Excellence in Research and Innovation for Humanity

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 10 - 11, 2018

Conference Venue

Hotel NH Naarden
IJsselmeerweg, 3,1411AANaarden, Amsterdam
SESSION 1
Chair : Moudar Zgoul
1OralStrength Investigation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Cylinders: Dynamic Loads
Jordan

2OralForced Vibration of a Fiber Metal Laminated Beam Containing a Delamination
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

3OralComparison of the Material Response Based on Production Technologies of Metal Foams
Hungary

4OralComputational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Physical Mass Transfer of CO₂ by N₂O Analogy Using One Fluid Formulation in OpenFOAM
Turkey

5PosterA Study on Mesh Size Dependency on Bed Expansion Zone in a Three-Phase Fluidized Bed Reactor
Mexico

6OralRegulation, Co-Regulation and Self-Regulation of Civil Unmanned Aircrafts in Europe
Spain

7OralAutonomous Flight Control for Multirotor by Alternative Input Output State Linearization with Nested Saturations
United States

8OralManaging Uncertainty in the Unmanned Aircraft System Safety Performance Requirements Compliance Process
Australia

9OralComparison of the Material Models in Rubber Finite Element Analysis
Hungary

10PosterApplication of De Novo Programming Approach for Optimizing the Business Process
Croatia

11OralInvestigation of Optical Requirements for Power System Assets Monitoring with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
United Kingdom

12OralUAV Path Planning in a Fixed Airspace Configuration Using Modified A* Algorithms
Russian Federation

13OralInduced Thermo-Osmotic Convection for Heat and Mass Transfer
Spain

14OralSimulation of the Performance of Mechanical System Ventilation in Car Parking by Using Consolidated Fire and Smoke Transport
Jordan

15OralDevelopment of an Indoor Drone Especially Designed for the Needs of the Creative Industries
Spain

16OralApplication of Design Thinking for Technology Transfer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems for the Creative Industry
Spain

17OralImproving the Efficiency of a High Pressure Turbine by Using Non-Axisymmetric Endwall: A Comparison of Two Optimization Algorithms
China

18PosterAccuracy of Autonomy Navigation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems through Imagery
Brazil

SESSION 2
Chair : Yuwen Zhang
19PosterThe Employment of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Identification and Classification of Helicopter Landing Zones and Airdrop Zones in Calamity Situations
Brazil

20PosterAutomatic Landmark Selection Based on Feature Clustering for Visual Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Navigation
Brazil

21OralA Multigrid Approach for Three-Dimensional Inverse Heat Conduction Problems
United States

22PosterMixed Convection Enhancement in a 3D Lid-Driven Cavity Containing a Rotating Cylinder by Applying an Artificial Roughness
United Kingdom

23PosterApplication of Rapidly Exploring Random Tree Star-Smart and G² Quintic Pythagorean Hodograph Curves to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Path Planning Problem
Brazil

24OralTerahertz Glucose Sensors Based on Photonic Crystal Pillar Array
India

25OralNon-Perturbative Vacuum Polarization Effects in One- and Two-Dimensional Supercritical Dirac-Coulomb System
Russian Federation

26OralImproving Radiation Efficiency Using Metamaterial in Pyramidal Horn Antenna
India

27PosterSolar and Galactic Cosmic Ray Impacts on Ambient Dose Equivalent Considering a Flight Path Statistic Representative to World-Traffic
France

28PosterImaging 255nm Tungsten Thin Film Adhesion with Picosecond Ultrasonics
France

29OralLow-Frequency Ultrasonic Testing on Wood Based Sample
Malaysia

30OralLight Sensitive Plasmonic Nanostructures for Photonic Applications
Hungary

31OralSynthesis and Thermoluminescence Study of Nanocrystalline Radiation Dosimeter CaSO₄:Ce/Sm/Dy
India

32OralThe Necessity Taking the Strong Interaction into Account in Quantum Electrodynamics
Estonia

33OralGraphic Procession Unit-Based Parallel Processing for Inverse Computation of Full-Field Material Properties Based on Quantitative Laser Ultrasound Visualization
Taiwan

34OralThe Study of Ultrasonic Wedge Wave Delay-Line Sensor
Taiwan

35PosterSpirocyclic N-Alkoxyamines with α-Hydrogen as Initiators in Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization of Styrene
Colombia

36OralThe Impact of On-Line Shopping Activities on Transportation Carbon Emission
Indonesia

