GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan organized the 1st International Workshop on Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools (WRE 2018) on 12th and 13th January, 2019. The workshop was technically co-sponsored by IEEE (USA) and IMechE (UK) and financial sponsorship of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of KP. Proceedings of the workshop have been published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group, USA) as “Computers in Engineering Design and Manufacturing” book series [Link].
Professor Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, was the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony on 12th January 2019, and Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash, Special Advisor to the Chief Minister on Science and Technology, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony on 13th January, 2019.
A large number of national and international scientists, invited speakers and practitioners attended the workshop. There were two keynote talks and eight parallel technical sessions including eight invited talks and fourteen chapter presentations. Among the prominent speakers at WRE 2018 were:
Addressing the congregations, Professor Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi, Pro-Rector (Academic), GIK Institute, said that Pakistan relies on the import of CNC machinery, which results in prohibitive cost. Therefore, reverse engineering and enterprises of reverse engineering gain more importance. He added that the objectives of the workshop are to develop indigenous expertise in functional reverse engineering and to foster an implementable model for enterprise of reverse engineering at GIK for promoting enterprises of reverse engineering in KP.
The Special Advisor to CM on Science and Technology, Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash, proposed that such gatherings for youths of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa especially, and the county in general, should be held frequently.
Both the Chief Guests and Professor Dr. Jameel-Un Nabi congratulated the untiring efforts of the Workshop General Chair, Professor Dr. Wasim A. Khan and his team, including Dr. Ghulam Abbas, Dr. Khalid Rehman and Dr. Ghulam Hussain, on successful conduction of the International Workshop. The workshop photographs are available here.
WRE 2018 Program is available here.
WRE 2018 Registration is now close.
WRE 2018 Highlights