Speaker of ICITM 2018

Prof. phil. habil. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Ulf-Daniel Ehlers is the Vicepresident for Quality and Academic Affairs at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University in Stuttgart, Germany. He has been appointed Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the same university. Before he has held positions as Associate Professor in the Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Professor for Technology Enhanced Learning in the University Augsburg, and Associate Professor of the Graduate School for Management and Technology of the University of Maryland University College.
Ulf is an educational scientist and holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Educational Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, where he finished his Ph.D. with honors in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning in 2003. He was awarded a Habilitation in 2008 from the University of Duisburg-Essen. In his research he established a groundbreaking model for quality from the learner’s perspective and an internationally awarded quality culture model for educational organisations. He has created many international, European and national projects on education quality, ICT and learning in all education sectors and almost all continents. Ulf is founding member and past President of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (2011-2014), has been President of the Society for Media in Science as well as serving on advisory boards to several professional associations in the field.
Ulf is an internationally recognized researcher and innovator in the area of E-Learning. He has extensive experience in helping individuals achieving superior learning performances and has run lighthouse initiatives in the field of e-learning and knowledge management as well as e-business, including knowledge-technology consulting for small and medium sized enterprises. Ulf has developed the Learners’ Quality Model for e-learning, which is a basis for learner centered quality development in e-learning. He is working as advisor to governments and non-governmental organisations in the field of learning and development cooperation and is member of several advisory boards and editorial committees. Ulf is the author/ publisher of several books on quality and organisational innovation and culture and more than 130 articles and book chapters, has been a featured speaker at numerous international conferences, and is member of several professional associations for e-learning and education.

Speech Title: Future ready Universities and Graduates - Transforming Higher Education
Abstract: In times of digital transformation of our lifes, a constantly greater need to take global responsibility, a need for a new commitment to citizenship and civil society, higher education is in need to change. Universities seem to have a survival guarantee as they possess the socially granted privilege to be degree-awarding HEIs. But if they want to defend their place as main source of innovation and places for competence development for future graduates, they have to rethink their key work processes. Changing cultures requires the liberation of creative resources that are currently bound in often too large and in exible institutional hierarchies. Universities have to push for a change of long-standing values, habits, believes, of both management and faculty level. The presentation will lead in to global trends and show the need to shift and transform higher education.



Prof. Luigi Maria Galantucci, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy

Full Professor in Technologies and Production Systems School of Engineering, Politecnico di Bari (2000 - today).

Head of the Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering Laboratory and of the MICROTRONIC-Micromachining, Micro 3D scanning and Micro-measurement Laboratory of the DMMM – Politecnico di Bari.

Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering (23/07/1981), Associate Professor (1992-2000), Assistant Professor (1984-1982).

• "Doctor Honoris Causa" conferred by the Academic Senate of the Politechnic University of Tirana – PTU (Albania - October 16th, 2009).

• Fellow for life since 2006 of CIRP – Collège International pour l'étude scientifique des techniques de Production mécanique, now International Academy for Production Engineering.

• Deputy Dean of the 1st Faculty of Engineering (2010-2012), Politecnico di Bari, former Deputy of the Rector for European Project, Rector's Delegate for the Evaluation of Educational and Research Activities, Director of the Master Degree Course in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Vice Director of the Department.

• Member of the Editorial Board of the "CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology", edited by Elsevier Science.

Since the year 1981, he is involved in several research projects funded by the Italian Minister of Public Education, the Italian Minister of the Scientific and Technological Research, the National Council of the Research, on: 3D scanning and measurement of micro components, Rapid Prototyping, Reverse Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Process Planning, Feature Technology, Non Traditional Manufacturing (Laser Processing), Welding, Heat Treatment, Forming processes simulation, Manufacturing System Analysis and simulation, Biomechanics, Anthropometry
Speech Title: New trends for micro measures and 3D scanning for Manufacturing Systems (Please click to know more information)




Prof. Wei Deng Solvang, UiT—The Arctic University of Norway, Norway

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Prof. Ezendu Ariwa

Academic Supervision of Warwick University, UK
Chair, IEEE Consumer Electronics & Broadcast Technology, UK & Ireland
Chair, IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society, UK & Ireland
Associate Vice Chair, BCS Health & Care Executive


Professor Ezendu Ariwa  is a  Chartered Fellow of  British Computer  Society  (BCS) and Chair of IEEE Consumer Electronics & Broadcast Technology Chapter, UK and Ireland.  He is an Academic Supervisor at the University of Warwick, UK and held various academic  and professional positions with many  years of experience in the United Kingdom and Internationally
He has achieved good collaboration with multicultural SMEs in the United Kingdom, with respect to mentoring and working on joint professional development on ICT enterprise programmes. He has experience of doctoral research supervision and consultancy as well as doctoral external examiner for various Universities both in the UK and internationally on Information Risk Management and applicable  computing in Smart Cities and Healthcare.

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)

Ezendu  is author of a number of books and papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He has also delivered keynote speeches at various international conferences.  He recently published a book on Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation, Publisher: IGI Global, USA

Speech Title: Cloudization and Green Technology Sustainability for Corporate Social Responsibility

Cloudization  and Engineering Sustainability remains an essential aspect of providing effective industrial portfolio for delivering cost savings systems that will enable the achievement of energy saving and environmental sustainable applications in both 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 cloud computing model may restore and create value analysis for organisations with huge energy wastage without thinking of cost, environmental impact and carbon emissions.
Cloud computing is a recent development of the future generation communication technology which contributes towards industrialization and commercialisation of product development in terms of virtual applications and service delivery through the internet for the purpose of cost benefit and usability of business and enterprise services
Cloud computing can be defined as the concept of delivering virtual services through the internet medium using electronic devices to achieve competitive edge with respect to cost savings, improvement of performance, efficiency and effectiveness.  The services may focus within FIVE of the different service domains, such as:

  • Public Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • Hybrid Cloud
  • Community Cloud
  • Education Cloud
The choice of each or combination of the cloud services will depend on value analysis, cost savings, improve performance, competitive edge and Marketization of the deliverables and monetization in terms of financial benefits for the industries