28th IEOM Industry Solutions and Industry 4.0
Nsukka, Nigeria, April 5-7, 2022
IEOM Industry 4,0 will have a dedicated focus on:
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Big Data
- Data Analytics
- Modeling, Simulation & Visualization
- Industrial Automation
- Integrated Systems
- Manufacturing Execution Systems
- Digital Factory
- Digital Twin
- Digital Manufacturing
- Smart Mobility and
- related topics
IEOM Industry Solutions sessions will showcase the industrial case studies and their impacts of the industrial solutions using IE / OM tools and techniques (lean, six sigma, FMEA, simulation, design of experiments, optimization, TOC, PLM, CAE, statistical analysis, safety, reliability, etc.) IEOM 2022 Nigeria Conference will have a dedicated session for the Industry Solutions where distinguished practitioners provide their presentations including their experiences and journey to be successful. Thirty six featured speakers will be from various part of the world to address industrial challenges and opportunities for continuous improvement and sustainability. Each speaker needs to submit a title of the talk, abstract and a short bio as well as power point presentation prior to the conference. If you are interested to be an industry speaker, please contact email@example.com for details.
All speakers need to register for the 4th African IEOM Nigeria Conference. Please pay your registration fee ONLINE:
Industry Solutions and Industry 4.0: I
April 6, Wednesday, 8:00 – 9:45 am – Zoom Meeting Room 1
8:00 am – 8:20 am (Wednesday, April 6)
Dr. T. Mushiri
Department of Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering
Faculty Research Manager
Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (FEBE)
University of Zimbabwe
Mt Pleasant, Harare
Tawanda Mushiri is a Faculty Research and Innovation Manager (FRIM) for Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Industrial and Mechatronics Engineering under FEBE at the University of Zimbabwe. His research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Biomedical Engineering and the Healthcare Systems Design. He is a Corporate Member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers (ZIE) and the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe. Tawanda is in the process of finalizing his patent for Robotic First Aid in passenger vehicle, which will reduce deaths in the global society as a whole at scenes where accidents occur. His education is as follows: PhD (Doctor of Engineering), he did fuzzy logic system design for reducing machinery failure in industries and was obtained at the University of Johannesburg in 2017; Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management (MSc. MSOM), which he completed in 2012, and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 all from the University of Zimbabwe. He is currently doing an MSc in Medical Physics at National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe (2019 – Sept 2022). For this masters he mastered Radiotherapy for Cancer Treatment, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Protection and Safety, Medical Electronics and Instrumentation and Diagnostic Radiology. His main research is on Breast Cancer Treatment using Machine Learning.
Robotic First Aid System
Health emergencies occur in passenger cars where victims do not have immediate access to either layperson or professional, proper medical services, resulting in deterioration of their health or death. Installation of robotic first aid system for passenger-car occupants has been proposed. This study is part of a larger work of designing the system and seeks to identify the safest location inside the vehicle for it to survive any form of impact in a crash and retain the ability to assist the victims. The study population comprised 70 passenger cars (14 automakers across 7 segments) involved in road traffic accidents, which had been recovered by a roadside vehicle assistance company based in Harare, Zimbabwe. Vehicle damage was rated considering direction of force in comparison to a clock-point diagram, area damaged, and the damage severity on a scale of 1 to 7, following an official vehicle damage guide for traffic crash investigators. By eliminating all areas which had received damage in the study population, the robotic first aid system’s best chances of car crash survival are at the middle, towards the floor of the vehicle. It is advisable that the system does not depend on components in the proximity of the vehicle’s body as they are prone to damage in crashes. Hardware and software automotive infrastructure that the robotic first aid system can functionally use were designed. These resources are reviewed in categories of sensing, connectivity, data analysis and information exchange, which form the internet of things. Consequently, the system’s design for internet of things mechanical requirements are identified in sensing. Finally, a preliminary framework for the system’s internet of things infrastructure is established to facilitate the development of a smart robot. The robot has 6 links and 10 degrees of freedom
