Characteristics, Topics and Purpose of the Chapters
The topics to be considered by individual authors of papers and to be discussed in the different sessions will be centered on the main theme of the Congress (Technology, Innovation and Production for Sustainable Development) and on the basic concepts of each chapter, its current problematic and future outlook, proposing objectives, programs and/or policies to be agreed at different levels thus allowing discussions, conclusions and concrete feasible recommendations of international application.
A – Specific Chapters
ICTs and Society
Redefining the technological determinism concept (Marx and Smith, 1994). Analyzing the influence of these technologies on all the working areas, communication and knowledge, generating new social concepts. What is the change outlook? Distortions, dangers, positive aspects. Requirements to find virtue in changes.
Influence of Technological Development and Safety on ICTs
The most focused aspects in engineering must comprise information technology developments, telecommunications and media, as well as general technology which finds application fields in all the ICTs (nanotechnology, alternative feeding sources, etc.). Multimedia. Challenges and objectives of a new discipline: “Safety in ICTs”: Ensuring information and resources so they can be accessed and used by only credited people within the boundaries of authorization. Crimes and wrongdoings that violate such safety. Their solutions. Damage and robbery of information and data, Information piracy, in relation with technologies and legal aspects.
President: Luis Perazo. Vicepresident: Luis Vergani
ICTs and Society
Energy Climate Change
Political and economical aspects in the development of sustainable energy. Possibility of development and integration of renewable and non conventional resources. Nuclear energy advantages and disadvantages. Financial requirements and strategy to cover growth of energy for the next 20/30 years. Public and private integration in the production and distribution of energy. Importance of regulation. The role of regional markets. Improvement in energy quality and efficiency. Improvement in access to affordable and sustainable energy to one third of de world population without supply.
Climate and energy scenarios. Alternatives for adaptation and mitigation policies in the energy sector. Demand management, energy efficiency and sustainable lifestyles. Decentralized energy generation. Carbon capture and sequestration. Adaptation needs and issues. Low-carbon project engineering. After-Kyoto agreements and developing countries role. Incentives and international cooperation for capacity building and technology development.
President: Mario Wiegers. Vicepresidents: Julio García Velasco, Manuel Scotto.
Contribution of Engineering Specializations to Food Production Biotechnology Application in Primary Production and Agro-Alimentary Industries. President: Juan Moscato. Vicepresidents: Sandra Fernández, Carlos Mufarrege.
Innovating developments in machinery and agricultural equipments, systems of agricultural and livestock production, agroindustrial processes. Innovating developments in stocking, storage, preservation and transport of grains and meats. Innovating developments in agrobusiness and management of agroindustrial quality.
Biotechnology and new plant and animal based foodstuffs.
Biotechnology and vegetal production.
Waste management and recycling through biotechnology in the agro alimentary industry and other industries.
Biotechnology and its social and environmental impact.
Contribution of Engineering Specializations to Food Production
Biotechnology Application in Primary Production and Agro-Alimentary Industries.
President: Juan Moscato. Vicepresidents: Sandra Fernández, Carlos Mufarrege.
Chapter coordinators: Antonio Federico, Norberto Pazos Water Transport Urban Settlements Large Metropolises President: Luciano Gronda. Vicepresident: Norberto Pazos.
Water and sanitation in urban settlements. Their provision and management. Flood prevention and operative actions.
President: Victor Pochat. Vicepresident: Raúl Lopardo.
Energy restrictions and new technologies in urban transport systems. Means and jurisdictions’ complementation and coordination.
President: Máximo Fioravanti. Vicepresident: Gastón Cossettini.
Irregular settlements and social inclusion. Action of international institutions on human settlements. Sustainability concept.
Advantages and problems. Large metropolises competitiveness. Innovative urban planning and management of cities.
Chapter coordinators: Antonio Federico, Norberto Pazos
President: Luciano Gronda. Vicepresident: Norberto Pazos.
B – Thematic Chapters
Active, Participative, Creative and Ethical Education: Engineering Education, its Sustainability and Mobility: President: Luis Vaca Arenaza.
Organized jointly with WFEO Standing Committee on Education and Training. (WFEO/CET)
Towards a permanent and responsible education. The use of new technologies to serving as active tool and promoting participation and creativity. Detection of early vocation.
Sustainability and mobility and its connection with the services and productive sectors. Entrepreneurship. Quality evaluation systems.
Active, Participative, Creative and Ethical Education:
Engineering Education, its Sustainability and Mobility:
President: Luis Vaca Arenaza.
Professional Practice Control: Engineer’s Professional Ethics. Its Role in relation to Sustainable Development and Production: President: tba. Vicepresidents: Hugo Chevez, Alejandro Perez Vargas, Rodolfo Piastrellini.
Systems used for that purpose. Delegation of this control on institutions created by law.
The interests of society, future generations and productive sectors. Referent ethical framework for engineers to increase production with social equity and without jeopardizing the environment.
Professional Practice Control:
Engineer’s Professional Ethics. Its Role in relation to Sustainable Development and Production:
President: tba. Vicepresidents: Hugo Chevez, Alejandro Perez Vargas, Rodolfo Piastrellini.
C – Forums
Women, Engineering and the Productive Sector for Sustainable Development President: Olga Cavalli. Vicepresident: Silvia Wolanksy.
Strategies to promote interest and women’s access to studies to engineering studies. Strategies and policies to overcome such difficulties. the role of elementary education in women’s vocations towards engineering.
Involvement of women engineers with worldwide actions to advance to sustainable development, the eradication of poverty and the protection of environment. The contribution of women to the humanization of engineering.
Development of Women Engineers’ Professional Activities
New opportunities and challenges offered by technology in relation with engineering, women and business.
Fostering women entrepreneurship in the technology sector.
Strategies for women that come back to work after a while, how to restart their careers.
Women, Engineering and the Productive Sector for Sustainable Development
President: Olga Cavalli. Vicepresident: Silvia Wolanksy.
Innovation with Social Impact Young Engineers Labor Market President: Pablo Bereciartua. This Forum is opened to the participation of young professionals of up to 40 years old, or engineering students with 75% of the career courses approved. Special conditions will be offered to encourage the participation of young engineers.
Which is the role that young professionals perform in the development of products and process innovations? What characteristics differentiate innovation originated in developing countries and the one originated in developed countries within the new clean energy, green industry and social inclusion paradigms? What are the new opportunities and challenges offered by technology in the creation of technology-based businesses?
Which are the young new generations’ characteristics and the new engineers’ in particular? What is the labor market for young engineers like? Are there any differences between market and society’s requests and the offer of professional provided by academic institutions? What is the role of the professional associations of engineers in promoting engineering and in developing the labor market for young engineers?
Vision of the Future of Engineering
Which is the vision of engineering students, young professionals and entrepreneurs about the future of their activities? Which are the main technology-based challenges that the new generation will face? What impact could engineering developments have in social welfare?. How does globalization influence the vision of the future of engineering?
Innovation with Social Impact
Young Engineers Labor Market
President: Pablo Bereciartua.
This Forum is opened to the participation of young professionals of up to 40 years old, or engineering students with 75% of the career courses approved. Special conditions will be offered to encourage the participation of young engineers.
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