Keynote speakers

Prof. Dr. Mo Elbestawi

Prof. Dr. Mo Elbestawi, Ph.D., FCAE, FCIRP, FASME, FCSME, P. Eng.

McMaster W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT), Canada

Keynote Title: "The role of Additive Manufacturing in Smart Factories"

Bio: Dr. Elbestawi's experience spans a number of research and administrative roles over 30 years, including Vice President Research and International Affairs, Dean of Engineering, Chair of Mechanical Engineering, and founding Director of the McMaster Manufacturing Research Institute. His experience in Industry included research engineer, unit head-structural dynamics, Ontario Hydro Research Division. Currently, he is the Director of McMaster's W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT).
Dr. Elbestawi’s fields of expertise are focused on manufacturing including machining systems and additive manufacturing. He has published more than 260 manuscripts in refereed journals and conference proceedings, as well as contributed to four specialized books in manufacturing research. He continues to conduct innovative research activities and has consistently been able to do so due to his ability to attract more than $29.5 Million in funding from Canadian federal and provincial funding organizations during his career. His research contributions to Engineering have been transferred to, funded and used by Canadian and international industries. These contributions include fundamental, applied, theoretical and practical research using analytical, computational and experimental approaches.
In addition to his research programs, Dr. Elbestawi has led initiatives in SEPT to embed Industry 4.0 and Smart Systems into the curriculum of all programs. In large part this curriculum will be made possible through a hands-on Learning Factory that implements modern manufacturing approaches. Dr. Elbestawi has led the development and implementation of such a facility that engenders the learning of Industry 4.0, cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This Learning Factory is designed for teaching, research, and training of students as well as industry professionals.

Dr. Anna Grabowska

Dr. Anna Grabowska

Gdańsk University of Technology, Authorized Academic Partner, Gdańsk, Poland

Keynote Title: "Fusion 360 - Learning in Clouds"

Bio: Dr. Eng. Anna Grabowska has over 25 years of experience in distance education. In 1994 she received a master's degree at the University De Montfort in Leicester in the UK. In 2001 she defended her doctoral thesis with the title of a doctor of technical sciences at Gdansk University of Technology. Since 1995 she has been the manager of Autodesk Authorised Training Centre at Gdansk University of Technology (Autodesk Academic Partner). In 1998-2004, she served as head of the Distance Education Centre at Gdansk University of Technology. She is a founding member of the Association of Academic E-learning, an advisor at U3A online. Since 12 years she has been conducting meetings with the computer for seniors. She has been involved in several European projects dedicated to active aging (e.g. Learn with Grandma, Seniors Acting Together, ForAge, MATURE). Since 2014 she has been represented the company PRO-MED sp. o. o. in the project ERASMUS+ SP4CE and ERASMUS+ CoLED. She is responsible for designing, implementing and preservation of a platform for communication and joint activities for students, teachers and companies. The proposed solution supports group interactions, gamification of learning, group communication, evaluation of team tasks and projects, group discussions, identification of users activities.

K. Khalili

Prof. Khalil Khalili

Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Keynote Title: "Statistically 3D Shaped Models for Mechanical Analysis"

Bio: Prof. K. Khalili from University of Birjand, Department of Mechanical Eng. is a tenured faculty at University of Birjand. His are of interest is CAD/CAM and Machine Vision Applications in Manufacturing. He obtained a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering and MSc. in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering both from University of Salford, Manchester-UK. He obtained his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Polytechnic Tehran). His main Teaching areas cover Advanced Manufacturing Systems, CAD/CAM, Metal Forming Processes and Analysis.

He has supervised more than 10 PhD and 40 MSc thesis. He has published more than 40 Journal and 75 Conference papers. He has in his record 4 patents and published one book (in Persian). Prof. Khalil chaired two international conferences. He has attended many international conferences around the world and spent a 9 months Sabbatical Leave at University of Nottingham-UK. Prof. Khalili has in his resume different administrative jobs, including Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Chair of International Relation Office, Vice-President for Education or President of University of Birjand (UoB).
He is Emeritus Professor at UoB and currently is a visiting Professor at ETH-Zurich.

