The Keynote Sessions of Global Conference on Engineering & Technology 2017 will take place in the main auditorium and will involve all conference participants. The opening keynote sessions will take place on the first day of the conference and the closing plenary, include concluding remarks of speakers will take place on the second day of the conference.
The Global Conference on Engineering & Technology will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field, as well as numerous parallel presentations, by researchers and practitioners. This year's keynote speakers include:
University of Arizona,
Professor Dr. Bernard P. Zeigler is Chief Scientist for RTSync Corp., and Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, Tucson. He is internationally known for his 1976 foundational text Theory of Modelling and Simulation, revised for a second edition (Academic Press, 2000). He has published numerous books and research articles on the Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS) formalism. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the Society for Modelling and Simulation, International (SCS). He was inducted into the SCS Modelling and Simulation Hall of Fame in 2009.
Zeigler is a co-Director of the Arizona Centre for Integrative Modelling and Simulation (ACIMS). RTSync is a spinoff of ACIMS devoted to transferring DEVS-based technology to general use. His latest book, "Guide to Modelling and Simulation for Systems of Systems" offers a step-by-step introduction to RTSync's new DEVS-based integrated development environment, MS4 Me. He is also on the staff of the C4I Centre of George Mason University.
Zeigler, having published several books on modelling and simulation, is best known for his theoretical work concerning modelling and simulation performed according to general systems theory. Moreover, Zeigler has played a critical role within the modelling and simulation field through his editorial responsibilities and professional activities that focus on the importance of modelling and simulation in its interaction with other disciplines (e.g., artificial intelligence, biological systems, and defence systems architecture). Zeigler has received much recognition for his various scholarly publications, achievements, and professional service. His 1984 book, Multifaceted Modelling and Discrete Event Simulation, was published by Academic Press and received the outstanding Publication Award in 1988 from The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS) College on Simulation. Zeigler is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as The Society for Modelling and Simulation International (SCS) which he served as President (2002-2004). He is a member of the SCS Hall of Fame. In 2013 he received the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) Simulation Society Distinguished Service Award.
National University of Singapore,
Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, is a scholar and speaker on tertiary education and innovation trends at the meetings facilitated by the United Nations Academic Impact, World Bank, OECD, EU, Governments, and universities around the world. Since 2000 he has been serving the global community in various capacities which includes Founding Chair of Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC); Vice-President of International Federation of Engineering Educator Societies (IFEES); and Board Member of Asia Society for Innovation & Policy (ASIP). He authored the book The Changing Face of Innovation. He conducts workshops on 'global attributes of graduates', 'nanotechnology', and 'strategies for research, innovation and entrepreneurship'.
He is among the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds (Thomson Reuters). He is a Highly Cited Researcher (www.highlycited.com). He is among the top four researchers of Singapore (EU Report), and the most cited engineer in the history of Singapore. He authored 6 books, and ~ 700 international journal papers which attracted ~ 50,000 citations and ~ 100 H-index. He received PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK and the general management training from the Harvard University, USA. He is an editorial board member of ten international journals. He received numerous awards and recognitions which include IFEES Presidents' Global Visionary Award; Changjiang Scholar and Leading Talent, China; Nehru Fellowship, India; Lee Kuan Yew, LKY Fellowship, and NUS Outstanding Researcher, Singapore. He is an elected international fellow of major professional societies and academies of Singapore, India, UK and USA. His university leadership includes National University of Singapore (NUS) Vice-President (Research Strategy), Director of NUS Enterprise, and Dean of Faculty of Engineering.
Covenant University, OTA,
Sanjay Misra is Full Professor of computer engineering at Covenant University, OTA, Nigeria. He has 21 years of wide experience in academic administration and researches in various universities in Asia, Europe and Africa. He is a software engineer and previously held academic positions at FUT Minna - Nigeria(as Head Department of Computer Engineering(Feb 2010-September 2011) and Head of Cyber security Department(Oct 2011-Sep 2012), Atilim University - Turkey, Subharati University and UP Technical University - India. He is also visiting professor at the University of Alcala – Spain(since 2011-), UCV- Valparaiso – Chile(since 2013-), UNICEN, Tandil – Argentina(since 2011-), and Atilim University – Turkey(since 2011-). His current researches cover the areas of software quality, software process improvement, software project management, object oriented technologies, XML, SOA, Web services, cognitive informatics, artificial intelligence, neural network, health Informatics, e-learning, cloud computing and cyber security. Prof Sanjay is coordinating/working/collaborating with several research groups (as visiting/adjunct/ professor/collaborative researcher) in various universities and industry around the world (Spain, Argentina, Turkey, Singapore, Chili, Brazil, Mexico, Norway, France, South Africa, Malaysia, Nigeria, Myanmar, Vietnam, India). He has author/coauthor in more than 170 papers- (with colleagues from nearly 20 countries) and majority the publications are in ISI Web of Sciences and got several awards for outstanding publications. Recently, Institute of Engineering and Technology(IET), United Kingdom awarded him '2014 IET Software Premium Award' for Best Paper published in last two years. He has delivered 22 plenary and keynote speeches (IEEE, Springer, Elsevier sponsored conferences) and 33 invited talks (workshops/seminars/lecture) in various universities and institutions in more than 30 Countries. He is editor in chief of the book series on Advances in IT Personals and Project management (IGI Global), author of 1 book and editor (one of) in 20 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer), 5 IEEE conference proceedings. He is General Chair of 6th IEEE ICAST: 2014 and founder chair of 3 annual international workshops: Software Engineering Process and Applications (SEPA), Springer (2009-2015), Tools and Techniques in Software Development Process, IEEE (2009-2015), Software Quality, IEEE (2009), LNCS (2011-2015) and Software Metrics and Measurement, IEEE (2009). Presently, he is Editor in chief editor of International Journal of Physical Sciences, founder EIC of Covenant Journal of ICT and International Journal of Computer Science and Software Technology, and also serving as editor, associates editor and editorial board members of many journals (more than 20) of international repute. His profile link http://covenantuniversity.edu.ng/Profiles/Misra-Sanjay#.VhUSVPmqqkp
Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
Dr. Muhd Fadhil Nuruddin is a professor of Concrete at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. He has had more than 30 years of working experience. He began his career as a Site Engineer at a construction company before joining the academic world in 1985. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PEng) and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (MIEM). He is also a Fellow and a Council Member of the Concrete Society of Malaysia (FCSM). He also holds a position as the Vice President of the Malaysian Geopolymer Society. Amongst his research interests are geopolymer concrete, cement replacement materials, structural integrity and durability of concrete. To date, he has published / presented more than 200 papers at national and international levels conferences and journals. He had also won numerous awards in research exhibition and competition. Professor Ir. Dr. Muhd Fadhil Nuruddin is currently the editor for Malaysian Construction Research Journal (MCRJ) and is also involved as an assessor in accreditation of Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering at the institutions of higher learning.