APWCE 2016

2nd Asia-Pacific World Congress on Engineering 2016

4-6th December, 2016. Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Denarau Island, Fiji

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* Three journals special issue information is available in below.

*2nd APWCE 2016 Registration Form

*IEEE Author Kit for 2nd APWCE 2016 Camera Ready Version Uploading

* The paper review outcome (Acceptance/Reject) has been e-mailed to the corresponding author.

* The paper/abstract submission date has been extended until 30th September 2016.

* Online paper submission is open now. Please visit Guideline & Templates section.

 

Keynotes

Heteroatom-doped Carbon Materials for Energy-relevant Electrocatalytic Processes

Professor Shizhang Qiao
School of Chemical Engineering
The University of Adelaide, Australia

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Abstract

We have successfully designed and developed a series of high performance carbon-based electrocatalysts for various key energy conversion reactions in water splitting and fuel cells. We also provided clear evidence that, similar to precious metals, the well-designed metal-free counterparts have also a great potential for highly efficient electrocatalysis, thus opening a new avenue towards replacing noble metals by broader alternatives in a wide variety of applications.

Biography

Prof. Shi-Zhang Qiao is currently a professor (Chair of Nanotechnology) at School of Chemical Engineering of the University of Adelaide. His research expertise is in nanomaterials and nanoporous materials for new energy technologies including electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, fuel cell, supercapacitor and batteries. He has co-authored more than 260 papers in refereed journals (19,000 citations with h-index 75), including Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Energy,Nature Communications, J. Am. Chem. Soc, Angew. Chem., Adv. Mater.He has filed several patents and has attracted more than 8.5 million dollars in research grants from industrial partners and Australian Research Council (ARC). In recognition of his achievements in research, he was honoured with ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA, 2013), Emerging Researcher Award (2013, ENFL Division of the American Chemical Society) and UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award (2008). He has also been awarded an ARC ARF Fellowship, an ARC APD Fellowship and an inaugural UQ Mid-Career Research Fellowship. Dr Qiao is currently an Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland and is appointed to ARC College of Experts. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of Materials Chemistry A (RSC), Editorial Board member of ChemBioEng Review (Wiley), Energy Storage Materials (Elsevier) and Advisory Board member of ChemNanoMat(Wiley), Journal of Materials Science & Technology (Elsevier) and Advanced Materials Technologies (Wiley). He is a Fellow of Royal Australian Chemical Institute Chartered Chemist (FRACI CChem) and a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).

Recent Study on Bionic Robot Hand for Prosthesis

Prof. Kyung-Soo Kim

The Graduate School of Green Transportation
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), KOREA

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Abstract

There have been many approaches to develop the robot hands in various purposes. For example, a humanoid robot needs robot hands for realizing the human hand functions. Also, a gripper for industrial robots may be viewed as a robot hand. These kinds of robot hands (mainly for object handling) are allowed to be relatively heavy to some extent and operate with simple functions such as gripping. However, in terms of prosthesis, the robotic hand design becomes very tough: it should be light, have large grasping force (e.g., a human robot finger, which is lighter than 15g, can generate up to the force of 50N!) and be dexterous. And, moreover, the prosthetic robot hand should have the mobility and relatively long term use. Considering all these challenges, the conventional design approaches may not be effective for the prosthetic robot hand design. Through the talk, we present the recent results on the dual mode twisted string actuation principle which allows the large contraction force and the fast contraction speed. Thanks to this new actuation mechanism, the designed bionic robot hand can be operated dexterously in a compact size. Also, the effort on going for interfacing the robot hands to human will be addressed.

