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Award Winners

Best Paper Award

Paper Title: Multi Agent Reinforcement Learning for UAV Collision Avoidance
By Nor Asilah Wati Abdul Hamid, Mohammad Reza Rezaee, and Zurita Ismail

Best student presenter award

Paper Title: Gauging the effectiveness of strip cut un-shredding techniques on Dhivehi text-based documents
By Rashnan Shihab

Best Paper Presentation Award

Paper Title:
By Abdulla Afeef

Best Innovation toward Sustainable Development Award

Titile: Deep Learning Based Microplastic Classification
By Usman Ullah Sheikh and Tiew Wei Teng

Final Call!
Full paper submission Extended: 15th September 2023   6th October 2023  20th October 2023

We are pleased to announce ICEST2023, the International Conference on Innovations in Engineering, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. The conference will be held in Male’, Maldives from 15th November to 17th November 2023. It is organized and supported by the Maldives National University.

The aim of the conference is to bring together experts and share the Innovations in Engineering, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. It will provides a premier platform for researchers,, academic scientists, and research scholars to present their recent innovations and discuss the recent trends in the field of engineering, science and technology towards sustainable development.

ICEST provides a platform for academicians, researchers, students, engineers as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and new developments in Engineering, science and Technology towards sustainability

Conference Theme:
Research and innovations in Engineering, Science and Technology towards Sustainability



Prof. Vijay K. Arora
Electrical Engineering and Physics
Wilkes University

Prof. Hassan Ugail

Visual computing and artificial intelligence (AI)
University of Bradford

Prof. S. Suresh Babu

Dean (Research and Development)
Anna University

Prof. Hiram Ponce

Head of Research
Universidad Panamericana

Dr. Hassan Hameed

Maldives National University

Vijay K. Arora, a tenured Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at Wilkes University with Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, held distinguished visiting appointments at the University of Illinois, the University of Tokyo, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, the University of Western Australia, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). At UTM, he was honored as Brain Gain Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia for research at UTM Ibnu Sina Institute of Fundamental Sciences. In addition to his long-term visiting appointments, Professor Arora has visited several international institutions on short-term consulting assignments and enjoys the privilege of knowing the cultures and educational methods being practiced around the globe. In recognition of his research, he is invited to give presentations at several international scientific gatherings. His research interests include nanoelectronics, engineering management and global educational paradigms.
Professor Arora has authored or co-authored over 250 papers on scientific, educational, and management issues. He chaired EScienceNano2012, NanoTechMalaysia2010 NanoSingapore2006, and ASEE Mid-Atlantic Conference1996. Professor Arora is on the Distinguished Lecturer Program of the IEEE Electron Devices Society and APS Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics. Compendium of his distinguished lectures appears in his book Nanoelectronics: Quantum Engineering of Low-Dimensional Nanoensembles. As a researcher in Operations Research, he practices project- and problem-based learning with integration across the boundaries of disciplines with deliverable outcomes. He is listed in a number of Who’s Who biographies, including the Leading Educator of the World 2005. His Final Word lecture on Engineering a Quality Person in You with Manuscript, PowerPoints, and Notable Quotes is downloadable by clicking on the link or log on to and click on the Final Word.

Professor Hassan Ugail is the director of the Centre for Visual Computing at the University of Bradford in the UK. He is a renowned computer scientist in the area of visual computing and artificial intelligence (AI). He is an advocate of AI for helping to tackle real world issues in the areas of digital health, innovative engineering, and sustainable societies in general. More specifically, he works in the area of human biometrics, especially the development of cutting edge AI solutions for biometric face recognition and analysis. His work in this area includes helping to unravel the real identity of the two Russian spies at the heart of the Salisbury Novichok poisoning case - one of the biggest international stories of 2018.

