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1st APWCE 2015, the International Conference on Engineering aims to bring researchers, academics, scientists, and industry people in a common platform yearly basis for presenting and discussing new innovative technologies in the area of various Engineering. In particular, Biomedical, Civil, Electrical and Renewable Energy, Mechanical and Mechatronics, and Transport Engineering. The Conference will be a forum for participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in technologies which have been made available by the engineers and will feature plenary and panel sessions as well as technical paper presentations and poster sessions. Tutorials by international experts on engineering applications will also be available. APWCE 2015 is also aimed to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new technologies to Asia-Pacific region.





Conference General Chair

Professor Akhtar Kalam, Victoria University, Australia

Conference General Co-Chairs

Professor Dongsoo Har, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Professor A B M Shawkat Ali, The University of Fiji, Fiji
Dr. Mohammed Arif Khan, Fiji National University, Fiji

Call For Papers

This conference welcomes papers addressed on, but not limited to, the following areas:

Track 1: Agricultural Engineering

*Agricultural production systems
*Crop cultivation systems
*Processes and machines of agro-engineering systems
*Livestock production systems
*Energy & Agriculture, Biofuel
*Agricultural Biotechnology
*Agricultural machinery
*Precision farming, Remote Sensing and Agri GIS
*Nanotechnology in agriculture
*Others

Track 2 : Biomedical Engineering

*Biosignal sensors and signal processing
*Body Track Network (BAN) for medicine and healthcare
*eHealth systems and pervasive healthcare
*Preventive care & long-term patient management
*Privacy and security issues for biomedicine
*Smart textiles for wearable BAN
*Telemedicine and Telemonitoring
*Wearable and implantable devices/systems
*Others

Track 3:Chemical and Materials Engineering

*Various species of materials and materialistic properties
*Electronic and photonic materials
*Catalytic materials for energy
*Mining and metallurgy
*Computational materials science
*Optimization of materials and structures
*Polymer material technology
*Applied material chemistry
*Surface engineering
*Current innovation in chemical and material engineering
*Others

Track 4: Civil Engineering

*Civil Engineering Design
*Civil Engineering Materials
*Computing in Civil Engineering
*Sustainability in Civil Engineering
*Civil and Structural Engineering
*Architecture, Design & Planning
*Hydraulics and Hydro-Power Engineering
*Sustainability in Bridge Engineering
*Transportation Engineering
*Land and Construction Surveying
*Coastal Engineering and Management
*Civil and Environmental Engineering
*Types of Tunnels & Construction Methods
*Others

Track 5: Computer Engineering

*Computer Hardware: Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems & HW/SW Co-Design, Power-aware Systems, Reliability and Fault Tolerance, Quantum Computing, Network on Chip Architectures, Computer Aided Design, real time Systems
*Computer Software: Multimedia and Web Applications, Parallel Computing & Algorithms, Software Engineering, Computer Applications, Quantum Algorithms, Social Networks and Applications, Code Generation and Optimization, Soft Computing and AI techniques
*Computer Networks & Security: Parallel and Distributed Computing Networks, Optical Wireless Communications & Networks, Cloud Computing & Big Data Analytics, Computer Networks and Security, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
*Systems & DSP: Intelligent Control Systems, Smart sensors and actuators, Control Systems and Robotics, Video, Speech and Audio Processing, Modelling and Simulation, Smart homes, Biomedicine in Computing, Nano and Quantum Systems
*Advances in Electronics for Computing
*Internet of Things (IOT)
*Ad-hoc and sensor networks
*Special industrial networks
*Green Computing
*Others

Track 6: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

*Power Systems &Power Electronics
*Electrical Machines
*Applications of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
*Telecommunications&Wireless Communications
*Signal Processing
*Electronics and Electrical-Global Market
*Embedded Electronics Systems
*Control Systems
*Smart Grids
*Others

Track 7: Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

*Acoustics and Noise Control,Dynamics and Vibration,Instrumentation and Control
*Aerodynamics
*Structural Dynamics
*Applied Mechanics,Biomechanics,Computational Mechanics,Solid Mechanics
*Automobiles, Automotive Engineering,Internal Combustion Engines
*Energy Engineering and Management, Fatigue and Fracture,
*Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Machinery
*Heat and Mass Transfer, HVAC
*Finite Element Analysis and structure optimization
*Machinery and Machine Design, Mechanical Design
*Mechanical Power Engineering
*Tribology, Turbulence
*Manufacturing Process Simulation,CIMS and Manufacturing System,Vibration Measuring and Reliability Analysis
*Mechatronics
*Intelligent Mechatronics
*Industrial Robotics and Automation
*Intelligent control: neuro-control, fuzzy control
*Industrial, Automation and Process Control, Distributed Control System, Embedded System,
*Sensors, multi-sensor data fusion algorithms
*Advanced measurement and Machine Vision system
*Opto-electronic elements and Materials
*Laser technology and laser processing
*Applications of micro and nano systems
*Intelligent Mechatronics and Robotics
*Others

