The 3rd International Workshop on
Frontiers of Information Technology

" Leveraging IT for Progress"
Dec 28-29, 2005 * Islamabad * Pakistan

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Welcome Desk/Registration Wed Dec 28, 0830-0900
01 - Opening Session (Crystal Ballroom) Wed Dec 28, 0900-0945

Recitation of the Holy Quran

Introduction
Shahab Baqai, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Welcome Address
S. M. Junaid Zaidi, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Chief Guest Address

D1-K1 - Keynote Presentation (Crystal Ballroom) Wed Dec 28, 0945-1030

Keynote Speech
M. Ilyas, Florida Atlantic University, United States

Tea/Coffee Break (Crystal Ballroom) Wed Dec 28, 1030-1100
D1-S1.1 (Ambassador II) - ICT and Educational Technologies Wed Dec 28, 1100-1300

Session Chair: Faiz M. Ishaq, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Session Co-Chair: Ismail Shah, Iqra University, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Educational Policies: Some Emerging Challenges in the Wake of Earthquake
Romana Aziz, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Pedagogical Pattern Language for In-time Student Confidence in Studies Material
Syed Waqar Ul Qounain Jaffeory, Punjab University College of Information Technology, Pakistan

Invited Talk: A New Configurable MIPS Simulator for Teaching Computer Architecture
Jahangir Ikram, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Vulnerability of ICT Initiatives for Literacy and Education in Pakistan - Perspective of Criteria, Rank Order and Impact Size
Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Allama Iqbal Open University,Pakistan
Ehsan ul Haq Zaffar, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Effectiveness of Using ICT in Teaching Mathematics
Alyas Qadeer Tahir, National Institute of Science and Technical Education, Pakistan

D1-S1.2 (Ambassador III) - Communications and Networking - I Wed Dec 28, 1100-1300

Session Chair: Mahboob Yasin, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Session Co-Chair: Sajjad Mohsin, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Traffic Management in High Speed Networks
M. Ilyas, Florida Atlantic University, United States

Invited Talk: Admission and Handover Issues in Wireless Networks
Junaid Ahmed Zubairi, State University of New York, United States
Imran Tasadduq, Sir Syed University of Engineering, Pakistan

Stochastic Gradient Based Blind Equalization Schemes for Bandwidth Efficient Communication Systems: An Overview and Two New Proposals
Shafayat Abrar, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Pakistan Internet Exchange: Traffic Prediction and Voice Quality Assessment
Tariq Jadoon, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Lunch and Prayer Break Wed Dec 28, 1300-1400
D1-S2.1 (Ambassador I) - Distributed and Collaborative Computing Wed Dec 28, 1400-1600

Session Chair: Aamir Qayyum, CASE
Session Co-Chair: J. S. Mirza, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Multi-Agent Based Distributed Collaborative Problem Solving
Amna Basharat, Amina Tariq, Arshad Ali, NUST Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
H. Ahmad, Hiroki Suguri, Communication Technologies, Japan

Message Delegates in Hot Plug n Play Framework
M. Pasha, Faraz Ahmed, Anzar Ahmad, Punjab University College of Information Technology, Pakistan

Distributed Clustering for Categorical Data Using Links (DCCDL)
Jyoti Prakash Singh, Dilip Kumar Banerjee, Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology, India

Group-based Coordination Through Multicast in a Multiple-Mobile Agent System (MMAS)
Syed Waqar Shah, NWFP University of Engineering, Pakistan
Paddy Nixon, Robert Ian Ferguson, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Invited Talk: A Hierarchical Classification Model of Query Optimization Techniques in Relational Databases
Mohammad Talha, Ashfaq Khokhar, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

D1-S2.2 (Ambassador II) - IT Applications I Wed Dec 28, 1400-1600

Session Chair: Muhammad Azeem, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Session Co-Chair: Shahid Khan, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Advances in Earthquake Engineering
Qaiser Ali, NWFP University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Fast Template Matching based on Normalized Cros Correlation
Sohaib Khan, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Supervised Tracking Using Block Trap Based Wavelet Technique
Usman Qayyum, M. Younas Javed, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering College NUST, Pakistan

Speaker Identification for Speakers with Deliberately Disguised Voices Using Glottal Pulse Information
Shahrukh Kamal Taseer, GIK Institute of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

License Plate Extraction using a Hybrid of Morphological Gradient and Tophat Transformation
M. Nassar Malik, M. Mudassar Amin, Aman Ullah Khan, M. Farooq Khan, Riaz A. Bhatti, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Wah, Pakistan

D1-S2.3 (Ambassador III) - Information Security and Privacy I Techniques Wed Dec 28 1400-1600

Session Chair: Saleem Asghar, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Session Co-Chair: Romana Aziz, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Distributed Access Management in Multimedia Internet Data Centres
Rafae Bhatti, Arjmand Samuel, Haseeb Amjad, M. Yassin, Asim Rashid, Arif Ghafoor, Purdue University, United States

Invited Talk: Lattice and Role based Access Control Models in Modern Enterprise
Saeed Rajput, Florida Atlantic University, United States

