International Conference on Metamorphosis of Engineering Sciences Towards Sustainable Smart Cities (MES3C)
23rd-24th June, 2022
The Department of Applied Sciences and Department of Civil Engineering organized an online International Conference on “Metamorphosis of Engineering Sciences Towards Sustainable Smart Cities (MES3C)” on 23rd-24th June, 2022.
The Conference aimed to bring together Engineers, Architects, Green Technologists, Environmental and Social Scientists, Computer Engineers, Data Scientists and other stakeholders to deliberate on emerging issues in context with sustainable smart cities and apprise future directions.
The Inaugural Ceremony commenced in the presence of Prof. (Dr.) Pardeep Kumar – Pro Vice Chancellor & Dean, FET; Prof. (Dr.) Geeta Nijhawan, Associate Dean, FET; Prof. (Dr.) Sunita Bansal (Conference Co-Chair), Head – Department of Civil Engineering; Prof. (Dr.) Jyoti Chawla (Convener), Head – Department of Applied Sciences; Prof. (Dr.) Anjali Gupta (Convener), Department of Civil Engineering; Prof. (Dr.) Vijay Kumar (Co-convenor), Department of Applied Sciences; Prof. (Dr.) Shaguffta Jabin (Co-convenor) Department of Applied Sciences; Dr. Rajeev Kumar (Organizing Secretary), Associate Professor, Department of Applied Sciences; Dr. Kapil Gupta (Organizing Secretary), Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Sciences, Dr. Ashish Grover (Organizing Secretary), Associate Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering; Mr. Yaman Hooda (Organizing Secretary), Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, FET.
Dr. Pooja Khurana, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Sciences, FET, welcomed the dignitaries to the event. Prof. (Dr.) Sunita Bansal, Conference Co-Chair started with a welcome address and briefed about the departments and conference. She gave information about 4 keynote sessions & 8 Technical sessions. More than 80 papers were received from various institutions and about 200 delegates participated in this conference.
In the inaugural speech, Prof. (Dr.) Pardeep Kumar laid emphasis on collaborative works of researchers in different branches of Science and Engineering. Prof. Kumar focused on the need of understanding the importance of the concept of sustainable development and how it affects the various pillars of cities, making them known as “smart” cities. He stressed upon the importance of such types of conferences and with utmost gratitude to all the participants for making the Conference a success. He further conveyed the blessings shared by Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Srivastava, MRIIRS for successfully planning the conference on such a topic that is need of the hour for implementing multi – disciplinary research in different areas of applied sciences, engineering and architecture.
Renowned Professors joined for the plenary session as keynote speakers.
The first keynote speaker Prof. (Dr.) Nitin Kumar Tripathi, AIT, Thailand talked about “Evaluation of Quality of Life, Evaluation for Sustainable Cities”. Dr. Tripathi shared his research on the determination of the quality of the life of people by considering the city of Khon Kaen, Thailand. He identified the Livable City Index (LCI) with the computational techniques of Fuzzy Logic and Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP), by gathering the data through GIS software application.
Next Keynote lecture was delivered by Prof. (Dr.) John Tookey, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on “Construction IT and Design Management in a Smart Built Environment”. Dr. Tookey briefed about the emerging scenario of the Built Environment towards smart cities. He focused on the various parameters that aim in bringing a smart and sustainable environment in the society with the technological advancements in the field of construction industry and management.
Day 2 began with the session delivered by Keynote speaker Prof. (Dr.) Arun Kumar, IIT Delhi on “Fitting health risks estimation within water reuse needs for the Smart City”. The session had a brief description on different trends of water usage and human contacts. He discussed in detail the various activities of water reuse. He also focused on the presence of pathogens or trace contaminants that are highly prone to human health risk. Another Keynote speaker was Dr. Pradeep. K. Goyal, Associate Professor, DTU, New Delhi. He delivered his lecture on the topic “Risk Assessment”. Dr. Goyal covered the disaster vulnerability domain towards smart and sustainable cities. Dr. Goyal discussed the different measures that a city can take to become “smarter” and “sustainable” when its disaster management and risk assessment work effectively and efficiently. He enlightened the audience by presenting his research work on vulnerability assessment towards cyclones on coastal areas.
Overall, 80 papers were presented in the following four different tracks of the conference:
1. Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure
2. Sustainable Development
3. Sustainable Materials & Techniques
4. Sustainable Computing Systems
It was a great experience for all the researchers and participants who were present. Four papers from various sessions received best paper award, followed by the conclusion remarks and vote of thanks by Convenors – Prof. Jyoti Chawla and Prof. Anjali Gupta.