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WORLD SPACE WEEK 2015

October 5-6, 2015

 

3rd NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPACE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (NCSST-2015)
CONFERENCE PROGRAM
DAY 1: Monday, October 5, 2015
INAUGURAL SESSION
VENUE: Dr. Saleem-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Auditorium, H.E.J, University of Karachi, Karachi
09:00 A.M. On-site Registration Opens
10:00 A.M. Recitation from Holy Quran
10:10 A.M. Welcome Address by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Jawed Iqbal
Convener, Conference Organizing Committee
Director, Institute of Space & Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi
10:20 A.M. Everything you wanted to know about the Ionosphere, but were afraid to ask
Charles Timothy Spracklen
Habib University, Karachi
10:50 A.M. Presiding Address by the Vice Chancellor, University of Karachi
11:10 A.M. Address by Special Guest, Mr. Syed Nasir Hussain Shah
Minister for Local Government, Govt. of Sindh,
11:30 A.M. Address by Chief Guest, Mr. Nisar Ahmed Khuhro
Senior Minister Sindh & Minister for Education & Information, Education & Literacy Department, Govt. of Sindh
11:50 A.M. Vote of Thanks by Dr. Mirza Jawwad Baig
Secretary, Conference Organizing Committee
12:00 P.M. Shield Distribution
12:10 P.M Hi-Tea


PLENARY SESSION-I: SPACE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGIES
DAY 1: Monday, October 5, 2015
VENUE: Dr. Saleem-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Auditorium, H.E.J, University of Karachi, Karachi
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Charles Timothy Spracklen Coordinator: Mr. Syed Faisal-ur-Rehman
Secretary: Prof. Dr. Suhail Zaki Farooqui
12:30 P.M. Rotational Dynamics of Galactic Objects by the CMBR
Asghar Qadir
School of Natural Science, NUST, Islamabad
13:10 P.M. Development of Space Technology and its Impact on Space Applications - Past, Present and Future
Qamar-ul-Islam
Department of Electrical Engineering, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
01:30 P.M. GNSS Paradigm in 2020: Applications and Future
Najam Abbas Naqvi
Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
01:45 P.M. Lunch and Prayer Break

PLENARY SESSION-II: ASTROPHYSICS / COMPUTATIONAL ASTRONOMY
DAY 1: Monday, October 5, 2015
VENUE: Dr. Saleem-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Auditorium, H.E.J, University of Karachi, Karachi
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Altaf Hussain Coordinator: Mr. Muhammed Ayyaz Amin
Secretary: Dr. Fazeel Mahmood Khan
02:30 P.M. Of the Possibility of Constructing a Consistent Mathematical Model of Theoretical Physics--A Brief Reflection on Physics in Society
Jawaid Quamar
Iqra University, Karachi

03:00 P.M. Warm Inflation with Viscous Pressure
Muhammad Sharif
Department of Mathematics, University of Punjab, Lahore
03:30 P.M. Number counts, noise, confusion and looking deep into space for radio continuum sources.
Syed Faisal-ur-Rahman and M. Jawed Iqbal / Aquib Moeen
Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi, Karachi
03:50 P.M. From Merging Galaxies to Merging Black Holes – An overview of Multi-scale Physical Processes
Fazeel M. Khan
Department of Space Science, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
04:10 P.M. Strong Gravitational Lensing by Black Holes
Mubasher Jamil
School of Natural Sciences, NUST, Islamabad
04:30 P.M. Time Keeping: From Sundial to Atomic Clock
Muhammad Shahid Qureshi
Department of Mathematics, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
04:45 P.M. Space Weather Monitoring Activities in Pakistan
Muhammad Ayyaz Ameen
Pakistan Space & Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO)
05:00 P.M. Timelike geodesics of a modified gravity black hole immersed in an axially symmetric magnetic Field
Saqib Hussain and Mubasher Jamil
School of Natural Sciences, NUST, Islamabad
05:15 P.M. Effect of MHD on fractionalized Maxwell fluid between coaxial cylinders
Muhammad Jamil and Vijay Kumar
Department of Mathematics, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
05:30 P.M. Omar Khayyam’s Portraiture of Cosmos
ВикторияНикулина (Victoria Nikulina)* and Muhammad Rashid Kamal Ansari*
Department of Mathematics, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
05:45 P.M. Tea & Poster Session

