Keynote Speakers

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Mackintosh School of Architecture, U.K

Professor Tom Maver

Tom Maver is one of the pioneers in computer-aided architectural design and undisputed authority in this field. Already in the late 60’s and 70’s, when information technology in architecture was in it’s infancy, he founded the famous ABACUS (Architecture and Building Aids Computer Unit, Strathclyde), a research group at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Strathclyde.

This group, under his leadership for 32 years, has been the world leader in the field of design and research in CAAD, multimedia, virtual reality, urban models and the use of information technology in protecting heritage.

Professor Maver has been honored for his work many times by various organizations, including the International Building Performance Simulation Association, the Building Environmental Performance Analysis Club, the European CAAD Association, the American CAD in Architecture Association, the Iberoamerican Sociedad de Grafica Digital. He also received the Esso Gold Medal of the UK Royal Society.

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Topic : CONNECTING THE DOTS IN SMART PLM : Preparing Big Industrial Data for Cognitive Analytics & Manufacturing


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Professor Dimitris Kiritsis

Dimitris Kiritsis is Faculty Member at the Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Engineering of EPFL, Switzerland, where he is leading a research group on ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing. He serves also as Director of the doctoral Program of EPFL on Robotics, Control and Intelligent Systems (EDRS). His research interests are Closed Loop Lifecycle Management, IoT, Semantic Technologies and Data Analytics for Engineering Applications.

He served also as Guest Professor at the IMS Center of the University of Cincinnati, and Invited Professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne, the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard and at ParisTech ENSAM Paris. Prof. Kiritsis is actively involved in EU research programs in the area of Factories of the Future and Enabling ICT for Sustainable Manufacturing.

He has more than 220 publications. Since September 2013 Dimitris is Chair of IFIP WG5.7 – Advanced Production Management Systems. From 2013 to 2017 he was member of the Advisory Group of the European Council on Leadership on Enabling Industrial Technologies – AG LEIT-NMBP. He is also founding fellow member of the International Society for Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM), of various international scientific communities in his area of interests including EFFRA and among the initiators of the IOF (Industrial Ontologies Foundry).

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KAIST, Korea

Professor Soonhung Han

Soonhung Han is a professor of the graduate program of Ocean Systems Engineering of the Department of Mechanical Engineering ( of KAIST (


He is leading the Intelligent CAD laboratory ( of KAIST, the STEP community of Korea (, ISO/TC184/SC4/JWG16 visualization of product data, and the Korea ICT Convergence Network (

His research interests include STEP (ISO standard for the exchange of product model data), VR for engineering design, and knowledge-based design systems. His domain of interests includes shipbuilding and automotive. More information can be found from his personal web page at


Date7th July 2019 (Sun) - 10th July 2019 (Wed)    VenueParkRoyal Penang Resort, Penang, Malaysia

HostSociety for Computational Design and Engineering

Co-HostAsian Conference on Design and Digital Engineering(ACDDE)

                 buildingSMART Korea, Korea Smart Factory Foundation

                 Korea Smart Manufacturing Industry Association, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Supported by MyCEB, PCEB, IBIM

Official Airline Malaysia Airlines          Sponsor |SAMOO C.M., Bentley, SOLIDEO SYSTEMS, SRS CONSORTIUM