Collaborations ICAST 2006

ICAST 2006



ICAST 2006 1st International Conference on Advances in Space Technologies
Technologies for Disaster Management and Rehabilitation
2-3 September 2006, Marriott Hotel, Islamabad-Pakistan

The objective of this conference is to discuss with the national/international delegations, industries and research centers the various ongoing activities aimed at promoting technology advances globally. In addition, a number of invited speakers will describe their innovation strategies and the technical content of specific technology adoption actions. Technology transfer is a key goal of this Conference. This Conference promotes international participation and provides for a timely exchange of information among technologists, academicians, industrialists, and program managers on technical issues related to space technologies, exploration, and the potential for performing scientific research for developing new technologies.

Technical Session I:       Disaster Management and Space Technologies

Technical Session II:      Space Technologies and Communication

Technical Session III:     Geographic Information System

Technical Session IV:     Remote Sensing / Image Processing and Applications

Technical Session I Disaster Management and Space Technologies

  • Depleting Wetlands of Lower Sindh, Pakistan: A Spatio-Temporal Study through Satellite Remote Sensing
    (Syed Jamil Hasan Kazmi, Salman Qureshi, Mairaj Uddin Siddiqui, Mudassar Hassan Arsalan)
  • Disaster Management and GIS
    (Khaliq Ur Rehman Shad)
  • Seismoionospheric Variations during the Earthquake in Pakistan (September 2005) as a Precursor of Seismic Events
    (V. Bondur, V.Smirnov)
  •  Rainfall-Runoff Modelling using Data Driven and Statistical Methods
    (Saadat Ayub Khan, Linda See)
  •  Use of RS & GIS in Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System for Indus Basin
    (Hammad Sharif, Mansoor A. Hashmi)
  • Study of Nonlinear Dynamics of Ozone Layer Depletion for Stratospheric Region of Pakistan using, Ground Based Instrumentation
    (M Ayub Khan Yousuf Zai, M.Asif Khan)
  • Expert Systems for Earthquake Damage Assessment
    (Umair Cheema)
  • GPS and Remote Sensing for Emergency Vehicle Navigation and Communication
    (Farah Mahmood, Azzam ul Asar, Adnan Mahmood)
  • The Role of GIS and Public Awareness for Disaster Management
    (Adnan M Qureshi, Moazzam Butt, Omar Masood Khan)
  • Satellite-aided Search and Rescue (SAR) System
    (Maqsood Ahmed)

 

Technical Session II   Space Technologies and Communication

  • Depleting Wetlands of Lower Sindh, Pakistan: A Spatio-Temporal Study through Satellite Remote Sensing
    (Syed Jamil Hasan Kazmi, Salman Qureshi, Mairaj Uddin Siddiqui, Mudassar Hassan Arsalan)
  • Disaster Management and GIS
    (Khaliq Ur Rehman Shad)
  • Seismoionospheric Variations during the Earthquake in Pakistan (September 2005) as a Precursor of Seismic Events
    (V. Bondur, V.Smirnov)
  •  Rainfall-Runoff Modelling using Data Driven and Statistical Methods
    (Saadat Ayub Khan, Linda See)
  •  Use of RS & GIS in Flood Forecasting and Early Warning System for Indus Basin
    (Hammad Sharif, Mansoor A. Hashmi)
  • Study of Nonlinear Dynamics of Ozone Layer Depletion for Stratospheric Region of Pakistan using, Ground Based Instrumentation
    (M Ayub Khan YousafZai, M.Asif Khan)
  • Expert Systems for Earthquake Damage Assessment
    (Umair Cheema)
  • GPS and Remote Sensing for Emergency Vehicle Navigation and Communication
    (Farah Mahmood, Azzam ul Asar, Adnan Mahmood)
  • The Role of GIS and Public Awareness for Disaster Management
    (Adnan M Qureshi, Moazzam Butt, Omar Masood Khan)
  • Satellite-aided Search and Rescue (SAR) System
    (Maqsood Ahmed)

