Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Monteiro Figueira,
University Lusofona, Portugal

Prof. Monteiro Figueira is since 1990 the General Director of CEITConsultores Engenheiros em Infraestruturas de Transportes, a Portuguese consulting firm focusing on transportation, parking, mobility, traffic engineering and roadways and Senior Professor at the Universidade Lusofona (ULHT) in Lisbon. 
Prof. Monteiro Figueira consults on many projects regarding mobility and transportation in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Macao and is the author of books and articles on highway design and transportation planning. He is currently involved in different projects in Africa (Angola and Mozambique) for governmental departments. 
Prof. Monteiro Figueira worked at JAE - Official National Board of Highways in Portugal for thirty years and was a representative of Portugal at the European Commission in Brussels, at DG VII. 
He was a Professor for more than twenty years at the Technical University in Lisbon until 2000 and at Military Academy, until 1999.


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Roberto Montemanni, Department of Innovative Technologies Dalle Molle Institue for Artificaial Intelligence, Switzerland

He is professor of advanced algorithms at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland and lecturer at the University of Lugano. He is active as a senior researcher at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), Switzerland. He obtained a Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Glamorgan, UK in 2002. His main research interests are in mathematical programming modeling and heuristic algorithms development for optimization problems.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Gabriel Lodewijks, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherland

Prof. Gabriel Lodewijks studied Mechanical Engineering at Twente University and Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. He obtained a Master degree in 1992 and a PhD on the dynamics of belt systems in 1996. He is President of Coveyor Experts BV, which he established in 1999. In 2000 he was appointed professor of the department Transport Engineering and Logistics at the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. From 2002 he was appointed as chairman of the department. In 2013, Prof. Gabriel Lodewijks was appointed as the overseas lecturing professor of WUT.

His main interest is in belt conveyor technology, automation of transport systems, material engineering and dynamics.

Invited Speaker I

Dr. Koorosh Gharehbaghi, RMIT University, Australia

Dr. Koorosh Gharehbaghi is a Lecturer at School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University.
Koorosh has worked in both Public and Private sectors. He has been employed in various Municipalities and some large private organisations, specialising in Heavy Construction. His past projects varied from High Rise Buildings to Civil Construction including Roads and Bridges.
His current research is on computational Infrastructure Assessment and Development.