DICE Foundation in collaboration with its domestic and international partners, is pursuing a DICE Program in Pakistan, to foster culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the country and transform Pakistan into an innovation-driven economy. The current partners of DICE Program in Pakistan are: HEC, PCST, ISESCO, British Council, COMSATS, IBA, LUMS, IST, NUST, NED, SMEDA, PSF, ICT R&D Fund, UOG, DUHS, UET-KPK and UET-Taxila, UAF and NTU. Annual DICE Mega Innovation Event is one of the major initiatives of the DICE Program and has been conducted every year since 2007. Read More ...

DICE Foundation in collaboration with its domestic and international partners, is pursuing a DICE Program in Pakistan, to foster culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the country and transform Pakistan into an innovation-driven economy. The current partners of DICE Program in Pakistan are: HEC, PCST, ISESCO, British Council, COMSATS, IBA, LUMS, IST, NUST, NED, SMEDA, PSF, ICT R&D Fund, UOG, DUHS, UET-KPK and UET-Taxila, UAF and NTU. Annual DICE Mega Innovation Event is one of the major initiatives of the DICE Program and has been conducted every year since 2007. The idea behind the event is to motivate academia, industry, government, entrepreneurs and expatriates to come to a common platform to showcase innovations and technologies, share knowledge and further collaborate with each other for the rapid development of innovative products, necessary for the economic development of the country. Besides, DICE Mega event, there are several other focused annual events such as DICE-Automotive, DICE-Energy, DICE-Health, DICE Textile, DICE Agriculture & Food Sciences organized under the DICE Program. In addition, there are numerous intra-university events conducted as well.

DICE Previous Event:

DICE 2018
Information & Enabling Technologies (IET) Innovation
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DICE 2017
Information & Enabling Technologies (IET) Innovation
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DICE 2020 - Future of Innovation : A Smart World

Get ready to evolve – with fresh ideas, innovative trends and cutting-edge technologies from the IT industry’s influential game changers.

A unique Event for creative entrepreneurs, designers and business owners – introducing you to World’s most innovative businesses and uncovering the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation.

Now more than ever, technology has the potential to revolutionize the world as we experience it. The digital breakthroughs of the last decade have set the foundation for a future that is safer, happier, and more efficient. But now we must harness these technologies to turn this potential into reality.

The Emerging Technology Event/Conference explores tomorrow’s technologies that are shaping the world by impacting businesses and consumers. Hear experts share their perspectives on how cutting-edge concepts like Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Security, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Biotech will create a better future.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Evolve brings together some of the best IT leaders & visionaries to share real-world insights on how to impact both the corporate culture and the IT landscape. Get fired up to learn, share, connect and play.

WHY ATTEND

  • World-Class Keynotes
  • Industry Experts & Thought Leaders
  • Tech Solutions
  • Network Opportunities
  • Access to the Latest Technologies

Objectives

Innovation

To foster culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the country and make it part of Nation’s DNA.

Solution

Solutions according to principles and spirit of Islamic Finance

Platform 

To create a positive and favorable image of Pakistan Information & Enabling Technologies’ industry in the eyes of international community

Technology Revolution 

To speed up technology revolution in Pakistan by motivating both academia and industry to acquire, promote and utilize state-of- art technologies/high-tech software for the rapid development of innovative Information & Enabling Technologies products.

Liaison

To establish a strong linkage b/w academia and Information & Enabling Technologies’ industry

DICE 2019

Award Winning Projects

Each year, prizes are awarded for the best three projects.Total 67 projected were register competition. Below are the prize-winners DICE- 2019 sharks projects.

Implementation of Human Activity Recognition in Mobile Healthcare Application

Members: Mobeen Sohail, Jibran Shahid and Taimoor Hassan
University Name: COMSATS University Islamabad , Lahore Campus

IoT-Based Grocery Management System

Members: Muhammad Asad Khan, Hassan Mansoor, Muhammad Hayyan Bin Shahid and Uzair Shafique
University Name: FAST - NUCES Lahore

Indoor Environmental Monitoring and Controlling Using IoT Applications

Members: Amna Khanzada, Ifra Saleem and Asna Alam
University Name: NUST (EME) Rawalpindi

Universities Participated in DICE 2019

Key Dates

EventsDates
Last Date of Project Report SubmissionDecember 1, 2019
Acceptance Notification January 15, 2020
Event DatesMarch 6-7, 2020

Speakers Invited During DICE 2019

Program

Every day will consist of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and visits to the top companies who adopted the human-centered approach, where you will meet the teams behind their latest research and innovation. Some people call this format a 'design safari', or a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip. During the week you will also explore the latest trends and discoveries in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, sustainability and future of technologies. You will learn about the latest innovation methodologies, and best tools for product and business management – and have the opportunity to ask any questions in an informal atmosphere.