Biography

Prof. Kim received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees all in mechanical engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 1993, 1995, and 1999,respectively.He was a Chief Researcher with LG Electronics, Inc. (Korea), from 1999 to 2003 and as a DVD Group Manager with STMicroelectronics Company, Ltd. (France), from2003 to 2005. In 2005, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Polytechnic University, Korea, as an assistant professor. Since 2007, he has been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, Korea, as a professor. Recently, he serves as a head of the Graduate School of Green Transportation. In the field of control engineering, he has published 70 over journal papers and a book entitled with ‘Sliding Mode Control Using Novel Sliding Surfaces’ (Springer) in 2009. Since 2010, he has served as an Associate Editor of Automatica. Also, he has served as an associated editors of IEEE technical conferences several times. Currently, he is a member of organizing committee (the Paper plaza chair) of the 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016). His research interests include digital systemdesign for controlled mechatronics, actuator design, and control theories& application.

Welcome to Fiji

2nd APWCE 2016, 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. The overall theme for 2016 is “User Friendly Technology for All”.  APWCE 2016 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

 

Local Arrangement Chair

Dr. Mansour Assaf, The University of The South Pacific, Fiji

Dr. F M Rabiul Islam, The University of The South Pacific, Fiji

Publication and Publicity Chair

Professor Seung-Hyun Kong, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Dr. Kabir Mamun, The University of The South Pacific, Fiji

 

Conference Track Chairs

Track 1: Agricultural Engineering
Chair: Dr. Abdullah Iqbal, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Track 2: Biomedical Engineering
Chair: Dr. Alok Sharma, RIKEN, Japan
Track 3: Chemical and Materials Engineering
Chair: Dr. Anjon Mondal, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Track 4: Civil Engineering
Chair: Prof. Hassan Irtaza, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Track 5: Computer Engineering
Chair: Dr. Mahmood Rashid, The University of The South Pacific, Fiji
Track 6: Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Chair: Dr G M Shafiullah, Murdoch University, Australia
Track 7: Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Chair: Dr. Nur Hassan, Central Queensland University, Australia
Track 8: Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Chair: Dr. Tania Urmee, Murdoch University, Australia
Track 9: Transport Engineering
Chair: Professor In Gwun Jang, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea


Web Coordinator

Anal Kumar, Fiji National University, Fiji 


Keynote Speech
Talk One
Keynote Speaker: Professor Kyung-Soo Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea

Topic: Recent Study on Bionic Robot Hand for Prosthesis

Abstract:

There have been many approaches to develop the robot hands in various purposes. For example, a humanoid robot needs robot hands for realizing the human hand functions. Also, a gripper for industrial robots may be viewed as a robot hand. These kinds of robot hands (mainly for object handling) are allowed to be relatively heavy to some extent and operate with simple functions such as gripping. However, in terms of prosthesis, the robotic hand design becomes very tough: it should be light, have large grasping force (e.g., a human robot finger, which is lighter than 15g, can generate up to the force of 50N!) and be dexterous. And, moreover, the prosthetic robot hand should have the mobility and relatively long term use. Considering all these challenges, the conventional design approaches may not be effective for the prosthetic robot hand design. Through the talk, we present the recent results on the dual mode twisted string actuation principle which allows the large contraction force and the fast contraction speed.Thanks to this new actuation mechanism, the designed bionic robot hand can be operated dexterously in a compact size. Also, the effort on going for interfacing the robot hands to human will be addressed.


Talk Two
Keynote Speaker: Professor Shizhang Qiao, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Topic: Heteroatom-doped Carbon Materials for Energy-relevant Electrocatalytic Processes

Abstract:

We have successfully designed and developed a series of high performance carbon-based electrocatalysts for various key energy conversion reactions in water splitting and fuel cells. We also provided clear evidence that, similar to precious metals, the well-designed metal-free counterparts have also a great potential for highly efficient electrocatalysis, thus opening a new avenue towards replacing noble metals by broader alternatives in a wide variety of applications.

 

Call For Papers

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

Track 1: Agricultural Engineering

Track 2 : Biomedical Engineering 

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

Track 5: Computer Engineering

Track 6: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Track 7: Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Track 8: Renewable and Sustainable Energy

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

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

2nd APWCE 2016 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, 2016 {Final Extended Date}
Author Notification: Oct 20, 2016
Camera ready / registration deadline: Oct 30, 2016
Conference Date: 5-6th December, 2016.