DR. S. Suresh Babu is a Professor and the Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Dean (Research and Development) at Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Anna University, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India. He has a PhD in soil structure Interaction from National Institute of Technology Surathkal, Karnataka, India. Prof. Suresh Babu has been a member of Project Evaluation Committee for LiDAR Technology 2015 - Dubai, a member delegate, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India for “DST - Lockheed Martin, India Innovation Growth Programme” 2013 - USA, A Chair Person for the International Engineering Symposium held at Kumamoto University – 2013 - Japan and has also visited several other institutions on professional assignments. Prof. Suresh Babu is a fellow of Institute of Engineers (India) and Indian Geotechnical Society. As a Principal Investigator, Prof. Suresh Babu has completed a number of projects funded by different Institutions and Ministries of Government of India. He is also a chief incubation officer of Technology Business Incubator. Prof. Suresh Babu has also been a consultant for ISO 9001-2000, National Board of Accreditation, A.I.C.T.E. and Program Evaluator for National Board of Accreditation India. Prof. Suresh Babu has been teaching at several Universities for almost 3 decades, his research interest includes soil structure interaction, foundations on weak deposits, ground improvement techniques etc., Prof. Suresh Babu has over 100 papers on the different issues related to soil and foundations.

Dr. Hiram Ponce, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico is Head of Research and Ph.D. Coordinator in Artificial Intelligence for the School of Engineering at Universidad Panamericana (Mexico), and he is the leader and principal investigator of the research group "Computational Intelligence and Vision" in the same institution. He graduated in Mechatronics Engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico), obtained a Master’s in Science Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in the same university. He is a member of the National System of Researchers rank level 1 of the National Council of Science and Technology (Mexico). He is the author of more than 120 international journal and conference publications, 8 book chapters, and 4 books in the area of artificial intelligence and robotics. He authored a novel machine learning-based method namely Artificial Hydrocarbon Networks. He is Secretary of the Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence, an IEEE senior member, an INNS senior member, a member of the Technical Committee on Neural Networks in the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, a member of the Technical Committee on Robotics and Mechatronics in the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM), a member of the International Neural Networks Society, among other memberships. He was awarded a Google Research Award for Latin America in 2017. He has served as guest editor in different special issues of top-tier journals. He is currently an Associate Editor in IEEE Access, Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Technology, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, and Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence.

Dr H Hameed is the present Chancellor of the Maldives National University. Since 1998, first as the Principal, then as the Rector and Vice Chancellor, he led the development of the higher education sector in the Maldives through numerous initiatives till date. A person of varied interests and curiosities, the public best knows him by his writing..


Dr. Bakhtiar Ul Haq
Jeju National University

Asst. Prof. Yogeendra R H

Government Engineering College

Prof. Muhammad Mahadi’s

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia

Bakhtiar Ul Haq, completed his Ph.D from Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University Technology Malaysia (UTM), Johor, Malaysia. The title of his thesis was Structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of diluted magnetic semiconductors based on Transition metals doped ZnO. He has received several honors and awards including Brain Pool Fellowship by National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Korea, “Outstanding Researcher Award” by the Deanship of Scientific Research in King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia, Chancellor Award in University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 54th convocation ceremony for excellent performance in Ph.D, Best Student Award by School of Graduate Studies, UTM for excellent performance in Ph.D. International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) by UTM, Junior Research Fellowship at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University Teknologi Malaysia. He has worked as Junior Research Fellow (Spring 2014 - Fall 2014). He has also worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea from Spring 2015 to Fall 2015. He was an Assistant professor of Physics at King Khalid University (KKU), Saudi Arabia from September 2016 - July 2022. Currently he is an NRF invited Scientist, Faculty of Science Education Jeju National University (JNU), South Korea.

Yogeendra R H is an Assistant Professor in Government Engineering College, Haveri, Karnataka, India. He is pursuing his PhD under Quality Improvement Programme in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He received this Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru College of Engineering, Ranebennur, and Karnataka, India. He did his Master’s in Computer-Aided Design of Structures from Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka, India. His area of interests includes experimental and analytical investigation of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

