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NMC-COMSATS-ISESCO International Conference on Mathematical Modelling Inaugurated in Abuja

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The International Conference on Mathematical Modeling was inaugurated by Prof. Adewale Roland Tunde Solarin, Director/Chief Executive of National Mathematical Centre (NMC), Nigeria, on 28th December 2015, at the Auditorium of the Nigerian National Atomic Energy Commission, Abuja, Nigeria. The event is being jointly organized by COMSATS; the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO); and the host institution, the NMC, on December 28-29, 2015. The inaugural ceremony of the event was attended by about 40 senior officials from relevant universities, research organizations and government departments of Nigeria, as well as local media personnel. The international conference is being attended by research scientists belonging to Bangladesh, Jordan, Pakistan, Senegal and Nigeria.

During his address at the inaugural ceremony, Prof. Solarin welcomed the local and foreign participants of the event, and thanked COMSATS and ISESCO for collaborating with NMC to organize this important activity. He shed light on the topics being covered during the Conference having focus on addressing major challenges faced by humanity, through mathematical modelling. Prof. Solarin acquainted the participants with the current activities of his Centre in the fields of mathematics, computer science, statistics and theoretical physics. He informed that NMC has been selected for the establishment of UNESCO Professorial Chair Programme in Mathematics (Algebra). Highlighting his Centre’s collaboration with COMSATS, Prof. Solarin stated that several Nigerian students have been awarded scholarships by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Pakistan, for pursuing post-graduate studies, some of which have already graduated. He thanked COMSATS for its consistent support towards the capacity building of Nigerian institutions, in general, and NMC, in particular.

On the occasion, a message of the Executive Director COMSATS, Dr. I. E. Qureshi, was read out by Mr. Farhan Ansari, Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes), COMSATS Headquarters. The Executive Director highlighted the applications of mathematical modelling in various fields of science and technology, having direct relevance to the socio-economic development. He expressed confidence that the event would facilitate scientific and technological cooperation among the participating scientists from different developing countries, and will enhance their capabilities to address challenges related to socio-economic development. The Executive Director noted that COMSATS is committed to developing and strengthening linkages among the countries of the South for the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge, and is also organizing collaborative research activities under its International Thematic Research Groups (ITRGs) programme. In this regard, he shed light on the activities of COMSATS’ ITRG on Mathematical Modelling, which would hold its second meeting in conjunction with the conference. He also highlighted the ongoing collaboration between COMSATS and ISESCO, and paid tributes to ISESCO for supporting COMSATS’ programmes and activities in the common Member States.

Dr. Ismail AbdelHamid, Science Expert, ISESCO, conveyed greetings of the Director General of ISESCO, H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, and expressed pleasure on ISESCO’s partnership with COMSATS and NMC for organizing this international conference. He recounted the applications of mathematical modelling in the fields of bioinformatics, agriculture, environmental protection and health. He informed that the promotion of science is the highest priority of ISESCO and its cooperation with COMSATS, in this regard, has been very fruitful. Dr. AbdelHamid informed that the two organizations jointly organize several capacity-building events each year, and also expressed pleasure on ISESCO’s involvement in the activities of COMSATS’ ITRG on Mathematical Modelling, by way of sponsoring the research project being undertaken by its members.

Also on the occasion, the senior officials and academicians belonging to universities and S&T/R&D organizations delivered goodwill messages. The two-day conference will feature presentation of research papers by the local and foreign participants, covering different topics related to the applications of mathematical modelling in various fields, like environmental protection, health, and energy generation.

Upcoming Events

Mar
11
Mon
2019
Workshop on Water Resources: Expected Crises and Strategies of Predomination, at National Research Centre, Egypt
Mar 11 – Mar 12 all-day

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Theme: “Rational Use of Water Resources”

Background and Rationale of the Workshop

Many parts of the world today are confronted by an acute water crisis that has several facets, including water deprivation among the world’s poor, fast-rising global water demand and climate change. The water security and poverty nexus is a particularly serious issue for development. Economic activity and growth, which are necessary for job creation and raising incomes in developing countries, depend on adequate, affordable and reliable supplies of water.

