International Week of Research, Development and Innovation SIIDI 2017

Disponible en: Bucaramanga

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Three major events will take place during this week meant to gather researchers, innovators and industrial partners from all around the world: The 3rd International Congress of Mechanical Engineering and Agricultural Science (CIIMCA 2017), the 2nd International Conference Science & Technology of Drying (CiCTS 2017) and the 3rd international meeting of the RIIVI net.

Invited speakers will discuss, debate and analyze current trends, growing possibilities and future developments in areas like food and bioprocesses technologies, drying technologies, renewable energies use and industrial automation among others.

Participants are invited to submit original research papers dealing with the following thematic areas:

  •     Science and Technology of Drying.
  •     Engineering fundamentals, modeling, testing and simulation.
  •     Renewable energy and thermal science.
  •     Material science and engineering.
  •     Automation and Agricultural Science.

Oral and poster presentations will be arranged according to the preference of authors and the approval of the scientific committee. All abstracts will be published in the CIIIMCA & CiCTS 2017 Proceedings (ISSN 2382-3305). It is important to outline that a special section of the conference proceedings will be dedicated to the research-incubators works.

Selected works will be invited to publish a Conference Paper in a special volume of the IOP Conference Series: Materials and Engineering Science (ISSN 1757-899X), which is a Scopus indexed publication (more information in the IOP procedure section). Likewise, the UIS Engineering Journal (Revista UIS Ingenierías-ISSN 2145-8456), which is an indexed publication (Ebsco, Latinindex), will invite some selected works to publish a Scientific Paper in one of its this year issues.

Date: october 2 to 6, 2017

Student COP 400.000 Approximately USD 135 Registration
Regular attendee COP 900.000 Approximately USD 300 Registration
*No aplican descuentos institucionales


To provide an exceptional opportunity to see many specialty groups gather in one place to engage, interact ant to learn what others are doing. Additionally, listen to well-known researchers, leaders in their fields and developers of new scientific paradigms will be really inspirational for all public attending.

Adresed to

Researchers, Academics, Engineering Students and General Public.


Master conferences given by guest speakers and oral and poster presentations in several thematic rooms.


Forty (40) hours


Certificate of attendance and Certificate of presentation (Oral and poster authors).

Important dates
Extended deadline: April 30 / 2017 Abstract submission deadline
Extended deadline: May 20 / 2017 Notification of abstract acceptance and modality
June 25 / 2017 Extended paper submission deadline
August 17 / 2017 Final communication of acceptance
September 15 / 2017 Final deadline for registration

Detailed Topics

Science and Technology of Drying

  • Modeling and simulation.
  • Physical properties and product quality.
  • Industrial processes and equipment.
  • Assurance of drying quality.
  • Measure and control of processes.
  • Drying of biomass.
  • Drying of foods and agricultural raw materials.
  • Drying of wood, fruit pulp, paper, and forestall products.
  • Energy saving.
  • Innovative technologies.

Engineering fundamentals, modeling, testing and simulation

  • Modal Analysis.
  • Rotordynamics.
  • Vibration condition monitoring of rotative machinery.
  • Environmental vibration.
  • Vibration analysis and diagnosis.
  • Vibration measurement technologies.
  • Vibration calibration and measurement quality.
  • Vibration standards.
  • Interactive Design.
  • Rapid prototiping.
  • Manufacturing.

Renewable energy and thermal science

  • Heat and power generation from renewable Energy.
  • Alternative fuels.
  • Energy efficiency.
  • Industrial Energy systems.
  • Renewable energy.
  • Solar energy systems.
  • Wind energy systems.
  • Materials for energy systems.
  • Energy sources.

Material science and engineering

  • Asset Management.
  • Experimental mechanics and testing.
  • Biomechanics and Biomaterials.
  • Materials for Energy and enviromental applications.
  • Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology.
  • Composite Materials.
  • Coatings and Cathodic Protection.
  • Stress and Failure Analysis.
  • Corrosion.
  • Lubrication.
  • Welding.

Automation and Agricultural Science

  • Automation and New technology in Dairy Facilities.
  • Agri-Industrial Facility Design and Operation.
  • Advances in irrigation information technology
  • Climate impacts on agriculture, water, and natural resources
  • Advances in Agricultural Machinery.
  • Power and Machinery Division.
  • Application of Agricultural Robotics.
  • Machine Vision for Agricultural Automation and Management.
  • Big Data, Data Analysis, and Machine Learning for Agricultural Applications.
  • Advanced Computational Approaches for Solving Agricultural Engineers Problems
  • Advances in Biomass Preprocessing and Pretreatment
  • Emerging Technologies in Food Processing.
  • Advances in Food and Organic Waste, Byproduct, and Coproduct Management and Utilization.
  • Food Safety Engineering.


Organizing Committee

  • Doctora Sandra Patricia Cuervo Andrade, Professor - Mechanical Engineering Department. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Seccional Bucaramanga.
  • Doctora Diana Cristina Sinuco León, Professor - Mechanical Engineering Department. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Seccional Bucaramanga.
  • Doctor Ariel René Carreño Olejua, Professor - Mechanical Engineering Department. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Seccional Bucaramanga.
  • Magíster Javier Mauricio Castellanos, Professor - Mechanical Engineering Department. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana Seccional Bucaramanga.
  • Profesor Alberto David Pertuz Comas, profesor Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Guest Speakers

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