TECHNICAL SESSION-III: RENEWABLE ENERGY / ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
DAY 2: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
VENUE: Video Conference Room, L.E.J, University of Karachi, Karachi
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Jamil H. Kazmi Coordinator: Dr. Syed Tanveer Iqbal
Secretary: Prof. Dr. M. Khalid Anis
9:30 A.M. Fingerprinting Hydrosphere-Geosphere Interactions on Mars Using Carbon and Oxygen Triple Isotopes and Search for Extraterrestrial Life (Online Presentation)
Robina Shaheen
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
10:00 A.M. Renewable Energy Potential in Pakistan and PCRET’s Role in its Exploitation
Suhail Zaki Farooqui
Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technologies, Islamabad
10:30 A.M. Environmental Assessment of Water, Gaseous pollutants and Noise levels at different locations in Karachi City
Alia Bano Munshi
Center for Environmental Studies, PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Karachi
10:45 A.M. Renewable Hydrogen energy generation from water using sunlight in
heterojunctionphotocatalysis
Gulzar Khan
Department of Physics, Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan, KPK
11:00 A.M Lithological identification of rocks and its distribution in Lakhra Anticline of lower Indus basin using Multispectral Remote Sensing Application.
Muhammad Arsalan
Department of Geology, University of Karachi
11:15 A.M. Investigate the Impact of Sunspot Numbers on F2-layer of the Ionosphere (foF2) and its Spectral Models over Wakkanai Station
Syed Nazeer Alam
Department of Electrical & Power Engineering, Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC), NUST, Karachi
11:35 Tea Break

TECHNICAL SESSION-IV (PARALLEL): ATMOSPHERIC & FLUID DYNAMICS
DAY 2: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
VENUE: Dr. Saleem-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Auditorium, H.E.J, University of Karachi, Karachi
Chairman: Dr. Muhammed Shafique Coordinator: Mr. M. Anas Qureshi
Secretary: Dr. Naeem Ahmed Syed
10:00 A.M Impact of Climatic Variability on Seawater
Naeem Ahmed Syed
National Institute of Oceanography (N.I.O), Karachi
10:20 P.M. Singular Value DecompositionAnalysis for examining the impact of Siberian High on wintertime precipitation over South Asia
Syed Muhammad Fahad Riaz1,Muhammad Jawed Iqbal2and Mirza Jawwad Baig2
1Department of Mathematics, University of Karachi, Karachi
2Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi, Karachi
10:35 P.M. Some Exact Solutions of Equations Governing Steady Plane Motion of Incompressible Fluid of Variable Viscosity for a Class of Flows in the Presence of Body Force
Mushtaq Ahmad
Department of Mathematics, University of Karachi , Karachi
10:50 P.M. Numerical Simulation for nonlinear Astrophysics Equation based on Legendre Neural Network with Simulated Annealing
Najeeb Alam
Department of Mathematics, University of Karachi, Karachi
11:05 P.M. Some exact solutions for rotating flows of a generalized Burgers’ fluid in cylindrical domains
Muhammad Jamil1, Constantin Fetecau2
1Department of Mathematics, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi 2Department of Mathematics, Technical University of Iasi, Romania
11:20 P.M. Computation of Large Time Step TVD Scheme with Compressive Limiters
Mukarram Hussain / Ihtram-ul-Haq
Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Karachi

01:35 P.M. Tea Break

PLENARY SESSION-V: SPACE PLASMA / SOLAR PHYSICS
DAY 2: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
VENUE: Dr. Saleem-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Auditorium, H.E.J, University of Karachi, Karachi
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Jawaid Quanar Coordinator: Mr. Fayyaz-ur-Rasheed
Secretary: Prof. Dr. M. Ayub Khan Yousufzai
12:00 P.M. From Astronomy to Astrodynamics: A Bridge through Astromathematics
Syed Arif Kamal
Department of Mathematics, University of Karachi, Karachi
12:20 P.M. Solar Corona Heating
Hamid Saleem
Department of Space Science, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
12:40 P.M. Study the Neutrinos: An innovative way to Explore the Universe
Muhammad Ayub Khan Yousufzai
Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi, Karachi
13:00 P.M. Role of Wave and Instabilities in Space Plasmas
Muhammad Fraz Bashir
Department of Physics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
13:15 P.M. XXXXX
Intikhab Ulfat
Department of Physics, University of Karachi, Karachi
13:35 P.M. Lunch / Prayer Break


