Keynote Speakers

Professor Abdelaziz Bouras

Qatar University, Qatar


Dr. Abdelaziz Bouras is currently Professor at the College of Engineering at Qatar University and Chair of the IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) WG5.1 on Global Product development for the whole life-cycle. WG5.1 deals with the challenges faced by product development teams including globalization, outsourcing, mass customization, fast product development and product traceability. These challenges enhance the need for collaborating environments and knowledge management along the product lifecycle stages.


Professor Bouras was the holder of the ICT-Qatar Ministry Chair position, working at the Digital Incubation Center of the Ministry, a platform for digital startups incubation and acceleration. Prior to that he was Professor at the University of Lyon where he served as Deputy Director of the DISP Research Laboratory (Decision Making for Engineering Systems) and Manager of the Innovation and Technology Transfer Center of the university. He coordinated several international research projects in Europe and the Middle East on lifecycle engineering topics and supervised twenty-six PhD studies. Professor Bouras has been conferred a Honoris Causa PhD in ICT and Knowledge Management and several research excellency awards.


Like other engineered systems, the lifecycle aspect of smart city systems is of great importance. Smart city system development, operation and maintenance are complex tasks and involve numerous stakeholders from different disciplines and domains. In most cases, these systems are at different phases of design, deployment and operation, i.e. at different phases of lifecycle. Moreover, in such an innovative and responsive ecosystem, due to very rapid technological changes and altered consumer requirements, smart city systems can have multiple versions, variants and upgrades. Hence, lifecycle management concepts are very important to better manage smart city development as a complete ecosystem across different phases of lifecycle.


In this talk we will highlight the different lifecycle components and functionalities in the smart city context, considering some features like integration between cyber and physical components, interdependence between the city systems and heterogeneity of data sources. We show through a Smart Parking case study, how lifecycle concepts are implemented, considering a platform based on change management processes and Open Group IoT communication and data exchange technologies.

Finally, to better understand the empirical relevance of lifecycle management to smart city, we give examples of policies and regulations that address some of the stakeholders’ concerns and guarantee some basic issues such as open data and data sharing.


Topic : Lifecycle Aspect of Smart City Systems

Keywords : Smart City systems, Lifecycle engineering, Open technologies.

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Dassault Systemes

Topic : 3D Experience and Virtual Singapore (TBD)

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Professor Soo-Won Chae

Korea University, Republic of Korea


Soo-Won Chae is a professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Korea University ( and he is leading the CAE laboratory ( He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1988. He had been the director of Human-Oriented Product Design Center, an excellent research center funded by Korea Government. He also served as the president of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering (KSPE) and as a Dean of Engineering College of Korea University.

Currently he is an executive member of the Asian Pacific Association for Computational Mechanics (APACM) and a senior member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK).

His research interests involve human-centered design and biomechanics, and reduced order modeling of large dynamic systems.  




The concept of human centered product design represents a systematic product design approach that incorporates physical interactions between human body and product. This talk introduces the effects of product design onto musculoskeletal human body. In order to evaluate a product design, an approach that integrates motion analysis results with finite element analysis has been developed to obtain stress distributions both in soft and hard tissues of a human body in motion. Eventually the effects of a product design on human body can be investigated, which results in the assessment of a product design.

Topic : Human Centered Product Design

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i3CDE2020 Committee has postponed i3CDE 2020 Congress indefinitely,
because the global concern regarding the corona virus outbreak.

The full paper and short paper submission process also stopped.

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Date |28th June 2020 (Sun) - 30th June 2020 (Tue)    

Venue |Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Host |Society for Computational Design and Engineering

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