The 4th World Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (WCSET 2015) was organized by the Basha Research Corporation at Kumamoto University, Japan during 24-26 October 2015. The conference received 159 papers out of which 120 were accepted for the oral presentations divided into five parallel sessions. However, only 98 papers were considered for publication in the conference proceedings with ISBN 13: 978-81-930222-1-4. There were total 137 participants, representing 17 countries that contributed to the success of the conference.
Prof. Shuichi TORII, Assistant Director, Centre for Globalization, Kumamoto University was the Conference Chairman, along with Prof. Katta Venkataramana, Dean-Academics, National Institute of Technology (NIT-Karnataka), India as Co-Chair. Mr. Hafeez Basha, Vice President - Technology BRCORP was Organizing Secretary and foreign students of Kumamoto University International Students' Association (KUMISA) were the organizing members.
Prof. Hiroshi Yamada, Science Advisor to Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Government of Japan and Director, National Institute for Fusion Science was the Chief Guest. Prof. Kazuki Takashima, Director - Centre for Globalization and Vice President of Kumamoto University and Mr. Hiromitsu Yagi, Secretary General Kumamoto International Foundation (KIF), City Government of Kumamoto were the Guests-of-Honour.
Prof. Jun Otani, Dean, Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST), Kumamoto University gave the welcome address while Prof. Mitsuyo Kishida, Director for the International Joint Education Program (IJEP) introduced the courses offered by Kumamoto University for foreign students. Dr. ASN Chakravarthi, Chief Technology Officer at BRCORP gave the inaugural address.
Prof. Mitsuru Kikuchi, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Government of Japan and Visiting Professor, Osaka University; Prof. Wybe Kuitert, Seoul National University, South Korea; Prof. Cheng-Hsin Chuang, Southern Taiwan University of Science & Technology, Taiwan; Prof. Hideaki Ohgaki, Kyoto University, Japan; Prof. Amde M. Amde, University of Maryland, USA, Prof. Kyuro Sasaki, Kyushu University, Japan and Dr. S. D. Sivasubramaniam, Nottingham Trent University, UK were plenary speakers.
Prof. Tae Seong Kim, Kyung Hee University, South Korea; Prof. N. S. Mohan, Manipal University, India; Prof. Muhammad Harunur Rashid, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology Bangladesh, Dr. Srikanth Prabhu, Manipal University, India; and Dr. Riken Homma, Kumamoto University, Japan were the keynote speakers during the parallel sessions. There was also a special session on Nuclear Fusion Energy which included talks by Dr. Junichi Miyazawa and Dr. Daiji Kato from National Institute of Fusion Science, Japan along with Ms. Aparajita Mukherji from ITER-India and Mr. Kishore Mishra from Kyushu University, Japan.
Field trip to Kumamoto City was arranged on the last day of the conference to visit Mifune Dinosaur Museum, Suizenji Park, Kumamoto Castle and Shinmachi Town. Also, private trips to Mount ASO Volcano were also arranged.