Keynote Speakers

Prof. Andrew Carruthers
Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, School of Engineering, University of Bradford, UK

Senior academic at the University of Bradford which over twenty five years of experience in teaching and research in Operations Management with particular interests in the aerospace industry. Previously worked for British Aerospace (BAE) Commercial aircraft and the Rover car company in the UK. Graduated from the University of Bradford which a BSc in Industrial Technology and Management and then gained a “Postgraduate Certificate in Education” from Loughborough University of Technology. Awarded PhD from the University of Aston in Birmingham with a doctoral thesis focussed on the effect of advanced manufacturing on small and medium sized companies. Have collaborated internationally with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the United States, Alstadt-Sigmaringen University and the European University of Applied Sciences Rhein in Germany and the HZ University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

Speech Title: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Global Economy: Emerging Technological Themes

Abstract: Ten years on from the global economic crisis of 2008, the recovery has been a slow and problematic one with many parts of the world still coming to terms with the impact of recession.  The world has also become an increasingly uncertain place with many now being to question the direction and benefits of globalization together with unexpected political changes in the United States, UK and Europe. Set against this context, as we move towards the latter part of the first two decades of 21st century, the rate of change is taking place at an ever increasing pace with four key four driving forces presenting challenges to current thinking.  These being: the growth of urbanization and mega-cities; the acceleration of technological dissemination; greater global interconnectivity and an aging population.  Coping with these forces will require radical changes to existing technological paradigms within society, but will also present unique opportunities to transform the second half of the 21st century by the creation of sustainable economies, the move to towards electric transportation systems and the widespread use of intelligent manufacturing via the ‘internet of things’.   If the above is to be achieved, interdisciplinary research is essential and the themes of the conferences match this need well.


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.