8:20 am – 8:40 am (Wednesday, April 6)
Dr. Stanley Chinedum Nwoji
BSc, MBA, MSc (Analytics), PhD
Professor of EBusiness and Entrepreneurship
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology
Harrisburg, PA, USA
Topic: Industry 4.0 Readiness for African Organizations and Universities
Dr. Stanley Chinedum Nwoji is a Professor of EBusiness and Entrepreneurship at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology at Harrisburg, PA, United States of America. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Business, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry/Pharmacology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business, a Masters’ degree in Business Administration (with specialization in Management Science); all from the University of Nigeria. He has a second Masters in Analytics from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He earned a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies (Anthropology) with specialization in Leadership from Asbury Seminary, Kentucky, United States. He is the co-founder of the Smart Intelligent Systems, a research group in Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Dr. Nwoji is pursuing a second Ph.D. in Data Science at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. He has been teaching for the past 15 years in the United States of America; his students include MBA, MSc, and Ph.D. students. Among the many courses he teaches are Business Intelligence and Decision Support Systems, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, International Business, Leading and Managing Contemporary Organizations, Crisis Leadership, Management Science, Digital Marketing, and Capstone courses (Research and Graduate Thesis). As the founder of the Smart Intelligent Systems, his vision is to investigate complex problems afflicting governments, nations, healthcare systems, universities, and businesses using smart and AI systems, and offer sustainable and contextualizable solutions and models.
8:40 am – 9:00 am (Wednesday, April 6)
Engr. Nnoli Akpedeye FNSE
13th APWEN President
9:00 am – 9:20 am (Wednesday, April 6)
Dr. Kanwalvir Singh Dhindsa
Professor & Head, Department of CSE
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engg. College (BBSBEC)
Fatehgarh Sahib (Pincode-140407)
Dr. Kanwalvir Singh Dhindsa is currently working as Professor & Head, Department of Computer Science & Engg. at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engg. College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab). He earned both his Ph.D degree (2014) in the field of Information Systems & Mobile Computing; and M.Tech degree (2003) from Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab). He is also having additional charge@BBSBEC as: Officer Incharge- M.Tech (CSE), IKGPTU Regional Centre, Jalandar (Pb.), Coordinator, IIT-Bombay Spoken Tutorial Labs, Oracle Academy, FOSS Centre and Coordinator, IIT-Bombay Remote Centre.
His Ph.D Thesis has been awarded as the “Best Ph.D. Thesis Award” by Computer Society of India (CSI) at Roorkee, Uttarakhand in the year 2014. He has also received “Best Paper Award” at International Conference at Dubai in year 2012. Dr. Dhindsa has also been awarded “Green ThinkerZ – Outstanding Researcher Award” for his contribution in the field of Computer Science and Engineering at „IRSD-2016‟, NITTTR, Chandigarh (Dec. 2016). He has also worked as Coordinator of Enterprise Resource Planning (2016-2019) & college website@BBSBEC (2015-2019). He is the Member, Board of Studies (Computer Applications) of IKG Punjab Technical University, Jalandar. He has also been the Member, Board of Studies (Information Technology) of MRS Punjab Technical University, Bathinda. His experience includes Expert Member for CSE branch, Academic Committee, Faculty of Engg. & Technology at Punjabi University, Patiala & as Expert for various selection and promotion committees. He is an avid researcher and has been involved in the academics and research in the field of Computer science and Engineering & IT for the last more than 21 years. His Bibliography has been listed in the Asia Pacific (Vol. XVI) – Who’s Who (Jan. 2018). He has already guided PhD Thesis of 6 PhD scholars & dissertations/thesis of 40+ M.Tech. (CSE) – PG students; and is also currently guiding 5 PhD scholars. He has been granted 3 International Patents & published 1 Indian Patent while 1 Indian Patent has been filed also.
