The Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of VIF organized a full day
Annual Research Meet on 3rd December 2016 at Le Royal Meridien, Chennai. It is a 2nd
Meet and was attended by 229 participants (represented 19 Country: from England,
Portugal, Bulgaria, Singapore, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Japan, Malaysia, UAE,
Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, India, Bangladesh and Bhutan) those
are in 'Continuous Regular Service in Research or Academic Institution/ Agency' in the
age group of 27-62 years and working in the frontiers of (i) Agricultural Sciences (ii)
Engineering (iii) Health and Medical Sciences (iv) Humanities and Social Sciences (v)
Management (vi) Science (vii) Veterinary and Animal Sciences.
Objectives of the Meet
To create opportunities to collaborate and develop a new culture to drive research,
innovation, economic activity and to form bridges among groups, and empower
To generate alignment as well as points of intersection between the agendas of
research, existing resources and opportunities.
To highlight intellectual capital in order to promote improved technology transfer,
development, and commercialization of the intellectual property.
To strengthen society’s technological capabilities and understanding of the role that
science, technology and innovation play in economic development.
To integrate activities in science, technology, and innovation, with economic
development and competitiveness issues.
To develop and strengthen the science and technology and innovation infrastructure.
Inaugural Session (Madras II - 9.15 to 10.15)
In the Inaugural session Dr. Vaidehi Ganesan Director-Research, VIF welcomed the
gathering, Prof. C. Thangamuthu, Former Vice Chancellor, Bharathidasan University, India
delivered the presidential address. Further, Dr. Sabuj Mallik, University of Central
Lancashire, England delivered the Keynote Address and Dr. S. Neelamani Kuwait Institute
For Scientific Research, Kuwait and Vladimir Zhechev University of Economics - Varna,
Bulgaria are delivered the special address.
Keynote Session (Madras II - 10.30 am to 3 pm)
The Meet Speakers and the titles of their talks were as follows:
1. Dr. Sabuj Mallik, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom - Reliability of Leadfree
Electronics Packaging Under Harsh Environments.
2. Vladimir Zhechev, University of Economics - Varna, Bulgaria - Brand Extensions:
Paradigm fit b/w Strategic Bus. Alternatives & Brand Positioning Realities
3. Dr. S. Neelamani, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait - Precision
Engineering for Recent Innovations on Marine Structures.
4. Prof. Sabah A. Abdul-Wahab, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman - Sources of Odours in
Al-Multaqa Village in Oman.
5. Dr. Mirza R. Baig, Dubai Pharmacy College, Dubai - Personalizing the Medication for The
Patient: A Focus on Pharmacogenomics
6. Dr. P. Radhakrishnan, Emirates College for Management & Information Technology, UAE
- Innovation and Business Analytics
7. Dr. Deepak Khare, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India - Water Resource
Management for Smart Cities: Issues and Challenges.
8. Ass.Prof. Mohamed Helmy Khafagy, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt. - Improving
Performance of Parallel Complex Queries in Big Data
The Awards are bestowed to the Winner by the Guest of Honors of ARM 2016
namely Hon'ble Mr Justice S. K. Krishnan-Judge, Lok Adalat, High Court of
Madras, India & Dr. V. Ganesan-Former Asso. Director, IGCAR, Kalapakkam,
India, on 3rd December 2016 at Le Royal Meridien, Chennai, India in view of their
initiatives, discoveries, and developments in their area of expertise.