Prof. Dr Muhammad Mahadi’s main contributions are in the field of medical electronics engineering, bioelectronics, biosensors, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation monitoring device, remote and online monitoring device for rehabilitation, telemedicine, wireless monitoring device, sports performance & technology, forensic image processing, high & low voltage pulse electric field exposure on biological cell, electroporation, cell imaging, cell guidance, cell/protein attachment, cell surface interface, wound healing, anti-cancer/natural (animal & plant) based compound, drug dose response on cell, micro-fabrication/micro-contact printing. To date he has a strong external networking for research and development of which he has already established collaborative projects at local and international level. Dr. Muhammad Mahadi has external appointments such as Visiting Professor-Abu Bakar Tafawa Balewa University, Nigeria, Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA, Malaysia and Honorary Visiting Researchers - University of Bradford, United Kingdom. Other than that, he has successfully supervised 7 PhD and 7 master by research students. Currently he has 5-PhD and 3 master by research students. His supervisees include international students from Libya, Algeria, Pakistan, Yemen, Maldives and Nigeria. The candidate has secured National research grants from Ministry of Education Malaysia (Fundamental Grants & Prototype Grant) and locally at UTHM level (Contract & Postgraduate Research Grant). Dr. Muhammad Mahadi is also actively publishing his research findings and to date he has a total of over 150 publications in refereed/indexed journals, book chapter, lecture notes, conference proceedings, scientific magazine and research book. He also has 3 patents granted as the outcome from his research activities.


Vijay K. Arora

Professor of Electrical Engineering, IEEE-EDS Distinguished Lecturer, Leading Educator of the World (Cambridge Biblio 2005), Global Distinguished Visiting Professor, Wilkes University Professor, 1896 Pioneer Circle Lafayette, CO 80026, U. S. A.

Muhammad Ibn Ibrahimy

Professor, Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,

G. Murali

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering , Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation  Guntur (Dt) AP-522502

Shreepad Desai

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Government Engineering College, Haveri, Karnataka, India

Aishath Shehenaz Adam

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), The Maldives National University

Raheema Abdul Raheem

Director of Research, Research Development Office, The Maldives National University

Hiram Ponce

Head of Research and Ph.D. Coordinator in Artificial Intelligence Universidad Panamericana, Mexico,

S. Suresh Babu

Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Dean (Research and Development), Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Anna University, Hosur, Tamilnadu, India


Adam Khalid
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Science and Technology, The Maldives National University
Muhammad Mahadi Bin Abdul Jamil
Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
Mohd Norzali Bin Hj Mohd
Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. Peter’s Institute of Higher Education and Research, Avadi, Chennai
Yogeendra R. Holebagilu
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Government Engineering College, Haveri, Karnataka, India


Junaid Ahmed

Associate Professor, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Muhammad Awais Javed

Associate Professor, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan

Sarmad Sohaib

Associate Professor, University of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Kifayat Ullah Khan

Associate Professor, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Abdulkadir Abubakar Sadiq

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria

Seemon S

Assistant Professor, IES college of Engineering,Kerala,India

Angela C Joy

Assistant Professor, IES college of engineering,Kerala,India

V. C. Sathish Gandhi

Assistant Professor, University College of Engineering Nagercoil (A Constituent College of Anna University Chennai), India.

S. Shylin H Jose

Associate Professor, Adhiyamaan college of Engineering, India

Somnath Chaudhuri

University of Girona, Spain

Mamman Hassan Buhari

Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria

Saleem Abuleil

Professor of Management Information Systems, Chicago State University, USA

Shih-Wen Hsiao

Distinguished Professor, Department of Industrial Design, National Cneng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan 

Sundararajan Natarajan

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai - 600036, Tamil nadu, India.

Samarjit Kar

Professor, Department of Mathematics National Institute of Technology Durgapur 

Jaspreet Singh

Professor, School of Food & Advanced Technology | Massey University | Private Bag 11222 | Palmerston North | New Zealand 

Hocine Guentri

Department of Mechanical and Electromechanical Engineering, Institute of Science and Technology, Abdelhafid Boussouf University Center in Mila, Algeria

Marwan Abdul Hameed Ashour

Professor, University of Baghdad, Iraq

Suresh Aluvihara

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Shashikant Patil

Professor, EXTC Department, MPSTME, SVKMs NMIMS Mumbai, Mumbai, India 

Husna Sarirah Husin

Head of Section Research and Innovation | PMineRec Cluster Leader Universiti Kuala Lumpur

José Roberto Tenório Filho

Department of Structural Engineering and Building Materials ,Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory, Ghent University, Belgium

Tasher Ali Sheikh

Dept. of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering Residential Girls Polytechnic Golaghat Assam India   


