NSE 2017 International Engineering Conference
Posted: 12/Sep/2017
The Nigerian Society of Engineers in collaboration invites Technical Papers for the year 2017 International Engineering Conference holding at Chida Events Centre, Utako Abuja between November 20th -24th 2017. 
 
Theme: 
"DIVERSIFICATION OF NIGERIAN ECONOMY: ENGINEERING PERSPECTIVE" 
 
Date:     20th - 24th November, 2017
Venue:   Chida Events Centre, Utako Abuja 
 
OBJECTIVES 
*   Analyze the current policy direction and the state of critical infrastructure required to propel diversification of the nation's economy 
*   Characterize the comparative advantages of the various endowments of the nation and draw strategies on how to leverage on them to enhance the performance of the nation's production Sector
*   Review the challenges that retard the local production capability of the nation and strategize how to support import substitution and export promotion of goods and services
*   Develop a sustainable human and institutional capacity development plan to drive the economic diversification and make Nigeria competitive
*   Design an integrated and coordinated approach that would stimulate sector synergy and collaboration at national, regional, state and local Government levels to ensure sustainable growth of rural economies. 
*   Advocate for the promotion of private sector led monitoring, evaluation and feedback mechanism in infrastructural development and utilization.
*   Develop framework for the promotion of ease of doing business that would stimulate sustainable private sector investments. 
 
SUB-THEMES 
The following sub-themes shall be addressed among others:
1. Indispensability of quality and reliable physical and social infrastructure for sustainable economic diversification
2. Strategies to revive local manufacturing Industries for import substitution and export promotion in areas of competitive advantage: 
*    Engineering Industries (Machine tools, Automotives, Locomotives, Marines, Electrical. Electronics, Textile Equipment, Boilers and Pressure Vessels, Conveyors and lifting devices) 
*    Chemical and Petrochemical Industries
*    Minerals and Metallurgical Industries 
*    Agro Allied Industries 
*    ICT and Automation Industries 
3. Quality standards and assurances in Engineering Industries, Chemicals & Petrochemicals; Minerals & Metallurgical; Agro Allied and ICT & Automation Industries for competitiveness 
4. Regulatory and legal reforms necessary for quality delivery of engineering services in the areas: laboratory, inspections, testing, certifications, drilling, logistics, appraisals etc. 
5. Capacity development for enhanced Maintenance, Repairs & Fabrications; Vendoring of Machinery & Equipment, and Engineering Materials. 
6. Pathway to Strengthen Nigerian Engineering firms in Consulting, Contracting and Manufacturing for competitiveness
7. Institutionalization and Promotion of responsive R&D, technology adaptation through SMEs for maximum exploitation of endowments to address critical needs. 
8. Framework for advancing engineering education for the generation of entrepreneurs and promotion of rural economy on a sustainable basis 
9. Unleashing the power of intellectual property rights (IPR) to encourage and promote products development and branding.
 
EXHIBITIONS: 
Industrialists, developers, Universities, Research and Development Organizations, etc are invited to display their products/innovations during the conference. Details can be obtained with the national headquarters of NSE. 
 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF THE MANUSCRIPT
1. Presentation Medium:
Manuscripts accepted for the Conference must be submitted in electronic form as a single electronic file on CD-ROM or Flash Drive. The current software format is that of Microsoft Word (MS-Word) latest edition. 
 
2. Illustrations and graphics: 
All drawings shall be prepared electronically with software compatible with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. MS-PowerPoint, Visio) and integrated seamlessly into the MS-Word document. Photographs shall also be digitized into JPEG format and inserted seamlessly into the MS-Word document 
 
3. Equations 
Mathematical equations shall be constructed within the MS-Word document, using the Microsoft Equation Editor included with the MS-Office suite. 
 
4. Tables 
All tables shall be labeled at the top with the word "Table" followed by a sequential numerical letter. 
 
5. Layout
Paper size:           A4 
Margins:  
Left margin:        3cm
Right margin:     3cm 
Top margin:        3cm
Bottom margin:  3cm  
 
DEADLINES 
i) Notification of Acceptance of Papers, 30th Sept, 2017 Electronic Submission should be sent to the following email address: 
E-mail: ogooobiezu@yahoo.com 
 
FOR ENQUIRIES: 
Conference Technical Sub- Committee:
Engr. Prof. Sadiq. Z. Abubakar, FNSE
School of Post Graduate Studies (SPGS), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria PMB 1045, Kaduna State.
+08035066982, 08037302233 
E-mail:  szabubakar@yahoo.co.uk, ogooobiezu@yahoo.com 
 
OR 
The Executive Secretary
The Nigerian Society of Engineers, National Engineering Centre, Off National Mosque-Labour House Road Central Business Area, Abuja, Nigeria 
E-mail:  info@nse.org.ng, es@nse.org.ng 
Tel:     08033261862
 
Signed 
Engr. Sola Obadimu, MNSE 
Executive Secretary