SESSION 3
Chair : Nahry Yusuf
37OralThe Impact of Truck Access Restriction on Toll Road Traffic Performance
Indonesia

38OralQuinazoline Analogue as a Pet Tracer for Imaging PDE10A: Radiosynthesis and Biological Evaluation
India

SESSION 4
Chair : Sapfo Mortaki
39OralArt and Society: Greek Migrant Artists in Paris during the 1970s
Greece

40OralA Challenge of the 3ʳᵈ Millenium: The Emotional Intelligence Development
Romania

41OralAlter-Globalization in Southern Europe: Anatomy of a Social Movement
United States

42OralAn Inquiry into the Usage of Complex Systems Models to Examine the Effects of the Agent Interaction in a Political Economic Environment
United Kingdom

43OralPeer-Assessment as a Teaching Approach in Higher Education
Romania

44OralAppropriation of English as an International Lingua Franca in ASEAN of Thai Postgraduate Students
Thailand

45OralLanguage Anxiety and Learner Achievement among University Undergraduates in Sri Lanka: A Case Study of University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Sri Lanka

46OralThe Dilemma of Translanguaging Pedagogy in a Multilingual University in South Africa
South Africa

47OralSpecialized Translation Teaching Strategies: A Corpus-Based Approach
Italy

48OralEnglish Language Teaching Graduate Students' Use of Discussion Moves in Research Articles
Turkey

49PosterMethod of Complex Estimation of Text Perusal and Indicators of Reading Quality in Different Types of Commercials
Russian Federation

50OralBrazilian Sign Language: A Synthesis of the Research in the Period from 2000 to 2017
Brazil

51OralTime-Frequency Wavelet Analysis of the Interrelationship between the Global Macro Assets and the Fear Indexes
Tunisia

52PosterMain Tendencies of Youth Unemployment and the Regulation Mechanisms for Decreasing Its Rate in Georgia
Georgia

53OralSupply Chain Management in the Oil Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
Pakistan

54OralChild Laborers and Idle Children: A Provincial Analysis of Punjab and Baluchistan
Pakistan

55OralDesired Flow of Radioactive Materials from Logistics Service Quality Perspective
Turkey

56OralRecycling Service Strategy by Considering Demand-Supply Interaction
Taiwan

SESSION 5
Chair : Mohammad Sarchami
57PosterTaguchi Method for Analyzing a Flexible Integrated Logistics Network
Germany

58OralAgricultural Productivity and Food Security in a Macroeconomic Policy Environment: The Case of Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa

59OralA Hybrid Algorithm for Collaborative Transportation Planning among Carriers
France

60OralAn Investigation of Fraud Detection in Financial Reporting Using Sugeno Fuzzy Classification
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

61OralPeer-To-Peer Lending and Macroeconomics: Searching for a Link
Australia

62OralThe Influence of Strategic Networks and Logistics Integration on Company Performance among Small and Medium Enterprises
South Africa

63OralCritical Accounting Estimates and Transparency in Financial Reporting: An Observation Financial Reporting under US GAAP
United States

64PosterMarket Reactions to Investors’ Reference Point Based Decisions: Evidence from Emerging Markets
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

65PosterThe Impact of Global Financial Crises and Corporate Financial Crisis (Bankruptcy Risk) on Corporate Tax Evasion: Evidence from Emerging Markets
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

66OralInventory Decisions for Perishable Products with Age and Stock Dependent Demand Rate
France

67OralDecrease Poverty in the Eastern Indonesia through Education
Indonesia

68OralThe Impact of Supply Chain Strategy and Integration on Supply Chain Performance: Supply Chain Vulnerability as a Moderator
Taiwan

69OralDynamic Analysis of Commodity Price Fluctuation and Fiscal Management in Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria

70OralAdoption of Performance Management System in a Saudi Telecom Company: An Institutional Perspective
United Kingdom

71OralThe Effect of Share Repurchases on Corporate Investment Policies: The South African Experience
South Africa

72OralExploring Innovation Concepts: Understanding Innovation in Accounting Industry
South Africa

73OralThe Success of Subcontracting Relations in the Automotive Industry in Morocco
Morocco

74OralGender Gap in Education and Empowerment Influenced by Parents’ Attitude
Pakistan

SESSION 6
Chair : Szu-Yin Chu
75PosterTaiwanese Families' Perspectives: Promoting Foundations of Self-Determination Skills for Young Children with Special Needs
Taiwan