 

Technical Session III    Geographic Information System

  • GIS-Based Conceptual Framework for Consensus Mapping and Conflict Resolution to Support Sustainable Land Use
    (Muhammad Nawaz, Farha Sattar)
  • Role of GIS in Public Health Management in Pakistan
    (Mubushar Hussain, Mudassar Hassan Arsalan, Mohammed Raza Mehdi)
  • Assessing Potentials of RS and GIS based Intelligent Master Planning Approach against Conventional Master Planning Practices for Disaster Afflicted Difficult Areas: A Case Study of Bagh Town, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
    (Shaker Mahmood Mayo, S. Shabih-ul-Hassan Zaidi, Mubushar Hussain)
  • Consensus Evaluation and Prioritization using GIS and DSS Tools: Case Study of Kalabagh and Bhasha Dam
    (Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Hamid, Farha Sattar)
  • A Conceptual Framework for Earthquake Disaster Management System (EDMS) for Quetta City using GIS
    (Muhammad Kashif Nazir, Imran Sarwar Bajwa, Muhammad Imran Khan)
  • GIS and Cluster Analysis of NO3-N Leaching Losses to Subsurface Drainage Water
    (Allah Bakhsh, Ramesh Kanwar)
  • Planning a Least Cost Gas Pipeline Route A GIS & SDSS Integration Approach
    (Maheen Iqbal, Farha Sattar, Muhammad Nawaz)
  • Approaching the Earthquake Disaster Site in GIS Perspective – A Vision that Could Have Saved Lives
    (Kashif Siddiqi, Mr. Mubushar Hussain, Mr. Tahir Mahmood)
  • Drought Mitigation and Preparedness Planning using RS and GIS
    (Khurrum Ahmed Khan, Mansoor A. Hashmi)

 

Technical Session IV     Remote Sensing / Image Processing and Applications

  • Application of Remote Sensing Techniques for Water Resources Planning and Management
    (Shakoor A, A. Shehzad, M.N. Asghar)
  • Facial Expression Recognition System using Case Based Reasoning
    (Assia Khanum, Muhammad Zubair Shafiq)
  • A Regional Planning Application of Satellite Image Processing in Pakistan
    (Mudassar Hassan Arsalan, Mohammed Raza Mehdi, Mubushar Hussain)
  • Role of Satellites for Renewable Energy Generation Technologies in Urban Regional and Urban Settings
    (Adeel Ghayur)
  • Geometric Correction of High Resolution Satellite Imagery and its Residual Analysis
    (Fahim Arif, Muhammad Akbar, An-Ming Wu)
  • Blind Source Separation and Genetic Algorithm for Image Restoration
    (Hujun Yin, Israr Hussain)
  • A Remote Imaging System Based on Reflected GPS Signals
    (M Usman, D W Armitage)
  • Digital Image Processing of High Resolution Aerial Photograph of Shallow Marine Sanctuary, Victoria, Australia
    (Fawad Saeed)
  • A Study for Prediction of Minerals in Rock Images using Back Propagation Neural Networks
    (Imran Sarwar Bajwa, M. Abbas Choudhary)
  • Satellite Remote Sensing (SRS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) for Earthquake Damage Assessment and Disaster Management
    (Shahid Rao, Mohtashim Ali, M. Muntazir Naqvi, Adnan M Qureshi)
  • Solid Waste Management Planning using GIS and Remote Sensing Technologies Case Study Aurangabad City, India
    (Shaikh Moiz Ahmed, Hassan Muhammad, Åke Sivertun)
  • The Role of GIS in Disaster Studies Such as Tectonic Activities in Chotatawa River Basin, Madhya Pradesh, India
    (Jayanta Kumar Jena, Nitin Gupta, Swati Jain, Pramod K. Verma)
  • Facing Disasters with Geo-Information and Earth Observation-The UNU-ITC Programme for Disaster Geo-Information Management
    (Sjaak Beerens)