International Soft Computing & Data Mining (SCDM) Conference

Special Session:
Emerging Trends in Information Technology and Data Science


 In recent years, Information Technology has been emerged as the leading area in the field of research innovation, and development. With the growth of computational, telecommunication technologies and social networking, data becomes the most addressable issue in contemporary world. The volume of the data and its processing is the major area of interest for data scientists. Data is rapidly going to change the life of the people in contemporary world. Both Big Data Analytics and pervasive computing hinge on the principle axis of data analytics. The theoretical principles of computer science and data engineering is applied for analysing, designing and developing computer system and adapt it in practice.
The purpose of the special session is to provide an overview of the modern technologies of information technology and latest tools that has significant contribution in the era of Data Science. The key technologies in information technology includes information security, networks, image processing, internet of things, data science and business analytics: data mining, machine learning, visualization techniques, predictive modelling, and statistics.


Special Session Committee

The committee consists of the following faculty members of the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology for special session of SCDM Conference 2020:

(Special Session Chair’s)

Dr. Muhammad Faheem Mushtaq

Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and IT, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.
faheem.mushtaq@kfueit.edu.pk, Contact: +923136668045

Dr. Saleem Ullah

Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and IT, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.        

Engr. Dr. Attaullah Buriro

Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and IT, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.        





We are highly grateful to Allah the Almighty who enabled us for the research collaboration in the field of Information Technology. The help and support provided by Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Vice Chancellor and Engr. Prof Dr. Mohammad Munir Ahmad, Dean of KFUEIT, to encourage for collaboration is greatly acknowledged. The contribution of the faculty members is also appreciated.

Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology (KFUEIT)


Rahim Yar Khan is located in Southern Punjab and is a major city and industrial hub of the region. This region of Punjab is bordered by areas of Balochistan and Sindh that are similarly deprived in terms of facilities for higher education in science and technology. For decades, students from the region had to travel hundreds of miles to get engineering and technology education, even when they would be lucky enough to get admission in the face of high competition on limited seats in the public sector engineering universities of the province. Hence, establishment of an Engineering University in the city had been a long standing demand of the people of Rahim Yar Khan. Successive governments, over the years, had been making unfulfilled promises on this account. However, Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of Punjab, being a man of action and not mere words, fulfilled this demand on 22 April 2014 by laying the foundation of Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology on Abu Dhabi Road, Rahim Yar Khan. The Government of Punjab started out by providing 220 Acres of land and thereafter through the involvement of the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore under the dynamic leadership of its then Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Akram Khan, a PC-1 of Rs. 3,847 Million was prepared and subsequently approved by the Planning & Development Board, Punjab for the Establishment of Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan. M/S NESPAK, the world renowned National Engineering Services of Pakistan, were engaged as Consultants for Engineering Design and Resident Engineering Supervision for Campus Construction.
The Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering & Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan Act (Act XVI of 2014) was passed by the Punjab Assembly on 29 May 2014 to provide the legal foundations and framework for the University. Classes were started in four rented classrooms of the Government College of Technology, Shehbazpur Road, some 18 kms away from the actual campus site, on 1st September 2014 for a batch of 200 students equally divided in the four disciplines of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology.
The first duly appointed Vice Chancellor of the University, Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob, Tamgha-e-Imtiaz joined on 2nd September 2015. Dr. Athar Mahboob started fast track execution of the project by shifting classes and administration to University’s own campus on Abu Dhabi Road in few renovated buildings. After due process of following PPRA regulations several contracts for construction of buildings and infrastructure development have already been awarded. Remaining contracts are in the process of award before the end of the year. First meeting of the duly constituted Syndicate of the University was held on 19 May 2016. The Syndicate while approving the Annual Report and the Budget Estimates expressed its satisfaction over the rapid progress being made for establishment of the University under the able leadership of its Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Dr. Athar Mahboob and assured of its fullest cooperation and support.


To become a world-class University of Engineering and Information Technology that contributes significantly to the development of regional economy and uplift of local community by becoming a power house of intellectual and human capital generation.


To offer an undergraduate educational experience in Engineering and Information Technology Where:

  • The curriculum and its delivery conform to international standards.
  • The students are provided an environment for wholesome development of their personality and creative potential.
  • The graduates produced are most sought after by prospective employers.

To conduct research to solve local and national problems requiring Engineering or Information Technology based solutions.

Core Values of KFUEIT

K = Knowledge-able 
F = Faithful
U = Useful
E = Eco-friendly
I = Innovative
T = Tolerant

Department of Information Technology


The Department of Information Technology at KFUEIT offers students and faculty a close-knit community to learn, discover, and innovate, in a shared quest for computational solutions to a spectrum of challenging problems. Our focus is on quality teaching and research using state-of-the-art facilities. The department copes with the modern needs of Information Technology where the main objective is to produce quality computer professionals and software engineers to meet the emerging demands of IT at national and international markets. We have a well-designed curriculum as per HEC requirements with a combination of foundation, core and elective courses supported by the final year projects and internship program. The examination of the department is based on the semester system under unified exam policy of the university. The department educates and conducts research covering wide areas from fundamental technologies such as software engineering, image processing, object oriented programming, computer architecture, algorithms, database system, networks and communications, and Internet technologies, which support infrastructures of the highly information-oriented society to applied and advanced technologies. To achieve this mission, we provide attractive educational programs for students to learn from the basics to advanced technologies related to computer science and information technology. Through our educational programs, students are expected to become leading developers and researchers who are highly motivated and have practical, creative, and management skills to drive an advanced next-generation information society in all industrial fields. In addition to the above, we have specialized faculty for this program.



To be recognized as a center of excellence internationally in teaching and research in computer science to contribute for the local and national development.


Our mission is to provide a quality education in computer science;

  • To produce graduates who are successful professionally, ethically, technically and scientifically to make positive contributions to the society.
  • To create, share, and apply knowledge in interdisciplinary research areas to perform a significant role in the continuing local and global transformations.
  • To contribute positively to the economic development of the country providing services to the local community.
  • To prepare the human resources to overcome the shortage of skilled manpower who can face the challenges of the 21st Century.