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Abstract Submission
Last Date For Registration Fee
2nd March 2018
Last Date For Full Paper Submission
22nd March 2018
Selected Papers will be published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Indexed in Thomson Reuters/ Web Of Science

Faculty of Engineering & Architecture at Balochistan University of IT, Engg. & Management Sciences, (BUITEMS)  would like to invite you to contribute to and participate in ICAET-2018 that will be held in Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan province of Pakistan.

It is a forum for presenting excellent results and new challenges facing the field of Engineering. It brings together experts from industry, governments and academia, experienced in engineering, design and research.


Professor, Dr. Jiri Militky

Professor, Dr. Jiri Militky

Technical University of Liberec Czech Republic

Professor, Dr. Farid Nasir bin Ani

Professor, Dr. Farid Nasir bin Ani

Research Professor UTM Malaysia

Dr. Arfan Ghani

Dr. Arfan Ghani

Coventry University, United Kingdom.

Dr. Saravanan Karuppanan

Dr. Saravanan Karuppanan

Associate Professor, Deptt. of Mechanical Engg. University Technology Petronas, Malaysia

 Dr.Pakamas Chetpattananondh

Dr.Pakamas Chetpattananondh

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand


Author guidelines for conference proceedings


Selected Papers will be published in

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)
Abstracted In:

  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science (CPCI-S)
    (Thomson Reuters, Web of Science)
  • Scopus
  • Compendex
  • Inspec
  • INIS (International
  • Nuclear Information System)
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • NASA Astrophysics Data System
  • Polymer Library
Preparing your proceeding paper

OP Conference Series uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Authors must prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, according to the journal guidelines and templates, and then convert these files to PDF.

It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its final form ready for publication, and has been thoroughly proofread. IOP do not copy edit or reformat papers and will not send out author proofs prior to publication. Post-publication changes are not permitted, so please ensure that your paper has been checked for errors.

By submitting a paper an author and all co-authors are assumed to agree with the terms of the IOP Proceedings Licence.

Do not submit your papers directly to IOP Publishing; please contact your conference organizer for submission instructions.

As a summary, please ensure the following:

  • Paper size is European A4.
  • Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom).
  • The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country).
  • There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
  • The PDF is free of formatting errors (e.g. corrupt equations, missing or low-resolution figures), since conversion from Word to PDF can introduce formatting errors.
  • Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
  • The PDF file is editable and not password protected.
  • All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
  • Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete.
  • Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
  • A thorough proofread is conducted to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.
Template & Guideline for proceedings papers

Please follow these essential guidelines when preparing your paper:


Authors must prepare their papers using our Microsoft Word or LaTeX2e templates, and then convert these to PDF format for submission:


If you would like to submit multimedia to accompany your paper, you might find these guidelines useful:

How to cite an IOP Conference Series Paper

The following information is intended to provide an overview of how to cite articles published in the IOP Conference Series titles. Please note that the full publication record for all IOP journals and proceedings can be found in IOPscience.

  • All proceedings in IOP Conference Series are published as a single volume of the relevant title. Typically, each volume has just a single issue but very large volumes may be split into two or more issues for ease of reading and navigation.
  • Papers published in IOP Conference Series titles use an article numbering system that means that papers should be cited by using the six-digit article number in place of a page number (see examples below).
  • Every article has its own unique identifier called a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
  • Articles can be linked via the Crossref system.
  • The pages in the PDF file of each article are numbered from 1. These page numbers should not normally be included in a reference. However, if it is desirable to indicate the length of an article, this can be done by including the number of pages, in parentheses, after the article number.
Conference Series: Copyright & Permissions

The content in IOP Publishing’s Conference Series journals are all published on a gold open access basis.

All of our conference series articles are currently published under a CC BY licence. For further information on what the CC BY licence allows, please refer to this page.

Older conference series articles (published from around prior to November 2012), were not published under a CC BY licence.

You should check the licence on the article itself prior to use. If the article was not published under a CC BY licence or the article does not state what licence the article was published under, please contact permissions@iop.org to request permission if you wish to reuse any content from the article.

IOP Proceedings License

For papers published in our gold open access proceedings titles IOP no longer requires authors to sign and submit copyright forms. Our other journals are unaffected by this change. Authors who wish to publish a paper in the following title:

  • IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

are asked to submit a paper only if all authors of the paper agree in full to the terms of the licence. All papers submitted to us for publication in the above titles will be published according to the following terms and conditions.


  • Civil Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Geological Engineering & Science
  • Petroleum & Gas Engineering
  • Textile Engineering & Technology
  • Environmental Engineering & Management
  • Mechanical & Material Engineering
  • Architecture & Town Planning
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary



Registration Guide

Please click on the link or paste the url  https://indico.cern.ch/e/icaet2018

  1. Click on "Login" on the top right.
  2. Look for "Sign in with a public service account", then click on "Facebook, Google, Live, etc."
  3. Follow the steps to register.
  4. When the login complete, you should see your name on the top right corner. Click on your name, and then "My profile".
  5. Clik on account details, and check all of your details carefully.
  6. When you are done, please go to the next step, Registration.
  1. Registration to the conference
  1. Click on the "Registration" menu.
  2. Fill the registration form, and click submit. You can also modify them later.
  3. When it's done, and the form is submitted, you will
    • See you name in "Participant List" on the left menu.
    • Get the confirmation email. Please check your Junk box, if you don't see it in your inbox. If you don't get it after 24 hour, please contact "support@icaet2018.com".
  4. When your registration completed, your information will be completely independent from the profile. If you want to change your information again, please use "Modify my Registration" under registration section. Modification on the profile will not change the conference database. The conference details will be used on all materials of conference, including Abstract book, registration, and receipt.
  1. Abstract submission
  1. Click on the "Submit Abstract" menu.
  2. Please fill title, content, and summary (optional). The special characters in content and summary should be typed as LaTeX formulae . [example]
  3. Choose type of contribution.
  4. Choose primary authors, and co-authors. In case you are primary author, you can search your name in "Add primary user". For co-authors, if they already registered to this conference, you can also search for them.
  5. After finishing, you will get the confirmation email.
  6. Note that, after submission (both abstract and paper), you can modify them at any time before they are assigned to committee.
  7. To Edit the Abstract:
    1. Press "View my Abstract".
    2. Press on your abstract's title.
    3. Click on "Pencil" icon.
    4. Modify your abstract and save it.
    5. Please don't resubmit your revision from "Submit Abstract".
Student Registration


Bachelor/ Under graduate Students of BUITEMS can register themselves by preparing a Bank Draft of Rs 1000 in the name of "Registrar / Director Finance BUITEMS" & then submit the original hard copy to "Chairman Finance Committee" and get a receipt of submission.

Dr. Syed Zameer Ul Hassan
Chairman Finance Committee
Room No 139, SSA Block,
Faculty of Engineering, BUITEMS


Registration Fee


Local/National Presenters
can register themselves after abstract acceptance by preparing a Bank Draft of Rs 3000 in the name of "Registrar / Director Finance BUITEMS" & then send the original hard copy to "Chairman Finance Committee" through courier.

Dr. Syed Zameer Ul Hassan
Chairman Finance Committee
ICAET 2018,
Takatu Campus,
Room No 139, SSA Block,
Faculty of Engineering,
Baleli, Air Port Road, Quetta.

081-2880430 ext: 858

International Presenters/Students USD 60


Submission & Dates

Submit Abstract Before: January 31, 2018
Submit Full Paper Before: February 28, 2018


Prospective authors are invited to submit original technical papers by the deadline February 28, 2018, for publication in the International Journals and for oral presentation during the conference.

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages including figures.When preparing your final manuscript, please pay also attention to the following:

  • If your paper has been prepared using Microsoft Word, please ensure that you have used the most current version which will help reduce word-to-pdf conversion issues such as embedded fonts, bookmarks, etc.
  • No page numbers and no headers/footers
  • Use non-zero PDF top and bottom margins to help indicate if there are any page numbers.


The conference program will be given online in March with every details about ICAET 2018. For your earlier arrangement, please refer to the following time table, and it is a preliminary schedule and subject to change. Thank you for your understanding! See you in Quetta.

Visa & Letter

Guideline For Visa

Please click on the link below for official and important information.

Invitation letter

Important information regarding invitation letters (please read)

  • The invitation letter will be issued after the successful registration.
  • Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport. Any differences between the name on your passport and the name on your invitation letter or other documentation could lead to a delay and/or denial of your visa.
  • Please note ICAET Conference and the organizing committee of the conference are not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Notification of Invitation Letter issued by ICAET Conference and conference Committee Board. Should your application be denied, ICAET Conference and the organizing committee of the conference cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will ICAET Conference and the organizing committee of the conference engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant. The registration fee cannot be refunded when the VISA application of individual being denied.
  • It takes time for the Embassy to process the VISA application, please register as early as you can to make sure you have enough time.


Dr. M. Najam Khan Malghani

Dr. M. Najam Khan Malghani

Dean Faculty of Engineering & Architecture BUITEMS

Dr. Faisal Mushtaq

Dr. Faisal Mushtaq

Chairperson, Deptt. of Chemical Engineering BUITEMS

Dr. Saeedullah Jan

Dr. Saeedullah Jan

Chairperson, Deptt. of Civil Engineering BUITEMS


  • Prof. Dr. Syed Mobasher Aftab
  • Dr. Faisal Mushtaq
  • Dr. Faiza Akhtar
  • Prof. Dr. Maqsood Ahmad
  • Dr. Rehan Ul Haq Siddiqui
  • Prof. Dr. Syed Mohammad Ali Shah
  • Prof. Dr. Mohammad Tariq
  • Dr. Muhammad Qasim Siddiqui
  • Dr. Saeed ullah Jan


Quetta is the provincial capital of Balochistan, Pakistan and the ninth largest city of the country. The city is known as the fruit garden of Pakistan, due to the numerous fruit orchards in and around it, and the large variety of fruits and dry fruits produced there. The immediate area has long been one of pastures and mountains, with varied plants and animals relative to the dry plains to the west. Quetta is at an average elevation of 1,680 meters (5,510 feet) above sea level, making it Pakistan's only high-altitude major city. The population of the city is estimated to be approximately 1,140,000


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Conference 2nd -3rd April 2018
Abstract Submission 31 Jan 2018
Full Paper Submission 28 Feb 2018


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