Track 8: Renewable and Sustainable Energy

*Energy and Sustainability
*Carbon Capture & Storage, Sequestration Technologies
*Green Buildings, Energy Efficiency
*Solar Energy Engineering, Photovoltaics
*Green Computing
*Hydrogen and Fuel cells
*Electric Vehicles
*New Energy Applications
*Wind Energy Systems
*Climate Change, Global Warming
*Waste Management, Biodiversity
*Potential Benefits of Energy Efficiency, Emerging Gaps and Challenges
*Emissions Reduction Policy
*Distribution Generation and Rural Electrification Policy
*Others

Track 9: Transport Engineering

*Roads and Railway Engineering
*Transportation Planning
*Civil Construction and Operation
*Modern Logistics Systems and Supply Chain
*Automotive Engineering and Other Vehicle Tools
*Intelligent Transportation Theory and Application
*Transportation Control and Information Technology
*Traffic and Pavement Engineering
*Others

Revised Web Designer

Jashnil Kumar, The University of Fiji, Fiji

Paper Submission

Authors can submit their original work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted under the following IEEE guideline through the online submission. After the paper submission, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.



Publication

1st APWCE 2015 will follow two publication models. All the conference paper submission will go through first for the peer review process. Then the accepted papers will place in the Digital IEEE conference proceedings. Few top ranked paper based on the reviewers ranking will be selecting for the following below journal special issues.

Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji
Journal of Software
Australian Journal of Computer Science and Engineering

The Conference content will be submitted Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. IEEE reserves the right not to publish any proceedings that do not meet these standards.


Important Dates

Paper Submission End: Sep 30, 2015 {Final Extended Date}
Author Notification: Oct 20, 2015
Camera ready / registration deadline: Oct 30, 2015
Conference Date: 5-6th December, 2015.

1st APWCE 2015 Program Committee

Ashfaqur Rahman, CSIRO, Australia
A H M Razibul, Visionstream Pvt Lt., Australia
Abdul Mazid, Central Queensland University, Australia
Ahmad Almogren, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Alok Sharma, University of South Pacific, Fiji
Al-SakibKhan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Aman Jantan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Andrew Kusiak. The University of Iwoa, United States
Andrew Hellicar, CSIRO, Australia
Andrew Chiou, Central Queensland University, Australia
Ayub Ali, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh
Azizul Rahman, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Azizur Rahman, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Azlin Nordin, International Islamic University, Malaysia
Basem Almadani, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Bimal Aklesh Kumar, Fiji National University, Fiji
Charlotte Sennersten, CSIRO, Australia
Clifton Phus, SAS, Singapore
Depeng Li, University of Hawaii, USA
Daniel Smith, CSIRO, Australia
Ekramul Hamid, Shizuoka University, Japan
Fariza Nasaruddin, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Ferdous Sohel, The University of Western Australia, Australia
FikretS Gurgen, Bogazici University, Turkey
Fionn Murtagh, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Gancho Vachkov, The University of The South Pacific, Fiji
Greg Smith, CSIRO, Australia
GM Shafiullah, Murdoch University, Australia
Hua Wang, Victoria University, Australia
Jesmin Nahar, The University of Fiji, Fiji
Jin Wang, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China
Jose Borges, University of Porto, Portugal
K R Kashwan, Sona College of Technology, India
Kasturi Dewi Varathan, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Khondaker Abdullah AlMamun, University of Toronto,Canada
Laiha Mat Kiah, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Liam O’Brien, Geoscience Australia, Australia
Mahbubur Rahim, Monash University, Australia
M H Assaf, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
M N H Mollah, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh
Manmeet Kaur, UniversitiSains Malaysia, Malaysia
Manoranjan Paul, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Maurizio Cirrincione, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Mazliza Othman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Meena Jha, Central Queensland University, Australia
Md Asaduzzaman, Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
Md Aktaruzzaman, Università Degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Md RafiqulIslam, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Md Samsuzzoha, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Mohamed Guerroumi, USTHB University, Algeria
Mohammad Azam, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Morshed Chowdhury, Deakin University, Australia
Mustafizur Rahman, Defence Science and Technology Organisation,Australia
Nigel Yee, UNITEC, New Zealand
Nirmal Kanti Mitra, Fiji National University, Fiji
Norsaremah Salleh, International Islamic University, Malaysia
Nor Badrul Anuar, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Omar Farooq, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Praneel Chand, TheUniversity of the South Pacific, Fiji
Ragib Hasan, University of Alabama, United Kingdom
Rafiul Hasan, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
Rafiqul Islam, Khulna University, Bangladesh
Rafiqul Zaman Khan, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Rakib Ahmed, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia
Ravin N Deo, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Richi Nayak, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Roberto Sassi , UniversitàDegli Studi di Milano, Italy
Rohitash Chandra, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Ulrich Engelke, CSIRO, Australia
Saddat M Alhashmi, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
Salahuddin Al-azad, Central Queensland University, Australia
Saleh Wasimi, Central Queensland University, Australia
Sanjay Jha, Central Queensland University, Australia
Seiya Imoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Shadi Basurra, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Shareeful Islam, University of East London, United Kingdom
Shivakumara Palaiahnakote, University of Malaya,Malaysia
Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, RCCIIT, India
Siew Hock OW, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Sohail Asghar, COMSATS Institute of IT, Pakistan
Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Tamas Szecsi, Dublin City University, Ireland
Tamjidul Hoque, University of New Orleans, United States
Tarek M. Sobh, University of Bridgeport, United States
Tofazzal Hossain, Dixon Advisory, Australia
Tugrul Yanik, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Temple University, United States
Zeyar Aung, Masdar Institue of Technology, UAE
Yu Wang, Deakin University, Australia
Yi Zuo, Nagoya University, Japan