An Architecture of Distributed Mobile Agent Based Intrusion Detection System
Hasan Adil, Kamran Raza, Iqra University, Pakistan

Invited Talk: TRIUMF: A Trusted Middleware for Fault-tolerant Secure Collaborative Computing
Waseem Ahmad, Ashfaq Khokhar, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

Tea/Coffee and Prayer Break (Ambassador I/II/III) Network Design Wed Dec 28, 1600-1630
Panel Discussion (Ambassador I, II & III) - Role of IT in Earthquake Wed Dec 28, 1630-1800

Moderator: S. M. Junaid Zaidi, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Panelists:
Salahuddin Qazi
, SUNY-IT, United States
Major General Imtiaz Ahmed, Army Corp of Engineers, Pakistan Army, Pakistan
Arif Ghafoor, Purdue University, United States
M Afzal, Arid Agri University, Pakistan
M Riaz Moghal, AJK University, Pakistan
Sohail Naqvi, HEC, Pakistan
Sohaib Khan, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Tutorial Session D2-T1.1 (Ambassador I) Thu Dec 29, 0900-1030

Chip Design Software
Junaid Ahmed Zubairi, State University of New York, United States

Tutorial Session D2-T1.2 (Ambassador II) Thu Dec 29, 0900-1030

Wireless Mesh Networks
M. Jassemuddin, Ryerson University, Canada

Tutorial Session D2-T1.3 (Ambassador III) Thu Dec 29, 0900-1030

Encryption Technologies
Athar Mahboob, Ibn Khaldun Systems, Pakistan

Tea/Coffee Break (Ambassador I/II/III) Thu Dec 29, 1030-1100
D2-S1.1 (Ambassador I) - Communications and Netwoking II Thu Dec 29, 1100-1400

Session Chair: Amanullah Khan, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Session Co-Chair: Jamil Ahmed, Iqra University, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Trends in Wireless Networks
Mohammad Jassemuddin, Ryerson University, Canada

Invited Talk: Passive Optical Networks
Yasin Raja, University of North Carolina, United States

Invited Talk: Metro and Access Networks
Nasir Ghani, Tennesse Tech. University, United States

Invited Talk: Protothreads: Simplifying Event-Drived Programming of Networked Embedded Tiny Devices
Muneeb Ali, Sweedish Institute of Computer Science, Kista Sweden

Broadband Itnernet for All: WiMAX a Reality
Santhi Kumaran, Senthil Kumaran, Kigali Institute, Rwanada

D2-S1.2 (Ambassador II) - Security and IT Applications II Thu Dec 29, 1100-1400

Session Chair: Aftab Maroof, FAST-NUCES, Pakistan
Session Co-Chair: Faisal T. Shah, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Information Security
Arif Ghafoor, Purdue University, United States

Invited Talk: Elliptic Curve Cryptography
Athar Mahboob, Ibn Khaldun Systems, Pakistan

Invited Talk: How provable is provable security
Arif Zaman, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Tackling the Question, Is My Software ready to be Shipped to the Customer?
Khalid Lateef, Titan Corporation, United States

Invited Talk: Signal Processing and Cision Research at CIIT
Asmatullah Khan, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Biomedical Applications of IT
Ihtesham Rehman, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom

D2-S1.3 (Ambassador III) - Computing Everywhere Thu Dec 29, 1100-1400

Session Chair: Shaukat Hayyat, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Session Co-Chair: Saleem Farooq, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Device Independent Multimedia Content Engine
Majid Anwar, Picsel Technologies Ltd. Glasgow, United Kingdon

Invited Talk: What is more important: Computing Everywhere or Information for Everyone?
Mustafa Syed, Charsoo Solutions, Pakistan

Invited Talk: Pervasive Computing, How the "What" becomes the "How"
Umar Saif, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan

Invited Talk: e-HEC
Tanveel ul Haq, TeleSoul, Pakistan

ICT Development in Pakistan - Lessons from the Progress of South Korea in the Context of IT Policy
Iffat Naqvi, Mehran University of Engineering, Pakistan
Saeed Akhtar, PTCL, Pakistan

A Contemporary Vision of Virtual Organizations to Solve Human Centric Problems
Umar Farooq, M. Pasha, Wajeeha Rehman, Punjab University College of IT, Pakistan

Lunch and Prayer Break (Marquee) Thu Dec 29, 1400-1500
Panel Discussion (Ambassador I - III) - Retaining IT Talent in Universities Thu Dec 29, 1500-1600

Moderator: Arshad Ali, NIIT, Pakistan
Panelists:
Arif Ghafoor
, Purdue University, United States
M. Ilyas, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Mansoor Sarwar, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan
Umar Saif, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Naveed Malik, Virtual University, Pakistan
Mukhtar Ahmed, HEC, Pakistan
Ayub Alvi, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Pakistan
Noor Shiekh, University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

Closing Ceremony Thu Dec 29, 1600-1700

Recitation of the Holy Quran

Address by Rector
S. M. Junaid Zaidi, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Review and Recommendations
Arif Ghafoor, Purdue University, Pakistan

Chief Guest Address

Vote of Thanks, Chairman, CS
Nadeem Daudpota, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Refreshments Thu Dec 29, 1700-1730
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