1st BUE Annual Conference and Exhibition
In the first of its international conference series, the British University in Egypt organised the First Annual Conference & Exhibition under the theme of Sustainable Vital Technologies in Engineering & Informatics on 7-9 November 2016. The conference opening ceremony and a Renewable Energy Exhibition were held at the Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis with close to two hundred participants. The conference opening panel included Dr. Mohamed El-Assar, Minister of Military Production, Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis, BUE Chairman of the Board, Prof. Ahmed Hamad, BUE President, Prof. Mohamed Salah El-Sobki, Chairman of the New and Renewable Energy Authority, and Prof. Yehia Bahei-El-Din, BUE Vice President for Research and Postgraduate Studies. The conference programme included speakers from Egyptian Universities and Research Centres, as well as speakers from Belgium, Greece, Nigeria, South Africa, UK, and USA. The renewable energy exhibition included 20 companies in solar and wind energy, BUE funded projects, and BUE student projects. Majority of the conference papers were published online at BUE website, while a selected number of papers appeared in a special book by Springer International Publishing, entitle Advanced Technologies for Sustainable Systems, which is co-edited by Vice President, Prof. Yehia Bahei-El-Din and Dean of Engineering, Prof. Maguid Hassan. Another group of selected papers are published in special issues of International Journal of Engineering and Science (iJES) and International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) with Guest Editor Prof. Samir Abou El-Seoud ,Informatics and Computer Science.