The Engineering profession serves the community, in many ways, without necessarily being in the limelight. Their contributions to enhancing the standard of living of citizens are enormous in all key basic necessities of life: Water, power, health, transportation, education, roads, housing and all infrastructures to name only a few.
Despite numerous obstacles such as lack of finance, lack of skilled labour, lack of experience, engineers have endeavoured to make public life better by continuously implementing dams, power stations, roads, telecommunications and other facilities.
Mauritius, despite its size, can boast to have some of the best infrastructures in the continent. We have a good network of roads, one of the best airports in the region, a modern shipping port, one of the best and modern telecommunications network in Africa amongst others.
However, 50 years after Independence, there are still uncertainties about quality of services and problem solving skills in many areas affecting daily lives of citizens: road traffic problems, intermittent water supply, uncertainty in energy supply, defective health equipment amongst many other things. We need to ponder and act on how the Engineering professionals can ensure a better world tomorrow.
This year, the Institution of Engineers, Mauritius (IEM) is celebrating its 70th anniversary. It is fitting that we take stock of the present facilities that help run and drive day to day activities. In the wake of the celebrations, IEM is organising an International Conference to showcase the achievements and exciting innovations being generated across the world and in Mauritius where engineers have contributed to the economic, social and environmental development of the country.
We encourage engineers and scholars to submit their work to this event which will both demonstrate past contributions and set the tone for challenges awaiting future generations in the quest for achieving economic growth.
Papers may be drawn from a range of sectors, but are not limited to:
ICT (Information Communication Technology)
CONTRIBUTION OF ENGINEERS TO DEVELOPMENT:
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
22nd and 23rd November 2018
Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius
CALL FOR PAPERS
PAPERS & PRESENTATION GUIDELINES
Papers and Presentations should be relevant to the above theme, and therefore highlight contribution of engineers to development in all the relevant domains. It should also highlight the achievements in engineering and what’s to come in future.
Presenters are solely responsible for the creation of their presentation. For a successful and productive conference, all presenters should adhere to the following guidelines:
Written paper must maximum 8000 words for presentation at the conference and to be submitted by September 30th, 2018.
Font to be used is Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing. All margins must be one inch on all sides for the body of the paper.
All papers must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents. Papers submitted in PDF may not be accepted.
Do not include page numbers and a running head. This will allow the editors to combine all papers into one unified proceedings document.
Use footnotes and endnotes sparingly, if at all. This helps the editors to combine all papers into a unified proceedings document and have the references correct for each paper.
Figures will be reproduced exactly as supplied, with no redrawing. It is therefore imperative that the supplied figures are of the highest possible quality.
Only selected papers will be published in the Annual IEM Journal which will be released during the conference.
All papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
The IEM reserves the right to publish the papers.
All presentations are to be in English. The presenter should be able to understand and respond to audience questions in English.
Presenters will be given 25 minutes for their presentation, inclusive of around 5 minutes for Q&A.
Presenters should save their presentation in PowerPoint format on a flash drive (memory stick). Cloud-based storage (e.g. Dropbox, Google Drive) and presentation software (e.g. Prezi) should not be used as speed of internet might not be guaranteed.
All presentation rooms will be equipped with a podium, microphone, Windows laptop, projector, and screen. Each presentation will also have Internet access, if needed. Macintosh compatibility is not guaranteed unless prior arrangement made.
Arrive to your session room 15 minutes before the session begins to upload your presentation to the provided laptop.
Presentation from the personal laptops may be acceptable, but compatibility with the projector cannot be guaranteed.
Presentations may be recorded and made publicly available.
Participants can make their own arrangements for accommodation when attending the conference or contact Ms Kavita Ramchurn at Le Meridien Hotel, where IEM has negotiated special rates for Conference Attendees. Kavita can be reached at Kavita.Ramchurn@marriott.com
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Conference Venue : Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius.
To book your room, click here.
Shyam Roy, Past President of IEM- Chairperson
Raj Prayag, President of the Institution of Engineers
Yashveer Takoory, Secretary of IEM
Sarupanand Kinnoo, Treasurer of IEM
Virendra Proag, Associate Professor University of Mauritius
Dinesh Kumar Hurreeram, Associate Professor University of Mauritius
Manta Nowbuth, Associate Professor University of Mauritius
Devkumar Callychurn, Senior Lecturer University of Mauritius
Phone: +230 454 3065
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