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Keynote Speaker


Prof. T. Hikmet Karakoc
Anadolu University, Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Turkey

T. Hikmet Karakoc is a Full Professor in Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. He received his MSc and PhD in 1983 and 1987, respectively. He has published many papers at various national and international conferences, while he has authored several books. He is a member of many journals and associations. Professor Karakoc is also in charge of Editor-In Chief role at the International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, the International Journal of Engineering and Technology, the Journal of Sustainable Aviation Researches. He is president of SARES ( Sustainable Aviation Research Society) and Founding Chair of ISSA (International Symposium of Sustainable aviation). His research areas include aviation, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, energy and energy economy, exergy, gas turbine engines, fuels, sustainable development, isolation and installation.

Speech Title: Sustainable Aviation Technologies and SARES (Sustainable Aviation Research Society)

Abstract: In the last decade energy costs depending on global crisis considerably increase. As a result of this issue efficient and sustainable energy consumption recently gain currency. Another major concern leading sustainable energy consumption is known to be environmental issues and global warming. The aviation industry is one of the major sectors utilizing high quantity energy and inducing environmental damage. In this framework, sustainable aviation technologies such as green airports, green engines, green aircraft, more electric and all electric aircraft and so on is a hot topic during the last years. To achieve more sustainable airports, it is essential to prefer environment products and applications e.g. waste water treatment, solid waste management, and power generation from waste. Energy management and energy efficient building design are also key points in this manner. Green aircraft and green engine concepts are mostly associated and integrated solutions for a sustainable aviation in the future. Recent studies in this area indicate a hot prospect of the employment of biofuels and alternative fuels in the aircraft engines. On the other hand, development in material sciences show promise of composite and more environment friendly material applications in aviation industry, specifically commercial aircraft. More and all electric aircraft technologies are commonly discussed and studied topics by both scientists and industry. Progress in this field of science may lead us to power all aircraft systems using electric battery packs and similar technologies. Autonomous system design and controller systems are another vital players for future of the sustainable aviation technologies. For a better future of the humanity sustainable development is required in each sector. The Sustainable Aviation Research Society (SARES) has been established to contribute sustainable development in aviation sector. Many projects and researches coordinated by SARES are realized and are planned to be realized for this purpose. In the current paper, the way to achieve sustainable development in aviation sector is comprehensively explained and presented in the framework of mentioned projects and researches. The consequences of this paper may be beneficial for the researchers interested in aerospace, energy and environmental sciences.

Plenary Speakers


Prof. Chien-Yuan Chen
National Chiayi University, Taiwan

Dr. Chien-Yuan Chen is a Professor at the Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, National Chiayi University, Taiwan ROC. He holds MSc in Geotechnical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, and PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, in 2001. He has over 15 years of academic and research experience. He published over 50?? peer-reviewed research conference and journal papers. His present academic roles include: Associate Editor of the International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET, ISSN: 1793-8236); Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Knowledge Engineering, ISSN: 2382-6185. Dr. Chen is the current Chairman at the Department of Civil and Water Resources Engineering in National Chiayi University, Taiwan. Also, he is member of the Disaster Management Society of Taiwan and The Chinese Soil and Water Conservation Society (CSWCS); and reviewer for more than 15 international journals. His research is focused on the disaster prevention management and system, disaster prevention education, debris flow and landslide hazards prevention and mitigation, geotechnical engineering, GIS application and numerical modeling.

Speech Title: Construction of 3D Rainfall Threshold Surface for Debris Flow Warning

Abstract: Rainfall-induced debris flow caused by climate change has recently become a threat to human life worldwide. Types of rainfall characteristics, namely, high rainfall intensity for a short duration, high accumulated rainfall for a long duration, and postseismic effects were investigated to build a 3D rainfall threshold surface for debris flow warning. Rainfall parameters including effective accumulated rainfall, intensity, and duration were investigated in the 3D analysis. The construction of a 3D rainfall threshold surface enhances knowledge on the rainfall characteristics that initiate debris flows. Rainfall monitoring in consideration of different rainfall characteristics can improve predictions of debris flow and thus facilitate the issue of timely warnings.


Prof. Shey-Huei Sheu
Providence University, Taiwan

Shey-Huei Sheu is a Chair Professor of Department of Statistics and Informatics Science at the Providence University. He is an Honorary Chair Professor of the Department of Industrial Management at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He received his M.S. degree (1979) in applied mathematics from the National Tsing Hua University and his Ph.D. degree (1987) in statistics from the University of Kentucky. He has published in journals such as Naval Research Logistics, Journal of Applied Probability, RAIRO Operations Research, Microelectronics and Reliability, Reliability Engineering and System Safety, International Journal of Systems Science, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, Journal of the Operational Research Society, European Journal of the Operational Research, Computers and Operation Research, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Quality Engineering, Asia-Pacific Journal of the Operational Research, Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Communications in Statistics-Simulation and Computation, Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation, International Journal of Production Economics, Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Expert Systems, International Journal of Computer Mathematics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Production Research, Applied Mathematical Modelling, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and Annals of Operations Research.

Speech Title: The Imperfect Age Maintenance Policies with Random Working Times

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate imperfect maintenance policies for a system with random working times. When the system fails, itis subject to one of two types of failures with age-dependent probability: type I failure can be removed by minimal repair and type II failure must be rectified by replacement. The system is preventively replaced before type II failure at time T or at the N-th completion of working projects, whichever occurs first.The expected cost per unit time is derived as a criterion of optimality and the optimal policy that minimizes that cost is discussed analytically.