usefulness, Technical strength and research contribution.

Prof Dr Tauha Hussain Ali, Registrar of the University and Prof Dr Muhammad Akram Shaikh co-director IICT thanked HEC and various industrial sectors for their financial support and collaboration. At the end Vice Chancellor Dr AQK Rajput distributed prizes, certificate and shields among winners, participants and key note speakers.  

The beauty of the competition was that 5 out of 6 awards were won by female scholars.

The conference was attended by more than 200 delegates from Academia and industry.