Professor, Deputy Director for Professional Affairs and Research manager/Specialist SEAMEO VOCTECH Regional Centre, Negara Brunei Darussalam 

S. Gandhiya Vendhan

 Department of Statistics,, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu,India

Abhishek Shukla

Associate Professor, R.D. Engineering College Technical Campus, Ghaziabad, India

Eisha Akanksha

Associate Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication, CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India,

Tham Mau Luen

Assistant Professor, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Sg Long Campus MALAYSIA

S. Kannadhasan

Associate Professor, Study World College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Sahibzada Saadoon Hammad

University Jaume I, Spain

Anand Nayyar

Professor, Scientist, Vice-Chairman (Research), Director (IoT and Intelligent Systems Lab) in School of Computer Science, Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Viet Nam

Md Rashed Chowdhury

Applications Scientist – Water, Climate, and Society, Adjunct Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering, Arizona State University

Junali Handique

Residential Girls’ Polytechnic, Golaghat, Assam, India

Suman Saha

Asst Prof, National Institute of Technology Durgapur, INDIA

Qingzheng Xu

Associate Professor, National University of Defense Technology, China


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Istanbul Gelisim University, Türkiye

Ahmed Ibrahim

Senior Lecturer of Computing and Security, School of Science, Edith Cowan University

Abdullahi Yusuf Waziri

Associate Professor (Reader), Faculty of Environmental Technology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State, Nigeria

Bikram Pal Singh

Deputy Dean, Training and placements, Global Group of Institutes, Amrisar (Punjab), India

Fabio Arena

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, University of Enna  

Arun Sharma

Professor,  Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW), Kashmere Gate, Delhi. 110006 INDIA

Suhas Moreshwar Kakade

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering Pune Technological Uniersity 


General Chair
Mohamed Shareef, PhD
Vice-Chancellor, The Maldives National University
General Co-Chair
Yoosuf Nizam, PhD
The Maldives National University
Usman Ullah Sheikh, PhD
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Finance Chairs
Hussein Haleem
DVC, The Maldives National University
Abdulla Afeef
The Maldives National University
Website & Publicity Chair
Ibrahim Nadheem
The Maldives National University
Ahmed Mafaz
The Maldives National University
Publication Chairs
Shazla Mohamed, PhD
The Maldives National University
Aishath Naila
The Maldives National University
Abdul Muhsin Mohamed, PhD
The Maldives National University
Publication Chairs
Aishath Shaira, PhD
The Maldives National University
Sarah Abdelaziz Abdelmonem Mohamed Elgezary, PhD
The Maldives National University
Sponsorship Chairs
Asma Rushdy
The Maldives National University
Mariyam Nadhira
The Maldives National University
Event Manager
Mariyam Humra
The Maldives National University
Aimaan Abdullah
The Maldives National University
The Maldives National University
Logistic & Technical Chair
Sadat Ali Khan
The Maldives National University
Logendran Dhanushkodi
The Maldives National University
Protocol/Local Arrangement Chair
Hassan Shiraz
The Maldives National University
Naseem Ansari
The Maldives National University
Website & Publicity Chair
Ibrahim Thorig
The Maldives National University
Fathimath Shuzna
The Maldives National University

Call for Papers

We invite original and unpublished research work to the 1st International Conference on Innovations in Engineering, Science and Technology for Sustainable Development (ICEST2023). All submitted papers/abstracts will be reviewed by at least two reviewers. ICEST2023 will employ double-blind review process for all submitted papers and abstracts. All accepted papers from the main tracks will be invited for oral presentation at the conference and will be submitted to AIP Conference Proceedings for publication (indexed in ).

All accepted papers from the special track on environemntal sustainability will be invited for oral presentation at the conference and will be submitted for publication in indexed journal (Journal will be announced soon).

