Fifth International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE 2017) begins at Institute of Space Technology
The prestigious International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE 2017) has commenced at Institute of Space Technology (IST) in Islamabad. The fifth ICASE 2-17 conference will continue from November 14-16, 2017 at IST.
President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Chancellor Institute of Space Technology, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain inaugurated the ICASE 2017 and graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Senior dignitaries from the academia, elite R&D organizations and industry were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the speakers and students, the president said that scientists had taken mankind into space and into virtual life through cyber technology, adding that the list of human conquests was getting ever lengthier with the unraveling of the universe’s mysteries.
The President expressed his deep appreciation for the efforts being made by IST towards achieving academic excellence and promoting research focused on space technology in particular, and on associated technologies in general. He said that it is heartening that IST enjoys active and healthy liaison with the world’s leading space exploration institutions.
“The success of this international conference and your educational activities on space research are evident of the fact that Pakistan’s position is going to become prominent on the educational map of the world. I wish to see further improvement as it is important that our youth and senior scientists set new examples in the field of research and development.”
The president emphasized that institutions like IST and SUPARCO should broaden the scope of their research projects and endeavour to find answers to new questions arising in different sectors.
Vice Chancellor IST Engr. Imran Rahman while highlighting the many achievements of the Institute in a very short time stressed the Timportance of space science & engineering education & research, as it will be a major contributory factor for advancement in all technologies. He said, the government has to provide ample resources & funding, which in turn will have a major beneficial financial impact on our economy.
50 speakers from 16 countries attend the conference
A spectrum of 50 national and international invited speakers from sixteen countries namely Canada, USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Sudan, Egypt, Turkey, UAE, China, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia will share their research accomplishments with the academicians, researchers and students.
German Astronaut Dr. Gerhard Thiele, Head ESA’s Human Spaceflight and Operations Strategic Planning and Outreach office Germany, Dr. Alim Rüstem Aslan of Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey and Dr. Ahmed El-Mowafy Curtin University from Australia were the worthy keynote speakers of the first plenary session.
A total of 100 research papers will be presented at the conference while 25 poster presentations will be held. There will be 26 technical sessions during the conference covering the different themes and tracks related with aerospace science and engineering.
In addition to that, there will be 3 plenary sessions, 7 panel discussions, and 20 tutorials and workshops sessions in connection with conference themes.
The conference started off with the plenary session 1 including distinguished international speakers followed by different technical sessions. Dr. Najam Abbas, Secretary of the conference, hosted the plenary session. The Vice-Chancellor IST and Chairman of the Conference Engineer Imran Rahman chaired the plenary session.
Main themes of ICASE 2017 are:
- Aerospace and Avionics
- Satellite Design, Development and Security
- Mechanical Engineering for Aerospace Applications
- Aerospace Materials Design and Engineering
- Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC)
- Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science
- Applied Mathematics and Statistics
- Space Technology Management and Awareness