76OralThe Basis of Human Dignity in Moral Education from the Perspective of the Quran
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

77OralA Tooth Story Revealed: A Forensic Review
Malaysia

78OralJihad but Mosque Suicide Attack: Cirebon Suicide Bomber Motive
Indonesia

79OralThe Measurement of City Brand Effectiveness as Methodological and Strategic Challenge: Insights from Individual Interviews with International Experts
Poland

80OralImplications of Private Military Security Companies on Stewardship of the Profession of Arms
United States

81OralThe Implementation of Human Resource Information System in the Public Sector: An Exploratory Study of Perceived Benefits and Challenges
Belgium

82OralExtracurricular Activities and Relevant Factors Affect Early Adolescents' Aggressive Behaviors
United States

83OralConfirmatory Analysis of Externalizing Issue Validity from an Adolescent Sample
United States

84PosterAre Processing of Visual Orienting and Central Attentional Limitations Related to Each Other?
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

85OralWhen Psychology Meet Ecology: Cognitive Flexibility for Quarry Rehabilitation
France

86PosterQualitative Inquiry for Understanding Factors Associated to Intergenerational Transmission of Child Maltreatment
Canada

87OralFactors in the Journey towards the Adoption of Sustainable Home Improvements by Home Owner Associations: A Qualitative Study
Netherlands

88PosterThe Effects of Current and Future Priming on Pro-Environmental Attitudes
United States

89PosterComparing Perceived Restorativeness in Natural and Urban Environment: A Meta-Analysis
Italy

90PosterLight, Restorativeness and Performance in the Workplace: A Pilot Study
Italy

91PosterPerceived Restorativeness Scale– 6: A Short Version of the Perceived Restorativeness Scale for Mixed (or Mobile) Devices
Italy

92OralMemory and Narratives Rereading before and after One Week
United States

SESSION 7
Chair : Luana Vásquez Samalvides
93OralInvestigation into Relationship between Spaced Repetitions and Problems Solving Efficiency
India

94PosterC-Reactive Protein as a Predictor of Working Memory and Verbal Fluency, Modulated by Psychological Distress
United Kingdom

95OralEnvironmental Stress in the Male Room of the Hospital Goyeneche, Arequipa
Peru

96OralFeature, but Not Holistic, Instructions Improve Face-Matching Accuracy
Qatar

97OralTemporal Myopia in Sustainable Behavior under Uncertainty
Netherlands

98OralThe Influence of the Visual Context on the Emergence of the Especial Skill Effect
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

99OralThe Effects of Wealth on Eco-Centric and Anthropocentric Environmentalism: A Statistical Approach Using the World Values Survey
United Kingdom

100PosterChanging Littering Behavior Among University Students in Egypt: Integration of Community Readiness and Community-Based Social Marketing
Egypt

101OralRest Behavior and Restoration: Searching for Patterns through a Textual Analysis
Brazil

102OralAn Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Character Strengths and Nature Relatedness
Spain

103OralDisentangling the Relationship between Sustainable Consumption and Psychological Well-Being
Spain

104OralAdvancing the Personology of Sustainable Consumers by the Application of Personal Projects Methodology
Spain

105OralThe Effect of Visual Access to Greenspace and Urban Space on a False Memory Learning Task
United Kingdom

106OralPublic Space Appropriation of a Public Peripheric Library in El Agustino, Lima Metropolitana: A Qualitative Study
Peru

107OralDrivers of Energy Saving Behaviour: The Relative Influence of Normative, Habitual, Intentional, and Situational Processes
Germany

108OralHuman Health as a Motivator for Climate Change Mitigation: Results from a Randomized Controlled Community Trial in Four European High-Income Countries
United Kingdom

109OralDeveloping a Systemic Approach for Understanding the Factors Influencing Participation in Recreational Angling
Australia

110OralA Framework for Systemically Understanding and Increasing Compliance with Water Regulation in Time Limited and Uncertain Contexts
Australia

SESSION 8
Chair : Kelvin Mwaba
111PosterUnderstanding Willingness to Engage in pro-Environmental Behaviour among Recreational Anglers in South Africa
South Africa

112Oral(De)Motivating Mitigation Behavior: An Exploratory Framing Study Applied to Sustainable Food Consumption
Canada

113OralGarden Therapy Mechanism for Stress and Mental Fatigue Reduction
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

114OralSerial Position Curves under Compressively Expanding and Contracting Schedules of Presentation
United Kingdom

