The Arab School for Science and Technology (ASST) has the pleasure of inviting you to attend a conference on "Development of Welding Technology in the Arab World" , organized in cooperation with the International Institute of Welding (IIW), to be held from the 7th to the 9th of January 2009 In the ASST, Damascus, Syria.
Welding and joining technology improves peoples’ quality of life, through creating sustainable and environmentally friendly industrial development.
It does this in numerous ways, whether through creating power for lighting and cooking; potable water and safe sanitation; national infrastructure; efficient and effective transportation; accommodation both for living and working; a multitude of machines for different industrial applications, medical, health and safety devices or by many other ways.
This conference will help show and produce outcomes for use by companies, communities and individuals in the Arab World on how:
Welding and joining technology can be used for industrial development
The International Institute of Welding (IIW) can assist with technology innovation, development of competent skilled people, and technology information
The Arab Welding Associations can plan for, and implement, technology innovation.
1- Developments in Welding Process and Industrial Applications.
2- Quality of Welding.
3- Education – training and qualification.
4- The International Institute of Welding (IIW) and its Potential Positive Influence in The Arab World.
5- Some National Models for Technology Innovation.
Executive Director of the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA). Previously President of the International Institute of Welding (IIW).
Professor Smallbone is the Executive Director of the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA). He was the very successful 2005-2008 President of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), currently with a membership of 53 countries. He built up the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and founded the South African Skills Foundation.
Professor Smallbone has received many awards for his work from the AWS, SAIW, and WTIA. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (U.K.), The Welding Institute (U.K.), SAIW, and WTIA. His vision and enthusiasm continue to energise people from a wide range of industry, organisational and government backgrounds to work together for the benefit of the global community.
In 2006 the American Welding Society (AWS) awarded Professor Smallbone its International Meritorious Certificate Award in general recognition for his work internationally and in 2007 he was named amongst the 100 most influential engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia.
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Prof. Ulrich DILTHEY,
Prof. Dilthey is President of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) since 2008.
From 1989 to 2007 Prof. Dilthey was University Professor and Director of the ISF – Welding and Joining Research Institute, RWTH - Aachen University, Germany.
He is member of the Board of the German Welding Society (DVS) and Chairman of its Technical Committee.
Prof. Dilthey has been working for more than 35 years in different Working Units and positions of the International Institute of Welding (IIW).
Prof. Muneharu KUTSUNA
Prof. Kutsuna is the Chairman of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Committee of JWES (Japan Welding Engineering Society). Previously Prof Kutsuna worked for Kawasaki Heaving Industry Co., Ltd during ten years (from 1972 to 1982). Also Professor Kutsuna was a professor of University, Dept. of Material Science and Engineering of Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University until 2008.
His research fields include welding technology, welding metallurgy and laser material processing. He has the patents of Laser Roll Welding of dissimilar metal joints and Special Laser Peening.
Professor Kutsuna has established “Advanced Laser Technology Research Centre (ALTREC)” in April 1st 2008.
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Dr. Gerd DOBMANN
Chairman of IIW-Commission V (Quality control and Quality Assurance of welded products)
Mr. Yasuo ANZO
Mr. Anzo is member of the Secretariat of Japan Welding Engineering Society and of the IIW-International Authorisation Board (IAB).
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Dr. Eng. Ahmed RASSIS (Chair), Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) - Syria
Dr. Eng Wafik HARARA, Atomic Energy Commission of Syria (AECS) - Syria
Dr. Eng. Jamil ALSHEHNE, University of Aleppo - Syria
Dr. Eng Malek ALALI, University of Aleppo- Syria
Eng. Tarek ELHAKIM, Institut de Recherche Industrielle (IRI) - Lebanon
Eng. Moustafa ALZER, Syrian Company for Petroleum Transportation - Syria
The unabridged text of all lectures will be included in the proceedings. The proceedings may subsequently be published by an international publisher in a book format.
Thursday 18 December 2008: Submitting application form
Thursday 25 December 2008: Notification of accepted registration
About 70 professionals who are actively involved in the field of Development of Welding Technology in the Arab World will attend every session of the conference. The majority of the participants will be chosen from the Arab World, with a few openings available for Arab specialists working abroad.
The Official Language of the workshop is ENGLISH and will be used in all presentations, discussions, and printed materials.
Simply complete the attached Application Form and return it to the ASST before 18 December 2008, (No registration fees are required). All applicants will be considered on the basis of their qualifications and experience. Accepted applicants will be notified by 25, December, 2008.
If you are a non-Arab national you will need an entry visa to Syria. For visa information, please contact the Syrian Embassy in your country of residence.
All participants, except those who receive accommodation fellowship from ASST, are expected to cover their accommodation expenses. ASST will handle hotel reservation requests if received before the 1st January 2009. After this date, reservation requests should be addressed directly to the hotel. In addition, airport reception to and from the hotels can be arranged for participants who submit to ASST their travel details.
ASST offers fellowship to all the participants. The fellowship includes attending the conference, printed material, lunches and social activities. The participants should attend the entire conference. Failure to comply with these conditions will terminate the fellowship.
First Day 7 January 2009
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
Introduction /Developments in Welding Process
Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop
The International Institute of Welding (IIW) and its Potential Positive Influence in The Arab World and some National Models for Technology Innovation
IIW President 2005-2008
WTIA Executive Director
10:15-10:30 Tea/Coffee break
Overview of the challenges for Technology Innovation in the Arab World
Brainstorming by Group
Prof. Chris Smallbone
12:15-13:00 Lunch break
Developments in Welding Processes and Industrial Applications
Presentation 1: Arc Welding
Presentation 2: Electron Beam Welding
IIW President 2008-2011
15:00-15:15 Tea/Coffee break
Presentation 3: Laser and Laser-hybrid Welding
IIW President 2008-2011
Second Day 8 January 2009
Development in Welding process/Quality of Welding
Developments in Welding Processes and Industrial Applications (continued)
Presentation 4: Welding Automation, Robots and Sensors
10:15-10:30 Tea/Coffee break
Inspection and NDT of a Range of Industrial Applications
Advanced laser materials processing for automotive industry
12:30-13:15 Lunch break
- Quality management in welding
- Quality assurance activities by accreditation and third-party certification bodies
15:00-15:15 Tea/Coffee break
- Quality control and quality assurance of welded products
- Quality levels, Acceptance criteria, and joint quality evaluation
Third Day 9 January 2009
Quality of Welding / Education – training and qualification
Education, Training and Qualification
- Education at all levels (Academic institutions, Systems, Courses, Certification degrees, methods,
- IIW international Education, Qualification and Certification System of Welding Personnel
11:30 -13:30 Lunch break
European Welding Federation (EWF) Environmental Management System for manufacturers of welded products
- Presentation of the activities of Japan Welding Engineering Society (JWES) : Qualification and Certification for Welding Engineers and the activities of the Asia Welding Federation (AWF).
15:45-16:00 Tea/Coffee break
- Presentation of the Advanced Laser Technology Research
Centre – How to develop a new technology
The Way Forward including Action Plan