IBCAST Starting from the year 2002, the IBCAST is being held consecutively for over a decade in the vicinity of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Until the year 2005, four technological areas namely; Advanced Materials, Control Engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Wireless Communication & Radar were covered. Later, four more research areas - Biosciences, Cyber Security and Assurance Technologies, Medical Sciences and Underwater Technologies were included.
In 2015, another research area Aerostructures was also included in the conference. So far more than 12000 scientists and engineers have participated from Pakistani and foreign universities as well as scientific organizations with around 2750 research papers having been presented. The proceedings of the conference are published and catalogued in renowned international journals on yearly basis. Until now 16 conferences have been successfully organized by the CESAT, Islamabad, which is a setup of Centers of Excellence in Science and Applied Technologies of the country with the research activities being in-line with the conference theme.