 

2nd APWCE 2016 Program Committee  

Abdul Mazid, Central Queensland University, Australia
Ahmad Almogren, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Aman Jantan, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Andrei Georgievich Kotousov, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Anuradha Mathrani, Massey University, New Zealand
Andrew Hellicar, CSIRO, Australia
Andrew Chiou, Central Queensland University, Australia
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Arun Patil, Deakin University, Australia
Ashfaque Chowdhury, Central Queensland University, Australia
Aydin Berenjian, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Azizul Rahman, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Basem Almadani, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA
Brian Mace, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Clifton Phus, SAS, Singapore
Dilmurat Azimov, University of Hawaii, United States
Ekramul Hamid, Shizuoka University, Japan
Fariza Nasaruddin, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Ferdous Sohel, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Fikret S Gurgen, Bogazici University, Turkey
Fionn Murtagh, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Hala Zreiqat, Sydney University, Australia
Ho-Sung Kim, University of Newcastle, Australia
Jeff Kilby, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Jose Borges, University of Porto, Portugal
K R Kashwan, Sona College of Technology, India
Kamel Hooman, University of Queensland, Australia
Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun, University of Toronto, Canada
Manmeet Kaur, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Manoj Datta, RMIT University, Australia
Mazliza Othman, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Mohamed Guerroumi, USTHB University, Algeria
Morshed Chowdhury, Deakin University, Australia
Mustafizur Rahman, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
Niwas Sing, IIT Kanpur, India
Nor Badrul Anuar, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Praneel Chand, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Raj Das, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Rafiqul Islam, Khulna University, Bangladesh
Rafiqul Zaman Khan, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Rakib Ahmed, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia
Ramesh Rayudu, Victoria University of Wellington
Rezaul Hasan, Massey University, New Zealand
Ravin N Deo, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Richi Nayak, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Roberto Sabatini, RMIT University, Australia
Saddat M Alhashmi, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
Said Al-Sarawi, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Sanjay Mathrani, Massey University, New Zealand
Sayed Mohyeddin Bateni, University of Hawaii, USA
Seiya Imoto, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Shadi Basurra, Birmingham City University, United Kingdom
Sharath Sriram, RMIT University, Australia
Shivakumara  Palaiahnakote, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, RCCIIT, India
Siew Hock OW, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Sohail Asghar, COMSATS Institute of IT, Pakistan
Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, New Zealand
Syaheerah Lebai Lutfi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Tamas Szecsi, Dublin City University, Ireland
Tamjidul Hoque, University of New Orleans, United States
Togay Ozbakkaloglu, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Tugrul Yanik, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Waleed Abdulla, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Wenlong Cheng, Monash University, Australia
Weidong Cai, The University of Sydney, Australia

Sponsors

 

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Denarau Island, Fiji. Get ready to enjoy a unique trip in a wonderful island in this Globe. Just 20 minutes drive from Nadi International Airport, Fiji.


Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa


The warm Fijian welcome makes you feel you’ve slipped into a timeless haven. Indeed, the leisurely pace here imbues you with a sense of calm. Making your way across the causeway from mainland Fiji takes you into a whole new realm.

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2nd APWCE 2016 Event Chairs

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

 

shawkat

Professor A B M Shawkat Ali, The University of Fiji, Fiji

 


Dr. Mohammed Arif Khan, Fiji National University, 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 2016 >> Click View Conference tab

Step 3: Click on Login tab    

Step 4: Register as an Author (please click on ' : 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>

 

Co-located Events

 

3rd Asia-Pacific World Congress on Computer Science and Engineering 2016 (APWConCSE 2016), 5-6th December, 2016. Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Fiji

 

 

Contact

Neeraj A. Sharma (Mr.)
Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
School of Science and Technology
The University of Fiji 
Fiji 
Phone: +679 9379056 E-mail: NeerajS@unifiji.ac.fj