De La Salle University, Philippines is pleased to announce that the Research and Advanced Studies, Gokongwei College of Engineering will organize the 13th International Student Conference on Advanced Science and Technology (ICAST) to be held at De La Salle University on November 28 – 30, 2018.
ICAST has been serving to promote international exchange among graduate students and young researchers in various fields of the advanced science and technology, since we had the first conference in Kumamoto in 2008. The past ICAST held in abroad took place in Peking University (China), Ewha Womans University (Korea), Ege University (Turkey), Shandong University (China), University of Seoul (Korea), Blaise Pascal University (France), Institut Tecknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) (Indonesia), and National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (Taiwan). Active participation of students not only in presentation but also in management of the conference is vital to ICAST. This year, the program includes Research Session and General Session. Participation of undergraduate students is encouraged as well.
The presenter must present a scientific research that falls under the following categories:
- Earth and Environment
- Biological Sciences
- Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Material Science and Engineering
- Mechanical System Engineering
- Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
The presenter can have an option to present through either oral or poster presentation.
For further queries, the following universities can be contacted as follows:
De La Salle University
Gokongwei College of Engineering
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Prof. Kathleen B. Aviso, PhD
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
Tel: +632 – 5244611 loc 217
There will be three (3) sessions where students can present their paper:
• The Research Session consists of eleven (11) different fields/topics of presentation and will be presented during the Parallel Sessions.
• The General Session gives students an opportunity to present their opinions and ideas on issues related to energy, environment, natural disasters, and challenges of the society in fields of science and technology.
• The Poster Session gives students an opportunity to showcase their creativity while presenting their research. The posters will be printed and posted in or near the conference venue for participants and guests to view.
Instructions for Submission of Short Abstract (for ALL Sessions)
1. Prepare an abstract with a maximum of 250 words, following the downloadable template for short abstract attached.
2. Submit the abstract both in PDF file, with the file name format below:
File Name: UniversityAcronym_Surname _TypeofPresentation
(e.g. DLSU_DelaCruz_Poster, KU_DelaCruz_Oral)
1. Submit the files through Easy Chair and submit the files here: http://bit.ly/ICAST2018Submission (click the submission link)
2. If you wish to present in the General Session, please select “General Session” in the Field of Presentation.
If you wish to present in the Research Session or in the Poster Session, please select one (1) or more field of presentation.
*Note: Please follow the file name format in step 2.
1. If the abstract is accepted, the presenter will be given a registration number.
DEADLINE: October 7, 2018
Instructions for Submission of Extended Abstract (for Research Session only)
1. Prepare a two-page extended abstract, following the downloadable template for extended abstract attached.
2. Submit the abstract both in PDF and Word files, with the file name format: File Name:
Registration Number_TypeofPresentation (e.g. 01_Poster, 01_Oral)
3. Submit the files through Easy Chair: http://bit.ly/ICAST2018Submission
DAY 1 – November 28, 2018
|8:30 – 9:00||Registration|
|9:00 – 9:10||Opening Remarks from DLSU|
|9:10 – 9:20||Welcoming Remarks from Kumamoto University|
|9:20 – 9:50||Keynote Lecture 1|
|9:50 – 10:20||Keynote Lecture 2|
|10:20 – 10:30||Introduction to De La Salle University|
|10:30 – 11:15||Poster Presentation|
|11:15 – 12:45||Lunch|
|12:45 – 13:00||Venue preparations for parallel sessions|
|13:00 – 15:00||Parallel Sessions|
|15:00 – 15:30||Break|
|15:30 – 17:00||Continuation of Parallel Sessions|
|17:00 – 17:30||Break|
|17:30 – 20:00||Welcome Dinner at Roof Deck|
DAY 2 – November 29, 2018
|09:00 – 10:15||Parallel Sessions|
|10:15 – 10:30||Venue Preparations for Poster and General Session|
|10:30 – 11:30||Poster Sessions|
|11:30 – 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 – 15:00||General Sessions|
|15:00 – 15:30||Break|
|15:30 – 16:00||Closing/Awarding Ceremony and Reminders for Excursion|
DAY 3 – November 30, 2018
|8:00 – 17:00||EXCURSION|
About Corregidor Island
Corregidor Island, rocky island, strategically located at the entrance of Manila Bay, just south of Bataan province, Luzon, Philippines. It is a national shrine commemorating the battle fought there by U.S. and Filipino forces against overwhelming numbers of Japanese during World War II. The small (2-square-mile [5-square-km]) island, part of the province of Cavite, has long been considered a natural fortress. The Spanish fortified it in the 18th century, when it was used as a registration (corregidor) site for ships entering the bay. After the Spanish-American War, the island became a U.S. military station, and an elaborate system of tunnels and emplacements was constructed. When Japan invaded the Philippines (December 1941), Gen. Douglas MacArthur chose Bataan and Corregidor Island as his major defense positions. Bataan fell on April 9, 1942, and Corregidor Island became the last outpost of organized resistance in the islands. Lieut. Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright
and his forces repelled the invaders for 27 days, until May 6, 1942, when they were forced to surrender Corregidor Island to Lieut. Gen. Homma Masaharu. U.S. forces regained the island in 1945.
On Corregidor Island are the Pacific War Memorial, numerous gunneries, and the Malinta Tunnel, which served as a supply depot, hospital, and MacArthur’s headquarters. Since the mid-1950s, the island has been the site of a military training camp in counter guerrilla tactics.
Source: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2017). Corregidor Island. Retrieved September 3, 2018, from https://www.britannica.com/place/Corregidor-Island
Corregidor Historical Island Hiking Tour
USD 50 (for Foreigners) or PHP
2500 (for Locals)
• Roundtrip Ferry Transfer (Manila
– Corregidor – Manila)
• Walking tour and hiking
• Shrine and island entrance fees
• Buffet lunch
Date(s) - November 28, 2018 (Wed) - November 30, 2018 (Fri)
De La Salle University Manila
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