2021 NSChE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

2021 NSChE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

02 Mar, 2021


                                                                                                          

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                                                                                                   NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
A Division of Nigerian Society of Engineers
Infinite Grace Plaza,
Plot 4 Oyetubo Street, Ikeja,Lagos
51st.ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE/ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
NSChE GOLDEN EKO 2021
Date: 10TH.-13TH NOVEMBER 2021
Technical  Sub-Committee  Email: nschetech2021@gmail.com
Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos

2021 NSChE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 51st Annual International Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) to be hosted by the Lagos/Ogun States Chapter at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, from 10 – 13 November 2021. The NSChE Conference/AGM remains the major conference for Chemical Engineers in Nigeria as it continues to provide the opportunity for exchange of knowledge/ideas about industry challenges, policy issues, research/innovative solutions and networking opportunities.

The technical programme will include presentations of both plenary and regular contributed papers, as well as discussions on the theme/sub-themes of the conference. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of some of the conference sub-themes, we would like to specially invite all engineers, scientists and other professionals actively involved in the areas of the conference theme/sub-themes to contribute papers, attend and participate. The conference will provide valuable opportunity for participants from Industry, Academia, Research and Government  organisations to present and discuss efforts being made in the application of Chemical Engineering to the various challenges and the fast pace at which these are occurring in the areas of food, water and energy processing, biochemical engineering and bio-processing, green processing, waste management, medicine, nanotechnology, big data and machine learning, including the recent impact and mitigation efforts of the COVID-19 pandemic,  to mention a few.

The Golden Jubilee celebration of the NSChE which could not be held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to hold during this year’s conference. Given the uncertainty about the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic by the time of the conference in November, the conference mode is being planned as hybrid (physical/virtual) to ensure that the events can be held either physically or virtually or both.

The Conference Planning Team looks forward to welcoming you to Lagos State the Centre of Excellence and the Land of Aquatic Splendour.

1.0          CONFERENCE THEME: “Chemical Engineering and The Changing World

Sub-Themes are:

 

1.1

Chemical Engineering in Food, Water and Energy Processing.

 

 

1.2

Green Chemical Technology.

 

 

1.3

Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

 

 

1.4

Bioenergy, Biopolymers and Bioplastics.

 

 

1.5

Chemical Engineering in Medicine.

 

 

1.6 

Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Applications.

 

 

1.7

Waste Management, Resource Recovery, Waste Plastics, Energy from Waste.

 

 

1.8

Process Safety/Loss Prevention.

 

 

1.9

Big Data and Machine Learning in Chemical Engineering.

 

 

1.10 

Entrepreneurship and Chemical Engineering.

 

 

1.11

Contributions of Chemical Engineers to the Management of COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria

 

 

1.12

Impact & Mitigations of COVID-19 pandemic in the Process Industries in Nigeria

 

 

1.13

Challenges and Solutions of COVID-19 pandemic on Chemical Engineering Education in Nigeria.

 

 

1.14

Core Chemical Engineering and Applications.

 

 

1.15

NSChE Sectoral Group Contributions and Applications.

 

       

2.0 CALL FOR PAPERS AND TIME LINES

Contributed manuscripts on the general conference theme and sub-themes listed above are hereby invited for consideration. The timelines for the manuscript submission are as follows:

2.1

Deadline for Submission of Draft Manuscripts:

30th June 2021

2.2

Notification of Accepted Draft Manuscripts:

15th August 2021

2.3

Deadline for Submission of Final Camera-Ready Manuscripts:

29th August 2021

2.4

Deadline for Submission of Presentation Slides/Videos:

11th October 2021

 

3.0 INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

3.1

Authors are requested to submit their draft manuscripts indicating the sub-themes via the online submission systems located at: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/GICNSChE2021.

 Manuscripts not submitted through the online system indicated above will not be accepted.  The manuscripts including illustrations, Tables and Figures should not exceed 12 pages. The manuscript must be in MS word “.docx” format, the text type face: Times New Roman, font size 12 pt, and double lines spacing.

Paper registration is performed by registering as a user on the paper submission website (CMT3). If you have an existing user account on CMT3, this can be used. The registered user will then enter a paper title and abstract. This will result in the allocation of a “Paper ID”. This shows that registration is completed and the Paper ID shown on the submission screen should be used as the paper filename for upload to keep the papers submitted anonymous i.e. "Paper ID", as allocated by CMT website upon registration of the paper, must replace author names and affiliations. Please ensure you completely remove Author Name(s)/Address and any other information from the manuscript prior to upload to allow peer double blind review.

Once you have successfully uploaded the paper with the Paper ID as file name, the Submission Summary page will appear. The system does not automatically generate a confirmation email; however, you may do this manually by clicking on the “Email” button on the right. You have the option to send it to only yourself or all authors.

3.2

The title of the manuscript should be at the top and should be uppercase and centered. The following line should have the PaperID assigned by the CMT3 only. Other relevant information should be entered directly into CMT3  during registration of the manuscript.

3.3

An abstract not exceeding 200 words should precede the main text. The number of keywords should not exceed five (5). The keywords should be listed alphabetically.

3.4

The Illustrations and figures should be computer generated and of good quality, preferably in ‘’jpg’, ‘’pdf’’ or other vector-graphic file formats.

3.5

Figures and Tables should be placed above or below where they are referred. The captions of Figures and Tables should be placed at the bottom and top respectively.

3.6

Equations should be centered with number at the right margin. The S. I. units should be used throughout.

3.7

Citations and References should be in the Harvard style. Margins of 2.5 cm should surround the pages.

3.8

Each file size should not exceed 20MB. This can be done by reducing the size of the “.jpg” images.

3.9

Up to two (2) manuscripts may be uploaded by one single author or first author of multi-author manuscripts.

 

4.0 INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS

 

4.1

All accepted manuscripts will be published in the conference proceedings to be distributed to all participants at the conference.

4.2

The author (or at least one of the authors) of an accepted manuscript would be required to make a presentation at the conference, and would be required to pre-register when submitting the final camera-ready manuscript.

4.3

A selection of high-quality manuscripts presented at the Conference shall be considered for both the Best Contributed Manuscript Award of the Society and, publication in a Special Golden Issue of the Journal of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers. Authors of selected manuscripts shall be required to submit extended versions for consideration for publication not later than 31st January 2022.

5.0          FURTHER INFORMATION will be regularly posted to: https://www.nsche.org.ng/


Prof. R. A.  Bello

Dr. A. O. F. Williams

Dr. A. A. Akinola

LOC Chairman

Chairman, Technical Committee

Co-Chairman, Technical Committee