Note: Detail program will be shared soon..

Accommodation

Coming Soon...

DICE Committees

Coming soon...

Project

One of the most important events under the umbrella of DICE-IET 2020 is an exhibition of projects from computer science and engineering disciplines. This event is aimed at bringing together projects that represent innovation and collaboration with the industry on competitive basis. This competition shall not only motivate the students to bring forward practical ideas representing innovation but would also provide a platform for students and their supervisors to meet and have an intellectual discourse. To encourage active participation of students, there is a handsome prize money of PKR 200,000/- for innovative undergraduate student projects.

Who can participate

Student teams from any HEC recognized degree awarding university/institution who are working on Information & Enabling Technologies related innovative projects. Research and development (R&D) teams who are working on related projects from academia and industry.

Each team can have a maximum of four members. Potential areas (A heading)

The projects could be related to following (but not limited to) any of the following broad areas:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Engineering
  • Agriculture
  • Health Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Space Technology
  • Geological Science

What is Required?

  • Participating teams will have to come up with “Information and Enabling Technologies” related innovative project idea.
  • Teams should preferably utilize state-of-art technologies/software/techniques to design the innovative product concept.
  • Projects having potential to benefit the related local industry will be given special consideration.
  • Shortlisted project teams will be required to display and present their projects on the event.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Initial Evaluation: A written report as per given template, will carry weightage in the final score. A panel of academicians from several leading universities shall judge the submitted reports based on quality of submitted report (with special emphasis on language, structure, literature survey and implementation details), degree of innovation and readiness for commercialization.
  • Final Evaluation (for shortlisted projects): Project presentations/demos on the event days will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprising of experts from both academia and industry.

Overall score and standing of projects will depend on following parameters:

  • Score carried forward from Initial Evaluation performed on submitted reports and supplementary material (if any)
  • Potential impact of project on local industry and economy
  • Readiness for commercialization (prototype, business plan)
  • Demo/Presentation

Important Dates:

  • Project Report Submission: December 1, 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: January 15, 2020

Download project template here

Symposium

This symposium will benefit researchers from the industry as well as academia to showcase their contributions in making our world a smart place by enhancing the efficiency, productivity and competitiveness against the critical issues via widespread use of cutting-edge technologies that include mobile communication, big data, AI/machine learning, signal processing, wireless communication, wearable technology, game sensing, pervasive and mobile computing.

Besides, the symposium will also provide students an opportunity to get a deeper insight about the adaptability of 1) autonomous operation via a sensing technology, 2) artificial intelligence via a machine learning technology, 3) ubiquitous services at any time and any places via mobile technology, and 4) users-centric services via constant communication between providers and consumers.

A smart world is one that leverages on the power and the potential of technology to make human beings more productive; to allow us to focus our resources on activities and relationships that matter; and ultimately to improve health, wellbeing and quality of life. A cluster of technological advances is changing how people live, work and play. Since the world is progressing to ‘smart’ such as ‘smart car’, ‘smart home’, and ‘smart agriculture’. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an engine for the implementation of ‘smart’. ICT systems and services have become important ingredients in the development of many facets of life – in one way or another future advancement on world culture, education, health, agriculture, transport and trade – is made through ICT systems and services.

Thus, this symposium provides a platform to exchange the exposure/knowledge that is necessary to develop new forms of connectivity, new types of digital relationships, and anchor opportunities presented by the greater integration of connected technologies into everyday lives.

List of invited speakers will be uploaded soon.

Aims and objectives:

  1. High-profile, leading-edge platform for researchers, academicians and engineers to exchange and explore state-of-art advances and innovations in the domain of Information Technology.
  2. Introducing the participants (faculty members, students and engineers) about the cutting-edge technologies that include mobile communication, big data, AI/machine learning, signal processing, wireless communication, wearable technology, game sensing, pervasive and mobile computing
  3. To aware the participants about the new tools and technologies for cyber physical and IoT based systems and to give the exposure about the computation techniques in the field.
  4. To train the participants about the requirement in advance research.
  5. Demonstration of AI/machine learning technique in different research areas, example will help them to work independently in Computer Labs.
  6. To established link between industry and academia.
  7. To share knowledge to address the challenges faced by Industry in Pakistan and how they can be solved by adopting these start of art innovations.
  8. To provide an invaluable insight into popular tool/technique’s, their applications, principles and practice.

Venue

Venue for DICE 2020 will be COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus