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Prominent figures present during the opening ceremony include:i. HE Dr. Osama Fadel Albar, Mayor of Makkah Cityii. HE Dr. Naser Al-Salloum, The General Secretary for Development of Makkah, Madinah and the Mashair areas.iii. HE Dr. Samee Barhamin, General Secretary of The High Commissionfor the Development of Makkah Province.iv. Hon. Prof. Adnan Mohamed AL-Wazzan, Rector of UQU.v. Hon. Prof. Dato’ Dzulkifli ABd. Razak, Vice Chancellor of USM.
5.2 KEYNOTE SPEECHES
Two Keynote Speeches was delivered after the officiating was done to offset the tonefor the whole workshop.i. Dr. Sami Barhamin, General Secretary of The High Commission for the Development of Makkah Province had given a presentation titled
Makkah City: the Present and the Future
. His presentation showed theplan for development of central Makkah areas with focus on theexpansion of the Masjid Al-Haram Al-Sharif.ii. Hon. Prof. Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak - Vice Chancellor of USM hadpresented his ideas for development of Makkah with regard to Hajjactivities, through his presentation titled
Advances in Science and Technology for Hajj activity
In total, ten presentations from invited speaker were delivered. The researchers fromUSM-UQU gave out ideas of solutions derived from their research experiences for the 5 areas of interest mentioned earlier. The technology providers followed up theresearchers’ presentations by showing the feasible means to implement the ideasthrough application of advance technology.List of presentation in order of appearance at the Stakeholders Workshop:
i. RFID Technology for Security and Surveillance System
Assoc.Prof. Muhammad Rafie
Bin Hj. Mohd. Arshad, School of Computer Sciences, USM,
Dr. Essam Khan
, The Custodian of The TwoHoly Mosques – Institute for Hajj Research (CTHM-IHR), UQU.
ii. MyMASS - A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Monitoringand Surveillance Solution
Mr. Nizran Noordin
, Director, EPIWeb Pvt. Ltd of Malaysia.
iii. Transportation and Mobility Issues during Hajj
Prof.Ahmad Farhan Mohd. Sadullah
, Dean, School of Civil Engineering,USM and
Dr. Mohamed Saif
, Chairman of Civil EngineeringDepartment, UQU.
iv. Monorail Transit System An Effective Transit Solution
WanAzmi Wan Yusof
, Senior Manager, Scomi Engineering Ltd, of Malaysia.
v. Study on Solid Waste Management in The Holy City of Makkah
Assoc. Prof. Hamidi Abdul Aziz
, Deputy Dean, School of CivilEngineering, USM and
Eng. Abdullah Al-Sebaee