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QU announces upcoming World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET) next month | Qatar University

QU announces upcoming World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET) next month

2020-01-15
QU announces upcoming World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET) next month

Qatar University (QU) College of Engineering (CENG) holds a press conference this week to announce the launch of the World Congress of Engineering and Technology (WCET), which will be organized at the Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel from 2-5 February 2020.

The WCET will join both the IEEE International Conference on Informatics, IoT, and Enabling Technologies (ICIoT’20) and International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC2020).
CIC 2020 is co-organized by Qatar University, the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ and the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME). It is sponsored by a number of leading organization and companies. The sponsors on the platinum category are Qatari Diar, AlSarh Holding Group, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar Rail, Qatar National Tourism Council, and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). The sponsors on the gold category are JH Construction and Al-Waha Contracting and Trading Company. On the silver category are Qatar Building Company, AlTawfeeq and Partners Contracting and WSP.
ICIoT’20 is sponsored by QNRF, Qatar National Tourism Council, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Ministry of Transport and Communications and Dell.

During the press conference CENG Dean Dr. Khalid Kamal Naji said, “The upcoming congress will include plenary sessions and keynote lectures on various topics related to informatics, e-health, Internet of Things (IoT), enabling technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), infrastructure, and construction. We expect that the congress will provide a forum for exchanging technical information, disseminating high-quality research results, presenting new policies and scientific progress in this area.”
Mr. Ahmed Al-Ansari, Director of the Technical Office at Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’ said, "This conference is one of the high-value conferences that we co-organize and we hope to continue the organization of the conference bi-annually because of the high importance of the infrastructure in the country. This event comes as a result of efforts of communication and cooperation between all parties and will form a building block for the establishment of a permanent conference in this field with the participation of researchers, specialists and those with expertise to exchange views and solutions, especially relating to the construction sector.”
He adds, “Ashghal will participate through several research papers of high value in the engineering and construction sector, which will be discussed in the conference, in addition to the participation of experts as executive speakers.”
MME Head of Infrastructure Planning Department Mr. Ali Farish Al-Salem, was also present at the press conference and said, “The ministry is working to achieve a smart and sustainable infrastructure at the state level in cooperation with other executive bodies in the state to support urban, economic and social development towards the goal of Qatar National Vision 2030.”

He adds, “This is achieved through several axes that are summarized in enhancing the efficiency of comprehensive urban plans of the state and developing planning legislation, strengthening and activating partnership between the public and private sectors to participate in development projects in the country, and to promote and activate the efficiency of operation and investment in infrastructure and its sustainability.”

QU’s Head of Computer Science and Engineering Department Dr. Sumaya Al Maadeed said, “ICIoT’20 aims to provide a forum for sharing ideas and new research advances among researchers and practitioners working on state-of-the-art solutions. The conference is expected to attract renowned researchers as keynote speakers, organize training sessions and tutorials and present recent advances in the field.”

QU’s Head of Civil and Architectural Engineering Department Dr. Mohammed Hussein said, “The aim of CIC2020 is to provide a platform to discuss next-generation infrastructure and its construction among key players such as researchers, industry professionals and leaders, local government agencies, clients, construction contractors and policymakers in the construction industry. The central theme of the conference is in civil infrastructure and construction with special emphasis on important aspects for the industrial sector such as sustainability, innovation and technological impact.”

The conference will include a number of professional partners from engineering societies inside and outside Qatar including the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), Engineers Australia, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) and Qatar Green Building Council. The conference will have world-class keynote speakers from top international engineering organizations and societies and host policy makers and key figures in the field of infrastructure and construction in Qatar to present at the conference.

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