Dear colleagues

In response to the emails regarding the “Conference” I wish to state:

I my opinion most of the respondents live in an unreal world, they rushing to have a September Conference hoping they will change the direction of the
current political and financial crises. How WRONG THEY ARE!! OF COURSE NOTHING WILL CHANGE AFTER THE CONFERENCE.
I THE PAST WE HAVE MADE MANY SUBMISSIONS AND NOT ON RELEVANT ORGANISATION TOOK ANY NOTICE.

I am disappointed because:

A) there is NO CLEAR definition regarding the PURPOSE OF THIS CONFERENCE i.e. the Key theme of the conference.
B) the KEY objectives which must be accomplished and which support the Purpose of the conference.
C) the deliverables and benefits resulting from this activity are NOT specified or defined.
D) Due to shortage of time, there are perceived risks, few will turn up, politicians, academics in and authorities will be up to their neck
with other urgent issues and they will ignore it not even turning up to the event, particular with the starting of the New academic year
many Greek academics will be busy marking and preparing.
E) the conference program is not established, in absence of a strong program Community
F) Absence of Sponsors may lead to poor media coverage and possible very costly.

There and many other concerns make me feel that for a successful conference at least ONE year Lead Time is needed.

I am NOT against holding a Conference on the contrary I think it is a good idea but lets start aiming HIGH as the first impressions
leave a lasting picture. So this FIRST CONFERENCE should be the key stone for the future ones.

Best regards
Louis
Dr Louis Doukas PhD, MSc,
FIEAust,CPEng.
Assoc Professor in Engineering
Systems Management
Director of Postgraduate Programs
for Systems Engineering
and Integrated Logistics Management
School of Aerospace, Mechanical
and Manufacturing Engineering
Building 57 Level 5
RMIT UNIVERSITY
GPO Box 2476V
Melbourne, VIC 3001
AUSTRALIA
Tel. +61 3 9925 8084
Fax. +61 3 9925 8099
Email: ldoukas@rmit.edu.au