He has been the NBA Programme Coordinator for BTech(CSE) Programme at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engg. College, Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab) for which BTech(CSE) Programme got accredited from NBA for three years (2017-2020). As Head of CSE Department@BBSBEC, BTech(CSE) Programme got again accredited from NBA for year (2020-2021). His work experience also includes Incharge, Computer centre@BBSBEC. He has been also the Member-Coordinator for NAAC for preparation of faculty and staff regarding Criterion points for NAAC peer team-2021 visit, for which BBSBEC Institute got accredited from NAAC for five years (2021-2025).
His current research interests include Cloud Computing, IoT, Big Data, Web Engineering, Database & Security, & Mobile Computing.
9:00 am – 9:40 am (Wednesday, April 6)
Industry Solutions and Industry 4.0: II
April 6, Wednesday, 10:00 – 11:45 pm – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Session Chair: Dr. Sam Takavarasha Jr. Women’s University in Africa
Session Co-Chair: Dr. Lemma Lessa, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at School of Information Science, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia
10:00 am – 10:20 am (Wednesday, April 6)
Dr. Lemma Lessa
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
School of Information Science
Addis Ababa University (AAU)
Dr. Lemma Lessa is an assistant professor of Information Systems at School of Information Science, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia. He received his doctorate in Information Technology (specialized in Information Systems) from Addis Ababa University. He has served over twenty years in the Ethiopian Higher education. His teaching interest is on the socio-technical aspects of Information Systems. His postgraduate teaching at AAU includes Information Systems Security Management, Information Systems Strategy & Management, Enterprise Systems, Information Systems Project Management, Research Methods for Information Science and Systems, and Information Systems Analysis, Modelling & Design. His research interest is on Information Systems Security Management, IT Governance, Enterprise Systems and e-Government. He is member of Association for Information Systems (AIS) and current president of the Ethiopian chapter of AIS. Dr. Lemma is serving as an associate editor for the African Journal of Information Systems, reviewer for international conferences such as the International Conference on eDemocracy & e-Government, International Conference on Digital Transformations and Global Society, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, and International Conference on Electronic Governance and Open Society. He has attended different subject-oriented short-term trainings such as Usable security, Cyber security and its Domains, Fundamentals of Cyber Attacks, Cyber Attack Countermeasures, Real-time Cyber Threat Detection and Mitigation, Enterprise and Infrastructure Security, Digital Transformations and more.
10:20 am – 10:40 am (Wednesday, April 6)
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal
Department of Industrial and Production Engineering
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology
Dr. Mohammad Iqbal is currently serving as a Professor at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) under the Department of Industrial and Production. Professor Iqbal obtained his Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical) from Sri Venkateshwara University, College of Engineering, Tirupati, Andre Pradesh, India and M.Sc. Engineering from the department of Industrial and Production Engineering, BUET, Dhaka in 1989 and 1993 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from Dublin City University, Dublin, Republic of Ireland in 2000. Professor Iqbal served as a visiting research scholar at Mary O’ Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA in the year 2018. He is the founder lecturer of the Department of Industrial and Production, SUST. He served as the Head of the department for 13 years and Dean of School of Applied Science and Technology for two years. He was the Head of Petroleum and Mineral Engineering Department Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet, Bangladesh for one year. He has 30 years of industrial, research and teaching experiences. Professor Iqbal’s present research interest includes Virtual Reality, Ergonomics, Industrial safety and risk management, Supply chain management, Renewable energy and Production system analysis and Climate change and environment. He has more than 100 International publications in conference proceedings and peer review journals. He is a co-author of three engineering books namely Surveying, Engineering Materials and Industrial Health, Safety & Welfare. He is a life member of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh. He was the honorary secretary of the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) Sylhet Centre, Sylhet, Bangladesh during 2018-2019. Dr. Iqbal was the Conference Chair of IEOM Society -Bangladesh Chapter held in December 2019. He was the Chair of IEOM Society – Bangladesh Chapter from March 2018 – February 2020. Professor Iqbal conducted many training programs, seminars, workshops and symposiums at home and abroad. He has been involved in several research projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh and SUST Research Center, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Professor Iqbal received International and National Awards on research papers presented at different International Conferences home and abroad.
