The Conference in Shanghai, China
This entry is the continuation of Shanghai Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 that I have made earlier. In this entry, I’m going to briefly share our experience attending the conference. I’m sorry if this entry sounds slightly technical. The term Chemical Engineering will be highlighted several times. It might bore some of you! Hope you can bear with me…
Last December (2011), my wife participated in the 1st Scientific Publishing Research Workshop in Shanghai China from 20-22 December 2011 to present her technical paper about Progressive Freeze Concentration (PFC). The research is directly related to her own Ph.D and her present core research. I accompanied her to Shanghai and at the conference I joined as a participant. It was the first time we attended an international conference together.
Short Note: The Progressive Freeze Concentration (PFC) research project has recently won Silver Medal in the 13th INDUSTRIAL ART AND TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION ) INATEX 2011 which was held on 16-17th Nov 2011 and Gold Medal in Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE 2012) which took place from 16-19th February 2012. Yep, that was announced yesterday! Congratulations from me to my wife. You go girl!!!
The workshop is not specifically tailored to chemical engineering only. It combines chemistry, biochemistry, maths and several other disciplines. I can say it is a highly multi-disciplinary workshop. The participants came from all over the world including United States, German, Japan, India, China, Greece, Korea, Malaysia and others.
Some of you might have not heard about Scientific Research Publisher (SciRP) while some probably have heard about it. SciRP is an academic publisher of open access journals. It also publishes academic books and conference proceedings. SCIRP currently has more than 150 open access journals in the areas of science, technology, and medicine.
SciRP actually provides an alternative means of scientific research publication. The difference is only it is practices an open access system where anybody can read the journal free of charge. The other traditional journal from publishers like Elsevier require us to pay before we can read them. However, as students, most of us can have access to it because our university library have purchase the subscription from the publisher. Hence, we are open to write and submit to SciRP. The process is almost the same. The draft paper will be evaluated by editors and undergo strict requirement to ensure top notch quality of the article.
As for us Chemical Engineers, the most related journal is Advances of Chemical Engineering & Science. The journal is relatively new but is good enough for us to submit articles to them. Once thing to know about open access journal like this is that some fee will be charge to the publisher.
Overall, it was a very interesting experiences attending the 1st Scientific Research Publishing Workshop. I was really honoured to meet the founder and president of SciRP as well other professors, academicians and researchers from other parts of the globe. Besides expanding our knowledge we get the chance to meet new people and increase our networking (which is important in the real world).
I’ll be sharing a little bit more of our Shanghai Adventure soon. I would also like to inform that I’ll be doing my research attachment and also possibly attend an international conference in a foreign country soon. It’s nice to be traveling abroad once in a while.
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