Call For Tutorials

Tutorials play a vital role in a quality conference. Tutorials address the state-of-the-art of research and development and provide an in-depth overview of specific topics. A good tutorial should be educational and instructive rather than just a superficial review of practices and procedures.
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (FAST-NCUES), Karachi will be organizing a conference ICEST2020. Besides other research and scientific activities, ICETST 2020 will be hosting a series of tutorials and proposals. Interested researchers and industry professional are invited for 2 hours (±1 hour) tutorials proposals to be presented in International Conference on Emerging Trends in Smart Technologies. Proposals should be submitted in a PDF file for review via EDAS / EASYCHAIR / OTHERS.

Please carefully review the submission process and review criteria below.


  • Big Data
  • Data quality
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Distributed data mining
  • Deep Learning
  • Cloud computing
  • Internet of Things
  • Computer Vision
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Artificial intelligence in software engineering
  • Software verification and validation
  • DevOps
  • Lean and agile methods
  • Requirements engineering and management
  • Block-chain (applications and security)
  • High performance computing
  • Cyber and Network Security
  • Network protocols and topologies
  • Core and Edge Network Technologies
  • Sensor and ad-hoc networks
  • IT in Business
  • Economics and Smart Technologies
  • Information Technology and Control
  • Power Systems
  • Information visualizatio
  • Human computer interaction

Tutorial Proposal Format

Each tutorial proposal (maximum 5 pages) must include:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Length of the workshop
  • Names, addresses, and a short biography (up to 200 words) of the instructors
  • A description of the technical issues that the tutorial will address, emphasizing its timeliness
  • An outline of the tutorial content, including its tentative schedule
  • Planned format of the tutorial, such as lecture or hands-on interaction
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the tutorial, including number of attendees, etc.
  • Topic details:
    • Detailed description of the proposed tutorial (two pages maximum) with the following sections
    • Tutorial goals – specifically how attendees will benefit
    • Why the topic is relevant to conference attendees?
    • Clearly describe the target audience (researchers, students, developers, practitioners, etc.) and what they will learn?
    • Content level (beginner, intermediate, advanced)
    • Audience prerequisites
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae for each presenter (six presenters maximum, two pages maximum each). Make sure this includes a list of short courses each presenter has taught.

Tutorial Proposal Submission

Proposals should be submitted in a PDF file for review via EasyChair:
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Tutorial Proposal Timeline

  • Proposal Deadline: December 30, 2019
  • Notification of Selection: January 30, 2020

Tutorial Review Committee

  • Dr. Atif Tahir (National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences-FAST)
  • Dr. Fahad Samad (National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences-FAST)
  • Dr. Farooq Hasan Kumbhar (National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences-FAST)
  • Dr. Burhan Khan (National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences-FAST)
  • Ms. Rabia Tabassum (National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences-FAST)

Review Criteria

Submissions will be reviewed by the Tutorials Review Committee, which will consider, among other factors:

  • Insights offered, in breadth and/or depth
  • Quality of the proposal (clarity, completeness, and cohesiveness of the proposal; and quality of the visual aids)
  • Relevance to the SC audience and suitability for a tutorial
  • Timeliness of the topic
  • Potential audience appeal
  • Presentation history and teaching/speaking experience of the presenters
  • For “hands-on” tutorials, evidence that demos or live exercises have been thoroughly tested by the presenter

The conference will provide wireless network access to all tutorial rooms, and may provide wired Ethernet to classroom-style seating for “hands-on” tutorials upon request. Tutorials requesting wired Ethernet must include a clear justification for the request in their proposal.

There will be a student volunteer present throughout your tutorial to help with AV and general infrastructure needs. Student volunteers will have means to directly contact the Tutorials Chair and AV support staff in case any issues arise.

Food & Coffee Breaks

During Tutorials, 30-minute coffee break is provided.

Lunch is provided for attendees, presenters, and assistants with Tutorials registration on their badge.

Breakfast is provided for presenters only on the day of their tutorial. Note that assistants and attendees are not eligible to attend the Tutorial breakfast.