Dual Conference of Innovation and Automation 2016

Abstracts (limited to 500 words) are invited from prospective presenters for the Annual Dual Conference on INNOVATION and Automation

Dual Conference provides a great opportunity for local area professionals and students to present their work at this technical forum with a minimum financial and time burden.

Please submit your abstracts in the following areas of work (but not limited to):

  • Automation, Robotics, Fuzzy Logic, Neural-Networks, Autonomous Systems
  • Engineering in Biology and Medicine
  • Aerospace and Aeronautics Systems and Programs
  • Green Energy, Energy Transmission and the Smart Grid
  • Self-Drive Vehicular Technology and Smart Highways
  • Computer Networks, Communication and Wireless Systems
  • Programming Languages, Processors, Test and Development Systems
  • Serious Games, Simulations, Cinema and Innovative Technologies
  • Social Impact of Technology and Ethics and other
  • Emerging Technologies

Deadline for abstract submission by email: Friday October 21st , 2016

(Only abstracts are submitted and published. No paper manuscripts are published). It is the responsibility of the authors to procure clearance of the presentation from their organizations, if such clearance is needed

Send your abstract of maximum 400 words by email one of the following co-chairs: Dr Paul Frenger (pfrenger@alumni.rice.edu), Dr Liwen Shih(shih@uhcl.edu) or Dr Zafar Taqvi (ZTaqvi@gmail.com)

Dual Conference is organized by Clear Lake Council of Technical Societies (CLCTS), by IEEE Galveston Bay Section Society Chapters, and by the Robotics and Automation Technical Committee of AIAA Houston Section.

STUDENTS’ POSTER SESSION AWARD: IEEE has instituted three awards (one $200, two $100) for best judged poster paper/presentation. Abstracts for the poster session need to be emailed by Friday Oct 4th to Dr Paul Frenger (pfrenger@alumni.rice.edu). Number of posters will be limited to 15.

Registration Fee schedule
Full day program which includes luncheon is $20.00, Conference ONLY $15, Additional Luncheon tickets $10.00, All attendees to pay.

All registrants will be provided final program. Registration fee will be due at the event. All No SHOW registrants will be billed.

For additional inquiries please send emails to any of the above co-chairs.

AIAA Luncheon – Sandra Magnus, PhD – AIAA Executive Director and Former Astronaut

Join AIAA Houston Section in welcoming former Astronaut and AIAA Executive Director Sandra Magnus, PhD. back to Houston!


Dr. Sandra Magnus will be in Houston to discuss her recent visit to the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; as well as the future of Aerospace and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.


Selected to the NASA Astronaut Corps in April, 1996, Dr. Magnus flew in space on the STS-112 shuttle mission in 2002, and on the final shuttle flight, STS-135, in 2011. In addition, she flew to the International Space Station on STS-126 in November 2008, served as flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 18, and returned home on STS-119 after four and a half months on board the ISS. Following her assignment on Station, she served at NASA Headquarters in the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. Her last duty at NASA, after STS-135, was as the deputy chief of the Astronaut Office. Dr. Magnus graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1986 with a degree in physics and in 1990 with a master’s degree in electrical engineering, and holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Georgia Tech (1996). In 2012, Dr. Magnus was appointed as AIAA’s Executive Director where she serves as chief administrative officer of the Institute.



11:00-11:30am – Social

11:30-12:30pm – Lunch

11:50 – Speaker Introduction


Please join us for this luncheon and RSVP with your selection for lunch below.


AIAA Member:

Type of Sandwich (includes side, dessert, & tea)

Non-AIAA Member: ( Renew/Join Here)

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