Call for Papers – Jamaica Engineer’s Week September 2013 Print

The Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) will be hosting a three day Conference from Monday September 23 to Wednesday September 25, 2013 at the Terra Nova Hotel, Kingston Jamaica. The theme of the conference is "Applying Engineering Solutions to Facilitate Regional Development".

Presentations will be made on topics related to the latest developments in engineering. The objective of the conference is to provide a platform for engineers, architects, scientists, planners and academicians to promote, share, and discuss new issues, innovations and developments in different areas of engineering.

Papers are invited on the general conference theme as well as on related topics. These may include but will not be limited to the following areas:

  1. Energy
    • Energy generation
    • Analysis of production planning in the energy sector
    • Real option analysis in the energy sector
    • Finance and investment of renewable energy projects
    • Alternative energy solutions (Hydrogen fuel, Waste to energy, or Geothermal Energy, etc.)
    • Renewable energy
  2. Regional Development Issues
    • Project management, construction management and contract administration
    • Life Cycle Assessment, Risk Assessment, Health and Safety Impact Assessment, New materials & structured products
    • Dock, harbour, port development and Coastal Engineering
    • Sustainable & clean technologies
    • Environmental Issues: Ecosystems; Pollution and monitoring
    • Transportation
    • Housing
    • Cleaner technologies, control, treatment & remediation techniques
    • Water supply and wastewater treatment
    • Solid waste and waste management (industrial, domestic, natural)
    • Telecommunications and cyber security
    • Communications systems and distributed control in manufacturing enterprises
    • Agro-processing
    • Flood analysis and mapping
    • Hazard mapping and risk assessment
    • Climate change evaluation and adaptation
    • Earthquake and tsunami risk assessment
  3. Building Codes and Standards
    • National Building Code
    • Standard for infrastructure development
    • International standards
    • Emerging technologies in design and manufacturing
    • Status of promulgation/legislation of the National Building Code
    • Regional practices
    • Design and operations of manufacturing systems for responsiveness
    • Process design and optimization
    • Product innovation, development and economics
    • Road design, maintenance and repair

Abstracts (of not more than 300 words) should be submitted for consideration by April 30 2013 to the JIE Conference Planning Committee, 2 Winchester Road, Kingston 10 or by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Abstracts should be in English and contain a title, author's names and full contact detail(s).

Successful authors will be notified by May 21, 2013 and will be required to submit an electronic copy of the paper (not exceeding 10 pages) along with a passport sized photograph and a brief resume, including affiliation. Full papers should be submitted no later than July 30, 2013.

Papers should focus on applied research, case studies and lesson learnt.