Speaker 1

Ashraf Aboshosha

Title : Smart cities and  Renewable energy, Challenges and Opportunities

Relying on smart grids is a key issue in modern world development where energy and information are integrated on one network. The smart grids joins smart cities, smart energy systems, 4.G. industry, agriculture, 5.G. mobile network and internet to maximize the overall income and to speed up the financial growth. Throughout this talk the recent advances of smart grids will be presented.

Ashraf Aboshosha graduated with a B.Sc. in industrial electronics from Menoufia University, Egypt at 1990. Since 1992 he is a researcher at the (NCRRT/EAEA), where he served as a junior member of the instrumentation and control committee. At 1997 he received his M.Sc. in automatic control and measurement engineering. From 1997 to 1998 he was guest researcher at the central laboratory for electronics (ZEL), research centre Jülich (FZJ), Germany. From 2000 to 2004 he was a doctoral student (DAAD-scholarship) at Wilhelm Schickard Institute for informatics (WSI), Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, Germany. Where he received his Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) at 2004. The subject of Ph.D. thesis was "Adaptive navigation and motion planning for autonomous mobile robots". He is the E-i-C of ICGST LLC, Delaware, USA

Speaker 2

Mounir Bouazar, Head of Transport Management Unit, Supply Division, UNICEF, Copenhagen,DENMARK

Title : Global supply chain management and the use of technology in the context of Humanitarian and Development sector

 In recent years organizations started to look at supply chain processes to reduce the need for manual labor and workload, allowing them to save time and money on tedious paperwork that could easily be done digitally. The focus being to generate all documents that are required for the movement of the goods from procurement all the way to the way to payment, allowing organization to bypass loads of manual paperwork and transactional work and focus on other key strategic areas of development.

UNICEF as one of the main United Nations agencies, and key players in the humanitarian and development work specifically for Children around the globe, aims to achieve a higher level of integration between partners, 3PLs and suppliers, to have full visibility of supplies status, acknowledgement, delivery, documentation, and payments. Ultimately an efficient supply chain process enables greater visibility to all teams and efficiency in delivering humanitarian supplies to beneficiaries through an enhanced use of technology.


Mounir Bouazar is a supply chain practitioner with over 15 years of experience in the field. His skills include but are not limited to strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, stakeholder management, contract management and logistics. In addition to that he has a strong experience in worldwide procurement, and supply chain systems, combined with understanding of supplier markets and economics especially in the area of shipping and international logistics. He also has an extensive experience in managing complex logistics services particularly in Africa and in developing countries.  Currently Mounir Bouazar is leading the Transport Management team in UNICEF Supply Division, where his main responsibilities consist of managing the global logistics services.


Speaker 3

Prof Ayman S. Mossallam, Professor of Structural and Earthquake Engineering

Title : Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials

In response to increasing global awareness of the environmental and energy consumption, engineers and the construction industry are facing great challenges in developing energy efficient and environmentally compatible civil infrastructure systems. Most of the attention and consequently the resources are given to automotive and industrial sectors that are commonly assumed to be responsible of environmental damages and high energy demand. However, and according to US Department of Energy 2007 Buildings Energy Data Book, the carbon dioxide emissions for U.S.

Buildings in 2005 was 630.3 million metric tons which is 39% of the total Carbon dioxide emissions produced in U.S. and 9.1% of the global emission. In 2016, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) predicts that energy demand in buildings could increase by 50% by 2050, while global building footprint is expected to double by 2050 , that will results to a major increase of energy demand and consequently a rapid rise of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions for construction.


Prof Ayman S. Mossallam is a Professor of Structural and Earthquake Engineering, also a Professor, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering Technology and the Director of the UCI Structural Engineering Testing Hall at the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is also a Fellow and a Control Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Chairman of the International Committee of ASCE LA Chapter. He is a registered Structural Professional Engineer in the District of Colombia and has forty years of experience in structural engineering with a particular interest in polymer composites, green materials, structural health monitoring and repair and rehabilitation of historical buildings and bridges.  He is the Founder of the Egyptian Green Building Council and the principal author of the Green Pyramid Rating System (GPRS). He has served as a senior engineering consultant to several international engineering and contracting firms .