All accepted abstracts will be invited for oral presentation and published in conference abstract book with an associated ISBN number.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Electrical Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Power System Reliability and Security
  • Renewable energy and sustainable energy
  • Embedded systems and computer architecture
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • System Modeling and Simulation
  • Electric Vehicle Technologies
  • High Voltage and Insulation Technologies
  • Microelectronic Systems
  • Control systems and instrumentation
Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Structural and materials
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Water engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Sustainable and green structures
  • Construction project management
Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Thermofluids
  • Robotics
  • Applied mechanics and design
  • Manufacturing and industrial Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Finite element analysis
Information and Communication Technology
  • Information retrieval and Information Security
  • Soft computing
  • Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Software Engineering
  • Software defined networks
  • IoT
  • Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms
  • Computer network and Security
  • Applied computing
  • Grid and green Computing
  • Data Mining and Cloud Computing
Chemical and Food Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Polymer and biopolymer engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Food Biotechnology and Food engineering
  • Food microstructure development and characterization
  • Biochemical and Bio-molecular Engineering
  • Emerging Food Processing Techniques
  • Emerging Techniques for Food Safety and Quality
  • Innovations in Food Process Engineering

Special Track on Environmental Sustainability

  • Sustainability and Natural Resources
  • Technology Development and Innovation at Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • Sustainability and Stewardships
  • Sustainability and Culture
  • Sustainability and Environment
  • Sustainability and Developing Countries
  • Sustainability and Education
  • Sustainable Urbanization


Prospective authors are invited to submit unpublished and original full research papers which are not submitted or under consideration elsewhere.

All authors must ensure that the submitted manuscript is original except for copyrighted works (including illustrations, tables, animations and text quotations) which may be included with the permission of the copyright holder.

The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agree on its submission for publication.

All the accepted papers must accompany a copyright release form signed by at least one author for each paper (Attach the copyright form separately during camera-ready submission).

All submitted papers must be related to the main topic of the conference and conference main tracks and all accepted papers must be presented at the conference.

All submitted papers will be double blind peer reviewed by 2-3 reviewers and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability.

Only manuscripts submitted via the online submission system (Microsoft CMT) will be considered for review. Authors can check the status of the review process using this submission system. Once papers are accepted, a registration link will be provided for the authors to register for the conference.

In order to submit a paper, an author is required to create an account on the Microsoft's Conference Management Toolkit.

Once your account is created, you will be able to submit papers and check the status of the submitted papers. To submit a paper, authors will be required to fill-in the author information and upload the formatted word/pdf file. Use new submission to upload additional papers.

To submit a paper, you can log into your CMT site at (or search for ICESTMNU2023 in author console after login to Microsoft CMT):

Full paper submission

15th September 2023
20th October 2023

Notification of Acceptance

5th October 2023
30th October 2023

Registration deadline

15th October 2023
1st November 2023

Cameraready submission

25th October 2023
10th November 2023

Author Instructions

Submission for review

All submissions must be written in English using AIP Conference Proceeding templates adhering to the AIP Guidelines(link) to prepare your manuscript.

In order to ensure double blind review process is practiced, authors are requested make their identity undiscoverable when preparing the manuscript for submission to review. In this regard, please omit authors’ names and affiliations from your title page (or list them as “omitted for submission”), and when you cite your own work, refer to it in the third person. Also, be sure not to include any acknowledgments that would disclose your identity.

Camera-ready submission

Once the submitted manuscript is accepted for presentation and publication, authors are required to submit revised versions of their papers according to the reviewer’s remarks.

Authors are required add any information or parts which was removed during initial submission for review such as author information and acknowledgment if any.

Authors are required to submit full paper in MS-Word (docx./doc.) format prepared in accordance with the AIP Conference Template .

Authors are also required to submit copyright form (pdf) separately.

The templates and copyright form are available in the following links:


All submitted papers must be original reporting unpublished research results and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Any act of plagiarism is totally unacceptable academic misconduct and cannot be tolerated. All the submitted papers will be checked for plagiarism. If any act of plagiarism is found, the submitted paper will be directly rejected.

Call for Abstract

Abstract should be within a word limit of 200 to 250 words and can be submitted using the same submission system and authors are not required to maintain double blind peer review practice.


Awards will be given under four different categories to the most outstanding researchers of the conference. The purpose of these Awards are to recognize and promote quality contributions to academic research among scholars and students who present and publish papers at the ICIEST-2023 conference. All awards will be presented to the winners on the last day of conference during the closing ceremony.

Award Categories

Best Paper Award

For this award, all the accepted papers are evaluated by the special committee and considering the reviews received for each paper, an overall best paper is selected based on the following criteria.

Best student presenter award

This award will be given to the most outstanding presentation presented by a participant from student category based on the following criteria.

