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Call for Papers for Nigerian Society of Engineers National Engineering Conference December 7 to 11, 2009, in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria , Africa- Theme: Engineering Strategies for Confronting Challenges of Global Economic Meltdown

11-05-09 - The Nigerian Society of Engineers is inviting technical papers from Engineers, the Public and Private sectors of the Economy, Higher Institutions, Research Institutes as well as Economists, Policy Formulators and Defence Personnel for its Year 2009 Conference "HEARTLAND 2009", holding at Disney Hotel & Resort, Owerri from 7th 11th December, 2009.


The paramount objective of this Conference is to examine the relevance and the needed contribution of the Engineering Profession to the Challenges of Economic Recession due to the Global Economic Meltdown.

Due to Global Economic Meltdown, there is dwindling revenue at the disposal of the Government and fiscal crisis facing the Nation. Many Engineering projects including infrastructure will be affected. There is urgent need for intervention of Engineering professionals and the Society Experts, Academia, Policy formulators, Economists from across Nigeria and beyond will be brought together to interact and share ideas and experiences on how to solve these imminent challenges posed by the Global recession.



The following sub-themes shall be addresses among others:

Global Economic Meltdown and National Vision 20/2020

Engineering Opportunities during Economic Recession

Engineering for Harnessing Mineral Resources for sustainable Industrialization

Sustainability of Economic growth and sustenance of Nigerian Content Development

Solution to Global Energy Crisis-Economic Policy and legal issues

Manpower Development and Capacity Building

Development and Application of Indigenous Technology, Codes, and Standards

Global Partnership for maintenance of Engineering Infrastructure

Information and Communication Technology

Strengthening of Public & Private Schemes


Manuscripts should be typed on A4 sized paper leaving a 2.5cm margin on the left and 1.5cm margin on the remaining sides. Leave additional space of 6.0cm from the top of the first page

The paper must include:
Title (10 words maximum length)
Author's name, affiliation and present include e-mail and phone number
Abstract (maximum of 300 words)
A clearly written introduction and text to explain the nature of the problem, previous work, purpose and contribution of the paper.
A conclusion section must be included and should indicate clearly the advantages, limitations and possible applications
References should be given at the end of the paper.

The text should be written in WinWord 6. or 7 with letter font Times New Roman 12pt. and submitted also electronically in "doc format". Scanned documents shall be in Win Word 6 0r 7

A statement in your covering letter should confirm that if the paper is accepted one of the authors would attend the Conference to present it.

Authors are expected to forward the following items:-

Two (2) No. hard copies of the paper which should not be more than 12 pages including equations, tables, figures and references and electronic copy in disk drive or Flash drive in Microsoft Word 2003

It should be noted that all submitted papers will be pre-viewed for approval or otherwise, a flash drive or disk drive copy in "Power Point" presentation will be needed for accepted papers only.


The Closing date for submission of full text shall be 31st July, 2009 while notification of acceptance of the manuscript will be effected by 30th September, 2009

Submission should be delivered by self or courier to reach the under mentioned:

The Chairman
Technical and Publications Committee:

Engr. Prof. M.A. Salau, FNSE
Deans Office, Faculty of Engineering
University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos State
Tel: 234-8033303420
E-mail: ajibsalau@yahoo.co.uk, OR ogooobiezu@yahoo.com

The Executive Secretary
The Nigerian Society of Engineers
National Engineering Centre,
Off National Mosque-Labour House Road
Central Business Area, Abuja, Nigeria
E:mail: nsehqr@linkserve.com
Tel: 234-9- 6735096 & 234-1-4766686


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May 11, 2009


Emmanuel Edobor of Benin, Edo state, Nigeria says:



This is good news and gives one sufficient time to prepare a high quality paper before July. Thanks for the info. i will spread the news.



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