The International Symposium on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences (ISBENS) is an international platform for scholars, researchers and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of Biological Engineering, Natural Sciences and all sub-fields.


2017 ISBENS will take place from August 14-16, 2017 in Osaka, Japan. Prospective authors are invited to submit original research abstracts or full papers which were not, are not and have not been submitted/published/under consideration in other conferences and journals. 


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Prof. Sergei Gorlatch 

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Sergei Gorlatch

Universitaet Muenster
Institut fuer Informatik

Topic:  High-Level Development of Real-Time Distributed Applications


Keynote Summary:  We consider an emerging class of challenging networked multimedia applications called Real-Time Online Interactive Applications (ROIA). ROIA are networked applications connecting a potentially very high number of users who interact with the application and with each other in real time, i.e., a response to a user’s action happens virtually immediately. Typical representatives of ROIA are multiplayer online computer games, advanced simulation-based e-learning and serious gaming. All these applications are characterized by high performance and QoS requirements, such as: short response times to user inputs (about 0.1-1.5 s); frequent state updates (up to 100 Hz); large and frequently changing numbers of users in a single application instance (up to tens of thousands simultaneous users). This talk will address two challenging aspects of future Internet-based ROIA applications: a) using Mobile Cloud Computing for allowing high application performance when a ROIA application is accessed from multiple mobile devices, and b) managing dynamic QoS requirements of ROIA applications by employing the emerging technology of Software-Defined Networking (SDN).


Prof. Dr. Abdurazzag Ali Aburas 

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Abdurazzag Ali Aburas

School of Engineering and Sciences
Computer Engineering Dept.
College of agriculture, School of Engineering
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Topic:  Big data: R for Reduction


Keynote Summary:  Today big data or data science is emerge and big issue for big industries such as telecommunication, banking, healthcare and big educations environments such as research universities. We need big data analytic because it does reflect many high impact information needed in business and government and/or private sectors. The aim of this talk presentation a reviewing elements of big data, current research work challenges issues in architecture design, store data and information/data retrieve. Big database types such as cloud, big data security, software engineering solutions and big data search engines are reviewed.


Also, with the exponential growth of data collected and available, the need to properly sort and use that data efficiently arises. This poses new challenges to agencies and almost all businesses. These huge amounts of data are known as big data, and this presentation covers the basic techniques used and real world applications and good usage of the data collected. An introduction of R language is presented. The scenarios of usage are countless and almost every company has to deal with big data problem, whether it needs to keep record of their sales, information about their customers or technical information. Therefore, big data techniques must have a reduction (R) tools not compression tools to obtain useful data.


ISBENS History

2016 ISBENS was held in Sapporo, Japan, during July 19-21.

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Workshop Topic:  Engineering Education: Curriculum Design, Delivery And Assessment For Effective Learning

Chee Ming Chan 

Workshop Speaker: Chee-Ming Chan

 Associate Professor
 Deputy Dean (Academic & Research)
 Centre for Graduate Studies
 Faculty of Engineering Technology (Geotech. Eng.) 
 Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia


Alina Shamsuddin 

Workshop Speaker: Alina Shamsuddin

 Associate Professor
 Deputy Dean (Teaching, Learning & Academic Training)
 Centre for Academic Development & Training / 
 Faculty of Technology Management & Business
 Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

This workshop aims at giving an overview of the transformation of engineering programmes teaching in innovative ways but adhering to predetermined learning outcomes in an organized, structured manner. The systematic development and execution of the curriculum would ensure effective learning on the part of the students, and effective teaching on the part of the lecturer. Following is the outline of the workshop.


Keywords: learning outcomes, curriculum structure, delivery methods, assessment


Curriculum Design
1. Traditional vs. structured delivery approach
2. Four steps in curriculum design
3. Curriculum structure development
4. Needs analysis
5. Sustainability of programme


Curriculum Delivery
6. Planning of delivery
7. Delivery techniques
8. Student assessment
9. Programme evaluation


Relationship Between Learning & Assessment
10. Learning domains
11. Purpose of assessment
12. Aligning assessment with learning outcomes
14. Definitions
15. Case study


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