The first edition of INTAP conference was held on October 23-25, 2018 organized by the Artificial Intelligence Research Group with the collaboration of the Sir Sadiq Association of Computing and hosted by the Islamia University of Bahawalpur. The INTAP 2018 conference was finacnially sponsored by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan and was technical sponsored by Springer, Singapore and the proceedings of the INTAP 2018 conference was published in Springer Digital libraries.
The conference was organized in thirteen simultaneous tracks: AI and Health (5), Sentiment Analysis (5), Intelligent Applications (7), Social Media Analytics (6), Business Intelligence (6), Natural Language Processing (5), Information Extraction (4), Machine Learning (6), Smart Systems (5), Semantic Web (6), Decision Support Systems (6), Image Analysis (7), and Automated Software Engineering (6).
INTAP 2018 received 251 submissions, from 28 countries and districts in all continents. After a blind review process, only 68 were accepted as full papers and only 6 were selected as short papers based on the classifications provided by the Program Committee, resulting an acceptance rate of 29%. The selected papers reflect state-of-the-art research work in the different domains and applications of artificial intelligence and highlight the benefits of intelligent and smart systems in various field of life.
INTAP 2018 included six plenary keynote lectures given by Letizia Jaccheri (Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway), Julia Sidorova (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden), M. Abbas Choudhary (DIHE, Karachi), Irfan Hyder (IoBM, Karachi), Dr. Riaz ul Amin (BUITEMS, Quetta), and Dr. Khurram khurshid (IST, Islamabad).