Prof. Ezendu Ariwa,

University of Bedfordshire, UK

Professor Ezendu Ariwa is Professor of Practice in Computing at the University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, Faculty of Computer Science and Technology. He also holds the position of Visiting Professor, Gulf University, Bahrain, Visiting Professor, University of Lagos, Nigeria and Visiting Professor, Kano State Polytechnics, Nigeria as well as Visiting Affiliate of the Green IT Observatory, RIMT University, Australia and Visiting Affiliate of ICT University, USA. He also holds the position of Director - Technical and Non-Executive Director and Research Professor for Enterprise Projects at Sun Bio IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd, India. He is also a member of the Elite Group of The British Computer Society (BCS), member of British Institute of Facilities Management and Fellow of Global Strategic Management, Inc., Michigan, USA and Member of the UK Council for Health Informatics. He is the Co-ordinator of the Digital Enterprise Research Group (DERG), African Research in Business Group (ARBG) and working with the team to achieve African Business and Enterprise Research Observatory (ABERO) at the London Metropolitan Business School. The ABERO achieved good collaboration with multicultural SMEs in the United Kingdom, with respect to mentoring and working on joint professional development enterprise programmes. He has experience of doctoral research supervision as well as doctoral external examiner for various Universities both in the UK and internationally. He has a good research profile and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing (IJGC), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems (IJCDS), Journal of E-Technology, and the Associate Editor of the International Journal of E-Politics and the Associate Editor of International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST). He is a member of Policy Co-ordination Committee of the International Research Foundation for Development (A Corporation of NGO in special Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations). His research interest includes: Green Technology and Corporate Sustainability, Strategic Information Systems, E-Learning and Knowledge Management, Consumer Electronics and Broadcast Technology, ICT for Development and Facilities Management, Knowledge Transfer in Developing Economy, Open Learning and Social Enterprise, Green Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, Social Media and Energy Management Systems.

Speech Title: Consumer Electronics and Green Technology Sustainability for Facilities Management in Electronics Retail Sectors
Abstract: This research concerns Consumer Electronics and Green Technology Sustainability for Facilities Management in Electronics Retail Sectors. The research demonstrates the benefits of Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management (CEdFM) and emphasised that it may be realized in a number of ways. The approach in this research work, given the immaturity of the Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management field, is exploratory and descriptive.
This research treats the claims of the benefits made by proponents of various Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management (CEdFM) approaches, and the application of such approaches to the electronics retail sectors.
The research gives a means of addressing the questions "What Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management practices are used by certain Electronic retailers, what benefits do they identify, and how do these benefits compare to the stances taken in the Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management and Electronic retailing literatures?" One feature of the CEdFM literature that receives particular attention here is the contrast some see between traditional Facilities Management practices and the emerging set of Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management possibilities. Retailing, and in particular, electronic retailing is chosen as the sector for study, in order to provide a Consumer Electronics - literate background where these two contrasting sets of claims might be investigated.
Green Technology Sustainability remains an essential aspect of providing pedagogical portfolio for delivering Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management that will enable the achievement of energy savings and environmental sustainability in the business and industrial sectors. The issue of virtual usability and awareness management strategy may result in achieving excellence in energy efficiency and usage, environmental considerations and energy re-use strategic models. The return on investment (ROI) as strategic outcome of the model may restore organizations with huge energy wastage without thinking of cost, environmental impact and carbon emissions.
This research aims to identify the problems, and investigate the technological gap and management set back in terms of resource utilization within the UK Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management companies.
As the key research intentions stated that this research investigation is based on an assumption that:
'there is a significant gap between the Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management based approach and the traditional facilities management practices due to low level of investment in Research and Development (R&D) and the short-term views of company management on capital investment and the returns that Consumer Electronic retailers see as immediately required'.
The British economy grows at a European rate. To bring Britain to the level of technology enjoyed by competitors in Consumer Electronics driven Facilities Management companies will require high investment in Consumer Electronics industries. .


Prof. Tayeb Mohammed-Brahim

Université de Rennes, France

Tayeb Mohammed-Brahim is currently professor in Rennes 1 University (France), Head of Microelectronics & Microsensors Department of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes and Director of the Common Center on Microelectronics in the west of France. He got his PhD (Doctorat d'Etat) in Paris-XI University (France) and he founded the thin-film Laboratory in Algiers University (Algeria). Then he moved to Caen University (France) where he created the reliability Laboratory. After that and since 2000, he moved to Rennes 1 University where he became on 2007 the head of Microelectronics Group becoming the Microelectronics and Microsensors Department after 2012. He is mainly involved in the field of thin film and nanowire devices based on amorphous, micro-poly crystalline silicon films or organic films: Photovoltaic cells, Thin Film Transistors for flat panel displays and OLEDs, chemical and mechanical sensors. Presently, his main activities focus on flexible electronics. He is author of more than 300 papers on these different fields. .

Speech Title: Silicon Based Flexible Electronics

Abstract: Flexible electronics is the new paradigm, enlarging the applications of electronics to new fields as health, transport, robotics,…Huge works are devoted now to this electronics involving great number of ways. Different materials from known silicon to multiple organic materials and renewed metal oxides are used. Different techniques from known photolithography to new deposition in solution ones are used also. The main drawback of a lot of ways is the lack of reproducibility in the process and/or of reliability of the devices.

During its long history, silicon showed its ability to overcome many issues, working at high frequency, producing reliable electronics at low temperature on glass,...

The talk shows that directly crystallized deposited silicon at low temperature is the right material when bendable system including treatment electronics and sensing functions is needed. This is true particularly when process reproducibility, electrical and mechanical reliability are the most important parameters implying the success of the technology. Indeed, these parameters are the main issues when we need to go beyond the publication of a paper, towards actual commercial application.  

Electrical and mechanical performances of microcrystalline silicon thin film transistors and deformation sensors on 25 µm thick flexible plastics under high bending, still 0.75 mm curvature radius, are presented. These devices are fabricated directly on this substrate at a maximum temperature of 180°C

Examples of the most important success in this story are given. Applications of the devices in different fields, health particularly, are briefly described.

Prof. Dr. Massimo Poncino

Politecnico Di Torino, Italy

Massimo Poncino received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering and the Dr.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy. He is currently a Full Professor of Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Torino. His research interests include several aspects of design automation of digital systems, with particular emphasis on the modeling and optimization of low-power systems. He is the author or coauthor of more than 300 journal and conference papers. He is an Associate Editor of the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems and of IEEE Design & Test. Prior to that, he was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (2006-2012). He was the Technical Program Co-Chair (in 2011) and the General Chair (in 2012) of the ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED). He serves on the Technical Program Committee of several IEEE and ACM technical conferences, including DAC, ICCAD, ISLPED, DATE, ASP-DAC, GLSVLSI, and CODES-ISSS. Prof. Poncino is a Senior Member of IEEE..


Abstract: The main constraint of most personal consumer electronic devices is not computational power, but rather their energy consumption. These devices rely in fact on fast multi-core platforms with powerful accelerators and could be even exploited better, if it were not to the stringent constraints imposed by batteries.
The research community has widely addressed the issue of of the energy-efficiency in electronic devices since at least 20 years, by introducing various solutions from the device to the system level; however, for a number of reasons in most cases these ideas did not find their way into commercial products in spite of theirs.
In this talk we will overview the approaches that are more promising for their deployment in consumer electronic devices, by quantifying their expected benefit and their economic sustainability.