ITB secures online publication deal for conference papers

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BRUNEI-MUARA

ACADEMIC papers presented at the Fifth Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology (BICET) will be published in leading digital libraries, announced Institut Teknologi Brunei’s (ITB) Acting Vice-Chancellor.

Associate Professor Dr Hjh Zohrah Hj Sulaiman said the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) have agreed to publish the conference proceedings.

“I am very pleased that the Fifth BICET has expanded it associations with highly-reputable organisations, like IET and IEEE, who have gladly accepted and given an approval to publish (the conference) proceedings in their digital libraries,” she said last Saturday at the conference opening.

She said the conference, organised by ITB in partnership with the Oxford Business Group, received an “excellent international response with an impressive number of extended abstract submissions, which was 157”.

After initial screening, 102 extended abstracts were considered for submission. However, only 89 full papers were accepted after a review by the reputable International Scientific Committee.

The papers were presented and discussed at BICET from November 1 to 3.

A total of 32 papers were presented in parallel sessions on the first day, followed by 27 papers on the second day and 17 on the third day.

The papers covered areas in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Petroleum and Chemical Engineering. “I hope the papers will inspire new research areas in engineering and technology,” said Associate Professor Dr Hjh Zohrah, noting that the rapid changes in technology will motivate researchers to engage in continuous discussion on its advancement.

Three keynote papers were presented including “The Importance of a Diversified Portfolio Approach to Solving the World’s Energy and Environment Problems” by Professor Dr Mohamed Abdou, Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States.

Meanwhile, keynote speaker Professor Dr Ram B Gupta, Associate Dean for Research and a Professor in the School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, US, delivered a paper titled “Clean Energy for a Growing and Prospering World”.

Professor Dr Prosun Bhattacharya from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, also presented a keynote paper on “Geogenic Arsenic Contamination in Drinking Water Resources and Strategies for Sustainable Mitigation”. A closing ceremony was held yesterday at the ITB campus, where certificates were presented to the presenters and participants.

More than 40 international paper presenters and participants from 10 countries had joined the conference.

The Brunei Times