The 5th World Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (WCSET 2016) was organized by the Basha Research Corporation at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam National University) during 02-04 June 2016. The conference received 126 papers out of which 120 were accepted for the oral presentations divided into seven parallel sessions. However, only 78 papers were considered for publication in the conference proceedings with ISBN 13: 978-81-930222-2-1. There were total 137 participants, representing 17 countries that contributed to the success of the conference.
Dr. Mai Thanh Phong, Vice-Rector for R&D and External Affairs at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology was the Conference Chairman, along with Dr. R. Hafeez Basha, Vice President - Technology at BRCORP as Co-Chair. Dr. Phung Kim Le, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Dr. Huỳnh Thanh Công, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Transportation Engineering at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology were the Organizing Secretaries of 5th WCSET-2016.
Prof. Hiroshi Nabetani, Director General, National Food Research Institute (NFRI), Govt. of Japan was the Chief Guest for inaugural function. Prof. Amde M. Amde, University of Maryland, USA and Prof. Kyuro Sasaki, Kyushu University, Japan were the Guests-of-Honour. Dr. Raju Aedla, Vice President - Operations at BRCORP gave the inaugural address.
Dr. Yao-Ming Hong, Director, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, MingDao University, Taiwan; Dr. Somchart Chantasiriwan, Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University, Thailand; Dr. P. Visweswara Rao, Faculty of Agrobased Industry, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan; Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thanh Tram, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam; Mr. Ahmed B. Atrah, Directorate General of Electrical Transmission Projects (ETP), Ministry of Electricity, Baghdad, Iraq respectively were keynote speakers during the parallel sessions.
Field trip to Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City was arranged on the last day of the conference to visit My Tho which included Unicorn Island, Honey-Tea Farm, Coconut Orchard, and Boat Trip; Reunification Hall, General Post Office, City Hall of Ho Chi Minh City, etc. which was coordinated by Dr. Pham Tuan Anh, Faculty of Transportation Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology , Vietnam