115PosterThe Role of Anticipated Emotions in Recycling Intention: An Extension of the Theory of Planned Behaviour
Spain

116PosterWorking Memory and Audio-Motor Synchronization in Children with Different Degrees of Central Nervous System's Lesions
Russian Federation

117OralUsing the Fractal Analysis of Natural Scenes to Predict Environmental Preference
United Kingdom

118OralPsychometric Aspects of the Cognitive Reflection Test in a Sample of the Basque Country
Spain

119PosterElectroencephalography Correlates of Memorability While Viewing Advertising Content
Russian Federation

120OralThe Opportunity to Actively Choose Enhances Long-Term Episodic Memory
Israel

121PosterSingle Position near Infra-Red Spectroscopy Probes Provide Reproducible Measurements of Cerebral Oxygenation
United Kingdom

122OralHeritage Tourism Balance between Historic Culture and Marketing Innovation: The Case Study of Taiwan
Taiwan

SESSION 9
Chair : Abdullah Al Dakheel
123PosterSustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production in Victoria's Food Bowl: Optimizing Productivity with the Use of Decision-Support Management Tools
Australia

124OralThe Sustainable Use of Treated Wastewater in Agricultural Production in West Asia and North Africa Region: Status, Potential and Constraints
United Arab Emirates

125PosterLife Cycle-Based Analysis of Meat Production: Ecosystem Impacts
Germany

126OralDehalogenation of Aromatic Compounds in Wastewater by Bacterial Cultures
France

127OralComparison of Non-Organic (Suspended and Solved) Solids Removal with and without Sediments in Treatment of an Industrial Wastewater with and without Ozonation
Armenia

128OralUrban Wastewater Governance in South Africa: A Case Study of Stellenbosch Town
South Africa

129OralImpact of Climate Change on Reference Crop Evapotranspiration Trends in Parts of West and Northwest of Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

130OralEffect of Proteoliposome Concentration on Salt Rejection Rate of Polysulfone Membrane Prepared by Incorporation of Escherichia coli and Halomonas elongata Aquaporins
Turkey

131OralHousehold Climate-Resilience Index Development for the Health Sector in Tanzania: Use of Demographic and Health Surveys Data Linked with Remote Sensing
Tanzania, United Republic Of

132PosterComparison and Evolution of Extreme Rainfall-Induced Landslides in Taiwan
Taiwan

133OralEffect of 8 Weeks of Intervention on Physical Fitness, Hepatokines, and Insulin Resistance in Obese Subjects
Slovakia

134PosterIn vitro Study of Inflammatory Gene Expression Suppression of Strawberry and Blackberry Extracts
Argentina

135OralImprovement of Cardiometabolic after 8 Weeks of Weight Loss Intervention
Slovakia

136OralAn Assessment of Economic and Environmental Impacts of Selective Forest Harvesting Practices in Developing and Developed Countries
Australia

137OralDeveloping Allometric Equations for More Accurate Aboveground Biomass and Carbon Estimation in Secondary Evergreen Forests, Thailand
Thailand

SESSION 10
Chair : Kamal Taha
138OralComputing Gene-Disease Associations Efficiently
United Arab Emirates

139OralLiposomal Encapsulation of Silver Nanoparticle for Improved Delivery and Enhanced Anticancer Properties
Ireland

140PosterThe Protective Role of Decoy Receptor 3 Analogue on Rat Steatotic Liver against Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Blocking M1/Th1 Polarization and Multiple Upstream Pathogenic Cascades
Taiwan

141OralImmunolabeling of TGF-β during Muscle Regeneration
France

142PosterDeveloping Medical Leaders: A Realistic Evaluation Study for Improving Patient Safety and Maximising Medical Engagement
United Kingdom

143OralEffectiveness of Cranberry Ingesting for Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Taiwan

144PosterProtective Effects of Lornoxicam on the Cortex and Hippocampus Regions of Brain after Global Cerebral Ischemia in Wistar Rats
India

145PosterAnti-Apoptotic Signaling from Prophylactic Erythropoietin Use to Prevent Injury from Ureteral Obstruction
Canada

146OralSex Differences in Age-Related AMPK-Sirt1 Axis Alteration in Human Heart
Germany

147PosterExpression of Fibrogenesis Markers after Mesenchymal Stem Cells Therapy for Experimental Liver Cirrhosis
Belarus

148PosterDetection of Biomechanical Stress for the Prevention of Disability Derived from Musculoskeletal Disorders
Mexico