Prof. Birutė Mikulskienė

Prof. Birutė Mikulskienė, PhD

Institute of Leadership and Strategic Planning of the Faculty of Public Governance in Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Keynote Title: "Customised manufacturing and pricing: seeking for participation based intelligent systems for Industry 4.0"

Bio: She is an expert in stakeholder theory and stakeholder relationships with the corporation. Administrative practice in Ministry of Education and Science as head of division of Research policy determined the research interests focusing on policy outlying processes and the changing role of Governments in emerging areas of life such as block chain.
For the last 10 years, she conducted research on stakeholder management in organisations of public and private sector, focusing on public participation and stakeholder engagement. She is active researcher and an author of numerous scientific publications in the international scientific journals, member of international scientific societies (International research society of public Management, European academy of management, System dynamics society) and a regular attendant of their conferences. For her scientific competences, she has been frequently invited as a reviewer by international journals (for instance, International journal of information management, Journal of Knowledge Management Research & Practice and others). She is as an expert for international program projects evaluation and participate in different international activities in frame of COST, Erasmus and other initiatives. B. Mikulskiene has extensive experience as a leader and a co-worker of numerous research teams. During the last 10 years, she has taken part in 5 projects as a member and in 3 projects as a leader working on stakeholder relationship, interest group management and corporate governance. The budget of her leading project various from 150 to 600 thousands euro. Her responsibilities in project implementations normally include development of research methodologies, creation of final project designs and integration of empiric data. She also extensively advises companies and public administration institutions on decision making issues, performance management and index based quality systems development.
She authored over 50 scientific papers, 7 books and presented works at more than 30 scientific conferences

Prof. Dr. Eng.  A. M. Negm

Prof. dr. eng. Abdelazim M. Negm

Professor and Executive Manager of Zagazig University Crisis and Disaster Center, Egipt

Keynote Title: "Connectivity Between University Green Environment and Industry 4.0"

Bio: Prof. Abdelazim Negm had been graduated in May 1985 from Zagazig University (ZU), Zagazig, Egypt and was awarded the B.Sc. Degree in "Civil Engineering - Irrigation and Environmental Engineering" with average grade "Very Good with honors, with 84.5%". Negm has been awarded the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Civil Engineering (Irrigation and Hydraulics) from Ain Shams University, Egypt and the PhD degree in Hydraulics on 1992 from Zagazig University. Currently, he is a professor of Hydraulics and (Water Resources) in Water and Water structures Engineering Department at Faculty of Engineering of Zagazig University.
He worked as a demonstrator in Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University in 1986 and continued till he occupied the position of vice dean for Academic and Student Affair. He worked for Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (E-JUST) as a professor of Water Resources since Dec. 2012 until Sept. 2016 and chairperson of Environmental Engineering Dept. at E-JUST since March 2013 until March 2016.
He published more than 400 scientific papers in national and international Journals and conferences and about 50 book chapters. He participated in more than 80 conferences and was a keynote speaker in several national and international conference. He has awarded the prizes of best papers three times. His research areas include hydraulic, hydrology and water resources. Currently, he is very interested in sustainability studies, Sustainable development and green environment in addition to water resources management.
Prof. Negm is a member of IAHR and a member of the Egyptian permanent promotion committee for Water Resources (51b) for the promotion of associate and professor positions in Egypt and is the general secretary of the committee too. He is a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals and Int. Conferences, associate editor-in-chief for IWTJ and was a member of the organizing committee of Oceanography 2015, and IWTC2013-IWTC2017. Additionally, he is the secretary general of the IWTC from 2013 until the year 2017. He was the head of the ZU committee for assessment of the scientific publications of ZU faculties until Dec. 2018. Currently, he is organizing several contributed volumes to be published by Springer International Publishing during 2019/2020 after the successful publication of 12 contributed volumes by Springer during the years from 2016-2019, under the handbook of Environmental Chemistry and two books were published under Springer Water series this year. He is the editor of EIJEST (Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University), associate editor of IWTJ (IWTA) and EMJEI (Springer) and Guest editor of AJGS – Springer. He is a the principal investigator of several international projects.
He is listed in (a) Marquis Who is Who? for more than 10 years until now, (b) IBC's 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, and (c) ABI directory for his achievement in the field of Hydraulics and Water Resources. He was nominated for many other awards from both IBC and ABI.

Prof. Ahmed Hussein Ibrahim, PhD

Prof. Ahmed Hussein Ibrahim, PhD.

Zagazig University, Egipt

Keynote Title: "Management Approaches For Industry 4.0: The Organizational Culture Perspective"

Bio: Prof. Ahmed Hussein Ibrahim obtained PhD degree in Construction Industry Management. He has twenty five years of experience in the field of Construction Engineering & Management and fourteen years multi experience, knowledge, research in Construction Industry, Industrial project, Commercial, and Projects planning, scheduling, controls duties and field engineering.
Ibrahim owns updated knowledge about construction technologies and extensive knowledge of Primavera, Microsoft Project, MS Office, MATLAB, UDEC, FLAC, Visual Basic, FORTRAN, Java, and Simulation languages.
As project management consultant, Professor Ahmed Hussein Ibrahim´s work comprises the following: leading the planning, scheduling, progress, and changing management development for the three phases (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) of the project, reviewing and approving of construction plan, reviewing and approving of the workflow diagram, planing and scheduling, developing the risk management plan, monitoring and control of the financial plans, managing the project resources, organizing the work of subcontractors, tracking engineering and construction s-curve progress or monthly progress report preparation.

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