Conference Program

Conference Agenda (17th of May, 2016)
Excelsior II
08:30 – 09:00 Registration / Exhibition
09:00 – 09:05 Opening Session: Ahmed El Ghawaby – CEO
EDGE Pro for Information Systems
09:05 – 09:30 Role of ESA in Mega Projects in Egypt
Eng. Medhat M. Kamal ElDin – ESA Chairman
The Egyptian Survey Authority
09:30 – 09:55 Role of Remote Sensing in Geospatial Information Applications
Dr. Medhat Mokhtar – NARSS Chairman
Prof. Mahmoud H Ahmed – Professor of Marine and Coastal Environment – Vice Chairman
Prof. Dr. Islam Abou El-Magd – Head of The Environmental Sciences Dept.

Prospects of Geoinformation in Government
Dr. Ahmed Darwish – Deputy Minister of Housing for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements
National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences

09:55 – 10:20 The GIS Scene
Prof. Dr. Moustafa Baraka  – Civil Engineering Program Director
Egyptian Community for Surveying and Mapping
10:20 – 11:00 Coffee Break / Exhibition
Excelsior II Excelsior I
 11:00 – 11:25
Imagery Interpretation
R. Carlson – Director of Training EUSI/SIME
European Space Imaging
The Map of the Future
Amr Shawky – Project Manager
Hexagon Geospatial
11:25 – 11:50
Precision Positioning using NAVCOM Technology
Wessam Abd El Fattah- Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Manager
Edge Pro for Information System
Next Generation GIS in Smart Governance
Muhammad Azam – Software Development Manager
Space Imaging Middle East L.L.C
11:50 – 12:15
GIS, Modelling and Simulation techniques for better Defense, Intelligence and Security
Diogo Rodrigues – General Manager, LASS TECH
Giza Utility Data Centers Role  In Decision Making for Major Projects
Mohsen El Shoura – General Manager
Giza Utility Data Center
12:15 – 12:40
Accessing the World every 24h
Nuno Vilaca – Director, Sales, Middle East and Africa
Planet Labs
Extracting Land Cover Information from LiDAR Point Cloud Data
Dr. Nagwa El-Ashmawy
Survey Research Institute, National Water Research Center
12:40 – 01:45 Coffee Break / Exhibition
Excelsior II Excelsior I
01:45 – 02:10
Remote sensing with the RADARSAT SAR Program
Francois Debroux – Manager, Business Development – Defense and Security
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
Geo-spatial information systems for Disaster Risk Management
Prof. Abdel Moniem Sanad – Professor & Assistant President – AASTMT
Regional Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction
02:10 – 02:35
Rule-Based 3D Urban Cadastre
Dr. Alaa ElDin Saleh – Head of Central Administration for Siguel AL-AineeVirtual Reference Stations in Egypt
Eng. Tarek Agag – General Manager for Geodesy
The Egyptian Survey Authority
Providing Near Real Time Satellite Imagery with the Highest Resolution
Pascal Schichor – Sales Manager
European Space Imaging
02:35 – 03:00
Awareness of African Association of Remote Sensing and Environment
Prof. Islam Abou El-Magd – Councillor (North Africa)
African Association of Remote Sensing and Environment
Activates of Remote Sensing & GIS in Agricultural Field
Dr. Mohamed Mohamed Hossni Shoman – Senior Researcher, RS&GIS Unit
Soil, Water and Environment Research Institute – Agricultural Research Center
03:00 – 03:25
GIS Track in ITI
Ahmed Rashad – Acting Head of GIS Department
Information Technology Institute
Electronic Documentation of Facilities
Dr. Mohamed Mahdy Marzouk – Professor of Construction Engineering and Management
Cairo University
 03:25 – 03:45 Closing
 03:45 – 05:00 Lunch