Time Description Location
07:00 - 11:30 REGISTRATION Mezzanine
"WiMAX: The Broadband Wireless Access Technology" Awal 3
Mr. Wafik Ajoor
FCCI-Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
This tutorial is designed to be applicable to managers who are concerned with the system integration, network realization and operation for profit of broadband wireless access networks as well as engineers and technicians who are interested in technical issues of broadband wireless access networks to allow them to make sound engineering judgments.
"Semiconductor Nanotechnology"                                                     Awal 2
Dr. Ali Iranmanesh
Founder and Chairman of Silicon Valley Technical Institute (SVTI), USA
Since the first integrated circuit was created about 50 years ago, the idea of transistors on silicon becoming the building blocks for intelligent processors has transformed almost every facet of daily life. Today the semiconductor technology is well recognized for the fundamental revolution it has brought to the advancement of electronics technology though creation of “chip”. Computers and all electronic products are using components called IC, which stands for Integrated Circuit. Each IC encapsulates one or more pieces of silicon called “silicon chip” or simply “chip”. A silicon chip is a piece of silicon that can hold thousands and at times millions of transistors. The progression from silicon to doped silicon to transistors to chips, along with continuous reduction of geometries from generation to generation, is what has made microprocessors and other electronic devices so inexpensive and ubiquitous in today's society.  The fundamental principles behind making chips are surprisingly simple but the miracle is the constant refinement of those principles to the point where, today, tens of millions of transistors can be inexpensively formed onto a  single chip.  Even though chips are widely used, how the process for transformation of simple sand (silicon) into a highly complex chip occurs is less widely known. This tutorial explores the process for manufacturing of silicon chips and creating ICs in a simple to understand language. In addition the tutorial provides an overview of recent advancements in semiconductor technology and the trends toward nanofabrication.
"How to Specify, Design, Construct, Test, Install and Commission Power Management Systems"                               Awal 1
Mr. Terry Hazel
Schneider Electric France, USA
This tutorial will describe how each of these functions can be designed, tested and commissioned. The solutions for each of these functions is not unique and thus different possibilities will be presented. Since the key issue is a reliable power supply, the concept of Robust Control will be used as the basis for the implementation of these functions. This concept will be explained in the tutorial.
"Data Fusion for Sensor Networks– Potential Applications for the Power, Petrochemical and Oil and Gas Industries"                                                                                        Dana 5
Dr. Salah Sukkarieh
Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia
This tutorial is for those interested in knowing more about the underlying principles behind scalable and robust sensor networks and how they can be used to provide effective means of monitoring the environment. The tutorial will cater for those in the scientific and industrial community and will focus mainly on how these two communities bridge together to bring about realistic and effective systems. Those in the Power, Petrochemical and Oil and Gas Industries are encouraged to attend to see how this technology could be used in their industries.
Lunch Sponsored by NESIC
16:00 - 18:30 ISBIR Workshop: IEEE Student Branches Industry Relations (ISBIR) Awareness Workshop for IEEE-GCC Students Murjan