Best Paper Presentation Award

For this award best presentation from each session are selected based on the session evaluators marks and final decision is made by the special committee to select overall best paper presentation award based on the following criteria.

Best Innovation toward Sustainable Development Award

For this award, all the research papers that reported an innovation for sustainable development will be evaluated by the special committee and an overall best innovation will be selected based on the following criteria.


Registration Fee

Registration is now open: Online Registration Form.

Please adhere to the deadlines mentioned and complete your registration accordingly.
There are two payment methods available for ICEST 2023:
1. Bank transfer
2. Pay on site

Before filling the online registration form for the conference please complete the payment if you choose to pay by bank transfer (Refer to the payment methods for details). Alternatively if you choose to pay on site, get a letter from the funding agency (Refer to the payment methods for details), before filling the online registration form for the conference.

Registration form requires you to submit either a scan copy of bank receipt (for bank transfers) or letter from funding agency (for pay on site).

If you have any questions regarding registration, please email to

Important Dates

  •   Registration Opens – 29 May 2023
  •   Author Registration Deadline – 1st November 2023
  •   Early Bird Registration Deadline – 15 September 2023

Conference registration Fees

Category Early-Bird Regular Registration
Authors (MNU Students) $60 $75
Authors (Local participants) $225 $250
Authors (Virtual - Online) $225 $250
Authors (International Students) $280 $350
Authors (Reviwers) $280 $350
Authors (International) $360 $400
Abstract registration (Presentation) $260 $300
Listners (students) $35 $50
Listners (Others) $60 $80
Additional Paper $210 $280
  •   All Registration Fees are in U.S. Dollars
  •   The conference fees above DO NOT include access to the workshops and special sessions
  •   Your registration is not complete until payment has been received.

Registration guideline

  •   ONE regular registration is within 10 pages including all figures, tables and references.
  •   ONE author registration covers paper publication, presentation time, coffee breaks and lunch on the conference days and a free local TOUR.
  •   ONE presenter registration covers conference attendance, coffee breaks and lunch on the conference days and a free local TOUR.
  •   ONE listener registration covers coffee breaks and lunch on the conference days.
  •   ONE registration allows ONLY one participant to attend the conference and local TOUR.
  •   All conference attendees must register and at least one author must register for presentation for each submitted paper
  •   Additional paper registration requires that two papers have the same FIRST authors.
  •   Student rate is only applicable, if student is the FIRST author (Submit student ID card when registering).
  •   Fees are non-refundable once registration is completed.
  •   The Conference Organizer will not be held responsible for participants' failure to attend the conference directly or indirectly caused by any conditions beyond the control of the Conference Organizer such as diseases, cancellation of flights etc.
  •   Registration must be completed one month prior to the conference date to arrange special visa.

Payment Methods

Direct bank transfer

Bank account name: The Maldives National University
Bank name; Bank of Maldives
Account number: (MVR) 7701101374001
Account number: (USD) 7701101374003
Bank address: BML Head Office, 11, Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Male' Republic of Maldives

Payment note:

Participants are required to pay for any service fees in case of bank transfers. Note that we should receive the exact amount of registration fees. If not, the participant has to pay the balance due at the registration desk.
After sending your registration payment by bank transfer, scan the bank receipt and attach in the registration form

Pay on site

If you have funding issues and other unavoidable circumstances, you can register online (with a letter) and pay onsite at the conference. To confirm your participation and reserve a slot in the conference program you will need a letter from your funding agency stating that your paper is funded and you will be paying on site. Such a letter can also be from a university faculty or center with signature of respective dean or head. You will be required to upload a scanned copy of the letter while filling the online registration form.

Program Schedule

Workshop 1: Nanotechnology Journey from Quantum Physics to Nanoengineering

Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Vijay K. Arora

Duration: 5 hrs

Workshop 2: Hydrological Modeling Using Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT): Theory and Hands-On

Facilitator: Dr. Gilbert Hinge

Duration: 2 hrs

Workshop 3: Sustainable Concrete

Facilitator: Dr. Suman Saha

Duration: 2 - 3 hrs

Workshop 4: Cyber Security

Facilitator: Roseware

Duration: 2 hrs

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