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, five more research areas – Aerostructures, Cyber Security & Assurance Technologies, Biosciences, Medical Sciences and Underwater Technologies were included. Recently, a new technological area namely; Artificial Intelligence and Software Technologies is introduced from 18th IBCAST 2021 onwards. So far more than 13000 scientists and engineers have participated from Pakistani and foreign universities as well as scientific organizations with around 2897 research papers having been presented. The proceedings of the conference are published and catalogued in renowned international journals on yearly basis including IEEE Xplore. Uptil now 17 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.