The Fifth International Conference on Engineering and Sustainability (ICES5)
Venue: Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza City, Palestine
Date: 4-5 November 2014

The fifth International Conference on Engineering and Sustainability (ICES5), jointly organized by the faculty of Engineering at Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza City (Palestine) and UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA (USM), Malaysia , is scheduled on November 4-5, 2014. The conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the world to exchange and share their experiences and research results in different aspects in advanced engineering and sustainability; they will also  discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.



1.   Building Design and Construction

  1. Extending the lifespan of structures (assessment, renovation, reuse, strengthening, etc.).
  2. Green buildings.
  3. Material recycling and minimization of construction waste.
  4. Construction management.
  5. Energy (utilization, building management system, etc.).
  6. Other issues.


2.   Infrastructure and Environment

  1. Water and wastewater (water resources and distribution, wastewater collection, treatment and reuse, storm water collection, infiltration, harvesting and reuse, operation and maintenance, etc.).
  2. Solid waste management.
  3. Air Quality Control and Management. 
  4. Transportation and Highway.
  5. Energy conservation, power generation, power transmission and distribution (fuel, Renewable energy “solar, wind, sea, smart gird/community, micogrid, etc.).
  6. Sustainable cities (affordable housing, pollution routing problem algorithms and its implications on vehicle routing problem, etc.).
  7. GIS and GPS systems and applications.
  8. Other issues.


3.   Technologies, Policy and Education

  1. Integrated sustainability (engineering, social and economic, etc.).
  2. Architectural planning (building technology, urbanization, etc.).
  3. Innovative, engineering technologies (solid mechanics and machine design, energy systems and applications, construction, etc.).
  4. Industrial sustainability.
  5. Socioeconomic (social justice, best practices, challenges and opportunities, etc.).
  6. Policies and regulations.
  7. Green economy.
  8. Materials science (nanomaterials, carbon nano tubes, smart materials, shape memory alloys, etc.)
  9. Materials and Process (nanomaterials, carbon nano tubes, smart materials, shape memory alloys, fatigue of metals, fracture mechanics, etc.).
  10. Curriculum development.
  11. Environment, health and safety.
  12. Sustainability indicators.
  13. Knowledge management (multicriteria decision making applications, database management, etc.).
  14. Sustainable manufacturing (remanufacturing and recycling, product design impact on manufacturing, clean production, etc.).
  15. Other issues.


4.   Control and Communication

  1. Power system protection, operation and control.
  2. Control and embedded systems (fuzzy control, automation, robotics, mechatronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanical vibrations and noise, etc.).
  3. Signal processing (computer vision, image, digital system design, etc.).
  4. Communication and photonics (optical, satellite, space, wireless, antenna, telecommunication, etc.).
  5. Sensors and management systems (micro-machines, optical, electrical, etc.). 
  6. Other issues.



5.   Information System and Computer Engineering

  1. Artificial intelligence (data mining, neural network, expert systems, etc.).
  2. Computer networks (ad hoc networks, sensor networks, protocols, security, applications, etc.).
  3. Modeling and simulation (finite element analysis, etc.).
  4. Distributed computing and applications (cluster computing, cloud computing, and mobile computing, etc.).
  5. Multimedia and web applications.

   vi.          Other issues.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Yours sincerely,


Dr. Fahid Rabah

Conference Chair