Conference Venue



Plantation Island Resort

Event Chairs

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Professor Akhtar Kalam

General Chair

Victoria University, Australia
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Professor Dongsoo Har

General Co-Chair

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
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Dr. Mohammed Arif Khan

General Co-Chair

Fiji National University, Fiji
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Professor A B M Shawkat Ali

General Co-Chair

The University of Fiji, Fiji



Guidelines & Templates

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgements section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity. All papers must be submitted through the online submission process which is accessible in the conference main page under 'Actions' and should follow the instructions and templates provided in the documents below, which are also the templates for the camera-ready submission. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


Conference Paper Formats, including Special Sessions

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue.



Regular Papers

Submission: Regular Papers should be 8 pages long, including references, tables, graphs, images and appendices. Submissions with less than 6 pages or more than 10 pages will be automatically rejected.

Acceptance: After a double-blind peer review, qualifying Regular Papers may be accepted as either Full Papers or Short Papers.

Presentation: Regular Papers classified as Full Papers are awarded a 30’ minutes slot for an oral presentation at the conference. Regular Papers classified as Short Papers are given either a 20’ minutes slot for an oral presentation or assigned to present at a Poster Session. Authors who have been assigned an oral presentation, either Full or Short, may however also choose to present at a Poster Session instead, should they prefer it.

Indexation: The proceedings will be submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus for indexation.


Abstract Submission

Submission: Abstract should be 2 pages long, including references, tables, graphs, images and appendices. Submissions with less than 2 pages or more than 6 pages will be automatically rejected.

Acceptance: After a double-blind peer review, qualifying Abstract will be accepted as regular Papers.

Presentation: Abstarct papers are given either a 20’ minutes slot for an oral presentation or assigned to present at a Poster Session. Authors who have been assigned an oral presentation may however also choose to present at a Poster Session instead, should they prefer it.

Publication: The Conference papers will be submitted for publication into IEEE Digital Library as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. IEEE reserves the right not to publish any proceedings that do not meet these standards.

Indexation: The proceedings will be submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus for indexation.


Templates and Formatting

Using these templates is strongly advised to all authors submitting a paper for reviewing and mandatory for those uploading the camera-ready version of their papers. Failure to produce correctly formatted camera-ready submissions may result in the paper’s exclusion from the Proceedings. We strongly encourage to authors to use IEEE templates only.


Copyright Transfer Agreements to IEEE

One form per paper, not per author.
IMPORTANT: The IEEE Copyright Form must be completed and return to Mr. Neeraj A Sharma via e-mail: NeerajS@unifiji.ac.fj .


Online Paper Submission

Quick guide for Authors

Step 1: Please click on: www.ilab-australia.org/online-submission
Step 2: Choose Conference eg: APWCE 2015 >> Click View Conference
Step 3: Click on Login tab
Step 4: Register as an Author (please click on ' Author : Able to submit items to the conference.' ) and proceed to submit your paper


Note: If there have any issue about paper submission, please e-mail: NeerajS@unifiji.ac.fj


Contact

Neeraj Anand Sharma (Mr.)

Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
School of Science and Technology
The University of Fiji
Fiji

Phone: (+679) 9379056
Email: NeerajS@unifiji.ac.fj