10:40 am – 11:00 am (Wednesday, April 6)
11:00 am – 11:20 am (Wednesday, April 6)
Dr. Sam Takavarasha Jr
Faculty of Management and Entrepreneurial Sciences
Women’s University of Africa
Dr Sam Takavarasha Jr is the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Entrepreneurial Sciences Women’s University of Africa (Zimbabwe). Prior to that he was a research fellow at University of Fort Hare department of Information Systems. He acquired his BSc at the University of Portsmouth, UK and PhD in Information Systems at University of Zimbabwe where he led research consultancy projects and championed Zimbabwe’s first e-learning virtual lecture project. Sam lectured Information Systems at the University of Portsmouth UK, University of Fort Hare and Women’s University in Africa.
Sam has published several peer reviewed academic papers and a book with ICT4D. He conducted four national consultancy research projects, two of which he was the principal investigator. His research interests is built on an egalitarian approaches to Information Systems in Developing Countries, ICT4D. His teaching interest include IT Project Management, Human Computer Interaction, e-commerce and e-business.
Sam’s editorial experience includes being special issue journal editor (International Journal of Information Systems (IJISPM) and Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries (EJISDC), IEOM Journal and book project editor. He was track chair ECIS 2017(General track), ECIS 2018 (ICT4D track) and IEOM 2020 and 2022 (Cyber Security track). Sam serves as program committee member of international conference such as IFIP HCC13, IFIP HCC14 and ICTAS2018 to 2021 and ACIST 2021-2022, among other conferences.
11:20 am – 11:40 am (Wednesday, April 6)
Industry Solutions and Industry 4.0: III
April 6, Wednesday, 3:00 – 4:45 pm – Zoom Meeting Room 1
Session Chair: Saiful Siddique, Stellantis, Auburn Hills, USA
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm (Wednesday, April 6)
Prof. Ogechukwu Nkechinyelu Iloanusi, Ph.D.
Department of Electronics Engineering
University of Nigeria Nsukka
Overcoming the Challenges of a Developing Country to Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Case for Nigeria
Ogechukwu N. Iloanusi (Ph.D.) is a Full Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus. She joined the Faculty in October 2005. She holds a B.Eng and M.Eng in Electronic Engineering; Ph.D. in Digital Electronics from the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Nigeria. Her research interests include biometrics, signal processing, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, computer vision and machine / deep learning. She is a member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Women in Engineering (WIE). She is a Commonwealth Fellow.
Since 2006, She has completed supervision of 42 projects of least 120 undergraduate students and 23 postgraduate students. She currently supervises 9 Ph.D. and 2 Masters students. She is also the Director of research in the Biometrics Vision and Computing laboratory (BVCLab). She is currently the Head of Department of Electronic Engineering and is serving as the first female Head of Department. She is the first female Professor in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria since its inception in 1961. She also authored the book titled – Fundamentals of Biometrics (2016) with other two co-authors. She has over 50 journal and conference publications and has attended over 20 conferences and workshops internationally in countries in Africa, North America, Europe and the Middle East.
Prof. Ogechukwu Iloanusi was twice a Visiting Scholar at the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University where she carried out pre-doctoral research for a total of ten months from August 2009 to November 2009 and April 2010 to November 2010. She was also granted a Commonwealth Academic Fellowship Award by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK where she was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK from September 2012 to December 2012. She also participated in a Teaching Fellowship for Nigerian University Professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she collaborated with the Faculty at MIT in the development of new curriculum and teaching methods that were adapted to her home university from September to December 2013. She has also served as an Assistant Guest Professor in a one-year contract with the University of Notre Dame du Lac, Notre Dame, IN, USA, from a period of August 2016 to August 2017.
