International Conference on Applied Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics (IBU-ICASEM2017) organized by International Balkan University was held in Struga-Ohrid on 5-7 May 2017. During the opening ceremony of the conference, Rector of IBU, Prof. Dr. Ismail Kocayusufoglu in his welcome address noted that this conference is the first organized by IBU in this scientific fields and that he is very satisfied with the serious participation of academics and researchers from various countries and universities. He emphasized the importance that IBU dedicates to scientific research and in this direction, he stated that IBU is committed to become a renowned scientific center in the Balkan region.

Honorary Keynote Speaker of ICASEM2017 was Prof. Dr. H. Hilmi Hacisalioglu, Professor Emeritus from Turkey. A keynote address was also delivered by Prof. Dr. Andrzej Kowal, Professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences. In recognition of their contribution to the successful organization of the conference, Rector Kocayusufoglu awarded both keynote speakers with a certificate of gratitude and a painting – product of the students of Faculty of Art and Design at IBU.