This year ICMV was conducted using a different model, more suitable to the needs of developing nations such as Pakistan. It was not just a conference where research work could be published; it provided researchers with a comprehensive platform where all facets of machine vision, a it exists in Pakistan, were fully explored.
Dr. Javaid Laghari, Chairperson Higher Education Commission, inaugurated the conference. The conference was a gathering of eminent experts in the areas of Computer Vision, Image Processing and Machine Learning, featuring invited talks by world renowned researchers in the area such as Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bärbel Mertsching from Paderborn University, Prof. Ashfaq Khokhar, University of Illinois at Chicago and Dr. Yasir Shaikh from Carnegie Mellon University.
First ever PhD symposium was also held at ICMV in which 6 out of 8 theses were short listed for discussion. These theses were contributed from researchers of several countries including USA, UK, Germany, Iran and India.
A project competition was also arranged to encourage students and development work in the Machine Vision area. Out of 30 projects, 22 were selected for displayed. LUMS got the Best Project Award.
An industrial exhibition was also held to bridge the gap between industry and academia. Industrial participants found this event to be an excellent opportunity to explore the possibilities of making the most of proficient and dynamic human resource available in this domain to deliver real commercial benefits. Organizations like LMKR, PTCL, SUPARCO, Altair Technologies, Rhode & Schwarz, MediEquip and IPC set up their stalls at this event.
Major General Ahmed Bilal Presided over the closing session of the conference and commended the performance of Major General Shahid Maqbol, Commandant MCS and the organizers of conference.