149PosterDetection of Lymphedema after Breast Cancer in Yucatecan Women
Mexico

150PosterApplying the Eye Tracking Technique for the Evaluation of Oculomotor System in Patients Survived after Cerebellar Tumors
Russian Federation

151PosterSurface Selective Laser Sintering for Synthesis of Mechanoinducing Scaffolds with Multi-Layered Biointerface
Russian Federation

152PosterEffect of Noise Pollution on the Kidney Structure of Mouse Fetus: A Stereological Study
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

153PosterToxic Effects of Cloves on Sperm Parameter and Sex Hormones in Male Mouse
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

154PosterAmeliorative Effect of Captopril on Cyclophosphamide-Induced Hemorrhagic Cystitis in Rats
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

155OralMonitoring the Pollution Status of the Goan Coast Using Genotoxicity Biomarkers in the Bivalve, Meretrix ovum
India

SESSION 11
Chair : Yingyu Feng
156OralSurvey of Antibiotics Utilization among Inpatients in a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital
Nigeria

157OralCancer Incidence in New South Wales Australia during 2012-2015
Australia

158OralEpidemiological Characteristic of Dengue and Its Patients Perception: A Geo-Medical Study
India

159OralSpatial Analysis of the Perception of Family Planning among Teenage Mothers in Nigeria
Nigeria

160OralProbabilistic Approach to the Spatial Identification of the Environmental Sources behind Mortality Rates in Europe
Israel

161OralHealth Inequalities in the Global South: Identification of Poor People with Disabilities in Cambodia to Generate Access to Healthcare
Germany

162OralGender Analysis of the Marathon Body in Miranda Kenneally's Young Adult Sports Fiction
Spain

163PosterThe Use Of Actoprotectors by Professional Athletes
Bulgaria

164PosterCurrent Perspectives of Bemitil Use in Sport
Bulgaria

165PosterUtilizing the Analytic Hierarchy Process in Improving Performances of Blind Judo
United States

SESSION 12
Chair : Michal Pomianowski
166OralA Review on the Perception of Beşiktaş Public Square
Turkey

167OralEvaluation of Building Information Modeling Adoption in Indonesia Architectural Engineering and Construction Industry: Status, Obstacles, Potential Risks and Vital Drivers
United States

168OralDevelopment of Optimized Renovation Packages as Essential Value in Creation of the Successful Compelling Offer
Denmark

169PosterSulfur-Doped Hierarchically Porous Boron Nitride Nanosheets as an Efficient Carbon Dioxide Adsorbent
India

170OralWater Absorption Studies on Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
India

171PosterCarbon Stock Estimation of Urban Forests in Selected Public Parks in Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

172PosterEvaluation of the Integration of a Direct Reduction Process into an Existing Steel Mill
Germany

173PosterElectrochemical Properties of Li-Ion Batteries Anode Material: Li₃.₈Cu₀.₁Ni₀.₁Ti₅O₁₂
Poland

174OralHistorical Geotechnical Study and Evaluation of Project Progress for the Tafila City Center Development Project
Jordan

175PosterImprovement of Seismic Stability of Cultural Monuments through Installation of Active Seismic Protective Systems
Georgia

176PosterStudy of Properties of Concretes Made of Local Building Materials and Containing Admixtures, and Their Further Introduction in Construction Operations and Road Building
Georgia

177OralInvestigation of the Factors Influencing the Construction Planning Process Using Participant Observation Method
Qatar

178OralImproving the Constructability of Highway Design Plans
United States

179PosterA Construction Management Tool: Determining a Project Schedule Typical Behaviors Using Cluster Analysis
Uruguay

180PosterCurrent Status and a Forecasting Model of Community Household Waste Generation: A Case Study on Ward 24 (Nirala), Khulna, Bangladesh
Bangladesh

181OralAssessing Strategies and Decisions in Egyptian Construction Projects
Egypt

182OralComposite 'C' Springs for Anti-Seismic Building Suspension, Vehicles Suspension, Rockets Stage Separation, Satellite Injection on Orbit
France

183PosterMeasuring the Height of a Person in Closed Circuit Television Video Footage Using 3D Human Body Model
Korea, Republic Of

SESSION 13
Chair : Sawarni Hasibuan
184PosterDesigning the Futuristic Designers
India

185OralIntegration of Cleaner Production Innovation and Creativity for Sustainability Supply Chain of Small and Medium Enterprises Batik Bogor
Indonesia