3:20 pm – 3:40 pm (Wednesday, April 6)
Engr. Dr. Patrick U. Akpan
Senior Lecturer – Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nigeria
Senior Lecturer – Dept. of Mechatronics Engineering, University of Nigeria
Co-Founder/Partner – Comdalytics Nigeria Limited
A Natural Convective Passive Noise Control System for Mini-Generators
Patrick U. Akpan is a Senior Lecturer with the department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Nigeria. His expertise covers: design, modelling and thermal performance evaluation and simulation of conventional and renewable energy systems and power plants; energy system integration; energy audit; energy management and deployment; measurement and instrumentation; and refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in Power Plant Engineering) from the University of Cape Town, an MSc in Process Systems Engineering (specializing in Energy Systems and Thermal processes) from Cranfield University United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria. Dr Akpan’s experience and interests have been fostered by fourteen years (2008-2022) of independent and collaborative research and development projects, academic project supervisions, and undergraduate teaching and mentoring at various organizations in Nigeria, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The organizations are: University of Nigeria (UNN), University of Cape Town, Cranfield University, Bentley Motors in Crewe UK, Eskom Power Holdings in South Africa, and Comdalytics Nigeria Limited. Akpan has authored/co-authored twenty-six (26) scholarly publications. He also reviews papers for scientific and engineering Journals such as Energy Conversion and Management, Energy, NIJOTECH, and etc. He has gained proficiency in the use of different engineering softwares in his previous and current research projects. These include: Python, Ansys Fluent, MATLAB, Wanda Transient, Excel, System Advisor Model, Virtual Plant, EPANET etc. Akpan has received a number of awards namely: African Energy Indaba Top Innovator Award (2017); Eskom Energy Efficiency Doctoral Bursary Award (2016-2019); TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowship Award (2016-2018); NNPC/ESSO Exploration Foreign Post- Graduate Scholarship (2010-2011); Exxon Mobil Producing Nigeria Limited Undergraduate Scholarship (2002-2006). His previous and present membership of professional bodies include: African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Energy Institute in UK and South African National Energy Association (SANEA).
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm (Wednesday, April 6)
Dr. Ahad Ali
Director of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Director, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
Director of Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group
A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical, Robotics and Industrial Engineering
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan, USA
Dr. Ahad Ali is an Associate Professor and Director of Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Lawrence Technological University, Michigan. Dr. Ali is the Director of Smart Manufacturing and Lean Systems Research Group. He earned B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, Masters in Systems and Engineering Management from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Ali is the Executive Director of IEOM Society and Conference Chair of the Sixth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and operations Management, Kuala Lumpur 2016. He advised six doctorate students in Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems. Dr. Ali has published journal and conference papers. He was past President of IIE Lean Division. Dr Ali has done research projects with Chrysler, Ford, DTE Energy, Delphi Automotive System, GE Medical Systems, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, International Truck and Engine Corporation (ITEC), National/Panasonic Electronics, and Rockwell Automation. His research interests include quality, reliability, six sigma, manufacturing, simulation, optimization, scheduling, maintenance, e-manufacturing, lean, CAE and GD&T and. He is a member of ASEE, IEEE, IEOM, INFORMS, and SME.
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm (Wednesday, April 6)
High Voltage Charging System
Auburn Hills, USA
EV Charging: Challenges and Opportunities – INTEROPERABILITY CHARGING ANALYSIS
Saiful Siddique is a product development professional with years of verifiable experience with US automotive OEM’s. After graduating from the University of Michigan-Flint, he works for Ford Motor Company and General Motors as a new product development engineer. Currently, work for Stellantis (Former Fiat Chrysler Automobile) as an engineering leader. Managing high volume manufacturing products including Power electronics, HV powertrain hardware/ software, mechanical, and electrical components. Also managed HV battery system components and interiors. He is a member of the UM-Flint Engineering Industrial Advisory Board (EIAB).
4:20 pm – 4:40 pm (Wednesday, April 6)
Past IEOM Industry Solutions / Industry 4.0
- 2015 Orlando Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2015 Dubai Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2016 Kuala Lumpur Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2016 Detroit Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2017 Bogota, Colombia – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2017 Bristol, UK – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2017 Rabat – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2018 Pretoria – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2018 Washington DC – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2018 Paris – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2018 Bandung – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2019 Riyadh – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2019 Toronto – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2019 Pilsen – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2019 Bangkok – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2020 Dubai – Industry Solutions Speakers
- 2020 Detroit – Industry Solutions Speakers
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