One of the main goals of the UN to be achieved by 2030 is to “substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity” (SDG No. 6).

Introduction

Keeping in mind the SDG number 17: “Partnerships for the Goals”; the National Research Centre (NRC), Cairo and the Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS), Islamabad are co-organizing a workshop entitled “Water Resources: Expected Crises and Strategies of Predomination”.

Aims and Objectives

The workshop is designed to be an intensive co-working for specialists in the academic, administration and industrial sectors in all subjects of interest related to Science, Technology and Innovation. It will give them an opportunity to discuss, exchange opinion and reach recommendations of how to maximize efforts for rational use of water resources.

Targeted Participants

This event targets a wide range of participants, including:

  • Young scientists working in Science, Technology and Innovation with specific emphasis on water resources.
  • Academician working in industrial and service sectors related to water resources, and
  • Mid-to senior-level government officials in related Ministries.

Language

All technical and discussion sessions of the workshop will be conducted in English language.

Financial Support

Accommodation for three nights in a suitable hotel and local transportation for international speakers and local administrative expenses of the workshop will be covered by NRC, Egypt. The economy class airfare and perdiam of the selected international speakers will be covered by COMSATS.

Themes

1. Water crisis in different parts of the world
2. Successful stories in water desalination
3. Successful stories in rational use of water in industrial sectors
4. Successful stories for rational use of water in agriculture
5. Future outlook regarding cooperative programs and projects among COMSATS Member States
6. Water recycling and utilization

How to Apply

Applications for participation (duly filled-in prescribed form, abstract of presentation, detailed CV and passport copy) are required to be submitted to NRC and COMSATS no later than Monday, 31st December 2018, at the following addresses:

Prof. Hosam El-Sayed
Assistant Vice President for Research &
International Relations
National Research Centre
33, El-Behouth St., 12311-Dokki,
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: (+20 100) 544 36 51
Fax: (+202 333) 701010
E-mail: hosam@trdegypt.org, hosamelsayed58@gmail.com

Mr. Farhan Ansari
Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad – Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9214515-7
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: farhan@comsats.org

Apr
16
Tue
2019
The 22nd Meeting of COMSATS Coordinating Council, 16-17 April 2019, Tianjin, China
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

The Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) is pleased to announce the convening of the 22nd meeting of its Coordinating Council scheduled to be held in Tianjin, China, on 16 – 17 April 2019. The meeting will be hosted by COMSATS’ Centre of Excellence, the Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The meeting programme includes a visit to TIB’s laboratories on 18th April 2019.

The Coordinating Council meets every year, inter alia, to: review the activities of COMSATS’ Network; follow up on the decisions and recommendations made in the previous meeting; and outline the future course of action.

Invitations and Confirmation of Participation

The Executive Director COMSATS has extended invitations to all members of the Coordinating Council. The representatives of some international partner organizations have also been invited to participate in the meeting as Observers.

COMSATS Headquarters is closely coordinating with the host institution (TIB) to ensure timely arrangements.

Agenda and Working Paper

The provisional Agenda of the meeting has been prepared. The detailed Working Paper and associated documents of the meeting are under preparation and will be electronically distributed to the Council members and other invitees during first half of March 2019.

For further details, please contact:

COMSATS Secretariat, Pakistan TIB, China

Mr. Tajammul Hussain
Advisor (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9204892
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: tajammul@comsats.org

Mr. Farhan Ansari
Sr. Assistant Director (Programmes)
COMSATS Headquarters
Shahrah-e-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: (+92-51) 9214515-7
Fax: (+92-51) 9216539
Email: farhan@comsats.org

Prof. Dr. Jibin Sun
Deputy Director-General
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Tianjin, China
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: 0086-22-84861949
Fax: 0086-22-84861943
Email: sun_jb@tib.cas.cn

Ms. Qianqian Chai
Officer of Foreign Affairs and Academic Exchange
Division of Science and Technology Development
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS)
32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: +86-2284861925
E-mail: chai_qq@tib.cas.cn
http://english.tib.cas.cn

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