186OralImprovement of Energy Consumption toward Sustainable Ceramic Industry in Indonesia
Indonesia

187OralValue Chain Analysis and Enhancement Added Value in Palm Oil Supply Chain
Indonesia

188PosterEnvironmental Quality On-Line Monitoring Based on Enterprises Resource Planning on Implementation ISO 14001:2004
Indonesia

189PosterRisk Based Maintenance as a Basic Assessment of Equipment Maintenance Priorities
Indonesia

190OralImpulsivity Leads to Compromise Effect
India

191OralLogistic Management Model of the 'Mango' Chain in Colombia
Colombia

192OralMicrostructure and Oxidation Behaviors of Al, Y Modified Silicide Coatings Prepared on an Nb-Si Based Ultrahigh Temperature Alloy
China

193OralProduction of Hard Nickel Particle Reinforced Ti6Al4V Matrix Composites by Hot Pressing
Turkey

194OralA Crystal Plasticity Approach to Model Dynamic Strain Aging
Turkey

195PosterTime Series Modelling and Prediction of River Runoff: Case Study of Karkheh River, Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic Of

196OralZipf-Mandelbrot Law, F-Divergences and the Jensen-Type Interpolating Inequalities
Croatia

197OralA Proof of the N. Davydov Theorem for Douglis Algebra Valued Functions
Haiti

198OralEffects of Vehicular Emission on Environmental Pollution in Lagos
Trinidad And Tobago

199OralNon-Linear Static Analysis of Screwed Moment Connections in Cold-Formed Steel Frames
India

200OralSteel Concrete Composite Bridge: Modelling Approach and Analysis
India

PROGRAM GUIDELINES 1.GUIDE FOR ORAL AND e-POSTER PRESENTATIONS We kindly ask ORAL presenters to prepare electronic presentations of 15 minutes (allowing 5 minutes for discussions) and e-POSTER presenters to prepare short electronic presentations of 5 minutes (allowing 5 minutes for discussions) (NO PRINT OUTS). A Linux-based operating system is used for both Oral and e-Poster presentations. All presenters should make a PDF file version of their presentation and upload it to the system. 2. PRESENTATION SET UP Laptop Computer, Projector, USB Flash Drive (No CD Drive), MS. PowerPoint/AcrobatReader 3. SYSTEM SECURITY ALERT As many delegates insert their USB devices into the laptop computer provided for the presentations, we cannot avoid Cyber/Computer viruses. You are kindly advised to bring a USB Flash Drive containing ONLY your .ppt, .ptx or .pdf presentation file or risk other files being corrupted or made permanently inaccessible. 4. ROLE OF THE SESSION CHAIR The duties of the Session Chair include the following: 1. Arrive at the conference hall at least 10 minutes before the session begins. Identify the paper presenters and discussant(s) in advance, and introduce yourself. Remind each presenter of the time limits that apply, and describe the method you will use to alert them of time limits during the actual presentation. 2. At the start of the session, introduce yourself to the audience, announce the session/title, and offer a brief overview indicating how the papers are related. 3. Prior to each presentation, introduce the speaker, announce the paper’s title, the name(s) of the author(s), and provide brief comments regarding the affiliation and/or background of each presenter. Identify the individual who will be speaking if it is someone other than the first author. 4. During the presentations enforce time limits strictly so that no author (or audience member) monopolizes someone else’s time. Oral paper presentations each have 20 minutes (15 minutes for full presentation papers, 5 minutes for discussions), and 10 minutes for e-Poster (electronic poster) presentations (5 minutes for poster presentation, 5 minutes for discussions). 5. Once presentations are complete (oral paper presentations and e-Poster presentations), the remaining time can be used for informal discussion between the audience and session participants. It is your job to field questions from the audience. 6. Try to conduct the session as informally as possible (e.g., use first names when addressing participants and members of the audience) to encourage as much audience participation as possible. 5. BEST PAPER AWARDS / BEST PRESENTATION AWARDS A 'Best Paper Award / Best Presentation Award' will be conferred on the author(s) of an abstract or a full paper presented at the conference. Selection is made based on the best combined marks of the abstract / paper review and presentation quality appraisal conducted by the Session Chair at the conference venue, and assessed by the Program Committee. Award winners will be announced after the conference. The author(s) of a selected paper/presentation will receive a signed and stamped official Best Paper Award / Best Presentation Award e-certificate.

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