TECHNICAL SESSION-VI: SPACE TECHNOLOGIES & APPLICATION
DAY 2: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
VENUE: Video Conference Room, L.E.J, University of Karachi, Karachi
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Syed Arif Kamal Coordinator: Mr. Zain Ahmed
Secretary: Mr. Zahid Jamal
02:20 P.M. Satellite Communication: Opportunities and Challenges
Asim-Ur-Rehman
Department of Electrical Engineering, FAST-NUCES, Karachi
02:40 P.M. Space Plasma Interaction with a Swarm Satellite and its Effect on Electric Field Instrument
Saeed-ur-Rehman
Theoretical Physics Division, PINSTECH, Islamabad
03:00 P.M Deep Space Discoveries (Online Presentation)
Aquib Moin, NASA & University of Johannesburg, South Africa
03:20 P.M. Surface and structural modification of femtosecond laser irradiated stainless steel in different ambient
Umm-i-Kulsoom
Department of Physics, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore
03:50 P.M. Assimilation of satellite-observed snow albedo in a land surface model
M. Jahanzeb Malik
Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Karachi
04:05 P.M. XXXX
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Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), Karachi
04:20 P.M Design and Performance Analysis of MIMO Antenna for Satellite Communication
Halar Mustafa1, Muhammad Irfan Younas2 and M. Jawed Iqbal3
1Hamdard Institute of Engineering & Technology (HIET), Hamdard University, Karachi
2,3Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi, Karachi
04:35 P.M. XX
Abid Karim
PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Karachi

TECHNICAL SESSION-VII (PARALLEL): GEO-INFORMATICS
DAY 2: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
VENUE: Dr. Saleem-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Auditorium, H.E.J, University of Karachi, Karachi
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Badar M. Ghauri Coordinator: Dr. Salman Zubair Secretary: Dr. Mohammed Jahanzeb Malik
02:20 P.M. Atmospheric Particulate Matter Assessment Through Satellite Derived AOD and Ground Measurements in Karachi Pakistan
Badar M Khan Ghauri
Institute of Space Technology, Karachi
02:40 P.M. A Geo-Spatial assessment of a unique road design structure and its impact on Road Traffic Accident in Karachi
Salman Zubair, Syed Jamil H. Kazmi and Lubna Ghazal
Department of Geography University of Karachi, Karachi
03:00 P.M. Delineating and Quantifying Green Cover in Karachi Using LandSat Series Satellite data
Lubna Ghazal, Syed Jamil H. Kazmi and Salman Zubair
Department of Geography, University of Karachi, Karachi
03:15 P.M. Turning the Tide: From energy crises to its sustainable solution using GIS
Hira Fatima
Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi, Karachi
03:30 P.M. Estimation of municipal water demand for a planned city and feasible methods
for water conservation
Rabia Tabassum,1,2,, Mudassar Hassan Arsalan2,3Arif Inam Osmani3
Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi, Karachi
03:45 P.M. Spatial Decision Support System for Installation of Waste Water Treatment Plant in Karachi, A GIS Perspectives
Syed Kanwal Waseem1, Tariq Masood Ali Khan2, Jowaid Ahmed3, Atif Shahzad4
1, 2, 4 Institute of Environmental Studies, University of Karachi
3 Department of Geography, University of Karachi
04:15 P.M Geospatial Analysis 0Brown Rust Disease On Wheat Crop In Upper Potohar Region
Sheikh Saeed Ahmad, Shazia Iftikhar and Maria Neelum
Department of Environmental Sciences, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

CLOSING CEREMONY PROGRAM
DAY 2: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
VENUE: Dr. Saleem-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Auditorium, H.E.J, University of Karachi, Karachi
05:00 P.M. Recitation from the Holy Quran
05:10 P.M. Conference Views by Guest Speakers
05:20 P.M. Concluding Remarks by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Jawed Iqbal
Convener, Conference Organizing Committee
Director, Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi, Karachi
05:30 P.M. Address by Special Guest, Mr. Sardar Muhammad Yasin Malik, S.I., H.I.
Chairman, Hilton Pharma (Pvt.) Limited
05:50 P.M. Address by Guest of Honor, Dr. Shaukat Hameed Khan
Coordinator General, COMSTECH, Islamabad
06:10 P.M. Address by Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman, FRS, N.I., H.I., S.I., T.I.
Professor Emeritus, University of Karachi
President, Pakistan Academy of Sciences
06:30 P.M. Vote of Thanks by Dr. Mirza Jawwad Baig
Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics, University of Karachi
06:40 P.M. Shield Distribution / Distribution of Certificates
06:50 P.M. Hi-Tea